Normally CS* named chips were from Cirrus Logic. Apple uses them in iPhones for example.
Recently moved over from a Sony Z (ie, the one from 2013), to a 128GB S6 after it went on sale. The brand-switch was also in thanks to, in part, of the 'fantastic' audio review of the S6 on GSMArena. Long story short the S6 audio amplifier is under-powered and some deeper research into this suggest it to be a known issue. My bad for not doing the necessary level of research but I was rather frustrated nonetheless.
More specifically, you know the amp is under-powered when the entire audio volume decreases (in pulses) at certain points of an audio track because the amplifier can't output the required power to the connected headphones. I have had issues of similar nature with Samsung products years ago and was hoping with modern day hardware, especially on a (former) flagship like the S6, it would've been rectified. Guess not...
I would be curious to see how the sonic performance of the S7 would be like, but given my experience with the S6 I can guess what it would be like. My trust in GSMArena's audio tests has also gone down, that's for sure...
Harmonica, 22 Feb 2016samsung knows ... snapdragon better than exynos.. sony sensors better than its own sensors..Snapdragon has strengths in comparison but is not better
HigherPrimate, 22 Feb 2016Actually no. It's the lens.The level of intelligence on this site just gets worse each day.... Go read a book on image processing please, then come back and have an intelligent discussion.
I see everyone clamouring about the design shut their mouths as soon as we weren't looking at some dodgy leaked pic in somebody's basement anymore.
Sony's doing great, maybe we can hope for something new in Z6...
Subzz, 22 Feb 2016I simply don't get why Sony Z5 cam is not that good, when sony makes some top-of-the-line came... moreSoftware plays a huge part Samsung and Apple are great at image processing. That is where sony fails.
I have a Z5 but it does take some bad pictures sometimes compared to note 5 / S6 .. and it the details are soft with noise and blurry corners... Automatique mode is really bad especially in low light ... manual mode with 100-200 ISO provide much better quality in low light .
We all know that Sony Makes best cameras in the world and have the best sensors , so I think the problem is in software , maybe image post processing alghoritms aren't really good .
Subzz, 22 Feb 2016I simply don't get why Sony Z5 cam is not that good, when sony makes some top-of-the-line came... moreZ5 camera is better than note 5 in Asia.
Check out manila shakers Z5 vs note5 vs G4 camera test.
Don't know why?
Subzz, 22 Feb 2016I simply don't get why Sony Z5 cam is not that good, when sony makes some top-of-the-line came... moreThe sensor is good, the problem is the lens. The z5 series doesn't have a camera humb, therefore the optics are at their limit. At the big sensor size of the z5 you would need a light camera humb to fit a better lensset in. That's why it shows distortion, unsharp corners and low light problems. That's all the optics, the sensor is fore sure the best you can get. But in optics, you cannot do miracles. A good DSLR had a huge lens, and a good camera phone, at least with 2015 technology has a camera humb or a thick body. But the camera optics need some space, the bigger the sensor the more space it needs. Actually they even lost some of their 25 megapixels because they are using a smaller lens then the sensor would need, that shows that the lens size is actually even under the limit and too small. All that to keep the slimm elegent design.
Is it worth it? That's your decision, what's more important, design or camera.
good for sammy lovers across the world that they will get same picture quality ...and well about the audio good mix...but butt.... G5 is better supreme quality and the best vision angle on camera due to the dual set up ...if audio is a concer then we swith to b&o audio quality ooohh yes because we have a modular device .... this is my netxt phomne.
I simply don't get why Sony Z5 cam is not that good, when sony makes some top-of-the-line camera modules..
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2016I don't believe that snapdragon is much better than exynos loldont believe ;-)
if my parts are superior , i would always use mine in my bets products
Harmonica, 22 Feb 2016samsung knows ... snapdragon better than exynos.. sony sensors better than its own sensors..I don't believe that snapdragon is much better than exynos lol
samsung knows ...
snapdragon better than exynos..
sony sensors better than its own sensors..
Small sensor size, smaller pixel size than the competition, 1.7 aperture is only marketing because it would only be 1.85 on a 1/2.3 inch sensor. Ppl read this, inform yourself and understand how cameras work. The s7 cam may be good but it's nothing ground breaking.
Additionally, when the gsmarena specsheets are correct, the s7 is 1.1mm thicker than the s6. So making the camera humb smaller is nothing special ;) the camera just remained the same in size, the device got thicker around :D