The only thing that changes compared to the French version is that it comes from Germany. So if you do not care to have the manual in deutsch there's no thinking 300 years ... When it is turned on for the first faith is in German but demand so choose the language the French faith selected there's more trouble to do. If at first I hesitated also because the two models do not have the same reference (GT-I9505ZKADBT for import and BT-GTI9505ZKAXE for the French) but obviously it does not impact the performance or connection types etc. .