S4 Special Features
The Samsung Galaxy S4 offers a number of key features and advancements over prior Galaxy models, competing Android smartphones, and even the iPhone, all of which make it a strong contender for the most advanced and usable device currently on the market.
With its latest release, Samsung has focused on creating the most advanced, multimedia-friendly, and highly usable Samsung smartphone available to Android enthusiasts. These features are currently ahead of what is offered both on Apple’s latest iPhone as well as on other flagship mobile devices, like the HTC One.
One of the hottest features on the S4 specification sheet is one called Air Gestures. This S4 specification actually allows the device to be controlled without touching it at all. Considering all other touchscreen phones on the market currently require a physical touch for operation, this is one new development that should at least raise some eyebrows.
The Samsung smartphone can actually interpret certain actions, like pinching, swiping, and waving, that are done by the user’s hand without touching the screen. One of the hottest S4 features, the camera actually watches users’ hand as they use the phone and then transmits those motions back to the device so that they can be processed. It’s easily the handiest way to use the phone, especially for those that use the Samsung Galaxy S4 during a particularly heavy workout or other times when touching the screen would be a bad idea.
Communication between languages has long been a challenge but, with this notation on the S4 specification sheet, communicating is about to get a lot easier. Of all the S4 features announced by the company, it is S Translate that stands to benefit the most people. The feature can translate live text-to-speech and speech-to-text, instantly converting one language to another on the spot.
Samsung has actually been working on S Translate for quite some time, and it was once listed as a feature on other devices prior to becoming a S4 specification. That was through Google Translate, however. Now, the company is managing translation on its own for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and any future Samsung smartphone to hit the market.
Dual Camera Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a really great camera, one that is easily better than the HTC One, the iPhone 5, and virtually any other Samsung smartphone on the market. That camera practically begs the company to take advantage of the high-quality front and rear lenses, and that’s exactly what the dual camera S4 specification allows. As one of the most innovative S4 features paired with the new camera, dual photos allows Samsung smartphone owners to take a picture facing themselves and the scenery in front of them at the same time.
Afterward, this most innovative of S4 features gives users the ability to blend those photos using built-in multimedia tools exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Without a doubt, this makes the Samsung Galaxy S4 one of the best devices for the creative minded and those who like to push boundaries within mobile photography.
One of the most anticipated S4 features is smart scroll, which allows users to scroll up or down a website just by tilting the phone. The S4 specification also allows this innovative feature to be applied to music, with a tilt being used to start playback or stop it. This saves screen real estate and makes the Samsung Galaxy S4 just a bit more intuitive to use than its Samsung smartphone predecessors from years gone by.
A Samsung smartphone can now be a really great workout partner or source or inspiration with the S Health application. A great S4 specification for those who take their phone to the gym, the new service allows the Samsung Galaxy S4 to monitor someone’s diet, their cardio habits, and the number of calories they’ve burned.
With a Samsung smartphone in hand during any gym outing, fitness buffs will appreciate this as one of the most innovative S4 features overall. For S Health application Samsung is provides also S4 accessories: Body Scale and Effective Running coach (see the photo below).
No mention of S4 features would be complete without focusing on the gaming experience. Apple has long dominated this space, but Samsung is now moving to offer real competition in mobile gaming.
Part of the company’s core S4 specification is the ability to collaboratively play with friends using Android games and the Group Play service. Friends can even challenge each other to beat personal records and accomplishments. Of all the S4 features, this one is most directly inspired by Apple and its Game Center application.
Lots of Great S4 Features for Upgraders
The Galaxy S4 represents the future of Samsung’s flagship device, with intuitive gestures, air-based command, and collaborative gaming opportunities that put Android competitors and even Apple to shame. These features are just the beginning, of course, as the company counts dozens of improvements among the reasons for issuing its S4 smartphone to the masses this spring.
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