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#15 The thing senses hand gestures above it
Imagine you've just sat yourself down to a wonderful, messy, sticky plate of ribs, and you want to read the latest post by our very own Jason Perlow. If you had an iPhone, you'd have to slather the screen with sticky sauce to scroll the page.
On the other hand, since my new Android phone senses gestures without requiring physical contact, if you had your own Galaxy S4, you'd be able to simply wave your hand (without touching the device) and still be able to control it.
See? Now you can have your ribs and read it, too!
Image courtesy Flickr user jasonperlow (yep, the one and the same). It makes me wimper just looking at these pictures.
#16 It watches your eyes
The Galaxy S4 will track your eyes. This opens up the door to all sorts of interesting applications, like rotation tracking, where it knows what angle you're reading the phone at. I do a lot of reading in bed, with my head down and at an angle, and I've always had to engage the rotation lock to keep the screen from getting all wonky. This solves that problem.
At a more novelty level, the phone will also stay on as long as you're looking at it, will scroll web pages when you look down on the page, and pause video playback if you look away (which I'm thinking may lead to all sorts of psychological disorders if used too much).
While these are certainly not make-or-break features, they're part of what make the Galaxy S4 seem modern and current and the iPhone 5 seem so terribly dated.
Image courtesy my Galaxy S4.
#17 It has a 16 megapixel camera
My new Android Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel back camera, with full HD and capable of capturing video at 30 frames per second. By contrast, the iPhone 5 only has an 8 megapixel camera.
Even the front-facing camera is better. The iPhone 5 has 1.2 megapixel 720p camera, while the Galaxy S4 is a 2 megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p.
In addition, while there are a load of apps that add all sorts of neat photo options to the iPhone, the Galaxy S4 has a sophisticated photo options menu built right in.
Image courtesy my Samsung S4.