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post #11 of 113
Unless they do something about their UI I won't be buying a Samsung phone. Every single one I've owned, S2, S3 and S4 all are pretty quick when you turn it on for the first time just they just get slower and slower over time. I have beenusing my Z1 since October and it hasn't shown a single sign of slowing or even a hiccup. I have NEVER had that with a Samsung phone. They just put too much "crap" on the phones.

Note that I put "pretty" quick for a brand new fresh phone. My Z1 was stupid snappy and still is three months later. I cannot use my phone at work but I plug it in every 3-4 days. Just sayn.
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Nice if this is true, I've had no need to upgrade from my Galaxy S2 and I'm kinda getting the upgrade itch
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post

more pixels means the gpu must work harder which means more power drain and less fps in games while any perceivable improvements regarding pixel density is a placebo effect

You couldn't have said it better! What's the point in slapping on 1440p on a 5" screen? No matter how much they increase the pixel density, the icons would not still literally pop out of the screen, or are they hoping to magically get 3D by increasing the resolution? tongue.gif

It's just a waste, and a way to get people to shell out their cash. How about they work more on the software? Or maybe even figure out a way to reduce power draw without sacrificing performance too mcuh. I'll rather have a phone that works for 2 days without charging, than a 1440p phone that requires you charge it every 4 hours of heavy usage... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I have an S3 and I'm wondering why anyone would need more power / a better screen than this. I mean, this thing works / looks fantastic and phones aren't for games so whats the point?

*head scratch*
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post #15 of 113
This looks like a decent upgrade over my galaxy S3

From what I heard snapdragon 805 comes with new GPU called Adreno 420
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DoomDash View Post

I have an S3 and I'm wondering why anyone would need more power / a better screen than this. I mean, this thing works / looks fantastic and phones aren't for games so whats the point?

*head scratch*

I have an S3 too, and i just got an Xperia z1 to replace it. The s3 is a good phone but the camera kinda sucks...
Edited by Yungbenny911 - 1/14/14 at 4:41am
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I have an S3 and I'm wondering why anyone would need more power / a better screen than this. I mean, this thing works / looks fantastic and phones aren't for games so whats the point?

*head scratch*

I wonder the same having used a Nexus 4 as a work phone for a while. Why on Earth would anyone need better specs than that, let alone an S3?
   
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I like that high res phones have influenced the res of laptops being released today. Lets hope it continues. Honestly tho, 4k on a 5-6" phone would be nuts, but again, it makes it more a "standard" and allows for laptops to get the tech as well. thumb.gif
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I don't think we'll see 2160p on a smartphone or tablet for a while. It's a lot of pixels, which means more powerful backlight and more work for the GPU. Not that there's a GPU that could really run many (if any) games on it with 30 FPS at that resolution.
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post

and better dac (like wolfson wm8994)
Unfortunately Samsung cannot just invest $0.5 more per IC, get better sound and call it a day.

A specific chip is not going to save the signal chain if the design choices and layout are not carefully made, even if they had a good spec sheet. A good chip in a bad PCB is bad sound. There are some amazing "cheap" products that perform measurably and audibly well despite not having a fancy X-Sabre or similar DAC chips. Many marketing teams want to mislead you from this truth by quoting the performance of the DAC chip straight off the spec sheet, instead of measuring the actual performance of the specific DUT (device under test), which further reinforces the misconception that the chip is the only thing that matters.

In reality you would get amazing performance off most chips the circuitry didn't pick up interference from somewhere and there was a good enough amplification stage, which most phones lack.


And yeah, other than upgrades like larger camera aperture, OIS, better sensor, better speakers/headphone output.. I don't see how phones could get much better (being a non-gamer when it comes to phones). Screen resolutions are already redundantly good, size is okay and my LG Optimus 4X HD is more than fast enough.
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