Originally Posted by Gigatel
It's not the same thing at all. If it was, there wouldn't be reports on it. When I overclock my PC, I see those results system wide. Android oems are "overclocking" their phones ONLY when benchmarks run to skew results on review sites and they don't tell you about it.
I see your point. But I have used benchmarks to see what kind of performance boost I get when OCing the processor of a phone, so I disagree that it's completely pointless.
I'm also in the minority of Android users that takes advantage of things like ROMS to fully customize my phone and CPU profiles to get the best performance/battery life out of my phone as well.
Overall I like my android phone because I enjoy tinkering with it. I like knowing the fact that once it is 2 years old, at the point where most phones on other OSs will start lagging behind and performance becomes a problem because software is developed for faster phones, I'll still have plenty of options as far as overclocking and custom OSs are concerned. I like having a 2 year old phone running faster, smoother, and a newer version of an OS than the phone that is just coming out is running. I did it a long time with my Fascinate and loved it.