Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition launched in Europe


Samsung recently started selling the Galaxy S4 Value Edition (pictured above), a somewhat new smartphone that we first told you about in February. The handset has the model number i9515, and seems to be available only in the Netherlands for now.

What’s the difference between the Galaxy S4 Value Edition i9515 and the original S4? Well, the S4 Value Edition runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box - and that’s about it. Its specs are identical to those of the Galaxy S4 i9505 from last year, including the ageing quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor. It doesn’t look like the new handset offers the latest TouchWiz UX. Thus, considering the fact that the original S4 is now upgradeable to Android KitKat, we don’t really see the point of having an S4 Value Edition.

Dutch retailer Belsimpel asks €398 for an unlocked Galaxy S4 Value Edition i9515 - that’s a bit higher than the price of last year’s S4 (i9505 or i9500 models). So, again, we wonder why the S4 Value Edition even exists.

source: Belsimpel (1), (2) via GSMinfo (translated)

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Galaxy S4 Value Edition
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why is it even called the "Value Edition" anyway?

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung had trouble coming up with the right name: "We Have A Lot Of These Left Edition" "Stock Clearance Edition" "New Old Stock Edition" "Please Buy This Phone Edition" "If We Say Value People Will Believe It Edition" "Fool Some Of The People All Of The Time Edition" "Oldy But Not Moldy Edition" "Classic Plastic Edition" "No Longer Such A Great Value Edition" finally they shortened the last one and got "Value Edition"

4. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Such a nice editions. Any addition to sammy s lines?

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Dry. The Value Edition is 'supposed' to have changed backs to the faux leather from the Note 3. And why do you always to have to troll? It's so useless and lame.

14. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hahaha I'm Samsung user and i didn't find this offensive. Yes he's right Samsung should focused on their flagship rather than making so many phones. Like samsung S5 active, what's their point? S5 was already have water resistant feature.

26. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Well, the S5 active supposedly also has a .1 inch larger screen, a metal back, rubber sides, and the trio of hardware buttons from the S4 active, in addition to an upgrade in its IP certification.

19. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Oh boy you cracked me up. :D +++

9. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

cos they are idiots...if they'd stop putting out so many editions of the same phone or with minute differences they cud update more percentage of their phones and also update them faster...

16. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

IT'S an game called DON'T let the price fall

17. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Let me rephrase you: IT'S an game called "Present it as new, name it Value so ignorants believe it's a bargain and thus DON'T let the price fall"

3. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

And the point of this phone is? Stock Clearance by changing the ROM and software to display GT-i9515 on leftover S4s? Or does it change to a faster motherboard configuration using the same components? Then again what difference is it to the usual consumer? They'll just buy the cheaper S4 instead for the same specs and a new UI after the KitKat update...

5. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

"Value Edition" phones are the ones left from the 40 million S4 shipment that did not sell out.

13. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 ha ha ha... U nailed it dude!

6. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Can't wait for galaxy s5 value edition! :D Said by no one ever..

7. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

TheY had value edition s3 mini as well. But that one had better specs than the original s3 mini.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I think they should at least bump up the specs to a SD800, like the LTE-A S4 Advance does. But doesn't the value edition of the S4 have a faux-leather back rather than hyperglaz?

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What would be the point of calling it the "Value Edition" if it has better specs? What IS the point of calling it the "Value Edition" if it has the same exact specs? I don't know what Samsung was thinking...

21. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

more importantly what is the point of calling it "value edition" if it costs more?

12. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Samsung hasn't reach its target profit for the S4 that's why they are putting a "Value Edition" name on it and sell it on a higher price to hit that mark. Such a stupid idea, but who cares. They have already done it before so nothing is new.

15. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

If they had put the new touchwiz in it with the 4.4 android, then it would have been a value addition as the ordinary s4 doesnt seem to get the new touchwiz.!

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's the whole point of this?

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Read post 12 by Leebrownjames

22. FingerMyApple unregistered

Leftover edition no longer yummy Sammy :)

23. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

If you buy a S4 now, it comes with Kitkat 4.4.2 out of the box anyway, so what is the point?

24. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

The same thing. Put a new number, maybe a new box and add Value Edition. They are crazy.

25. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

This still doesn't beat the best "Value edition" phone yet............. The "Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Value Edition"

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