just got confirmed it is coming to Australia, who ever said only I9500 is only coming to australia should be shot, got for my country news site saying this:
a Samsung representative at the launch event confirmed that Australia would be getting the eight-core version.
ThomasCarlsson, 28 Mar 2013Do you know for sure that not all 8 cores can work at the same time, maybe up to 4 cores handl... moreThat is correct, although it says octa core, it is a quad core in reality and only 4 do the heavy lifting the other 4 cores are for battery management!
Do not make me say this again!
Peter, 28 Mar 2013Stupid question! There are so many radio apps to download. Seems like you never use smartpho... moreHe means one that can directly receive AM/FM Radio Wavelengths, not internet apps.
Peter, 28 Mar 2013Stupid question! There are so many radio apps to download. Seems like you never use smartpho... moreS4 do not even have the hardware for FM-radio! Streaming radio from Internet drains the battery!
Tweet from @SamsungExynos 4h
Update on LTE capability: The Exynos 5 Octa processor supports LTE and all 20 bands
Samsung Exynos confirmed LTE Exynos 5 Octa
plz update the specs.
Angry user, 28 Mar 2013Please expline me please, why on Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 NO RADIO?
Now XXI century!Stupid question!
There are so many radio apps to download.
Seems like you never use smartphone before.
Please expline me please, why on Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 NO RADIO?
Now XXI century!
Mobilemaster, 28 Mar 2013The Galaxy S4 has 8 cores, but those 8 cores will NOT work at the same time! 4 cores will be u... moreDo you know for sure that not all 8 cores can work at the same time, maybe up to 4 cores handling simpler tasks in the background while the 4 faster cores handle intensive games and videodecoding at the same time?
Raid3n, 28 Mar 2013You are wrong son. The glass (front and rear) is scratch resistant, and its covered by anti... moreGlass is still "only" glass, and that preinstalled, "plastic"!, screen protector, supposed to make the front, not back, screen shatter proof, is what makes the screen quality and viewing angles... a total disaster! iPhone 4S was also promised to be impossible to break, but we now know that was not true!
Miiike Hunt, 28 Mar 2013Download more MP3's then...I want to be surpised and not know exactly what song will be the next, so even if I waste memory downloading more mp3 I then know exactly what mp3 I have downloaded! Listening to the FM-radio makes it impossible to know what the next song will be! I also like to listen to news, and many talkshows are really very good and fun to listen to on the FM-radio!
akshay-12, 28 Mar 2013Depends on what price are you paying and where do you intend to purchase. If in US then Nexus ... moreThe Galaxy S4 has 8 cores, but those 8 cores will NOT work at the same time! 4 cores will be used for heavy tasks, and 4 cores will be used for lower tasks. It is boring to tell this again and again. There are so many dumb people. :(
The Exynos Octa variant (i9500) supports LTE too!
Samsung Exynos reported to SammyHUB about the Exynos 5 Octa processor for the Galaxy S4.
According to SamsungExynos the Exynos 5 Octa will support all the bands of LTE (20).
So in other words, the Exynos chip from Samsung supports the same things as the Snapdragon 600 by Qualcomm.
Because Samsung couldn’t produce Exynos 5 Octa on time Samsung decided to use the Snapdragon 600 in some countries!
I will get the s 4 blue because it has higher megapixel camera alson I have used galaxy s since the originak one was released
b2, 28 Mar 2013I am confused s3 s4 or nexus4 please give me advice who is best?Depends on what price are you paying and where do you intend to purchase. If in US then Nexus 4 else S3, i don't see necessity of octa core mobile phone when we are yet to have desktops running beyond quad core. If OS needs 8 cores then in this era, then problem is with OS not the phone, S3 is smooth enough for day to day operations and gaming too, so don't waste money on S4. who knows S5 will have 16 cores and then S6 will have 32 cores, question is, is your OS even gonna use all 4 cores of a quad core to full potential for 95% of the time? i mean JB runs on many dual core droids including nexus 3 so why on earth do we need 8 cores? News is even Android 5 going to support Dual core mobiles, so get an S3, it has more than enough processing power for all purposes.
Droidd life, 28 Mar 2013Dont worry. I live in india too. The octo core version is definately comin to india. I would p... moreyeah man, even i will go for the white one. i have been using black coloured phones since 5 years (believe me i have owned three phones and all of them were black XD) and i am quite bugged with that colour :P
I held both htc one and s4 but the s4 is more over rated and feels really cheap and a bit of a was on money but the htc one is grand and feels luxurious in the hand
Twirlybob, 28 Mar 2013I dont get it, why phone brands, like HTC, Samsung, LG...are making the high-end phones with r... moreits the era of five inch phones man. gone are the days when people used to call 3.5 inches BIG!!!
i suggest you go for a samsung galaxy s2. its a good phone with the perfect screen and you can use it with a single hand ;-).