Exactly! that is the case.
All 8 Core do not work simultaneously. Its design is based upon big.LITTLE ARM chipset.
Little cores are ones which are frequently used, and BIG ones are used when processing HD Vidoes, simultaneously Recording, Gaming and other heavy purposes.
This also saves battery life.
We are getting a lot of hands-free devices and Bluetooth stereo headsets coming along with FM. Which can be tagged along with this device if FM is a major concern
I am in love with mobile phones photography - with smart phones you had any time in a pocket photo and video camera and mobile phone in one body. Also, instead MP3 player for music I more prefer listen to the radio live news, music and languages especially if visiting other countries or spending time in park. So before Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 announcement I supposed going to buy this smart phone, but when I read specifications....... I am shocked....... NO HAD RADIO!!! WHY??? So, now I very confused and don't know which android smart phone with best integrated camera lenses to buy. I got four choices:
1. Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
2. Sony Xperia Z
3. LG Optimus G Pro
4. HTC One
1. Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4,
Main disadvantages, weakness: NO FM RADIO TUNER!
Best features: Almost all as possible features (except radio), BEST android camera phone with best picture quality and replaceable battery.
2.Sony Xperia Z,
Main disadvantages, weakness: Photo camera lens inferiority compare with Samsung, non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, not document editor.
Best features: After Samsung second by quality for producing photos camera, Sony's name.
3. LG Optimus G Pro,
Main disadvantages, weakness: Photo camera lens inferiority compare with Samsung, too heavy compare with rivals - 172 g and too big screen - 5.5 with ~401 ppi pixel density (lowest compare with these rivals), LG name.
Best features: Li-Po 3140 mAh battery!!!
4. HTC One,
Main disadvantages, weakness: Photo camera lens inferiority compare with Samsung, Sony and even LG, non-removable and weak Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, no card slot.
Best features: Normal size (compare with rivals) display 4.7 inches with EVEN ~469 ppi pixel density!!!
So my hearth more want to go to Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4, then secondly - LG Optimus G Pro.
By the way, I am over 14 years until now Nokia user, but very upset with this company. I tired to wait when Nokia can add best camera (as had Nokia N8 or Nokia Pure View) to Windows phones (even hate this OS), but even hate boring, empty Windows, I waited so long time only for Pure View camera and finally my decision - never again with Nokia! They be not respecting own customers with Windows phones with crap camera!!!
Awesome device, but expected price around 50000 Rs. in india......thats way too much :(
Shebeer, 29 Mar 2013What the crap ..let ,me compare iphone 5 crap with Samsung Galaxy S4.. iphone fans shut up you... morewa.. relax bro...i have agree with you...actually i don prefer iphone because iphone is not for daily uses but it is for showing off and play games..unlike Samsung phone...they are design for daily uses
What stupidity you found in the question.What is wrong in asking the question of S4 not having the FM.If there are apps to do the service, then we need OS alone in a smartphone, in that case don't ask for anything in a smartphone.
ideamatei, 29 Mar 2013u're right; but still, it wasn't such a big deal to implement the radio... waiting for a ba... moreFruit brand smartphones don't have radio ever since and yet they survive the competition with very few features, how much more for S4 with lots of exclusive features.
Tcool, 29 Mar 2013Octa-core has battery efficiency, radio streaming will not consume much battery power
Likewis... moreu're right; but still, it wasn't such a big deal to implement the radio...
waiting for a batery test for the octa-core, it should be better that for the quad core version
ideamatei, 29 Mar 2013why paying extra and draining the batery listening radion over the internet?
in any case, ... moreOcta-core has battery efficiency, radio streaming will not consume much battery power
Likewise negligible amount of internet bill for sound streaming over radio internet.
ThomasCarlsson, 28 Mar 2013S4 do not even have the hardware for FM-radio! Streaming radio from Internet drains the battery!Seems to contradict your comments for S4 battery efficiency:
"Well, S4 do have 8 cores so it is not really wrong to call it an "octa-core", and all 8 cores can probably be used at the same time where the 4 more battery efficient cores handle simpler tasks in the background and that free the 4 more powerful cores to fokus only on the more intensive games..., so with the help of those 4 batteryefficient cores the 4 more powerful cores can do more "heavy lifting" when they do not need to do any of the simpler background tasks, so S4 can definetly be called an "octa-core"!"
Tcool, 29 Mar 2013There you just mention it, "to surf the internet", there are lots of radio apps in P... morewhy paying extra and draining the batery listening radion over the internet?
in any case, now, that the octacore is confirmed to support LTE, the lack of radio is the only flaw; which is abolutely great, it's an incredible phone, light years in front of iphone or any other phone!
i can't wait to buy it.
What the crap ..let ,me compare iphone 5 crap with Samsung Galaxy S4.. iphone fans shut up your mouth and stop barking ! you are real losers . .do you think 8MP Camera is better than 13MP used in S4 ? do you think 4128 x 3096 pixels(S4) is smaller than 3264x2448 pixels(iphone5)(Image size) ? do you think 441ppi pixel density is better than 326ppi (Screen Resolution)? do you think 1.2GHZ is faster than 1.9 ? Dual core or Quad core which one will be the better one when compared to a processor's core ? in iphone 5 where do you insert external memory card? 2GB RAM or 1GB RAM which one will be better when compared to a device's Memory ? in iphone 5 do you get barometer, temperature, humidity or gesture sensors? in iphone 5 can you stream video using wifi DLNA (Iphone 5 doesn't support DLNA Wifi feature)? where is popular NFC technology ? apple forgot it? so how do you iphone users make mobile payments using NFC in iphone? where is popular JAVA (iphone 5 missing JAVA)? what's wrong with apple ? where is USB Mass storage in iphone 5 ? ....... i can't type more ! got fingure pain ! ! i think apple is nothing compared to S4 .iphone can only compare with some chinese phones as The iPhone 5 is missing too many cutting-edge technologies. Apple users and apple company itself think steel body is better than plastic one . that's all they know! i suggest apple users posting comments here must go to school and learn some science
Peter, 28 Mar 2013Stupid question! There are so many radio apps to download. Seems like you never use smartpho... morehe could want the free to air radio and using internet radio can be hard to find the stations u wand and also it uses internet so you will be using ur data