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Snapdragon or Exynos Version?

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8th August 2014, 05:32 AM   |  #1  
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Hey all, I've decided to get a Tab s 10.5 however cant decide which CPU to go for, im not interested in LTE but it seems its the LTE version that has the snapdragon CPU. I live in the UK and on Samsungs official online store they sell both the WiFi version and LTE version with the Exynos CPU. However Carphone Warehouse are selling the LTE version with a "2.3ghz Processor" but it doesnt say Snapdragon although i assume it is. Its an extra 80 so is it worth it if i dont really need the 4G

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/tab...ourCode=BRONZE (click features then specifications)

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/c...SM-T800NTSABTU (need to click "ALL" on the right hand side)

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/m...SM-T805NTSABTU (need to scroll down and click more specs)

I dont know if those links will work or not
8th August 2014, 07:31 AM   |  #2  
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I think all Euro/Asian version are with Exynos, both LTE and WiFi only. So far I have not heard of anyone having the Snapdragon variant, my guess is that it may be limited only to some US operator variants or such.
8th August 2014, 10:23 AM   |  #3  
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Carphone warehouse 8.4 lte here on O2. It's Exynos, not snapdragon
8th August 2014, 11:03 AM   |  #4  
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Hmm so Carphone Warehouse have mis printed it? I suppose i could go in and ask to see the back of the box lol. If it turns out it is the snapdragon which is better? Itll mainly be used for youtube and browsing

Also i am going to tether it to my note 3 that has 4g but have never done it so dont know how it works. For me to utilise 4g on the tablet through my phone i take it ill need the LTE version?
8th August 2014, 12:16 PM   |  #5  
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It's all a bit confusing. Qualcomms website states that the Tab S LTE is powered by Snapdragon.
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8th August 2014, 01:05 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Schwuar

Hmm so Carphone Warehouse have mis printed it? I suppose i could go in and ask to see the back of the box lol. If it turns out it is the snapdragon which is better? Itll mainly be used for youtube and browsing

Also i am going to tether it to my note 3 that has 4g but have never done it so dont know how it works. For me to utilise 4g on the tablet through my phone i take it ill need the LTE version?

You will only need the lte version if you plan to use a sim card inside the tablet. If you are tethering to your phone then you will only need the wifi model.

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8th August 2014, 01:54 PM   |  #7  
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As far as I know, Wifi only model does not come with ear speaker. I use it a lot as a phone, VoIP, replaced my phone at home, with Skype etc. Works great!
8th August 2014, 02:15 PM   |  #8  
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After doing a bit of research about it myself, recently. I have just found sellers with incorrect info about what they have for sale. All of them so far have the Exynos.

It is kind of funny though, the Samsung spec page has them listed as Exynos.
http://www.samsung.com/my/support/mo...AXME-techspecs

While the Qualcomm site says they are using their Snapdragon.
http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/t...y-tab-s-84-lte
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8th August 2014, 02:28 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by ChaoticDruid

After doing a bit of research about it myself, recently. I have just found sellers with incorrect info about what they have for sale. All of them so far have the Exynos.

It is kind of funny though, the Samsung spec page has them listed as Exynos.
http://www.samsung.com/my/support/mo...AXME-techspecs

While the Qualcomm site says they are using their Snapdragon.
http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/t...y-tab-s-84-lte

Yes confusing.
8th August 2014, 03:48 PM   |  #10  
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Supposedly only the Verizon LTE version uses the Snapdragon. Probably due to the modem integration.

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