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Hi Shubham yadav, Still i didn't get kitkat update...still on 4.3...My firmware version is PDA:MJ8/PHONE:MJ8/CSC:MJ8 (ECT).....anyone can tell me which region is from my phone.....thanks

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  • 2014-04-16 19:45
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> In reply to sathish_fr @ 2014-04-16 13:40 from fCx{ - click to readJust read my comment below on this page only. You'll find the answer. S4 is better. Read that comment.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-04-16 19:11
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Which one is betrer
samsung S4 i9500 or samsung note 3 neo ?
bit confused......
can any one clear it pls.....

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  • 2014-04-16 13:40
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I am confused between choosing GS4 or Z1 Compact.
I really prefer Z1 Compact due to its size, but Ill definitely use a FLIP COVER.
GS4 has S-view cover which doesnt make its size much bigger, but Z1 doesnt have such an option, so when i use a Flip cover to Z1, will its size become equal to GS4?
Please help me friends.... (Email - Faizal.hhh@Gmail.com)

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  • 2014-04-16 10:59
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> In reply to schwein @ 2014-04-15 19:34 from TrpK - click to readKorean made s4 a Ki kitkat updt hobe???
rply me

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  • 2014-04-16 10:25
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-04-15 23:45 from utea - click to readWhat an irony. I would pick the opposite. The i9505 and i9500 have a lot of differences if you don't know:

CPU: I9500 HAS 25% advantage in cpu. You should check geekbench 3 scores. Mine one scores 2450. Which is dangerously close to snapdragon 800 and much higher than 1900 of i9505.

Camera: i9500 uses exmor RS sensor vs exmor R sensor in i9505. The difference is pretty much in night shots. That's the reason exynos s4 can capture night shots pretty well in night mouse but i9505 is useless at night by all reviews. Also detail levels and colours of i9500 are better.

Audio: exynos always come with wolfson DAC which is better than qualcomm DAC with better volume levels and sound quality.

Battery: qualcomm have it better.

LTE and developer support: as you said. Qualcomm devices will always have it.

So what you say. You still prefer snapdragon.

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  • 2014-04-16 03:42
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> In reply to Dhanish @ 2014-04-12 04:37 from 9DHe - click to readBoth model has almost same performance. I9505 is Snapdragon, I9500 is Exynos. I will pick the I9505 if it were available in my country, each time over the Exynos version. Just because it has WAY more support from XDA.

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  • 2014-04-15 23:45
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Hi All,
I have been using Galaxy S4 I9500 from almost 20 days.
used Android 4.3 for 6 days and then got the 4.4.2 update.
What I found is RAM usage dropped by 200MB, smoother animations
Less heating and better battery backup in power saving mode
(means its worth upgrading).

Few people have questions like "Is the phone/sceen gets heated"or Are there any lags?
Answer is Yes
I feel heating is natural and manageable as its not too much
Lags...hmmm i really hate but again its just under a second.

I cant compare with other same range phones as I never used any phone for a longer time to give a verdict.

Screen is awesome and I guarantee nobody in that price range can come even close to it.

Day time photos are superb. Night shots are bit grainy. (drama shot is a feature worth mentioning)
Front cam is very good and serves the purpose just right.

Smart stay is the only feature i felt very useful in this big feature list ( doesnt means others are useless as i didnt really got time to test them).

I own a black mist model so in the front it looks Very Premium and I use a Spigen case for my phone so i didnt really bother phone is made of plastic or metal.
Its very light comfortable to use.
User available space is around 8.9 GB out of 16GB
(games like Asphalt 8 and GT racing are not moving to external SD card so i have 4.6GB of free space in internal memory)

Regarding battery life, I am a heavy texter on whatsapp with Calling (3 hours), little browsing (10 min) and play games for some time (45 Min), I keep clicking photos as its my hobby. :)

I get a full day backup thats it. standy is awesome it hardly drops 2 percent in 7 hours when I am sleeping.
Phone will fully charge in 2 hours if used with S4 charger.

Hope some of you will find this review useful.

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  • 2014-04-15 21:36
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its much much better than 4.2.2 jelly bean in 4.4.2 kitkat

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  • 2014-04-15 19:36
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In kitkat 4.4.2 at normal use will get 1.5 days and in heavy use will get 1 day .

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  • 2014-04-15 19:34
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Hey guys how's the battery backup in s4 in android 4.4.2

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  • 2014-04-15 18:09
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bugsfix-443-released by google- on way - check daily ota kies ..

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  • 2014-04-15 16:04
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> In reply to Ricky @ 2014-04-15 14:18 from uv7g - click to readS4 is better than neo. It has a better full hd screen. Better camera and is a full flagship. Not a rip off. So more updates are given.

I don't consider any phone better than s4 in 30k range. But if you extend your budget to 35k w watch for g2 and xperia z1.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-04-15 15:44
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Still i didn't get kitkat update...still on 4.3...My firmware version is PDA:MJ8/PHONE:MJ8/CSC:MJ8 (ECT).....anyone can tell me which region is from my phone.....thanks

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  • 2014-04-15 15:03
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Because of Procesor,, it Works bettet with bigger Cpu,, GPU,, like Snapdragon 801 ,, 330

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  • 2014-04-15 14:59
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Which one is betrer
S4 or note 3 neo ??
Also suggest the best phone in 30000 budget

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  • 2014-04-15 14:18
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why is that when downloadin apps the phone will be tellin you that there is no Space mean while there is space on the scard

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  • 2014-04-15 13:09
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am experiencing the same problem (hanging and heating) after updating to kitkat. frustrating :(.

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  • 2014-04-15 11:22
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Heating Problem ...?

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  • 2014-04-15 10:34
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> In reply to khalid01 @ 2014-04-15 07:27 from 6uiV - click to read1 hr 30 min to 1hr 45 min

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  • 2014-04-15 10:06
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