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What the heck? I was told in the Sprint store the GS3 had GSM capability. And now you're telling me that Verizon does but the Sprint version doesn't? What are these shenanigans all about. Part of the big reason I chose to upgrade now and go with the GS3 was because I'm traveling to Europe soon. Not happy about this. -_-

I think it's *always* a good idea to just get the International version of mobile phones. On average it seems you end up with better hardware and better capabilities all over the world. Why not go for the International version?
This isn't one of those cases.
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This isn't one of those cases.

The Quad core is marginally faster than the dual core (which says a lot about the power of the dual core) and the GPU is better in the quad phone...It kind of is a better choice to get the International.
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The Quad core is marginally faster than the dual core (which says a lot about the power of the dual core) and the GPU is better in the quad phone...It kind of is a better choice to get the International.

1gb of ram vs 2gb of ram begs to differ.
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1gb of ram vs 2gb of ram begs to differ.

The S4 uses more RAM, apparently, and no, the benchmarks beg to differ wink.gif

More RAM doesn't make it faster/better at all, either. Is your rig faster/better than mine because it has 4 more GB of RAM? Or is it because it's a better GPU and CPU?
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The S4 uses more RAM, apparently, and no, the benchmarks beg to differ wink.gif
More RAM doesn't make it faster/better at all, either. Is your rig faster/better than mine because it has 4 more GB of RAM? Or is it because it's a better GPU and CPU?

If you're in the US, the International version is NOT worth getting. the IV doesn't support 4G LTE specifically BECAUSE of the quad core processor. And in this case, yes, more ram DOES make it better. Considering at stock setting the GS3 is running at nearly 1gb of RAM usage after just a few apps open, which will then cause FCs on other apps and multitasking slow down. Having that extra gb of ram is indeed better than having a quad. Again, especially if you're here in the US.
 
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I don't think there's any real bottleneck from 1 GB RAM these days. I'm more in favour of the Quad Core CPU and the GPU. That and it's no-nonsense in terms of custom ROMs, rooting, world-wide compatibility, etc. Let's face it, the US market for smartphones lacks. This shocks me since pretty much everything else electronics-related is better in the US, at least for prices. I obviously can't comment on the 4G. Most of Europe doesn't seem to catch on to this kind of thing quickly at all. That and in Gibraltar, even the 3G (HSDPA+) is restricted to 2 Mbps maximum by our single and only wonderful provider for phone lines, ADSL and mobile. No, they don't have a monopoly...at all... rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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This isn't one of those cases.

The Quad core is marginally faster than the dual core (which says a lot about the power of the dual core) and the GPU is better in the quad phone...It kind of is a better choice to get the International.
No, and no. I don't know what benchmarks you're looking at, but no. I even linked to such a benchmark previously.
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The quad-core International was the better phone this time again, although not by much at all.
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The quad-core International was the better phone this time again, although not by much at all.

No. Just no. In this case, the international version is only better for international users. If you're in the US, the US version is better bar none due mainly in part to having 4G LTE. If you don't live here, or you do but travel a LOT outside the country, then go with the international.
 
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No, and no. I don't know what benchmarks you're looking at, but no. I even linked to such a benchmark previously.

I have my own ill post tomorrow. Most tests my phone > LTE phone.

Also no the larger RAM doesn't make a difference. My phone idles around 450mb and the os management is quite good. I play high spec games without any issues what so ever.

Both phones are just about on par but the INTL version is slightly better :-)
Edited by Rubers - 7/26/12 at 3:27pm
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