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Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16369 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and value for money are on the whole positive. The camera and screen are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1827 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6558 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY S4 i9500/i9505 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Smartphone

 

Evolutionary update of a bestseller. Samsung managed to sell more

Extremely high system and 3D performance; Includes basically all existing communication technologies; Excellent Full HD display; Comprehensive set of accessories; Numerous ways to control the phone; Surprisingly compact and light; Ships with some...

Plastic case; Multitude of ways to control the phone can be overwhelming; Many features only work in specific apps; Pre-installed bloatware; Speakers could sound better

That Samsung chooses to include annoying bloatware, even in its flagship device.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S phenomenon keeps getting bigger with every passing year ever since it was launched in 2010. Each iteration of the Galaxy S series has been an incremental update of its previous generation and that trend continues to date. Three...

India gets the GT-I9500 variant of the S4, which features the most talked about octa-core chipset. The Official name is Exynos 5 Octa 5410 and it is based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. Here, we have two CPU clusters and a common GPU. The big...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories Hands-On Review

 

We’re still slowly trying to wrap our heads around last night’s Samsung Galaxy S4 reveal as there was just an insane amount of information dumped onto the public all at once. But Samsung did not only unveil the Galaxy S4 […]

The game that was demoed with the wireless gamepad was Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II, which ran super smooth on the Galaxy S4. The delay between inputs on the gamepad to the actions performed in the game were nonexistent as every input resulted in...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Hands-On Review

 

Hands-On Galaxy S4 Review: this article shows how the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks and feels in the real world. It covers the industrial design, specifications and software aspect of the smartphone.

What do you think? Are you excited about the new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone? Was that what you were expecting, and would you upgrade from a Galaxy S3? Leave a comment below.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the ultimate kitchen-sink smartphone with features you'll still be discovering months after you buy it. It's our top Android pick on Verizon.

Dizzying number of features. Incredibly fast. Ships with Android 4.2.2. Relatively small for its display size. Spectacular call quality

Limited storage on 16GB model. Low-light camera performance could be better

Nearly half a year after its initial release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($199.99/16GB with 2-year contract) remains a top option on every carrier it's available on. The blinding number of features and impressive performance keep the S4 at the front of the...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the ultimate kitchen-sink smartphone with features you'll still be discovering months after you buy it. It's our top Android pick on AT&T.

Dizzying number of features. Incredibly fast. Ships with Android 4.2.2. Relatively small for its display size. Spectacular call quality

Limited storage on 16GB model. Low-light camera performance could be better

Nearly half a year after its initial release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($199.99/16GB with 2-year contract) remains a top option on every carrier it's available on. The blinding number of features and impressive performance keep the S4 at the front of the...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 (MetroPCS)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the ultimate kitchen-sink Android phone for 2013, and MetroPCS brings it with low monthly rates.

A blinding number of features. Incredibly fast. Spectacular call quality

Plastic body. Low-light photo performance could be better. Expensive, up front

Have $549? Because if so, we have a deal for you. MetroPCS is now offering the same Samsung Galaxy S4 as T-Mobile is, on the exact same network, for less money over two years than T-Mobile is charging. You have to pay attention to the pricing here,...

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition (Unlocked)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition isn't really what Samsung wants you to buy, but it's the purest form of Android on a phone anywhere—and that's a great thing.

Beautiful display. Very fast performance. Runs stock Android 4.2. No carrier bloatware, non-removable Samsung apps, or OS update restrictions

Expensive. Plastic build doesn't look like $650. Some of Samsung's apps were actually useful, and they're missing here

If you're a fan of stock Android phones, raise your hand. OK, maybe that isn't all of you, but if you're reading this review, chances are that you may be one of them—or, at least, curious as to what all the fuss is all about. The Samsung Galaxy S 4...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Review

 

This review contains some material from our original review of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Stock Android Jelly Bean ; Comfortable, lightweight, attractive design ; Access to battery ; Beautiful full HD display ; Great camera ; Fast, smooth performance ; Longer battery life

Can't access some hardware features without TouchWiz ; Expensive

The Google Edition Galaxy S4 merges Samsung’s great hardware with Google’s clean, fast Android OS. We just wish it cost less than $650.

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Samsung I9505G Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review: Purified

 

We've got something special at HQ today. The perfect Nexus phone has arrived and it looks like a Galaxy S4. This shameless poser embodies everything worth admiring from both worlds - timely updates, the unblemished stock Android experience, the...

Stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ; 5" 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED with around 441 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3 ; Gorilla Glass 3 ; 16 GB built-in storage, microSD card slot ; 13 MP camera with autofocus, single LED flash, 1080p video recording ; 2 MP front-facing...

None of the TouchWiz software enhancements are present ; Camera app offers only basic settings ; No display modes as in TouchWiz ; Steeply priced at $649 with no subsidies and currently only available Stateside ; Not available in 32 GB and 64 GB...

What Google presented at its I/O 2013 conference was something few of us really expected to happen. Announcing a Galaxy S4 with stock Android is still a little baffling and goes against many of the principles of the Nexus lineup.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / METEOR / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free / Variable Pack

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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