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  Reply # 825444 26-May-2013 08:57
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will a galaxy s2 mhl-hdmi external powered adaptor work on the s4? mine doesn't :(

my "video" app is broken. I can play video 100% fine when selecting from "gallery" but cannot open the "video" app itself ... maybe it's a Samsung/Google app that I "froze"? I did not freeze anything that is not "Samsung" or "google" type app

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  Reply # 825449 26-May-2013 09:48
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No, an S2 MHL adapter won't work. From the S3 onwards Samsung moved to an 11-pin configuration of their MHL ports, rather than 5-pin (like the S2 and all other MHL devices). Presumed reason is so that the Smart Dock can do MHL and simultaneous OSB OTG.




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  Reply # 828063 29-May-2013 23:20
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Just bought a 3g version from Expert Infotech as I felt I don't need 4g.

After being told there is not difference other than the cpu, i felt comfortable.

However, the manuals are in arabic, the charging plug is wrong, and I have some Islam prayer app installed by default.

Pretty unimpressed.

Then I tried to install the free Navigon app available to NZ, only to be told it cannot be installed on my device.

Is there anyway I can hack this phone so everything about it is completely NZ, and I can install Navigon?

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  Reply # 828110 30-May-2013 07:50
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avecha: 
What is the difference between the I9505 and I9500?

Thanks.


I0005 :)

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  Reply # 828111 30-May-2013 07:51
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Wrath101: Just bought a 3g version from Expert Infotech as I felt I don't need 4g.

After being told there is not difference other than the cpu, i felt comfortable.

However, the manuals are in arabic, the charging plug is wrong, and I have some Islam prayer app installed by default.

Pretty unimpressed.

Then I tried to install the free Navigon app available to NZ, only to be told it cannot be installed on my device.

Is there anyway I can hack this phone so everything about it is completely NZ, and I can install Navigon?


This sound a bit dodge, I would return it straight away. Are you sure it's not a fake?

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  Reply # 828117 30-May-2013 08:07
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Kogan.com.au aud639 for 9500 if you are that side of the world

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  Reply # 828119 30-May-2013 08:10
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Wrath101: Just bought a 3g version from Expert Infotech as I felt I don't need 4g.

After being told there is not difference other than the cpu, i felt comfortable.

However, the manuals are in arabic, the charging plug is wrong, and I have some Islam prayer app installed by default.

Pretty unimpressed.

Then I tried to install the free Navigon app available to NZ, only to be told it cannot be installed on my device.

Is there anyway I can hack this phone so everything about it is completely NZ, and I can install Navigon?


You could just install one of the official images from here: http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9500

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..as long as you've bought the octa-core I9500

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  Reply # 828120 30-May-2013 08:19
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It won't be a fake it's just a parallel import!

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  Reply # 828123 30-May-2013 08:24
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joker97: It won't be a fake it's just a parallel import!


Sorry reread, I thought wrong charger plug was USB end but probably mains end. Embarassed Too early fro my little brain

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  Reply # 828692 31-May-2013 11:21
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dammit the Queens birthday 20% off sale at NL doesn't cover S4 Cry

erms and Conditions – 20% Off Big Brands:Discount, Product, GE Creditline and Gem Visa offers begin Friday 31st May 2013 and end Monday 3rd June 2013 or while stocks last. Personal shoppers only, trade not supplied. +Discount: Excludes combo/package deals, pre-orders, Samsung Tablets, Samsung S4, all Apple products except iTunes cards, all Prepay Airtime Vouchers. Includes Gaming Consoles only. #30 Months Interest Free: From no deposit. Minimum purchase $999. *Excludes Apple iPhones. Credit and lending criteria, $55 establishment fee and $55 annual fee apply. Prevailing interest rate applies to any outstanding balance on the expiry of the interest free period. Credit offer is not available online and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Noel Leeming promotional offer. Excludes all Noel Leeming Clearance Centres. For more information contact us on 0800 44 44 88.








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  Reply # 828716 31-May-2013 11:52
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Was looking forward to the queens birthday sale on S4 :(



jeffnz: dammit the Queens birthday 20% off sale at NL doesn't cover S4 Cry

erms and Conditions – 20% Off Big Brands:Discount, Product, GE Creditline and Gem Visa offers begin Friday 31st May 2013 and end Monday 3rd June 2013 or while stocks last. Personal shoppers only, trade not supplied. +Discount: Excludes combo/package deals, pre-orders, Samsung Tablets, Samsung S4, all Apple products except iTunes cards, all Prepay Airtime Vouchers. Includes Gaming Consoles only. #30 Months Interest Free: From no deposit. Minimum purchase $999. *Excludes Apple iPhones. Credit and lending criteria, $55 establishment fee and $55 annual fee apply. Prevailing interest rate applies to any outstanding balance on the expiry of the interest free period. Credit offer is not available online and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Noel Leeming promotional offer. Excludes all Noel Leeming Clearance Centres. For more information contact us on 0800 44 44 88.





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  Reply # 829176 1-Jun-2013 14:03
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Gsmarena have completed some testing between i9505 qualcom s600 quad vs i9500 exynos octa.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_i9500_vs_i9505-review-930.php

exynos octa is marginally faster, while s600 quad has much better battery life. Conclusion is s600 quad is the one to go for because the minimal extra performance exynos quad has isnt worth the rather significant loss of battery life.

phonearena also posted some benchmark comparisons - some benchmarks s600 quad is faster while in others the exynos is faster. Again the scores are pretty close. No battery comparison though.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Galaxy-S4-Exynos-5-Octa-vs-Galaxy-S4-Snapdragon-600-benchmark-comparison_id43554#5-AnTuTu

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  Reply # 829178 1-Jun-2013 14:15
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if you want to read about latest issue read here 
http://www.sammobile.com/2013/05/30/samsung-processor-chaos-disappointments-and-their-current-soc-future/

basically says the Exynos chip isn't functioning as first thought but most wouldn't notice the difference.





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  Reply # 829193 1-Jun-2013 14:52
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jeffnz: dammit the Queens birthday 20% off sale at NL doesn't cover S4 Cry

erms and Conditions – 20% Off Big Brands:Discount, Product, GE Creditline and Gem Visa offers begin Friday 31st May 2013 and end Monday 3rd June 2013 or while stocks last. Personal shoppers only, trade not supplied. +Discount: Excludes combo/package deals, pre-orders, Samsung Tablets, Samsung S4, all Apple products except iTunes cards, all Prepay Airtime Vouchers. Includes Gaming Consoles only. #30 Months Interest Free: From no deposit. Minimum purchase $999. *Excludes Apple iPhones. Credit and lending criteria, $55 establishment fee and $55 annual fee apply. Prevailing interest rate applies to any outstanding balance on the expiry of the interest free period. Credit offer is not available online and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Noel Leeming promotional offer. Excludes all Noel Leeming Clearance Centres. For more information contact us on 0800 44 44 88.


Me too!! I think they learned there lesson from last year, they did a 20% off and the S3 was released.. Boom 20% off S3 RRP.



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  Reply # 829197 1-Jun-2013 14:59
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@lonestar yes I think you are right as I got my S3 that way so had fingers crossed it was going to happen this year to.





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