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Samsung S3 - Why different specs for US vs Global?


Jun 11, 2012, 8:45 PM
I don't get it. What's the point in Samsung producing the S3 with two different CPUs and two different RAM chips? If I read it correctly, the U.S. (Verizon) version will have a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and the Global version will have a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Why?
I (like many of you) have been watching many of the review videos on youtube for this phone, but I'm wondering how different performance will be in the version I will actually get my hands on.

Jun 12, 2012, 8:54 AM
https://www.phonescoop.com/carriers/forum.php?fm=m&f ... »

That answers your question on the CPU bit. As for the RAM, I'm honestly not sure.

Jun 12, 2012, 10:56 AM
Thanks. I wasn't thinking that one was any better than the other. I'm just wondering why they would make two different versions. If a quad-core wont work on LTE, then why not make all models (including the Global version) with the same dual-core? Especially if there isn't any real difference in performance.

Jun 18, 2012, 4:04 PM
The Quad-Core actuially has less performance than the S4 ( It is an S4 chip, not an S3). So, for the US, it has a Better, faster processor, More RAM, and the processor consumes less energy. This is a Win/win/win situation. The US version of the device is definately better.

Jun 18, 2012, 10:55 PM
I think it is awesome that this phone does not have VZNavigator or Visual Voice Mail. Major plus!

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