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Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4: Double or nothing

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4: Double or nothing - read the full textThe Android smartphone market in 2013 is as over-crowded as ever. But when it comes to the very high-end, luckily for everybody, there are not that many options. Every manufacturer has a single flagship and that's it. Or is it? Last time we checked...

 

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Very interesting!
BTW, as someone mentioned below, 3G talk time comparison is very shocking.......
Could you leverage what Modem processor has been used with Exynos?
It is about the Modem isn't it?

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  • 2013-05-30 00:24
  • batF

Yes, it is if you don't mind to use higher impedance headphones.

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  • 2013-05-29 22:09
  • 3YjW
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the snapdragon version has similar performance - but has better battery usage and has LTE. so this is the better version!

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  • 2013-05-29 12:18
  • 3rR8

what is the link where can i download the wallpaper of the galaxy s 4 the white one

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  • 2013-05-29 11:33
  • thgq

> In reply to adam christian @ 2013-05-28 14:07 from thiY - click to readcan't find it using google?
then try Sulit.ph ^_^
the legit seller is in Greenhills
search for S4 32GB shv-e300.
planning to buy one tomorrow for myself ^_^

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  • 2013-05-29 08:47
  • 9Lbi

I could've sworn in all other tests the Octa actually had notable difference in benchmark. Especially GPU. This doesn't make sense.

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  • 2013-05-29 08:44
  • 4QSR

they are both plastics.

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  • 2013-05-29 07:24
  • t7Xk

Looking at the results (performance and battery) there isn't any reason to get the octa core SGS4 yet.

I still think the concept has merit and further software updates may deliver improved battery life.

That said both phones are still right up there on both fronts.

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  • 2013-05-29 04:08
  • vuyp

Look guys...I am sure that siyah will make a custom kernel for 9500 and then u can check the real performance of a15...on s3 and s2 siyaj made a mod that we can choose how mant cores we want to use and this will be on the 9500...we can choose cortex a15 only or cortex a7 and different mode like 2 cores of a15 and 2 cores of a7 then u can see much better perfomance or if u don't like that overclock at 1.9 ghz the a15 and then compare it with the 1.9 snapdragon...and remember for the gpu...if u overclock sgx544mp3 to 600mhz+ like on s3 with mali 400 u will see REAL PERFORMANCE

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  • 2013-05-28 22:59
  • 0TLP

now im totally satisfied i have i9505

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  • 2013-05-28 19:22
  • nx6x

Samsung just conned a lot of people into buying "Octa Core". It's just two quad cores people! And it's not even efficient!

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  • 2013-05-28 18:36
  • nG8v

> In reply to bob @ 2013-05-28 18:05 from P@1G - click to readRead the comment that's over/after your comment.

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  • 2013-05-28 18:20
  • m}e2

I'm sure that Samsung on purpose, didn't optimize the battery life of S4 Octa version, so to sell good S4 Snapdragon 600 version now, until they catch up with the production of Exinos Octa.
If you don't believe me read about big.LITTLE Processing, battery management.
When Samsung is ready with the supply of Exinos Octa, one update will do the miracle.

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  • 2013-05-28 18:17
  • m}e2

Yeah i have 9505!

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  • 2013-05-28 18:05
  • P@1G

> In reply to rj23 @ 2013-05-28 04:58 from thcS - click to readWell, most tech geeks would probably opt for i9500 rather than i9505 mainly because appreciating the technology of 4+4 cores. I'm not sure about in the Philippines but over here in Malaysia people prefer Octa instead. I rather have 7 speed DSG gearbox in my car than having 6 speed CVT gearbox. Get my point?

Remove all the bloatwares, optimise OS, optimise CPUs and you'd notice the real difference.

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  • 2013-05-28 17:36
  • DBAh

> In reply to Slim of NY @ 2013-05-28 10:51 from uEBD - click to readHi buddy, I appreciate your views and I'm glad there's at least someone else who shares mine! I'm very enthusiastic about latest tech. and like to keep in track, but, there r currently no phones which deserve my hard earned money or attention to purchase them nor do they offer much 2 justify it. I do use a phone, but, it's a basic "feature" phone and does whatever a phone's meant to do - make/receive calls n messages and guess what it offers me nearly a week's battery life n it doesn't have any fancy octa/quad core processor or anything of that sort n I'm really happy too! D point is most of us believe that possessing d latest n greatest gadgets,cars etc. makes us happier or improves the quality of our lives - they do not. Simple things can give us a lot of joy too n u don't need 2 be a millionaire or celeb or hotshot 2 b happy!

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  • 2013-05-28 17:32
  • vwuX

> In reply to Ben @ 2013-05-28 01:19 from u3xk - click to readAny dummies know that for sure. But this is not about that. Octacore is underclocked lower than Snapdragon version. Octa is running on A15 processors and performing slightly better than Snapdragon although it is running on lower CPU frequency.

It also has quad A7 processors which should give improved battery life. The Octa suppose to perform faster while maintaining power efficiency. That is the reason why Exynos Octa was created in the first place. Samsung/ARM just failed to optimise it for Android OS and it is beyond simple electronics. That's thy ppl are just suprised with the performance of Octa. Well, san just hope for future updates.

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  • 2013-05-28 17:04
  • DBAh
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My Sony XBA-4iP IEMs are severely distorted by my SCH-I545 (Verizon Galaxy S4)! XDA has a lot of discussion and whatever the issue, low impedance headphones seems to be the common factor.

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  • 2013-05-28 16:07
  • 4J01

Talk time: Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa) 11:01 Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 18:03. Exchange in battery test please.

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  • 2013-05-28 15:35
  • gGad

> In reply to Lotus Ravenmoore @ 2013-05-28 06:54 from 9Lbi - click to readKorean Version S4 (SHV-E300) - available in the Philippines....really? if so, where/what site or stores has it?

thanks!

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  • 2013-05-28 14:07
  • thiY

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