The Samsung Galaxy line is one of the biggest success stories in Android handset history. It's such a hit, even Google is reportedly at odds with Samsung's success in its mobile business. The name "Galaxy" could conceivably become synonymous with the word "Android." In some cases, it already has.
It's been a crazy 12 months for Samsung. It was part a heady back-and-forth lawsuit with Apple about patent trademarks, and the Galaxy S III has become one of the best-selling Android handsets of the last year. Now the company is launching the Galaxy S 4 with the tagline of "life companion." This slogan is indicative of the way Samsung sees itself. The company has infiltrated the consumer technology world with easy-to-use gadgets that it hopes will integrate perfectly into your life. The Galaxy S 4 is no different.
We spent time with the S 4 to test out how the phone looks, feels, and works. There are some newer exciting features that come with Samsung's latest handset, including interface tweaks and applications with TouchWiz. It's important to note that the handset Ars reviewed is the Sprint version, and the Galaxy S III handset we're comparing it to is on Verizon Wireless. Keep that in mind as you consider the S 4 for yourself.