Exclusive: Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop vs. Android 4.4.2 comparison [Video]

Both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 will be getting updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the coming months. For Galaxy S4 owners, the update will be considerably bigger than for those rocking a Galaxy S5, because other than all the features of Lollipop, the TouchWiz UX on the S4 will be replaced by the newer version seen on its successor. We’ve already given our readers an exclusive sneak preview at Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy S4 (and on the Galaxy S5 as well), and today, we’re back with a new video for showing off the differences between KitKat and Lollipop on the device.

As stated before, Android 5.0 will be a major update for the S4, and pretty much turn it into a new phone as far as the user experience is concerned. Don’t let the similar lockscreens on KitKat and Lollipop fool you – there are drastic changes to the look of the software on Lollipop. From a change in how you set a homescreen wallpaper to redesigned settings, dialer or messaging apps, Android 5.0 is set to infuse more life into Samsung’s yesteryear Galaxy S flagship, making it the biggest update Samsung has given to any of its devices.

Performance has received a boost as well, even on the early build that we’ve gotten access to, and you can check out everything for yourself by hitting the play button in the video embedded above, or by going through the image gallery down below (KitKat on left, Lollipop on right.) Don’t forget to let us know what you think of Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S4, and stay tuned for our next exclusive that will go over the differences in the Lollipop builds for the Galaxy S4 and S5.

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corigustavo
1 year 1 month ago

E pro galaxy S4 4g GT-I9515L
No brasil vai sair ainda por que o meu nao atualizou ?

Ha007
1 year 6 months ago

What about the S4 GT-19505?!

Ammarmuzaffar0027
1 year 6 months ago

I have S4 i9500 lollipop but tere is no google app store anyone want it working 100% fit no bugs

Ammarmuzaffar0027
1 year 6 months ago

Smart scroll is missing in lollipop

Ammarmuzaffar0027
1 year 7 months ago

When we will get this update??????

Gaflaxy
1 year 7 months ago

Has the smoothness of the phone gotten better? I’m having several headaches with Android 4.4.2, my I9500 runs worst than much cheaper devices with stock Android on them.

PabloDini
1 year 8 months ago

Please pay attention to the percentage of battery at the beginning and end of the video

scatisoner
1 year 8 months ago

Hi sammobile,
When interest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware leaks for S4 İ9500??

arch421
1 year 8 months ago

+100000000

bryanivan12
1 year 9 months ago

we need the ultra power saving mode in all cell phones!!!

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

please i need an anwser ?

bryanivan12
1 year 9 months ago

All S5 models will be updated Lollipop, but at different times, depending on the date of release of the S5 model

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

can somoeone tell me if the s5 4g+ will be upgrade in lollipop please?
thanks

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

seulement savoir si maj pour s5 4g+? merci

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

bonjour
est ce que que l on pourrait me dire s il y aura une m

dustroose
1 year 9 months ago

Beautfui gorgeous renovation

OLEDMAN
1 year 9 months ago

Absolutely f* ugly imo.

Tergras
1 year 9 months ago

This must be a joke. This is not android L on galaxy s4, this is updated touchwiz of galaxy s5 with FEW features of lollipop 5.0. Icons in status bar are still the same as in Kitkat. They removed toggles in settings and the one that allows to see all downloaded apps, why? we were totally fine with those. Notification area is the same as in galaxy s5, it’s just has a new colour, no double swipe feature to open it as in lollipop wasnt noticed. And battery consumption with those white colours is disaster, you can fix this a little with updated build but still without adding black themes for you amoled devices batteries will be low 2 times faster. Over all this is very cheap, Samsung, 5.0 should be innovative for android devices, on you phones it looks even worse then Kitkat, shame on you.

haybullaev
1 year 9 months ago

please tell me when will the android 5.0 GT-I9500 like

nebste
1 year 9 months ago

did Samsung change the design for their keyboard in order to be in align with material design (flat and without shadows)?

devdakshank
1 year 9 months ago

When will we get this update?? Can’t wait very exited.

gabricco
1 year 9 months ago

in january or february, i think

arch421
1 year 8 months ago

I’m Excited for the Update for my GT-i9500

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

hi ,
can tell me if the galaxy s4 4g+ will have 5.0 lollipop upgrade please?
thanks

gokmen yilmaz
1 year 9 months ago

excuse me galaxy s5 4g+?

Henryquefoda
1 year 9 months ago

Alguem me sabe dizer se vai haver android lollipop 5.0 para samsung galaxy s4 gt-i9505? Sff

kendo123
1 year 9 months ago

Looks bad what are samsung doing it looks more like iphone and ipad with the blinding white screen, never going to upgrade staying on JB on s4 dont get blinded with whte screens and battery life is great.

OLEDMAN
1 year 9 months ago

Well.. Utterly bizzare.. Please tell me that Samsung haven’t lost all their brain cells and will include a black option in the final build to reverse the backgrounds / theme to utilise their OWN amoled technology right?

If it was a straight black to white change I’ll stay on KK forever lol

I don’t believe they will swap to a white lcd burner, surely not?

ruzul
1 year 9 months ago

Not bad it competely change the s4 look atleast people who using S4 wont need to change cell they can feel the lolipop on there s4..

vulgus87
1 year 9 months ago

Nice but it NEEDs a black theme or at last a dark/green one.

abcdfhfh
1 year 9 months ago

when Update 5.0 come for s5

bryanivan12
1 year 9 months ago

december, my friend

 
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