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

Canada Bell Mobility SM-G930W8 Exynos 8890
China ALL SM-G9300, SM-G9308 Snapdragon 820
Europe ALL SM-G930F Exynos 8890
Korea KT, LGT, SKT SM-G930K/L/S respectively Exynos 8890
Southeast Asia ALL SM-G930FD Duos Exynos 8890
US Cricket SM-G930AZ Snapdragon 820
US AT&T SM-G930A Snapdragon 820
US METROPCS SM-G930T1 Snapdragon 820
US LTE Rural

Verizon

SM-G930R6 Snapdragon 820
US C Spire Wireless SM-G930R7 Snapdragon 820
US Sprint PCS SM-G930P Snapdragon 820
US T-Mobile SM-G930T Snapdragon 820
US US Cellular SM-G930R4 Snapdragon 820
US Verizon SM-G930V Snapdragon 820

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935*)

 

Country/Region

 

 

Carrier

 

Model

 

Chipset

Canada Bell Mobility SM-G935W8 Exynos 8890
China ALL SM-G9350 Snapdragon 820
Europe ALL SM-G935F Exynos 8890
Korea KT, LGT, SKT SM-G935K/L/S respectively Exynos 8890
Southeast Asia ALL SM-G935FD Duos Exynos 8890
US Cricket SM-G935AZ Snapdragon 820
US AT&T SM-G935A Snapdragon 820
US METROPCS SM-G935T1 Snapdragon 820
US LTE Rural

Verizon

SM-G935R6 Snapdragon 820
US C Spire Wireless SM-G935R7 Snapdragon 820
US Sprint PCS SM-G935P Snapdragon 820
US T-Mobile SM-G935T Snapdragon 820
US US Cellular SM-G93R4 Snapdragon 820
US Verizon SM-G935V Snapdragon 820

 

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