Just when you thought Apple had the upper-hand in the smartphone world…Samsung delivers yet another strong contender. The New Samsung Galaxy S4 is out to put a world of hurt on Apple’s iPhone with one of its coolest feature being a truly “Hands Free” control. This feature available on its latest model, allows the user to maneuver apps by hovering their fingers an inch above them (without touching the screen), something the “germaphobes” would appreciate. The company also unveiled an advanced 13-megapixel camera and a feature that pauses video when the user takes his eyes off the display as well as a Dual-shot mode which allows users to take still photos or video using the 13-megapixel rear lens and the front-facing 2-megapixel lens so that the shooter’s face appears in the frame. Another cool mode lets you record a voice or ambient sound that plays over a still photo, while “Drama shot” takes a multitude of frames in just a few seconds to create artsy composite photos. If you hate those annoying photo-bombers…Samsungs’ got you again with its new “eraser” feature that lets you delete background objects/people from a photo with a swipe of a finger!
It seems Samsung’s chief concern was including a myriad of camera features or expansion of existing ones considering that users are heavy into photo-sharing sites like Instagram,Facebook and Pintrest. With that said the S4 is complex, revolutionary and visually appealing but can be very overwhelming for some. I believe the S4 will certainly sell well and it is incrementally negative for Apple but my main question about this phone is: Can it still make phone calls? (I kid…I kid)
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