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post #111 of 170
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post

Quite an impressive phone. But what's the deal with the benchmarks? How is it that the iPhone 5s always comes out on top except the 3Dmark physics test where it absolutely falls apart against the quad-core phones? If we assume perfect scaling in the physics test, 2 of those 801 cores at their normal frequency should match the 2 A7 cores. Yet in other tests the A7 comes out on top by a good margin. Are those benchmarks simply not in native code?

because the A7 is still the fastest SoC on the planet.

just because it has 2 cores doesn't mean it's slower than 4 cores.

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post #112 of 170
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I am not sure how useful a pulse reader is on a phone?

It's a gimmick just like the air gesture/view was on the S4. People use them a few times and then they become old.
post #113 of 170
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because the A7 is still the fastest SoC on the planet.
just because it has 2 cores doesn't mean it's slower than 4 cores.

A7 has faster GPU. CPU is lower.
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post #114 of 170
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because the A7 is still the fastest SoC on the planet.
just because it has 2 cores doesn't mean it's slower than 4 cores.

You literally didn't even read what I wrote.
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I'm still happy with my iPhone 5. tongue.gif

so is my roommate, and I make fun of him for it XD I can't stand iOS personally. I think my next upgrade is the HTC One M8. Galaxy phones are nice 'n all, but I could use something more durable.
post #116 of 170
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because the A7 is still the fastest SoC on the planet.
just because it has 2 cores doesn't mean it's slower than 4 cores.

Nice joke...
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post #117 of 170
I ended up going with the LG G2.
It's cheaper, still has a pretty nice camera and it's almost as fast (can be overclocked to match speeds).
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post #118 of 170
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so is my roommate, and I make fun of him for it XD I can't stand iOS personally. I think my next upgrade is the HTC One M8. Galaxy phones are nice 'n all, but I could use something more durable.

Until someone makes a note competitor I am afraid I will be getting the galaxy note 4.

HTC really doesnt get it. Your ultra pixel camera fails....

They got everything else right though
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post #119 of 170
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Until someone makes a note competitor I am afraid I will be getting the galaxy note 4.

HTC really doesnt get it. Your ultra pixel camera fails....

They got everything else right though

There's a thread on XDA where people post up pics they took with the M8, and besides some noise in low lighting, I honestly don't think they were bad at all. Then again I don't necessarily care about having a great camera on a phone.
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Originally Posted by bencher View Post

HTC really doesnt get it. Your ultra pixel camera fails....
Engadget disagrees:
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All told, ISOCELL improves Samsung's imaging quality, but the results aren't quite as good when compared to the One M8, Lumia 1020 and iPhone 5s. I'm not saying nighttime images on the GS5 are horrid -- they're still perfectly usable in most cases -- but the performance just isn't up to par with other devices that have popped up on the market in the past year. Simply put, most night shots appear darker and noisier.

Also, from M7 to M8 was a bigger update than the S5 is from S4. thumb.gif
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