The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know

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What started off as a single flagship device has quickly expanded into one happy family full of Galaxy S4 branded devices.

Now there there are five different members to the S4 family, how do you know which one is right for you? In the end, it all comes down to the features you want or need. Some folks love stock Android, some don’t. Others need a waterproof device, or maybe they are looking for a phone with a killer camera.

To get a better understanding of how each of the S4 siblings differ, let’s start by comparing the basic specs offered by each device:


Now that we have taken a closer look at the hardware, let’s talk a bit about each handset to help you figure out which one is right for you.


Samsung Galaxy S4

If you are looking for a high-end flagship device that does a little bit of everything, look no further than the Galaxy S4. The phone has a stunning design, impressive build quality, and beefy specs.

In short, the S4 represents the best of what Galaxy S4 family has to offer.

While it might not have special features like a waterproof design, it has an excellent camera, a stunning super AMOLED display, and tons of special software tricks and features. Best of all, the Galaxy S4 is available right now, from just about every major carrier.


Samsung Galaxy S4 with Nexus Experience

 If you are in love with the Samsung GS4’s high-end specs and design, but not so crazy about TouchWiz, this is the phone you are looking for.

Intended for those that love to mod their devices, the Galaxy S4 NE runs on stock Android, which means you’ll get timely updates and more workable storage space, since all Samsung’s software (bloat) won’t be present here.

When is it coming? The Galaxy S4 NE will be available Google Play starting June 26th (U.S. only), with an outright price of $649.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an impressive handset, but unlike the Xperia Z, it isn’t exactly intended for use in the water, or for dusty conditions. That’s where the Galaxy S4 Active comes in.

Essentially the Active is the same device as the original S4, save for a slightly bulkier design, physical buttons and the ability to withstand water up to 1m in depth for up to 30 minutes.

The Active has the same processor, same amount of RAM and many of the same special software tricks as the original S4. There are some changes outside of the waterproof casing, however, such as its 8MP camera that can take pictures underwater. The Active also utilizes a …read more

Via: Android Authority

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