1. WileECoyoteBB's Avatar
    Looking at the results from benchmark testing on GSMArena's Alpha Preview, the Exynos chipset looks to be as good or better than the S801 chipset represented by the S5. Why would they bring a different chipset to the US for instance versus the rest of the world when the Exynos looks to get the job done? I'm not up on the latest in the chipset wars etc... so any insight would be helpful.
    08-14-2014 09:41 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Short answer without all the details.. Its pretty much been that way for most phones coming to the US market. Exynos is international and Snapdragon for the states.
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    Short answer without all the details.. Its pretty much been that way for most phones coming to the US market. Exynos is international and Snapdragon for the states.
    08-14-2014 09:45 PM
  4. CoolBeenz87's Avatar
    I don't mind the details. What are they?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-15-2014 12:09 AM
  5. ndira's Avatar
    Snapdragon has been the best so far, it's nice for Exynos chip to get back on top. I hope they bring it here in South Africa.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-15-2014 03:59 AM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    It mostly has to do with band support. Qualcomm has better band support than Samsung does with the Exynos.

    There's probably more, too, like overall cost, but the major reason is LTE band support.
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    08-15-2014 05:49 PM
  7. TheOnlyMorgan's Avatar
    LTE like others are saying. More bands can be supported with 801 because modem is integrated. I'm not sure about LTE with the Exynos but I'm guessing they have to add another chip for that connectivity which likely may be made by Qualcomm anyways (or Intel, like rumored for future Samsung devices). Helps cut down on cost and potential supply issues too as Samsung's been doing things a lot differently it seems since they started doing the Exynos 5 series processors. It'll be a little while before we see high end Exynos processors with LTE in phones and tablets in North America.
    08-16-2014 06:01 AM
  8. anon367353's Avatar
    Exynos uses Intel's XMM 7260 which supports CAT 6 LTE-A (not available in 801). Total 21 band supported. Don't think the support is any less than 801.
    08-16-2014 01:40 PM
  9. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Short answer without all the details.. Its pretty much been that way for most phones coming to the US market. Exynos is international and Snapdragon for the states.
    We usually get the Snapdragon variant in the UK and I guess the rest of Europe. I think Asia and the middle east get the exynos version.

    Posted from my S5
    08-17-2014 09:44 AM
  10. Paul627g's Avatar
    All good answers. End of the day its more about the Snapdragon being more frequency/band friendly with less fuss. Doesn't mean its necessarily a better over all processor than Exynos but in terms of compatibility for carriers its easier to work with.
    08-17-2014 10:44 AM
  11. babyglo's Avatar
    I like Paul627g answers and his spunk. I love when someone knows what they are talking about.
    10-28-2014 04:38 PM

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