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Many have been taking the plunge into buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 without knowing some basic information about the device they are paying for. The Galaxy S4 comes in 3 different models, the Quad core model which come in 3G or LTE & the Octa Core model.
I asked a representative working in Samsung Al-Babtain about the available models here in Kuwait & most of the available models here are the Quad Core ones while the Octa ( 8 Core) model is gonna be available within a month or 2 at most.
How to distinguish between each model ?
The Quad Core 3G is Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
while is the Quad core LTE is Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
The Octa Core (8 core) model Samsung I9502 Galaxy S4
You should know which model you are getting before spending your money on something you probably dont want especially is you already own a Galaxy S3 you dont should not upgrade to the galaxy S4 unless you get the Octa Core model.
Check out the latest commercial from Nokia trying to promote the Lumia 920 (Windows phone) while making fun of Samsung’s fan boys who most of them dont know that it runs Android :p and Apple’s addicts.
We have seen this kind of approach last year when all of Samsung’s commercial were about the iPhone & few years back when Apple made their PC VS Mac commercial series, could this kind of approach work for Nokia & Windowsphone ???
Now thats what I call a durability test. Anyone interrsted in getting the htc One or even the galaxy S4 must check the video above.
Many have been asking me about the Galaxy S4′s price so here you go Galaxy fanboys check the prices down below. I must mention that the prices below are for the 3G model NOT the LTE plus no matter where you buy it from I would highly recommend getting Albabtain warranty cause I had a horrible experience with Wahran’s unprofessional workshop staff.
Continuing my Best Of series, here is my best mobile’s list for 2012. My phone’s list will go through best screen, best battery,best phone for hacks, best camera, best highend smart phone with a friendly budget and best luxury phone but before I start just a simple reminder that all the phones mentioned are my personal choice and not based on any other list made from any tech sites, all the mobile phones are available in Kuwait and Ive tried them personally.
Best Phone’s Display
Its really easy to determine which phone has the best display in 2012 , it hosts the same specs as the famous Samsung Galaxy S3 but unfortunately havent had the huge media spotlight or mania as Samsung had. The phone Im talking about is the htc One X beautiful android with a solid build, if compare its 4.7″ display to the Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 its like comparing a 2 year old displays to a true HD display its truly AMAZING.
No matter what smart phone you have in your hand and how pleased you are with it at the end of the day it comes to how much battery you still have to make those urgent calls or check those important emails. I actually didnt buy this phone but I’ve used it during my business trip to Istanbul, I accidentally forgot my Blackberry back home and I was planning to use it with a Turkish sim so a friend of mine offered me his motorola Razr Maxx to use it during my trip. He is also an iPhone user and when I asked him why he is not using the Motorola he simply replied its my travel phone, and I came to realize what he meant when I kept using it excessively. Im always connected to the internet checking my work emails, twitter, whatsapp, Google+ you name it plus phone calls of course and at the end of the day I return to my hotel with a 40 % charge. All day long heavy usage and a 40% remaining now thats a BEAST. It also felt so durable in the hands with its kevlar back. The camera is not that great but the battery in this beast is phenomenal a 3300 mAh.
Some may argue that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 3100 mAh battery plus great specs and awesome display but in my opinion the motorola may claim this category because its much smaller in general, cheaper 90 KD and The Note 2 is a Phablet not a smart phone.
Best Luxury Phone
Hands down it is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981, check out my review on the P9981 Here. The design is extraordinary as if it came out of a sci-fi movie.
Best Phone for Hacks
Its so obvious its gonna be the Nexus 4, a pure android experience and a device loved by developers. Usually Nexus phones has a massive number of ROMs that can be installed on it but since its not available in Kuwait yet and the Galaxy Nexus is pretty old now Im gonna choose the htc One X again coz I know its loved by developers and I’ve tried so many ROMs on it.
Although i didnt use it but its the only phablet available in Kuwait till now of course it the Galaxy Note 2.
Best Camera Phone
It cant be a phone list without having the iPhone 5 in it, some may claim it to be the best phone of the year but actually I wont specify a certain best overall phone especially coz we had some great phone in 2012. Back to the iPhone 5, although its just an 8 MP camera but we all know its not always about the number of pixels the camera optics and software play a huge role in picture quality.
Best High End SmartPhone & Budget Friendly
The Samsung Galaxy S3, its the best selling smart phone for 2012 and a great overall phone. Quad core, 4.8″ display, 8 MP camera and it retails for only 160 KD. It hosts almost the same specs as the htc One X & performance wise its a beast. For only 160 KD & 6 colors compared to the iPhone’s starting price of 200 KD or htc’s 190 KD Samsung wins this category. Its not a cheap phone but a high end smart phone with a reasonable price.
On Monday google announced their latest Nexus flagship devices of course it went silently coz and most of the Tech experts at least who claims to be didnt tweet about or even post about it coz mainly they are just iPhone experts who are just looking for some attention.
Any how back to the Nexus, its the first time LG is given a chance to manufacture the Nexus a flagship device that carries a huge responsibility with it, its a chance for LG to either shine or burn down with flames. Ive always thought of LG as a branch of Samsung with all the similarities between their products its really hard to not notice not only in their mobile product lines but actually in everything they both manufacture TVs, Monitors, Refrigerants and home appliances. Im so excited about the newest update to Android 4.2 Jellybean and mainly i like to pure google experience no custom skins from HTC, Samsung, Motorola or even LG. Of course you Nexus 4 shares the same specs as the LG Optimus G but with an 8 MegaPixel camera & less storage space.
Price wise its so damn tempting the 8 GB is 300$ = 100 KD while the 16 GB is 350$ = 120 KD, i cant recommend the device yet but if you are looking for an Android device then you should definitely try the Nexus 4. Google’s event wasnt just about the Nexus 4 they also announced the Nexus 10 which is a tablet 10 inches manufactured by Samsung with a resolution of a whopping 2560 x 1600 & a 300 ppi the screen resolution would make the iPad Ritna display looks like something from the 80′s.