The Samsung Galaxy S4 not only introduces significantly upgraded hardware, several new software features are making their way to the handset as well, such as Samsung S Translator. If you are wondering just how well the new translator app works, you’ll want to check out the latest video from CNET, where they put the new app to the test.
As you can see in the video below, Samsung S Translator is rather responsive and at least with the basic phrases tested, it seemed to work flawlessly. As CNET points out, there is one big limitation with Samsung’s translation solution. Unlike Google Translate, you must have a data connection for the app to work.
If you are are traveling abroad, this means that you will need to pay for an expensive data plan or connect to a Wi-Fi network. It is worth noting that the S Translator app does have a few preset phrases that you can lookup and use when offline, which is certainly better than nothing.
Better yet, you could always use Google Translate. CNET comments that Google’s translator app seems to work just as well with many of these phrases basic and had the advantage of working offline.