abree, 18 Oct 2013I would like to know which is the normal S4? Is it the I9505 or the I9500 model?I think the difference is the I9505 has 4G LTE. Word of caution, do not order from the internet as Samsung do not give even a 1 day warranty. My I 9505 had a factory fault and lost IMEI number and could not use it as a mobile phone, how ironical. This is just after 2 and a half months of buying it brand new from Amazon for USD 850. Samsung USA did not have the technology to fix it and did not give their one year warranty as stated in the documents in the box. This is simply because the warranty card did not have a dealer stamp. This is obvious isn't it. The box says do not accept if seal is broken and to put the dealer stamp you have to break the seal and open the box. But when buying from internet the box comes unopened. If the box is open there could be accessories missing or phone tampered with. See my predicament.This model has a factory fault. Do not buy it, especially from the web. Heats up like hell too when surfing the net or using maps, maps do not update your current location even with the GPS is on. Although it has many features, gesture control and eye detection is terrible and goes wonky. It drives me crazy trying to use those features, even after reading the user manual.Go for an IPhone which is much user friendly, better battery life and very reliable. Also in icloud what ever applications purchased will have to be paid for only once for any apple device and the apple store lists only high quality applications, and emails you a receipt for all purchases.
I would like to know which is the normal S4? Is it the I9505 or the I9500 model?
Can i ask wht is the different between s4 n s4 lte. N beetween s4 s4lte n s4 active which one better
upgraded to 4.3 visually there are no visual changes, performance seems to be increasing les lags when smart sceen and air gestures activated, antutu benchs shows increased performance.
AnonD-174029, 18 Oct 2013did anybody upgrade to 4.3?? I would not try any upgrades that Samsung would recommend as it created many issues with my I9505. After replacing the main circuit board I simply ignore all Samsung firmware and other updates. Just terrified of company who violates their own warranty policy.
AnonD-174029, 18 Oct 2013did anybody upgrade to 4.3?? Hello. yes I did the upgrade. a minor changeing in the look. the lockscreen a bit different, some new apps, and the keyboard maybe a little different. Antutu shows increased performance however quadrant shows decreasing performance.
Can i ask what the different between galaxy s4 n s4lte. And between s4,s4lte n s4 active. Which one better.
Faisal, 13 Oct 20131st problem is battery backup is so poor. 2nd Problem is using time set become too hot. Try to delete some unnecessary app ftom your phone also remove the app which display some kind of ad banners when using app
Guys, got the S4 GT I9505 fixed by replacing the main circuit board after spending US$ 300 extra. Now it seems fine. I noticed that few minutes of surfing the net or using the GPS map heats up the phone like hell. You can not even hold it near the ear for a call. Also battery dies within few hours, and when using Google maps your location does not get updated in real time like in the Iphone.
Chaminda, 11 Oct 2013I am a mobile user since 1996. And used Nokia, Sony Ericson, Iphone and Blackberry, but never ... moreHi chaminda, l had the same issue with S4 I9505. eordered few months ago and lost imei and lost mobile signal. Samsung kies does not recognise the phone. Samsung kies did a firmware update the first time the S4 was connected to the pc and phone worked okay for few weeks and that's it. Now it is a piece of junk. And Samsung is not helping at all. I think they should compensate the customers. This phone is a total failure. J
josef, 13 Oct 2013I am experiencing very slow charging time. It took me 10 hours with all apps closed.wifi off t... morethe same happened to me on my galaxy s3 (international). turned out the usb cable was broken. you need to replace the cable (only the cable, the adapter is fine). and dont be afraid if the same happens after a couple of months..these cables have really short lifetime, you have to replace even the most expensive one after 4-5 months. hope this helps :)
my Samsung Galaxy S4 - Automatically Shuts Itself Off
sometimes when I turn off the screen and walk's away and come back, I notice that my galaxy has been turned off by itself. So I'll need to restart the phone again.
It has happened like 3-4 times in 2-3 days. And this is really annoying.
Has anyone else got the same problem and maybe got an solution?
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013@ Chaminda
Your Warranty is with your Seller, NOT the Manufacturer. Contact Amazon instead ... moreHi, thanks for the comment.
This is the first thing I did. Amazon gives only a 30 day cover. Besides, I think Amazon's responsibility ends if the phone is not physically damaged or it works fine for at least one day. It is a Samsung factory fault, and since this is an original phone, Samsung should take the full responsibility as the manufacturer and the what is said in their warranty documents get activated.