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Intel-based MegaFon Mint arrives on Russia's second largest carrier, swiftly benchmarked

0. phoneArena 22 Aug 2012, 08:16 posted on

The MegaFon Mint wouldn't catch your eye with its generic rectangular design and forms, nor with the fact that it launches on Russia's second largest carrier, but what if…

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:44 1

1. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


The Antutu benchmark seems OK (around 5000 like the A9 dual cores) but the Quadrant seems a bit off: most ot the points it got in Memory and I/O.
Looked it up and 4000 in Antutu seems normal for that chip, the Lava Xolo also gets a similar score (does intel has better memory and I/O management than ARM? I wonder)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 14:41

7. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


this price is madness

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 17:52

8. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Antutu can't be used to accurately compare phones with different numbers of cores. Lower cores always=lower score (unless the one with more cores sucks).

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 02:48

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


That's because Antutu heavily relies on the CPU part of the benchmark, which is not hecessarily good. You can argue that even if they had a crappy GPU (as an example) a phone with several cores would have a very good score in Antutu.
I'm not critisizing the benchmark which is one of the best benchmark tools for Android, just pointing out its shortcomings.
I would rather have a benchmark that does the same as Windows was doing with the "Windows Vista/7 Experience". The Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) that gives you marks for GPU, memory, CPU, etc... And then gives you the user experience based on the lower mark.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:26

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


intel an advise to you" cut ur SOC prices close to ARM and Qualcomm SOCs and supply it to as many OEMs".this is not desktop and laptop universe.here price is also a competition.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:08

3. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


impressive for a single core but I wonder what the performance would be like if Intel decides to add their high end processors in their smartphones

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:26

4. Veigald (Posts: 226; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Antique Gingerbread? Thought that was still the most common Android version by far?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:46

5. jgcaap (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


battery? seems a monster, imagin a dual core :o

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:58 1

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


A dual core Atom would be a killer

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 22:37

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


this is what people are missing... great phones doesnt need dual core quad core to run very fast...

please read this....

http://mynokiablogdotcom/2012/08/19/mnb-reader-generated-symbian-or-android/

just remove 'dot' to '.'

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:47

10. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


That's probably the 10th time you're posting this link. U mad bro? Many of us have already read this one

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 01:32 1

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


not not really...just sick of these people that is so hungry about dual cores quad core and gigs or ram... they forgot about the whole functionality... a phone can perform on a single processor and decent ram..

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 01:56

12. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


User experience is more important than the specs that power a device, but then I wouldn't mind if something better comes at the same price.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:11

14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yeah... functionality and user experience... symbian might be "laggy" to other people but never experience anything like that... smooth and fluid... but its slow... laggy is different from slow...

android is really laggy, freezy but it is still well supported coz of its versatility and ecosystem... but the reason of its versatility is symbian... symbian's greatest engineer works on google's android now!!! nokia is being blind and dont want to listen and stupid...symbian foundation has an answer to the competition (iPhone was fast growingthat time) but they reject it...

symbian has that too..but it just dont have that large support because again of nokia...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:56 1

15. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


-100, Belle FP1 at least when U've used it, doesn't lag. Samsung Android phones do. Now let the thumbs down begin

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:40

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


-100? dont get it,, you give me -100 but you (i think) agree with me that symbian is better than android?

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 22:58

17. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The -100 was for telling Symbian is laggy

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 23:39

18. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


ah ok.. but i didnt said that symbian is laggy... just slow... it is different... android is... symbian can run fluidly with 10 apps running on hte background... i've heard one user that its symbian device can run 67 apps but still fluid... i mean android is dead with that... battery hog OS... but symbian isnt...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 00:27

19. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


symbian's omly problem is its laggy browser... nokia should have take some update to that browser!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 00:55

20. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


FP2 or Opera Mini is the solution

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