Originally Posted by Ellis
Ah, thanks for the explanation. I had it in my head that the S4 was going to be faster but I'd not properly understood about it using A15 cores versus A9 cores. Makes sense now.
That would be my main issue with getting the One X really - the fact that there are already Snapdragons out there beating it, and in 6 months or so (?) there'll be quad core Snapdragons crushing it.
The S4 doesn't use A15 cores, however generation wise they are the same.
processor tech generation wise (NOT performance):
S4 is to Cortex A15 as Cortex A15 is to Ti OMAP5
Tegra 3 is to Cortex A9 as Cortex A9 is to Ti OMAP4 or Apple A5 or Samsung Exynos or Tegra 2.
by the same logic, either an 8 core Tegra chip, or an A15 based Tegra chip could be out in 6 months or so.
Originally Posted by sepheroth003
Engadget has a review on the One S (Tegra 3) vs the One X (S4) with some benchmarks. Both are top tier and won't get outdated this year. Now that android can use GPU acceleration outside of apps, things should be silky smooth. Again that's what I'm banking on since I'm ditching the iPhone finally (have had 3 iPhones)
First off even gingerbread runs smoothly outside of apps even on older devices.
Next, the S is S4, and the X is Tegra.
and yea, I really don't see them being outdated any time soon. Even my single core S2 phone keeps up in all applications (save for intensive 3D games).