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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-22 10:08 from U{qc - click to readIt's smoother than before and many things have become quicker fr eg. On tapping a folder in app drawer or home screen, the animation is faster. Keyboard looks prettier than before. It's worth the upgrade. Although one silly thing.i don't know how to restore my apps since I backed it up using kies 2.6 and after updating my phone I can't use kies 2.6. Only kies 3.0 will work. Any idea how to restore apps?

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  • 2013-10-22 13:12
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hi, i try to check an update thru my phone via wifi, and it keeps tellin me that i already have the latest update. i still have the 4.2. by the way im from the philippines. can anyone give me any advise about this. . thanks.

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  • 2013-10-22 12:59
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I saw my office colleague using S4, i was really impressed by it, the features and the overall performance, but the phone is overheated and also he is advicing me to take XPERIA Z1,
So pls guide me with ur opinion, which mobile s better in performnc lik battery,sound, over heat etc. I am so much worried about these issues especially.

So pls share ur experience to choose the right phone, i am going to get a new phone for this dewali.

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  • 2013-10-22 12:54
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-22 07:25 from U{xh - click to readWhat are your impressions on new update.

Please share them as soon as possible.

Have a nice day.

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  • 2013-10-22 10:08
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> In reply to Sach @ 2013-10-22 08:12 from ut$F - click to readIf you can get s4 for around 30k, just go for it. But that's highly unlikely. If s4 is out of your budget, please have a look at xperia zr. It's a great phone in small dimensions with a great chipset, 13mp camera and is waterproof.

look, if you wait for 3 months or so, you will definitely get a better phone but if you go on this way, you will keep waiting forever as a new and better phone will be declared each 3-4 months.

Also you can see note 2 but I would prefer xperia zr.

Have a nice day.

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  • 2013-10-22 10:05
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Friends you all have been discussing about update to 4.3 version, im a naive person dont know much about technicalities, but can anyone suggest which is the best phone feature and speed wise around 30k to be bought. Or should i wait for sometime if anything new is to comeup.
Thanks

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  • 2013-10-22 08:12
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-22 06:35 from 9x$3 - click to readYes heating is reduced. wow that's great!! Finally updated to 4.3 .😅

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  • 2013-10-22 07:25
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-21 17:57 from vb$F - click to readThe geekbench score is over snapdragon 800!!

its 2471. in comparison, lg g2(s800) gets around 2160.

antutu 4: 28872.

over all of these, the phone is blazing fast. The heating is completely gone. After doing benchmarks for 45 min, the back was only slight warm(not at all hot or uncomfortable).

have a nice day

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  • 2013-10-22 06:35
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> In reply to Test It Before @ 2013-10-22 01:13 from Np}w - click to readThese are exactly my thoughts dude. However i prefer galaxy s4 over both of these. These choices ultimately depend on the end user. A developer or advanced user or a geek will never buy an iphone but those who are new-bees to smartphne will prefer iphone 5s over any other phone due to simple and user-friendly minimalist interface and the raging speed with which the 5s opens apps.

Those who like capturing some photos and want infinite customization will prefer s4.

Those who want a great design and sound will prefer one.

have a nice day.

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  • 2013-10-22 06:31
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> In reply to Test It Before @ 2013-10-22 01:13 from Np}w - click to readSo which one do you prefer and why.

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  • 2013-10-22 05:00
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Every product must speak for itself although we have ignoramus folks. To those who are naive to make research: My wife is using iphone 5s and I'm using HTC One. if only you can go to store and play around this two phones. After that, what you'll choose will make you frolic and blissful.

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  • 2013-10-22 01:13
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IS THE 4.3 update being released in a phase manner within INDIA also?? i am in PUNJAB and yet both via OTA and KIES it shows latest updates installed,no sign of 4.3 :((

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  • 2013-10-22 00:25
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after a use of sometime its battery will swollen and will be of no use... after spending such a amount its a disaster!!!!!!!

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  • 2013-10-21 23:48
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-21 17:57 from vb$F - click to readThe cpu was great already, the 1.6 ghz on i9500 is cortex a15 which is havin a much better performance per clock than the krait 400 in snapdragon 800. I also think the ram has done something butthere should be some other changes too.

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  • 2013-10-21 19:07
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-21 15:44 from 9x$3 - click to readwow! thanks for the feedback bro, cant wait to have it, im at work right now. really appreciate it. thanks alot! and welcome back.

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  • 2013-10-21 18:09
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-21 16:56 from 9x$3 - click to readYour making me jealous. jk ;) I know, sammobile had mentioned about the benchmarks being at par with snapdragon 800. there are two reason for this: android operates on RAM and and exynos RAM is 32-bit dual-channel 800 MHz LPDDR3 (12.8 GB/sec), which is implemented in snapdragon 800 just now. Samsung were already ahead in this but software wasn't optimized to utilize it. It is now i guess. clock speed doesn't really matter much.

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  • 2013-10-21 17:57
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> In reply to ivans424 @ 2013-10-21 16:03 from rJfb - click to readThe benchmarks have hugely improved. in quadrant i got 17030. That's one hell of a score and almost on par with snapdragon 800.

I just wanted to say this.

more benches coming soon in 30minutes.

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  • 2013-10-21 16:56
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 16:04 from 3Jb7 - click to readJust wanna ask you a few things. Please Don't be offended.

In which country you live??

do you own an s4(if yes i9500 or i9505)

Have you really improved?? i just can't believe it!!

and about 4.3.1 i can't say much for now but see my reply to will. That will give you a glimpse.

Also get a name via logging in to a gsmarena account. That will really help a lot to recognize you. Please do it if you are really improved.

cheers:))

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  • 2013-10-21 16:22
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-21 15:36 from 9x$3 - click to readSHU.YAD.- not many s4 owners have LAN .. most shall be updating via kies with broadband connection .. do tell how the 431 goes .. u had urself commented on ur age --ANYWAY- old saying -
" live and learn" we all must do .. keep in touch via GA FORUMS .. anather old saying - " discretion is better part of bravado.." cheers ..

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  • 2013-10-21 16:04
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-10-21 15:57 from 9x$3 - click to readYeah...!! Thanks man..

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  • 2013-10-21 16:03
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