Samsung's latest flagship device, the Galaxy S4 is going to be available for sale most probable in April. So people in need of a phone upgrade should really consider their options, with Samsung's competition really pulling out some great devices. Yet customers may have another issue when it comes to choosing their Samsung Galaxy S4. As you know, the S4 will come in two versions: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9 Ghz and one with Exynos 5 Octa. As the latest info shows, Exynos 5 Octa beats Snapdragon 600 in performance and battery life. However the customers may not even get the chance to pick between the two type of CPUs as Samsung will launch only one version of the Galaxy S4 in most regions. But if you do have the option to pick between the two CPUs, Exynos 5 Octa looks like the obvious choice. However, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 has one advantage over the Exynos 5. As recently concluded, Samsung Galaxy S4 will lose development support due to the lack in support from Samsung with its Exynos processor. However, Qualcomm has always communicated well with the developer community and their support for development is high. So it is very probable that only versions running on the Snapdragon CPU will receive the same support from developers as Samsung did in the past. So if you are a big fan of developers' work, then you should probably choose to buy a Galaxy S4 that uses the Qualcomm CPU instead of Exynos 5. I think it's a strong enough reason not to choose otherwise.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool