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Stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an adjusted T-Mobile model?

0. phoneArena posted on 19 May 2013, 11:26

According to a published report, the stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that was displayed this past week at Google I/O, is actually a modified T-Mobile version of the phone (SGH-M919); using FCC data for the model, and knowing that it offers AT&T and T-Mobile LTE and WCDMA connectivity, the T-Mobile variant of the phone is the only one that fits...

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posted on 19 May 2013, 11:31 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I hope Google does a better job this time around than they did when the Nexus 4 dropped. :-(

posted on 19 May 2013, 15:47 1

15. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

At $650, I don't think I don't have to worry about their servers being blown out.

posted on 19 May 2013, 11:32

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

So what about the international version, Exynos A15...? So no one will be stocking the E5410 A15 4+4 Core Cpu version...?

Lucky those T-Mobile users, or they prefer the original with S feautres...?


posted on 19 May 2013, 11:40 3

6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Snapdragon 600 is on par with Exynos Octa processor ..i am waiting for the SnapDragon 800 !!!

posted on 19 May 2013, 13:07 7

10. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

really the exynos processor out performed the snapdragon processor in all benchmarks... BUT really only by a couple of points, so really is the snapdragon much worse no and really it shouldn't effect your opinion on the samsung galaxy s4. I mean seriously i have a galaxy nexus and still can run every app just about flawlessly and its almost two years old!!

This samsung galaxy s4 is really something i personally wanted in a phone for a long time:
1. Stock android with quick updates
2. Unlocked bootloader
3. A Bigger battery 2600, think of every last nexus device 1900mah with the galaxy nexus then 2100mah with the nexus 4.
4. a huge screen
5. LTE
6. hard keys... thats a mixed bag i guess...

The only thing that sucks is no verizon, but i plan to leave for AT&T, so no big

posted on 19 May 2013, 13:26 6

12. Retro-touch (Posts: 279; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

7. Micro SD card support
8. Better camera than GNex and N4

posted on 19 May 2013, 12:22 5

9. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Octa-core is almost the same as the 600 series. Id rather have the Snapdragon CPU. They have impressed me since their S4 Plus processor in the US version of the S III and the S4 Pro in the Nexus 4.

posted on 19 May 2013, 14:53

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

But it's the very first A15 cores on a phone, which is running at 1.6 Ghz. Now if it was announced with 5420, which is standard version of the 5410 entry level which the 5420 clocked at 2.0Ghz will out perfom the S800 by 35%....?

posted on 19 May 2013, 16:44

16. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

nvidia claimed the tegra 4 was the first quad core A15... but the snapdraggon s4 pro was based off of the A15 and the samsung octa was their first quad A15.

ALL of these processors were shown off at CES so lets call it a tie, otherwise the S4 pro would be first if you consider it A15.

posted on 19 May 2013, 17:05 1

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

S4PRO S600 is half A9 half A15, not full A15 core.

Even the E4412 A9 is on par with S4PRO, in-terms of speed.

posted on 19 May 2013, 17:43

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

The S4 Pro bests the 4412 by almost every mark. The E5O only marginally outperforms the S600 in every benchmark I've seen.

posted on 19 May 2013, 18:56

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

True Berzerk, but only by 100 or 200 points. For a A9, Half A15, even the custom built Exynos remains very strong to compete a year old Cpu.

posted on 20 May 2013, 15:35

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

The distance between the S4 Pro and 4412 is roughly the same as that of the S600 and E5O, but the Snapdragon is behind in the latter scenario. However, Qualcomm still has the S800 to release which will undoubtedly outclass the E5O considering the S600 is so close to it.

posted on 19 May 2013, 14:43 2

13. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

The way I see this is that those who want to buy this phone can, and I hope at least a few developers do, so they can help all other Snapdragon 600 running S4s out there with ROM support, moving up in versions when 4.3 comes out. If you want Stock Android on a S4, root it and install a stock ROM, and you can pick which one to get what features you want! Aside from that, unsubsidized, most people won't go for it.

posted on 19 May 2013, 11:33 1

3. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Nice one there

posted on 19 May 2013, 11:36 4

4. papss (unregistered)

That's interesting. I'm not sure the angle Google is taking here considering they have their own N line

posted on 19 May 2013, 12:10 2

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

i think this is a move to "test the water" to see if the dev editions attract more customers than the nexus versions because Google wants to expand its customer base using the fastest method possible , and in this case , the Samsung S4 is the quickest way possible . but overall i still think its a bad idea to let a single company rule over the policies of a common OS

posted on 19 May 2013, 11:39 3

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Sooo.......a galaxy s4 nexus?? On t mobile? Hey sounds good for Samsung fans lol

posted on 19 May 2013, 12:02 1

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Pimp my Galaxy S4

posted on 19 May 2013, 13:10 1

11. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Did the original Droid get updates right from Google?

posted on 19 May 2013, 17:04

17. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

For the US this isn't a big deal. So you buy an unlocked device, big deal. With the exception of regional (if you're lucky enough to live in area) carriers, you only have two choices, AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T makes you sign a two contract, whether you purchase device from them or not; T-Mobile for the most part is inconsistent, especially if you travel. Oh, by the way, AT&T doesn't part take in Straight Talk anymore, so basically you're stuck with T-Mobile.

posted on 19 May 2013, 17:55

20. papss (unregistered)

I'd rather be on AT&T.. Its a better overall choice. Once your contract is up just buy a phone and stay with them off contract. Better than inconsistent service with travelling.

posted on 19 May 2013, 18:39

21. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

They just had to make the release date the same as my birthday. Thanks, way to tease me.

posted on 20 May 2013, 08:46

23. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

It will be interesting to see if the mod community is able to turn t-mobile/at&t devices into "nexus user experience" devices, where the updates will come straight from google (obviously only with AOSP based roms, not touchwiz), much like the yakjuxw phones were turned into takju phones, so the updates would come straight from google, and not samsung. If so, I'll most likely go this route, as the phones will be cheaper on the used market.

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