Galaxy S4 UK and US release frustration
Leading up to the launch party for the Samsung Galaxy S4 the company revealed its new Exynos 5 Octa processor that got a lot of people excited. Unfortunately once the Galaxy S4 becomes available not all versions of the device will be powered by the unit which could lead to some UK and US release frustration.
Soon after the Samsung Galaxy S4 was officially announced it became apparent that not all regions would be seeing the device fitted with the Exynos 5 Octa processor, and instead would be using the quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 unit. Now some tests have been done by both GSMArena and an insider at SamMobile that put both versions of the handset through some benchmark tests.
The eight core Galaxy S4 didn’t just beat the quad core version it obliterated it with the 1.6GHz Octa processor achieving an impressive score of 28,018 on Antutu, while the version of the device that is destined for the UK and US only managed 23,607 with the same test.
Using the Exynos 5 Octa with its ARM big LITTLE/Cortex A15 architecture will also provide better power efficiency, while there has already been some battery tests run using the Snapdragon 600 version.
In normal daily use most users wouldn’t notice the much difference in performance levels between the two versions of the Galaxy S4, but the Exynos packing model would be faster and more energy efficient when running high demand applications.
Are you disappointed not having access to the Galaxy S4 with the Exynos 5 Octa processor?