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Plus using the cloud means using your network, which means either data usage worries or draining your battery.

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I'm not sure why people get so upset about the CPU. I'd rather have the quad. A low-clocked 8 core that only uses a slow (1.6 GHz Cortex A15) or even slower (1.2 GHz Cortex A7) quad at one time isn't as exciting to me as a full-time, modern 1.9 GHz (Krait) quad core. Your phone software isn't all that well threaded at this point, so you should want the fastest single cores that you can get so long as you can get more than one. It will deliver the best experience with most software, including the UI.
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Nope, me neither, Three Unlimited DAta for the win... but the battery drain is still an issue wink.gif
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I'm not sure why people get so upset about the CPU. I'd rather have the quad. A low-clocked 8 core that only uses a slow (1.6 GHz Cortex A15) or even slower (1.2 GHz Cortex A7) quad at one time isn't as exciting to me as a full-time, modern 1.9 GHz (Krait) quad core. Your phone software isn't all that well threaded at this point, so you should want the fastest single cores that you can get so long as you can get more than one. It will deliver the best experience with most software, including the UI.

The performance is bound to be similar, but the latest Exynos 5 chips outperform the Snapdragon S4 Krait's:

http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-5-dual-benchmarks-125134/

And games are multithreaded on Android and the OS is heavily multithreaded.
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I don't know about you guys but I don't spend the entire day staring at benchmarks on my phone, I like to use it for more productive things and I really don't care about synthetic numbers, especially on a phone. I barely play Angry Birds on my phone due to screen size. What does interest me is battery life. My S2 barely manages 6 hours of internet, music or video, which is irritating. If these phones are much better I'll get one of these in a year when prices have dropped to more affordable levels for me.
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More productive things..


Music, internet and video...


Productive things...


Internet...
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3. Yielding favorable or useful results; constructive.
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LTE this summer (though I've also been told October) for free, which most likely means also unlimited data on LTE! biggrin.gif

This is my sole reason for wanting to get a new phone before the end of my contract. I use my phone's wi-fi tethering for downloading large files biggrin.gif
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LTE this summer (though I've also been told October) for free, which most likely means also unlimited data on LTE! biggrin.gif

This is my sole reason for wanting to get a new phone before the end of my contract. I use my phone's wi-fi tethering for downloading large files biggrin.gif

I was told that they're moving from HSDPA to DC-HSDPA at the end of this month and 4G LTE testing now with full roll out not expected till this time next year.

You'll struggle to notice the difference between DC-HSDPA and LTE anyway.
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I was told that they're moving from HSDPA to DC-HSDPA at the end of this month and 4G LTE testing now with full roll out not expected till this time next year.

You'll struggle to notice the difference between DC-HSDPA and LTE anyway.

Yeah, I found some dubious stuff they'd posted though, claiming LTE was 15Mbit/s, well "UltraFast" as they're calling it. But my SGS3 doesn't have a DC-HSDPA modem anyway, so frown.gif
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More productive things..


Music, internet and video...


Productive things...


Internet...

I find reading my favourite websites, listening to music, taking a quick note or two on my phone far more productive than sitting and staring at benchmark numbers. If I am wrong and that's not the purpose of a phone please enlighten me. While we're at it I also haven't ran a benchmark on my PC in years, I assume that's also not a productive use of my CPU and GPU. Games, browsers, documents, etc. are all a waste of time, I should just sit and stare at Heaven all day rolleyes.gif
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