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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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Everyone seems to forget that PRIOR to an update AFTER release, the i9505 had a closer rating to that of the i9500.
For example,
TALK TIME went from 13:53 to 18:03 (i9500 is 11:01)
WEB BROWSING went from 8:42 to 7:24 (i9500 is 6:58)
VIDEO PLAYBACK WENT FROM 10:16 to 12:30 (i9500 is 11:29)
So its not the end of the world.
Can most likely be improved with a software update.

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  • 2013-06-01 00:03
  • R0KB

> In reply to Ronny @ 2013-05-28 17:36 from DBAh - click to readIn Hong Kong, most people preferred S600 version, due to the LTE speed advantage...

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  • 2013-05-30 16:02
  • wiki

> In reply to Lotus Ravenmoore @ 2013-05-28 06:54 from 9Lbi - click to readPersonally I suspect the reliability of these Korean version phones... As I used to visit a Chinese market that dedicated in phone, that a person I met there told me every korean version machine they got are just phones that purchased by people in korea and then they feel unsatisfied or for other reason so they send their phone back to carrier and as those phone are used sothey ccan't sell them again and therefore dump them to other country...I don't know if korean version phone in other country sourced same as those in China, but I had never buy any more of these since then...

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  • 2013-05-30 16:02
  • wiki

Have owned both phones and the i9500 is noticeably snappier in real world usage. Had to swap from my i9505 due to significant audio distortion with low impedance headphones, which many high end headphones are.

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  • 2013-05-30 06:15
  • t19%

> In reply to Yuriy Samorodov @ 2013-05-29 22:09 from 3YjW - click to readWhy do you say that?

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  • 2013-05-30 02:22
  • q{9f

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 ^_^
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

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