Originally Posted by steelbom
What's your problem? I worded my post very clearly to show that it's my opinion
that your average joe won't utilise a quad-core on a mobile OS. I didn't state it as a fact and you should be happy with that -- it is after all what you asked me to do last time.
I'm not getting into it either. I clearly stated my post was opinion (or at least I meant that part of it) for that very reason. Nevertheless I did say "aside from your technology enthusiast" which is a category you most definitely fall into.
Android uses all four cores, so even average Joe will use them. My problem is that you get stuck in an infinite loop on this "no-one will use them" idea, where it's not true down to how Android uses the cores. Android uses the cores regardless of apps and therefore they benefit everyone and everything.
Originally Posted by Miki
The whole crippled argument makes me laugh. You can go both ways.
The International Galaxy S III has a gig less RAM, and so it's RAM "crippled"..
The International lacks LTE, which means it's data "crippled"..
Let's see, have quad core phone, gain negligible performance gains, or get LTE, and gain significant data speed increase.
They are definitely data crippled, but the quad isn't negligible performance to be honest. They ARE utilised on all four cores by Android. Also, they have less RAM but don't score any worse on memory and I/O tests. That said, the GT-i9305 looks tempting, but only for the 2GB as I have zero interest in being price gouged by UK carriers on LTE. If my network (Three) has their AYCE data plan available on LTE, THEN I'll be interested but I highly doubt it. LTE over here is going to be price raped so hard whatever is left will be a mess.
Also, what kind of data caps do you have on LTE? Because my HSPDA is unmetered, so I'd rather have that than expensive LTE contracts and data caps, to be honest.
But yeah, It can go both ways, but I was mainly just talking about performance. It's a dual core that's ~ half the performance of the quad in benchmarks, therefore it's a gimped version of the Exynos version. I don't know why Zephik took that to heart but yeah. It's still a great phone and the differences real world are hardly notiable (for now anyway).Edited by Rubers - 10/18/12 at 3:17am