I had a serious reconsideration about getting the Galaxy S3 now that I realized its quad core CPU is still on A9, its the same clock speed as the Note, but 2 more cores.
The Qualcomm S4 is dual core, but is based on the newer A15 and 28nm and higher clock speed, so it'll probably be faster and more efficient than both Tegra3 and Exynos 4. (I care more about CPU speed than GPU).
However, to wait for the American version is probably going to be a long time, I much prefer a carrier free pentaband phone.
So I'm on a dilemma now of getting the Exynos 4 version and regret that later or wait for a Exynos 5 which could be a while. I don't want a phone that is only marginally faster than the GSM Note, which I had. Perhaps some authentic extensive benchmarks will clear up the picture.
I know it will cost $800 so I want my money worth, I'm planning for one good phone and not hop between phones anymore. Maybe if the Nexus gets lowered to $350 I'll just get that and save some money.
Originally Posted by Dabears85Champ
Does anybody think that if the US variant has a dual core, that it will be Exynos processor 5250 with the A15 Architecture and the better GPU?
No, I think they want to save the Exynos 5 for more special occasion like their next flag ship device (next Nexus?). They need to use the S4 so it will be LTE compatible for American market. They could put separate chip with an Exynos 4, but that's probably not the plan.
Too bad the market is fixated on the multi-core aspect, that doesn't automatically prevent a phone from potentially suck for practical usage or the fact they will use it as an excuse to bloat the heck out of the phone like never before.