mattwnz:IntegerIsNumber:mattwnz:joker97: ah thanks so the NZ (both NZ new and parallel imported ones) is 1GB?
Aren't the 2GB ones one dual core and not quad core?
No. There are 2GB Quad core exynos version.
GT-I9305 (aus, Germany and some other Euro country) = Exynos 4Quad 1.65GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM + split screen + new Gallery.
Korean S3 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM
USA S3s = Snapdragon 4 Dual with LTE + 2GB RAM
Our S3 and most parallel import + international GT-i9300 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + 1GB RAM
So many different models. Is there any really disadvantage in just having 1GB? I haven't found any problems or slow downs when running multiple apps.
Slow down is not really a big issue on S3 1GB RAM but the issue is launcher refreshed and cleared quite often when RAM shortage. You may notice that TouchWiz launcher reload itself and browsers have to reload Web page or even browser force close.
Also you might find yourself struggle when making movie on your phone (join and edit many videos with audio track).
Otherwise not that bad. But it could be a problem for future ROM upgrade and features.
With JB (not Justin beiber ) you'll get extra 50MB RAM back from system reserved. Thanks to project butter.