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Hands on with the Samsung GALAXY S4

The Samsung GALAXY S4 contains a multitude of cutting-edge features, robust capabilities, and eye-catching design flourishes - all in a slim package. Then there’s the striking, large high-definition display, which presents images so beautiful you’ll have a hard time looking away. And because of what's on the inside - a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 mobile processor - the GALAXY S4 is designed to be as powerful as it is beautiful.

The GALAXY S4’s ultrathin (7.9 millimeter), body is easy to handle, while the textured pattern makes it tough to drop. The 5-inch HD screen displays clear, crisp, and bright images and videos.

And you can fill that screen with all of your beautiful, high-resolution cat photos taken through the S4’s fast, powerful camera. At 13 megapixels, its sensor rivals or exceeds the quality of many standalone digital cameras. With intelligent autofocus and lightning fast shutter speed, you can capture fast action in perfect clarity. And you can also put yourself into the picture by using another one of the S4’s unique abilities: simultaneously snapping photos with both the front and rear cameras.

The photographic features don’t stop there. Take in a wider field of view with the GALAXY S4’s panoramic mode, or create a multimedia experience by recording audio to accompany your images. Plus, the unusual and addictive Drama Shot feature lets you take multiple still shots of a moving subject, then works in the background to merge them together into one dramatic image.

The GALAXY S4’s innovative, intuitive software also enables you to view videos on your own schedule, and guarantees you’ll never miss a moment. The built-in Smart Pause feature is designed to pause video automatically when you look away from the screen, and resume when you look at the screen again. And the S4 senses motions beyond your eyes as well. Air Gesture enables you to take calls, surf the Web, and perform other ordinary tasks with nothing more than a flick of the wrist, while Air View allows you to speed dial, resize photos, and preview emails with your finger hovering above (but not actually touching) the screen.

Along with the Galaxy S4’s speed, power, and intuitive senses are some fun features for the avid traveler. The S Translator app, for example, accurately translates speech or text on the fly.

Want more? Watch the above video to see these features in action.

Topics: Samsung, Snapdragon 600, smartphones

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