By Vamien McKalin | Apr 28, 2013 08:52 PM EDT
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally here as reviewers from all walks of life are making their thoughts known to the world on what they think of the latest and possible greatest Android device.
Here are what some reviewers have to say about the Galaxy S4, it's time to make up your mind:
Cnet - Jessica Dolcourt: Samsung's Galaxy S4 is without a doubt a top-two Android contender against the HTC One, and a top-five handset when you include reps from each other major OS -- the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, and Nokia Lumia 920.
Android is the most feature-advanced OS by far, and the Galaxy S4 has the most diverse software extras, making it an exciting handset for intrepid smartphone users ready to dive into it all.
Techradar - Gareth Beavis: The Galaxy S4 is a great, great device in its own right, re-inventing what it means to own a brilliant smartphone in a number of ways. The gestures are cool, the touch-less experience amazing at times - in short, it's a wonderful phone you want to pull out of your pocket again and again and again.
The design issue is overblown. Yes, it's plastic, and yes, compared to the competition you wouldn't choose to spend £500 on it for the chassis. But it's a very solid device that belies that exterior and shouldn't be discounted for it.
ABC News - Joanna Stern: If you are looking for an Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4 is a great choice. It's jam-packed with new camera features, it's fast, and it has all-day battery life. Beyond all that, its software enhancements - not those gimmicky waving and tilting ones, but the other ones -- make it standout amongst all other Android phones and even the iPhone.
Engadget - Brad Molen: If you're considering a move from an older Samsung device, the GS4 is absolutely the handset you want. Your learning curve will be minimal thanks to TouchWiz's consistent UI, and besides, it's generally a great smartphone -- heck, the phone itself is the best Samsung handset we've used to date, and it'll definitely give the One a run for its money. All told, both phones have different strengths and weaknesses, so one handset unfortunately won't fit all. But when we compare it to the eye-catching look and feel of the One, we can't help but think of one word to describe Samsung's particular flagship entry: predictable.
After reading the above views, are you interested in picking up a Galaxy S4 in the near future?
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