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Nokia Lumia 925 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 – camera shots

I am just going to say that the Lumia 925 is so superior to the S4 it’s embarrassing at times.

Below is a photo from the S4.


And standing in the same spot,  the same shot from the Lumia 925.


Apart from the more accurate colours on the Lumia 925,  it also captures  more of the building. It was impossible to step back any further with the S4.

The photo below was not possible with the Samsung S4. The S4 couldn’t capture the entire scene.


So if you want a phone with a good camera the Lumia 925 is the way to go.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 screens dies

Yesterday,  completely out of the blue,  my S4 screen went all green in the lower half,  then all purple after that.


So I did a soft reset and last night a hard reset.  Same problem keeps occurring.

So the Samsung S4 is being returned. Is it me,  but it seems there is just poor quality control on top flight phones at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy S4 – memory saga

A while back I received a further response from the ASA adding they were really looking into the S4 and it’s memory claims. Refer to previous article,  click here.

Well,  I received another letter from them,  now stating case was closed since Samsung now was making it clear about available free memory and that apps cannot be installed on the memory card.  Consequently,  no further action would be taken.

That’s great but it should never have occurred in the first place. And the UK still has not received the 32/64gb versions.

Anyway,  copy letter from ASA below.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 has arrived – read on

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been launched, and here are the full specifications. First Impressions will be posted soon.

– 5 inch Full HD Super, 441 ppi, AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display

– 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag.New features include: ‘Dual Camera’: so you can take simultaneous photos and videos using both the rear and front cameras, then blend the pictures together

– Samsung Smart Pause means you can control the screen using your eyes. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away, then it starts right up again when you are back.

– Samsung Smart Scroll allows you to scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen. It detects your eyes and recognises the movement of your wrist, and then scroll the pages up or down accordingly

– The Galaxy S 4 supports HSPA+42 Mbps and 4G LTE which means wherever you are in the world, you can rely on perfect connectivity. The LTE version supports up to 6 different band sets which allows it to function in most LTE coverage areas as well as enabling global LTE roaming

– Air View allows you to hover with your fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With ‘Air Gesture’, you can change a music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand

– Dual Camera – See both sides of the story. Two cameras, one extraordinary photo. Capture ‘I was there’ moments of your life by simultaneously shooting with the Front and Rear cameras. Get the shot you want with more varieties and styles to choose from. With Dual Video Call or Dual Video, friends and family can experience everything with you, no matter how far they may be.

– Sound & Shot – Listen to your photos.Every picture you take on the Samsung GALAXY S4 can come with sound. So 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.

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

– Group Play – Share the enjoyment with friends. Get your friends together and let them enjoy your music simultaneously. Wirelessly connect multiple Samsung GALAXY S4 phones to play games and share photos and documents. Get all Samsung GALAXY S4 phones together and create a powerful sound system that enhances the sound quality and keeps the party going.

– Story Album – An album for every occasion. Have the Samsung GALAXY S4 organize your photos and create albums based on specific events or customize them the way you want. You can even apply themes and choose various layouts. Then print the photos and hold the memories in your hand.

– Samsung Hub – One stop shop for any content you want. With the Samsung GALAXY S4 you can browse and shop through any content available from every Samsung Hub in one place. Videos, games, music, learning – it’s all in one Integrated Store. It has what you’re looking for in an easy to use and stylish magazine layout.

– S Translator. No more language barriers Say or text what you need translated into your new Samsung GALAXY S4 and it’ll read or text back the translation. The Samsung GALAXY S4 is a handy companion while traveling abroad, allowing you to easily communicate with locals, discover exotic foreign dishes, and explore hidden hangouts around the world.

– S Health. Achieve more for your health Stay active and fit with the Samsung GALAXY S4 phone. It will track your workouts, daily intake, and weight levels. Know current status of your surroundings for your activities with the Samsung GALAXY S4’s Comfort level. It shows your comfort level based on temperature and humidity. Monitor your progress with both Health board and various charts. Together with Samsung GALAXY S4, being motivated for better health has never been so easy.

– Adapt Display. Optimized 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, the Samsung GALAXY S4 provides the optimal viewing experience. See your favorite videos, games, books and emails displayed with amazing color quality. Get the perfect and optimized view with the Samsung GALAXY S4.

– Samsung Adapt Sound. Sound, the way it was meant to be heard Hear everything with the right balance and perfect volume customized for you. The Samsung GALAXY S4 dials music up and down and balances left and right audio based on your hearing, the sound source and your preferences. The Samsung GALAXY S4 provides an optimal sound experience tailored to you.

– HomeSync. Enjoy your personal cloud Samsung HomeSync is the optimum personal cloud device for family entertainment. With 1TB of storage capacity, Samsung HomeSync stores tons of pictures and videos once it’s taken wherever you and your family members are. Bring Android games, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room on a large and vivid TV. Mirror Mouse, the specialized navigating feature of Samsung Samsung GALAXY S4’s, is a much simpler and easier way to enjoy all the features of Samsung HomeSync!

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, 16gb has 8.9gb available to the user
Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
FM Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White Frost, Black Mist
– Wireless charging (market dependent)
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
– Air gestures
– Dropbox (50 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery