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[Q] buy i9305 for 40$ more or stick with i9300?

18th February 2013, 02:24 PM   |  #11  
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Re: [Q] buy i9305 for 40$ more or stick with i9300?
One more difference seems to be that i9300 can only share hd-ready (720p) to the all share cast dongle. I9305 will do full hd. This is related to the more ram.

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18th February 2013, 06:58 PM   |  #12  
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Hello i have the GT I9305 and 2 gb Ram is more faster ..
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Definitely go for i9305, I had 9300 as company phone and recently got 9305, much better in terms of multitasking thanks to the bigger ram which makes a huge difference, no application reloading any more.
Also custom rom part we are catching up with cm 10 and liquidsmooth both good enough to be daily drive, and not to mention other tw based roms.
For only 40 bucks more, you won't regret at all I guarantee you.
Also not sure in us, but in uk you have this beautiful grey colour which is just... OMG I can't stop looking at my phone now!!!

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18th February 2013, 07:30 PM   |  #14  
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Originally Posted by h.han

Definitely go for i9305, I had 9300 as company phone and recently got 9305, much better in terms of multitasking thanks to the bigger ram which makes a huge difference, no application reloading any more.
Also custom rom part we are catching up with cm 10 and liquidsmooth both good enough to be daily drive, and not to mention other tw based roms.
For only 40 bucks more, you won't regret at all I guarantee you.
Also not sure in us, but in uk you have this beautiful grey colour which is just... OMG I can't stop looking at my phone now!!!

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I agree with you look this speedtest network test !! You'll never see that on GT I9300



19th February 2013, 10:25 PM   |  #15  
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Re: [Q] buy i9305 for 40$ more or stick with i9300?
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I9305 4 Sure....

To me I have owned both... And the battery is the same.... The main difference is internet speed and Multitasking I can have 17-20 apps open and switch between them all and they open instantly I havent tried more apps then this... But i remember with the I9300 I can only get up to about 5 or 6 then when I switch between some they have to reload the entire app from the start again. So for $40 I woud not even think twice about it LOL its only $40 which is about 1-2hr of work at the average job.

And as for More roms, Yeh there is more roms but thats because there are more users, Whats the point of more roms when you only want to use 1 anyway.

And All you need in the rom is the Mods and tweaks that you like, And I can tell you this much I can have ANY mod the I9300 has. My rom Is full of features and I dont even need to change firmware anymore if I dont want to.

The main mods I can think off which i use are:

Aosp Lockscreen
Ink Effect sometimes
Long press Back button to kill
Hold volumes to skip
Enhanced Note2 Camera
Torch On lockscreen
Crt Off effect
Battery tweaks
Call record - for fun
Theming almost everypart of the phone...
Toggle mod
And much moree....

For ppl who like AOSP well

CM 10.1 now working for I9305

One of the best Kernels also (Perseus}

I can guarantee you there is more then enough development. The I9300 has actually got Too much development when I had my I9300 I Only tried I think 3-4 roms.. I think the I9305 has around 8 ROMS now to choose from .. Again more then enough.

But saying this either phone is good. But the I9305 is a little better. (Stronger)

Yeah his ROM is the reason I have this phone. I have the 9300 but with the additional 1gb of ram and the ROM from
btemtd, you will be super happy!!!

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20th February 2013, 03:37 AM   |  #16  
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I9305 4 Sure....

To me I have owned both... And the battery is the same.... The main difference is internet speed and Multitasking I can have 17-20 apps open and switch between them all and they open instantly I havent tried more apps then this... But i remember with the I9300 I can only get up to about 5 or 6 then when I switch between some they have to reload the entire app from the start again. So for $40 I woud not even think twice about it LOL its only $40 which is about 1-2hr of work at the average job.

And as for More roms, Yeh there is more roms but thats because there are more users, Whats the point of more roms when you only want to use 1 anyway.

And All you need in the rom is the Mods and tweaks that you like, And I can tell you this much I can have ANY mod the I9300 has. My rom Is full of features and I dont even need to change firmware anymore if I dont want to.

The main mods I can think off which i use are:

Aosp Lockscreen
Ink Effect sometimes
Long press Back button to kill
Hold volumes to skip
Enhanced Note2 Camera
Torch On lockscreen
Crt Off effect
Battery tweaks
Call record - for fun
Theming almost everypart of the phone...
Toggle mod
And much moree....

For ppl who like AOSP well

CM 10.1 now working for I9305

One of the best Kernels also (Perseus}

I can guarantee you there is more then enough development. The I9300 has actually got Too much development when I had my I9300 I Only tried I think 3-4 roms.. I think the I9305 has around 8 ROMS now to choose from .. Again more then enough.

But saying this either phone is good. But the I9305 is a little better. (Stronger)

Your bang on the money there!

Spot on

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24th May 2013, 08:42 AM   |  #17  
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All nice and good, except for the FM Radio which I definitely miss on S3 I3005, in fact I miss it so much that I regret a bit I bought this and not I9300...
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All nice and good, except for the FM Radio which I definitely miss on S3 I3005, in fact I miss it so much that I regret a bit I bought this and not I9300...


See CM10 posts re radio . From memory they say use Sprint Radio from the market .

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26th May 2013, 09:46 AM   |  #19  
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See CM10 posts re radio . From memory they say use Sprint Radio from the market .

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I think you mean Spirit FM app, but this is not compatible with I9305 (at least not yet and most likely never will, from what I read) and I did not find any post in CM10 thread about FM radio.
26th May 2013, 10:23 AM   |  #20  
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Originally Posted by bujcri

I think you mean Spirit FM app, but this is not compatible with I9305 (at least not yet and most likely never will, from what I read) and I did not find any post in CM10 thread about FM radio.

You can't have FM radio if you got no hardware for it.
As for the better one, go for i9305 more ram, better battery is you use 3g, LTE support and go for i9300 if you want FM (as for custom roms, the i9300 has more but i9305 still have a few but good one and in time i don't think the support will be lower, look at i9001, i9003 or 9070 all still got support).

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