Samsung Galaxy S4: Size and build
Like last year’s model, the Samsung S4 isn’t a phone for petite hands. But Samsung has squeezed in a screen that’s bigger than last year’s into a handset that’s slightly smaller (the dimensions are 136.6mm tall, the same as the S3, while the width and depth, 69.8mm and 7.9mm, are smaller).
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Even so, this phone clocks in at 130g against the marginally heavier 133g last time around. Most premium smartphones these days have sealed-in batteries – without the need to finish the battery in a removable case it’s possible to maximise the size and power of the cell – but Samsung has opted for a back that pops off.
This has a big advantage because it means if you run out of juice you can pop in a replacement battery.