- Size (LWH): 2.75 inches, 0.31 inches, 5.38 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 21 hours
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 590 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Factory Unlocked Cellphone, International Version, 16GB, Black
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|Voice / Text||2G Data||3G Data||4G LTE Data|
- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
- 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density).Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- TouchWiz UI CAMERA: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash (Primary)
- 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call(Secondary).Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR.
- 1080p@30fps, dual-video OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
- This cell phone may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international version phones. Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
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|Display Size||5 inches||5 inches||5 inches||5.1 inches|
|Operating System||Android 4.3||Android||Android||Android 4.2.2|
|Camera Description||Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features: Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Video: 1080p@30fps, dual-video recording|Secondary: 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call||13 MP||13 MP||Rear Camera: 13MP|Front Camera: 2MP|
|Battery Life||21 Hours||17 Hours||Information not provided||17 Hours|
|Item Weight||0.1 pounds||0.37 pounds||0.29 pounds||0.25 pounds|
|Product Site Launch Date||Sat Mar 16 06:06:46 UTC 2013||Mon May 13 21:50:30 UTC 2013||Fri May 06 01:51:30 UTC 2011||Sat Mar 16 06:03:59 UTC 2013|
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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
Top Customer Reviews
The S4 is a really nice piece of hardware. Aesthetically it is light-years ahead of my old Droid. My wife settled on a white S4 which is very clearly inspired by Apple's consumer electronics design philosophy. I settled on the 'black mist' phone and it's equally impressive though a bit more rugged looking. The screen is huge and incredibly clear. In comparing the S4 to the S2-Note the phones aren't that different in terms of dimensions. Though the phone is large it is very slim and fits easily and comfortably in my pants pocket.
As I mentioned the S4 is a large phone due in no small part to the 5" screen. The exact measurements are: 136.6(l) x 69.8(w) x 7.9(h) mm. For being packed with technology the phone is a svelte 4.6 ounces or 130 grams.
The screen features 441ppi, 1080p resolution (1920x1080) and is a wonder to behold. App tiles, widgets, images and video are crisp, clear and instantly made my previous phone seem incredibly antiquated.
The processor comes in two different flavors. My phone comes with the 1.6GHz, Octa-core processor though a 1.9GHz Quad-core processor is also available. The S4 features 2Gb of RAM. Memory comes in at either 16/32/64Gb built-in and expandable via MicroSD. The S4 accepts up to a 64Gb MicroSD card.Read more ›
Regardless of whether or not you buy it as the "international" version or not, if you get the I9500 version, it maxes out at HSPA+ speeds (which is marketed as "4G" on some carriers like T-Mobile but is NOT to be confused with 4G LTE which is faster.) You can see specifics in Wikipedia: [...]
I love everything about the phone. The blue color is beautiful. I had no problems getting a MetroPCS (owned by T-Mobile) SIM and running it on their 3G/HSPA+ networks. It's a GSM device so I could also bring it to AT&T if I wanted. The 5" screen is gorgeous and it's truly an awesome device. It was unlocked, unbranded and official as listed.
But all that said, I'm really frustrated because I did not know this or find this out until after my 30 day return period had passed. And when you spend $550 for a phone, you want to get the most out of it which includes the fastest speed possible for the longest amount of time.
So head's up to those wanting an unlocked/unbranded S4. Make sure the device is the one you want: I9500 for the better processor but no LTE or I9505 for slower processor but faster LTE service.
I bought the phone for $616 and AT&T sells it retail for $640 (without any contract). So its not like a “you get what you pay for” kind of deal. The price that I paid is very close to the AT&T retail price, its not like half price or anything like that. If it has been properly disclosed in the listing or product description that the phone can only be repaired in AFRICA, I would have NOT bought it at all. Not at $616!! Would you???
International version phone simply means that it is a GSM (multiple frequency bands) phone which can be used while travelling abroad. Thus avoiding those pesky and pricey roaming charges that the phone companies charge. International version does not in any way means no US warranty. If it is, why not just simply state "No USA Warranty"? Warranty is probably one of the last things that will be on a user’s mind. But don’t take it for granted.
Always assume that the phone is from AFRICA and there is NO WARRANTY in USA. Do not get SCAMMED like me!!!Read more ›
In response to your question, yes, you will need to contact Samsung South Africa and work with them under the product warranty. The item does not carry U.S. warranty, nor was it advertised to carry U.S. warranty. In short, neither Amazon nor the seller ever represented the phone as having a U.S. based warranty as the phone is advertised as an international model.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked for a little, but after a while the battery life went to sh** and the phone began to be so slow. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really good phone, works really well. It came factory unlock as expected.Published 20 days ago by JayR
After only a few months the product is not working anymore, unfortunately return is not possible, very unhappy about the qualityPublished 29 days ago by Sarah
The audio level is too low to hear. My wife has to put it on speaker phone to hear a call.Published 1 month ago by Kevin J Foto
I will never buy it. I brought one and gave as gift to my nephew. he used it for two weeks and then the phone was heating up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by unsatisfied customer
Great product for the price. I have the S3 now the S4. Will purchase the S7 when I see my price.Published 1 month ago by gravity
This is an international phone, meaning you don't get 4G LTE speedPublished 2 months ago by Nicki Piperas