In the past, mobile phones have become synonymous with Nokia. For those in the business world, mobile phones only meant Blackberry, while those on the lookout for devices that have touch-screen capability usually settle for Palm devices. With the introduction of iPhone, however, everything changed. One of the changes that very few were expecting was the rise of a company that has little to do with smartphones – Samsung.
Samsung is primarily known as a major manufacturer of electronic devices. Although it also had mobile phones in its lineup, it was not considered as a major threat to, then, market leader, Nokia. However, with the introduction of iPhone, Samsung started gaining ground, most especially when it introduced to the market its Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones.
Whereas Apple had its own operating system when it comes to running iPhone, Samsung relied on the readily available Android in order to power its smartphones. Under the Samsung Galaxy line, one would find four different types of Galaxy S, the Galaxy Note series, which is primarily Samsung’s line of tablets; and the Galaxy Tab, which is Samsung’s line of tablets.
Following the footsteps of its main rival, Samsung has also taken into releasing a new model year after year, each one better than its predecessor. Of its four smartphone models, however, much clamor and much anticipation came with Samsung S4.
The Samsung S4 model was first introduced to the public in March of 2013. Although it has, generally, a similar design to its predecessor, it had actually an upgraded internal system, making it more powerful. The Samsung S4 model introduced such technologies as Air Play, which allowed the device to detect hand movements made by the user over the phone’s screen.
It also introduced eye-tracking technology, which allowed the unit to make adjustments in the lighting as well as in scrolling text depending on whether it detects the eyes of the user or not. It also featured Group Play, a functionality that allowed owners of S4 to engaged in a team game with other S4 owners.
In its most basic sense, the Galaxy line of phones from Samsung is somewhat similar to the iPhone line of smartphones in that both allowed the user to download only those applications that they need. However, one of the reasons why the Galaxy line of devices as one of the most sought-after unit in today’s world is the fact that, as opposed to its competitors, it allows a user to add more storage by simply purchasing a microSD card. That means, even if you get an S$ with only 16GB internal, you can upgrade that to as much as 64GB by simply inserting a microSD card into the card slot.
Now, it should be noted though that there are two different types of S4 out in the market, their main difference being their internal hardware. While the S4 released in North America and most parts of Europe and Asia an S4 running on quad core, a few countries had theirs running on an octa-core variant.
Under the Samsung Galaxy line, one would find four different types of Galaxy S, the Galaxy Note series, which is primarily Samsung’s line of tablets, the Samsung S4 model introduced such technologies as Air Play, which allowed the device to detect hand movements made by the user over the phone’s screen.