Video: We Check Out The Samsung Galaxy S4’s New Software Tricks

Last night, we got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, which hits Aussie stores on April 27. The new phone is certainly impressive, but is it a worthwhile upgrade if you already own a Galaxy S III? Check out the following video to see some of the new features up its sleeve.

This Saturday, Samsung's flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4, will finally be available to purchase. Boasting a five-inch 1080p super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441ppi, a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, LTE 4G functionality and a 13-megapixel camera, it comfortably trumps its predecessor in almost every area that matters. However, the main improvements are actually in the software.

The below video demonstrates a handful of the S4's new bag of tricks, including facial control, group play and air gesture. (We also tried to get the hotly-touted S Translate tool to work, but it unfortunately couldn't cope in the noisy environment.)

For a more thorough overview of the new phone, check out our initial launch analysis.

Also make sure to check out our exhaustive guide to the best Galaxy S4 mobile plans in Australia.

Are you planning to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S4? Let us know in the comments section below.


    Got the HTC one yesterday and loving it! Not going to bother with sgs4. Coming from all sgs phones

    Is the HTC One better or the s4?

      I haven't used the HTC One but the editor of Gizmodo reckons it's better than the S4.

    "I want to move my face to browse the internet" said no one ever.

    (Alternatively I could have gone with "I want to wave my hand to change photos"...)

      "I want to move my face to browse the internet" said no one ever."

      Professor Stephen Hawking ?

      "Alternatively I could have gone with "I want to wave my hand to change photos"...

      OK... you win.

        Not sure a handheld device for someone who can't use their.. hands.. is such a good idea xD

      It also has swipe to answer (without touching the screen) which is quite useful eg. when your hands are dirty and need to answer a call.

      It can also be triggered by your elbow if your arms are full.

      Last edited 25/04/13 9:31 pm

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