Hands-on with Samsung's blue Galaxy S 4

Best Buy has a thing for its signature blue branding, and Samsung has a thing for sprinkling the globe with colorful versions of its flagship phones. The outcome? The Samsung Galaxy S4 in a cool Arctic Blue shade, selling exclusively (in the US) with Best Buy.
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Catch the light

The blue Galaxy S4 is a rich, pretty shade when you catch the light just so.
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Out of the blue

However, angle it wrong, and the phone just looks dark.
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Dappled, whether you like it or not

Surfaces are also incredibly reflective, throwing light patterns into constant flux.
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Side view

A silvery trim dominates the blue Galaxy S4's sides, but you can still catch a peek of the blue backing as you handle the phone.
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