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eewiz
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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
eewiz   4/27/2013 1:49:22 PM
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Mostly an incremental upgrade from S3. The one being released in my place comes with Qualcomm processor instead of the Exynos octa, which seemingly is a better choice w.r.t power consumption

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chipmonk0   4/27/2013 5:32:50 PM
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Allan : looks like you are the first with teardown of the S4. How about the size and speed of the new LPDDR 3 type of DRAM you found in it. How many dies for the DRAM ? How are they packaging all his ? PoP ? How much gap beteen the 2 packages stacked one over the other ?

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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
joe_joe_   4/28/2013 2:55:58 PM
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Hard to keep adding features when there's no one else to copy from.

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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
JKT002   4/29/2013 4:14:49 AM
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Agree :-) Sarcastic but to certain degree, very true.

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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
kanag   4/29/2013 11:09:41 AM
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In some country, they have used Qualcomm Quadcore processor rather than Exynos octa. No such information on tear down.

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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
R0ckstar   4/29/2013 5:38:19 PM
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I received a couple of the Qualcomm variants of this phone last week. Although I am impressed with the RFID and IR remote capabilities and other features (oh yeah, and the phone), my main issue is the locked bootloader that hinders flashing of standard Android on the device for those who don't care for the Samsung flavor. This is the main downside to me for getting a non-nexus Android phone regardless of features.

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gatorfan   4/29/2013 6:01:08 PM
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Is the net effect then that a Samsung phone is not really "open" or with choice? The difference between Samsung and Apple has dropped to near zero if so.

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R0ckstar   4/29/2013 6:25:56 PM
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That is correct. The original Google mantra of the "open" Android system has since essentially been closed by the US carriers as far as the consumer is concerned. The maintenance of the original galaxy S phones were discontinued years ago, yet I had the most recent Android jelly bean on my 3 year old phone simply because it was flashable and therefore self-serviceable. Now I've lost hot spot, flashability, and some other carrier crippled features as a consequence of "upgrading".

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ITguy   4/29/2013 11:00:24 PM
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So true. If not for Apple Samsung would be throwing Octa cores in clam shell phones

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re: Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
aaschmidt   5/3/2013 5:55:07 AM
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Well, they had a touch phone on Korean market before iPhone. The os and overall software side was quite bad, though. S/W had been always a poor side of Samsung Mobile. Then Google came along...

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