What's the point of all this if it doesn't try to benchmark power usage, arguably the most important metric of all?
AnonD-197217, 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
AnonD-197217, 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.
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