Samsung Galaxy S4 out now: Everything you need to know

Thinking of buying Samsung's Galaxy S4? Read on for everything you need to know.

Samsung is clearing a warehouse to make room for all the money it's about to collect, as the Galaxy S4 is now officially on sale in the UK -- if you're lucky enough to find one , that is. Read on for everything you need to know about this quad-core monster.

We've given this top-notch super-phone the review treatment already, awarding it a stonking four and a half stars, and plonking a CNET Editors' Choice award down on its 5-inch face.

Our review will tell you whether or not you should buy the S4 , and get you eyes-on with test shots taken with the phone's 13-megapixel camera . We also put its all-important battery life to the test , just for you, and push the quad-core processor to its limits to discover exactly how powerful Samsung's new toy really is.

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Not enough Samsung for you? Why not get nostalgic with our look back at the evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S smart phones , and find out why we were disappointed to learn that the much-anticipated S4 would be a quad-core device in the UK, not the octa-core device we were originally promised.

There's no doubt Samsung has crafted a lethally lovely gadget in the Galaxy S4, but the fight for smart phone domination isn't over yet. Before the end of the year Samsung will likely need to battle both a new iPhone and Google's next Nexus , which -- if it has the same bargain price as the Nexus 4 -- could be a serious contender.

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What do you think of the Galaxy S4? Are you going to buy one? Or would you rather trouser the HTC One , or an iPhone 5? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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