Galaxy S4 I9500 vs I9505 – What’s the Difference

Samsung unveiled it’s latest Android flagship device Galaxy S4 last month. The device comes in different variants depending on the region. Each variant has a different model number. Most common Galaxy S4 models are GT-I9500 and GT-I9505. It’s important to understand the difference between I9500 & I9505 models. Both these models look and feel exactly the same but have slightly different internals.

It’s I9500 or I9505? How to Check Galaxy S4 Model Number

You can’t tell the difference just by looking at the phone. Both these models don exactly the same look & feel and also weigh the same. The only way you can tell the difference is by checking the model number of device in hand.

Navigate to Settings > About and look for the Model Number.

Once you know the product model number, you can download appropriate ROMs / goodies made for that particular model. If you also want to learn about the difference between the 2, read on:

Galaxy S4 I9500 vs. I9505 – What’s the Difference

They both have different CPU and GPU and slightly different screen size.

Specs GT-I9500 GT-I9505
Screen Size

5.0 Inches

4.99 Inches


Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 &
quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7,
Exynos 5 Octa 5410

Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300, Qualcomm APQ8064T
Snapdragon 600


PowerVR SGX 544MP3

Adreno 320

LTE Network


Yes, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps uplink, 100 Mbps downlink


Both run the latest version of Android OS (Latest version at the moment is Jelly Bean 4.2.2). Other hardware specs are very much the same too.

In addition to these 2, there are some other variants of Galaxy S4 as well. That include:

Galaxy S4 Duos I9502 – Dual SIM version of GT-I9500.

Samsung Galaxy S4 USA variants come with LTE 4G network and is available on different carriers across the US.

AT&T SGH-I337 – for AT&T USA

T-Mobile SGH-M919 – for T-Mobile USA

Verizon SCH-I545 – for Verizon Wireless (VZW) USA

Sprint SPH-L720 – For Sprint USA

US Cellular / Cricket / MetroPCS Galaxy S4 SCH-R970

3 Replies to Galaxy S4 I9500 vs I9505 – What’s the Difference

  1. if I’m in Canada… will the i9505 works? I’m worry that the LTE network won’t work :S

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