Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Model Numbers (SM-G930 and SM-G935) Differences

Samsung Galaxy S7

Earlier this month. Samsung unveiled and released its two new flagship phones the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. They are much similar in shape like last year’s S6 and S6 Edge, but they pack more power and a better battery. These phones have been received positively and have been regarded as good upgrades over last year’s phones. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge available in different markets all over the world are consist of different chipsets and cellular frequency support based on different regions. Following is a rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge model numbers and their differences:

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Model Numbers Explained

Identifying and understanding the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge model numbers are easy. There are three places where you can find the model number of a Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:

  • On the box in which your phone came in.
  • On the back of the phone.
  • Go to Settings > About Phone > Model Number.
Samsung Galaxy S7 model number
Samsung Galaxy S7 model number

Samsung Galaxy S7 follows the SM-G930 model number scheme and the Galaxy S7 Edge follows the SM-G935 model number scheme. Numbers or letters after the “SM-G930” or “SM-G935” can help in identifying the region of the phone and what chipset the phone contains. The phones sold in the American markets contains the Snapdragon 820 chipset whereas most phones sold outside the Americas contain the Exynos 8890 chipset.

For example, if we take the model number “SM-G930R6”, we can see that this phone is the Galaxy S7 because of “SM-G930”, it is offered by Verizon in the USA and contains the Smapdragon 820 chipset because of “R6”.

Most of the phones sold in the American markets are carrier locked, meaning that they are locked by providers like AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile etc. These phones are not compatible with the radio frequencies in European or Asian countries and the bootloaders on these phones are locked and rooting these phones is pretty hard. These phones also come with their own carrier based apps.

Difference Between Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 Chipsets

As mentioned before, the phones sold in the American markets contains the Snapdragon 820 chipset whereas most phones sold outside the Americas contain the Exynos 8890 chipset. The Snapdragon chipsets are manufactured by Qualcomm and the Exynos chipsets are manufactured by Samsung themselves. The main differences of Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 are pointed out the next few paragraphs.

The Snapdragon 820 contains 4 cores in which two are clocked at 2.2 GHz and the other two are clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Snapdragon 820 is powerful for 3D graphics and entertainment. It is capable in producing sharper images in low light scenes. Snapdragon 820 can also support LTE speeds of almost 600 Mbps download speed and 150 Mbps upload speed.

The Exynos 8890 is more in a little design. Exynos 8890 contains 8 cores divided into 4 and 4 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz. This chipset aims to be faster and reduces heating while improving performance and efficiency. The Exynos 8890 supports LTE speeds of almost 600 Mbps download speed and 150 Mbps upload speed same as the Snapdragon 820.

List of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Model Numbers

These following tables will list all model numbers of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge along with the chipset included in them:

Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930*)

 

Country/Region

 

 

Carrier

 

Model

 

Chipset

CanadaBell MobilitySM-G930W8Exynos 8890
ChinaALLSM-G9300, SM-G9308Snapdragon 820
EuropeALLSM-G930FExynos 8890
KoreaKT, LGT, SKTSM-G930K/L/S respectivelyExynos 8890
Southeast AsiaALLSM-G930FD DuosExynos 8890
USCricketSM-G930AZSnapdragon 820
USAT&TSM-G930ASnapdragon 820
USMETROPCSSM-G930T1Snapdragon 820
USLTE Rural

Verizon

SM-G930R6Snapdragon 820
USC Spire WirelessSM-G930R7Snapdragon 820
USSprint PCSSM-G930PSnapdragon 820
UST-MobileSM-G930TSnapdragon 820
USUS CellularSM-G930R4Snapdragon 820
USVerizonSM-G930VSnapdragon 820

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935*)

 

Country/Region

 

 

Carrier

 

Model

 

Chipset

CanadaBell MobilitySM-G935W8Exynos 8890
ChinaALLSM-G9350Snapdragon 820
EuropeALLSM-G935FExynos 8890
KoreaKT, LGT, SKTSM-G935K/L/S respectivelyExynos 8890
Southeast AsiaALLSM-G935FD DuosExynos 8890
USCricketSM-G935AZSnapdragon 820
USAT&TSM-G935ASnapdragon 820
USMETROPCSSM-G935T1Snapdragon 820
USLTE Rural

Verizon

SM-G935R6Snapdragon 820
USC Spire WirelessSM-G935R7Snapdragon 820
USSprint PCSSM-G935PSnapdragon 820
UST-MobileSM-G935TSnapdragon 820
USUS CellularSM-G93R4Snapdragon 820
USVerizonSM-G935VSnapdragon 820

 

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