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SAMSUNG : Tips & Tricks

Are you buying the new Samsung Galaxy S5 – 4G? See the difference here.

Nearly three months before Samsung electronics launched Samsung Galaxy S5 and now the company has announced the availability of its 4G-LTE variant. This model is expected to be available by the end of July 2014. This variant is equipped with an additional antenna to receive 4G signals. Let’s have a look at the major changes made in this version:

Processor: Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by Samsung's Exynos 5422 Octa processor that runs four high-performance cores at 1.9GHz and four low-power cores that run at 1.3GHz, comparatively the new Samsung galaxy S5-4G LTE version of Galaxy is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor. It has four high-performance cores running at 2.46GHz.

Graphics: The graphics processing in Samsung Galaxy S5 version is handled by multiple cores of Mali-T628 whereas in the Samsung galaxy S5-4G LTE features the Adreno 330 graphics chip.

Connectivity: Samsung galaxy S5-4G LTE version comes with a 4G antenna that supports eight 4G LTE bands including the TD LTE Indian band (2300MHz). The Galaxy S5 variant earlier launched in India, could only download data via 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
Interestingly, the newer 4G-enabled version also features Download Booster and Wi-Fi MiMo technologies which are missing in the previous version. The Download Booster feature let's users access 4G and Wi-Fi simultaneously to download data faster. The fifth-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) technology, equips Galaxy S5 with two internal Wi-Fi antennas to double the connection and accelerate the speed of Wi-Fi, as per Samsung.

This means that users can download files at a faster rate by turning on the 4G and Wi-Fi together leveraging both networks. For instance, if 4G speeds are at 8Mbps and Wi-Fi speed is 4Mbps, then it can offer up to 80-90% of combined 12Mbps speeds of 4G and Wi-Fi.

Other specifications: Rest other hardware configuration are same in both the models.

Should you buy it? : The availability of the 4G variant gives more choice to the consumers. However, it would certainly disappoint early adopters of the Galaxy S5, who may have been interested in the 4G variant and willing to shell out more.

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