HDC Galaxy S4 I9500


hdc galaxy s4 i9500 6A very affordable yet powerful Galaxy S4 look alike, features a fast quad core processor, 720p display and runs on Android Jellybean.


  • Powerd by MT689 1.2 Ghz Quad Core
  • 1 GB DDR3 RAM + 4 GB internal Storage
  • 5.0 inch IPS HD @ 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Android 4.2.1 “Jellybean”
  • 3G WCDMA 850/2100Mhz
  • 13megapixel + 5.0 megapixel front
  • Battery @ 2800mAh (removable)


  • No LTE
  • no FHD Display

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HARDWARE/PERFORMANCEhdc galaxy s4 i9500 5

  • Processor: Real MT6589 Quad Core @ 1.2 Ghz
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544 MP3
  • Internal Storage or ROM: 4 GB
  • Operating System: Android 4.2.1 “JELLYBEAN”
  • Extended Storage: Supports max of 32 GB


  • Screen Size: 5.0 inch
  • Resolution: HD @ 1280 x 720 pixels (312 ppi)
  • Screen Type: IPS LCD Capacitive
  • Color Support: 16 million
  • Screen Protection: None
  • Multi-touch Support: 5 point


CAMERAhdc galaxy s4 i9500 7

    • REAR: 13 megapixel camera @ 4096 x 3072 pixels w/ LED Flash
    • FRONT: 5.0megapixel camera
    • FEATURES: Flashlight, Audio and Video Recording 1080p, Digital Zoom,

Touch Focus, HDR etc …


  • 2G NETWORK: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Mhzhdc galaxy s4 i9500 3
  • 3G NETWORK: WCDMA 850/2100 Mhz
  • DATA: GPRS, EDGE, 3G (Hspa)
  • SIM Support: Dual Simcard (GSM+WCDMA)
  • Carrier: Unlocked
  • WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth: v2.1 + A2DP
  • USB: v2.0



  • GPS: GPS/A-GPS (built in chipset)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Flash Support: v11.1
  • Playstore/Market: Preinstalled
  • FM Radio: Supported
  • Video Player: AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, FLV
  • Audio Player: FLAC, APE, MP3, OGG, AMR, ACC
  • Image: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Multi-lingual Support: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Catala, Dansk, Deutsch, Espanol, Filipino,  Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified/Traditional Chinese etc…

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    • Dimensions: 144.1 x 74.3 x 8.5 mm
    • Weight: 168 g (includes battery)
    • Available Colors: Black
    • Shell Material: Plastic
    • Ports: 1x mini USB 2.0

1x 3.5 mm Headphone Jack

BATTERYhdc galaxy s4 i9500 4

  • Capacity: Li-on @ 2800mAh
  • Estimated Standby Time: 150 – 200 hrs
  • Estimated Talk Time: 4 – 6 hrs



1x HDC Galaxy S4 i9500 Android Phone
1x Travel Charger
2x Batteries (2800mAh)
1x USB Data Cable (mini USB)
1x Headphone 3.5 mm
1x Manual

Reference Videos






Ofisa on May 8, 2013 at 11:49 am.

The HDC Galaxy S4 I9500 is a 1.7 GHz quad core but the Antutu Score states that it is a 1.2 Ghz, i.e. 1209 MHz (x4). I have just bought the phone on the basis that it is a 1700 Mhz (x4). Have I made a mistake?


Vincent on May 9, 2013 at 12:25 am.

hello ofisa,

thank you for visiting my website,
choose detail on antutu you can find that cpu ranges from 400 to 1628 mhz (x4)
it has the same processor with the current generation original samsung phones

best regards,


Lodovico on May 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm.

could you add in your reviews some informations about the SAR,
radiation level emitted by the smartphones?
I read somewhere that some chineese smartphones are over the threshold established in european countries…
Thank you!


davide on May 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm.

no way a cpu exynos can do only a 13000 in antutu.


davide on May 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm.

If you check the video unboxing from fastcardtech u stop at 1.57 the protect screen say HD amoled and mtk 6589 ;) so fake cpu.. and fake 2g of ram coz mtk doesnt support 2gb of ram . i already order that phone i wanna put some test .


Vincent on May 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm.

hello davide,

samsung exynos is a different cpu than mtk, the protective covering is not the same with the hardware inside the phone,

best regards,


Vincent on May 16, 2013 at 11:35 pm.

hello davide,

ive encountered that problem before, usually there is no problem with the CPU, it usually lies on how optimize the Operating system is to the hardware being used.
Just like my phone hdc s3 ex, antutu performance was quite low with the stock operating system, so i updated it to a custom jb OS, and it is much better now, no more lags, and hiccups.
so basically, the software is just not optimize well enough to meet the hardware on the phone.

best regards,


davide on May 21, 2013 at 5:43 am.

IM so srry dear vince but i dont agree , antutu or other benchmarks are capable to get all the true info about the hardware .

Fast card tech flash fake info in the root for look different cpu and ram size .

Exynos 5410 cpu is ectacore cpu not quad core , and still coming right now in real galaxy s4 .


vicolodo on May 17, 2013 at 9:56 am.

Hello Vincent,
did you find any chineese smartphone that performs better than 15000 on antutu benchmark in your reviews?
can you tell me which are these smartphones?


roger utley on May 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm.

where can i find the best case and screen protector for this phon..beside a leather flip one..thx


Vincent on May 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm.


usually the phone comes with its fitted screen protector as fastcardtech usually delivers their products with gifts like screen protector or leather case.

best regards,


IV on June 1, 2013 at 8:44 am.

Does the phone hdc S4 i9500 have wifi 802.11 (N) ?
Or does the phone only support 802.11 B/G ?

As I have been told yes to both questions….!



Vincent on June 1, 2013 at 10:26 am.


wifi supports b/g

best regards,


Robert on July 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm.

Your dimensions for this phone show – 159.6 x 84.3 x 9.6 Weight – 152gm

Fastcardtech dimensions show – 144.1 x 74.3 x 8.5 ” – 168gm

What are the correct dimensions please?


Vincent on July 31, 2013 at 12:07 am.

Hello Robert,

its 144.1 x 74.3 x 8.5 ” – 168gm, i apologize for the typo,

Best regards,


JPCCosta on August 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm.

hello there is a store im europe to buy this phone



Vincent on August 9, 2013 at 4:14 am.


unfortunately, fct has no branch outside of china

Best Regards,


JPCCosta on August 9, 2013 at 9:15 am.


How fast is the shipment to Portugal?



Joro Petkov on September 4, 2013 at 9:53 am.

I bought this phone before 1 1/2 month. How to root this one?


Vincent on September 5, 2013 at 5:11 am.

Hello Joro,
you can refer to the link below for more information

best regards,


Joro Petkov on September 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm.

I have a new problem. The phone battery is completely discharged and now refuses to start to charge.


Vincent on September 13, 2013 at 12:27 am.

Hello Joro,

Yes, that is a common problem, reinsert battery, charge for a few minutes, then try to turn on your phone.

Best Regards,


Javed sipra on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm.

hello vince,
i have galaxy S4 clone GT-i9500 (MT6575-01) Universal 5410
Singal Micro sim.
Processor : ARM v7 processor rev 10 (v7i).
Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp.
Reversion: 65fb8a00
2GB ram, 4GB rom, 4.2.2 jelly bean.
Radio= (no mention anything)
bootloader : unkown
Display : JDQ39.I9500ZHUAMDE
SDK: 15
Fingerprint = alps/mobitek75_ics2/mobitek75_ics2:4.0.4/IMM76D/1372220670:user/test-key

Device has lost imei, it gives msg IMEI Null/Null. I tried many ways to restore/replace/repair/cahnge it but no success.
i have tried methods:-
1- imei.exe ( to creat new MPOB_001 and replace it at@ rw-rw—– permission.
2- i have tried Mtk droid tool but it gives msg PTTYCMD1 is not found.
3- i tried prompt command ( echo ‘AT+EGMR=1,7,”IMEI Number”’ >/dev/pttycmd1
but it gives msg ( don’t command sent ).
4- i have tried MT65xx.apk , mobile uncle tool , and many more but faild.
5- i have tried SN Station but i have not right database files for flash. i don’t know about modem file , but its Radio file is ALPS.ICS2.MP but not found on the internet. both files i have not.

Please tell me how i can solve my problem, if you send me your email id , i will send you detail screen shot for your knowledge so that i can understand this problem,
i am waiting for your good response.
javed sipra


suntish on October 15, 2013 at 4:14 am.

hello Vincent
Regarding the problem of battery drainin’
suppose i buy an original ‘extended battery’, say a 6300 Mah….. with its back cover
will this phone support it?…….will it work perfectly or may it result to the same prob..?

or just a Rom update will likely to solve it?


Vincent on October 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm.

Hello suntish,

as long as the battery supports the same voltage, Size fits on the back, then you can use the battery, to emphasize on the voltage (because it may fry your phone if the amp is wrong)

Best Regards,


andy on October 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm.

I bought the i9500 4,2 android phone, screen size is 4″ , after one day of use the sound is not ringing out at all, i’ve set the volume, ring style and all that but still wont ring. Can someone advice on what to do?


Vincent on October 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm.

Hello andy,

have u tried a soft reset of your phone?

Best Regards,


sotiris on January 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm.

Hi Vincent I would like your opinion for what the best copy to trade for Galaxy S4 I9500 There are too many and I do not know what to choose would YOUR HELP I wanted for which one is best Thank you very much I expect your answer


Vincent on January 11, 2014 at 4:32 am.

Hello Sotiris,

hdc galaxy note 3 (mt6592 versions) are interesting, mt6592 versions of galaxy s4 models are coming soon, so you might want to wait for them

Best Regards,


sami on February 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm.

hi vincent
i have hdc galaxy s4 i9500 it works fine and the antutu result is over 22000…but i cant be able to enable WCDMA band mode….any suggestion what to do with that???


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