PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs Galaxy S Duos

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com and 3 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs S Duos

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S4
2,670

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 4 GB 16x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Much sharper screen 440 ppi vs 233 ppi Around 90% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
More cores Quad core vs Single core 3 more cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 800 x 480 Around 5.5x higher resolution
Significantly higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 5 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
Significantly more battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h Around 75% more battery capacity
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.75 GB Around 2.8x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 25% thinner
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 2.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Front view of Samsung Galaxy S Duos

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Much faster web browser 4,604 vs 2,670 More than 70% better BrowserMark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much newer operating system Android 4.0.4 vs Android 5.0 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer standby time (3G) 28,224 min vs 22,176 min More than 25% longer standby time (3G)
Lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs S Duos 

9.3
7.7
Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4  vs
S Duos 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Single core
RAM 2 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 5 MP
Resolution 13 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 640 x 480 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (7.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 519.6 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 28,224 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
S Duos 
Weight 130 g 120 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 10.5 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.0 Android 4.0.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No Yes
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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