Smartphones

Galaxy S4

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is your life companion. It helps you capture all the fun with camera features like Dual Shot, Drama Shot and Sound & Shot. Connect wirelessly and enjoy music, photos and games with others using Group Play, and listen to the same song on multiple devices with Share Music. Functionality like Air Gesture and Air View make it easy to preview content in an instant and scroll through contacts with a wave of your hand. 4.256 5 211 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Take pictures with sound thanks to Sound & Shot
  • Share your music and photos using Group Play
  • Control the Galaxy S4 without touching it with Air Gesture
  • Simply expand your memory with a MicroSD card

Awards & Warranty

Life companion

Life Companion
Make your life richer, simpler and more fun As a life companion, the Samsung Galaxy S4 brings us closer and captures fun moments when we’re together. Each feature is designed to simplify and enrich our lives and the phone is even smart enough to monitor health and wellbeing. To put it simply, the Galaxy S4 is there for you.

Live in a world of infinite possibilities

Live in a world of infinite possibilities
The incredibly wide Full HD Super AMOLED screen fits perfectly within a very slim bezel that’s encased in a special polycarbonate body. There’s more to see and less to hold. Its large 5-inch screen has 441ppi for stunning HD viewing quality. The Samsung Galaxy S4 also features Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3*, so it’s a durable travel companion for all life’s adventures.

Sound & Shot

Sound & Shot
Hear your photos talk Record soundtrack audio with your photos. Now you can remember what was said, played, and heard, not just what it looked like. It adds another layer of excitement to help you relive and share every moment of each picture much more vividly.

Click to learn more about using Sound & Shot.

Dual Shot

Dual Shot
See both sides of the story Two cameras, one amazing photo. With this Samsung dual camera phone, you can capture special moments of your life and also be in the picture. Dual Shot will simultaneously shoot with the 13MP front facing camera and the rear camera, and then automatically merge photos from each. You can also choose from a wide variety of styles to choose from.

Click to see Dual Shot in action.

Drama Shot

Drama Shot
Capture all the action in one shot Get a sequence of photos in one frame to create a collage that tells the story better than a single shot could. Samsung Drama Shot lets you take a series of pictures of any moving subject and puts them together – so you can see the action seamlessly merged into one very dynamic photo.

Click to see Drama Shot in action.

Group Play - Share Music

Group Play - Share Music
Share the enjoyment with friends Get your friends together and enjoy your music simultaneously on all your Galaxy S4 phones. This innovative Samsung wireless sharing feature lets you connect the handsets to create a powerful sound system that enhances the sound quality and keeps the party going. You can also share photos, play games and share documents together.

Story Album

Story Album
An album for every occasion Samsung Story Album lets you organise your photos and create albums based on specific events or customise them the way you want. This easy-to-use photo album software even lets you apply themes and choose various layouts, and then print the photos and hold the memories in your hand.

S Translator

S Translator
No more language barriers Say or type what you need translated into your new Samsung Galaxy S4 and it’ll read or show you the translation. This multilingual app is a handy companion while travelling abroad, allowing you to easily communicate with locals, discover exotic foreign dishes, and explore hidden hangouts around the world. Support: English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean. * S Translator relies on a data connection and available languages are limited. Additional terms and/or charges may apply. Results will vary by circumstance.

Air Gesture

Air Gesture
Move objects without touching them Now you can control your phone by just passing your hand over the screen and not actually touching it. Just wave your hand across the screen to move quickly through content and photos. Respond to your calls quicker by answering with Samsung Air Gesture. Supported features include Quick Glance, Air Jump, Air Browse, Air Move and Air Call Accept.

ChatON

ChatON
More ways to communicate Share what’s on your screen with one of your friends, even if you’re in different places. Connect with your friends or family on a more intimate level.

Samsung WatchON

Samsung WatchON
The ultimate TV remote Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 with your home entertainment system and let it be your TV expert. It suggests different programs based on your preferences, provides program schedules, and does the channel surfing for you. It even allows you to remotely control the TV or set top boxes. So sit back, relax and let the Galaxy S4 take the work and hassle out of TV for you.

Samsung Smart Pause

Samsung Smart Pause
Control videos with a glance The Samsung Galaxy S4 knows what you’re doing and intuitively moves along with you – automatically scrolling up or down emails or websites when you tilt the phone from one side to another. Whenever you look away, it makes sure to pause whatever you’re watching, so you don’t miss anything. Amazingly, Smart Pause resumes where you left off when you look back at the screen again.

S Health

S Health
Achieve more for your health Stay active and fit thanks to S Health. It will track your workouts, daily intake, and weight levels. Meanwhile, Comfort Level helps you exercise in comfort by reporting temperature and humidity. Monitor your progress with both Health Board and various charts. With the Galaxy S4, staying on track for better health has never been so easy.

Adapt Display

Adapt Display
Optimised display settings that fit you Give your eyes a rest and let the Samsung Galaxy S4 adjust your view. With 7 automatic modes and 4 manual modes, it provides the optimal viewing experience. See your favourite videos, games, books and emails displayed with amazing colour quality. Now you can get the perfect view.

Samsung Home Sync (Coming Soon)

Samsung Home Sync (Coming Soon)
Enjoy your personal cloud Samsung HomeSync gives you great personal cloud storage for family entertainment. With 1TB of storage capacity, it stores lots of pictures and videos that you can take wherever you and your family members are. You can also bring Android games, movies, TV shows and streaming content directly into your living room on a large and vivid TV. Mirror Mouse, the specialised navigating feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4, makes it simple and easy way to enjoy all the features of Samsung HomeSync. *Requires Samsung Home Sync device - sold separately.

Adapt Sound

Adapt Sound
Sound, the way it was meant to be heard Hear everything with the right balance and perfect volume customised for you. Samsung Adapt Sound dials music up and down and balances left and right audio based on your hearing, the sound source and your preferences. It’s an optimal sound experience tailored to you.

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  • OS
    Android
  • Display
    5"
  • Camera
    CMOS, 13MP
  • 4G
    LTE Cat 3 (800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz) * Dependent on market

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • InfraLTE 4G
  • 2GEDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
  • 4GLTE Cat 3 (800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz) * Dependent on market
  • 3GHSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz)
  • Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • Bluetooth ProfilesBT 4.0 (PBAP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, HID, PAN, DI, MAP)
  • NFCYes
  • Connectivity SupportDLNA, MHL 2.0
  • PC Sync.KIES, KIES Air

OS

  • OSAndroid
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Display

  • TechnologyFHD sAMOLED
  • Colour Depth16M
  • Size5"
  • Resolution1920 x 1080

Chipset

  • CPU TypeQuad
  • CPU Speed1.9GHz

Memory

  • Memory16GB (User memory approximately 9GB)**

Camera

  • Camera Resolution(Rear)CMOS, 13MP
  • Camera Resolution(Front)CMOS, 2MP
  • FlashPower LED (1EA)
  • Auto FocusYes

Sensors

  • SensorsAccelerometer, Geomagnetic, Gyro, RGB light, Barometer, Proximity, Gesture, Temperature & Humid

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm
  • Weight130g

Colour

  • ColourWhite Frost / Black Mist

Connectors

  • USBUSB 2.0
  • Earjack3.5mm
  • External Memory SlotMicroSD Slot (up to 64GB)***
  • SIM SupportMicro SIM (3FF)
  • ConnectorMicro USB (5V, 2A)
  • MHLYes

Battery

  • Standard Battery2600mAh
  • Internet Usage Time(3G)Up to 8 Hrs
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE)Up to 8 Hrs
  • Internet Usage Time(WI-FI)Up to 10 Hrs
  • Video Playback TimeUp to 11 Hrs
  • Audio Playback TimeUp to 62 Hrs
  • Talk Time(W-CDMA)Up to 17 Hrs
  • Standby Time(W-CDMA)Up to 370 Hrs
  • Standby Time(LTE)Up to 320 Hrs

Location

  • LocationAGPS, GLONASS

Services and Applications

  • Samsung AppsYes
  • Music HubYes
  • Readers HubYes
  • Game HubYes
  • ChatON, mFluent IMChatON
  • ActiveSyncYes

Audio and Video

  • Video FormatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC
  • Video ResolutionFull HD (1080p) Video Playback
  • Video Frame rate30fps
  • Audio FormatMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB / WB, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X (Bluetooth)

Ratings and Reviews (211)

Overall Ratings

162 out of 211 (76%) customers recommend this product

Features4.5/5

Performance4.2/5

Design4.3/5

Value4.1/5

lynz
- Gender: - Age:
2014-04-14
issues with battery reallu annoying me

I got this phone and loved it to begin with. Its fast, looks great and perfect for all my needs. As I used it more the battery swelled so I needed areplacement got told it shouldnt happen again but few months down the line the new battery was swollen again.

Im so unhappy with this and desperatly wished I have waited on the s5 or note 3 so this issue could be sorted..... really disappointed on my 3rd battery

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nhg61
Market Drayton - Gender: Male - Age:
2014-04-09
Excellent phone.

I recently purchased the S4 to replace my IPhone 5s, which was to say the least a disappointment after my 4s, which was a great phone. The S4 on theother hand has been a pleasure to use with its massive screen & powerful processor.

I almost sent it back as the battery life was awful, but after installing Juice defender the phone easily does a day with about 60% battery life remaining in the late evening. I use it with the Samsung Gear watch which is also a great idea, text messages, emails & calls all come through to the watch, and the camera on it is brilliant.l love this phone.

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nird13
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom - Gender: Male - Age:
2014-04-09
good phone

bought this as an upgrade over my HTC desire, its a brilliant phone to have.

Aliisgod
Bristol - Gender: Male - Age:
2014-04-09
Everything is amazing!

I bought this a month ago and haven't put it down since! Tesco was amazing and delivery was quick, the phone has good life, good camera, does everything a smartphone can possibly do and more!


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