Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

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  • Abhi D

> In reply to hey!! @ 2014-12-22 12:26 from vG{k - click to read1. Note 3 neo
2. Note 3 neo
3. S4
4. Looks r totally subjective. Look at them side by side physically.

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  • 2014-12-22 20:22
  • TL5k
  • Abhi D

> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-12-22 03:15 from KhvQ - click to readU r sayin i'm comparing by specsheet but u urself r doing d same stuff.
The exynos processor in alpha is bad just like other earlier exynos!
Benchmarks never tell the complete story.
Alpha keeps stuttering/lagging time to time... Every reviewer says so!
And before you say it's due to touchwiz then let me tell you that snapdragon version doesn't lag at all.
It's been the case with samsung phones all these years...
S4 with s600 is much faster than exynos version and doesn't lag.
And developer support for exynos has been total bad. App and game devs don't even code properly for exynos, that's why lag in subway surfers. And in few other games eg modern combat etc...
And not to mention the stupid overheating problems in every exynos processor. Is present in alpha also.
As for battery life, what alpha achieves is just downright poor. Having same life as s4 is no achievement(s4 is soon gonna be a 2yr old phone)
For 2014 standards it's really poor.
Phones this year are achieving 2x battery life...
And i even forgot to mention the not so great screen of alpha. It's a fizzy screen. Not very clear due to diamond/pentile matrix rather than regular rgb pattern. For amoleds full hd is a must.
And for twice the score in gaming benchmark, it's due to the fact that alpha's hd screen has half the pixels of s5 full hd screen to be pushed by gpu.
And as for sot time in s4 i will try to show u screenshots of my and my friend's s4. Scores in both of our phones are pretty bad.
People don't get 5-6 hrs sot even in their exynos note 3 which is better than s4 in battery life.
Don't know how you are getting such scores.
If even actually getting or not.

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  • 2014-12-22 20:17
  • TL5k
  • hey!!

Guys I'm so much confused between note 3 neo and s4.please help md which one should i buy..criteria are
1.display outdoor legibility
2.battery life
3.future proof
4.look and feel of device.
Plzz help me which should i go for??

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  • 2014-12-22 12:26
  • vG{k
  • Anonymous

i bought my s4 on cyber monday got it a week later which was good, the first day i tried to charge it the phone took almost 9hours to charge, i thought as the first time that was normal. however the next couple times i tried to charge it still it took the same amount of time. Now today 22nd December 2014 the phone would just not power on, my friend has the same phone so i switch her battery with mine and it checked out ok so i checked the charger that checked out ok as well. i tried every thing else but the phone just won't power on it not even charging.
Did any one else have this problem.

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  • 2014-12-22 12:06
  • LBRc
  • Anonymous

> In reply to shavi @ 2014-12-22 03:27 from ijY$ - click to readnote 3 is juat a low end version targeting indian market under the note 3 name tag.

Starting from screen resolution till the processor it sucks !!

note 3 neo is no way nearer to S4

My vote goes to S4 black leather edition

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  • 2014-12-22 11:23
  • uub4
  • shavi

> In reply to Altaf786 @ 2014-12-21 22:18 from XNEU - click to readYeah note 3 neo is getting lollipop update..

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  • 2014-12-22 03:27
  • ijY$
  • darkgamer

> In reply to Abhi D @ 2014-12-21 22:57 from TL5k - click to readDude, if this site supported screenshots, I'd show you those. But still i'll upload and give you the link. Wait for one day.

I have even got more than 6 hours of on screen on previous firmware. I don't know how you get such bad battery life.

Besides, subway surfers is badly coded for PowerVR gpu. It even lags on my friends ipad air.

Play other games like asphalt 8 or even real racing 3. They run smoothly.

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  • 2014-12-22 03:18
  • KhvQ
  • darkgamer

> In reply to Abhi D @ 2014-12-21 23:02 from TL5k - click to readAlpha has way better processor than s5 and note 3. Visit gfxbench and see on screen results. It gives 2 times the frame rate of s5. Also the cpu benchmarks are better.

On top of it, the exynos 5430 in alpha is 20 nm and has r3p3 revision of cortex a15. It's downright am amazing processor self kills the s5 and note 3.

It has better design.

The battery life on alpha is average and equal to s4. That's not bad. mAh doesn't tell anything. Alpha has a smaller screen and a 20 nm processor. The battery is pretty decent.

Are you one of those guys who compares phones using spec sheet. Step aside bro.

Have a nice day.

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  • 2014-12-22 03:15
  • KhvQ
  • darkgamer

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-21 15:42 from ijiB - click to readHonestly, I don't know any way to do that. But I also don't use Bluetooth. It's slow. WiFi direct is 20 times faster.

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  • 2014-12-22 03:09
  • KhvQ
  • Abhi D

> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-12-15 16:14 from u7K0 - click to readAlpha is only better than s4.
Note 3 and s5 are way better than alpha.
Alpha has very poor processor compared to s5 and note 3.
Screen is only hd.
Camera is equal to note 3 but bad compared to s5.
And battery life is WORST in alpha. Even s4 has better battery life.
With only 1800 mAh it is extremely poor!

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  • 2014-12-21 23:02
  • TL5k
  • Abhi D

> In reply to Shahzad @ 2014-12-15 15:35 from sy4{ - click to readTrue! Same here
Even subway surfer lags and slows down while playing.
Battery life is poor.
Darkgamer says he gets 5 hrs sot.
But sot for me remains 3-4 hrs only!

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  • 2014-12-21 22:57
  • TL5k
  • Altaf786

> In reply to newbuyer @ 2014-12-21 08:55 from PyAf - click to readOk buddy Note 3 neo is also a good device but u must check either note 3 neo is getting 5.0 lollipop update or not must check and buy. S4 i9500 version is getting 5.0 lollipop update soon.

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  • 2014-12-21 22:18
  • XNEU
  • Anonymous

> In reply to babu0008 @ 2014-12-21 18:21 from Khu4 - click to readbabu0008- seems u r india based .. s4 is vey good 2013 model.
india has some of chinese made best models at fantastic prices - since working life of most cellphones is limited to about 2yrs - suggest - buy similar specs but less than half the price of s4- made especially for india n china markets by famous china brands .. compare the specs ..goto shop ..feel see then decide ..if this was ur honest question - then this is honest response note 4 may be up ur street if ur bank smiles ..

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  • 2014-12-21 19:33
  • 3JeZ
  • prAnav67

Which colour is better for s4
black or white ? I want to buy it

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  • 2014-12-21 19:14
  • v{%Q
  • pranav

Hey i m buying s4.. Tell me how it is. .does it hang

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  • 2014-12-21 18:52
  • v{%Q
  • babu0008

Dear users, i need ur feed back of i9500 S4. i am going to buy and need to know about performance, navigation, camera and video quality, any hang problems. and OTG support. pls reply, thanks in advance.

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  • 2014-12-21 18:21
  • Khu4
  • tushar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Galaxy s4 or galaxy note 3 neo????? ? m very confused

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  • 2014-12-21 18:21
  • U$kM
  • coolbrain06

> In reply to ali @ 2014-12-21 10:08 from PAm7 - click to depends, you can use either use Play Store or download the apks(the files) from the internet and transferring them to your phone. Yes, kitkat is good.
For updating the phone, you can use Samsung Kies or use Odin software(use with caution).

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  • 2014-12-21 17:28
  • NwGH
  • darkgamer

> In reply to s4owner @ 2014-12-21 13:54 from sSJn - click to readS4 is better.

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  • 2014-12-21 16:10
  • Khv4
  • Anonymous

hello darkgamer.
How to see the list of sent files via bluetooth in S4?

Inside bluetooth there is option only for recieved files but not Sent !!!!

check this out

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  • 2014-12-21 15:42
  • ijiB