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[Q] I just got an i9515, what is it?

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27th July 2014, 11:17 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everybody!
I have had an i9505 for a couple weeks in june before returning it because the screen was terrible (there were faint colored lines when displaying plain grey). One month after the order, the store handed me a different model because their provider was out of stock : an i9515.

The seller assured me that it was the same with kitkat preinstalled. Judgeing from the characteristics printed on the box it looks so, but I noted a couple differences :
- Antutu detects it as a Galaxy Note 3 LTE-A
- the front cam looks different
- there was a sticker on it saying it was europe only
- it appears to heat a lot less than the i9505 i had.

Here are all the things i could tell about it. I would like to know if there are more differences, and if it's a better or worse speced model than the i9505. Also, can I pick ROMs and Kernels made for the i9505 for my i9515?


Thanks a lot in advance!!

Last edited by earth75; 27th July 2014 at 11:19 AM.
27th July 2014, 01:55 PM   |  #2  
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A simple google search shows that the i9515 is a "value" edition, so probably its a cheaper variant. If i were you, i would go back to the seller and get back a i9505 or demand a refund.

Good luck.
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27th July 2014, 02:22 PM   |  #3  
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I just got a gt-i9515 as well.
From what I read on other italian forums it appers to be just the same as 9505, but with KitKat 4.4.2 already installed.
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27th July 2014, 03:32 PM   |  #4  
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Just found another thread here on XDA... probably there are some small differences as well,
and seems digitizer is not working correctly with touch recovery and CM11

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2767371
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27th July 2014, 03:52 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alter1000

Just found another thread here on XDA... probably there are some small differences as well,
and seems digitizer is not working correctly with touch recovery and CM11

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2767371


awww if I get all this well, My phone is the exact same as a 9505, but the touchscreen is different in a way that makes 9505 ROMs not work on my phone?
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