krystian, 16 Jul 2018The thing about it is mobile gaming is the fastest increasing revenue market on smartphones. ... moreAgree with everything except the cloud thing its useless when network providers charge data use...
Their single-threaded performance might not be up there yet, but otherwise they are faster than they have to be, and I think they should now focus on power efficiency over performance increases. It is unfortunate that people still base their purchases on speed benchmark scores. I didn't think I ever needed more CPU performance since the Galaxy S4 days and the Krait cores. I surely need new, much faster web engines from Google though, to make it more in line with what Apple does! The web browsing on the 5-year old iPad Air still feels faster than on the Galaxy S8.
With speed, comes new possibilities. With new possibilities, there's a need for speed.
And as speed increase, one can tweak the battery consumption also.
Those that stagnant in their workflow, will believe they do not need more speed. But sorry, its never enough.
Denis Thomas, 16 Jul 2018I see people with flagship phones just for having flagship phones. They have no clue about the... moreIn my Case (atleast in my free time anyway) I am a gamer, I buy flagships so I will have the best gaming experience. I also find having the latest and greatest really useful when composing music (Samsung's Soundcamp is useful as hell!) And the musical listening is better over the generations (I have absulute hearing capability. ^^;)
So sure. There are those people who buy Flagship just so they will have bragging rights and there are those who buy flagship because it matches their needs.
In case of work.. the flagship device Is used for completing ARM specific complex calculations. uwu
For current phones - yes, they are, but if we start hooking up monitors and replacing out PCs with them - no, we'll definitely need more.
Amit Dey, 16 Jul 2018For the most people as high as 80% I think still uses even flagship phones for basic thing lik... moreSnapdragon runs PCs too remember?
Think before you post.. Phones CAN run photoshop, they just too small with oversarurated screens, meaning you don't get the result you were going for, and cant picture perfect without a mouse either. Phones are not capable to run photoshop, not unable.
I see people with flagship phones just for having flagship phones. They have no clue about their processors etc, makes you wonder why they had to get the latest.
Its not like they will use the processor to it's full potential anyway. They will download the exact same applications they had running perfectly fine on their previous phone, they will take the same lame selfies and that's about it.
So you tell me, do we really need more power? No.. just no.
I have the Sony xperia Z5 (a snapdragon 810 phone), hitting 110000 in antutu and running everything I throw at it just fine. Im perfectly fine with it. It does everything I want +, so you with the galaxy s9, xperia xz2 etc, do you really need that processing power?
"Yeah, it loads facebook 2 seconds faster than yours"
smh.., really brah?
John, 15 Jul 2018They are already fast enough, what more do you want to do with them? All apps work perfectly f... moreWell, everyone on this website lost their minds when the p20 Pro launched with the Kirin 970,even though it had great battery life from a 4000 mah cell.
For the most people as high as 80% I think still uses even flagship phones for basic thing like telephone calling, browsing, chatting, capturing few snaps of life. Question is what is this high end chipset are making us do ? Google the mainframe needed to give us more tools to make a handset do a lot. Can anyone say the adobe photoshop in android has replaced the PC platform for raw file editing or can we do web page development java coding from a smartphone at full length NO then how is it possible to say the CPU performance and overall hardware has been improved a lot? So every year a new SD processor doesn't mean anything for average consumer rather we still look for design changes maximum do not install advance software in their handset, never. GSMarena can do a survey really...
It always been fast enough. Somehow keep losing it performance overtime due to update and newer software. The thing is if we can maintain it without ever slowing down that would be great. Or maybe the creation of an even faster processor make it 'feel' like old processor slowing down. What if update never exist, bugs dont exist; a perfect phone that forever fast. Im probably talking gibberish. Dont mind me.
but the question is: WHAT IS FAST ENOUGH??
unless the world is stagnant... then its fast for now, maybe for few days ahead till the makers make another faster SoC....
Chipset's fine. It's the software that's dragging things back down. When a new chipsets comes around, software gets updated to do some new crap that doesn't help at all. Worse of all, it drains the battery faster. Who are these phone designers anyway? Faster, more efficient chipsets mean smaller batteries while maintaining usage period. Nonsense...
It's fast enough for my everyday use.
Still, I'm looking forward to buy a real proper flagship smartphone someday...
The thing about it is mobile gaming is the fastest increasing revenue market on smartphones. So power does matter and as we get more power we will be able to do a lot more with games. We also want to get to the point where like the Samsung Dex or MS continuum you can dock the phone and play impressive games and have a PC like experience editing photos or whatever it is you do. The one device to rule them all concept and everything else becomes a dumb terminal.
Of course further in the future will be the cloud concept where the power your phone has will not matter as much and more effort can be put into features. Everything will be done in the cloud.
The biggest issue is not the power of the processor, even the midrange SoCs like SD660 and SD636 are capable enough, but the optimization of both OS and Apps is. The thing is that as more RAM gets stuffed into the phones, app developers give less attention to actual optimization as they have more resources to work with, and they don't give a f*** about "older" devices. Until Google themselves pushes the devs to care about resources, devices are going to become obsolete way quicker than they should despite the capabilities.
No, for as long as people don't hold software developers accountable for their laziness.
Yes. For everyday use, most of the smartphone SoCs around 2 yeaes old especially the flagship ones are still fast enough for everyday tasks. What's more important now us better resource management especially for RAM and the processor to avoid lag, but that's dependent on the OEM and their launcher when it comes to implementation. No use having a Snapdragon 845/855 etc and 8GB of RAM when your launcher is bogged down by so much bloat and unnecessary background processes *ehem* Samsung *ehem*.