If you have the i9500 variant, you may tell everyone that you have a phone with eight cores and people will get wowed by it depending on how you deliver your spiel. Some tech geeks won't even buy it coz I for one wouldn't mind a little difference in benchmarks because the real life performance is what matters. I would rather have the i9505 as the battery lasts longer and I'm gonna be worry free too as it doesn't have any problem with LTE band compatibility here in the Philippines. In our country we have both variants but the ones powered by S600 are more popular. The Octa name is just all gimmick as only one pair of quad core will be working at a time depending on the task you're gong to throw at it. If all eight cores will work at the same time in every task then that won't be a gimmick but in order to do that the manufacturer should be able to make a big battery to compensate on the power. If the OEM wants a thin device then it will be possible put it in a tablet as tabs can accompany big batteries without sacrificing the thickness of the device just like the Xperia Tablet Z which is even thinner than the iPhone 5. Now if the OEM wants it to be at least in a 5 inch category then the phone is likely gonna end up thick like the Samsung Galaxy camera. Number of cores I believe isn't the answer for the phones to be lag free but, it is in the optimization of the software and if OEMs will be ready to sacrifice their bloated UIs in exchange of a stock android then it will be the best answer to the lag and buggy problems of their flagship devices. Besides they are now starting to do it nowadays right? I was able to read it somewhere that either HTC or Sammy will make a One with stock android UI or an S4 with a stock UI. It was somewhere here at GSM Arena so even if a device will only be powered by a dual core chip, there will still be a great chance it will run smoothly on Android. Stock UI for the win!
Can't wait to prove to my Friend who has a single core running 7.8 on a Lumia 900 that Android can be lag free as well.
Until then i pretend it great in public and look for
lagfixs and custom ROMs in XDA along with thousands of others that are going WTF?!
Was Jelly Bean's Forced 60Hz GPU animation rendering and triple buffering a lie all along?
Or they need better GPUs as well as CPUs?
I'm confident a 12Core with 4GB ram should stop the lags right guys?
i really lost my respect with those quad core. having those cpu's, why is that still some people complain lags in that s4. i think the problem is in the OS. not in cpu.
I wish they just did 4 core Exynos without the companion cores and just kept it simple at least until they figured it all out.
lolza, 27 May 2013imagine that....the octa chipset doesnt deliver on the power endurance.
samsung should have p... moreThis is actually Qualcomm's technology, not Samsungs.
So, Octo S4 is a bit more powerful
But Snapdragon is a bit more battery lasting.
Make your choice.
By the way Samsung will make more updates for improving the battery life on both versions.
So, the 9505 has noticeably better battery performance and full LTE support everywhere. Why would Samsung even launch the 9500?
ct79, 27 May 2013great review! So basically its slightly better performance vs slightly better battery life.Yep, this is always the case with electronics. I don't know why people are surprised about this after all this time.
More power = more battery draw = more heat vs. Less power = less battery draw = less heat. Super simple stuff.
guys octa core drivers is not ready yet.
not using optimal battery configurations
main man!, 27 May 2013so which samsung galaxy model should i go for ?? I9500 or i9505 ?????I9505 much battery performance and less heat than I9505
Is that true that I9500 equipped with exmor rs camera sensor? And I9505 with exmor r, which.must lead to.slightly different results.in low lights.
Also Qualcomm is able to do 1080p60 video, which seems to be axed by Samsung to make it equal to Exynos octa.
so which samsung galaxy model should i go for ?? I9500 or i9505 ?????
imagine that....the octa chipset doesnt deliver on the power endurance.
samsung should have paid me and i would have told them that from the very start.
what do they expect wit 4 a7 cores ? is that a joke ? they should have used 4 a15 cores for power(like they are using) and 1 a7 core for low power tasks to save battery. should have called it penta. just like nvidia's solution. someone at samsung that was in charge of this octa platform is seriously insane. you can't expect 4 a7 cores to use as little power as a single a7 core.
Tis phone is giving a batter backup of 4-6 at neglegible use. I.e standby.
there is lag in the camera app and games like dead trigger hangs after 10-12 Mins of arena mode.
What should i do
4 hours difference only!!!
the difference between talk time is 4hurs + 0.5 hr of browsing + 1 hour video playback.
GSMArena there is something WRONG here>
i9500 is seriously giving a heating problem. M using i9500 and it is scaring me by his heatness :(