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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-30 20:43 from mEBx - click to readErghh there is a compare option rihgt here on GSMArena why not use that?

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  • 2013-10-31 03:14
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What is the difference between Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 and Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4

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  • 2013-10-30 20:43
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Well it is not that i do not like iphone but obviously s4 and android is more user friendly. Now if you say some more speed specs , you shd consider the facts iphone is powering a much small screen with much less pixels and obviously an IPS screen, it will be fast, comparatively super amoled big screen with 445 ppi , cpu and gpu has to work for that.

i did not encounter any lag in android after NOTE 1. even if you see micromax hd in work , it is still very fast. It is android 4.3 which makes all smooth now.

and to consider i have iphone 4s too, which after ios 7.0 update is laggy , much more than android. if IP5 people argue ragrding that, i have IPAD 4 too, which too is laggy , especially coming from IOS 6 which was good.

Android 4.3 vs IOS 7 , it is android all hands down.

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  • 2013-10-30 18:30
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-30 15:22 from vb$X - click to readI didn't use odin in my life, but I think it doesn't void it as you are using the official roms.

Saurav Ghosh knows better on that matter, so it would be better if he tells it.

ya you can say that for gallery but the app should open up pretty fast and images later on. I have a great sd card(class 10 ultra with 70 MB/s read) but it still takes a fraction of time for the animation to show up.

See the animation is very fast but it's delayed. Let's say the app opens in 1 second in both s4 and iphone 5s. Then the s4 takes .6 seconds doing nothing and .4 seconds for animation while the iphone starts at .1 seconds and displays animation for .9 seconds also making it go smooth. This creates the perception of lag in androids, the unsynchronization and unoptimization are the major reasons.

have a nice day

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  • 2013-10-30 15:48
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Why we cannot use FM Radio with Galaxy s4??? Can you explain for this matter????????????

FYC: You cannot use FM Radio with Galaxy s4

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  • 2013-10-30 15:26
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-30 14:56 from 9x$3 - click to readOk not the app but the data? Contents like images and music need to be loaded from sdcard. Since android provides more customization, it lags. Btw you didn't answer my question bro. Does flashing through Odin void warranty?

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  • 2013-10-30 15:22
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I have updated to 4.3 Jelly Bean.
And it is missing the most awaited feature of Restricted Profiles.

Samsung : Please provide the feature as a minor update.

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  • 2013-10-30 15:10
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-30 14:36 from vb$X - click to readThe default apps are all stored in flash. So there is no effect of sd card there. This lag(0.5 sec) is due to non- optimization of android for a particular phone which is totally opposite to iphone. The iphone also opens the app in the same time but with a much smoother animation and hence it appears as there is no lag.

My camera app loads instantaneously and is always ready to take a shot. I am so much happy as this is the most major change brought by 4.3.

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  • 2013-10-30 14:56
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2013-10-30 14:23 from uteY - click to readSaurabh it could because of SD card too. Since android galaxy phones support an external SD card that's why there could be lag. IPhone has only Internal memory which is a disadvantage. Lag is not that much. Now days even iPhones have started to glitch. Btw updating through odin won't void my warranty right? I have not rooted s4 but have experience in all these.

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  • 2013-10-30 14:36
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> In reply to Nik Vel @ 2013-10-29 19:46 from U{Ia - click to readOpen Gallery, open Camera, notice anything?
Those lag you're mentioning, they will never go, don't know how long it'll take it for the general people to understand, but lag is there in Android's ecosystem, you can not do anything about it. Vanilla, Linaro, all those things are nothing but hype.

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  • 2013-10-30 14:23
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> In reply to king @ 2013-10-30 11:11 from fue3 - click to readDownload Indian/Russian 4.3 ROM (MJ8), flash it with Odin. Simple.

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  • 2013-10-30 14:19
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can someone help me with how i can update my samsung galaxy s4 (19500) version here? Am in Ghana by the way.

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  • 2013-10-30 11:11
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Hi,

Jellybean 4.2.2 doesn't support Flash, it is only available till ICS. you can instal adobe flash player from external market and can use it with built in explorer.

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  • 2013-10-30 06:50
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> In reply to bruinznewf @ 2013-10-29 23:05 from xErk - click to readDont see my bank or national weather system using a stupid Mac they use proper hardcore fully flexible O/S(Windows) ditto using mobile i want full flexibility,that used to be Symbian now its Android.

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  • 2013-10-30 03:03
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You cannot use FM Radio with Galaxy s4

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  • 2013-10-30 03:00
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> In reply to MACCAPACCA @ 2013-10-29 19:35 from MVg6 - click to readI'm not looking to marry my app, just getting it. Google Play is actually very easy to navigate and finding apps. Not sure when the last time you looked at it...

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  • 2013-10-29 23:09
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Never fails that some troll(s) would step up and toot about the iPhone. While it was King, it isn't any more. Sure per phone there is a huge number, but via the Operating System, it is in the low to mid 30 percentile in the market share. That is fact.

More people needs more features because personal computing is done from tablets and smart phones at a growing regular basis. iDevices are restricted and limited as to what they can do. Does the S4 have more features than what the every day person needs? Most likely. But, did anybody ever occur to them that when the many features that the S4 offers, that there will be people out there, as a whole, will use all features that the phone offers? Like a good restaurant, I want to leave there full, not cheated.

Remember...The iPhone S...the S stands for Same. The iPhone C...the C stands for Cheap...

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  • 2013-10-29 23:05
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> In reply to MACCA PACCA @ 2013-10-29 20:10 from MVg6 - click to readiPhone is half the phone at the same price. Is the iPhone a good phone? Yes. Is it better than the S4? Absolutely not. Like most people, I want function, not bling and the "Look at me, I'm hip" nonsense...

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  • 2013-10-29 22:46
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> In reply to tonivukovic @ 2013-10-29 20:23 from d@9R - click to readWhen I install adobe flash player it doen't work? Did it exist for 4.2.2

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  • 2013-10-29 20:25
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