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Wikipedia article showing the different models used internationally and domestically between carriers.

T-Mobile offers the S4 for $629.99 and as far as I know most carriers offer it at the same price with the exception of AT&T as shown here (but from my initial research, T-Mobile's unlimited plan is the cheapest).
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Originally Posted by nevets1219 View Post

It seems from the other thread, they removed TouchWiz UX skin.
How big of a factor is the chipset change going to be?
Samsung has a terrible track record of releasing documentation on the Exynos processors. Developers at XDA were frustrated to no end because of it. My Galaxy SII was insanely popular at XDA, then multiple brilliant developers jumped ship because of Samsung's terrible documentation policy. Now my Galaxy SII is no longer getting love, sigh...

The new Exynos processor is supposed to be more efficient due to big-little core strategy. But if I were a developer, I would love to work with the Qualcomm processor instead.
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how can it have LTE support when it can only be used on AT&T and T-Mobile? Both of them are HPSA+ afaik.
Not sure about other places in the US. There is LTE for AT&T at least in the Bay Area now. Probably Austin TX and multiple other big cities also, if I remember correctly.
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

how can it have LTE support when it can only be used on AT&T and T-Mobile? Both of them are HPSA+ afaik.

very interesting though, would love to have one myself.

No, they are both large LTE networks and provide LTE to capable phones.

Correction, T-Mobile is just getting into the LTE game now. ATT has been in it for some time now.
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

how can it have LTE support when it can only be used on AT&T and T-Mobile? Both of them are HPSA+ afaik.

very interesting though, would love to have one myself.
Pretty sure Samsung owns LTE. This would be the unlocked world version and not a stripped down american one - USA isn't the center of the world tongue.gif
Edited by Dirtyworks - 5/15/13 at 2:55pm
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how can it have LTE support when it can only be used on AT&T and T-Mobile? Both of them are HPSA+ afaik.

very interesting though, would love to have one myself.
because both have LTE? I have LTE on my HTC One with T-mobile and I have speeds far greater than verizon
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So everyone on the forums here and at XDA really want stock android on their phones. Their reasoning is that TouchWiz, Sense, etc suck. But if all the phones came with stock android wouldn't android just turn into windows phone? Sure android is more customizable and open, but all the phones would basically be the same because they have the same software. What is the point of getting the this S4 over the Nexus 4? I know the S4 is more powerful and has LTE, but it will basically be the same in every other way.

I'm glad that this option is available, but many people here seem to wish TouchWiz was just skipped altogether.
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I was watching the keynote live on Google. The article forgot to mention how silent the room got when Hugo announced the price lmaosmiley.gif

At least those attendees got a free Chromebook Pixel
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What does the s4 offer that the nexus 4 doesn't offer at a much cheaper price?

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No Nexus 7 refresh was unexpected. All the Android sites have been quoting rumors as practically the truth for weeks, and now they're totally ignoring that they were all proved wrong. rolleyes.gif

It's still Day 1?
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Samsung: way to save your butt and gain back customers who were fed up with touchwiz. Best move ever.thumb.gif
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