tata t , 03 Mar 2014I've got S4 (GT-I9505, Android 4.3). Pro: Screen is fine. Photos are fine... CONTRA: # ... moreBecause no specific command button to silent the camera and other sounds in s4. But if you want to silent all just click silent mode into volume button.
AnonD-240453, 04 Mar 2014i am from the philippines and currently using GS4 i19505, can i use my devise in canada? Yes but you need to unlock 1st.
i am from the philippines and currently using GS4 i19505, can i use my devise in canada?
I've got S4 (GT-I9505, Android 4.3).
Pro: Screen is fine. Photos are fine...
CONTRA: # Connecting it to PC via USB cable seems to be mission impossible!! (My last Sony X_J was so simple to connect!) Kies 3 doesn’t help, and is also highly non-intuitive and unfriendly.
# Why the camera shutter sound cannot be silenced??
# Why S4 always play sounds when turned on/off, or when the charger is plugged in? To wake up my wife?
# Automatic screen illumination is sluggish and in many cases it makes the screen too dark.
Updated to 4.4.2. Piece of c***! Remember the shadowing in 4.2? It's back in settings menu... Nothing new. Ability to Hide Apps, gone! Downgrading to 4.3. Honestly...
its not good fone.
most of the S4 switching off automatically.
WHAT IS THAT ??????????????
company Flag-Ship S4 !!!!!!!!!!!!
my s4 switching off and my 2 friends also same.
why does it have a rumor of official kitkat update on the end of january and february well 2 months just ended and still no official updates for kitkat?
AnonD-112758, 02 Mar 2014hehehehe,,well,,you will buy X-Box, or PS-4 for your own gaming ability..remember Mobile PHONE... moreThen why would you buy a high end smartphone?
You can get a phone just for communication for much less money.
This phone costs 500+, because it's supposed to offer much more than communication.
AnonD-151559, 28 Feb 2014I've been wondering the same thing. I did some research and it seems like when games run at ma... morehehehehe,,well,,you will buy X-Box, or PS-4 for your own gaming ability..remember Mobile PHONE is use for communication not a Play Station.
prosamsung, 01 Mar 2014Thanks for the reply! Learned alot about why some game can't run smooth. It's all about optimi... moreYeah and that's why I didn't inquire earlier, since the I9505 is so popular I thought it must be good...
I don't get why it skips frames in light games though. Games like Fruit Ninja do get 60 fps, but it randomly drops to 53 or so for some reason. So you get these lag spikes for duration of a decisecond, where it would go from 60 to 53 and then quickly goes back up to 60. No idea why.
AnonD-151559, 28 Feb 2014I've been wondering the same thing. I did some research and it seems like when games run at ma... moreThanks for the reply! Learned alot about why some game can't run smooth. It's all about optimizing the games to the phone. It's really sad that The snapdragon version isn't optimized for many games because the snapdragon is selled most. I hope they will optimize the games in future.
prosamsung, 28 Feb 2014So most games wont run smooth on 905? I already have seen the video from Griffin she says that... moreI've been wondering the same thing. I did some research and it seems like when games run at max 35 fps it's because it isn't optimized for that device. Lemme show you some examples. Look at the FPS meter.
Nexus 4 NFS MW (optimized):
Nexus 4 Dead Trigger 2 (not optimized, lags similar to i9505):
LG G2 (see how Modern Combat gets up to 60 fps, and then see 35 fps max in Most Wanted) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAQAhIrcQg
I9500 (take a look at NFS MW, up to 60 fps): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8U2u027v2U
Nexus 5, Vice City (not optimized, FPS 30 and below):
Dead Trigger 2 (optimized, up to 60 fps):
Now I9505, I can't find NFS MW and Dead Trigger 2 with fps meter on YT, and I don't have quality cam to record. You can check this review (this guy also says that games not so smooth):
And I can show you screenshots that i took (Dead Trigger 2):
It seems like neither of the phones get all games optimized for, but only some games. The thing is, I9505 gets none. Dead Trigger 2, Shadowgun Dead Zone, Vice CIty, Modern Combat 4 Zero Hour, GTA 3, San Andreas, and the list goes on. In all of those games i9505 gets 35 max with it dropping to 20 or so. Developers ignore this device for some reason. Difference between 30 fps and 60 is huge, it's like two completely different worlds. But not only that it gets 30 fps, cause it would be playable and decent, but it drops below 30 which is really a bad gaming experience, it's pathetic.
AnonD-151559, 28 Feb 2014I have explained my issues with this phone thoroghly, and neiher I nor YouTube gameplay videos... moreSo most games wont run smooth on 905? I already have seen the video from Griffin she says that exynos is better for gaming. But I dont understand why. Adreno 320 is supposed to be good it was a gpu for the high end class. The htc one is gaming well with it so why not on the S4?Can it be fixed?Otherways Samsung is going to lose many customers.
chester, 28 Feb 2014I decided to ignore that guys comments coz s/he thinks we're kids and just come on this forum ... moreI have explained my issues with this phone thoroghly, and neiher I nor YouTube gameplay videos with fps meter are lying. Even a pro phone reviewer Erica Griffin adressed this issue (in the video snapdragon vs exynos version). I wish I found this earlier. Even some of the game devs confirmed they didn't optimize their games for the Snapdragon version.
I9505 drops frames even in small games, and a lot of games aren't optimized for the Snapdragon variant.
These are all facts. These issues might not bother you, or perhaps you aren't noticing them, but they do exist.
I quite frankly don't care for your opinions but I want other people to know what issues this phone has so they dont make the same mistake i made. Good luck convincing people how perfect this phone is.
I decided to ignore that guys comments coz s/he thinks we're kids and just come on this forum trolling and thinks he's smart.
Every1 else does not clearly experience such funny things when playing the exact same games and ( TheBeast042)is the only 1...LOL
He / she or it will always come here for bashing/trolling pretending to be an S4 owner. Ignoring such ppl is the solution.
AnonD-59778, 28 Feb 2014That's what I want to tell Thebeast042 that only he is heaving a problem. Any ways he won't li... moreLmao I'm not an idiot. I got a 100% legit phone, bought from a store, it has quad core cpu, adreno 320, and legit IMEI.
Jose are you on 4.3?