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Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK

20 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK - read the full textSamsung has already confirmed the Galaxy S4 flagship will ship with Snapdragon 600 chipset in the USA, Canada and Sweden. Today the UK joins the markets where the Galaxy S4 won't be powered by the company's own Exynos 5 Octa platform. Since its announcement we knew Samsung Galaxy S4 will be...

 

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> In reply to franck jo @ 2013-03-22 13:13 from Nvd} - click to readExcept for the 600 and 800 are still newer too, the GS4 uses the Power VR which is heavily supported, the A-15 will deliver outstanding performance, and A-7 should guarantee great standby and light use. And GS4 with E5 will in fact have LTE. And through software it can only get massively better.

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  • 2013-04-01 13:39
  • 4QSR

> In reply to meffo @ 2013-03-28 11:04 from pehF - click to readYou can disable 4G and use 3G if you want.

For those that have poor landlines, 3G (soon to be 4G) is our only option.

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  • 2013-03-28 14:33
  • HKPL

i would definitely much rather get the exynos 5 octa, not because it has better performance, but because it doesn't have 4g. 4g is nothing but a waste of batteries in my opinion. why would i ever need faster data transfers than i get with turbo 3g in a mobile device? it's not like i use my cell phone to download movies. unfortunately i live in sweden and of course 4g is all the rage here. -_-

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  • 2013-03-28 11:04
  • pehF

> In reply to franck jo @ 2013-03-22 13:13 from Nvd} - click to readBy S4 I mean Snapdragon 4 pro 600, Krait 300 series

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  • 2013-03-22 13:26
  • Nvd}

As an experienced geek, I would prefer S4 instead of E5 because of the following reasons:
1. S4 is already available in some devices and the usability has been tested and approved by users as well as devoloppers and all issues have been solved
2. Even with only 4 cores running simulteanously in E5 the remaining 4 will still consuming a certain level of RAM and battery.
3. Compatibility issues with some apps for e.g Galaxy S3 with early vesions of Asphalt 7 wasn't perfect
4. LTE is a must for a premium handset costing more than $500 in 2013, why spending an arm and a leg if you won't even get the latest internet speed?
5. Devoloppers will surely release custom roms for S4 earlier than E5 because they are already working on S4.
Be wise guys, be wise ! 4 additional cores will not make a better deal for your needs if its full of bugs

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  • 2013-03-22 13:13
  • Nvd}

I would prefer the Octa-core processor, since it's a newer processor! ♥

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  • 2013-03-22 09:24
  • tRe2

> In reply to Call me SAR @ 2013-03-21 16:29 from S1sh - click to readits not 8 core. Only 4 core will function @ a time.
With 8 core samsung was struggling to meet power targets and that is the reason why this confgn in Exynos5

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  • 2013-03-22 09:08
  • PyV3

Octo core and power Vr or nothing Samsung Canada. Listen to your customers.

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  • 2013-03-22 02:53
  • kx5w

> In reply to Naji Al-Ali @ 2013-03-21 14:55 from p4QX - click to readAndroid 5 will be out before the s5.

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  • 2013-03-22 01:37
  • mx@M

> In reply to Samover @ 2013-03-21 19:37 from sjbp - click to readUseless if youre an anorak and you want 50mb speeds when your looking up star trek memorabilia, so you would choose internet over a CPU and GPU, major fail for you lad.

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  • 2013-03-22 01:33
  • mx@M

Why the hell do you need 4G really, i don't give a flyingf*** about 4G, give me that exynos5 any day of the week over faster internet speeds (where available) lol, if you commute on the tube every day like me and have wifi everywhere like me then why the hell do you need 4G, for when your out and about?? What like in the park? Who the hell gets 4G in the park, theres only EE who do 4G in britain and thats crap at best.

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  • 2013-03-22 01:31
  • mx@M

Lets say LTE wasn't there, still if the octa-core can outdo the snapdragon 600 in every possible way by a fair margin then there is no reason to have the snapdragon 600 chip-set.. Why skimp on performance hardware specially on a flagship device. 3G, 3.5G and LTE can be taken up separately because the octa-core processor can handle everything.

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  • 2013-03-21 20:52
  • uvcM

No LTE No radio...on so forget exynos useless processer !

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  • 2013-03-21 19:37
  • sjbp

Im not settling for the 4 core snapdragon when for the same price i can get 8 cores. after 3 straight years with Samsung my money is going elsewhere this year. companies have to understand we are not 2nd class customers and they cant treat us as that !

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  • 2013-03-21 16:29
  • S1sh

> In reply to Call me SAR @ 2013-03-21 13:05 from S1sh - click to readLTE not necessary.? Apparently you havent used a LTE device... my LTE phone is faster than my wifi. thats funny, but true. and Samsung Didnt "Advertise" the octa cores... that was all rumored. Samsung only then said that they will have 2 versions. But they didnt actually Advertised it.

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  • 2013-03-21 16:09
  • j8wI

> In reply to iphonefan @ 2013-03-21 13:37 from IaDh - click to readGo take a hike iCrap fan, we know what crApple is capable of, NOTHING...... hahahahahah

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  • 2013-03-21 15:34
  • XNtq

I think Samsung don't know yet which will perform better ... so they made this fight between their own S4 in order to find what will be best for (Samsung S5 + Key Lime Pie) .. so I will not buy either of S4 until things get clearer

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  • 2013-03-21 14:55
  • p4QX

apparently both versions are coming to the uk :)

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  • 2013-03-21 14:53
  • MVg6

Has to be something about the broken patent system! !!

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  • 2013-03-21 14:17
  • 4B9L

pity the octa not 4g ..I might jump ship to a different phone

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  • 2013-03-21 13:37
  • pKuZ

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