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J.K. Shin: It doesn't matter which processor is running your Samsung Galaxy S4

0. phoneArena 24 Apr 2013, 14:36 posted on

The head of Samsung 's mobile business, J.K. Shin, said on Wednesday that Samsung Galaxy S4 users should not be concerned with the processor on their unit even though the octa-core Samsung Exynos processor beat the crap out of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 in benchmark tests; the U.S. version of the phone will contain the Qualcomm silicon...

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 21:26 1

102. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You might not have to do that though, Troll, because I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the Linux 3.8 kernel that will be used in Android 5.0 will have the ability to use big.Little to its fullest extent, as in using all the cores when needed. Until then, I'm sure 2.3 GHz quad core A15 will suit your needs. Or do you think you should wait for the Tegra 4 and Snapdragon 800, to see if they can provide even more performance than the Exynos 5 Octa?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:40 21

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"It doesn't matter which
processor is running your Samsung
Galaxy S4"
Honest question: Then why make two variants?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:47 33

4. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Supply. They can't even make enough exynos chips now with just having 1 run that chip.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 17:53 1

84. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I've seen lag and stutter in TechnoBuffalo and PhoneDog's videos too though, it's just Pocketnow was the only one that really made a comment about it. It could just be a fault on Sprint, because all of the videos were on the Sprint model, or it really could be that Touchwiz is becoming too heavy.

You can't really blame it on unofficial software, because those are official retail devices that are being shipped currently. We'll have to wait and see if the other carrier variants perform similarly, if not then it's Sprint's problem; if so, then Touchwiz has become too heavy and the Exynos model just might become a worthy investment to get a decent experience with the device.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:49 6

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


How about you read the answer in the article?
Samsung just had to outsource most of the chip production to Qualcomm, because their Exynos just can't be made in enough numbers for now

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:50 7

7. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Where the two chips may be similar in terms of performance, I think where you'd notice a difference is in the area of power efficiency (big.LITTLE architecture). I guess this guy doesn't think we care about the amount of time between recharging?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 14:57 2

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Darac, yes, i know that...
My point is: Tell me honestly, if you had both variants, which do you think (in your mind) will be more powerful? The S4 with the octa cores right?
And about the Exynos not being enough, the rest of the world is getting the Exynos variant isn't it? Just the US?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:06

12. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Then why are you making it a big deal then if Samsung claims you won't notice a difference?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:08 3

14. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


The U.K. is also getting the Snapdragon version as well. I'd be curious what S4 sales for the US and UK combined will be compared to the "international" Exynos version. Wasn't the S3 the same with a dual core for the US and the quad core Exynos for the international? At that time they said it was due to LTE though. The only real test is to put them side by side and let some Joe's play with them and see if they can tell a difference.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:17 32

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah it's about supply. It really doesn't matter, these new chips are so freaking powerful that they will handle anything you throw at them.

The difference will be subtle & to be quite frank the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 is a mighty beastly chip. Yeah I would like the Exynos 5 but the Qualcomm will do very nicely.

Either way the Samsung Galaxy S IV is a win no matter what chip is inside.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:20 2

21. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


This down grade move on this Core processor is a very smart strategy.
It keeps the production going, and meets the expectation date of most release dates.
the Main part of this article is " all you average Joe on the street won't notice a difference in performance." so don't worry about what's packed inside the phone. Just buy the goddamn phone.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:23

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You're making me sound like a hater.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:21

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You're getting to my point. I think the international version is much more than the customers in the US and UK combined, let's say 25%. It doesn't make sense leaving the 25% because they say they can't make enough of the Exynos, does it?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:44 14

40. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Really HTC one lags on games please show me the video case i have seen YouTube videos and the 600 performs great and is much more superior to the s3..i have the s3 atm and will get the s4..brother has the one and runs great..I personally would have like the octa core but after seeing the 6)0 performance in person I have no problem having the 600 variant..

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:24 15

24. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Seeing the HTC One the snapdragon 600 seems like a huge disappointment right now, videos on youtube of it lagging it up on games the S3 runs fine.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:27

25. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


International has better cpu, gpu, battery life, DAC, radio, faster updates. Yup just ignore it and get the US version...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:29

26. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


There hoping the average kid will just believe them and get the US version. FYI Us version cost like $30 less to make than the international version, this is a money grab.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:38 2

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it matter dude.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:39 2

34. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Well if 8 cores = 4 cores then why have 8? Something doesn't add up if they are making 8 chips perform as 4

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:41 2

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That might not be so true, due to software. Pocketnow's review of the S4 (Sprint variant) and the comparison between it and the One shows it having multiple stutters across the OS. Whether that's due to unofficial software or just Touchwiz being too bloated has yet to be seen though.

Stutter and lag on the demo devices at the launch event is normal and can be truthfully blamed on unofficial software, but lag and stutter on retail devices that are ready to be shipped is discouraging.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:42 3

36. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Same happend with the S3, the exynos version was flawless and lag free with a better gpu. Samsung gives the best version to South Korea and guess what version South Korea is getting (hint its the exynos 5).

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:42 11

37. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its not 8 cores. Its 2 quad core chips only 1 can be used at a time. The Exynos 5 a15 cores are more powerful than the snapdragon 600 cores. It also has a better gpu. The other 4 cores are a7s used for saving battery life, if you just do casual stuff expect the battery to be 2-3x better than the US version.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:43 7

38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, the Exynos 5 Octa was never really an eight core performer to begin with, considering only 4 of the cores are ever on at once. The other 4 cores (the A7s) are there for battery saving, not performance.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:46

41. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If your buying it off contract DO NOT buy a US version. The international is a better device by far and cost just as much.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:46 3

42. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It's an issue with the sprint variant.. All the reviews of the sprint variant has many lags and stutters but the reviews of the non sprint and mainly the European variants show very little speed hiccups...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:46

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yup, i saw the review too. Scored 8.4? Wasn't it?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:51

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I still haven't made my GS3 with the Snapdragon lag yet. Regardless, you're comparing COMPLETELY different processors in terms of power. Comparing the Snapdragon S4 to the Snapdragon 600 is like comparing the average laptop to a dedicated gaming PC. Well, maybe not that extreme, but you get the point.

Also, there isn't as big of a gap between the Exynos 5 Octa and Snapdragon 600 as there was between the Snapdragon S4 and Exynos 4412.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:51 1

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


8.8 if I remember correctly.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 18:48 2

89. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I've seen a few videos on YouTube with the gs4 not sure if it was exynos or snapdragron, but that phone lagged a lot. Transitions weren't smooth as I expected. My dual core s4 plus ran better lol

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 15:56 4

54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S-4-with-Snapdragon-600-or-Exynos-5-Octa-here-is-what-market-gets-what-version_id41085

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