The Samsung Galaxy S4’s worldwide launch is underway, and now it’s Canada’s turn to get the “Next Big Thing”.
The device is available on TELUS, Rogers, Eastlink, Videotron, Bell, Fido, Virgin and Koodo, though the Galaxy S4 is only available in-store via Koodo. The rest of the bunch you can purchase the Galaxy S4 from online, but due to supply issues Samsung has experienced, many of the carriers have the Galaxy S4 listed as “Limited stock available. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.” That said, it might be wise to call ahead if you’re heading to a brick and mortar store to pick up the Galaxy S4.
We should remind you that the 16GB Galaxy S4 only comes with 8.82GB of internal storage available to the user, which is less than the 16GB of advertised space. This is because of the amount of storage the system requires between the Android OS, preloaded apps and Samsung’s own additions. That said, it might be wise to pick up a microSD card, though, that is hardly a good solution for power users.
Alternatively, you can open up more free space by rooting the device. Of course, this solution won’t appeal to everybody since rooting is often risky and difficult for those who aren’t familiar with the process. Regardless, it’ll free up a nice amount of space.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 supports a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 Full HD display with 441ppi. It has a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing shooter, a 2MP front-facing camera and has a microSD slot with support for up to 64GB of expandable storage. On the software front, the device is running Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 atop of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
If you’re not familiar with the Samsung Galaxy S4, be sure to check out our full review by Android Authority‘s Joshua Vergara (video above)!