Originally Posted by pcfoo
So, we've established as a fact that those Snapdragon SoCs can overclock / boost on demand for 20-25% MOAR POWA...
Can we now have custom ROMs or (why not) factory mods that let us choose between maximum battery efficiency (downclocking even) / balanced (guess what it does now by default) / maximum performance / "plugged in carnage" ?
Something like what we get with laptops running Windows?
You can do that with Overclocked Kernels
& Kernel controllers like Trickster Mod
which allows you to adjust CPU/GPU Governors modes. ROMs themselves allow you to Overclock/undervolt/underclock as well.
My Nexus 7 running a 1.9Ghz/450mhz OC(stock is 1.5Ghz/400mhz).
Originally Posted by Wattser93
I can't be bothered to consume media on a small phone, and can't be bothered to drag around a tablet for browsing the internet while at school. The Note 2 allows me to carry around "half of a tablet" that's big enough for light media consumption like OCN and reddit, but is pocketable enough that carrying it around everywhere isn't a problem.
Yes, Touchwiz is garbage, but that's what custom ROMs are for. I ran a 4.1.2 Touchwiz based custom ROM for awhile that suited me well and was pretty good, and have just gone to a 4.3 build that is fantastic. In my opinion, buying an android phone and not playing around with custom ROMs is missing out on half of the fun.
The Phablet vs Phone+Tablet argument depend on personal usage scenarios. For me, I don't browse the Internet on the move that much, when I do need to browse I either have my Tablet/Laptop/Desktop available. When/Where I do need to browse internet/watch videos a tablet is not hassle to carry.
I agree Custom ROMs are nice to have(myself runs a CM10.2(4.3) ROM on my Nexus 7), there is also the issue of rooting & unlocking a carrier model. For example, the AT&T July update for GS4 broke root and the new exploit don't have a custom recovery to go with it thus killing the custom ROM route for that phone. I prefer to have a nice stock experience to fall back on in case the rooting/unlocking don't go well or the custom ROMs don't work well.Edited by sherlock - 10/1/13 at 5:11pm