What is the difference between Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & I9505 ?

There are two type of Samsung Galaxy S4 which are the GT-I9500 and GT-I9505. Many Samsung users are wondering what is the difference and which models is better?

So basically what is the major difference between these 2 models?  Mainly the difference is on the type of processor both phone are using and LTE enable smartphone.


GT-I9500 is running on the Exynos 5 Octa core processor. Exynos 5 Octa version features the first big.LITTLE architecture central processing unit(CPU) . Basically the CPU have 8 core, 4 of which can be active at one time- like a quad core. The Exynos is series of SOC developed by Samsung Electronics themselves. However this model is NOT LTE 4G enable in Malaysia.

As for I9505, this model runs on the Snapdragon 600 processor developed by Qualcomm. Snapdragon is a quad core central processing unit. This model can use the LTE 4G service offered by Maxis and Celcom.

Currently, only the GT- I9500 model are available in Malaysia market, but the GT-I9505 will be coming soon for the LTE 4G market.

More information about the Samsung S4 variants can be checked at this Wikipedia Link.