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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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So, the 9505 has noticeably better battery performance and full LTE support everywhere. Why would Samsung even launch the 9500?

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  • 2013-05-28 02:15
  • n$jh

> In reply to ct79 @ 2013-05-27 19:33 from Lh}p - click to readYep, this is always the case with electronics. I don't know why people are surprised about this after all this time.

More power = more battery draw = more heat vs. Less power = less battery draw = less heat. Super simple stuff.

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  • 2013-05-28 01:19
  • u3xk

guys octa core drivers is not ready yet.
not using optimal battery configurations

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  • 2013-05-28 01:00
  • xZsy

The one to buy is the one that Google sells.

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  • 2013-05-28 00:54
  • sfYx

thank you very much!! Bebos

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  • 2013-05-28 00:39
  • t1$F

> In reply to main man! @ 2013-05-27 22:48 from t1$F - click to readI9505 much battery performance and less heat than I9505

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  • 2013-05-28 00:04
  • Nk6Y

it's clear that octa core is a gimmick too.

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  • 2013-05-27 23:59
  • np9C

Is that true that I9500 equipped with exmor rs camera sensor? And I9505 with exmor r, which.must lead to.slightly different low lights.
Also Qualcomm is able to do 1080p60 video, which seems to be axed by Samsung to make it equal to Exynos octa.

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  • 2013-05-27 22:49
  • p$xG

so which samsung galaxy model should i go for ?? I9500 or i9505 ?????

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  • 2013-05-27 22:48
  • t1$F

imagine that....the octa chipset doesnt deliver on the power endurance.
samsung should have paid me and i would have told them that from the very start.
what do they expect wit 4 a7 cores ? is that a joke ? they should have used 4 a15 cores for power(like they are using) and 1 a7 core for low power tasks to save battery. should have called it penta. just like nvidia's solution. someone at samsung that was in charge of this octa platform is seriously insane. you can't expect 4 a7 cores to use as little power as a single a7 core.

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  • 2013-05-27 22:06
  • pq5j

Tis phone is giving a batter backup of 4-6 at neglegible use. I.e standby.
there is lag in the camera app and games like dead trigger hangs after 10-12 Mins of arena mode.
What should i do

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  • 2013-05-27 21:22
  • U@xU

4 hours difference only!!!
the difference between talk time is 4hurs + 0.5 hr of browsing + 1 hour video playback.

GSMArena there is something WRONG here>

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  • 2013-05-27 21:19
  • QHWi

i9500 is seriously giving a heating problem. M using i9500 and it is scaring me by his heatness :(

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  • 2013-05-27 20:42
  • HxfY

just shows that the quad core is not much slower than the octocore. so all those cores, are not better in long run. and the camera is the same on both models, bit pointless that test.

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  • 2013-05-27 20:34
  • mqMt

The cover picture looks epic

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  • 2013-05-27 20:08
  • a43%

This only stock Android , hope a good ROM to come out soon that will push both versions to there limits like I found out on my S2

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  • 2013-05-27 20:05
  • 7sHa

In Brazil it is possible to buy both versions, i9500 is sold as 3G Only and i9505 as 4G/3G, i9505 is a little bit (4.8%) more expensive.

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  • 2013-05-27 20:05
  • 9FtI

At the end of the day though to me as having seen these results, I9505 WIN by virtues of :- LTE-enabled by default auto better value for money, similar if not on par excellent performance and near guaranteed ongoing dev support for being equipped w/ a more open SoC than Exynos (you should know what I'm talking about).

"It's manufacturing issues that Samsung is blaming for the low production numbers of its home-brewed Exynos 5 Octa chipset. This is the reason behind the shift of the Snapdragon 600 into being the more widely available offering."

Moving on forward I sincerely hope that Samsung can rectify the Exynos situation fast OR not seed out "limited" Exynos models out 1st before putting out a variant (a better one at that) later on because this is exactly the rollout tactic they're doing internationally. In a way that's a surefire backlash waiting to happen because early adopters who're not tech savvy will get burned once they're informed later on. That's not good for business surely.

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  • 2013-05-27 20:01
  • uC4Q

I'll just wait for duode-core Galaxy S5

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  • 2013-05-27 19:49
  • v0Xt

I was seriously worried about both the models...after much research I ended up with the i9505 snapdragon quad core...with my little knowledge in this field...i came to this conclusion because i9500 is clocked at 1.6GHz whereas i9505 at practically i will be getting the 1.9GHz support in every task I do...whereas on the other variant the phone decides when to switch between the a regular user i might not even install such huge apps or games that may require all the cores to fire for i think having 1.9GHz support in everything i do is good...sorry for my bad english...SAMSUNG MOBILE BANGLADESH.

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  • 2013-05-27 19:47
  • K2EK

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