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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fvvoice, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. fvvoice

    fvvoice Lurker
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    I just bought samsung s4 9500, and I am totaly new in smartphone world, cause I had a very simple nokia 1200.
    CAn you please tell me if it is a good phone, if it is a good phone, cause I heared that 9505 or 06 are much better.
    And can you tell me please if I can upgrade the OS of my S4 (don't know yet which Android OS is installed) and what free Apps. I have to install, especialy the Apps, working off line (without need to net to use theme)

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences

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  2. johnny_w

    johnny_w Well-Known Member

    Here's a link to all of the S4 variants and the differences: Samsung Galaxy S4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I think just about any S4 is a fine phone and you'll enjoy it.
    To find out what software it's running try this:
    From the home screen hit the menu button then click "settings". At the top right click "more" button then scroll down and hit "about phone" Android version and Baseband version are what you want to know.
    As far as updating goes, backup one screen, back to the "More" screen and at the bottom press "Software update". At least that's the easiest way to see if there is an update available for your phone.
    I'm not sure what you mean about free software without using the net? Do you mean without using the play store? Or, do you mean without using the phone's data plan?

    You should also probably spend some time reading: http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/693725-samsung-galaxy-s4-faqs.html , http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/724043-samsung-galaxy-s4-useful-thread-guide.html and http://androidforums.com/android-applications/683802-what-apps-should-every-android-have.html
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  3. fvvoice

    fvvoice Lurker
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    I meant Apps. taht I can use theme on myphone without need to have internet acces.
  4. johnny_w

    johnny_w Well-Known Member

    Do you want games? https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_3000933_offlinegamemea
    I really like podcast addict https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict&hl=en It allows me to download my favorite shows when I have wifi and listen whenever.
    I also LOVE tasker, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm&hl=en it's a automation app that makes my phone do all kinds of things based on location, apps running, or time. It has a STEEP learning curve but once you get it, WOW!
    There must be millions of apps and everybody has favorites. Take a look here for some helpful reviews. Application Reviews - Android Forums

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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