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Benchmark Apparently Points to New 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon Processor

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The smartphone industry is never standing still. It continues to grow daily and there are companies that push forward, innovate, and break bounds with their products. Qualcomm is a major player in the mobile processor game, with the Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips powering today’s top tier devices such as the American variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3, HTC One, LG G2, and the list can go on and on. 

In a recently recovered benchmark from AnTuTu, Qualcomm appears to be working on a revised Snapdragon chip (MSM8084), a 2.5GHz quad-core variant, featuring a beefy Adreno 420 GPU. The current Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) is ran at 2.3GHz and features the Adreno 320 GPU. It’s some great silicon, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement.

Naturally, there is no word on when we could see this chip launch inside of a device, but it’s always exciting to know that our smartphones will be even more powerful down the road. More power with less juice consumption would be ideal, but we will have to wait and see what Qualcomm delivers.

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Via: PocketNow

  • Francis Short Jr

    14 nm?

  • googlephone

    Let me translate for your guys: CPU frequency maximum value 300MHZ, CPU frequency minimum value 2496MHZ. What a joke!!! You trust in this picture?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I really try to say away from articles like these because of how heavily i defend the Moto X. I know more power CAN mean more possibilities. Besides pixels and graphics what task do I do that so requires so much power? Who’s editing video on a 5 inch screen? State your name.

  • jt

    It’s very important to remember that specs aren’t everything. just like benchmarks. I’m very unbiased in the phone market. If anything, I’d say I’m biased towards android. My most recent phones have been an S3, S4, iPhone 5, and now the 5s. What’s important to remember is software is a big part. The S4 was much more powerful on paper than my 5s, but my 5s certainly runs smoother and both cameras are better, despite them technically being worse on paper. Not as many cool features, but it’s true. If anyone is wondering why I switched to the iPhone, it was purely for all the social aspects like iMessage. Unfortunately, not all of my friends are going to switch to a third party app that works cross platform, and I’m happy with my decision. Although it did pain me to be shelling out the same full retail cost for a 5s as it would be for a Note 3. Every bone in my body told me no, but the Note 3 just can’t meet my needs socially, and that is most important to me, communicating with my friends. It’s what I do all day and is 90 percent of my usage.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Awesome! All that power that NO PHONE needs… Does any phone ever actually utilize all four cores? This is ridiculous. The Optimus G on a 1.5ghz processor had absolutely no lag and ran everything perfectly fine. Even on Eco mode. Just finding ways to make you pay more for something you’ll never actually need to use.

  • Andrew T Roach

    2.5ghz quad core?

    Were seeing better performance from Bay Trail and Apple’s A7 running at half the clock speed and half the cores.

    Qualcomm needs to work on its architecture again. More cores and more clock speed is the wrong direction to head.

  • Dave

    Screw benchmarks, how is this going to compare to everyday use to a 1.5-1.8 ghz…my guess is faster but not enough to convert into full retail upgrades.

  • chris125

    Moar POWER!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

  • Kishan

    I am smelling Nexus 6 already :-)

  • Skittlez

    it features the adreno 330, not 320

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    What!? That means my G2 won’t be the baddest of the bad for much longer. So sad.
    Buyers remorse in 3..2..1..

    Ah well, I love this phone. Bring it on Qualcomm…

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      you’re G2 isnt the baddest of the bad as it stands…that belongs to the Note 3

  • anon

    Its the Snapdragon 1000. I worked the Qualcomm booth at EA gaming convention in LA this year. They had unknown devices running it on tablets.

  • Godzilla

    It’ll be in the Moto X………………of 2020.

    • Pedro

      per Sarge?

  • NorCalGuy

    Are all 4 core even being used yet? Seeing as almost no apps or games pull all 4 cores into use at the same time.

  • Simon Belmont

    Actually the GPU in the Snapdragon 800 is an Adreno 330. Not Adreno 320.

    Either way, it’ll be a beast. Pretty cool.

  • DavinFelth

    You mean the phone I just bought is obsolete already? /shocked ;)

  • Michael

    MOARRR COREZZZ!!!

  • Kyle

    Nexus 5 = obsolete! JK, I’ll still buy it.

  • shamatuu

    Probaly be in the note 4

    • Danny Dodge

      Are you kidding? The note 4 will have a totally new generation of chip beyond snap800 lol not just a. 2ghz boost :) imagine the power the note 4 will have… The 3 is already a beast! Hell, even the note 2 is a monster.

      • nb

        And Samsung will pack so much useless bloaty crap into that it’ll still find a way to lag.

        • Danny Dodge

          Possibly, TW is made for Gingerbread and will always lag until they redesign it to work with 4.X and therefore only have the running features in the ram rather than all the features all the time, which is senseless…
          To be fair the Note 3 doesn’t seem to lag from what I’ve heard, but still, only half of 3gb ram free = baaaad lol

  • James_75

    Yeah but does it have the 64 pieces?

  • john parrino

    Is this a sponsored post or what?

    • Ian Smith

      the writing & content bring absolutely nothing to the table either

  • Guest

    Yeah but does it have the 64 prices?

  • Michael Pahl

    Would love to see this thing park all three extra cores, and ramp down to 300mhz while the phone is idle. that’d be great.

  • Walter Partlo

    Wow, the moto X is really mid range now. ;)

    • Adrynalyne

      Moar faster hardware….because software optimization is a lost art.

    • Maxim∑

      No its high end. Seems like Motorola/Google and Apple are the only ones who remeber software optimization is important. But don’t worry this will be in the Galaxy S5 along with the benchmark booster

      • Dave12308

        With Moto’s track record on getting updates out, the LAST thing they need to do is rely on software optimization. Moto isn’t even capable of keeping NORMAL Android devices updated. And decent software or not, you can’t charge top of the line prices for midrange hardware.

        • Adrynalyne

          You seem to have forgotten that they are now owned by Google. By the way, yeah you can charge top of the line prices for midrange hardware. Look no further than Apple for that. Their prices NEVER drop unless a new model comes out.

          Don’t even get me started on their laptops and desktops.

          • mustbepbs

            And even now Apple is bucking that trend. They dropped the iPhone 5 for the 5C instead of dropping the 5 down.

          • Cowboydroid

            720p display is mid-range. My Galaxy Nexus has 720p. The MotoX is mid-range hardware with optimized software. There is literally nothing innovative about the hardware.

          • Droidzilla

            I couldn’t care less about 720pvs 1080p on anything less than 32″.

          • Adrynalyne

            This.

            This, this, this!

            The marketing monkeys have brainwashed people to think that even small screens suck without super high resolution.

          • Paul Hansen

            Agreed. I just made a couple more points eluding to this a moment ago as well.

          • Cowboydroid

            I care a lot about my 1200p Nexus 7. Way better to look at than the 800p Nexus 7. But you go ahead and opt for that 600p Asus Memo Pad. Because you don’t care about resolution on anything less than 32″.

          • Droidzilla

            I don’t recall saying I don’t care about resolution, but that I don’t care about the difference between 720p and 1080p. Most of the improvements we like from one screen to the next have more to do with screen tech than resolution anyway.

          • Pedro

            Have you seen the Nexus 10?
            It’s awesome.
            Hint: It’s less than 32″.

          • Droidzilla

            I’ve seen plenty of 1080p mobile devices. I think screen tech makes far more of a difference than resolution.

          • instinct

            just wait until you use a phone with 1080p and go back to 720p. Whenever I use my GF’s S4, it’s obviously it’s a much better screen than my S3 and a much MUCH better screen than my old Galaxy Nexus. Of course it has better color as well.. but you can tell it’s so much clearer.

            Edit: Also, you are looking at your small mobile devices at a much closer range than a television.. it’s especially helpful when reading text.

          • Droidzilla

            S3 and S4 are pen-tile, so the resolution is not up to snuff with a non-pentile counterpart. In essense, pen-tile 720p is not as clear as a non-pentile 720p (like one of the nicer IPS+ units). A non-pentile 720p in a 5″ screen is pretty much the same as a non-pentile 1080p. Like I said, display tech counts for a lot.

          • Joe

            Then you can’t see. Look at the G2 and the Moto X. Night and day difference.

          • Droidzilla

            Again, how much of that is due to the difference between screen techs? LG makes some incredible IPS+ LCD displays.

          • Adrynalyne

            Nothing eh?

            I guess you don’t know much about the MotoX then.

            Display is 720p. 1080p is stupid on a 4.7 inch display anyway. Right up there with OMGZ, gimme moar cores!

          • Cowboydroid

            So stupid that almost every manufacturer is using it on their new devices! Those stupid manufacturers! They are so stupid!

          • Adrynalyne

            They do it because they know fools will buy it because moar = better to people who don’t know any better.

            I can tell you that the most successful smartphone in the world doesn’t use it. What does that tell you?

            It tells me that marketing has brainwashed people.

          • jimbob

            Wait, marketing by those who produce phones with 1080 screens, or marketing by companies like Apple who don’t. but who still convince people that what their company provides is what a user truly needs.

            Its odd to argue that one company uses marketing to brainwash but that others who pour just as much money into marketing and who highlight their product as the best do not. Its all brainwashing. Why is Bud Light the highest selling beer? Why do people pay huge premiums for Tide? Apple, Moto, Google, Sammy, Microsoft, etc, etc, etc all brainwash through marketing.

          • Adrynalyne

            The point of my comment is that marketing is a bunch of nonsense brainwashing. These companies are convincing their customers that they must have things like 1080p on a small screen (but lets make it pentile and cheat them!), instead of 720p.

            To quote myself:

            “I can tell you that the most successful smartphone in the world doesn’t use it. What does that tell you?”

            –It tells me that marketing has convinced them otherwise, the same that others do for 1080p.

            No matter how you look at it, this is all marketing hogwash meant to sell products. As a consumer, if you can look past the bias, you can see the truth for yourself, and not what these companies want you to believe.

            Anyone who says they can tell a difference between 720p non-pentile and 1080p pentile on a 4.7-5 inch screen in real world usage (not a damn magnifying glass) is being disingenuous.

          • jimbob

            I got you, just playing a little devil’s advocate. Most of what any of us want/buy is driven by marketing that has had cumulative effects over the years. I work in marketing and I try my hardest to see past all of the crap, but I still sometime fall victim to it and realize later. Totally on board with what you are saying regarding screen tech and software optimization.

          • Paul Hansen

            Tide doesn’t F**K up my washing machine like the costco brand. Just sayin.

          • Droidzilla

            Yes, every OEM started making VHS instead of Betamax because VHS was so superior, right? And SUVs are so much better for most people than minivans which is why so many are made, right? OEMs cater to the market, and if the market is pushing for m04r geebees or resolution or whatever that’s what OEMs will do. I really like the direction Moto went in with the X; smarter use of hardware instead of simply higher specs. I actually prefer 720p to 1080p in a 5″ screen because the difference is not detectable in daily use (arguably any reasonable use) and it gets better GPU performance and battery life. That said, I’ll still buy a Nexus 5 sight unseen even though it’ll probably have 1080p. If I were on Verizon, though, I would be taking a very VERY hard look at the Moto X.

          • LionStone

            Do we really know the battery efficiency difference with 720 vs 1080p? How much is it?

          • Droidzilla

            I don’t really know; probably not as much as the difference between LCS and OLED, I bet. However, the GPU difference is, if I recall correctly, significant. I certainly wouldn’t trade some graphics performance to go from 720p to 1080p.

          • LionStone

            I hear you, yea I think it may be kind of small overall and there again, when I’m watching movies,etc on the N7 or playing Asphalt 8 on my DNA, it friggin rips and I don’t see performance drop, in fact its great. However I know the benchmarks probably say otherwise regarding the GPU drop.

          • Droidzilla

            I’d like to see them start doing more with mobile gaming; pushing the GPUs a bit harder. They’re not as PS3 levels just yet, but they could be.

          • Adrynalyne

            Even if it is only like 5%, it adds up.

            If you save 5% by going to dual core, 5% on the screen, 5% on software optimization, and 5% on using low powered cores for certain tasks (it is probably more), you have now saved 20% battery life over your competitors, for similar performance.

            Those are made up percentages, but the MotoX has incredible battery life for the size of battery it has, so little bits here and there make a difference.

          • LionStone

            Absolutely, all those % add up and matter more to those with smaller batteries, like my DNA’s 2020mah. Yea I really like the Moto X and may still get an Ebony or Bamboo one, but the Nexus 5 is next on my list! :-)

          • Pedro

            VHS – Betamax battle?
            pr0n was the judge.

          • Paul Hansen

            And that age-old cost issue.

          • Cowboydroid

            Wow. Analogy fail.

          • Jonathan Isenberg

            Even more cores in a SOC is largely unnecessary because 90% of the Android OS isn’t programmed for anything more than one or two cores.

            You’re wasting battery life by keeping those additional cores up and running, even if you scale them back.

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah, that was my point :)

          • Dave12308

            With chipsets such as the S4 Pro making up the midrange nowadays, one could even say the X is a low-end device. Not bargain basement low-end, but CERTAINLY nothing exciting whatsoever.

          • Adrynalyne

            No other low, mid, or even high end has the custom soc that Moto uses.

            You are comparing apples to oranges.

          • cheese

            the moto x is using a msm8960 SoC. last gen compared to the msm8974

          • Adrynalyne

            Custom soc…why are you not reading what I posted?

            Nobody bitched about the Note II selling as a flagship device, despite having a REALLY old GPU in it.

            Why is this even an issue now?

          • Jonathan Isenberg

            720p may be considered mid range, but for a phone of Moto X’s size, it is more than adequate. 1080p on a phone will always be overkill in my opinion.

            In fact, I see 1080p as completely unnecessary. In a lot of cases, it slows a phone down considerably to have to push all of those extra pixels.

          • LionStone

            I disagree. I do not see the S4Pro in the DNA or Nexus 7HD with their 1080p screens, “slows a phone down considerably to have to push all of those extra pixels.”

          • Adrynalyne

            Which brings up another point.

            If we can no longer tap hardware to the point of slowdown even at 1080p, then why are we still pushing hardware faster and faster, instead of working on software optimizations and getting better battery life, user experience, and performance that way? This spec war is getting ridiculous.

            The MotoX may not be the answer, but it is a start.

          • LionStone

            Good question, I know there are battery optimizations with Snapdragons and I believe they are pushing the hardware to match the future data speeds, LTE-A (up to 100mbps). The only phones that will handle those speeds are these high powered ones.

            I can really dig the MotoX and what it did custom wise. I ran it for a bit in the store and that thing is snappy and tight! I do believe it hits all those marks you mention and even more will cause other Android manufacturers to pause about their processor development and software optimization.

          • hkklife

            Well, keep in mind that the Nexus 7 2013 has more thermal headroom and is more of an underclocked Snapdragon 600 (Krait 300 core) instead of last year’s older S4 Pro (Krait 200 core) that the DNA has, so it’s likely have a bit more performance in CPU-heavy tasks. Now, all that said, I think 1080P is a fine spec to “settle” on (at least for screens below 10″ in size) and focus on optimizations for smoothness, UI, battery life etc.

            Heck, I’d like to see 1080P become the new standard for laptops, tablets and phone displays. It still kills me how there are $1400+ PC ultrabooks being sold with crummy TN 720P panels yet you can get a 1080P IPS smartphone for “free” on contract or a $200 tablet with an IPS panel.

          • Danny Dodge

            It does when running graphically intensive apps/games but not during normal use. It is the huge downside to my 3rd gen ipad …

          • Jonathan Isenberg

            You may not see that slowing in every day use. Look at the benchmarks and some of the better games out there though.

            Anyone can tell you that when you have less to display (720p), there is less power required to put the image to the screen.

            Also, if the OS is programmed correctly (which it’s not when it comes to most of the manufacturer flavors of Android), a 720p will almost always net you better battery life.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            I’m sorry but 720p is not adequate. I can immediately tell the difference and distinguish individual pixels even on 1080p screens. I don’t know if I am abnormal but 720p screens look awful to me.

          • Jonathan Isenberg

            Sure, you can see the pixels, but not like you could before a couple of generations ago.

            Personally, I would rather take the advantage of having a greater chance at an all around smoother user experience and markedly better battery life.

          • Paul Hansen

            As someone who owns a GS4 and a Droid MAXX I can honestly say that the difference is zero without magnification. Honestly the MAXX display performs better in sunlight which is far more important to me and it draws less power both physically and computationally due to the lower resolution.

          • Dave12308

            I doubt Google’s involvement is going to have ANY effect, as they have already vowed to operate as separate entities.

            As for Apple, there’s no way you could call their CURRENT hardware (iPhone 5S) midrange. The simple fact that it is the first 64-bit mobile SoC available already makes it high-end.

            Moto X is last year’s dual-core Snapdragon with this year’s GPU. It is midrange for sure. And only getting moreso.

          • Adrynalyne

            Read what I said again about Apple. You clearly misunderstood the first time.

            Moto X is like no other phone on the market. Dual core vs Quad core doesnt mean a dang thing when you consider they they are using additional cores for other tasks instead of letting them idle.

            Two cores that get used and two additional cores for separate functions, vs. quad core with two cores that get used and the others do…nothing 99% of the time.

            You can call it last year vs this year, etc, but it is a custom hardware setup that is unlike anything out there and more importantly, it is functional instead of a spec war byproduct.

          • master94

            64 bit is useless without 4Gb of ram

          • chris125

            except apple even with their “midrange” hardware does as well and in many cases better than these quad core phones with 2+gb of ram.Moto x is mid range, it is optimized so it runs smooth but there is no way around it the hardware is no where near high end. Not to mention they still do not have 4.3 so what does that really say about being owned by google? Plus Google said they are keeping moto running like a separate company.

          • Adrynalyne

            So what you are saying is, Apple gets a pass due to software optimization, but Moto doesn’t?

            Talk about a double standard.

          • chris125

            No i was saying apple isn’t mid range hardware by any means. The GPU has always been one of the best in apple devices and even the “dual core” cpu still goes toe to toe with the quad core android devices out there

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah and Moto’s dual core also goes toe to toe in anything you can actually perceive yourself.

            Hell, Apple is ram anemic. How mid-range of them!

            If you say its ok because it runs fine on it,….I’ll laugh.

          • chris125

            Well in that case WP is also “ram anemic” yet even the cheapest lowest spec WP devices run better than the highest spec’d android devices. I never said the moto dual core doesn’t. I just said the cpu and gpu aren’t “high end” and yeah all the extra cores help but still don’t make it high end on the hardware front. Different and maybe start a trend toward it, but nothing really ground breaking by any means. And don’t even get me started on that awful camera.

            And where did I say its ok because it runs fine? I’m not sure what you are reading, but you still missed the point that the gpu and cpu in apple devices perform with the snapdragon800 and exynos of android which fall under the “high end”

          • Adrynalyne

            And in 9 months, when they are ousted by newer hardware, they will still be sold with high end prices and treated like a high end device, even though they are not.

            You are just labeling things, and it is irrelevant.

          • chris125

            Well yeah that comes with the territory of releasing one phone a year. The same can’t be said about android as a new processor/phone comes out every other month. You may think it’s irrelevant but it really isn’t. But there is no getting through to you. I’m not saying the moto x isn’t a solid device, I really like the device. But it is mid range.

          • Adrynalyne

            Call it midrange, I don’t care.

            Midrange hardware device with a high end user experience.

            Midrange hardware != Midrange device, because hardware is only part of the equation.

          • Andrew T Roach

            Dont get too hung up about it man. You’re right.

            I love Android. But Apple and to a lesser extent Motorola (Google) is getting the formula right by optimizing software for superior performance without increasing core count or power draw. Its the only way you can fit performance into a compact package.

            Why do you think every Snapdragon 800 device has a gigantic footprint and an ever increasing battery capacity. The 800 hasn’t made it into a device under 5 inches at all and its for a reason.

          • Joe

            Stop getting all butthurt about people saying the X has mid-range hardware. Frankly, your argument sucks because you’re assertion is that “it’s good enough”, not that it is equivalent to other company’s flagship devices.

          • Adrynalyne

            Butt hurt?

            Stop getting butt hurt that I don’t agree with you, boy.

            Pot, meet kettle.

            Your argument sucks that moar corez and moar gigahurtz makes a better device.

          • Leonardo Rojas

            Oh I wished every OEM could build HD screen versions of their flag ships.. I definitely agree with you; 1080p for an smartphone’s small screen is overkill. HD res shouldn’t be taken as an inferior tier indicator.

            I compared my Razr i’s 540 x 960 res screen to the S4′s in browsing view where I could see any difference in viewing space, and, guess what? What a waste is 1080p in almost every moment and relevant case. It’s just incredible. Almost all sites I opened looked the same, with the only difference being that you need to zoom in a little bit less with the S4.

            I watched a full HD clip on my Razr i, then I watched the same clip but only HD version this time: No perceptilble difference, and I tried hard to notice any difference!
            I tried the same in my full HD 42″ tv, resulted the same: couldn’t notice a diference in image quality.

            How sad that Google almost ruined the Moto X not allowing it to have expandable storage. I’ll definitely pick it after my desired big screen smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra, as an upgrade to my Razr i.

            I agree with you about how underrated is the 8 truly-working cores SoC of the Moto X too, and how it’s the experience with it: high end experience. No high end has such implementation both in software as in hardware! And they say “it’s midrange” LOLLLLLL Marketing. Dang.

            - L.

          • LionStone

            Its true right, the benchmarks say they’re the best, yet i played asphalt 8 on my buddies i5, don’t remember could’ve been the 5s, but it was not better experience to my DNA, it was slower on the iphone…my experience anyway…

          • Joe

            Stop being an apologist. The X has mid range hardware, end of story. So because Kellen loves it means everybody here has to as well? And just because Google owns that sector of Moto doesn’t mean they run it. This is generally not how things operate, as I’ve been apart of a few take overs.

      • mustbepbs

        Galaxy S5 with this chip will still lag.

        I’ll put money on it.

        • Loyd Christmas

          Why do you have an S4 that lags? Because I know mine sure doesn’t

          • Adrynalyne

            You must have the limited LF edition.

            LF = lag free.

          • T4rd

            Otherwise known as the Google Play edition. =p

        • Jonathan Isenberg

          I’ll put money on the fact that it’s because of all the mods Samsung puts on their flavor of android…

          Crap software ruins a completely awesome phone once again…

        • T4rd

          Unfortunately, anything with skinned Android will still lag (in certain apps/situations). I’ve witnessed the One, GS4, G2 and Note 3 all experience the occastional stutter while miltitasking or running certain native apps (such as Maps). The smoothest Android device I’ve seen is the Nexus 4 still and its SoC is 2 generations old now. I hope OEMs try to de-bloat their skins as much as possible on future phones, but I don’t see that happening, esp. in Samsung’s case.

          • Richard Yarrell

            More stock blah blah talk. Nobody is buying boring and dull stock phones whigh are featureless and lacking true multitasking. The Samsung Galaxy S and Note products make stock android comically useless.

          • T4rd

            Except you can get all of the (useful) features of the Galaxy phones with 3rd party apps/mods, so no, it’s not useless. And it won’t be nearly as bogged down and laggy as on a stock Android phone/ROM.

          • Just_Some_Nobody

            Exactly what do you think you mean by “true multitasking”?

          • malcmilli

            i believe he means multi-app window

          • Danny Dodge

            The nexus range with pure android are amazing mate – true it is nice to have all the extra features of a Note though.

          • malcmilli

            i understand how both sides feel. Yes skinned devices offer great benefits to stock android, like much nicer cameras, and a couple cool UI tweaks… but stock android does offer advantages as well like infinitely faster updates, arguably a much more attractive UI, and a leaner meaner user experience thats less laggy and gets better battery life.

            Skins can be great with the features, but just usually come at a performance/efficiency hit.

          • Morten

            You go and buy you Samsung grap and I’ll get my Nexus because I value a phone THAT WORKS.. Samsungs software is so crap that crap doesn’t even cover it..

      • Danny Dodge

        Really? So you’ve never tried windows phone? 7.8 on my brothers 1ghz single core snapdragon hd7 with 512 ram is almost as fast, and more stable than my nexus 4, windows phone is by far the best optimised OS. Android is my favourite OS but it isn’t the best in every way.

        • Droidzilla

          I tried out a Windows Phone in the store for a bit; I ended up wanting to throw it against the wall. Different strokes for different folks and all that, but I can’t see what people like about WP other than that ridiculously awesome camera.

          • Danny Dodge

            WP8 is absolutely amazing IMO but I just CANT go back to it after becoming an android addict. The camera is sweeeeet on that :D

          • LionStone

            I agree as well, after getting a HTC WP8x for my mom in law, she loves the camera and all and its her first smartphone, so it was simple enough to learn. But for me, messin with it and setting it up, the linear and stripped down stacked tile formation is exactly that and leaves me in preference to Android. But once you get the hang of it its not too bad, its very quick and fluid. I believe it just got an update, 8.1? Instead of 2 tiles across, it’ll have 3…and more customization.

      • jimbob

        Root.

        • Adrynalyne

          Which optimizes software, how?

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        The G2 is the only device to have thick software and perform with zero lag

        • Andrew T Roach

          The Optimus G from last generation was absolutely lag free on ICS. LG’s skin is butt ugly but they have performance down.

          • [A]dri[A]n

            The Optimus G was definitely a BEAST.

    • Pedro

      Wouldn’t the chip actually need to be released before it obsoletes another?

      That said, this chip will outsleep any chip on the market when it comes out. It will not do more than any other CPU in less time.

    • Al-Burrit0

      Finally pulled the trigger and bough the moto x couldn’t be happier with this beast! :-)

    • feztheforeigner

      It was at launch too.

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  • T4rd

    Arg.. I wish I could upgrade the GPU in my phone like I can my PC.
    Also; Obligitory “But can it run Crysis?”

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  • Alex

    s800 have a330 gpu

    • tomn1ce

      That’s what I though….

      • T4rd

        I have the S800 too! Damnit.. I can’t intentionally have bad grammar. =(

  • Dan

    stoner gpu

  • Maxim∑

    More Ghz…