1. Bananarama3412's Avatar
    Hello, there are two versions of this tablet, wifi only and LTE, i'm not sure which one to get, maybe you can help. As i understand it wifi only version contains Exynos 5420 octa core processor, whereas LTE version has Snapdragon 800 quad core processor. Exynos has 4 cores at 1.9 ghz and 4 cores at 1.3 ghz, snapdragon has only 4 cores at 2.3ghz. Initially i thought that exynos would be better for multi tasking due to more cores, but apparently something called hmp was never enabled in tab s due to heat concerns so more then 4 cores are never used at the same time, the tab s simply switches to the slower cores for less demanding tasks. Does this mean that the extra cores provide no performance advantage? So snapdragon 800 is faster since 4 cores at 2.3ghz beats 4 cores at 1.9 ghz, right? Also from looking at benchmarks it seems that snapdragon has superior performance in running games. Are my conclusions correct, LTE version is superior?
    11-22-2019 08:32 AM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Based on my memory from when I worked at Verizon the snapdragon version was all around better.

    I've got to ask, why are you looking at a tablet that is over 5 years old? If gaming is your concern the Snapdragon 800 is already under spec and incompatible with some of the newer mobile games. Unless you install a custom ROM you will be outdated on security and at risk of losing support for apps as developers update them with newer features.

    If cheap enough I could see buying it for media consumption, it has a great screen, but otherwise I think you'd be better off with something newer.
    11-22-2019 11:20 AM
  3. Bananarama3412's Avatar
    Yeah its mainly for the high quality screen, i'll be using it mainly for web browsing and watching movies in bed, i can get it very cheap compared to the latest tablets so it seems like an attractive option.
    11-22-2019 11:30 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    I'd opt for the LTE version. It's actually considerably faster and, if you ever need mobile data, you have it.
    11-22-2019 05:09 PM
  5. Bananarama3412's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies, i'll go with the lte version.
    11-23-2019 07:16 AM

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