Although countless reviews and tests have shown that there really isn’t much of a difference between the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa flavors of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in terms of raw speed, I bet there are still folks out there who’d prefer the 8-core version if given the option.
Well, those of you living in the US can finally exercise that choice now. Although if you prefer the octa-core variant, you can only get it free of contractual obligations for the handsome price of $619.99. Newegg is as of now the only retailer stateside to sell the GS4 also known as I9500, with a color range including white, black, purple and blue.
There’s one important thing you should keep in mind before deciding to score the octa-core GS4 or to forget about it — namely that the phone doesn’t support 4G LTE speeds, just HSPA+. Big bummer, I know, but at least that means you get rid of a massive battery hog.
The rest of the phone’s features are identical to those sported by the Snapdragon-powered S4, meaning the highlights are essentially the same old, same old – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top, 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, 2,600 mAh battery, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, 13 MP rear-facing camera. So quad or octa, what’s your pick?
<source: The Droid Guy>