Anonymous, 20 Mar 2017Wrong! Specs are more important. Optimizations are widely copied so all phones end up with the... moreI know. Software is generally all running well. Now a days more than ever these fans are severely exaggerating and spreading misinformation on specs.
Though I see optimizing and specs as a 50/50 deal. Both done equally well is the best experience
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017Everyone cares if a phone works or not, we both agree there. But we can agree to just disagree... moreBeing under contract in most places of the world means paying ultra pricey your phone. Also even with buying the phone under contract it still makes sense to not be trashed afterwards as you can give it away (to a friend or family) or sell it. If the hardware is sh*t from the get go forgetaboutit... in 2 years time it will be irrelevant.
Longevity is a good feature to have although I understand not a must for some people. Still there *has to* be something other than device longevity that you care about it. Well, whatever it is , it can be given with better hardware mostly and only some of the times with better software.
Good software is king, but it is so ubiniquitous that hardware ends up to be the differentiating factor.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017Specs are just as importantWrong! Specs are more important. Optimizations are widely copied so all phones end up with the same optimizations after some patching.
That's why I called software a level play field. The only differentiating factor is hardware, and better hardware *consistently* works faster.
J o m s, 19 Mar 2017Nope, they rigged it because Apple was way behind in the competition back then. They made sur... moreIt's true. Try to encode anything on A10 or run a cpu heavy emulator and see it *destroy* the weak android cores. Geekbench 3 was rigged to show weak-a$$ small mobile cores on par with wide Ax or desktop cores. Geekbench 3 was ridiculous stop referencing it.
GB4 is not much better but it at least tries to be closer to reality...
krystian, 19 Mar 2017My point is exactly that though. If a company is using IOS as a base, implementing multiple c... moreWell for raw performance in single apps single threaded performance should be more important.
But in multitasking lots of threads will help.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017You've never heard of async/await? Obviously amdahl is still in affect, but most non-trivial ... moreMy point is exactly that though. If a company is using IOS as a base, implementing multiple cores is extra work and extra debugging and testing. Chances are it will still run just as well on Android. The bottom line is that people are ragging on Apple that their non-apple chips are way faster in multi-core. In the real world outside of benchmarking it probably doesn't make much of a difference.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017I don't care for those things, nobody cares. My phone is alive, yours is dead. I care if my ph... moreEveryone cares if a phone works or not, we both agree there. But we can agree to just disagree everywhere else.
(I am under a contract, so right away our view of phones are different. I don't really care what happens to a phone after 2 years - I only care that it lasts that long.)
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017I don't care for those things, nobody cares. My phone is alive, yours is dead. I care if my ph... moreWe actually do need to care because I'm pretty sure you're gonna be the first one to whine about how phones become slow and bad, the whole point of those specifications is that people know how well the phone will perform overtime. Clearly you didn't make an effort to read the article since you post unnecessary comments like that...
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017I don't care for those things, nobody cares. My phone is alive, yours is dead. I care if my ph... moreOptimisation and software is critical for getting the best real world performance, ram management, battery life and camera quality.
Spec sheets show you what it'll get in benchmarks.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017What are you talking about?
Geekbench 3 was built in an era with different needs. Where mob... moreNope, they rigged it because Apple was way behind in the competition back then. They made sure Apple SoC will get triple score on modules/tests where it is better thus fooling iD!*ts into thinking it has an IPC of 175% over other SoC.
Load any app that 99% mobile user uses, iPhone is just at par if not slower than any flagship Android phone.
Karly, 19 Mar 2017If they can't keep consistent scores no wonder it isn't getting downloaded.What are you talking about?
Geekbench 3 was built in an era with different needs. Where mobile SoCs could not take heavy workloads and thus it was creating disparate results.
They *fixed* that ... stop whining.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017Good phone, the Note 4. Good you care about those things as much as you do. But the thing is,... moreI don't care for those things, nobody cares. My phone is alive, yours is dead. I care if my phone works. Knowing specs is merely telling whether your phone is quality or sh*t ... people care when their phones are sh*t .... and since software is mostly a level play field hardware is where it's at...
krystian, 18 Mar 2017You're a software developer? You've never heard of thread synchronization? Good job.....You've never heard of async/await?
Obviously amdahl is still in affect, but most non-trivial apps can /should be well threaded, and having the language support for coroutines makes it even easier (who wants to build a state machine from primitives if they don't have to?).
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017He doesn't get it. There is a reason why phones get slow or battery die.
most of the time t... moreGood phone, the Note 4. Good you care about those things as much as you do. But the thing is, not everyone does; neither are they forced to (I know you didn't say that). They have the right to value other things, or not care at all.
krystian, 18 Mar 2017Yes the operating system, but not all apps are going to use them. Look at the apps in that li... moreMost apps are more multithreaded now that before.
Also the most used android apps are often Google apps. Things like Gmail, chrome browser, maps are all Google apps and often used more than other apps. So already you get great multithread apps. Add to that we'll written apps and you already can use your core count very well ... suddenly your phone's multithread score is the important metric.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2017Finally, somebody who gets it.
My goodness, these fanboys are killing each other over trivi... moreHe doesn't get it. There is a reason why phones get slow or battery die.
most of the time times the reason has little to do with those scores. It has to do with OS arch and in the case of android with ram amount (low ram phones get trashed very fat after a few months of use).
For battery similar reasons. Phones with non removable batteries lose autonomy faster because you can't simply pop a new unused battery in them (in any manner that is easy).
So yes some of those things matter, because they *lead* to people seeking a new phone sooner or later. My Note 4 with plenty of ram (of its time) and swappable battery still goes great. If instead was only 2GB of ram and sealed battery it would be trash already... specs matter where people know about them or not...
Vegetaholic, 18 Mar 2017tablet chips are different??? So tell me how come iphone 7 scores 3500?? show me android table... moreSimple, the ret*rded dev of GB changed the algorithm so that A10 will score higher and pulled down the scores on areas of where the competitor is better. 175% faster IPC? Same IPC as Haswell?Gimme a break, only an iD!*t will believe that.