Anonymous, 20 Mar 2014is it available in 32 or 64 gb in india ??Last time I checked only 16 GB versions were available here. Maybe 32 GB versions are available nowadays, but I am quite sure 64 GB aren't available yet. Might wanna ask your local store.
shubham yadav, 20 Mar 2014All come with 50 GB cloud space. BTW you were buying g2 na. So why asking this irrelevant que... moreactually my wife is asking me to buy S4. Just because its Samsung and S4 is quite popular. and I m more towards G2. so i can end up buying any of these 2 as budget is not a problem, I just need what is best among s4 and g2. I asked this drop box thing cuz a supplier said it depends on carrier etc. this thing is not mentioned in their package. so may be the s4 they are selling is unlocked or something that it doesnt give 50 GB drop box anymore.
Well cloud storage is very useful for me. i can put my DSLR photos from my PC into Cloud then upload them in instagram etc via mobile.
anybody, when samsung galaxy s4 (i9500) update 4.4.2 kitkat to Nepal? waiting?
tausif, 20 Mar 2014does all i9500 versions comes with 50 GB drop box or it depends ?All come with 50 GB cloud space. BTW you were buying g2 na. So why asking this irrelevant question. As no one uses cloud. If you buy this phone, you can easily swap a 64 gb sd card.
Which is best when compared between xperia z and galaxy 4.. which one has a gud battery back up..?
Guys I am planing to buy smart phone, please suggest me S4 or nexus 5 or LG G2, which is better in performance.
Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014Lol, what made you think I didn't do a clean install of 4.4.2? I always do a clean install, an... moreHey if you want good battery life, no heating probs etc etc, Go and get Nokia 1100i. 😈
Scorpio, 20 Mar 2014Hi Shabham
I noted that you advised deleting Samsung Link and Samsung Push. When I try to del... moreI just advised to disable them, not delete them. And you'll be prompted to make them come to factory version. Do it. As you don't need these 2 apps. This won't do anything to other apps beside these 2.
Have a nice day. Thanks
shubham yadav, 19 Mar 2014From the answers you gave, lg G2 is the phone for you. S4 has a better screen, but you don't c... moreHi Shabham
I noted that you advised deleting Samsung Link and Samsung Push. When I try to delete them both I get a warning that data will be deleted so being cautious I cancel the deletion. Are you able to explain what each one does or doesn't do. In other words why you consider they are not necessary to keep. Also if you feel there are other apps which are not necessary I'd love to hear also. Sorry but I am obviously not very technical but am always willing to learn.
Shabham on an entirely different note I have been following your advices for a long time and am full of admiration for your technical know-how and the patience and willingness with which you are prepared to share with others. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your eagerness to help.
guys- s4- 442 -update ota last week - battery life reduced dramtically - some overheating which was not there before update .. I am allegedly supposedly HIGH TECH in my own science - but like most mobiles/cellphones users worldwide - DONOT do root/unroot /play games .. my own cell has to be on standby 24/7--112 . samsung service center says GOOGLE SAMSUNG working fast on 443 fix update -shall be soon ota /kies .. soon ? how soon? btw- headache could just be a headache or life threatening brain bleeding - DONOT SELF DIAGNOSE .. get to samsung service center .. telephone consultation =could be this ..could be that ==dangerous most of times .. and "DRS" SAURAB GHOSH N LIKES -PLEASE LEARN TO BE POLITE N SCIENTIFIC -DONOT HOP HOP UP DOWN LIKE A YOYO - PARDON THE EXPRESSION .. GSM ARENA -we have seen several nonstop comments from mr saurab ghosh -from kolkatta- india -as he says - rude sadly ..
Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014Lol, what made you think I didn't do a clean install of 4.4.2? I always do a clean install, an... moreI also did a clean install. But despite it, i had issues. Then I again did a factory reset as I was fed up. It now works perfectly
kn, 13 Mar 2014the ring tone is very low. How to increase itsys/etc/default_gain.conf. Increase the speaker phone dB. Try at small steps.
Forget everything if you are not rooted.
shubham yadav, 19 Mar 2014i talk home daily and the call is around 20 min everyday. Impossible for ear. Are you kidding.... moreLol, what made you think I didn't do a clean install of 4.4.2? I always do a clean install, and even recommend everyone the same.
Anyway, it's unbearable indeed. Besides that issue persists on all the S4 I have seen so far, and I have seen quite a few.
My screen on time is 4 hours, your's is 5, good, have you given a thought that the brightness could have some impact on this? I use +3, which is heavily bright. Most people use Auto, so they will get more screen on time anyway. I don't care about battery life, so it doesn't matter for me anyway.
If your S4 doesn't really heat then you have some 'special' unit dude, take care of it :)
Saurav Ghosh, 19 Mar 2014Well can't agree with you on this one, at all. I live in Kolkata anyway :/ After a call aroun... morei talk home daily and the call is around 20 min everyday. Impossible for ear. Are you kidding. It's not even warm. Let alone unbearable. I don't know what's going around with your piece but that's surely not normal. Yes, factory reset has to do with it. I think the firmware doesn't adjust properly when you don't do it. I can't think of a proper reason for this. One possible reason is the different loading of apps on diff. O.S. . Anyways, when I updated to 4.4 , my screen-on time reduced to 3 hrs and the phone too started to heat. These issues are interlinked. As the battery is draining, the energy is getting converted to heat. I did a factory reset and now my on screen time is again 5.5 hours and the phone is never even warm even after watching HD movies with sync and data on . Your on-screen time is 4 hrs. That may be the reason. As that's low.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2014has the upgrade improved performance???Yes, overall the performance will seem to be smoother than Jelly Bean, but there are some problems with KitKat. Like when you scroll through email list, with 'message preview' (or whatever it is called on your email app) on, it will lag like hell. You need to turn off message preview to sort the issue out, which is a bad thing.
Anyway, I do believe a future upgrade might solve the issue.
PS: However if I had the option I would go back to JB to be honest, cause there is no more custom kernel available for KitKat ROMs. I am just rooted with stock kernel :( So I am missing options like speaker amplification, LED light intensity and some display related tweaks which was available on Adam kernel for Jelly Bean :| Going back is not possible though, cause with KitKat the new bootloader is being flashed, and you won't be able to go back to JB! However someone said it is possible with the help of PIT file, lets see...I will go back if I can.
rohan, 15 Mar 2014I am in Pune, India, please tell me why I am not able to update my S4 to kitkat 4.4.2 through ... morePeople should know this by now! Cause it has been mentioned many times that if you don't get the OTA 4.4.2 update then download the full ROM form www.sammobile.com, and flash that ROM via Odin. It's a five minutes process.
Please read more, ask less :)
NEEL, 16 Mar 2014is it single sim or double sim?Single SIM. Kindly don't ask these type of questions! There is a specification page of GSMArena, which literally covers everything :O