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When do we have Android 4.3 update for GS4?

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  • 2013-08-19 07:46
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> In reply to karan 1 @ 2013-08-19 06:23 from ttd1 - click to readWhat these old eage, old specs iPhone users are doing here? If u r happy with iPhone then why do u put comment here? Why do u keep roaming on this page? If u really want to check GS4 then buy it and test it...it is world best phone... if u can't buy then be happy with your very old iphone and don't look how other phones are?

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  • 2013-08-19 07:45
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Here is my opinion, but first let me be as transparent as possible. I have a WP8 HTC 8X, as well as an iPad and wifey has an iPhone 5. I have used for years, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android. I switched to Windows Phone for something different. I liked the UI and how it flowed. I have not regretted moving to WP. It's fast, efficient, logical and functional. I like Apple devices and Android devices but for some when I switched to WP, I don't feel the need to jump to a new device every 6 months. WP has some down sides - the adoption rate sucks so not many other people have one. The app selection is not on par with Apple and Android, although 95% of the good, quality apps are there (there just aren't 160 variants of a fart app). I use 3rd party Vine and Instagram apps and there is not a noticeable difference. If I was walking into a cell store to pick up a new device, today, I'd grab the Nokia 920/925/928 or the Nokia 1020 over the iPhone 5 or SG4 or Moto X or HTC One. If you are into photography, grab the Nokia 1020. The pics are amazing (search some Flickr sites). One WP feature I love but is rarely mentioned: the dedicated camera button. Bottom line: if you like rows of app icons and a beefier app universe, stick with Apple/Android. If you want to try something different, try the WP.

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  • 2013-08-19 07:07
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Thank god for Nokia, or the Win 8 phones would actually be in trouble. The quality apps are on the way every day, who gives a crap about having a million really. It's nice to see Nokia a doing the innovating while Apple is busy explaining why you don't really need that anymore. The Nokia 1020, with the advantage of all the Nokia apps, is outstanding. And It's nice to see that no one is even questioning the fact that the camera blows away the competition, it's not even close and probably won't be for quite some time to come. Kudos Nokia, and hurry up Instagram, I bet you will look really great on the platform, so move it along.

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  • 2013-08-19 07:06
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i have this phone but from time to time it stop every thing and show message unfortunatly application has stopped what i can do for this proplem and when i close the sensor it open it after hour alone. why?

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  • 2013-08-19 06:44
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-08-19 04:01 from U@$% - click to readok bro, but iphone 5 screen is best upto now (other than screen size) ,
display of iphone5 is brighter, much more natural and it produces optimum contrast .

and also u know, highend games are running with more fps,and better graphics ,more than butter smooth.

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  • 2013-08-19 06:23
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is S4 32 gb factory unlocked version is available in NEW YORK, USA??

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  • 2013-08-19 05:58
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> In reply to -LAS-AK 47 @ 2013-08-19 00:20 from fwV9 - click to readi9500. In some games i9505 may produce better frame rates but the gpu in i9500 has massive fill rate advantage which will not let it lag . but i9505 lags in some games. In the end both are great.

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  • 2013-08-19 04:07
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> In reply to Rishanth @ 2013-08-18 22:39 from w9LH - click to readi9505 is better in just one category and that is battery. Other than that i9500 has better processor, camera, audio quality etc.

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  • 2013-08-19 04:04
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> In reply to Don @ 2013-08-18 22:15 from N9@S - click to readI am not a professional reviewer by the way but yeah this is an easy one.

look note 2 has 720 by 1280 pixels display spread over 5.5 inches. It grants it a pixel density of around 257ppi which is rather too low for a high end phone and hence I can easily see individual pixels and hence the screen doesn't look good. it is not pentile though and it means it has full set of subpixels but that too at this pixel density is not enough.

In contrast, s4's screen is the best Samsung has produced till date. it has a 1080 by 1920 display over a smaller screen of 5 inches giving it an incredible 441 ppi and hence pentile or not doesn't matter. You can't see individual pixels no matter how hard you try. It looks like a homogenous surface. and that's what we want.

In other areas also s4 wins . It has more natural and pleasant colors, it can display accurate whites and it has a great color gamut.

look note2's screen is also great but s4's is incredible. There is no competition between these 2.

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  • 2013-08-19 04:01
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which is better i9500 or i9505?in term of gaming

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  • 2013-08-19 00:20
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guys .. which is the best i9500 or i9505 battery wise?

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  • 2013-08-18 22:39
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-08-18 17:00 from GRT5 - click to readWhat about S4 and Note2 screens? Can you compare the two of them for me too? Thanks

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  • 2013-08-18 22:15
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> In reply to Engineer555 @ 2013-08-18 17:40 from JLbE - click to readplease shut up and leave this page. Read the comparison of s4 and iPhone 5 screens on display mate. Read about s4 on displaymate.

At this 441ppi it really doesn't matter whether it's pentile or not. furthermore If you are a displaymate fan then you must know about diamond pixels and how Samsung had improved pentile display.

pentile have long lifespan and consume less power. Further , now tests by displaymate shows that now amoled can show natural colours. so there is no weak point left of pentile.

do you even know how sharp s4's screen is. It's more than anyone can see. so please stop complaining about sharpness.

really I can't stop laughing at you and your half knowledge and pretending that you are advanced and others are fool. You may be the only person on this planet who claims that s4's screen is not sharp enough lol.

and at last, the lcd in s4 active was considered a downgrade along with the camera.

Please go to a good doctor.

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  • 2013-08-18 20:44
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best mobile phone from samsung specially camera

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  • 2013-08-18 20:27
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> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-08-18 16:14 from J5Pw - click to readSamsung default browser is supporting Adobe Flash player.
I think installing boat browser is waste of memory.

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  • 2013-08-18 19:48
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> In reply to Engineer555 @ 2013-08-18 17:40 from JLbE - click to readCan you see individual pixels in s4 .I think you have a microscopic eye. You comparing s4 screen with s2 screen !
S4 screen has more natural colours than previous version galaxies, this is really good achievement for s4 and Samsung .

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  • 2013-08-18 18:05
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Do you work for Samsung or what? Don't worry, I know the screen details of the phones very well as I am a displaymate fan. Pentile is something unnatural and it is the cheaper way to produce screens. My first preference would be a real RGB Samoled screen with full hd resolution if possible and secondly an Ips screen. If S4 Active had the FM Radio, I would have preferred it, because it's non-pentile and therefore assumably sharper as it has more subpixels with the same resolution.

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  • 2013-08-18 17:40
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> In reply to karan 1 @ 2013-08-18 15:23 from ttdc - click to readI told na I don't know it exactly. and I don't care about it.

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  • 2013-08-18 17:03
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> In reply to Engineer555 @ 2013-08-18 15:42 from JLbE - click to readif you take subpixel density too. The s4 has 320 ppi for red and blue and 441 for green. hence thrashing your s2 in all three areas which has a subpar pixel density and pixilated oversaturated screen. which has 213 for all.

note 3 won't have fm radio as most people don't actually use it according to Samsung. I use it though.

buy a cheap fm radio worth 3 or 4 dollars.


s4 totally demolishes your s2 in screen comparison. don't act oversmart. I know more about technical matters than you. If you don't wanna 'downgrade' your phone . don't. No one is forcing you here.

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  • 2013-08-18 17:00
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