Major UK Carriers Kick Off Pre-orders for Galaxy S4

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house70

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"Samsung hasn't yet offered a reason as to why the UK (and other markets) will get a lower-powered S4."

Geez. This has been explained to death on various informed Android websites. It has to do with the LTE integration in the Qualcomm processor and the lack thereof in the Exynos.
As far as the "lower-powered" goes, has been explained as well: in big.LITTLE (8 core CPU) configuration you have only 4 cores working at a time, either the faster ones for better performance where needed or the other ones when idling along on trivial tasks. It's not like you'll use all 8 cores at the same time. AFAIK, having 4 cores working at 1.9 GHz sounds like a winner compared to 4 cores at 1.6 GHz. It's not even about the raw speed, it's all in the integration of the cores and their optimization. I bet you anything that no user will be able to discern between the 2 variants the actual difference made by the clocks.
Such poor information coming from a tech site makes one blow a gasket.
 

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They fail to mention the sim free phone price is £600 pounds, OUCH!
And people keep crying that the iphone is expensive at £530 sim free!
 

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[citation][nom]Lonny[/nom]my roomate's mom makes $81/hr on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 9 months but last month her pay was $18504 just working on the laptop for a few hours. [/citation]
We know that your mate's mom is working in the online porn industry and makes good money shoving ***** up her **** on camera.
 

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The Octa-core version actually does support LTE (as confirmed by Samsung), the reason a lot of countries are getting the quad-core variant is because they couldn't produce the Exynos 5 chip quick enough. The octa core version is quite a bit faster than the quadcore and the battery life is significantly longer.
 

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[citation][nom]thecranesenator[/nom]The Octa-core version actually does support LTE (as confirmed by Samsung), the reason a lot of countries are getting the quad-core variant is because they couldn't produce the Exynos 5 chip quick enough. The octa core version is quite a bit faster than the quadcore and the battery life is significantly longer.[/citation]

That sounds awesome, do you have any links to articles/benchmarks that I could read regarding the better performance and battery life?
 
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