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Samsung Galaxy S4 Unboxing

Posted May 23, 2013 by Ricky Garrett in Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been one of two Android devices to take the country by storm since it’s launch date.  Within the week, Samsung will have sold over 10 million S4’s, making it the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung’s history.  What makes this device so intriguing?  Well for starters the display isn’t half bad.  In fact it’s absolutely stunning.  The 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display leaves viewers gawking at how crystal clear and vibrant the screen is.  With it’s extreme viewing angles and 441 pixels-per-inch, this has to be one of the best displays on the market.

From the unboxing the S4 seems noticeably lighter than a device like the HTC One because of it’s plastic design, and is comparable to the weight of the iPhone 5 (iPhone 5 being 3.95 ounces, and Galaxy S4 being 4.19 ounces). With that being said, you aren’t going to get that “premium” feel that the iPhone 5 and HTC One give with their cold aluminum touch.  If design materials don’t necessarily bother you, than “feel-wise” the S4 will be a great fit for you.  It sits well in the hand and the back casing offers some grip so it doesn’t slip out of your hand easily.

One unique feature that the Galaxy S4 offers is the ability to remove the back cover for access to the micro SIM, microSD card slot which is expandable to 64 GB of additional storage, and also the removable battery.  This means you can hot swap batteries if you’d like to carry two.

Color wise, you have two options for the S4: Black or white.  The white S4 has a very classy look and feel to it and does a great job of hiding fingerprints.  The black S4 really allows the user to focus on the beautiful screen itself and tends to not discolor or show dirt as the white does.  Fingerprints are more noticeable though, so you’ll want to think about what color you want and consider those factors.

The rest of the box contents includes a micro USB, a charging brick, headphones, and the battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is offered through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket, US Cellular and Verizon with a new 2-year contract for $199

GeeksterLabs will be covering the Galaxy S4 from head to toe as far as software, design, applications, and accessories, so if there is anything you would like to see, post your request in the comments and we’ll make sure to create content that suits our viewer’s needs. Thanks for watching the unboxing and let us know if you picked up an S4 and what your opinions are so far!

About the Author

Ricky Garrett

Ricky is an editor at He runs his own YouTube channel called rickysmacintosh, and has been successful thus far. He has worked with BuyMeAniPhone previously and is excited for this opportunity to share his knowledge and love for technology with the GeeksterLabs readers. Ricky has loved and used Apple products for years,but is recently enjoying testing out select Android devices. He hopes to bring an open mind and fair attitude to GeeksterLabs that will appeal to all tech lovers.