Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4: Double or nothing

27 May 2013
The Android smartphone market in 2013 is as over-crowded as ever. But when it comes to the very high-end, luckily for everybody, there are not that many options. Every manufacturer has a single flagship and that's it. Or is it? Last time we checked...

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  • noman

I have purchased samsung s4 i9505 working great but the problem is the internel memory is only showing 10gb and shopkeeper said to me that its 16gb so what should i do. should i return the phone to shopkeeper or its ok??please guide me

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  • 2014-11-18 12:21
  • KI6P
  • samagrwal

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-28 11:36 from 4QSR - click to readYu are so poor in english that no one got what you are tring to imply.first learn some english. you are talking about what the other person needs to learn . first go and find out what what you really need to learn.
BTW samsung did claim that the exynos chipset is designed to provide bettr battery performance and they failed

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  • 2014-08-10 12:30
  • KhwM
  • Haneem Haris

> In reply to Lyton Roy @ 2013-07-23 22:40 from t1$B - click to readI think GALAXY S4 GT-19505 is the one supporting 4G

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  • 2014-07-10 15:35
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  • luckyali

Hey last week I have used i9505 and done video calling on Skype n have great results but now I am using i9500 but front or back camera is not giving me same result because of auto night mode Is not working on i9500 I have discussed this problem with seller but he said i9500 have no option of auto night mode on Skype or other video calling apps can any 1 help me is he right or wrong .....

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  • 2014-01-05 00:53
  • 6Qt}
  • Goran

> In reply to rlcorr @ 2013-06-18 21:28 from sRjx - click to readThey said the both version has almost the exact amount of audio quality and i'm going for I9505 because of battery :)

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  • 2013-09-28 11:54
  • LHei
  • Lyton Roy

Hi, few days back I have purchased S4 l9500 with the hope that S4 will support 4G which will be launched in India by end of this year.now Plzzzz let me know if I9500 is LTE compatible in india? The Shop owner has informed me I9500 has got LTE support hardware. Once 4g will launch in India Samsung will roll out software update for S4 i9500. And I can use 4G on my S4 I9500. Is it true. Plzzzz guide me & help me. Regards Lyton Roy.

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  • 2013-07-23 22:40
  • t1$B
  • Anonymous

The difference between both devices is negligible, whichever one you get will be fast enough for todays and tomorrows Apps, both are fast devices, so why the bickering, by the way I can piss farther than all of you, LOL.

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  • 2013-07-09 04:20
  • Im42
  • John

> In reply to john madness @ 2013-07-06 23:16 from 3ChV - click to readdont worry ,,you made the right choice indeed..I9500 was expected to be better but it lacks optimisation and the chipset has problems that cant be fixed by an update ..so your two choices was whether advanced lte samsung s4 or i9505 aand i9505 is the correct choice as its already a very powerful phone and you still enjoy the availavility of LTE you dont need a faster processor nor a faster LTE..plus battery consumption in the advanced LTE will be more than the i9505..the only adantage i belive the ADV LTE s4 has is a better GPU but its not worth waiting for ,,because new phones are produced often in less time especially when it comes to samsung and other reason that it will come available in two colours i belive no one will like..Arctic blue and aurora red...anyways congratulations

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  • 2013-07-07 23:02
  • 3ChV
  • john madness

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-28 08:03 from dQTa - click to readI was in the same situation and now I got the i9505

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  • 2013-07-06 23:16
  • 3ChV
  • Anonymous

> In reply to alongmann @ 2013-06-22 12:57 from nUuc - click to readWhat's not making sense is how much the normal clocked S600 chip is on par with oc'd one or how much the oc'd one is on par to exynos.

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  • 2013-06-24 20:53
  • 4QSR
  • Anonymous

> In reply to alongmann @ 2013-06-22 12:57 from nUuc - click to readOh ok. Got you and agree. It's not as efficient. But It is a large battery and replaceable. Hopefully we see some good efficiency updates.

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  • 2013-06-24 20:51
  • 4QSR
  • alongmann

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-22 11:23 from 4QSR - click to readYep, I totally agree with you on that matter, but what good is a powerful processor if you haven't got any battery? :) My point was that it's not as power efficient as the S600 for the performance it has over the S600. It needs more work to be optimized for mobile devices because the big.LITTLE technology has much more to offer than switching between clusters. It can combine cores from the two clusters, for example two A7s with one A15 etc. Also it could be able to use all cores simultaneously. Unfortunately Samsung did not include a CCI module in the chip so the processor could be capable of that (this is a hardware issue) and there aren't kernels available yet to support such algorithms. So my main point is that is only normal that up to this date the S600 I more power efficient unless the Octa is on the A7s all the time and the S600 is not slouch compared to the Octa. :)

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  • 2013-06-22 12:57
  • nUuc
  • Anonymous

> In reply to alomgmann @ 2013-06-22 09:05 from nUuc - click to readUm that is why I said it performs better in general use because of when running the A-15.

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  • 2013-06-22 11:23
  • 4QSR
  • alomgmann

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-22 04:16 from 4QSR - click to readIt performs better if it's on the A15 cores which are much more power hungry than the Krait ones. Other than that they can work only on one frequency. You obviously haven't read the article that I have posted in the previous comment.

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  • 2013-06-22 09:05
  • nUuc
  • Anonymous

> In reply to alomgmann @ 2013-06-21 14:25 from nUuc - click to readYou are partially right. Except it is mostly a software issue. It still performs better in most daily situations.

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  • 2013-06-22 04:16
  • 4QSR
  • alomgmann

After reading all the comments and possibly all the reviews available for both processors I can tell you simply this: the S600 processor is more optimized for mobile devices hence it's the better one. Other than that the Octa chip suffers from major crippling due to exclusion of proper CCI which is a major part of the big.LITTLE technology. For more info please read http://forum.xda-developers.co...hp?t=2191850 article. So for the people who want to experience real big.LITTLE technology you should probably wait for the Note III. Bit as of now the Octa chip is limited only to cluster migration (hence the not so good battery performance) and this is silicon problem that CANNOT be fixed by software update. I hope that I've been helpful.

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  • 2013-06-21 14:25
  • nUuc
  • Aportee

why does the samsung s4 GT-19500 has a small amount of internal storage

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  • 2013-06-20 02:36
  • fsTx
  • Aportee

why does the samsung s4 GT-19500 has a small amount of internal storage

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  • 2013-06-20 02:02
  • fsTx
  • rlcorr

I9500 - uses WOLFSON dac audio chip for superb audio quality.
I9505 - uses qualcomm dac audio chip.

I would advise if you are a music lover, then go for the octa version. On the other hand, if your concern is the internet speed, then go for the quad version. :)

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  • 2013-06-18 21:28
  • sRjx
  • Lotus Ravenmoore

> In reply to Mr.D @ 2013-06-07 00:27 from HD%x - click to readYou're d*mn right about that Mr.D, I got the korean version of this SGS4 monster last saturday and i'm freakin loving every part of it~!

Its the SHV-E300K variant with extra batery+charging dock inside the box. Of course it packs 32GB internal memory ^_^

It doesnt feel like 1.2GHz + 1.6 GHz though. The rumors that it was overclocked to 2.3GHz seems to be true but I dont mind the clockspeed cause its a whole new level from SGS3..

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  • 2013-06-13 00:40
  • 9Lbi