Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017But these programs and functions need processing power, not ram. Did you even see the ram mana... moreI didn't see anything that shows Apple doing better with 1GB than Android with 6GB becuase
it exists only in your mind. Feel free to link to it though, I need a good laugh.
But for people who actually write software, the notion that Apple can beat Android performance with an 6:1 memory disadvantage is delusional. There is no such thing as magic no matter how many times Apple tells you your product is magical. Devices with less memory have less performance. Software needs memory to run, not just processing power. If you don't have enough memory then you'll just thrash.
Octa-core A53 SoCs from different vendors seem to rank very high on these charts, even beating multiple older flagship SoCs. Only in reality they usually struggle with even basic tasks, and despite more cores they are even worse for multitasking. I owned both A53 based devices and Krait/Kryo quad-cores and Apple dual-cores - A53 octa-cores were the worst of them.
nutjob2, 08 Feb 2017LOL, even if OS's don't need much RAM (a false statement), you conveniently forget application... moreBut these programs and functions need processing power, not ram. Did you even see the ram management comparison where iPhone with 2GB (1GB was 2014) is better than Samsung with 4 and OnePlus with 6GB. And also, there is no need to be offensive, that just shows that you are clearly a fandroid not able to expand his horizon.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017you are talking sh*t. If you have slow CPU, it will be slow in future. If you have fast CPU, i... moreLOL, even if OS's don't need much RAM (a false statement), you conveniently forget applications, which do use lots of RAM, becuase they keep on adding functionality and they're not written by the OS developer and becuase users want to keep adding more of them.
The only people who argue RAM isn't important is Apple users who don't know any better trying to justify their 1GB $700 phones.
What's the point of all this if it doesn't try to benchmark power usage, arguably the most important metric of all?
sutton0028, 08 Feb 2017this is really funny, everybody knows when you want future proof, you get more RAM, not CPU. A... moreyou are talking sh*t. If you have slow CPU, it will be slow in future. If you have fast CPU, it will be still ok in future. And OS don't need much RAM, it's more like OS are better optimized so they use less RAM. Marshmallow on my M4 Aqua used half the RAM of Lollipop
if android benefits from more cores (there are many articles that shows apps using more and more cores) how can you say single core performance is better?
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017Look at the s7 and s7 edje battery life and say that again How many hours do you think S7/S7 Edge will last you on a single charge? 98 hours? Come and say that again :v lol
sutton0028, 08 Feb 2017I myself is a fan of mediatek. I believe Mediatek focuses on efficiency, exactly what peopl... moredid you put mediatek and efficiency in one sentence? just check gsmarena battery benchmarks you will see how mediatek bad mediatek is in efficiency
Thanks GSMArena, nice article. Keep up the good work.
Please cover GPU, memory, camera modules...
Hello guys. I have a question, I bought a Lenovo K6 note (as it's cheap). It has an octa-core 1.4GHz processor with Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB ram and Adreno 505,with 32GB internal storage. Is it bad? Please answer, guys.
sutton0028, 08 Feb 2017It's funny how people started comment war about which one is the better SoC, benchmarks scores... moreI agree.
For that usage I would say something on the 14nm process like Exynos 7880 or Snapdragon 625 will be the best simply because of energy efficiency. In fact I would go as far as to say Snapdragon 625 is better than Snapdragon 810, 808, 820, 821 and likely will be also better than 835. Simply because it runs cool and sips power and is powerful enough for most tasks (except probably VR and heaviest 3D games).
I think this is a good idea.
That said, better write caveat, disclaimer and excuses clearly because there'll always be people who nitpick the methodology (e.g. what benchmark to use)
It's funny how people started comment war about which one is the better SoC, benchmarks scores etc, while they use it all mostly for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Chatting and Watching Youtube...
Claudiu.Lucian, 08 Feb 2017You are right about the fact that Snapdragon 625/652 is more than powerful enough for the majo... morethis is really funny, everybody knows when you want future proof, you get more RAM, not CPU. And of top of that, majority of people buying SD 820 phones are not because it is
future proof, it's because they want to be on the top of the line. Without actually knowing what to do with it.
In reality, people with SD 820 will get 835 in no time, just because they want and can, compared to people who has 652 upgrading to 660.