First benchmark results for the 64-bit Snapdragon 615-packing HTC Desire 820 are here
0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2014, 03:38 posted on
After a period of teasers from both HTC and Qualcomm, the two's efforts finally materialized just minutes ago at IFA 2014. The just announced HTC 820 is a reason for both parties to be proud -- HTC has the world's first 64-bit Android handset, and Qualcomm is the one supplying the Snapdragon 615 chip in question...
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1. jeeta444 (Posts: 135; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
s615 will be great chip.for mid range category.
now bring S810 to the market……!!!
13. Ashoaib (Posts: 2507; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
blue on white is a very beautiful combination
2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
It saddens me to see only 32-bit benchmark results of a 64-bit chip.
On the other hand, it makes perfectly sense since Android's eco system will be stuck on 32-bit computing for a very long time regardless of the chip's bitness.
3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
First of all, the article mentioned that "Keep in mind that the Desire 820 we tested was a demo unit. Performance may differ from that of a retail unit.".
Second, 64-bit will only show it's amazing results in Android L. This phone is currently running Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Lastly, you're just another Apple troll like Mxyzptlktlkspaksiskaksl and Wendy Fake Boob Boy Garett.
8. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
And exactly that shows very well the whole mess around Android.
Nothing fits to each other.
12. Heatfan316 (Posts: 465; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Sadly you no life, now I understand why you do, what you do, on PA all day long! Listen android L is going to be released soon, until then....Silence! Troll!
16. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
L gets released, so what?
Will the apps become 64-bit all of a sudden?
26. Audi.RS4 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
Actually, yes. See Android's applications run through a runtime, like Java and Dot Net, known as Dalvik and in Android L it now runs on ART. ART takes the bit code that developers packages are in, and compiles it to the actual architecture the OS is on. So, in fact, with Android L, all applications will be automatically converted into 64-bit "all of a sudden".
28. Audi.RS4 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
As of October, most of the key iOS apps still weren't updated to 64-bit support after a year.
Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, and Instagram have yet to add 64-bit support.
And...just to be clear, the key isn't adding 64-bit support, its adding ARMv8 support to get all the added benefits.
17. nithyakr (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)
What you Fandroids Say is "L is gonna release soon" or
"Note 4 going to release soon" or "z3 gonna release soon" bla bla bla.
Well how about "iPhone 5S did it, nearly 1 year ago"..
And what JakeLee says is true. its going to take forever to get Android to true 64 bit performance since most of the Phones out there running on GB, ICS, JB.
So even Android L is optimized for 64 bit chips, Developers will not port their apps to 64 since then only the phones with 64 bit chips will be able to run the application. So they might have to create 2 applications which will be a horrible nightmare.
This is not the case with iOS however. Most of the iPhones (i mean more than 95%) runs on iOS7 which is fully 64 bit supported.
21. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1673; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
64 bit supported on > 1GB of RAM. TOTALLY WORTH
22. sachouba (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)
Actually, an Android developer I've read little time ago told that the apps on Android L will not even have to be optimized to work with 64 bits performances. They will only have to be recompiled to support the new version of Android (which will take very little time to the developer).
So it will be way more efficient than the 64 bits chip on the iPhone 5s
27. Audi.RS4 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
The devs won't even have to recompile as that is what ART will do.
19. nathan.carter (Posts: 367; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
SAY IT WITH YOUR CHEST!!
18. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
joke lee back again? you seem to get an unbearable itch in the wrong places on android articles.
as for the iphone 6..
an extra row of icons for the 4.7 incher & 2 extra rows for the 5.5 incher. Oh.. & did i mention limited widget functionality & support for 3rd party keyboards? And the resolution almost equal to full HD?
The next best thing since sliced bread.
I don't mean to offend any apple fans & i respect their choice. But this response is to this nauseating troll.
Mods.. wake up.. show some spine & this troll..
20. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1673; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
No it doesn't JokeLee. You are secretly thrilled at any reason to take a jab at a device you don't like.
4. draconic1991 (Posts: 182; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
wow beat htc one in every benchmark...and even if it is the m7, very impressive...
7. xsoft7 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
Dont forget the M7 is a 1080p device, while the desire is 720P. 2x the more resolution
9. draconic1991 (Posts: 182; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
oh actually i forgot that one m7 had a sd 600...was thinking about sd 800....and its a shame the snapdragon 600 wasn't in more midrange phones...i hope 615 doesnt face the same fate..
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
It's a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong awaited true mid-ranger SoC as the Snapdragon 400 somewhat limited what you can get out of a phone that doesn't bear flagship specs. This should be the new standard for any phone bearing a 720p screen, the Adreno 405 GPU seems up for the task although I'm interested in more CPU benchmarks.
10. realjjj (Posts: 206; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
The A53 is supposed to be a bit faster than A9 but i have no clue why you tested the GPU and then in Vellamo , a Qualcomm benchmark that they obviously optimize for.
The GPU is not interesting , the new core is very so run some CPU specific benchmarks and avoid Vellamo.
14. alexvv (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)
(offscreen of course) mali-t624 is as powerful as an adreno 320 on a s600. adreno 405 is faster than that and sometime this will be a typical midrange performance. way to go !! but what the f* with the names? adreno 405 is worse than 330 and yet the number is bigger.
23. nathan.carter (Posts: 367; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)
They are model numbers. The numbers have nothing to do with the performance. A lot of people get this mixed up.
15. NIghtbaron (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
added oneplus one beats everyone everywhere atleast on this
25. robocopvn (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
the On screen test is double the HTC one m7.
However HTC one M7 get full HD screen while Desire 820 only runs on 720p screen