AnonD-491313, 07 Oct 2016Not in a million years. Your trading a pure android experience with years of updates for a pie... moreYou make that sound like it's a bad thing. With each Android update, the device becomes more intrusive, infringing on privacy, and sometimes even unstable. I wouldn't mind a good stable OS. New is not always better, and frankly I question constant updates. If things were done right the first time, why the need for constant updates?
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2016What else proof do manufacturers need that Qualcomm has been sitting on its ass and doing noth... moreThat is a poor comparison. Apple devices are lower spec'd, which is why their devices do not "overheat" as much as the higher end Android devices. Their latest offering, the iPhone 7/7 Plus is still sporting 2GB of RAM, while ASUS is pushing 6GB. As far as Android SoC's, that also is a broad brush to paint with. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Samsung's Exynos SoC, outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Qualcomm's Snapdragon with better heat dissipation. This is not to say that Apple makes an inferior product. I happen to like their devices, albeit expensive for what you get, but the argument should be focused on Qualcomm's SoC and not the entire Android world which would include MediaTek, Samsung and Intel.
What else proof do manufacturers need that Qualcomm has been sitting on its ass and doing nothing..I mean look at the Apple A10 Fusion chip, that thing is what i call a beast. There just cant be a difference that big between apple and android even if it has been 6 months. And on top of that apple managed to do all that without the device overheating. Maybe next year this qualcomm and samsung colab will result in a better Soc. I'm waiting for when nvidia and amd start making mobile Gpu's. Currently however the android Soc market is pathetic. Its so unfair.
anon4321, 07 Oct 2016Next is Android "Nicotine", for the kiddiesLmao that legit made me laugh.
I would not call 2 years of OS updates "years of experience". Apple supports iPhone for 5 years. Google supports their underpowered device for 2 (+1 year of security updates).
This one slow overpriced phone.
AnonD-562549, 07 Oct 2016You've to research not meTaken from Qualcomm's website:
New features and functionality:
Snapdragon 821 introduces several new features and capabilities, offering OEMs new options to create more immersive and engaging user experiences, including support for:
Snapdragon VR SDK (Software Development Kit): Offers developers a superior mobile VR toolset, provides compatibility with the Google Daydream platform, and access to Snapdragon 821Â’s powerful heterogeneous architecture. Snapdragon VR SDK supports a superior level of visual and audio quality and more immersive virtual reality and gaming experiences in a mobile environment.
Dual PD (PDAF): Offers significantly faster image autofocus speeds under a wide variety of conditions when compared to single PDAF solutions.
Extended Laser Auto-Focus Ranging: Extends the visible focusing range, improving laser focal accuracy over Snapdragon 820.
AnonD-562549, 07 Oct 2016No they're not. 821 is a overclocked version of 820Actually, it's a newer revision of the chip with MORE features than the 820. It's not just an overclocked chip. Please research this for yourself.
AnonD-259152, 07 Oct 2016I'm thinking of getting 1+3, how is it from user experience point of view? Advise I've had my 1+3 for about a week for now and to be honest with you couldn't have made better phone purchase. The phone it self is really light in the hand and is smooth as butter.
AnonD-510098, 07 Oct 2016820/821/823 are all the same... No they're not. 821 is a overclocked version of 820
I noticed the processor speed on some of the tests were the same as the 820. I have to wonder if the pre-production units have been throttled to camouflage the 821 processor. A lot of leakers were saying "it's an 820, look at the clock speed"... But it isn't. ;)
Just something to think about.
Doesn't the Apple A9 have better benchmarks than the 821? Nevermind the A10
Geekbench scores of my devices:
iP6S A1688: 2452 single/4452 Multi
Huawei P9 eva-l09: 1718 single/6029 Multi.
iPod Touch 6Gen 1316S/2178M
(and why do I need both an iPhone and iPod touch. the iPod touch is the PDA of my work)
The difference between the Snapdragon 820 to a Snapdragon 821 is a 10% speed improvement. the difference between a Snapdragon 810 to a Snapdragon 821 is the 821 is 70% faster.
Nexus devices never benchmarked well,other android flagships topped the benchmarks but nexus devices of same spec ran smoother than the benchmark leaders and I guess that is the case with Pixel.
821 has a higher clock speed on both the core clusters and its more efficient according to Qualcomm so the 821 is not just a rebadged 820 IMO.