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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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> 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
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> 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
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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
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> 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?


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  • 2013-05-28 14:07
  • thiY

this is amezing phn

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  • 2013-05-28 13:41
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> In reply to Lotus Ravenmoore @ 2013-05-28 06:54 from 9Lbi - click to readAre you sure its already available here in PH??? I've search for the octa core variant and didn't find any.. where can i find it???

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  • 2013-05-28 12:27
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> In reply to GSM @ 2013-05-28 10:27 from 7sHa - click to readIts the same thing with my S3 mini... when i set to full volume the bass get distorted.. i dont know why..

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  • 2013-05-28 12:21
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> In reply to Slim of NY @ 2013-05-28 10:51 from uEBD - click to readOk...So you have little use for a mobile. To which in turn means Samsung doesn't produce good phones, and people only buy Samsung for vanity? That's sure logical.....

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  • 2013-05-28 11:38
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> In reply to brnare @ 2013-05-28 10:32 from v0Xf - click to readThey never claimed it would the best in battery. It offers better battery than it would've otherwise. It still has work in optimizing considering it's the firs of it's kind obviously and the A-15's as well are not as optimized yet. You can only expect better from it in time. You obviously don't understand the tech or the word gimmick. Beats is a gimmick. Things like dual, quad, FHD, Octa, ultra pixel, and so forth are not gimmicks.

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  • 2013-05-28 11:36
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> In reply to Slim of NY @ 2013-05-28 10:51 from uEBD - click to readThat's the best comment I've ever seen on this site!

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  • 2013-05-28 11:34
  • 3FDx

Hey man. I just am just amazed with Samsung’s ability to produce a mobile we don’t really need and have it sell like crazy for little reason apart from vanity. Very cool indeed. Love it. Me – well, I don’t really have to work hard so my mobile phone is a very well paid personal assistant, so in fact I don’t have a mobile and I do enjoy my life instead of farting around on the mobile. I just look at emails every now and then and continue with my travels to where ever.

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  • 2013-05-28 10:51
  • uEBD

Ony octa has wolfson dac inside, maybe with a good headphone some audiophiles can hear the difference.

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  • 2013-05-28 10:36
  • n{m5

so octacore battery performance as samsung said will be longer, but according to gsmarena qualcomm's chipset is better... as a conclusion, its a GIMMICK

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  • 2013-05-28 10:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-28 09:42 from 0Cb2 - click to readTottaly agree with you!have you noticed overheating issues on octa version??

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  • 2013-05-28 10:31
  • i8kU

I don't know why but my S4 i9505 sound gets distorted in high volume and tried different head phones, I don't know if this is a common problem with everyone

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  • 2013-05-28 10:27
  • 7sHa

this does not make it any easy, you wait all this time for the S4 and they come up with two versions, this is so confusing, I spent the last 2 months confused thanks very much Samsung.

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  • 2013-05-28 10:18
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-28 09:42 from 0Cb2 - click to read100% True :)

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  • 2013-05-28 10:17
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GSMArena, do both versions use the same GPS receiver? If not, is there a difference in performance between the two? How fast do they get a lock with A-GPS turned off? How do they fare at high speeds in a car?

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  • 2013-05-28 10:06
  • Ikr4

the difference of perfoemance is only on paper. i have tested myself both verions,BOTH ARE IDENTICAL FAST IN REALITY. i work at orange. the difference of stand-by and talk time combined is very big between the quad and octa: the quad last one day more, over the octa version. plus octacore doesn't have lte. octacore is pure and simple USELESS

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  • 2013-05-28 09:42
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