The Samsung Galaxy S4 may have been replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S5 back in April but thanks to its hardware, software and price tag, the Galaxy S4 is still a device worth looking at more than a year after its release. That said, we we think there are five phones that consumers would be wise to consider before committing to the Galaxy S4.
Last year, Samsung launched the highly anticipated Galaxy S4, a device that arrived on a number of big name carriers all over the world. The Samsung Galaxy S4 introduced a number of new features including a spacious 1080p display, speedy processor, upgraded camera, tweaked design, improved software, and more.
And while it may not have filled the shoes left behind by the wildly successful Samsung Galaxy S3, we thought it was one of the best smartphones from last year’s crop.
Earlier this year, Samsung replaced the Galaxy S4 with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. The device improves on the Galaxy S4 in just about every single way. However, it did not completely replace the Galaxy S4. Samsung’s aging former flagship is still very much in play thanks to a price tag that has dipped to nothing and software that continues to see updates. It’s a solid option for those that are looking to nab a very solid smartphone without the big cost.
We are constantly bombarded with questions about which phones to buy. In particular, we’re constantly asked about the phones consumers should weigh against the Samsung Galaxy S4. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five.
These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.
That said, here are the top five smartphones to consider before buying the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Without question, prospective Samsung Galaxy S4 buyers will want to take a look at Samsung's current flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5, before settling on last year's model.
Samsung's current flagship offers some likeable features including a dust and water resistant design, tons of storage space, a fantastic camera, beautiful display, and more. It also offers some notable software changes including a new Ultra Power Saving mode that helps users conserve battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available for cheap through retailers like Amazon, not as cheap as the Galaxy S4 but cheap nonetheless, making it worthy of your attention in the month of July.