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Samsung's cool blue Galaxy S4 (pictures)

We go hands-on with the Arctic Blue shade of Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone, now on sale at Best Buy.

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Jessica Dolcourt is a passionate content strategist and veteran leader of CNET coverage. As Senior Director of Commerce & Content Operations, she leads a number of teams, including Commerce, How-To and Performance Optimization. Her CNET career began in 2006, testing desktop and mobile software for Download.com and CNET, including the first iPhone and Android apps and operating systems. She continued to review, report on and write a wide range of commentary and analysis on all things phones, with an emphasis on iPhone and Samsung. Jessica was one of the first people in the world to test, review and report on foldable phones and 5G wireless speeds. Jessica began leading CNET's How-To section for tips and FAQs in 2019, guiding coverage of topics ranging from personal finance to phones and home. She holds an MA with Distinction from the University of Warwick (UK).
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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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