Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Black Mist, 16 GB Best Price in India on 28-May-2022 + Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Black Mist, 16 GB

Detailed Review


The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 flaunts a display of 5.08 cms; approximately 2 inches. This phone presents you with a 16 colour display. This device comes with a AMOLED display. The display of a smartphone sucks most of the power, but that won't be a drawback with the AMOLED technology of this device. Enjoy awe-inspiring video quality with the AMOLED technology and as a plus saving up on your battery. It would be a tad strenous to stick with the phone as its display size falls below 2.5 inches despite the portability. This smartphone has a resolution of FullHD, 1920x1080 pixels to offer.


Though it's taken over by the latest entrants, yet the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 does feature a Yes, 2 MP front camera; but it is meaningless spending money on a feature that might be of not much use to you. Negotiating on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. As a bonus to that, the LED equips stunning results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. With the Yes, 1920 x 1080 recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 13 pixels, shooting video is equally savourable as clicking pictures. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. You have the flexibility to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 13 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality.

General Features

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 has a touch screen, just like most of the typical smartphones in the market today. With a moderate weight of 130 g,it pronmises to not weigh down on your pockets. The basic accessories such as Data Cable, Battery, Headset, Handset, Charger too is supplied along with the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 here is credited with a Black Mist body. Pre-loaded with a number of features, this smartphone possesses dimensions of 69.8x136.6x7.9. The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 packs in numerous boasts of such as Document Viewer, Pushmail (Active Sync) for the all the road warriors out there.


If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should satify. If you want to avoid the extravagant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a cellphone that's definitely up your lane. A higher network type have the flexibility to lead to increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision. The size of the sim in this phone belongs to the Micro SIM category. Whether it is about standard boasts of or advanced boasts of like Loudspeaker, this Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 smartphone is crafted with all such boasts of in it. The sim type contained in this phone is the Single Sim, GSM. On top of the mobile data, this device can further be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are met by this smartphone. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is much appreciated in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to stay on track while traveling.


With the PowerVR SGX graphics, the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is in groove for your favourite games. The superlative performance, stability and easy multitasking of this phone is associated to its internal RAM. You have the flexibility to easily amp up the internal storage of your device as it displays compatibility with the microSD memory cards. The internal storage of this phone is adequate for users who store moderate amount of media files on their devices. The impressive 64 GB expandable storage adds the feature of the storage of all your movies, music, books, videos, images, etc. in one device - the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 so that a single device are able to carry your digital world.


The Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. Equipped with a 1.6 GHz processor frequency, the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 bids a power packed performance. The higher the frequency, the faster the response, thus resulting in better performance. The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 are able to meet the speed requirements of most of the popular apps without any trouble. This Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 features a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Pushmail (Active Sync) and much more, just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. Although the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. I have my display running most of the day either because of reading or gaming. Thanks to the AMOLED display which not only offers a cool display, but even saves me enough battery to last for longer hours. I love gaming and reading on the AMOLED display of this smartphone. Although I would recommend a higher frequency for gaming, the 1.6 GHz is not that bad an option. The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 manages heavy apps simultaneously and also delivers a smooth performance with my graphic-intensive games. The 16 GB internal storage of the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is really meant for me and my ever-growing ebook and gaming collection. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 was its 2 inches display. The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 13 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. Lower internal storage like 16 GB makes me chose which movies, music, images and videos to keep or delete from your phone. A larger internal storage suits me more than average internal memory as I hate deleting my smartphone content due to memory issues.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Black Mist
Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail (Active Sync)
SIM Size:Micro SIM
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Galaxy S4
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
Model ID:i9500
In the Box:Data Cable , Battery , Headset , Handset , Charger


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports DivX , DivX3.11 , H.264 , H.263 , WMV7/8 , HEVC , MPEG4 , VC-1 , Sorenson Spark , VP8 , Full HD
Music Player:Yes , Supports AAC/AAC , /eAAC , apt-X , WMA , OGG , AC-3 , AMR-NB/WB , MP3 , FLAC


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1920 x 1080
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Flash , Zero Shutter Lag , BIS , Dual Shot , Dual Recording , Sound and Shot , Drama Shot , Story Album , 360 Photo , Animated Photo , Eraser , Night , Best Photo , Best Face , Beauty Face , HDR (High Dynamic Range) , Panorama , Sports , Image Editor
HD Recording:HD , Full HD
Rear Camera:13 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 2 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android , Chrome
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , GLONASS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Internet Features:Email
Tethering:Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 42 Mbps HSPA

Other Features

Sensors:Barometer , Accelerometer , RGB light , Temperature and Humidity , Gesture , Proximity , Geomagnetic
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:ChatON , Samsung WatchON , Samsung Kies , Kies Air , YouTube , Google Search , Google Maps , Gmail , Google Latitude , Google Play Store , Google Plus , YouTube , Google Places , Google Navigation , Google Downloads , Voice Search
Additional Features:Group Play: Share Music , Share Picture , Share Document , Play Games , S Translator , Optical Reader , Samsung Smart Scroll , Samsung Smart Pause , Air Gesture , Air View , S Travel (Trip Advisor) , S Voice Drive , S Health , Samsung Adapt Display , Samsung Adapt Sound , Share Picture , Share Document , Play Games , S Translator , Optical


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:130 g
Size:69.8x136.6x7.9 mm


Display Resolution:FullHD
Display Resolution:1920x1080 Pixels
Display Type:AMOLED
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:2 inches


Capacity:2600 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:64 GB
Internal:16 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
Graphics:PowerVR SGX
OS:Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Frequency:1.6 GHz