Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500

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Galaxy S4 i9500


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₹ 23,999
Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.2, Jelly Bean
Shades White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue
Battery Li-ion 2600 mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 Pixels, Digital Zoom with Auto Focus, and LED Flash
Display Size 5.0 inch
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Our Ratings
Ease of Use
Value For Money
Quick Facts & Price
Form Factor Bar
Announced March, 2013
Released Apr, 2013
Box Content Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Languages English
OS Android v4.2, Jelly Bean
Shades White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue
Note Also Known as Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S IV
Processor & Sound
Chipset Exynos 5 Octa 5410
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Graphics Processor PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 13 MP
Digital Zoom
Face Detection
Image Stabilization
Camera Resolution 4128x3096 pixels
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Smile Detection
Touch Focus
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Video Resolution (Front) 1080p @ 30fps
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Camera Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video, HDR
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 Pixels, Digital Zoom with Auto Focus, and LED Flash
Display Colours 16 Million
Pixels Per Inch Density 441 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3, TouchWiz UI
Display Resolution (H) 1080 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1920 pixels
Display Size 5.0 inch
Scratch Resistant
Display Type Super AMOLED
Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
Memory Card microSD, Up to 64 GB
Other Storage Options Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
Phonebook Capacity Unlimited
Dimensions & Weight
Height 136.6 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Width 69.8 mm
Weight 130 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (3G) 370.00 hours
Talktime (3G) 17.00 hours
Battery Li-ion 2600 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Browser HTML5
SIM Type Micro
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
ANT+ Support
TV-out via MHL 2 A/V link
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900/2100 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
4G Network LTE 700 MHz
Noise Cancellation
Alarm Clock
Java Java MIDP emulator
SNS Integration
Voice Memo
Office Applications Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Voice Dialing
Air Gestures
Other Features RGB light, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
3.5mm Jack/Port
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording Dual Video Recoding
Radio No
Voice Recording
Image/Video Editor
Ringtones MP3, WAV
T9 Dictionary
Predictive Text Input
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Social Networking Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, Picasa, Twitter, YouTube
Accelerometer Sensor
Gyro Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Other Sensors Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Gesture

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Review

17 Jul, 13 04:07 PM


One of the Best Android Phones by Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S4 is a much-awaited android phone. The phone has many features, which makes it an attractive by for all genres of consumers.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Design and Build Quality

Galaxy S4 is a beautiful looking phone. However, the phone does not fit in the grip easily and careful handling is required when holding long conversations. The phone does not over heat even with long use. The battery of the phone will last you for about a day with full charge. However if you love playing games then the battery will not last you for long.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 comes with a super-fast Octa-Core processor, comprising of 1.6 GHz Quad, 1.2 GHz Quad processors, and a massive 2GB of RAM. The phone has enough power to play any game and app that you throw its way. There is no lag in moving between the apps or checking your email. The phone responds as soon as you touch it. The phone’s software is optimized for touch. Whether you are wearing gloves or are bare handed the touch screen will recognize your touch. The phone UI also has the capacity to adjust screen brightness and sound according to the environment. The above mentioned features make it very easy to use. The touch gestures are very easy to adapt to. The screen size is 4.99 inches, which is big enough for you to be able to see large videos comfortably without straining the eye.

Telephony and Phonebook

Phone supports both 2G and 3G options. Call quality is good at all the times. The phonebook can store unlimited number of contacts. Contact history, voice dialling and social media integrations makes the phonebook an interesting app in itself.

Messaging and Emails

SMS, MMS, Email, IM are the facilities available on the phone. Predictive text input, and Swype make it easy to type at a faster rate.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

When it comes to user comfort, the phone comes with a lot of features. The file manager is intuitive and gives you the option to edit and move the files. Photo editor is easy to navigate and lots of interesting features can be applied to the images. The video player plays all major formats and you can download an equalizer from the app store to add a boost to the sound.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Music Player and FM Radio

Audio quality of the phone is very good and can be easily matched to a good quality music player. The phone does not have an FM radio.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera and Image Quality

The phone has two cameras the rear one is 13MP and the front one is 2MP. Apart from the standard camera features, the two standout features of the cameras are letting you take pictures with sound and ability to record and shoot at the same time. You can create albums using the story album feature on the phone. Another interesting feature is the Erase feature that removes the unwanted people from the picture.

Video Camera and Video Quality

The video camera can record full HD 1080p videos. You can record from both front and back cameras simultaneously, which makes recording very interesting.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Connectivity Options

GPRS, EDGE, 3G, and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth, NFC, and Micro USB are available on the phone.

Organiser and Other Utility Tools

Apart from the usual utility tools the interesting tools on the phone include Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games, S Translator to translate to any language, Optical Reader, Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice Drive, S Health for monitoring workouts, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX (B2B only), Samsung Hub, IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0, and Home Sync.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Web Browser and Applications

Browser on the phone is fast and comes with various features such as pinch to zoom and attachment. Important apps include ChatON, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Kies, Kies Air, YouTube, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, and Voice Search.

Google Maps and GPS

A GPS with preloaded Google Maps comes with the phone. Navigation features such as trip adviser and voice drive make it very easy to use the GPS.

Distinctive Features of Samsung Galaxy S4

The list of distinctive features of the phone is endless but we loved the Air view and smart pause ability. If you are not doing anything, the phone will automatically lock by sensing inactivity.

Value for Money

The phone is priced at around INR 40000 (approx., may vary) in the Indian Market.


We would rate this phone a 4.6 stars out of 5.

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