Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to sam @ 2014-04-17 20:40 from rKwx - click to readUnfortunately, back is glossy and is slippery. A remedy is to use an s-view cover. as when you flip it, you hold the soft feathery part which provides a firm grip.

For the sound, it's much louder than xperia z or nexus 5. The sound is really loud and there is a dedicated pocket mode for hearing it at crowded places.

The call quality is really good. To make it awesome, there is a feature in music app called adapt sound. Just set it up and make it work for calls. The calls will be optimized for your ear and will be the best you ever hear from the phone.

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  • 2014-04-18 04:21
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Is the back glossy or textured? Two more things how's the sound quality, i mean is the phone loud enough to be heard at crowded places & how's the call quality? Actually i'm planning to buy this in a couple of days, i preferred this over xperia z & nexus 5.

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  • 2014-04-17 20:40
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Just a superb phone with a wow camera !!! The cons is a bit overheat when playing games or browsing and battery drain a bit fast but who cares, all smartphone also got that problem. Buy a powerbank and everything settled. Love my s4 for its great performance. Love it !!!!!

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  • 2014-04-17 15:39
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a very very gud xperince in procesoor speed gud image quality nd best screen

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  • 2014-04-17 14:46
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> In reply to [deleted post]I am sorry to disappoint you but that news is for the google play edition of s4, htc one or moto G that sport pure stock android and not touchwiz one. The updates to these will be provided by samsung in may.

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  • 2014-04-17 13:13
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i recently acquired the s4,i have not downloaded any apps except for the yahoo messenger,everytime i try to download an app from google store it fails because my system is running short on memory,what could be the problem here yet this thing is supposed to 32gb of storage space and 2gb of ram? morrisoluanda@yahoo.com

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  • 2014-04-17 10:29
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> In reply to Laurence @ 2014-04-17 08:19 from wc6{ - click to readThat bigger screen is just HD. and hd at 5.5 inches is pathetic. S4 has a full hd screen which is much much better in sharpness.

For your information. A full hd screen had twice the number of pixels of an hd screen. And also s4 gas a smaller screen. So its even more sharp.

Bigger us not always better my friend.

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  • 2014-04-17 10:11
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> In reply to sathish_fr @ 2014-04-16 13:40 from fCx{ - click to readHi Sathish, if you have the budget.... The bigger screen the better... Comparing between S4 and Note 3 Neo....I go for Note 3 Neo. Cheers

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  • 2014-04-17 08:19
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> In reply to joy @ 2014-04-16 20:12 from utgP - click to readHi Joy, go for S4. The best photo shoot images output so far (poor image from Sony, HTC). Great viewing angle for S4 (Xperia is the worst). HTC One have the best speaker output but photos shooting not as good as S4. LG not tested... I guess is way below S4 performance. Cheers

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  • 2014-04-17 08:15
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> In reply to joy @ 2014-04-16 20:12 from utgP - click to readI'm also researching on top class phones these days as i wanna buy a real smartphone, confused between xperia z,nexus5,lg g2 & s4,xperia z has poor camera, low sound, screen cracking issues & poor battery, nexus5 has poor audio quality with average camera, g2..well it's good but i'm not really convinced as lg are lazy in updating their phones. The only phone which is appealing to me is s4 as samsung is the most trusted brand & keeps updating their phones on regular basis, so i think i'll go with s4.

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  • 2014-04-17 06:23
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> In reply to joy @ 2014-04-16 20:12 from utgP - click to readGo for S4, all your needs will trully satistied on S4 and with so much added features (S Health etc)

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  • 2014-04-17 01:14
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confused . please advice regarding s4 , will it be wise decision to buy it

my budget is 30000 max , want 10+ mega pixel primary camera with led flash , min 2-3 gb ram , secondary camera as max as can , min 2.0 mega pixel, kitkat os or upgradeble to kitkat , 16 or 32gb internal memory , min 32 gb expandable memory, gorila glass 2 or 3

all times internet using , all time mail using , movies watching , heavy calls to do

please guide and advice

my choice

samsung s4 , lg g2 , lenovo - which model , sony xperia - which model , if htc - which model

no windows phone

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  • 2014-04-16 20:12
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Im using galaxy s4.it is very nice phone but one problem accur my phone...

My phone is very heating at using internet,videos,bluetooth... anyone pls help me to solve this problem

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  • 2014-04-16 20:06
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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.

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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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