Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A appears on Orange as S4 Advance

Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 and LTE-A appears on Orange as S4 Advance
Samsung is apparently not keeping the improved Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 processor and LTE-Advanced support for Asian customers only. Coded GT-I9506, the phone just popped up on Orange France, rebranded as the Galaxy S4 Advance, just like it appeared on Swedish carriers recently, as well as German ones.

So far we had it outed in Korea, dubbed Galaxy S4 LTE-A, taking advantage of the blazing download speeds on SK Telecom's new 4G network. Japan's DoCoMo could also brag with a Galaxy J, which is essentially a Snapdragon 800-laden S4, too, though this one sports 3 GB of RAM like the Note 3.

Now Samsung is bringing the upgraded Galaxy S4 Advance to the good people in France for EUR 70 on a two-year contract, and one can only hope the speedy sibling of Samsung's top-selling flagship will spread around the globe soon, maybe even cross the pond stateside. See what a difference LTE-Advanced makes compared to a regular 4G network in the S4 LTE vs S4 LTE-A download speed test below.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I wonder if update cycle is limited to that of original S4. Gah, too many with same name.

3. Qawi94

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Samsung is trying so hard lol

6. oister85 unregistered

And is very successful and what it does.

4. Username.

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

The Cortex A15 are way much better than the S805, and the S800.

5. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Ooh, I remember a company that released an Advanced version of their top selling toy too!

7. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Htc, are you blind?? Or acting like the arrogant s**t heads of apple? These guys gotta learn from Samsung.

8. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Now htc has to learn from Samsung which is releasing an updated s4,but when htc releases an updated version be it one x+ or sensation xe or what was it called, you Samsung fans couldn't stop complaining about htc releasing a new phone every month and that being stupid. I really sorry for you.

9. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

First I thought to get Note 3 but then I heard snapdragon 805 is on horizon, it's foolish now to take s4 800 equipped processor . Thanks dammy! Opsss sorry Sammy but snapdragon 800 processor is now old thing and I will now better wait rather than try to finish the remains of snapdragon 800 chunks

10. iHamzaDev

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

The 800 is an old thing? You do realize that the Snapdragon 800 is still one of the best contenders out there. Despite releasing the 805, 800 still is quite powerful. The 805 is a minor improvement to the 800.

11. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

805 is a significant improvement to the 800 (don't want to look for phonearena link)

12. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

look iHamzaDev I have never said that 800 processor doesn't pack steroids but it is when you will get The Next deca durabolin filled T-Rex Processor in few months why Opt SnapDragon 800 and yes 800 is now old at least on papers when Qualcom unveiled 805

13. philfoster

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

S5 is coming soon, S4 still got any usage?

14. philfoster

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

S5 is coming soon, S4 still got any usage?

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

If it reach stateside, for sure it's mine, reasons? Small form factor compared to gnote3,. Happy Thanks Giving to everyone!!! May "God Bless Us" by the name of our Lord Jesus...Amen!!!

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