The newly announced Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A packs a fast Snapdragon 800 chipset (early benchmarks look great) and an LTE-Advanced modem, allowing downloads of up to 150Mbps. That’s faster than the regular S4, but by how much? Samsung posted a video putting the two head to head to demonstrate the difference.
The tests were run in different locations and times of day. The two smartphones had to download different files – install an app from the Play Store or download a large video file.
The video is in Korean, but after the 30 second intro things should be clear enough. The video shows the download progress bars of the two phones magnified and the size of the download.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A beats the S4 with LTE quite easily – more that you would expect from the numbers – LTE-Advanced is Cat. 4 (150Mbps down, 50Mbps up), while LTE is Cat. 3 (100Mbps down and 50Mbps up).
I’m not sure how this video is supposed to quell the complaints of people who already bought the S4, but now want the newer, faster model. Still, here’s hoping the phone gets an international launch soon.