General Dual core or quad core?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drunder40, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Drunder40

    Drunder40 Well-Known Member
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    I am due for an upgrade sept 7 and will be getting the SGS3. With all the research I did before deciding to get this phone, I noticed the Euro Version has a quad core but the one verizon is advertising for U.S. has a dual core processor. I am wondering why we don't have a choice between a DC or a QC cpu?

    Anyone know? Just curious
     

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  2. tnedator

    tnedator Well-Known Member
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    The quad core isn't compatible with the LTE radio. I think all LTE phones (or virtually all) are using the Qualcolm Snapdragon processor. The US/LTE phones will have a dual core, 1.5 ghz Snapdragon processor.
     
  3. chasemyaccord

    chasemyaccord Well-Known Member
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    International version has quad core Exynos with 1GB RAM, US version has dual core Snapdragon S4 with 2GB RAM. Personally if I had to choose between the two, I'd get the US version (which I am). You'll make a lot more use out of the extra RAM than you will with the two cores.

    Also, it's not just Verizon but all the US carriers that will have SGS3's sporting the S4.
     

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