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Poll results: Sony announces new flagship model with a dual-core CPU: Is it a mistake?

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Poll results: Sony announces new flagship model with a dual-core CPU: Is it a mistake?
Last week Sony announced its newest range of smartphones, and as always, the top model got the most attention. The Sony Xperia T impressed with a lot of things, its good-looking design being among them, but we couldn't miss one small detail that made us wonder if Sony has done the right choice - the Xperia T's dual-core processor.

Of course, it's a Snapdragon S4 Krait chipset, which is perfectly comparable to the quad-core solutions out there, but you know how it is - a lot of users are choosing their smartphones based on their specs sheets. So we asked you if it was a good decision on Sony's part to use a dual-core chipset for its newest top-model, especially when other competitive offerings sport quad-cores.

Well, it turns out most of you don't consider this a big problem for Sony and its Xperia T. 61.19% of all voters seem to think that the Xperia T will be just fine on the market with its two cores, but still, the other 38.81%, who have said that this was indeed a bad decision, are also a sizable group that shouldn't be ignored.

At the end of the day, the dual-core CPU probably won't be a deal-breaker for the Sony's latest flagship, but it will take much more than a strong CPU for the Xperia T to establish itself as a leading smartphone on the market.We'll see if it has all the necessary ingredients when the phone launches later this year!

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Did Sony make a mistake by not going for quad-core in the Xperia T?
61.19%
763 votes
(763 votes) I don't think the dual-core CPU will hurt its sales that much.
38.81%
484 votes
(484 votes) Definitely. Specs sell in the wireless industry.

1247 votes


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posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:02 6

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


i think so too... dual core is already ok... since too many processor needs a huge battery...

as long as it took great photos (at least par to PureView or DigiCams) and decent battery life.. it will be OS!!!

im looking forward for a comparison between these, 808 pureview and whatever nokia preparing on Nokia World in terms of camera...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:23

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


my bad... *it will OK not "it will be OS! :P

and it will be a great device!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:05 7

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


a related unrelated topic... the Samsung Galaxy Camera already battle 808 pureview... and its advantage is its optical zooming... but nothing more...(camera only not OS)

http://unleashthephones.com/2012/09/01/samsung-galaxy-camera-vs-nokia-808-pureview-camera-samples/

808 pureview is still superior! so im hoping sony will bring its camera tech to its phones too!!

i wanted the nokia cameraphone vs sony ericson cybershot cameraphone era to be back!!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:08 4

3. Veigald (Posts: 229; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Kind of sad that so many people are looking at specs rather than actual performance. But that's mostly in the Android world imo,where they have been trained to feel a need for massive specs to get decent performance.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:21 2

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


yeah.. people will be blinded by the processor but not preformance..

well its really android definition... "android need more power to perform better"

xperia T already outperformed s3 on benchmarks...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 05:55 4

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 758; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You must be the biggest hipocrate i've seen on this website, first you agree with Veigald's point, that you don't need specs rather than actual performance and then you say the Xperia T outperformed on benchmarks (Benchmarks are worth nothing and they can be easily tweaked to achieve superb results), i think that it is worth mentioning that none of the benchmarks that the Xperia T "outperformed" the S3 is not multi-core capable, check out Antutu and see if your beloved Xperia T "outperforms" the S3 or any other quad core phone.

Have a nice day.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:00 2

13. Engine24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


I believe what he agreed is the part "kind of sad many people are looking are looking ar specs rather than actual performance"

and he compared it to s3 cos it had quadCore.. am i right?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 05:49 1

11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


This.

It's a thing in the android world. That's why many people mock or try to nokia and alike for having a slow processor. But what they don't know is how the symbian(os from nokia) works fine on a low spec-ed device. The smoothness of symbian is on par to android's high-end even if it's used in a single core/dual core processor.

Again, the reason sony uses dual-core is for proper integration of the android OS. It's proven that you still don't need dual-core CPUs to really smooth-en the OS itself. Just a proper integration that's it.

But the only downside of this is future-proofing. And that's all of it.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:16

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


Specs is not all about CPU, 13MP camera is unmatched by any current top phone.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:35 2

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


*android smartphone

there, corrected it for you! :P

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 04:46 1

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


You mean iPhone? 808 not a top phone by any mean.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 03:58

8. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


No need for gimmicky quadcore... dual core is better and also sony optimized it well on proto type software on the xperia and it even got higher results than s3

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 04:33 2

9. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Is not a mistake. It's just what they could offer at the moment. Sony seems to be catching up.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:37 1

14. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_tx_t_and_v_benchmarks_are_here_promising_too-news-4722.php

Anyway the benchmarks looks great .. If the real performance is also good then i don't think it will affect the sales much ..

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 00:38

15. cttan456 (Posts: 49; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Those 38% who voted against using dual core are just ignorant but its not their fault.
If I were to ask them
"If 2 cores using the latest tech marginally outperforms 4 cores using yeaterday's tech, which would you choose?
I am sure the answers would be very different. Who would want 4 olders cores that can't beat 2 newer cores? 38% voted in favour of quad cores with the notion that all things being equal, 4 is better than 2 but all things are NOT equal here and they don't know that.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:29

16. BigDnm01 (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Dual-core or Quad-core, Sony Xperia is still an awesome line of Android smartphones. Mainly due to it's amazing UX platform, which in my own opinion is much better than Samsung's, HTC's, etc, even the iOS. but of course it's a personal thing, I don't expect others to think the same.

spec-wise, not much difference compared to other top-line phones. It doesn't matter whether it's slightly slower, although that benchmark scores prove otherwise.

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