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Samsung SCH-I545 Benchmarked With 1.9GHz Snapdragon Processor and 1080p Display, Verizon’s Galaxy S4?

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A Samsung device by the model number SCH-I545 has been listed in a new benchmark over at Nenamark, leaving us with one question – is this Verizon’s Galaxy S4? We ask simply because the Galaxy S3 on Verizon was the SCH-I535 and Samsung typically follows a similar model number scheme when releasing new versions of the phones. 

There is a chance that this could be some other Samsung device, since we have seen other Sammy devices on Big Red with similar numbers, like Galaxy Nexus (SCH-I515), Charge (SCH-I510), Note 2 (SCH-I605) and Stratosphere 2 (SCH-415), but that seems unlikely. What else would Samsung release these days other than their next Galaxy? They seem to be all in on the Galaxy brand and wouldn’t make much sense for them to release another phone to Verizon under say, the DROID brand.

The specs, which we can grab from the benchmark, suggest it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.9GHz, an Adreno 320GPU, Android 4.2, and a FHD 1080p display. Verizon isn’t mentioned specifically, but again, all of Verizon’s Samsung phones over the last couple of years have started with “SCH” in the model number, so we’ll also assume it’ll have 4G LTE.

It seems a little odd that the device wouldn’t have some next-gen Exynos processor from Samsung, but like last year at this time, Qualcomm may have the best available chipset for now.

Previous rumors have suggested that the display will be a 4.99″ FHD Super AMOLED display.

Keep in mind that this benchmark doesn’t necessarily mean that the device is just around the corner from a launch. For all we know, the device is still in testing with a launch happening some time in the Spring.

Via:  Nenamark | Blog of Mobile

  • Anon

    Confirmed :-)

  • zachunter7

    this cant be the verizon galaxy s 4 because samsung wouldnt use a snapdragon processor when they already proved that the exynos processor was working with LTE, which was shown in the note 2 on verizon.

    • Michael Javier

      The SGH-I605 (aka Verizon GN2) has a Qualcomm MDM9615 chip. It’s not built-in to the Exynos Quad. Granted, you never said it’s built-in. I just want to point it out to other readers in case they think that the Exynos in the GN2 has integrated LTE support.

  • chris125

    I had no issues as well with my s3 signal. I also am on the east coast.

  • http://twitter.com/Rkahla Rob Kahla

    58.70? I’m a little confused on how this is a beast when it matches the exact score by the DNA per the Nenamark website??

  • TylerChappell

    Dude, you seriously are a child. You make the Android community look bad. Please go out an buy an iPhone, it fits your personality better.

  • Michael Javier

    C’mon Samsung! At least use the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974/Adreno 330). Although the Exynos Octa is probably the better choice for people who just want to run benchmarks all day long and feel good about themselves, the Qualcomm SD 800 is really the most practical among all the upcoming SoCs. Why? Because it has everything built-in: GSM/HSPA+, CDMA/EVDO, LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS, etc. which means no separate chips to suck additional battery power. It’s also a decent performer: modern .28nm fabrication process, quad core (up to 2.3 Ghz), ARMV7 architecture-compatible (although it’s not based on the ARM A15, it has equivalent features), dual channel LPDDR3 support, and the Adreno 330 is supposed to be 50% than the Adreno 320 (which is not a bad GPU itself).

  • JC

    This is why i hate my GNex! Ordering my Note 2 this weekend.

    • Jim McClain

      Stock?

  • Tony Allen

    I would say cue the Verizon hate, but…

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    No Exynos?

  • MichaelFranz

    I hope they put the exynos in the phone. I really think i am just going to wait for X-Phone and hope it really is a game changer. As much as the GS4 is going to be “the next big thing” again, if its still running last years hardware (S4 Processor), while its still great, is still not a breakthrough to me. yes its a step up from my GS3, but i just see use being stuck in the same boat as last year. intl version gets best specs, US version gets decent but not the same.

    • snapdragonFan

      FYI, the Snapdragaon 600 and 800 are not ‘last years hardware’. They both outperform any of the processors released under the S4 naming convention

  • Artune

    With my Galaxy Nexus contract expiring this year (upgraded day of release) I’m stuck deciding what type of phone I’m going to get, yes all these new phones are amazing spec-wise but I still want a vanilla phone. Hopefully Verizon get some type of nexus phone by August.

  • Stan

    Either getting the Galaxy S4 or the X phone.

  • mannequins

    Adreno 320 and s4 pro is a little too old for this puppy. Same architecture as the gs3. (Us variant)

    • JoshGroff

      The S4 pro is the quad core variant, the S3 just has an S4 dual core inside.

    • snowblind64

      Incorrect. The US GS3 has a Dual-Core S4 with Adreno 225.

    • Nathan Bell

      Wrong. GS3 has normal dual-core Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 225. Do a little research before posting please.

  • Stan

    It’s going to have Qualcomm’s next generation 600 processor which was announced at CES 2013 http://www.qualcomm.com/media/blog/2013/01/07/snapdragon-800-series-and-600-processors-unveiled

  • Justin Kos

    5in is too big :/ I’m a galaxy nexus user and in the market for the 2013 nexus I’d be incredibly let down if big G followed this 5in fad..anyone else with me?

    • VoiceofSky

      5in is too big?.. .wait for it.. ..That’s what she said ;0

      • Tim242

        Def not what he said…

        • VoiceofSky

          Unless you’re in prison .. with Hobbits o_0 awkwaaard

    • JoshGroff

      5 inches isn’t too big if they cut out the bezel.

    • http://twitter.com/ISO1600 Eric Lamont

      It only seems too big until you own it and use it daily. I thought no way in hell I would want or use a Note 2. Now after two weeks I am here to say its my all time favorite phone, and everything up to and including my GNex seem way too small. The ONLY drawback to the Note 2 is not being able to use it with a single hand for *some* tasks. I will say, 5.5″ is about the max I think I would use though. Rumors of a 6.something” Note 3 make me glad I got the Note 2.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

      It.s .35″, more than likely the screen just cuts into the extra bezel. Im tired of you small handed bastards ruining it for those of us with adult sized hands.

  • nadebac

    Bet its a new snapdragon 600 processor. Cool. On my wish list then. Will be tough to try and hold out for an xphone.

    • gokusimpson

      Doubt it. The Adreno 320 is from the S4 Pro chip that’s been in use for awhile. If the SGS4 comes with the S4 pro it’ll be a little late to the show. :(

      • nadebac

        According to wikipedia, Snapdragon 600 clocked up to 1.9 GHz, 320 Adreno, CDMA/LTE compatible and available Q1 2013.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_soc#Snapdragon_600.2F800

        • gokusimpson

          Ah, got it. So, it’s essentially a higher-clocked S4 Pro? Yawn. Maybe the Adreno 330 in the 800 will be a step up. X phone?

          • snapdragonFan

            There are performance enhancements to the microarchitecture that increase the 600 and even more so the 800′s performance. If you ran them all at the same speed then 800>600>pro.

  • Chad

    Another awesome and super fast Samsung Galaxy phone with a sub par radio that can barely keep a signal in order to use the awesomeness. I fell for the GNex and S3. I’ll pass and keep rockin my Moto devices that have great signals everywhere. MOTO X phone for me!!

    • Brent Cooper

      My Verizon Note II can keep a 4g signal in the exact same part of the basement of a building where my razr maxx would drop phone calls and 4g. I cant believe it after cothe gnex, but at least my samsung phone has better reception than my motorola phone did

      • Dave

        My GN2 can pull 28mbps on my couch exactly where my cousins Razr HD cycles between 3G and 1x and drops calls.

      • ApplesNAndroids

        Note II had much better signal strength then the GS3.

        • Zay Carter

          i second that i went from a gnex to a razr maxx(the gnex radios were that bad in rural areas for me) then on to a s3 with radios better than gnex but certainly not touching the maxx radios…until a month ago i got the note 2…the radios or on par and in some instances stronger than the maxx samsung may have finally taken the reception and radio thing serious and corrected the problems

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          Yep, my wife has a Note II and my GS3 can’t keep up with it in terms of reception quality/strength sometimes.

          • chris125

            Hopefully those same radios that are in the note 2 will make it into the s4 so reception and radio problems are no longer an issue.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Motorola devices are useless and filled with crappy Verizon bloatware that’s very disabling. Crappy updates and a feebly slow network bogged down with over priced overrated LTE. Piss on Motorola and Verizon they both stink.

        • Josh C

          Stick with a nexus to avoid the bloat…and piss on sprint, Yarrell. They will be catching up to vzw for the rest of eternity. Yeah they are over priced, but isn’t everything? Enjoy your WiMax.

        • squiddy20

          Yet again, you talk as if your “pimp slapping” Note 2 has absolutely no bloatware of it’s own… What a f*cking hypocrite.
          Also yet again, you fail to realize that any device running Android 4.0 or above has the ability to disable ANY system apps (aka “disabling bloatware”), without root or any sort of hacking. You’re clearly a joke.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Same old same old with this boring dude always talking up useless jargon. Your 3g Galaxy Nexus on Sprint is so boring and pitiful. Do yourself a favor by a new deviceif can afford one and get rid of crappy sprint even thou it suits you pretty well. It’s about time we finally found out what you really look like in the real world what a clown you are.

          • Verizon

            I’ve seen you make a couple of comments about 3G and Sprint, but from what I can tell you are using T-Mobile with a Note 2. You are a 3G user too.

          • DC_Guy

            That’s the part that cracks me up about him. Yes T-Mo “4G” is not 4G at all. I recently tried it out and although the speeds appeared to be pretty good according to Speed Test, the fact that this so called “4G” wouldn’t even allow me to stream Hulu was a deal breaker. After giving it just over a week, I canceled the T-Mo service and returned my Nexus 4. I’ll stick with my EXCELLENT Verizon true 4G LTE unlimited data where I can stream all the video I want in beautiful HD.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Your pretty comical and totally a liar to say the least. I stream netflix, hulu plus and tv portal watching movies every day on tmobile. Your simply a joke and so is Verizon with it’s crappy overrated LTE network. Data caps anyone i use 20 plus gb of data monthly you folks are in a dream world on Verizon.

          • squiddy20

            So let me get this straight. You label him a “liar” based on HIS experiences, but yours are the “end-all-be-all”? Under that petty logic, we might as well call YOU a liar since you’ve claimed to be “in the know when it comes to technology”, but have gotten so many things wrong on a constant basis when it comes to the topic.
            Also, just because YOU can “stream netflix, hulu plus and tv portal” just fine, does not mean it is the same all over the US, let alone in other major metropolitan area. As everyone knows (except you of course), network speeds vary by location, how many people are using each tower, if they’re downloading constantly or passive, and even time of day (data speeds during rush hour are generally slower than at 10am, for instance). While you might actually get upwards of 21 Mbps (highly doubtful) in your poor area of the Bronx, many others do not. You clearly have no clue what you’re talking about. Just a blind, stupid fanboy living in his own dream world that won’t come true anytime soon. How sad.

          • DC_Guy

            What’s pretty comical is that you don’t know the difference between your and you’re. Don’t tell me that I am a liar. I’m not having delusions of grandeur about how great YOU think your T-Mo service is, for you. I’m merely stating MY experience. I couldn’t stream from Hulu. I did not try Netflix. Also, I have unlimited 4G LTE data. No data caps.

          • Richard Yarrell

            My Galaxy Note 2 on tmobile is better than any Verizon Galaxy Note 2 that’s for sure. Please don’t get on here preaching anything Verizon. They are clearly the WORST carrier ever we won’t talk about updates. Piss on Verizon.

          • squiddy20

            For the record, he clearly wasn’t “preaching anything Verizon”. All he did was merely state that T-Mobile’s “pimp slapping” HSPA+ 42 network is still considered 3G. That is a fact, despite T-Mobile calling it “4G”.
            As for Verizon being “the worst carrier ever”, I think the 100+ million people using their network every day, compared to T-Mobile’s 33-or-so million, would beg to differ. Not to mention that Verizon is generally referred to as “the nation’s largest wireless provider”, while TMo is the “4th largest”, and the fact that Verizon has won many customer service awards over the years, while TMo has won considerably fewer, if any. Clearly, you have no clue what you’re talking about, and are delusional. Go see a psychologist.

          • Verizon

            I see from your other comments that you are trying to attack or bash others for their carrier and phone choices. If you aren’t paying their bill, then why would it ever matter to you? Carrier choice is subjective and really depends on the user’s needs I prefer Verizon, but I’m not going to preach about them or try to convince anyone that they are the only way to go. If people are happy with their carrier, then good for them. You could tell me all the reasons you think T-Mobile is better and I still won’t switch, because I’m more than happy with my service. All I was trying to do is point out that your attack on squiddy about being on 3G are very silly, because you are on 3G too.

          • squiddy20

            1. “Jargon” is not what you think it is. Go get a dictionary and educate yourself for once in your miserable life.
            2. You further my statement above about your being a joke when you childishly put up a photo of a fat black woman that is supposed to be me. What are you, 8? From your profile photo, you appear to be 50 or older. Time to grow up kid.
            3. Just because I own a “boring and pitiful” Galaxy Nexus on Sprint, does not make me any less wrong, or you more right. You’ve never been right. Claiming how the Galaxy Nexus would be available on Verizon in November simply because that’s what the *rumors* were saying. Claiming the “legendary” Evo 3D would be available on June 4th simply because that’s what the *rumors* were saying. Telling me how rooting was for “2plus year old devices” despite at the time owning an Evo 4G, which had a HUGE rooting community (and still does). Claiming the processor in the HTC Sensation was inferior to the *same exact one* found in the Evo 3D, even after proof otherwise was shoved in your grubby, ignorant face. Again I reiterate, what a joke.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Again i reiterate your nothing more than this picture. A total fool at best piss on your useless Sprint 3g Galaxy Nexus it’s totally useless

          • squiddy20

            Wow. You can do nothing but come up with insults children make. How pitiful. Maybe if you used actual facts that are correct, people wouldn’t be so against you. But no. You instead act like a 7 year old having a temper tantrum. Such a disgrace.
            Also, it’s spelled “you’re”. Try getting it right before insulting me about how “stupid” or “useless” I supposedly am. What a retard.

        • laren31

          I second that. I had a Motorola atrix hd and it was the worst joke ever. Despite having excellent internals, the software was so bad it made the device laggy both during gaming and even on something as basic as the home screen. Some one actually said “eww” while using it. I couldn’t get rid of it fast enough. Now I’m using the note 2 and I can say that it’s the only reason I’m still on Android after the torture that the atrix hd put me through.

    • michael arazan

      I’m Guessing they are saving the New octo-processor for the Note 2. They always like the Note 2 to be just a little more advanced than the GS series

      • Richard Yarrell

        Yeah it’s possible that Samsung could save the Octa processor for the Galaxy Note 3 this fall. That would be a be blow to the Galaxy S4 family of devices. I personally can’t believe Samsung would launch the Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon S4 they did that last year. Us variants of the Galaxy S4 need to be Exynos/Octa based now NO MORE Snapdragon. The Galaxy Note 2 pisses all over the Galaxy S3 because of it’s Exynos processor.

        • TylerChappell

          And the Snapdragon S4 Pro in my DNA puts your precious exynos to shame in the benchmarks, despite being 100MHz slower.
          Not to mention your vastly inferior display with only half as many pixels.
          If you are going to get all high and mighty, maybe you should try owning a better device first. Nobody wants you here. You’re ignorance is overwhelming, and it is a terrible insult that you are a part of the Android community.

          • laren31

            Don’t forget about the note 2′s wacom digitizer and removable storage and battery and longer battery life and ability to use 2 apps at the same time.

        • Nathan Bell

          That’s funny, my Snapdragon Nexus 4 pisses all over the Note 2.

        • snapdragonFan

          You can have you Exynos processor and all the thermal gating issues that come with it. The snapdragon processor will out perform it in any cell phone. While your silly Exynos processor is getting thermally gated the snapdragon will continue to run at speed blowing right by the Exynos. Same can be said about your precious Octo, Once the A15′s heat up the phone to the point of near burning its owner, it will be forced to run its A7′s in an effort to cool it down. An “A” freakin “7″.

          • chris125

            if that doesn’t happen with snapdragon then why did google thermal throttle the s4 pro in the nexus?

          • snapdragonFan

            Everything gets throttled, but snapdragons take much longer before throttling kicks in and when it does has to be throttled much less severely.

    • Ken Bosse

      My Gs3 has no issues keeping a signal.

      • DMZMAN

        Neither does mine, but I have had issues lately with getting the infamous
        “All Circuits Are Busy Now, Please Try Your Call Again Later” message when trying to make calls in the NYC area. Is Verizon getting overloaded? I wunda.

    • J Dub

      You realize that a lot of these phones share the same Snapdragon S4 chipset and that the radios are built into that chip? All of the newer Motorola phones share the same chipset as the GS3. So they all have the same “superior” radios.

    • hyperbolee

      Same as Brent Cooper, went from GNex to Note 2 and the Note has rock solid radios on it, i have never even seen it go down to 3G and I’m inside a Faraday cage almost (building at work is all metal). With the Gnex that damn thing would flip back and forth hundreds of times and would lose wireless connection constantly. I feel your pain, but I think Samsung perhaps learned their lesson.
      Edit: didn’t read below Brent Cooper’s reply and it looks like everyone agreed already lol

  • thedonxr

    Maybe SCH means “Samsung Crippled Handset” since it is on Verizon…

    • Austin Warren

      Oh I thought it was Verizon saying “Suck c**&^ haters”. Verizon no like us customer. They like to torture and take monies.

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    • Richard Yarrell

      Yeah it’s pretty pitiful to say the least. I wonder what childish infintile thing Verizon has up it’s sleeve from a cosmetic standpoint for this year’s Galaxy S4 device??? We all know they would do anything to hender sales of Samsung devices while promoting Motorola devices. I’m sure they will find something to do as always piss on Verizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

      Anti-Joke Chicken here…

      I always thought: SCH = Samsung CDMA Handset and SGH = Samsung GSM Handset

  • http://twitter.com/iron_wilhelm Mike Duren

    Could it be the new Nexus 10?

  • Austin Warren

    Everyone’s ah bitchin ans complaining about 1080p. Maybe some of us like bright displays and full HD. Especially on a 5.5in device. So what if it eats battery. They put a 3100 mah for a reason. And the DNA isn’t that bad on battery. Just finding stuff to pick at. Just like apple.

    • renGek

      You know people have to b1tch about something. 1080p is just the current en vogue thing to complain about. Last year it was lack of removable storage and battery. Like all those things, 1.5 months after the phone is out nobody will complain about it.

      • Austin Warren

        I feel like most of them are sheeps. Only complain cause other people do. I mean, yeah complain now but who doesn’t want a beast of a phone and 1080p. Get your eyes checked if you think it’s not a big difference.

        • Austin Warren

          Man, down votes. So depressing. /s

  • CapnShiner

    I don’t know why the device needs to be called Galaxy S IV at all. Why did they have to make a Galaxy S II and a Galaxy S III? Why couldn’t there just be a Galaxy S? The GS2 is not a huge departure from the original Galaxy S and the GS3 is not a huge change from that. Sure, the newer models have upgraded specs and some new features but the basic idea is still the same. When Ford comes out with a new model of F-150 truck, they don’t call it the F-150 II or the F-150 III. It’s just the F-150 and you know which version it is by the model year. Why do phones have to be different? Why do we need an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5? Why can’t it just be the new iPhone? They did that with the iPad. Why can’t the next Galaxy S just be the new Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note can be the new Galaxy Note? Each will still have a unique model number. It just seems stupid to keep using all these version numbers, especially when the changes are just minor spec bumps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/BJ.van.Beethoven Ben Edwards

      But then how are you going to show off to all your friends that you have the latest, greatest version without having a number whacked on the end?!

      While I agree with most of what you’ve said, one of the main issues with that is that often the old devices remain on sale, so there would be no way to distinguish old from new, from a marketing perspective.

      • CapnShiner

        Car manufacturer’s don’t seem to have any marketing problems. I see no reason why the same marketing model wouldn’t work for phones.

    • renGek

      Because when your GS2 needs service and you call support…
      support: “I can help you, which phone do you have”,
      customer: “galaxy s”
      support: “do you mean the galaxy s or the new galaxy s”
      customer “the newer s but not newest s”

      • CapnShiner

        That’s not how customer service would ask for clarification, even today. It’s really simple. “What is the model number?” or “What is the serial number?” or “What is your phone number/account number?” would work just fine to identify the device. In most cases, the customer service rep will be able to see exactly which phone you have by looking at your account. They shouldn’t even have to ask unless you have multiple lines of service and even then they would probably want the MEID or something anyway. What percentage of people do you think even know what their phone’s model name is anyway? I bet you could ask a bunch of iPhone users which iPhone they have and at least 50% would say, “I don’t know.” or “A white/black one.” With Android phones it’s probably even worse because there are so many different devices. The most common response is probably, “I have a droid.” (that could be correct if they happen to still be using the OG Motorola Droid but that is the only exception). They might at least know the manufacturer. People like us who understand technology and have an interest in things like this will make a point to know exactly which phone we’re using. The general consumer, however, probably bought the device without knowing what it’s called before they walked into the store. They don’t think it’s their responsibility to know that, that’s why there is customer service.

        BTW, it’s worked for Blackberry for years. They have the Blacberry Curve, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Torch, etc. There are multiple model numbers under each name but are the model numbers mentioned in their marketing?

  • chris125

    I wish they would make better non pen tile 720p screens. 1080p is overkill now, just puts more on processor and eats battery faster.

    • Dave

      GN2 is non pen tile, with RGB stripe configuration.

      • Dan H

        actually it’s non pen tile , but NOT RGB stripe

    • Bionic

      Which is why 3300mah batteries areas awesome

    • CapnShiner

      The larger the screen is, the more that matters. It does make a difference with text and web browsing on a smaller screen, especially when related to zooming in and out, but I don’t know if it’s necessary to go all the way to 1080p on a phone. That makes more sense on tablets. I will admit that the pixel configuration (pen-tile/stripe) matters less and less as the resolution increases. I wonder if a pen-tile matrix 1080p screen uses more power than a RGB stripe 720p screen.

    • LionStone

      What’s the difference from 720p screen vs 1080p screen usage on processor? Eats battery faster?

      • snowblind64

        Higher resolution screens consume more power (more circuit traces and smaller pixel apertures that require brighter back-lights) as do the more powerful GPU’s required to run them. Of course as tech advances and GPU’s see die shrinks (i.e. 45nm to 28nm process) the power consumption goes down. I think the screen and GPU tech needs to advance first (e.g. die shrinks/lower voltage) so as to not require huge batteries to get decent run times.

        Edit: Or preferably battery tech needs to advance.

        • http://twitter.com/howzball Mike

          My 3 year old 720p TV uses a ton more electricity than the new higher resolution 1080p set we have. Pixels=power use? doesn’t add up.

          • snowblind64

            Your old TV probably has a fluorescent backlight if it’s an LCD (or maybe it’s a power hungry plasma display) and the newer one most likely has LED’s which consume much less power. Add to that the more efficient chip-sets used in newer TV’s and there you go.

        • LionStone

          All I know is with my DNA, I’ll get 3 and 4 hr screen times over the cycle and only use about 10% of the battery!

          • josh

            No wai BRO, 1080 displays suck!

            /s

  • snowblind64

    Hmm, same GPU as the N4 but with 1080p display. Maybe higher clocks?

    Personally I don’t see a need for 1080p displays. Just eats the battery faster. But to each their own, I guess.

    • Dave

      Ditto…720 is plenty adequate.

      • Tech Pro

        people told me iphone was plenty adequate @480×320. are you kidding?

        • Dave

          I forget if that was the display they called beautiful, amazing, or stunning. I forget.

    • http://twitter.com/davidbavin David Bavin

      720p is not sharp enough on my 5.5″ Note II… and many others would agree. I wouldn’t mind overkill on my display.

      • snowblind64

        I’ll take your word on that. I’m just going off of my observations on my Nexus 4. I have good vision and can’t see individual pixels at normal viewing distances on my 4.7″ screen.

        • Tim242

          IPS VS AMOLED.

      • snowblind64

        Maybe the sub-pixel layout on the Note II is causing the image to be less defined.

        • Alexander Ramos

          The subpixel in the Note 2 is RGB and not PenTile.

          • snowblind64

            Never said it was. The image is a macro of the sub-pixels on a Note II. Asymmetric RGB.

      • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

        Yeah the GN2 has a lower ppi than a 3 year old phone, ouch.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Fall back on that

          • squiddy20

            What’s this supposed to be proof of? That you can take a screenshot of an old, wrinkly Asian? Wow. Your technical skills are astounding. /s

      • Tim242

        That has to do with the screen tech, not the resolution.

    • Riley

      No offense, but why do people try to rationalization why their phone (specifically N4′s) are better than others. Sometimes the fanboi-ism is a bit much

      • DrewNusser

        I don’t think he’s saying it’s better – just that 1080p won’t make much of a difference. I tend to agree. Sure, 1080p is technically better, but I can’t see pixels on a 4.7 inch 720p screen. Either way, progression is always a good thing, and as long as the batteries and processors can keep up, you won’t hear me complaining.

      • snowblind64

        Who is rationalizing? Just stating my observations. If I wanted a phone with a 1080p screen I would have bought one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/genova.mike Mike Genova

    i wonder does this bring a newer version of touchwizzzz?

  • chris125

    Why no exynos?

    • brkshr

      I’m betting qualcomm plays nicer with LTE than exynos does.

      • TynanDeRosa

        Wat? The note 2 does fine with lte. Why would Samsung split their own brand /again/ after the SII and SIII crap?

        • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

          SIII crap?

          • chris125

            In US having dual core and international having quad

          • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

            I thought that was due to restrictions on the US market, not Samsung’s doing?

          • chris125

            The note 2 has exynos in the US though…..

          • TynanDeRosa

            When the S3 was released, Samsung did not have LTE radio in the Exynos chipset. Starting with the Note 2′s, it has an integrated LTE radio. (If you notice, the S3 International only supports HSPA+)

        • http://twitter.com/BrittLSmith1 Britt L. Smith

          like last year at this time, Qualcomm may have the best available chipset for now.http://www.Paymentdaily73dollarperhourontheinternet.qr.net/j8ON/70HlZ-lBSI0W9uytcsLqB2n

      • chris125

        Then why does the note 2 have exynos?

    • violator702

      Maybe they don’t have the ability to mass produce enough chips.

    • Tech Pro

      because “4+4″ exynos cores is not as good as “4+1″ tegra or just “4+0″ snapdragon.

  • steve30x

    I have seen these benchmarks over at Nenamark posted on here and I cant seem to remember if these are usually spot on?

  • Qbancelli

    I’ll pass.

    Starting to hate Samsung as much as I hate Apple.

    • S2556

      Howcome?

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Cynicism.

      • Daniel Rosseau

        I can’t say I hate them as much as Apple but they are headed down that road. They are starting to do proprietary things which I hate. S-beam being the king of it!

        • CapnShiner

          They are starting to do proprietary things? Really? So Touchwiz doesn’t count? What about the other manufacturers? They all have proprietary customizations on their Android devices. They all have skins (Blur, Sense, Touchwiz, etc). Motorola has Smart Actions. HTC has their partnership with Beats Audio. What makes Samsung any different?

          Really? You think S-beam is the worst of it? Beam is built into Android. Samsung made their own app for it but the functionality was already there.

          I think you just think it’s cool to hate things. Maybe you should take a good look at yourself and do some soul searching or whatever you want to call it. Go find out what’s really making you so cynical.

          • Austin Warren

            S beam is a good way to silently laugh in the faces of apple users.

          • CapnShiner

            Silently? Where’s the fun in that?

          • Austin Warren

            I gotta represent. Can’t be making it look like we’re all D bags. Haha

          • Daniel Rosseau

            I apologize for apparently hurting your feelings. My whole point was S-Beam is a great idea, but it only works with other Galaxy phones! Just like Airplay is a great idea, but it doesn’t work with anyone else! But yes, I think it’s so cool to hate things. I rage on other people for sharing their thoughts all the time! /s

          • CapnShiner

            You didn’t hurt my feelings. You did completely miss my point though. You’re right that S-beam only works with other Samsung Galaxy devices but the Android beam feature will work with any capable Android device. That makes S-beam not as proprietary as, say, Touchwiz or Apple’s Lightning connector. You’re saying you hate Samsung but your reason for hating them is pretty weak. That’s why I’m calling you a hater. I understand being annoyed that you can’t really use S-beam because not enough people have a Galaxy device that supports it but it isn’t that big a deal. Not enough devices have NFC at all, so even if S-beam was open source it still wouldn’t be very useful right now.

        • Richard Yarrell

          This dude is lost

      • Qbancelli

        They’re getting too big for their breeches.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Cause he’s misguided.

        • squiddy20

          Just because someone has a different opinion than yours, does not make them “misguided”. You, on the other hand, are clearly so for thinking such utter nonsense. Grow up Dick.

  • teevirus

    Droid Charge 2 ?!?!

    • Nicholassss

      yuck

      • Jwhap

        Not sure who down voted your comment, but I could not agree more! The charge was by far the worst phone I have ever owned. I have a friend that wants to get an iPhone because she hates her charge so much!

        • gokusimpson

          My boss is in the same boat. Hated the charge so badly he switch to iphone even though saying he hated it. Weird

  • http://twitter.com/nklenchik Nick Klenchik

    Please release it with an LCD screen…I just want to see my text in the daytime

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

      Hey, SOMEONE has to buy all the OLED tech that Sammy is pushing, even if it’s themselves….

    • nightscout13

      At least you can read with a Samsung OLED, Try reading in the sun on a Motorola device…

      • Dave

        I used to carry an umbrella to view my DX in the sun….LoL

        • Big_EZ

          Maybe the sun isn’t as bright here in Florida because I never had a problem viewing my Droid X outdoors.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Williams/579249547 Jonathan Williams

            That makes two of us.

      • Big_EZ

        What? My Motorola devices were brighter in the sun than my Samsung phone. My HTC was impossible to see outdoors, Samsung is visible but Motorola has been the brightest. The Bionic is probably the best device for an outdoorsman, that screen is bright, I barely ever increased it from minimum brightness and the display wasn’t as bad as everyone said unless you put it 5 inches from your face.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000076089998 Zinaida Serebriakova

          My Nokia 920 works great in the sunlight also.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000076089998 Zinaida Serebriakova

            Display features: Polarization filter, Light time-out, Brightness control, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Orientation sensor, Proximity sensor, High Brightness mode, RGB Stripe, Sunlight readability enhancements, Pixel density 332 ppi, Luminance 600 nits, Aspect ratio 15:9, Super sensitive touch, Color boosting, IPS, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Ambient light sensor, Sculpted glass.
            Notice the polarization filter. Its real nice.

        • snowblind64

          True, the RGBW pixel layout in the Bionic’s screen made for amazing outdoor viewing.

      • Diablo81588

        You’ve got it completely backwards. LCD displays are brighter than OLEDs. The OLED displays in the RAZR line are manufactured by Samsung anyway.

        • DMZMAN

          So are the display panels in Sony TV’s.

    • CapnShiner

      Honestly, does it really make much difference? I’ve had both and it’s hard to read text in sunlight with either type of screen. What I want is a screen that can switch between LCD/OLED and epaper at the press of a button but I don’t think that’s possible.

      • LionStone

        I can read text on my DNA in direct sun, with sunglasses on at 1/3 brightness. SLCD3!

    • C-Law

      I love amoled but ur right about the brightness. I find it weird that my gnex was much brighter in the sun than my s3. I never had a problem reading my gnex while outside