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i hv samsung s4....
its awesome but battery drainage so high!!
100% battery end just in 2 or less hours!
70% battery usage on screen birghtness n all!

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  • 2014-05-14 13:45
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-14 07:37 from K57% - click to readI assume you are aware of switching those features on either from the notification toggle or from the settings menu.
With that assumption, if these functions are not working, open the file manager, search for a folder named ".face" in the Internal Memory, delete it and then restart your device and try again, it would recreate the files it use for Face detection features and would start working again.

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  • 2014-05-14 13:30
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-14 03:53 from utea - click to readYou seriously don't have any knowledge related to phones.Nokia 1200 is perfect for you.

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  • 2014-05-14 10:44
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-14 03:53 from utea - click to readsaurav ghosh GOSH !read posting rules- be polite use commonsense ... CANT U READ ? if u have no s4 now (which u never owned ?) and u say u r using nokia 1200 -what r u doing on s4 forum -- read posting rules -.. and learn to be FACTUAL N POLITE !!! IS THAT TOO DIFFICULT FOR U ?
forum is for sharing factual experiences S4 -- NOT UR FICTIONS .

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  • 2014-05-14 10:10
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im my phone ...the face detection features are not functioning.can any one help pls?....

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  • 2014-05-14 07:37
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should i buy s4 or note 2.Which one is better??plz tell

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  • 2014-05-14 04:54
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> In reply to sam @ 2014-05-13 16:42 from GThf - click to readI can go on and on about these phones. They are too different. I'll tell you the complete breakdown and you choose what you want. Firstly, we take into account that nexus 5 doesn't have an sd card slot and the 16 gig version will give around 12-13 gb storage. That's not enough. So you will have to go with 32 gb nexus 5 as you have to keep internal memory as free as possible as when you deplete internal memory, phone gets too slow and laggy.

So let's compare 16 gb s4(i9500) and 32 gb nexus 5.

Build and looks: nexus has a more fragile build and has non removable battery whereas s4 has removable battery, sd card slot and a decent build( it has taken fall atleast 15 times and just has some scratches).

Screen: s4 obviously. Better viewing angles, contrast, perfect blacks and better sunlight legibility in s4 screen. You can't match an amoled with lcd.

Battery: s4 has around 50% more battery life.

UI.:Now this depends on personal preference. You like features and power or you like speed. Nexus 5 is faster. Really fast. In return, s4 has touchwiz which is slower but has a very functional ui.

Speaker: I believe nexus 5 has the lowest quality speaker I have seen on a phone. Oh they really sound cheap and volume is kinda low. S4 has mono but loud speakers.

Camera: s4 thrashes nexus 5 in camera. Nexus 5 has a lower res. Smaller sensor and the proccessing is also not good. So the nexus 5 doesn't produce good images. S4 is quite good in camera and wind by a large margin.

Performance: nexus 5 takes it. It's faster and has a better chipset.

Updates: Google has 1.5 year upgrade plan for every nexus whereas Samsung has period of more than 2 years. But s4 released earlier. So both will recieve upto same time. But nexus recieves update earlier. See, don't worry about updates, google and Samsung are pretty good at it. Note that now both phones are at kitkat.

Price: in India, nexus 5 32 gb costs much more than s4 16 gb.

Now its your choice. You choose what you wanna buy.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-05-14 04:36
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-13 19:49 from 3JeZ - click to readYeah I have sold my S4, and it's so pleasuring to not see it in front of my eyes, or carry it with me. I am using a Nokia 1200 for past two weeks, and haven't missed it for a single second other than when I need to check the scores of football via TheScore.

What the heck do you mean by not replying properly to whoever that person is? I am the one who is replying, and I will do as I like. If he/she is some friend of yours ask him to contact me on Facebook or Twitter, this is not a friendly chit-chat page!

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  • 2014-05-14 03:53
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my galaxy S4 is having problem with the watsup link. what might be the problem

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  • 2014-05-14 01:08
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> In reply to khalid01 @ 2014-05-13 21:42 from 6uiV - click to readIt takes just 100-120 minutes. When screen on it charges at 1200 mA, when off at 1800 mA.

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  • 2014-05-14 00:02
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Hy guys how much time S4 is taking to fully charge from 0% to 100%

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  • 2014-05-13 21:42
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-13 15:11 from utea - click to readYOU SAID ON THIS FORUM last month- u r moving to windows phones this month! have u sold ur s4 ? R U keeping everything FOR "NEXT LIFE" .. WHY NOT reply properly to asif ?

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  • 2014-05-13 19:49
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2014-05-13 15:47 from U{q6 - click to readHi Shubham,I am going to buy a smartphone tomorrow should I go with s4 or nexus 5,my main concern are camera,speed & updates.
Thanks in advance.

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  • 2014-05-13 16:42
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No premium on design from lower models to the most expensive it all looks the same plus everyone seems to have that phone ever were I look including the fake ones

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  • 2014-05-13 16:02
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-13 15:11 from utea - click to readDid you see my comments on m7 forum. What did you finally decide on nexus 5 or m7?

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  • 2014-05-13 15:47
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-13 15:11 from utea - click to readThank you! That was really quick, I have ordered one for me, including a Dual layer Armour defender case for back.. This phone looks so delicate :-(..

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  • 2014-05-13 15:23
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> In reply to asif @ 2014-05-12 23:39 from AD}% - click to readWill do that, in next life ;)

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  • 2014-05-13 15:11
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-13 14:16 from ceKb - click to readAnyone will manage to get a scratch on this, unless one baby his / her phone. I was very confident that I won't be able to scratch it because it has GG3, but after using it for 3 months without any type of protective screen I saw three very mild scratches. So applied a screen protector.

Glass screen protectors are great. I highly recommend you to apply one.

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  • 2014-05-13 15:11
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Excellent!

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  • 2014-05-13 14:18
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Did anyone managed to get a scratch on this Gorilla Glass 3 screen yet? How about using a Tempered Glass screen protector anyways, just to be on a safer side.. Any thoughts welcome.

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  • 2014-05-13 14:16
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