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Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 600 or Exynos 5 Octa: here is what market gets what version

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:42

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 might have not surprised us with a new design or much of a revolution elsewhere, but it is a solid evolution over last year’s Galaxy S flagship…

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posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:18 1

35. VZDub843 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2010)

Their official page states "Map references: Africa." Egypt is in Africa buddy. Thanks for playing anyhow.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:33

38. MartyK (Posts: 935; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I didn't know the Nile River ran in Asia, Egypt is close to the Nile River right? did they say when the move their country?. :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:27 13

18. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Wow, ur so smart. Cos as far as I know Egypt is in Africa. Are u sure ur not using an iMap as well?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:31 3

21. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

Idk why are people whining about snapdragon 600...I really don't, that is the best mobile SoC on the market right now if you take in consideration it's power to consumption ratio, exynos octa does have 4 A7 cores to save power but if you are a power user you will be using A15 most of the time and it is 3 times more powerful than A9 on same clock speed but it uses 6 times more power, your battery will drain in a matter of hours. Snapdragon 600 is really powerful and you will not have any troubles for who knows how much time with games/apps and so on but you'll have good battery life, on the other hand those who are not power users don't have any reason to whine about snapdragon because they don't have any need for 4 A15 cores, so imho samsung should have used snapdraon 600 in every S4 they made because it is for sure better option than exynos octa, for now anyway..as far as I can see samsung is using snapdragon in every larger and richer market and exynos octa is used in poor/smaller markets so the user satisfaction will remain high because exynos is prolly more powerful but sucks at battery life and will be available in countries where there is not much buyers for such an expensive phone

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:41 2

31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Youre comparing a cutom home made chip that also Apple use in there iP4,4s, and 5!
Exynos chips was always better than any Tiomap, Snapdragon and Nividia by 25%! Even also the Novothor.

Qualcoom are standard commercial typical industrial Soc Cpu, where's Exynos are on the next level.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:37 2

54. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

Lol, no it is not...exynos is good but right now qualcomm is better, say what you want but it is like that...

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:33

70. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Put it this way when it comes to Samsung phones the Exynos always runs better than the snapdragon, since the S2

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:39 1

55. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

And i don't know why you got so many thumbs down. Here's my thumbs up :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:36

66. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

didn't expect anything less from samsung fan-boys...they have become even worse than iFans...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:37 1

23. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Almost whole Europe is getting Snapdragon. I live in Slovakia, and I´d have bought it just for the Exynos chipset. You know what, Samsung? F**k You! -.-"

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:45 1

24. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

Oh and 1 more thing, I really can't wait to see how will LG counter this with LG optimus G 2, because as it is right now LG's main target is samsung(duh) so this will get exciting in Q3, we will have note 3, optimus g2 and the next nexus :D

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:58

27. cncrim (Posts: 900; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Wow, I found there are quite few people on here fail geography badly or just doesn't any idea where it is.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:04 1

28. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Brazil will get both versions on April 26th

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:06 5

29. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Thanks for the list PA!!! :)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:47

33. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Where is Sweden? What version gets Sweden?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:21 1

36. MartyK (Posts: 935; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Where is Sweden?..It's part of the USA (United South of America) duh..hahahha, sorry couldn't resist...hahahaha

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 12:48 1

34. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Exynos 5 octa in Pakistan! Yay! Too bad many people don't understand a lot of things about mobiles here :(

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:22 3

37. bucky (Posts: 3113; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Samsungs own CPU has always proven smoother so exynos is the one to get.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 13:34

39. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

How did you pass your exams?I am national olimpic at geography in my country.
Whyyyyy S600 in my country?Exynos Octa is far better with its 4 A15 cores.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 14:19 1

40. centurion (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

thank you of the list phone arena and l cant wait to have it in my hands loveit and in the song l dont care l love it lol

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 14:41

42. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Considering ARM pretty much did the blue print for the Exynos chips, they most likely are better. I am not saying Qualcomm and Apple do not improve the designs somewhat but the original is usually better.

Its kind if like intel versus AMD. Intel is usually better but both run windows 7 just fine for most uses. I think the biggest difference will be gaming performance and power usage.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 14:44 1

43. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

You can't go wrong with both, but I would prefer the exynos chips. It has better stability in performance in my opinion and for some reason, Samsung loves to push updates faster on models with the exynos chips (minus the carrier approval stuff....)

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 14:51

44. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

and ur correct... l agree

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:25 1

46. adammorrone (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

what exactly makes a companies decision about this? It almost seems random to me

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:37

47. ZeljkoBoskovic (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)

I thought that Afghanistan is in Asia...but what do I know.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:54

48. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

Where the hell is US?
I'm pretty sure it will have Snapdragon on US version though.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:27 1

52. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Where is Kuwait? I guess i'll have to get one from UAE or Saudi Arabia... I would personally go with the qualcomm version because 1) Qualcomm releases their chip source code thingy faster so quicker and better developer support 2) S600 is a very nice chip with a badass gpu which supports OpenGL 3.0 and since i game on my phone, i would prefer the one with a better gpu, Note: i didn't say the exynos version has a bad gpu. 3) I personally think that qualcomm chips have better battery life in terms of cell standby times.
Would've gone with the exynos if only it's GPU supported Open GL 3.0...

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 17:31

53. cheetah2k (Posts: 1739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

No Exynos for Australia.. Such a Fail. What I don't understand is that if Samsung have so many LTE patents, why the fcuk don't they make LTE capable Eynos chipsets for their premium devices???

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:35

71. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

It does support LTE but only some bands

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 18:53

56. Fruitpoop (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

How about Canada?

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