Samsung Galaxy S4 adds insult to injury as eight-core smashes quad-core in tests
11th Apr 2013 | 09:48
It looks like the US and UK are getting a raw deal
We already know the US and Europe won't be getting treated to the ludicrous octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4, but now the fact has really been rubbed in our faces.
A SamMobile 'insider' and GSMArena have put the latest versions of Samsung's latest flagship handset through some benchmarks tests and the eight core S4 didn't just beat its quadruple-toting brother, it obliterated it.
The international Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500), which sports a 1.6GHz Octa processor but no 4G connectivity, managed to rack up the impressive score of 28,018 on Antutu - a popular Android benchmarking application.
Meanwhile the handset destined for the US and UK (GT-I9505), packing a 1.9GHz quad-core chip and 4G, only posted 23,607 on the same test.
In your face
It's also been suggested that the eight-core Galaxy S4 will actually produce better power efficiency thanks to ARM's big.LITTLE technology - reducing fears of a fast draining battery.
Is it right that Samsung is denying certain markets the chance to get hold of the more powerful - and possibly more efficient - Galaxy S4 or is this talk of eight cores just simply ridiculous?
One member of TechRadar certainly knows where he stands.