The Samsung Galaxy S4 was just launched in Malaysia last weekend with the Octa-Core version at RM2,199. To recap, the Octa-Core version (i9500) comes with 8 cores which runs in either 1.6GHz quad-core or a 1.2GHz quad-core sets for maximum efficiency. If you’re looking for 4G LTE support, there’s the 1.9GHz Quad-Core version (i9505) which supports our local LTE bands and that model will be coming a bit later.
In terms of packaging, the box looks rather unique and it is better than the Galaxy S III with its wooden grain design. The box is rather eco-friendly with the usage of 100% recycled paper and soy-based ink for printing. Inside the box, you’ll get your typical manuals, white colour USB cable, headphones with buds and power adapter. Since this is a black mist colour unit, we would prefer if they provided the accompanying cables and plugs in black instead.
In the hands, the Galaxy S4 feels just like its predecessor. Build of the device doesn’t wow us but it feels good in the hands with its thinner dimensions. The back panel is very reflective on the Black Mist as if it is a mirror with dotted spots all over. As comparison, the Frost White version has a solid glossy white look.
Watch the unboxing of the Galaxy S4 after the break.