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> In reply to Zeeshan @ 2014-05-15 11:14 from wuc3 - click to readI have used it for an year and I'm yet happy with it. The phone works the way you want it. And after 4.4 update, the phone is really flying. The performance has only increased with time. The display is gorgeous and is the second best display in the market, first being the s5. The battery life is really good and gets better if you optimise it. My phone is an year old and I still get 5-6 hours of on screen time and 1 day of super heavy use.

Yes the s4 comes in octa core and octa core version is much better than quad core version in camera, music and performance. I own the octa core variant. The octa core version doesn't mean that it runs 8 cores. It can only run 4 cores at a time. The phone has 8 cores. 4 are cortex a7 cores which are very power efficient and save battery when using low power tasks like listening to music and 4 are cortex a15 cores which are very powerful and run when you trigger a game or any intensive task. So its more like a dual quad core rather than octa core but it's really good processor.

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  • 2014-05-16 06:47
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do any body know when its going to be avaible the Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) for central america?

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  • 2014-05-15 22:31
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Nice phone to have :)

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  • 2014-05-15 17:14
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> In reply to Avez kasmani @ 2014-05-15 10:56 from 7jVq - click to readXperia z is one of the crappiest mobile before buying s4 I tried it out in a store & it was horrible if you don't trust me go & try it out yourself, it's no where near to s4 apart from looks.

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  • 2014-05-15 16:17
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> In reply to ddaz @ 2014-05-15 11:13 from fCx2 - click to readI am shubham. I just changed alias.

I would advice to use a UHS I sd card. Use the 64 gb SanDisk one. It's much better in handling full hd videos. Even I use a Samsung 64 gb UHS I card.

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  • 2014-05-15 15:23
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> In reply to Avez kasmani @ 2014-05-15 10:28 from 7jVq - click to readYou want the comparison in detail. The xperia z doesn't stand a chance against s4. Xperia z was a failure by Sony. They really messed up.

Lets start:
Looks and Ergonomics: xperia z looks beautiful and better than s4 to be frank. It is even wafted and dust resistant. But s4 is much smaller and easier to handle. It also has capacitive buttons below the screen, which make full screen to be used. On screen buttons on xperia z make only about 4.7 inch of screen usable. This round I'll call a tie. Both have their advantages.

Screen: xperia z had the worst screen I've seen in my life. It's lifeless with pathetic viewing angles. Really the screen is a bummer on xperia z. The s4 has a class leading screen and xperia z's screen really pales in comparison.

Battery life: s4 clearly wins with almost double on screen time.

Chipset or performance: s4 has cortex a15 cpu which is almost 1.5 times more powerful.

Camera: both have identical sensors. But s4 has a better camera app and Also much more better image processing. So s4 has clearly better photos. Xperia z compresses photos too much.

UI: this is a personal preference. Both ui are very good. Touchwiz is more functional whereas Sony's ui looks better.

So now you see, xperia z really pales in front of s4.

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  • 2014-05-15 15:21
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it works so smoothly...have problem of getting heated up....but otherwise an advanced andrid phone..love it!!!!

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  • 2014-05-15 12:28
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Can someone please explain me how is S4?
How is battery life?
Features?
Does S4 comes in OCTA CORE?

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  • 2014-05-15 11:14
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2014-05-14 04:36 from U{xH - click to readHi Shubham. .can U advice me if I can use a UHD 64GB Scan disk card or shall stick wid my current Class6 32GB Samsung card...pls advice I have both d micro SD card.

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  • 2014-05-15 11:13
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tanx for samsung

my galaxy s4 had a problem thats battry...
samsung changed that for free.

thats serila number bigain DBxxxxxxxxx my phone is GT1900

tanx for ur change samsung

ehsan in iran

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  • 2014-05-15 10:59
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plz suggest me better phone between sony xperia z vs galaxy s4... plz suggest in detail.. thnx in advance....

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  • 2014-05-15 10:56
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Please write your suggestions about kitkat update , is it good with compare 4.3 , or not ? How is reception ?

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  • 2014-05-15 10:48
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plz suggest me better phone between sony xperia z vs galaxy s4... plz suggest in detail.. thnx in advance.. ;)...

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  • 2014-05-15 10:28
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> In reply to Ashok k @ 2014-05-14 14:21 from vImn - click to readUnder 30k, you won't get a better phone than s4. Under 30k, it has the best cpu, screen, camera, sd card slot, battery life and features. You can't find a single phone better than s4 in even a single category under 30k. I bet it.

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  • 2014-05-15 05:20
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> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-05-14 22:40 from uteH - click to readmoto x- is NOT customers popular choice internationally including india -hard facts speak out - s4 is much better over moto x - ASHOK- RS 30000 in india - best choice is s4 .. facts- 1. s4 is very popular customers INFORMED choice 2- SAMSUNG has india based customer services ( MOTO DOES NOT )3- s4 or any other - no perfect handset in this world .. 4- S4 /SAMSUNG have well known negatives .. moto x (over s4) is VERY BAD ILL INFORMED ADVICE - based on hard facts ..

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  • 2014-05-15 03:29
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> In reply to Keur2Lion @ 2014-05-14 19:17 from ftW2 - click to readcan u plz send me the link to download stock firmware

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  • 2014-05-15 03:02
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> In reply to Ashok k @ 2014-05-14 14:21 from vImn - click to readMoto X.

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  • 2014-05-14 22:40
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does 4.4.2 update effect the camera quality..??

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  • 2014-05-14 19:55
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> In reply to Rajvirdhaliwal @ 2014-05-14 14:34 from uvIJ - click to readFlash the stock firmware with Odin.

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  • 2014-05-14 19:17
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