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Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core vs. Galaxy S4 Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core vs. Galaxy S4 Snapdragon


Samsung has introduced the Galaxy S4 in two different configurations one equipped with much-hyped Exynos Octa-core and the other identical twin has employed a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. When comparing the particular version of Samsung’s flagship with the Snapdragon 600 powered model, both look very identical but on close observation of intricate antenna, slight differences come into appearance. Both devices have very different boards but Samsung has managed to keep the same design in every other aspect.

Depending on the processor, S4 can be seen in four different versions:
• GT-19500 having the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz
• dual-SIM I9502 for China offering the same specifications;
• SHV-E300, the Korean dedicated version with the same chip clocked at 1.8GHz
• I9505 that use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9GHz.

The Korean model can be caught from three major operators in South Korea. The Exynos-powered I9500 is presently not available in North America but an online retailer, Negri Electronics is having Octa-core device in stock.
The Galaxy S 4 stands as the very first device that features the homegrown Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip, which is an eight-core CPU with amazing Technologies Power VR SGX 544MP3 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and the 5410’s eight processing cores set up in RAM.

The purchase decision depends on whether you are interested in LTE or not. Unlike the Snapdragon version, the Samsung Octacore version doesnt support LTE so no 4G. The I9500 is capable of using quad-band HSPA+ and quad-band GSM / EDGE and the Exynos 5410 has a radio that can support up to 20 different global LTE frequencies.

Moreover there are four energy-efficient Cortex-A7 cores as well as four high-performance Cortex-A15 cores in LITTLE architecture style. Jobs that require power up to 1.2GHz will be handled by the A7s; if more power is needed then the A15s will turn on. There are total four cores capable of even operating at 200MHz.

The Korean SHV-E300 offers good technology in a sense that can be compatible with the LTE faster tech and this will work well in Asia.
For the USA users, the only LTE option is to select from the Snapdragon 600 powered device as it can be used on all seven networks capable of carrying the device. It might be bad news for those planning to purchase an unlocked Exynos model and use it with compatible LTE.
Apart from that, all other features are the same for both models. They have same 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel, 2GB of RAM, 2,600mAh battery,13MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera.

Both versions of Galaxy S4 devices can be unlocked to work with compatible GSM networks.

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