10 of the best octa-core smartphones available now
0. phoneArena 17 Aug 2014, 19:30 posted on
While an octa-core processor doesn't necessarily make a smartphone better than handsets featuring quad-core CPUs, 8-core chipsets are becoming more and more popular...
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27. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Octa cores are useless anyway. The S4 Octa lags terribly! Snapdragon FTW!
36. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
you are right. even octa core cant handle touchwizz. they need more cores. but iphone btw doesnt lag with two cores.
43. sachouba (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)
Are you silly or what ? There are more transistors on the dual-core A7 than on some octo-cores, that explains why the A7 is more powerful than the Snapdragon 600, many Mediatek and Exynos processors...
44. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
so octa core thing is just gimmick then
(P.S. Im not silly. Im clever than you )
42. Ashoaib (Posts: 2318; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
most of the above phones are using mediatek which is legendary slow... 8cores or 8 thousand cores, mediatek is really very slow... if you use mediatek powered set and qualcomm or exynos powered set side by side then you will clearly see how slow mediatek is
2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
big.LITTLE is a big.LIE, as well as the HMP mumbo jumbo.
Bear in mind : both clusters aren't activiated simultaneously. It's an either-or case.
Benchmarks detected : big
Anything else : LITTLE
3. AnTuTu (Posts: 894; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Doesn't matter what you say, they are still Octa core based awesome devices.
Now go home and cry and ask your dad why iPhone doesn't have Octa Core? hahaha
5. mokhtar (Posts: 255; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Cuz apple still living in 2007 and people using it are retarded with features from 19 century.. :)
37. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
as long as ppl happy wit their device whats the point of having octa or hegza core phone ? I used galaxy s2 for 3 years and never complain about cores. I think you just trying to be funny but in reality your comment has no point.
10. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 119; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Update your knowledge. Galaxy s5 does run all cores at the same time..it has the HMP "mumbo jumbo"..both clusters ARE activated aat the same time.
11. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
BS. Activating both clusters cause hiccups bound to cache coherency and bandwidth sharing.
15. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Its programmed and balanced to function properly.
Its called software.
17. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
And most programmers don't even know how the CPU behaves under certain conditions. That's called reality.
21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Its called smart programming
Just like 4wd
Just like Apples 1gb Ram iphone with a 64bit cpu
Even the ios7 takes up 400mb of ram, leaving you with 500mb ram to take full function and control a 64bit cpu with 500mb of ram.
Nice way to brainwash innocents, but not the smart ones.
Who the hell on earth as a programmer would use a 1gb ram to utilize a 64bit cpu.
Thats called iScum
16. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Thats why Apple took cues from Arms instruction, and then modifies to their own.
If you believe Arm is mumbo jumbo, why the hell Apple buys Arm chips, if its BS…..
20. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Apple doesn't buy any chips from ARM.
ARM doesn't even have chips in their product palette.
Educate yourself before posting crap.
22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Its Arm holdings instructions
Apple paid Arm
38. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
That's called license fee, and it's something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than buying something.
41. Ashoaib (Posts: 2318; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
ok its called license fee, why apple is paying to ARM for a license if ARM is crappy as it sounds from your previous comments? why the greatest in your mind "apple" cant have their own instructions?
if programmer like you or programmers in your circle dont know how cpu behaves in certain conditions then it doesnt mean most programmers in the world also dont know... there are great programmers available in this world... for example, your beloved apple has great programmers who make the software run smoothly on their ancient hardware... you should take an example of your fruit
29. gigaraga (Posts: 1250; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Isn't obvious big.LITTLE is supposed to be working individually? And how is a big lie? It's more or less similar to Tegra 3 design. HMP is putting all cores to use. How about you learn some of that 'mumbo jumbo' before placing worthless comments like this.
49. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 218; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
My big.LITTLE GS5 smokes your "cellphone"
4. Bioload25 (Posts: 212; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I really dont care all that much about the processor,as long as the UI runs smoothly. Just sayin'
7. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Problem is, I have yet to see an Octa device that runs smoothly on a FHD screen.
The Snapdragon 600 has no such problem.
These gimmicky Octa devices should stay in the 720p territory where they belong.
24. joey_sfb (Posts: 3009; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
You have very limited experience with smartphone devices.
RedMi Note is smooth with good gaming gpu. 27000 antutu isn't too shabby for a $150 5.5" IPS screen, 2GB ram device.
It's dual sim also add convenient that I like. Instead of carry Note 2 and Note 3.
One Xiaomi RedMi Note take good care of my communication and mobile gaming needs.
26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Then octa BS cores are certainly not for you.
Quad Core FTW!
6. D.Lamore (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)
Is the Exynos 5430 a 64 bit or 32 bit processor?
9. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
It doesn't matter on Android.
Or maybe 32bit is better since it doesn't need to do the power consuming EL switching.
30. gigaraga (Posts: 1250; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Not like 64-bit is any better on iOS.
8. twens (Posts: 680; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
32 bit but the 5433 is supposed to be 64 I guess
13. na7noo7 (Posts: 264; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
We get both Exynos and Snapdragon variants for LTE or fast processor.
14. Topcat488 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
The only Octa-core phones here are the ones with the MediaTek processors in them... The other phones from Samsung are dual Quad-core phones and should be sued for calling themselves Octa-core. O.o
23. fzacek (Posts: 1944; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Quad-core Snapdragon > Octa-core Media-Tek...
40. hurrycanger (Posts: 1191; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
No. They're about the same.
On another article, they said the octa-core MTK6592's GPU was on par with the GPU on the quad-core Snapdragon 200's GPU.
25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Octa core is a BS. Most apps don't even use dual cores. Per core performance matters.
35. joey_sfb (Posts: 3009; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I used to look down on ARM 7 cores, prefer ARM 9 and ARM 15 cores.
But after using RedMi Note changes my opinion on them.
Good value and good battery life. ARM 15 is still preferred but ARM 7 cores still does its job well.
28. gigaraga (Posts: 1250; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Most of the octa-cores are by Samsung and/or MediaTek. Exynos 5430 FTW
32. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I was banned for the past few days & I wonder why *scratches head*
You would think that the folks at PA would at least provide the reason as to why. If I was banned for trolling, which I normally don't do, I wonder how the likes of Jake Lee can get away scott free
34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3449; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Check your email, PA mods usually send one, they specify the reason and the culprit comment too. Don't forget to tell me :)
45. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Thats funny.. I am unable to post via my phone. A pop up comes up saying that I have been banned. But I am able to login from my PC & post.
And no.. I have not received any email from the forum mods & I have checked my spam folder as well.
39. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
You mean the likes of S-Murfette, don't you?
BTW, Arte, THE CRAP'O'MAT just got buttkicked.
Now I can share my insights in peace.
33. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Coming back to this article, I think the Coolpad 9976a is a notable exclusion, even though its not from a "conventional" brand
46. alexvv (Posts: 84; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)
most apps are barely optimized for a quad-core processor, let alone octa-cores. technology isn't just there yet, this why a better architecture dual-core can outperform a mediatek quadcore etc... mediatek octa-core has all the power in the world, but it just can't use it, an s600 can be seriously faster. archtecture is everything, not cores. the a7 beast easily outperforms an s600 and a dual-core krait @1.7ghz is also faster than a s400 quad-core c.-a7.
50. 27satz (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Exynos processors are good, But not as good as Snapdragon.
Being a user of Samsung Galaxy S4 from past 7 months, I would say it deserves applause on all the aspects of this phone.