darkgamer, 30 Dec 2014The opposite is true.
I9500 has faster processor, better camera sensor and has fast charging. Not really, they have the same camera and the same charging system.
Here are the differences: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_i9500_vs_i9505-review-930p6.php
i9505 has better battery life while i9500 is marginally faster.
The big advantage of i9505 is that it has LTE support (if the bands are supported in your area).
dennis, 31 Dec 2014just sold off my s4....DONT BUY THIS PHONE if you value good battery life in a smartphone.Which samsung phone then do you recommend
just sold off my s4....DONT BUY THIS PHONE if you value good battery life in a smartphone.
George Knightley, 30 Dec 2014Hello darkgamer, I have been following your posts with interest. You have mentioned that you g... moreI don't game. Also I call little less. My main usage is IM like Facebook messenger, what's app etc. also I browse a lot.
Now I don't game at all. There are many reasons. Firstly, I'm not very fond of gaming. Secondly, I have an iPad air 2 for that. Thirdly, s4 is not so great for gaming as it has an old processor.
There were firmwares which gave 6 hours of on screen time. I once got 7. The latest one is quite poor in battery life. I barely get 5 hours.
It all depends. For example, browsing through wifi takes up a lot less power and gives you much better battery compared to 2g/3G.
Also if you watch movies, you'll get much higher on screen time. For example, watch a 3 hour movie. You will barely lose 30% of battery. That translates to 10 hour of on screen time.
Also your network reception and the background apps take a lot of power.
There are a lot of variables. Also stand by time is one.
Also firmware is a,culprit. Wait for lollipop update and we'll compare. I hope it's as good as android 4.3 battery life. I got more than 6 hours of time.
P.S. I use wifi and may be that's the reason I'm getting higher times.
Hello darkgamer, I have been following your posts with interest. You have mentioned that you get 5 hrs of on-screen time, which, so far as I am concerned, is quite out of the world! My S4 is no more than 6 months old, but I have never seen my on-screen time go past the 3.5 hr mark in spite of taking every battery saving measure that I could gather from this forum. I have disabled pretty much everything that I don't have a need for. I don't use power saving mode though, for what is the use of an octa-core processor if I don't enjoy full use of its power?
What I would like to know from you is an approximate break up of the 5 hrs that you get. Do you play games much? Or watch movies, listen to songs? Naturally you would be doing all of the above, but if you would be kind enough to give us an estimate of the time you employ in each of the activities you normally do, it would help us to put into perspective the 5 hrs that you get. (On a typical day, for example, I do 30 mins of voice calling, 30 mins of Facebook /WhatsApp, 1 hr of browsing /emailing, and 1-1.5 hr of gaming/ watching videos before I run out of juice.)
darkgamer, 30 Dec 2014I'm not facing that. Restart it. It may fix the problem.i restarted but its same....actually when song plays or a video play the voice of singer or speaker is crystal clear but there is still some sort of a noise in background music...am confused since music is distorted a little but not the voice of singer so plz help
Got a S4 Black edition for Mum's 60th Birthday guys.
Decent and so far so good. Its made in Vietnam. Hope she get to use it with ease.
The best phone within Rs. 30000.
And is getting lolipop soon next year.
Perfect size, perfect looks, handy, 12mp camera,
superb full HD screen, octa core, 2gb ram,
what else you need in Rs. 21000.
Good deal, you will never regreat..!
darkgamer, 30 Dec 2014I would go for s5. It has better camera, screen, processor and has some things like waterproof... moreOk shall i go fr Exynos version of S5 or Snapdragn version? Bcoz on flipkart n snapdeal no snapdragon version available
dbd, 29 Dec 2014Hi,
Wat do u suggest me S5 or Note3, looking 2wrds price vs specs & future prospects wise too?I would go for s5. It has better camera, screen, processor and has some things like waterproofing and fingerprint scanner.
You may go for note if you would use the s pen but otherwise, s5 is overall better phone.
S.K., 29 Dec 2014Is it true that I9505 version is better that I9500 version ?
And how better ?The opposite is true.
I9500 has faster processor, better camera sensor and has fast charging.
dbd, 29 Dec 2014Hi, Wat do u suggest me S5 or Note3, looking 2wrds price vs specs & future prospects wise too?Is the greatest phone ever
hi guys i bought an s4 i9500 black edition....i am facing a slight crackling sound in its speaker and am running 4.4.2 kitkat...is this problem only in my ohine or everyone faces it?
This phone has very decent battery life. I don't know why some people are complaining about the battery life.