The ever expanding smartphone market is quickly reaching the point where it can provide a device suited for almost every group and sub-culture with consumer cash to spend. Some of these groups, obviously, will overlap—and business professionals with disposable income are right in the middle of the venn diagram of smartphone purchases, wanting something that is fast, efficient, and also perfectly suited for recreational media. If you’re on the hunt for a device that can strike an excellent balance between work and play, here are 5 reasons why you should consider Samsung’s new Galaxy S4:
A Large Screen And A Surprisingly Compact Body
At 4.99 inches, the Galaxy S4 falls into good company with the other 5 inch smartphones on the shelves. Where it differentiates itself, however, is with the size of its body: with a tightly trimmed case and a weight of just 130 grams, the S4 has one of the best ratios of screen size to overall body size of any existing phone, making it perfect for a device that has to both fit in your pocket and provide a visible display for work tasks.
Great Battery Life
The S4’s 2,600 mAh battery, combined with its ultra efficient AMOLED screen display, means that your phone will last longer on a single charge than many of its competitors. Independent reviews have clocked the Galaxy S4 with providing over 10 hours of video playback per fully-charged battery, with considerably longer times gleaned from standard web use and word processing. The S4 can ride shotgun in your pocket all day at work and still provide you with the juice needed to use it during a lengthy train ride home.
Comes With 2 Years Of Free Cloud Storage
Partnered with Dropbox, Samsung is currently giving new S4 buyers 2 years of free cloud service, with a whopping 50 GB of storage space. After you spend all day working on important documents on your desktop, you’ll be able to quickly upload them to the cloud and open them on your S4 while you’re in line for pizza, letting you squeeze in a few extra minutes whenever you can that will quickly add up.
13 Megapixel Camera
This beefy camera will let you utilize the full suite of smartphone scanner apps, which commonly work by converting the camera into a handheld scanner that can quickly process documents, business cards, receipts, and more. Lower-quality cameras tend to produce a fax-like image at best for documents, but the S4’s 13 megapixels will let you get a much clearer copy of your important paperwork.
Samsung’s TouchWhiz Interface Works Smoothly With The Android Jellybean Operating System
TouchWhiz gives you a great tool for getting the most out of Android’s 4.2.2. OS, letting you manipulate jellybean like never before. You can quickly organize app shortcuts, streamline the interface in whatever way is most efficient for your workload, and even hide buttons in the app tray that can’t be uninstalled, giving you a clean and uncluttered interface that lets you get work done, but doesn’t feel utilitarian or boring (like your office PC).
With everything going for it, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 can be a great gadget for the working professional, giving you a pocket-sized, portable work platform without actually making you feel like you’re still at the office.
John is a blogger who is currently remaining loyal to his iPhone, although Samsung has been trying to call him over ever since the S3. He writes for gadget insurer Protect Your Bubble, who can give you protection for that new Galaxy S4 if you decide to pick one up.