Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Malaysia
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2013
While it may not be the latest, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still one of the greatest smartphones to be had in the market. However, with the recent glut of new smartphones Maxis is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE from RM1139 despite the retail value still being RM2499. To get this deal you have to subscribe to the SurfMore and TalkMore postpaid plans with either 12 month or 24 month contracts. For more details check out the table and links in this article.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2013
Joining the fray with their LTE capable version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the I9505, Celcom is now offering the smartphone from a subsidized price of RM1888. The deal requires you to sign up for a Celcom First Plan and Mobile Internet plan with a choice of 12 to 18 months. Check the table below for all the details:
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2013
Maxis has recently begun selling the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 or I9505 from as low as RM1399. The smartphone is available with Maxis TalkMore and SurfMore packages and for 12 month or 24 month contracts. As stated earlier the RRP for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 is RM2499 because it is the 32GB version. While Maxis have put it up on their website, it isn't available online so if you want it, you'll need to pay a visit to a nearby Maxis Store. Check out the table below for more details:
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2013
LTE networks in Malaysia are just coming out, with the only major players being Maxis and Celcom. Therefore it makes sense that it took a while for the LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or I9505 to reach our shores. Coming out for Maxis in the next week or so, the I9505 will be priced a bit higher at RM2499 because instead of 16GB this version has 32GB worth of internal storage.
Last Updated: May 28, 2013
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 is currently one of the best smartphones in the market the fact that the Non-LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 or I9500 was the only one available when it was released meant that they couldn't take advantage of 4G LTE connections in Malaysia. Worry not, as Maxis have recently revealed that the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 or I9505 is coming soon. The price for the I9505 should not be any different from the I9500 and you can expect the smartphone to be available within the next few weeks.
Last Updated: May 13, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 or the version with LTE and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor recently got a firmware update which has improved battery tests significantly. How significantly? Well, check out the test graphs below and see for yourself. The previous performance is marked in yellow:
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013
Earlier rumours that Malaysia would be getting both the Non-LTE Exynos 5 powered Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9500 and the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9505 have turned out to be true. While the Non-LTE Exynos 5 powered Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9500 has been in the SIRIM database for quite some time, a recent search has also revealed the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9505 as well. Now, if we could just get our hands on the rumoured LTE-enabled Exynos 5 Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV version supposedly only available in South Korea, our collection would be complete.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013
Celcom has officially begun the roll-out of its 4G LTE network with a 1000 first-come first-serve deal for all their subscribers. As mentioned earlier, this deal is for 3-months service with the USB dongle. While this seems to be the only device and plan for Celcom 4G LTE for now, the company have stated that more plans and more devices are coming.
At their official roll-out the company listed the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV, Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920 and Sony Xperia Z as smartphones that would support Celcom's 4G LTE network. They hope to roll out LTE support for the iPhone 5 this 18 May 2013 (which according to them is the actual commercial launch date for the service).
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2013
While many know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming, few know that it is coming in two flavours. Like what some of our readers at the Mobile Mega Mall Facebook page have noted, the I9500 is powered by the 8-core Exynos processor but doesn't have any LTE capabilities while the I9505 model will be powered by the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and have LTE capabilities.
Thankfully, Malaysia is one of the few countries that will be getting both models (which may lead to an I9500 vs I9505 comparison later on ;) ). The full list is below but not completely accurate (as in some countries might be missing).