Find Your Samsung Galaxy S4 Model Number

Since being released in April 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 featuring a 5-inch screen has stayed in the spotlight. Running the latest Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean”, Galaxy S4 adopts a full HD super AMOLED capacitive display. The GS4 OLED touch screen has a high-sensitive response and can be used even while wearing gloves. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is even more impressive by its unique features including Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Smart Alerts, Group Play, and Air View. It surely surpasses its predecessor, the galaxy S3 and was the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung’s history.

Galaxy S4 Replacement Parts

Samsung Galaxy S4 Replacement Parts

The Samsung flagship Galaxy S4 has two versions, one uses of the Exynos 5 Octa-core chip and the other has a quad-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in several different versions, such as the basic international models GT-I9500, LTE’s GT-I9505, the AT&T SGH-I337, South Korea’s version the SHV-E300, and GT-I9502 for China as well as several more. The differences between the versions are mainly attributed to the CPUs clocking measured by the GHz and GPU. The international version I9500, SCH-I959 & GT-I9502 of China and South Korea’s SHV-E300 share the same Exynos 5 Octa chipset, quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7. In other markets, like United States and Japan, Galaxy S4 sports a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600. The GT-I9505 for LTE and GT-I9508 for China Mobile uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 at 1.9 GHz as well.

Regardless of different Samsung Galaxy S4 models , they all use the same super AMOLED capacitive display, 2600mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB, 32GB or 64 GB of internal storage plus dual camera, a 13 MP autofocus rear camera for photos and video and a front-facing 2 MP camera.

If you purchase a Galaxy S4 model through a carrier in America, more options are available for you. In the US, the Galaxy S4 is available in the following models by primary carriers:

SGH-I337 for AT&T
SGH-M919 for T-Mobile USA
SCH-I545 for Verizon
SPH-L720 for Sprint
SCH-R970 for U.S. Cellular

It’s vital to know the difference among GS4 model variants when you need to install appropriate ROMs or when you need to buy a suitable Galaxy S4 replacement part when you try to fix your broken Galaxy S4 (Click to watch GS4 Disassembly Video). Some components of different GS4 models appear very similar, but will not fit or function when put in the wrong model. These are designed similarly so as not to alter the basic design of the phone since completely redesigning the inside of each model would not be an easy task for Samsung.

What Samsung Galaxy S4 model do I have? There are four ways how to know which Galaxy S4 model name you have.

• Find Samsung Galaxy S4 Model Number in the system

Navigate to Setting>About, then the Galaxy S4 Model Number will appear on the screen

Know Galaxy S4 Model Name from Battery Door

Some carriers’ logo’s are printed on the battery door making it easy for users to identify Galaxy S4 versions. Such as this Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-I545 model.

Galaxy-S4-SCH-I545-Battery-Door-White---With-Verizon-Logo

Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 Battery Door

• Find Galaxy S4 Model Number Behind the Battery

 

If you can’t find your Galaxy S4 model in your phones system, the next best way is to look behind the battery. Many manufacturers put the Samsung Galaxy S4 model number along with other information in this area.

Rear Housing

Galaxy S4 Parts Behind the Battery

• Check Samsung Galaxy S4 Model Code Under the Housing

The Galaxy S4 model number is marked in different places on different models. The I9505 model name appears on the right side upper part of the front housing. While the Verizon I545, Sprint L720 and U.S. Cellular R970 model name can be found on the left.

samsung-galaxy-s4-front-housing

Galaxy S4 Front Housing

Use the following tables to know which Samsung Galaxy S4 model number you have
Table 1 (US Region)

Model

GT-I9505

SGH-I337

SGH-M919

SCH-I545

SPH-L720

SCH-R970

Carriers

International
(LTE)

AT&T

T-Mobile USA

Verizon

Sprint

U.S. Cellular

2G

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

CDMA
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

CDMA

3G

850, 900 MHz, PCS, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

850 MHz, PCS, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

850 MHz, AWS, PCS, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

800, 1900 MHz
EVDO Rev. A
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

800, AWS, 1900 MHz
EVDO Rev. A

4G LTE

800, 850, GSM, 1800 MHz  IMT, IMT-E

700 MHz (Band 17), AWS, IMT, IMT-E

700 MHz (Band 17), CLR, AWS, PCS, IMT, IMT-E

750 MHz (Band 13), AWS

Extended PCS

700 MHz (Band 12), CLR, AWS, PCS

Soc

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

CPU

1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300

GPU

Qualcomm Adreno 320


Table 2

Model

GT-I9500

SHV-E300K/LS

GT-I9508

SCH-I959

GT-I9502

SGH-N045
(SC-04E)

Countries

International

South Korea

China

Japan

Carriers

International

KT, LG U+, SK Telecom

China Mobile

China Telecom

China Unicom

NTT docomo

2G

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE

3G

850, 900 MHz, PCS, IMT
UMTS / HSPA+

PCS, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

1880, 2010 MHz
TD-SCDMA
900, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSPA+

800, 1900 MHz
EVDO Rev. A

850, 900 MHz, PCS, IMT
UMTS / HSPA+

800Mhz, 2100Mhz
UMTS/HSPA+

4G LTE

No

K: GSM, DCS
L: CLR, IMT
S: CLR, DCS

No

800Mhz, PDC, IMT

Soc

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

CPU

1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 &
1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300

1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 &
1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300

GPU

IT SGX544MP3

Qualcomm Adreno 320

IT SGX544MP3

Qualcomm Adreno 320

Table source: Wikipedia

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45 Comments

  1. hi dear,

    i boought samsung s4 made in korea, i sent to india but there is not working when i insert sim there is showiing no net work coverage, can u pls. help me

    • Samsung S3, S4 and 3g tablets are regional sim locked! Something new from samsung wich means: european samsung S4 only for european sim cards, etc…
      Travelling means then: Roaming! S3 and S4 without the lock will be locked during a new update

    • you need to change the csc code.

      root the phone and upload the software for where you live. download csc changer and make sure the csc code is correct for your country

      that will fix it

  2. Can I use the US version of the galaxy S4 in Japan?

  3. Insert sim and do factory reset . Settings -> Account tab -> Backup and Reset

  4. After factory reset I lost the samsung startup logo , Can you please tell me the code to get it back

    • Hello…everyone I bought samsung galaxy S4 i-9500 from korea i did the factory reset my phone not showing the start up logo…what to do…

      • i have just purchased samsung galaxy s4 made in vietnam but when i insert voda phone sim. i cannot connect to internet,

  5. I have samsung galaxy s4 model GT – i9500 , can I use this samsung galaxy s4 when I travel to French country and use sim card of french country Network of french…THANKS

  6. samsung galaxy 4S model GT – I9500 and samsung galaxy 4S model GT – I9505 , I want to know which phone is the best phone…THANKS

  7. The handset you bought is not original.

  8. I have S4 model I9500 but problem with Internet. Any Suggesstions??

    Thank in advance.

  9. i purchased samsung galaxy s4 from US model SGH-I337 .at present am in India, due to minor accident to me my phone display and touch got damaged. i enquired all samsung customer service centres in hyderabad but there is no use because the model launched in india is different and they said that they will give service for only the models launched in india. so please help me where i can get repair of my phone in samsung service centres.

    • Hi Kishore

      I have the same US phone and same issue, would you help me and let me know how and from where did you get the screen replacement ?

      Thanks so much

      • Why dont you order the screen off etradesupply and do it yourself. There are many videos on youtube that will help you with the same.

  10. please, tell me more detail how you know my handset GT-I9500 it is not original ????? THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  11. i am currently in the US and i am looking to buy 2 unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4′s for use in the Caribbean. which model will be best? should i get the GT-I9505??

  12. I bought a Samsung i337 model fom US and now the display is broken… Will the display of international version i9500 fit or do i need to send phone back to US and get it repair…

  13. samsung s4 i9500 meda in koria Touch screen krecet plz prches for adrss ahmedabad

    • hey if u hard reset ur s4 korea And logo gone if u want Come back logo dial *#0067#* it will b restart with samsung logo thanx. And anybody know Where can buy galaxy s4 touch glass only made in korea contact me.

      • can u tell me Samsung S4 LTE A South Korea Mobile SHV-E300K/LS GT-I9508 carrier of KT/LG U+/ SK Telecom, will work in India?. If yes then which network, need ur urgent reply. thanks

      • Hi,

        I am from ahmedabad…i have samsung galaxy s4 made in korea..i have purchased last year…my glass has brokern but lcd n display is working..can i hav replace the glass..also i want battery of it…

        r u from ahmedabad…?

        give me revert..

        thanks

  14. I have the gt-i9500 … And i need a lcd replacement, should i buy a special lcd or they’re all the same? Please.

  15. hi I bought Samsung galaxy s4 Korean i9500 how to set 3g network I’m from Zambia on EH LTE is not working only on unpesfied

  16. thats a good articel, i need a lcd replacement

  17. I could not find the options to use 3g data in my mobile phone . how can i use please explain me in details .
    In data E is visiable as H should be for high speed data for internet.

  18. Dear Sir, Madam,

    I have a samsung galaxy S4 SGH-1959 from China telecom and I want to have a western operating system! Can be done? And if Yes how to do it? Thanks

    Antonio

  19. sir i reset my set i9502 ,i lost my logo and apps are not working very well

  20. I bought samsung S4 in china then I take it back to Indonesia, but when I enter Indonesian sim card no response, no network
    whether there can help me?

  21. i have gt-i 9505 model.. so if i order the Battery Door and front glass here from model gt-i9500 will it be ok wit mine gt-i9505??? will ewerithing fit just perfect?? please HELLP

  22. I want to buy a Galaxy S4 made in Korea. If it will work with an Indian Sim card inside India or not??????
    Plllzzzzzz give some suggestions. …………

  23. I have a galaxy s4 model no: SPH-L720 d display panel has stopped working so will indian display fit into it??

  24. Hey guys I have a galaxy s4 i545 wow it works very well I recomend the model . Umber I got it in the us and us it in el salvador it comes with a factory unlock best model foe me never had any problems I factory reset many times and works normal all the time buy it if u wan5 to have a good phone with nobproblems it comes from verizon

  25. I got this web site from my friend who told me on the topic of this web page and at the moment this time
    I am browsing this web page and reading very informative content here.

  26. hi i m having GT- i9500 with broken screen, only LCD is there.
    want to repair it in india,
    will any body suggest the place and amount for this.
    thanx in advance

  27. I have just purchased Samsung Galaxy S4 for ATT in February 2014. Now I am unable to chargeit as charger does not go in charging slot and it seems to have been damaged. I called the phone company and they said it is ‘Damage’ and I am responsible. Is it covered under warranty. What options do I have >

  28. I bought Galaxy S4 made in Korea (in Lebanon) but and I wanted to replace battery. But when I put any battery (I only found ones made in China) it doesn’t work? It blinks when is on charger, but that’s it =(
    Any ideas?

  29. I have a korean version of s4; i think the model number is shv e300s. The screen is broken and i want to purchase a replacement for it. I am from the philippines. Can you tell me how it will cost me including shipping?

  30. dear sir,
    My brother sent me s4 SCHE300K, its nt wrking properly india vodafone network, other networks working fine.. So pls help me nd suggest me whethr i update it in india or not ? Curen versn 4.2.2 jely bean.

  31. Hi, can anybody tell me Samsung S4 LTE A South Korea Mobile SHV-E300K/LS GT-I9508 carrier of KT/LG U+/ SK Telecom, will work in India?. If yes then which network, need ur urgent reply. thanks

  32. Guys,

    i have i9505 in santiago chile (Unlocked version) and want to use the phone in india with airtl sim will that work?

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