Akash, 11 May 2013I have always wondered how much close smartphones are getting to the PCs and laptops in terms ... moreJust tell me one thing. On which device the android jelly bean or any other was encoded..? Was it a google nexus.? Was it an S3. Or what..?? And remember Father always remains father. But his childs are obviously more stronger than him.
Although I understand the intricacies of this article, and to be honest I found it pretty informative. But being a person in the IT world, and one who has been around for quite a while to witness the different evolutions of platforms, I can today say the following: That all platforms have their limitations. The smartphone, phablet and tablet cannot hope to replace the Laptop and neither can the laptop ignore the importance of these platforms either, each platform has its strengths and weaknesses. The smartphone for example is getting more and more processing power, but unless it will one day come with at least a 14 inch screen, then the laws of physical size will keep it in the area of phones. In brief, today people will tailor make their options to their practical requirements, all based on their lifestyles. For example my line of work and lifestyle have taken me to opt for this route, a smartphone, a laptop and the PC which is in my office. So far I couldn't see why I should own a Tablet or even a phablet, but I have come to find that I could cover my professional productivity requirements using these 3 platforms. It's about making the right choices, today we have more choices than before, so we might as well use them smartly.
ANGELOG, 11 May 2013I think some of you are under estimating what's to come. In a couple of years everything will ... moreGoing by the words people like you told twenty years ago, I would be typing this reply sitting in Mars.
mixa, 11 May 2013Rename to SamsungArena already please.First you have to change your name to Samsung hater.
Its more like comparing a CB Twister with a CBR 1000RR (Fireblade)... Guess why?...Because both carry people, have two wheels, runs on petrol and runs forward only...Ohhh and yes both names starts with CB and ends with R. Also both are Hondas...WTH....Now tell me how to work with an excel sheet with 20Rows * 100 Columns of data, in your Octa- core Samsung Galaxy S4 or Quad Core HTC One, or how to make a presentation, that comes complete with animations, just like MS Powerpoint in any of these things? Dear friends, there is a lot more to IBM PCs (or Apple Macs for that matter), than just super high resolution screens, or video playback, or web browsing. Most of us use laptops not for running benchmarks, but for carrying out daily work which by the very purpose, needs an x86 machine. And our work needs applications not just apps... also, try playing a movie DVD in any of these superphones before jumping on to replace laptops with mobile phones.
samda, 11 May 2013What the article missed, though, is to mention the unique features and advantages of a smartph... moreHow laptop can replace smartphone:
I am comparing it to Dell XPS 15:
- telephone - Dude you can make calls by connection VOIP to lap
- camera - You have a front-facing cam in laptop
- GPS - You have google earth
- Wi-Fi hotspot - You have this as well. Download an app from net and make your laptop a wifi hotspot
- handheld gaming console - buy a joystick it's more fun
- personal training assistant - You've got this and bundle more
- voice-augmented personal digital assistant - Youve also this
- a medical diagnostic device - Youve also got this
- augmented reality device - Youve also got this
- remote camera - Youve also got this
- handheld e-book and e-magazine /PDF reader - lol you an i***
- handheld USB hosting device - - Youve also got this
- digital handheld note taking device - Youve also got this
- radio - Youve also got this
- NFC device - Youve also got this
- mini meteo station - Youve also got this
- remote control device - Youve also got this
- metal detector - Youve also got this
- handyman tool (ruler, water level etc) - Youve also got this
- remote camera - Youve also got this
Things what smartphone doesn't match:
-i7 processor(since they are comparing the best smartphone they should compare to best laptop)
-NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
-Silver Anodized Aluminum and 15.6" FHD 1080p Truelife -WLED Display and Skype-Certified HD Webcam
-High Definition Audio + Waves MaxxAudio® 4
2W x2 = 4W total
-Integrated slot load DVD-RW or Blu-ray Disc drive
-Glass integrated button touchpad with gesture suppor
-Magnesium palmrest with soft touch paint
-USB 3.0 (3, 1 w/Powershare), mini DisplayPort (1), HDMI (1), RJ-45 (1), 3-in-1 media card reader, headphone jack (1), headset jack (1), Kensington lock
-Height: 0.91" (23.2mm) / Width: 14.6" (371mm) / Depth 9.8" (249mm)
-There is almost everything you can do using a laptop
LAST BUT NOT LEAST FOR YOU P** BRAIN TO UNDERSTAND.. TO HAVE THE SMARTPHONE RUNNING... GUESS WHAT YOU NEED OS???? AND WHERE DO YOU DEVELOP IT PC/LAPTOP NOT SMARTPHONE...
Hats off to one of the most interesting articles i have ever read in this site ( pureview shootouts and others ) .
But i really wished if the article was abit longer.
Here are the things that tablet needs to offer, to blow the laptop out of the competition :
- optimised design, productive and engineering programs .
- multiplayer games via dual usb playstation controllers ( ex: realfootball)
i only bought laptop to store my contents and for professional programs.
Something fishy about this comparison...
What are the specs of the Yoga? is it a Core-I CPU?
Nooo way a mobile SoC(ARM) could come anywhere close to an Intel Core-I CPU currently. its just not possible.
They can barely match older Core Duo processors...
Maybe in the future, but not now.
when the storage and gpu capability matches laptops then their dead
Hahaha...this article had me laughing...clearly the dumbass who wrote this article doesn't know shit about laptops. Some simple reasons why this article is flawed :
1) Latop chosen
So, you compare the world's most powerful phone against a mediocre laptop, huh? And the laptop still comes out on top. Wonder what would happen if you compared the S4 with one of the more powerful laptops say, a Macbook Pro? Or better yet, a gaming laptop like Alienware M17XR4 or SagerNP9370?
2) Battery test
This one had me laughing my ass out. I'll just say one word : Experience. Is really browsing for 7 hours on a 5 inch screen a better browsing experience than browsing on a 13 inch screen for 5 hours? Is watching movies on a 5 inch screen for 7 hours a better movie experience than watching movies on a 13 inch screen for 4 hours?
The answer is no and no. It is stupid to compare battery life when your actual experience is inferior. To put it simply, does quantity really trump over quality?
3) Gaming experience
The less said in this department, the better for smartphones. When it comes to graphics, controls and gameplay, laptops beat the shit out of smartphones. As for anyone arguing about being able to play games for longer, *sigh* please fuck off. Any hardcore gamer doesn't give shit about the battery life as compared to the game graphics.
I am not blind to the advantages of smartphones and as far as that is concerned, there are two primary advantages of smartphones, portability and camera. Laptops come nowhere close in terms of portability and in the camera department, laptops seem to have a lot of catching up to do. However, these two categories aside, smartphones do not come close to the performance of laptops.
In conclusion, this article was nothing short of absolute rubbish. Had this article been about the evolution of smartphones over the years, I would have enjoyed it very much. But the fact that laptops have clearly not been compared properly incensed me. GSMArena team should continue writing smartphone and tablet articles and stay away from the world of laptop reviewing.
P.S. : Despite this poorly written article, GSMArena team is the one of the best reviewers when it comes to smartphones or laptops. So GSMArena, please continue the great work you're doing, bringing us live updates of the events in the mobile world and smartphone reviews.
To say that smartphone can replace laptop or desktop, it's impossible. In some ways..yeah. I still prefer to read pdf..,social facebook, browse internet...blah blah..over my Note 2.
Oh and, have to say that this was a pretty darn great piece of writing.
Perfectly concise yet rich and creative, with spot on dose of humour and figures.
Combined with the subject, this article is a classic.
I wouldn't let this guy go if i were you, GSMArena :)
What the article missed, though, is to mention the unique features and advantages of a smartphone.
I know that wasn't the point of it, but rather a discussion on how much it can replace a laptop.
But still, for the sake of mention, I'll do it.
So, a smartphone can serve as a:
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- handheld gaming console
- personal training assistant
- voice-augmented personal digital assistant
- a medical diagnostic device
- augmented reality device
- remote camera
- handheld e-book and e-magazine /PDF reader
- handheld USB hosting device
- digital handheld note taking device
- NFC device
- mini meteo station
- remote control device
- metal detector
- handyman tool (ruler, water level etc)
- remote camera
I'd bet that what Asus thought when they came up with the Padfone. Just like windows phone though overpricing kills. I'm still waiting for that 15.6 Android tablet. Call it a home pad and give it a kickstand. Asus?
Smartphones or Tablets are just good for using the things which are created by Laptops or PCs!
I mean you can't professionally create a movie or edit a picture or create 3D object and print it with 3D Printer or create software on Smartphone or Tablet ! instead you can use your smartphone or tablet to demonstrate those things which are created by laptops or PCs !
Oh man I can hardly believe how much you nailed it with this article.
It perfectly summons up my thoughts on the matter.
I personally, have ditched my desktop computer, transferred all my data on 64gb flash sticks, and am now using my phone(Galaxy S3) as my only computing device.
I just see no enough reasons to invest in a new laptop when I'm using a phone 90 percent of the time.
I'll rather wait for the Note 3, sell my phone and then invest my money in that, knowing that I have a truly a bleeding edge device that can cover 95% of my needs.
I mean read what a Note 1 was capable of:
BTW, what's with the battery test data??
They are way different than in your dedicated S4's battery test.
Anonymous, 11 May 2013On mobile screens no, but you can dock them on a larger screen/KB combo and do your serious wo... moreWhy need to attach when laptop has everything?? How much do you wanna spend your money to buy accessories after spent $650 or more for smartphone. You can get good laptop for that amount of price that can be used for 3-4 years or maybe more years.
Dr.Kushal Parikh, 11 May 2013Days NOT too far when fruit is the only thing left to be named apple..!Good comment :)
there's a huge difference between smartphones and laptops so comparisons shouldnt be made.
i prefer using laptops web browsing, games, office work, watching movies, etc.
i use my smart phone for calls, texts, on the go web browsing, some movie and picture taking.
you do things on one because that is what is meant for