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.
AnonD-197217, 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...
AnonD-39937, 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.
I think these articles are a very good idea. When I had to choose a phone, I had to look at ridiculous counts of benchmarks (that could or could not) contradict each other. This has been (and will be) EXTREMELY helpful! I would love to see this type of stuff whenever you can.
Nyx, 08 Feb 2017Though I understand how time consuming it would be to include gpu perfomance in the analysis, ... moreIt's hard to do a GPU article... It's irrelevant without considering the phones, like in this one... GPU performance is tied up to the resolution of the device... Just think... Oneplus 3 has the same GPU as Samsung Galaxy S7 Snapdragon edition... but the real life performance is very different, Oneplus 3 has to push 1080x1920=2MP and S7 has to push 1440x2560=3.6MP, so in games Oneplus 3 will have better framerate...or the fact that Kirin 950's GPU is weaker than the one in S7, but having a 1080p screen, Huawei P9 has nearly the same performance
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017Shows how good the SD430 in NOKIA 6 is.. Better than SD801no, just no
Anonanoymoususes, 08 Feb 2017higher is better .... more core more ram more pixel more more mah more and more and more and morelol, this is the complete opposite of reality
AnonD-197217, 08 Feb 2017I myself is a fan of mediatek. I believe Mediatek focuses on efficiency, exactly what peopl... moreYou are right about the fact that Snapdragon 625/652 is more than powerful enough for the majority of users, but people buy 821 because it's future proof, you can use it 2-3 years and still have a decent amount of performance... 625 in 2 years won't be that great
alexv, 08 Feb 2017unfortunately it's not a matter of what you need. you can't say i need multi core performance ... moreExactly, single core performance is more important, this is why A10 fusion is crushing all the android competition, being on par with a 6th generation Intel core i5 ULV.
GsmArena, this is a very good article, it explains everything one needs to know about CPUs and the charts are very useful, clearly we would like to see a half an year article every then and know. It may not be that useful for the very few of us,geeks ,who know the majority of the information,but everyone has something to learn, for example I didn't know how Kirin competes with the rest of the world (except the 950/955/960 which I knew) and I didn't know that they have such history in making SOCs. For the majority of people, which don't know anything else about CPUs than number of cores, this is am incredible article, very explicit. I would like the see compilation articles like this about others components as well, but for now it's great.
consumersmartphone, 08 Feb 2017Both single core or multi core performance is important for some/many purpose(s). Yes I little... moreunfortunately it's not a matter of what you need. you can't say i need multi core performance because you can't make use of it. single core performance (even in PCs) is by far more important. most apps only utilise a couple of cores at a time, double that best case scenario. it's better for example to have 4 cortex a53 at 2.5GHz than 8 at 1.3GHz.
I myself is a fan of mediatek.
I believe Mediatek focuses on efficiency, exactly what people need and not bloating.
How many percent of people who bought Samsung S7 with sd820 really need the power of Adreno 530? I believe even most of people who bought the fancy S7 don't really care about the chipset, as people who understand chipset would go for OnePlus 3.
How many percent of Android users really play HD gaming on their phones? And yet, how many games in the market place really utilize the full power of Adreno 530?
Why would you buy a gadget of which with the same price you can get a decent PC or console to play the REAL HD game???
In the real world, Helio X20 or better yet P20, or in sd case, 625/652 are already abundantly powerful enough for most android users.