When Samsung rolls out a new flagship phone, it packs in a slew of innovative features that make last year’s model look simply outdated. The just-launched Samsung Galaxy S4 is no exception, adding exciting new applications and Android enhancements that let you shoot with both cameras at once, get added info just by hovering your finger over the screen, keep track of your fitness and so much more.
These are the 12 best new features of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Two cameras are better than one. With the Galaxy S4's Dual Camera mode, you can capture stills or videos from both the rear-facing, 13-MP camera and the front-facing 2-MP webcam at the same time. Just imagine recording the look on your own face while you watch and record a concert or even the birth of your child!
With the launch of its Optimus G Pro, LG recently added a very similar dual-recording feature, but unlike LG, Samsung lets you reposition and resize the boxes that hold the picture from each camera, allowing you to have a split-screen view or make the front camera have a bigger chunk of the picture. Even better, the Galaxy S4 includes several attractive templates that will change the look of the image, making that picture of your head heart-shaped, oval or blurred.