Samsung Galaxy S4 Released: Full Specs and Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S4 Released: Full Specifications and Hardware

After months of hypes, speculations, rumors, and leaks finally the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out. Continue to read below for more specifications, hardware, and design on the new Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display that features a 1080p resolution, and pixel density of over 441 ppi. It has a plastic chassis with metallic looking rim on its edge. The newly released mobile phone comes with loads of new software like its enhanced camera application, hover-style gesture features, and apps or services from Samsung.

See below for more complete Samsng Galaxy S4 Product specifications.

samsung galaxy s4 specs

Samsung Galaxy S4 Product Specs


2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA + 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps): up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)


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


1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor

The selection of AP will be differed by markets.


Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)


Main (Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS


Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

Recording & Playbak: Full HD (1080p)


Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X

Camera Features

Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording / Dual Video Call

Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports

Additional Features

  • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
  • Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader
  • Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
  • Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)
  • Samsung WatchON
  • S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health
  • Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
  • Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
  • Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
  • Samsung KNOX (B2B only)

Google Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search


WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)


NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)

IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0


Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer Temperature & Humidity, Gesture


16/32/64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)



136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g


2,600 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S4 Design

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a wide Full HD Super AMOLED screen encased on its special polycarbonate body, making it the lightest Samsung Galaxy phone yet. It also features a slim design with unique texture making it more sophisticated looking.

samsung galaxy s4 full hd screen

samsung galaxy s4 slim body

samsung galaxy s4 design

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5 Specs

Below are the hardware specifications comparisons between Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Smartphone Spec Comparison
Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S 3 Samsung Galaxy S 4
SoC Apple A6 1.3GHz Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz Exynos 5 Octa (1.6/1.2GHz) or quad-core Snapdragon (1.9GHz)
DRAM/NAND/Expansion 1GB LPDDR2, 16/32/64GB NAND 2GB LPDDR2, 16/32GB NAND, microSD 2GB LPDDR3, 16/32/64GB NAND, microSD
Display 4.0-inch 1136 x 640 LCD 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p, 306 ppi 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p, 441 ppi
Network 2G / 3G / 4G LTE Cat 3 2G / 3G / 4G LTE Cat 3 2G / 3G / 4G LTE Cat 3 (depending on region)
Dimensions 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm 136.6mm x 70.6mm 8.6mm 136.6mm x 69.8mm x 7.9mm
Weight 112g 133g 130g
Rear Camera 8MP 8MP 13MP
Front Camera 1.2MP 1.9MP 2MP
Battery Internal 5.45 Wh Removable 7.98 Wh Removable 9.88 Wh
OS iOS 6.1.2 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.2
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n, BT 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS/GNSS 802.11a/b/g/n, BT 4.0, USB 2.0, NFC, GPS/GNSS, MHL 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) + BT 4.0, USB 2.0 NFC, GPS/GNSS, IR LED, MHL 2.0


Samsung Galaxy S4 Pricing and Availability

Samsung didn’t clarify the exact pricing for the Galaxy S4, but said that it would be going for the same price for a premium Samsung smart phone. Regarding on its availability, there is no specific date yet but it would be on stores in Q2 of 2013.

Final Notes

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales had been very successful, and in terms of the specifications it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a worthy successor to the popular Android smartphone plus it got tons of additional innovative features.