JebOwn, 23 Mar 2013no LTE....????
I9500 - non LTE
I9505 - LTE
WHY...????The Exynos Octa-core CPU does not work with LTE ..Why I don't know but folk say LTE in USA cant do phone call same time as data use..
We have all these radios and sensors all packed in tight space its amazing how they do it without causing interference between them all.
M8, 23 Mar 2013I think by going on past references of sgs3,
the I9500 would have it but not the I9505 seeing... moreAround other forums it does seem like the Snapdragon will use its own DAC and the Exynos could pair with Wolfson DAC.The quality in Samsungs wave is really top notch using wolfson even better at treble than S3...Another superb mp3 player was Nokias N8 and Cowan mp3 players have superb audio ..
If anyone has an S2 try concert hall setting and ROCK equaliser and put on a dance song..When the bass kicks in the Yamaha chip crumbles and volume drops lower,,when the bass stops and just vocals and treble are playing its not to bad but when bass kicks back in(as with all dance tracks) the sound just buckles the Yamaha chip is crap..I was using Senheiser C300x for ages then jumped to newer C300x II which was bad move they lost a lot of bass,,anyhow everyone raving about Soundmagic E10 around that 50GBP point so got some,,very,very good.People including me swear their is separate tweeter hiding inside but their isn't its just a single unit..
M8, 23 Mar 2013I think by going on past references of sgs3, the I9500 would have it but not the I9505 seeing... moreSo much we are unsure about and I have not seen screen to see how good it is..As someone said earlier release date seems like ages away why cant we buy it now..
snapdragon is better than exynos cos its way faster. exynos can't use both the quad cores at once.....
brynn, 23 Mar 2013Still no word on if its using Wolfson chip..if they have gone back to Yamaha well not impresse... moreI think by going on past references of sgs3,
the I9500 would have it but not the I9505 seeing it is using the qualcomm snapdragon,,, I thinks ;/
Still no word on if its using Wolfson chip..if they have gone back to Yamaha well not impressed...So much a smartfone has to pass for me before I buy it.
Just saw it for sale on mobicity.com.au "oz site"
They only advertised the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 16gb 799, 32gb 899 and 64gb 999 outright :(
No mention Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600.
I really do hope these prices drop...
you'll hate this phone if you once used Galaxy S,S2,S3 design is the same no one will recognise you whether its an old phone or new.. bye bye Sammy I switch to HTC One...
blitz_arc, 22 Mar 2013Haha.. Listen to all the hate and bias reviewer have said and follow their footstep to spread ... moreit is a nicely built phone but sony z is too big and uncomfortable in hand(maybe you got big hands),,screen is sub par for me ,speaker is in awful position,camera not that good a lot of noise,no centre button,no removeable battery,flaps are a pain for me for waterproof cause i use headfone jack everyday,missing samsung sound alive player and conCert hall settings..you spend most of your time looking at screen so why not have the best.?? in my mates retail box he got screen protectors but its supposed to be dragontail and screen has to be wiped a fair bit from smudges.
see its up to the individual to choose whats right for them..i did not like sony z so not going to buy it.it was my mates phone and he took it back but it has no lag but not for me.plus stamina mode disables all the things a smartfone needs to be a smartfone so is a waste.
Man why is April taking so long .....APRIL 26 . the Galaxy s 4 bringing the Future to Us
The Galaxy S4's back camera records 1080p video at 60fps, NOT 30fps. Please update the specs it accordingly.
Sanjay Puri, 22 Mar 2013Xperia Z a worst flagship phone presently in market. A bad nightmare. A worst kind of screen i... moreHaha.. Listen to all the hate and bias reviewer have said and follow their footstep to spread the words.
Obviously you haven't see the xZ yet. The viewing angle is just the only point to bring down sony. But as a user you have no problem with it.
Contrast? Im sure you are blind to say it has weak contrast. Numbers doesnt tell anything. See the screen of xZ for yourself, and you will take back what you just said.
alipk52, 22 Mar 2013I am From Pakistan, don't know about these pre-orders and their terms and conditions, what i a... moreI cant speak for Pakistan but usually launch price is usually highest ever price..So these prices you see should be highest price you pay..They should by launch day be cheaper but nothing is guaranteed.
Right I paid 10GBP less per month over 24 month on 2nd day of launch of S3 by going with another provider but again UK so not much help.
ark0udakos, 22 Mar 2013As I show in sammobile.com, here in Greece we can only get the snapdragon version which is rea... moreThe snapdragon 600 CPU is something to be sad about? Last time i checked the Snapdragon S4 Pro beat the Exynos 4412 is almost ever benchmark..... Plus its a million times more stable and doesnt overheat like the Exynos CPU.... Exynos 5 Octa is just a name.... the CPU isnt running on 8-cores simultaneously, so whats the big deal
had lot of hopes with s4....sold my s2 !! hoping this would be looking good with design little better atleast.. .no doubt it's best in spec sheet.. .but guys you all trying to hide the ego why? don't all honestly agree the design of s3,note2,grand,note all same?? no difference even ppl would wonder which phone it is! vanity should be seen.. .going with xperia z for it's decent respectable spec sheet...krait quadcore snapdragon processor,2gb ram,bravia engine 2,stamina mode still good enough to run all stuff easily and has upgraded so much with luxury design and it stands out in crowd . no offence sammy i always your fan...i still feel s2 design much better than s4...plus In my heavy monsoon rainy city add on xperia z waterproof is so much a benefit.. .lets hope Sammy makes s4 or s5 waterproof..i doubt.. .all my thoughts.. no offence to anybody. it's all our choice. peace!
brynn, 22 Mar 2013We have a lot of places here in UK that sell it and they compete on price do you not have that... moreI am From Pakistan, don't know about these pre-orders and their terms and conditions, what i actually recognized is the early prices which i mentioned in last comment, i gathered all those pricings from different articles of gsmarena, of course those prices are pre-orders right now, my question is will these price stay when S4 releases, or it'll come in reduced price than that? i hope you understand my query :)
alipk52, 22 Mar 2013Basically i am one of those who knows poor build quality of S4, yet willing to buy it, but the... moreWe have a lot of places here in UK that sell it and they compete on price do you not have that where you live?? Also it will go down after a few months so you will get it cheaper..Its always high first so all early adopters who will buy it will guarantee to get the networks most profit..I learnt in about 2003 to buy sim free and always do..In the endyou own it ,not stuck with 2 year contract...I top up 10GBP a month that give me 500MB data plus 300 texts and still keep the 10 GBP for calls and MMS,thats on O2 UK.