5 Reasons Why it is More Worthy to Buy Samsung Galaxy S3 than the S4
By Kristin Dian Mariano | May 8, 2013 11:04 AM EST
Samsung Galaxy S4 is now up for grabs in most parts of the world. However, some people think that it is better to buy the device's predecessor - Galaxy S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen offering Full 1,920 x 1,080p HD resolutions with a 441p image density. Retaining the same height as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the new model is actually thinner than its predecessor at just 7.9mm thick in comparison to the 8.3mm measurements of the Galaxy S3.
Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13-megapixel camera in the rear coupled with a 2-megapixel snapper in front. The flagship packs a whole host of new camera features like Dual Camera and features Samsung Galaxy Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air View and Air Gesture functionality.
With a 2,600mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has three internal storage size options, all bolstered by the addition of a microSD card slot supporting cards up to 32GB. The current quad-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 provides 4G LTE connectivity as well as IR LED, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Below are the five reasons why it is more worthy to buy Samsung Galaxy S3 than the recently released Galaxy S4.
No octa-core processor -In reality, the eight core processor that the Galaxy S4 has is actually a combination of Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processors. It is important to note that these two core will not work simultaneously. The 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor is used when the device is either performing low resource demanding tasks or is in its idle state, while the higher performing 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 is used while performing heavy tasks like playing HD videos and or high-end graphic games. However, this is advantageous to the device's battery as lower clock speed means less power drain on the battery.
Small Internal Storage Space - Some people who received their Samsung Galaxy S4 device too early revealed that the 16 GB version of the device actually offers only about 8 GB of user available storage while the other 8 GB goes to system services and Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. However, this may not be a big problem as the device features a microSD slot for additional external storage.
High-End Bootloader Locked - With the exception of Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a locked bootloader. This adds security to your device and prevents some forms of hackery that most people do in unlocking the device.
Dual Shot is Not S4 Exclusive - If you are captivated with of the 13 megapixels camera and the ability to capture images from the front as well as rear camera simultaneously of the device, it is important to let you know that there is a cheaper alternative that also have this feature. The recently released LG Optimus G Pro also has almost the same hardware as the S4 and also rocks the dual shoot functionality.
Cheaper Price - Being a previous model, Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely cheaper compared to the new Galaxy S4. Some carriers offered the device through their friendly plans with no additional cost.
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