It’s probably not a huge stretch to say that Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 running stock Android was the biggest surprise to come out of Google I/O last month. The handset — officially called Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition — is now on sale in the Play store for $649 alongside a special version of the HTC One. Spec-wise, the phone is identical to AT&T’s 16GB model and supports the same bands (including LTE). It’s powered by Qualcomm’s 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB or RAM and features a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera with flash, removable 2600mAh Li-ion battery and microSD expansion. While we briefly handled the phone at I/O, it wasn’t until yesterday that we got to spend some quality time with it. Hit the break for our first impressions and hands-on video.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition hands-on (video)