Samsung Group has created a range of Galaxy phones, including the S3, S4, and Note 3. While some of these creations have led to lawsuits from Apple Inc, Samsung has developed innovative phones with better features than the iPhone makers. This is a comparison between the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S. There are simply things that people can do with the S4 that they still cannot do with the iPhone 5S, despite the 5S being released five months after Samsung’s phone.
The first great feature is the way that the Samsung Group’s S4 connects to the TV. Instead of users needing to find the remote control, they can use their smartphone to change channels and adjust settings. This is through the infrared blaster (the black dot at the top), which is built into the device. There is also an app that is available for free that will suggest programs by pulling the data from your provider.
Tapping to transfer information is something seen in a few movies, but many people do not realize it is possible to do with a phone. The S4 has a near-field communicator (NFC) built into the device, which will work with any other device that has one of these communicators.
There are times people want to share videos, games, and other high-tech information with their friends. Those who have friends with other Galaxy S4 smartphones will be able to do this through Group Play. This is still something that Apple Inc is looking to develop from the current ability to share images and contacts, meaning just another better feature created by Samsung Group. All anybody needs for this function to work is a Wi-Fi connection.
Reading from the phone often means not using the functions, but that does not mean a person wants the phone to go on standby. Samsung Group created a great feature known as Smart Stay. It tracks the eyes to determine whether a person is still looking at the screen, which allows the screen to remain lit. If no eye movement is detected, the phone will go on standby automatically. It also uses other eye-tracking technologies to move web pages up automatically.
There are possibilities that the upgrade to Android 4.4 will include new features that Apple Inc still has not managed. One of these features handles the problem of unknown numbers. While the number is flashing, the phone will use Google Maps to try to locate the number to give users an idea of who it could be.
Certain contacts will always be shown at the top as well, instead of being in alphabetical order. This will be based on the amount of times a number is used, making the phone believe that this is a priority contact.
A feature that is expected with the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the group video calling. According to documents filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service, the feature is expected to allow users to use the front and back cameras while communicating through video chat. However, this is a feature similar to Google Hangouts, which could be bad news.
There are many great features on the Samsung Galaxy S4, and expected for the S5 in early 2014. So far, Apple Inc is lagging behind as Samsung Group continues to create better features for its smartphones.
By Alexandria Ingham