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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica gets official, packs 800Mhz CPU

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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica gets official, packs 800Mhz CPU - read the full textSamsung I5700 Galaxy Spica, or Galaxy Lite, if you prefer, is official as it gets. Not only is the I5700 the fastest gun in the Android crowd with its 800MHz CPU, but it's also cheaper than the original Samsung Galaxy. But let's start from the basics - the Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica has been...


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no,its not amoled,just tft..

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  • 2009-12-16 23:31
  • AvNF

> In reply to turn_self_off @ 2009-10-27 09:01 from nbY1 - click to readyour kidding right? all the new resistives work fine without using your nail. theyre sensitive enough nowadays my omnia 2 works is really easy to use

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  • 2009-12-04 00:55
  • q{X1

the screen is AMOLED and is scratch resistive. pretty sweet.

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  • 2009-11-12 23:13
  • QIIM

given the earlier video, i would say the screen is a capacitive, given how the user is not using the nail of his finger...

either that, or its one of the softest touch resistives i have seen!

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  • 2009-10-27 09:01
  • nbY1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 18:25 from 3KHC - click to readThanks for explanation. It helped me a lot. Can you send me a link with benchmark data, because I want to compare some more chipsets?

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  • 2009-10-26 12:07
  • 39mg

800 Mhz ARM11 is not as fast as 768 Mhz Snapdragon :P

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  • 2009-10-26 10:16
  • BmTM

the 800Mhz arm11 cpu is almost as fast as a 600Mhz cortex A-8. Just a tad slower. snapdragon is qualcomms implementation of the cortex A-8, so the 768Mhz snapdragon is much faster than an 800Mhz arm11 cpu.

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  • 2009-10-25 22:40
  • Ycry

IN Fact, 3 weeks ago I read a new here in Brazil, tha the brazilian market would be the first market to recevi the Galaxy Lite, in november.... now, who's lying? The Russians or the Brazilians?

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  • 2009-10-25 03:33
  • 8MeS

seriously, samsung is making more and more ugly phones..

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  • 2009-10-24 16:36
  • v0qa

yesterday this phone was launched in Brazil for an average price of 400 euros

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  • 2009-10-24 01:26
  • LjUq

I really wonder if all of those android maker will release their phone in indonesia.

so far, I have failed searching any android phone here.

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  • 2009-10-23 18:31
  • uExf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 18:25 from 3KHC - click to readTo be honest, I bought the Omnia II partly because of it's 800Mhz clock speed. I was pissed off when I found out it's a ARM11 chip >.<

My kingdom for a Cortex A8!

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  • 2009-10-23 18:30
  • TRE@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 18:10 from 39mg - click to readYes, they're both single core, but the difference is massive, it's like Pentium 1 to Pentium 4. (I chose this comparison because it might be a bit more clear than my previous one, considering they're both single cores now)

Really, we're talking about, just like I said in my previous comment, a 200 to 300% performance gain compared to ARMv6 (ARM11(76), which is in this handset).

Besides, the Liquid has a far more powerful GPU as well.
(4M Triangles/Second from the GPU of the S3C6410 in the Spica vs. 22M Triangles/Second from the GPU of the Snapdragon in the Liquid.

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  • 2009-10-23 18:25
  • 3KHC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 18:10 from 39mg - click to readIt's not about cores, since both are single-core at this point. It's about being more efficient processing wise. Think of the Snapdragon as being a more efficient worker.

For an explanation of the architectural improvements, check out this article on the iPhone 3GS's CPU (which is Cortex A8, same architecture as the Snapdragon) over at Anandtech:

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  • 2009-10-23 18:22
  • TRE@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 14:35 from TRE@ - click to readI understand but Snapdragon and Spica processor are both single core so the difference in performance should not that big. On the other hand I think that Snapdragon can support more advanced functionality and maybe it can be overclocked to 1Ghz (I am just speculating).

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  • 2009-10-23 18:10
  • 39mg

ok, it is fast but are this CPUs really comparable just by MHz? as it is different implementation of ARM architecture it should have different performance. just like x86 cpus P3, P4, Core, athlon XP/64 all can work with 1500 mhz clock but their performance is not equal. does anyone have benchmarks which show real performance of diffrent ARM cpus?

I hope you understand my english :)

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  • 2009-10-23 17:48
  • n$%f

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-23 14:51 from 3KHC - click to readNice comparison i think i got your point, thx for the information. :)

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  • 2009-10-23 16:37
  • PYN8

Now I really cannot decide between them...

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  • 2009-10-23 15:46
  • na0F

the galaxy has 192 mb ram not 128 as stated in many places here

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  • 2009-10-23 15:26
  • utY4

> In reply to The Guy @ 2009-10-23 11:40 from Ge@H - click to readBecause the OS doesn't support it.

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  • 2009-10-23 15:20
  • nbuy

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