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I am using my s4 sns 2 wk..and i am fully satsfy..its a phone hvng all classic fchr and the build quality is 100 out of 100..the gg3,super amoled display is realy imprsng..2gb ram is enough for extra-odnry use..bt a little bit of lagness is presnt in using of havy application and high-end games..kitkat 4.4.2 is good but the interface of 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 is awsm and more over both of the vrsns ar 10 times faster thn 4.4.2..i am waiting for 4.4.3..any one have any idea about its latest upgrdtn???

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  • 2014-08-27 11:28
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I am using my s4 sns 2 wk..and i am fully satsfy..its a phone hvng all classic fchr and the build quality is 100 out of 100..the gg3,super amoled display is realy imprsng..2gb ram is enough for extra-odnry use..bt a little bit of lagness is presnt in using of havy application and high-end games..kitkat 4.4.2 is good but the interface of 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 is awsm and more over both of the vrsn

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  • 2014-08-27 11:18
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Dear collegues
I have a burning issue and complaint to samsung over my S4 phone which i bought on 5th september 2013 and it was immediately registered for ADH but yesterday i dropped it accidentally and i took it to samsung for repair but i was told it was not registered for ADH and samsung is demadind that i should pay for the screen. I therefore need help so that my lovely phone is back in operation please

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  • 2014-08-27 10:55
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> In reply to mahesh kumar @ 2014-08-26 16:41 from 7tWE - click to readThis phone doesn't have any screws at the back.

If you want to see screws, open the battery door and see.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-08-27 09:32
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This goes out to anyone looking forward to buying this phone, whether new or used. I have the GT-I9500 version. I forbid you, do not buy! Its battery life is pure crap!!!! It has all the bells and whistles but you can't use because it woun't last you an hour. I previously had a galaxy note 2 which I regret much why I gave it away for this piece of shit. The difference between this in terms of practical performance in day to day use is negligible, actually note 2 is much better because it has a big real screen estate and its battery will last you a life time! If wish to buy a samsung flagship but you don't have the cash to go for a note 3, just get a note 2 and thank me later, do note dare venture into galaxy s lineup coz you will cry!

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  • 2014-08-27 09:13
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> In reply to Tee♡ @ 2014-08-25 21:25 from fXrn - click to readWhat a elephant lie your 1st touch dial phone nd u know what is lag & hang all about when you open any application it freeze means it hangs while playing any game it starts behaving abnormally means it lag

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  • 2014-08-27 08:43
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Hey ...I got this s4 in 2nd hand from jagdsh market ..fone is perfectly alright but the screws at the back are missing ...can I know what parts they must have changed ?? any idea .. darkgamer

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  • 2014-08-26 16:41
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> In reply to Tee♡ @ 2014-08-25 21:25 from fXrn - click to readanother g2 or Nexus 5 fan spotted :D

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  • 2014-08-26 11:10
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-08-25 09:52 from 9xnx - click to readDear dark gamer.

thanks 4 the info :)

really u r a S4 geek. keep on your good work.

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  • 2014-08-26 11:09
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-08-25 09:52 from 9xnx - click to readThnx for the informations.

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  • 2014-08-26 08:50
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> In reply to Tee♡ @ 2014-08-25 21:25 from fXrn - click to readwell i think wait for darkgamer to replay to you,but try this till then.go to ply store and download clean master, instal and run clean all junk files from phone ,memory boost and app manager move to sd card all you dont use or dont need to phone.this is a great program i speedup my old 512ram phone and now work like new.dont now for you if work but try nothing to lose is free and safe,could be better recomended.if help say thanx.

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  • 2014-08-25 22:25
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Well, I got my Samsung S4 last year in July and I was pretty happy with it because it was my first touch screen phone. Now...I just think it was a total and complete waste of money and happiness. It lags quite a lot when you open certain applications, especially for me it's the camera and the gallery. My phone is currently running of the kit kat 4.4.2 software and it has improved but it still needs a lot of work. The browser doesn't always work, it freezes a lot, if it is connected to a weak wi-Fi signal, it just disconnects itself every time you open an application that does require wi-Fi. The phone is quite slow for a smart phone and it had some problems with the predictive text but now its better...I think. It does not allow you to assign a picture to any of your contacts but yourself which is really stupid...The chrome bezel starts chipping after a while, the screen, which is highly saturated and gives off unrealistic colors takes 80% of the battery when battery has been used for 12 hours. It requires too many updates. In general, it just sucks. I hope you don't make the same mistake I made

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  • 2014-08-25 21:25
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> In reply to sajeewatc @ 2014-08-24 17:21 from IWUQ - click to readIt's not upto CPU.

There is a hardware block in the SoC named as Codec which means code and decode.

This is the part which dies all of the encoding and decoding functions.

The codec in exynos 5410 only supports upto 1080p@30fps or 720p@120 fps.

The snapdragon 600 has upto 1080p@30fps or 720p@60fps.

Snapdragon 800/801 upto 4k@30 fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps.

Exynos 5422 has the same codec as snapdragon 800.

These all are H.264 codecs. The new SoCs like exynos 5430 ( used in galaxy alpha) or snapdragon 805 use h.265 for 1080p and h.264 for 4k. The upcoming SoCs like exynos 5433 and snapdragon 810 will have H.265 for both 1080p and 4k.

H.265 has more than 2 times efficiency of decoding/encoding than h.264 and also records in much less size with same quality.

It's not related to the processor but the codec

Hope you found this useful.

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  • 2014-08-25 09:52
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-24 19:51 from ut1Z - click to readS600 also can't handle 4k.

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  • 2014-08-25 08:27
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-24 23:59 from 49U9 - click to readIt's not possible now but will be possible when we get the update of s5 ui.

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  • 2014-08-25 07:14
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-24 21:29 from fCx% - click to readNexus 5 is beta version of g2 not g3.

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  • 2014-08-25 07:12
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> In reply to Sam1000 @ 2014-08-24 21:07 from vI95 - click to readS4 also has an sd card slot and much much better battery life.

S4 lasts me 5-6 hrs of on screen time while n5 doesn't even go 3.5.

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  • 2014-08-25 07:09
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how to srnd ptcture to another phone

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  • 2014-08-25 04:38
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Hi shubham/ darkgamer,
Samsung mobile on twitter shown S5 running fr nearly 7 days at ultra save mode at one charge wid avg use..is it possible on S4? Below d link of d video:

http://youtu.be/bVMXnQtlRkk

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  • 2014-08-24 23:59
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> In reply to Sam1000 @ 2014-08-24 21:07 from vI95 - click to readdie hard nexus fan spotted.

y u forget to mentionthat nexus 5 is just a beta version for G3.

Nexus 5 for my kids & S4 for me

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  • 2014-08-24 21:29
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