1. Suda's Avatar
    Via: Samsung Exynos confirmed LTE Exynos 5 Octa | SamMobile

    Supply of the Octa Core wasn't able to meet the demand of the phone so 70% of the S4s have Snapdragon chips.
    03-28-2013 06:05 PM
  2. bdog421's Avatar
    Via: Samsung Exynos confirmed LTE Exynos 5 Octa | SamMobile

    Supply of the Octa Core wasn't able to meet the demand of the phone so 70% of the S4s have Snapdragon chips.
    And 20 bands at that , wonder if the octa chip actually costs samsung more to build than buying s600 chips from qualcomm. You would think the opposite. At any rate they should work hard to remedy this or maybe even make 2 models per carrier so we can choose with our wallets which we want....that would be cool, except the fact it would make things tough for the hacking community.
    03-29-2013 05:27 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Man, I wonder how many people are going to buy one and not know what version they have. I also wonder how many will care. I know "tech-heads" will. So is it possible that the same carrier will have 2 versions of the device? Or will the chips be segregated by region/carrier?
    03-29-2013 12:43 PM
  4. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    BGR posted that the Octa Core won't come to the US. They site Samsung's twitter:

    Samsung Exynos 5 Octa: LTE support confirmed | BGR
    03-29-2013 03:11 PM
  5. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Is the LTE Octa the same as the standard Octa?
    If not, delay the S4 and make all S4s have 4G LTE and Exynos!

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    03-29-2013 05:02 PM
  6. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    So can one buy the international version and get AT&T LTE?

    Once again, its beyond ridiculous that we have to buy a different version of a flagship device to get the processor we want.
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    03-29-2013 06:08 PM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    So can one buy the international version and get AT&T LTE?

    Once again, its beyond ridiculous that we have to buy a different version of a flagship device to get the processor we want.
    I agree. Just make 1 device with the same internals. Of course antenna will vary for the networks but other hardware should remain the same. I don't get it at all. Not only does it screw it up for the customers but also for the companies and carriers that have to market and support the device and developers. Just craziness. Fragmented software was one thing but hardware? Getting ridiculous.
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    03-29-2013 06:20 PM
  8. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    I agree. Just make 1 device with the same internals. Of course antenna will vary for the networks but other hardware should remain the same. I don't get it at all. Not only does it screw it up for the customers but also for the companies and carriers that have to market and support the device and developers. Just craziness. Fragmented software was one thing but hardware? Getting ridiculous.
    I really have no beef with the Snapdragon 600 chip anymore, but they still don't get it. This is why Apple succeeds. They don't ship different versions of the iPhone 5. I get that they had to last year, but with the Note 2 supporting LTE and Exynos there is really no excuse. If the chip has delays, then delay your product.

    I have had nothing but bad experience with Qualcomm chips. Samsung doesn't optimize their TW software to run smoothly on Qualcomm chips, PERIOD.
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    03-29-2013 06:54 PM
  9. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Apparently, still not all country`s are getting the Exynos 5 Octa still....
    I, personally, would like to have it delayed, just for the Exynos CPU.
    Snapdragon is excellent and stable, but Exynos would power the S4 better.
    That`s just me, though.........
    04-10-2013 02:44 AM
  10. SNAFU's Avatar
    I have heard that the Major reason behind not using the Exynos Octa in the US version is that the US Towers are much farther appart and combined with the power consumption of the Octa the battery life would be to short....

    Heck, they should try a Evo 4G, Running 4G on a stock Battery if they want to see a "Short Battery Life"....
    04-10-2013 04:47 AM
  11. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    It wouldn't be that short.
    I heard the S4 could last three days with normal usage.
    I'm just saying that I rather have no LTE, and just Exynos with 3G.
    4G isn't that important.

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    04-10-2013 06:40 AM
  12. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Also, apparently there are 3 versions of the S4.

    GT-i9500- Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.6ghz. No LTE
    GT-i9505- Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9ghz. LTE.
    SHV-300S- Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.8ghz. LTE.

    Looking out for the SHV model, definitely.



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    04-10-2013 07:44 AM
  13. Suda's Avatar
    I have heard that the Major reason behind not using the Exynos Octa in the US version is that the US Towers are much farther appart and combined with the power consumption of the Octa the battery life would be to short....

    Heck, they should try a Evo 4G, Running 4G on a stock Battery if they want to see a "Short Battery Life"....
    I haven't heard anything like that. The reason is simply because they couldn't make enough chips to meet the demand of the phone, so they scattered the Exynos I9500 into different countries. Mostly those with no/weak LTE.

    The Note 3 will have the octa core though, definitely.
    04-10-2013 08:06 AM
  14. Suda's Avatar
    Also, apparently there are 3 versions of the S4.

    GT-i9500- Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.6ghz. No LTE
    GT-i9505- Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9ghz. LTE.
    SHV-300S- Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.8ghz. LTE.

    Looking out for the SHV model, definitely.


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    I've heard about the 300S, apparently Korean phones have a different way of LTE than we do? Idk I can't remember word for word but what I got out of it was that the Korean model wouldn't work on US LTE.
    04-10-2013 08:09 AM
  15. Suda's Avatar
    GT-I9500 International Galaxy S4 with no LTE and with Exynos 5 Octa 1.6GHz CPU
    GT-I9505 International Galaxy S4 with LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz CPU
    GT-I9508 Chinese version of the Galaxy S4
    SHV-300 Korean Version for SK Telecom/KT/LG Telecom with LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz
    SCH-I545 Verizon US Galaxy S4 with LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz
    SPH-720 Sprint US Galaxy S4 with LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz
    SGH-I337 AT&T US Galaxy S4 with LTE and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz

    Yep, it's the Korean version.
    04-10-2013 08:46 AM
  16. Suda's Avatar
    Galaxy S4′s latest benchmark confirms Samsungs Exynos 5 Octa kills Qualcomms Snapdragon 600 | SamMobile
    Our insiders Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) scored a whooping 28018 points on Antutu. The Snapdragon equipped Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) scored 23607 points, as benchmarked by the folks at GSMArena. We expect the Korean variant (SHV-E300S) to score 30000+ points and one thing is for sure, the Korean Galaxy S4 SHV-E300S will be the fastest device on the planet.
    Antutu benchmark scores as it stands now:

    Galaxy S IV (Exynos Octa 5 SHV - E300S, LTE) - 30000+
    Galaxy S IV (Exynos Octa 5 GT - I9500, no LTE) - 28018
    Galaxy S IV (Snapdragon 600 GT - I9505, LTE) - 23607
    HTC One - 22678
    Sony Xperia Z - 20794
    LG Optimus G Pro - 20056
    HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA - 19513
    Galaxy S3 - 15547
    Oppo Find 5 - 15167
    04-10-2013 09:53 AM
  17. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    I've heard about the 300S, apparently Korean phones have a different way of LTE than we do? Idk I can't remember word for word but what I got out of it was that the Korean model wouldn't work on US LTE.
    Yep, I think the US uses 700mhz, and 1800mhz. version as the former, and At&t for the latter. Not sure about Sprint though.
    The 1800mhz spectrum is used on other countries, such as the UK.
    Not sure what the Koreans use though.

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    04-10-2013 04:09 PM
  18. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I ordered mine unlocked and its the 19500 version....I could care less for LTE I just want the best version of the phone
    04-10-2013 05:33 PM
  19. Suda's Avatar
    I ordered mine unlocked and its the 19500 version....I could care less for LTE I just want the best version of the phone
    Well, there's nothing wrong with second place .
    04-10-2013 05:40 PM
  20. Silly Putty's Avatar
    Well, there's nothing wrong with second place .
    So we get the first loser phone then. Great.


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    04-10-2013 06:47 PM
  21. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I really have no beef with the Snapdragon 600 chip anymore, but they still don't get it. This is why Apple succeeds. They don't ship different versions of the iPhone 5. I get that they had to last year, but with the Note 2 supporting LTE and Exynos there is really no excuse. If the chip has delays, then delay your product.

    I have had nothing but bad experience with Qualcomm chips. Samsung doesn't optimize their TW software to run smoothly on Qualcomm chips, PERIOD.
    There are multiple hardware versions of the iPhone 5. Guess why? Different carriers need different radio support.

    All this talk about the Snapdragon 600 being slow or the Octa "wiping the floor with it" is tiring. BOTH CHIPS ARE GOOD.
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    04-11-2013 01:19 AM
  22. Suda's Avatar
    There are multiple hardware versions of the iPhone 5. Guess why? Different carriers need different radio support.

    All this talk about the Snapdragon 600 being slow or the Octa "wiping the floor with it" is tiring. BOTH CHIPS ARE GOOD.
    All true. Taking the international and korean versions out the Snapdragon version comes out on top in most marks. But the SHV - E300S model is a different animal that is if that potential 30000+ score is to be believed. Samsung clocked the 600 to its max of 1.9 GHz and it only registers at 23000, HTC's peaks at 22000 clocked at 1.7 so I'm figuring this is the limit for the 600. The Korean Octa core if pushing 30000+ is in Snapdragon 800 ranges, and they haven't released those in phones yet. That's without overclocking the Exynos which could be done on ones own.

    It's all synthetic benchmarks of course so there's no way of telling how much or if any at all of a difference you'd see in real world use. But I'd imagine you'd at least see some difference in the Korean version and the Snapdragon 600 version when compared.
    04-11-2013 08:43 AM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Well, there's nothing wrong with second place .
    Lol hey its better than what everyone else will be getting
    04-11-2013 10:49 AM
  24. PoliticalTruth's Avatar
    Exactly, the Octa looks to be ... 20 - 30% faster in Synth Benchmarks, stock.

    And we know the Qualcomm 800s will be shipping in no time. Samsung has totally screwed this one up.

    Its the first time in ... a LONG time, I am thinking about looking elsewhere.

    Waiting for the 800s to come out and jump on one of those. maybe I have become too much of a samsung fanboi ...
    04-18-2013 11:31 PM
  25. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Hopefully my unlocked version will support LTE

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab 7.0
    04-19-2013 12:48 AM

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