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Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Auto macro mode is swift and strong

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Samsung Galaxy S4 review

This cat is a tart - but the clarity of the tongue is impressive

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Overall tone tends to the darker

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Compared to the HTC One picture, the detail is less crisp but the brightness is higher here

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Simple pictures come out great

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Using the effects, you can take some great shots

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Using the cartoon effect on geometric scenes gives good results too

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Strong and direct light does tend to make the Galaxy S4 struggle

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Drama shot can take a few attempts, and the result is never in focus

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Why would you want to be in the shot too? Although you can move the face around.

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Compare these two photos, this S4 effort has more natural detail

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But the HTC One has a brighter overall tone

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In low light, the S4 is acceptable

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But it's not a patch on the UltraPixel power

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This is a GIF taken from the Galaxy S4 - it's a really easy mode to use, does offer some nice results.

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This cat is not dancing - but with Animated Photo IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Phones and Tablets Editor

Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.