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

0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2012, 12:02 posted on

Today was Sony's pre-IFA 2012 press-conference, and as expected, the company announced three new smartphones, the Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J, as well as a new tablet, the Xperia Tablet S...

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:06 3

1. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


late to party as always. Sony is alright. it has a huge fan base after all.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:29 3

7. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Hey One S krait beats on every benchmark the One X, Dual-core on good architecture can be as good quad-cores.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:12 6

22. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Go explain that to laymen who will just go with the specs..
These companies dont run on geeks' money alone y' know

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:14 1

23. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Not to forget that Sony keeps its prices a bit on the upper side..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:05 1

35. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


At least in India, Sony keeps itself expensive.
One crazy thing they have recently done is put a Rs. 35000/-( ~ 630 USD) price tag on the scorpion powered Sony Ion.
Lolz its in the same league as S3 and One X

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:29 1

33. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


one s has a qhd display, one x has a hd display, more pixels = more processing power = lower score

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:54

34. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


that too

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:29

37. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


keep your oppinions in one single F*cking comment.. nobody wants to see all your comments . thank you

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:23

31. MeoCao (unregistered)


The key feature of this phone is the camera, and 2 cores are enough especially with JB coming soon.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:08 7

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


yeah i think it's a mistake because the majority of smartphone users are not a smartphones geek like us, they didn't know or didn't care that the s4 krait is equal to tegra 3 or exynos 4412...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:10 2

3. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)


even though dual cores are quite capable of handling the present games and apps as of now, in a matter of few months there will be a pleathora of games which will be optimised only for the quads. no body wants to miss out on that!! so yeah sony should have gone with the quad. period! snapdragon s4 pro would have been really awesome if it was coupled with that beautiful screen of the sony.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:12 3

4. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Not as such as a mistake, but it would of helped sales.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:16 5

5. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It shouldn't matter, especially if the new iPhone will be launching with a dual-core processor (it will be). Optimized performance and unique features are better than raw power, if they're done right, and hopefully Sony can pull it off.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:24 1

6. XperiaUser (unregistered)


i m with Sony. and i also want to buy this instead of s3 n any quad core but in case of market >>>>>> Definitely. Specs sell in the wireless industry.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:45 1

8. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i think dual cores are more than capable to handle graphical intensive programs on android.the problem is optimising android os so user can get that buttery smooth interface like waht windows phone offers.
Yes there is ice cream sandwich & jelly bean but i still think there is alot of work left to do eg. Linux gurus who optimised android

I Love android but they need to spend more time to optimise their devices and manufacturers need to spend time to toy with android and update their phone. i know its money making thing but eventually manufacturers will losse customers. htc sucks when it comes to updating previous phones to ics, look at the htc desire specs and they are outing ic for lower spec'd phones like htc desire c

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:47 2

9. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I love how America assumes "Moar cores = moar powahh!!!!"

We obviously see that specs don't always sell with the iPhone.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:50 3

10. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Like how no American carriers sell a quad-core phone?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:07

12. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i love android but google is just lazy to optimise the os even for ics and jellybean as they should forcing manufactuers to make quard cores to get the best performance from their devices. mid 2013 we'll start seeing hexa cores. even graphically intesive games can be optimised.

google is getting lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!! lazy !!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:06 1

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You realize Google has absolutely no say in software on phones, except for the Nexus, right? They just give it out to manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, etc. and let them do what they will with it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:32

32. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I don't think google force any manufacturers to do anything...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:06

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Actually I'm bored to hear Sony and Dual-Core in one sentence...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:11 1

13. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i guess you'll be one of the 1st to buy the hexa core that comes out next year.you wont even find use for all those cores.they just need to optimise cpu and graphical intensive apps

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:24

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...hexa core that comes out next year."

Are you sure?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:29

16. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


am not sure just saying thats the next step,based on how technology & android is evolving

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:37 1

18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hexa cores have been out. Technically the Tegra3 is a hexacore. 4+1 design.

However, no hexacore other than that is even on the horizon. The CPU development is gonna slow down a bit, they are ramping up GPU power like a madman though. The Exynos5 dual uses a quadcore GPU and the exynos5 quad is supposed to use an Octocore GPU.

The end of this year is going to be interesting.. next year is going to be .. veeeery interesting.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:58 1

20. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


well they should focus on gpu's mostly since thats what handles most of the graphics intesive programs and games.
but still optimization is the key.
ever use a wp7 device to play hd/ racing games it's silky smooth yet they have outdated gpu's

google should focus on optimization as much as they focus on innovation and feautures

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:26

15. eman99 (Posts: 380; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


what is up with sony and naming these devices after letters are they going through the whole alphabet????

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:33

17. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if it was the dual core pro, there wouldnt be an issue since it has a much much stronger GPU. the dual core krait is still a crap chip+GPU combo. main reason I never picked up a US SGS3. No thanks.
But, like always, the sony fans will proclaim this the best phone ever, just like they did with last year's underpowered models.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:51 4

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


Sony fans are lot different from Samsung fans . They don't rely on POWER alone . They like Sony's design , timescape UI , camera , screen(they prefer lcd with bravia engine to amoled) . So for them their phone is the best . every phone has their advantages .

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:17 4

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Remix, enough with the "crapdragon" stuff... Really. There are comparisons between the international GS3 and the US GS3, and there is basically no difference in overall speed. The S4 is fine. It's more powerful than the Tegra 3, which is enough to run Android with no lag, so that's well enough to make sure there is no difference in everyday performance between the Tegra 3, S4, or Exynos 4412.

Now, with custom UIs it's different, because obviously the GS3 with Touchwiz UX and the S4 will be faster than a One X with an S4 and Sense 4 (not including the Sense 4.1 update) because Touchwiz is lighter than Sense 4.

Yes, the S4 is a lesser chip to the Exynos 4412. But if that doesn't reflect in everyday performance, does it really matter?

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