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> In reply to Dream-buddy @ 2014-11-28 16:30 from Hkqn - click to readActually it's the overall experience that counts. Going by the specs will usually lead to the wrong choice.

Let me show some facts to you:

1. iOS doesn't need as much RAM as android. 2 GB on iOS is more than enough. Because iOS doesn't rely that much on java and hence it doesn't have java garbage collector which needs more RAM.

2. I agree that Tab S has a much superior display. AMOLED is always better than LCD.

3. The real challenge here is performance. The A8x on the iPAD air 2 blows away the old exynos 5420 on the tab S. The tab S lags due to the bad mali T628 which can't drive that many pixels.

4. Also in real life performance, the ipad air 2 is much more faster and smoother. Plus the ipad looks better and has a much better construction.

If the Tab S had a decent chipset such as tegra K1 or exynos 5433, I'd consider it. But it lags badly. Also the exynos 5420 has no support for 4K videos but the A8 and A8X have. So I'll not have problem with codecs in the future.

Tab S is a good tablet. It just has a bad SoC and that ruins the overall experience. You can see the reviews. It really s*cks in performance whereas ipad air 2 shines in it.

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  • 2014-11-28 16:54
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-11-28 14:55 from YQrM - click to readI think tab s 8.4 is better than I pad air 2 ( resolution and ram far more than ipadair2)

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  • 2014-11-28 16:30
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> In reply to thedhaliwal @ 2014-11-28 10:30 from RKjL - click to readUnfortunately you can't. But kitkat runs so much better than 4.2.2, why would you like to downgrade?

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  • 2014-11-28 14:57
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> In reply to dd @ 2014-11-28 12:15 from Khhc - click to readYou should have bought a good tablet like nexus 7 which is smooth. Samsung tablets are pretty bad and lag like anything.

I'm getting an iPad air 2 next week. That seems a very good tablet.

Also for cheap tablets you could have waited for Nokia N1 or the jolla tablet. The base model of nexus 9 or iPad mini 2 are also sweet.

There are so many great tablets out there. Why did you go for tab 4.

My suggestion would be that contact local shop owners and strike out a deal to sell them and buy good devices.

Have a nice day. Hope this helped.

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  • 2014-11-28 14:55
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-11-28 10:27 from YQrM - click to readThanx buddy..but no one buying my vry nice condition 11mnth old S3..i already put Ad of same on Olx..
looking 2wrds that i bought a 7inch tab4 so that i wil run all battery draining & heavy apps on tab & essential apps on S3..but seems buying Tab4 is also a wrong decision..pls advice (as my wife now uses my S4)

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  • 2014-11-28 12:15
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Hello,
I have Galaxy S4 i9500 with kitkat 4.4.2. i want to ask can i downgrade my phone to jelly bean 4.2.2. please ans me.
Thanks

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  • 2014-11-28 10:30
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> In reply to dd @ 2014-11-28 07:47 from Khhc - click to readgalaxy s3 has an outdated SoC. It will definitely lag like hell.

It doesn't matter from where you download apps from. S3 will lag in any case. Besides, google play store is not third party app store. It's official android app store.

If you use an s3, sell it quickly and get a good phone. There are cheap alternatives like moto G 2014 which will not lag.

It doesn't matter from where you download apps as the app is the same. The problem is the drivers. S3 has very old touchwiz and has cortex a9 processor which has very little support now.

In short, don't worry. Install apps from whichever app store you like. Just don't sideload apps from unofficial websites unless you're sure that it's safe.

And yeah, sell that s3. It's too old.

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  • 2014-11-28 10:27
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-11-26 12:45 from YQrM - click to readDarkgamer/Shubham,
Pls tell me if its better to download apps frm Samsung Galaxy Store or from Google store? Bcoz with outdating OS(like in case of S3 left at 4.3JB)& updating apps..system becomes laggy & apps run slow.
And wen we tell this to service center in Pune,they say we cant do anything b'coz u r using 3rd party apps(they mean downloading apps from Google store)..pls u or sum1 advice..I think its never talk over here

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  • 2014-11-28 07:47
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im am lefting this review as i had one stuck to my ote and it made my finger change signal to 8, i found that the finger in question was in fact an ear, so i thort wowzers how did this iphone become a samsung, if any can suggest a reason then please keep it to your self.

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  • 2014-11-27 18:06
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> In reply to Prashant @ 2014-11-26 18:34 from t}AK - click to readWhich color it will become ?

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  • 2014-11-27 08:26
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> In reply to 2235 @ 2014-11-26 18:21 from 7tWE - click to readOf course..

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  • 2014-11-26 18:34
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> In reply to Prashant @ 2014-11-26 11:20 from t}AK - click to readThen what abt color ?? Will it change?

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  • 2014-11-26 18:21
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> In reply to Prashant @ 2014-11-26 11:36 from t}AK - click to readI know they should. But they won't. It would be great if they do that though. Private mode is awesome.

Also, smart network switch is much more practical than download booster.

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  • 2014-11-26 12:45
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-11-25 18:43 from YQrM - click to readBy an update some months ago,Samsung gave smart network switch in place of download booster to s4,similarly Samsung should give another feature in place of private mode.

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  • 2014-11-26 12:07
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-11-25 18:43 from YQrM - click to readThen Samsung should give private mode like feature in S4 with password locking,so that we don't have to install additional app to lock gallery,files,settings,contacts etc.

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  • 2014-11-26 11:36
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> In reply to 1235 @ 2014-11-26 10:07 from 7tWE - click to readIt's impossible,megapixel is depend on hardware,software can't change it.

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  • 2014-11-26 11:20
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will camera mp increase after 5.0??

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  • 2014-11-26 10:07
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> In reply to Prashant @ 2014-11-25 13:30 from t}AK - click to readI really doubt about private mode. I think it's a fingerprint scanner exclusive. Though UPSM will come.

WE'll get the update in January. So there's a long wait. But at least we'll get it before xperia Z and HTC m7 which were it's competitors. And unlike them, we'll get a proper UI update.

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  • 2014-11-25 18:43
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DISGRACE of selfappointed samsung fanboys here - deaf and blind to realities of s4 battery shortlife and overheating issues !!!!! mad bad in denial ..

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  • 2014-11-25 17:01
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Hurry up Samsung! Give Ultra power saving mode and private mode,S4 owners are waiting.

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  • 2014-11-25 13:30
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