Originally Posted by Mazda 3s
I think you make valid points here. However, this thing has a next generation quad-core ARM design running at 1.7GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. For comparison, the iPhone 5 is dual-core, ~1GHz I believe with 1GB of RAM. It definitely has the horsepower. Also, it has a 2300 mAh battery compared to 1440 mAh for the iPhone 5. Qualcomm is also touting a lot of power savings with this new design and the ability to throttle or turn off cores. It's also 28nm versus 32nm for the A6.
I'm not saying that it will be perfect (no smartphone is), but I'm willing to give them benefit... for now.
I just get annoyed when people talk in absolutes
The number of cores and cycle speed of the ARM processor are meaningless when it comes to the display. Same goes with the amount of RAM here because we're not talking about GPU RAM and if we were a lot still has to do with the memory bandwidth. We're also talking about disparate OSes and, at least with Apple, a custom SoC which means that it can do more with less RAM which helps the battery life. Check out AnandTech's review of the iPad (3)
. He clearly shows what Apple did to the ASIC to make it push over 3 million pixels to the display well.
Now this LG only has 2 million pixels to push so it doesn't need the same range but it's closer to the iPad than to the iPhone so can it get away without having a 128-bit quad-channel memory controller?
Clearly it's possible to add a larger this and that but how does it affect the other components and the overall usability? I'm not a gamer but I know that you can alter the game resolution to make the frame rates better or worse. We also know that Apple increased the battery by about 70% over the iPad 2 so it could maintain about the same battery life as before. You say that it has a 2400 mAh battery but that means nothing in and of itself.
So what is the performance and battery life of this device? IOW, was it smart for them to go so high up so they could maintain a 1920x1080 display on a phone
? What is the cost for this one spec list item? My guess is that it won't be shown as a good trade off.
Yes, people should never talk in absolutes.