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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You can do pretty much everything on a mobile phone nowadays as well, it's just that the screen size isn't ideal for everyone. My smartphone is significantly more powerful and capable than some of my older PCs (harking back to the 80s).
    You must have a terribly old smartphone, since when did they have a quad core 1.5GHZ CPU back then. My smartphone is quicker than the latest iPads.
    I'm going to take this onto tangent.

    WHY in the blue hell do smartphones have quad core processors and two gigs or more of RAM?! What are you people doing? Running android or something?!
    I never understood why we need more processing power in phones. All I want us more battery life..I would give up power for that every day of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    You must have a terribly old smartphone, since when did they have a quad core 1.5GHZ CPU back then. My smartphone is quicker than the latest iPads.
    I'm going to take this onto tangent.

    WHY in the blue hell do smartphones have quad core processors and two gigs or more of RAM?! What are you people doing? Running android or something?!
    I never understood why we need more processing power in phones. All I want us more battery life..I would give up power for that every day of the week.
    I know right?! On a phone, I just want superior call quality, very long battery life, and video calling with superiority. Some apps can be still used, but there is LITERALLY NOTHING in any app market that would really require a quad core ARM processor. If you need to use Photoshop, use the proper device of which is a PC!

    Shoot, even Windows Phone doesn't even need a dual core processor. Comparing a Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7 and the 920 with Windows Phone 8, there hasn't been a significant improvement with the overall user experience, they're both smooth and slick regardless of processing power.

    I just want superior HD crystal clear call quality, very long all day and then some battery life, and video calling that makes me feel I'm with the physical person!! It's a phone, not a PC!
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  3. #23


    If my phone was 10 times slower and lasted twice as long on a charge, I would be very happy about it. My phone is almost instant in every single thing I do and I don't need that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I never understood why we need more processing power in phones. All I want us more battery life..I would give up power for that every day of the week.
    That's why I got rid on my smartphone and bought one that is much simpler, battery life is excellent and when I want to connect my tablet to the internet, I just tether it to the phone.
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    Some of you obviously don't understand smart phones. When I go on a trip, I can bring up Google Maps and pinpoint my position in an instant. I can see where all the petrol stations are, all the restaurants and all the hotels. When I find the hotel the number is there I touch it and I'm ringing the hotel. I can use it as a navigator with the car app on the HTC absolutely brilliant. The Navigator finds the satellites in an instant, much faster than my $400 Navman, and it looks better and is more accurate.

    If I get bored I can watch Adele singing in HiRes or watch a video on YouTube, get the latest weather reports in an instant from BOM. I suppose I could go on all day, but theses powerful smartphones are truly unbelievable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I never understood why we need more processing power in phones. All I want us more battery life..I would give up power for that every day of the week.
    That's why I got rid on my smartphone and bought one that is much simpler, battery life is excellent and when I want to connect my tablet to the internet, I just tether it to the phone.
    Oh, and I can also use it as a wireless Hotspot for my iPads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Some of you obviously don't understand smart phones. When I go on a trip, I can bring up Google Maps and pinpoint my position in an instant. I can see where all the petrol stations are, all the restaurants and all the hotels. When I find the hotel the number is there I touch it and I'm ringing the hotel. I can use it as a navigator with the car app on the HTC absolutely brilliant. The Navigator finds the satellites in an instant, much faster than my $400 Navman, and it looks better and is more accurate.

    If I get bored I can watch Adele singing in HiRes or watch a video on YouTube, get the latest weather reports in an instant from BOM. I suppose I could go on all day, but theses powerful smartphones are truly unbelievable.
    You don't need a quad core ARM processor for that, you don't even need a dual core processor for that. A single core ARM CPU can literally bode quite well for all of that, along with a good GPU as well for HD video playback. I know this as fact as I use a Windows Phone that runs a single core processor and half a gig of RAM. If it had a better GPU and a 720p display, all of what you listed can be easily achieved.

    Going from a Windows Phone with a single core CPU to a one with a dual core CPU, I've only noticed somewhat faster load times for recoded Windows Phone 8 apps, as well as being able to view 720p video. It's a nice improvement for sure, but ain't nobody going to be using a quad core for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Some of you obviously don't understand smart phones. When I go on a trip, I can bring up Google Maps and pinpoint my position in an instant. I can see where all the petrol stations are, all the restaurants and all the hotels. When I find the hotel the number is there I touch it and I'm ringing the hotel. I can use it as a navigator with the car app on the HTC absolutely brilliant. The Navigator finds the satellites in an instant, much faster than my $400 Navman, and it looks better and is more accurate.

    If I get bored I can watch Adele singing in HiRes or watch a video on YouTube, get the latest weather reports in an instant from BOM. I suppose I could go on all day, but theses powerful smartphones are truly unbelievable.
    You don't need a quad core ARM processor for that, you don't even need a dual core processor for that. A single core ARM CPU can literally bode quite well for all of that, along with a good GPU as well for HD video playback. I know this as fact as I use a Windows Phone that runs a single core processor and half a gig of RAM. If it had a better GPU and a 720p display, all of what you listed can be easily achieved.

    Going from a Windows Phone with a single core CPU to a one with a dual core CPU, I've only noticed somewhat faster load times for recoded Windows Phone 8 apps, as well as being able to view 720p video. It's a nice improvement for sure, but ain't nobody going to be using a quad core for that!
    Unfortunately when you start upping the resolution and colours that's where the extra power is needed, both in the CPU and GPU. It's easy enough to do anything in low resolution but you need lots of power for high resolution, that's why the iPad Mini is so crappy because of its low resolution.

    I've had both the HTC Desire and One X, believe me you need those quad cores on a big bright screen, unfortunately battery life does suffer. Although with very heavy use I can easily get a full day and a half, with moderate use 3 days and light use 4 days since the Jellybean upgrade.
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  9. #29


    I have been working with an iPad mini at work and I don't consider the display crappy.
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  10. #30


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    I'll stay with Razor (2006), and my horse Bill to get me home (he doesn't use GPS).
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