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Tweet from Samsung reveals 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor on T-Mobile's version of Galaxy S II

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2011, 20:31 posted on

A tweet from @GalaxySsupport confirms that the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will not be getting the 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip; instead, because of compatibility issues with the modem on the handset, a Qualcomm dual-core 1.5GHz processor will be onboard...

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:28

64. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oooh.. imma get u for that !

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 23:05

16. Nee (unregistered)

And folks don't realize that a processor will run differently on a tablet compared to a phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 23:34 2

17. remixfabyungshin (unregistered)

remixfa is such a stupid f**k hahahah xD is he asian

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:29

32. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

did you have a point to make, or just racist comments by unregistered users?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 06:17

41. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

What the heck is the deal with Asians then?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:29

65. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

no idea.. i wish i were asian, then math might not suck so much.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 23:50

21. Nee (unregistered)

Benchmarks aren't 100% accurate. Real world usage is what should matter. But I appreciate your dislike for Samsung. So do I. And who is remixa?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 00:15

22. CostcoHotDogs (unregistered)

do yourself a favor and look at some youtube videos where they pit evo 3d or sensation vs the GS2 and you will know why the exynos in the GS2 is superior.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:36

35. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I am remixFA.

chip enthusiast.. Exynos cheerleader..

and over all PISSED that my carrier chose to have leading edge speed (42mb/s) on the internet over leading edge processing power.. that at this very moment belongs to exynos, an exynos only.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 07:44

47. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I think tmo made a good choice. Rather have the data speeds.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:31

50. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

no because at least when the Galaxy S II had Exynos it could hang over the Bionic by the thread that was Exynos but now that it's been replaced by an S3 for some slightly higher data speeds then T-Mo's variant get's thrown to the beast that is the Bionic like a steak because now the Bionic has a better processor AND better data speeds. no advantage but SA+ but that's not a worthy enough trade off for processing power and data speeds.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:39

56. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

21mb/s is fast enough. Id rather have real world power than a theoretical 42mb/s. As fun as clocking the phone for a few days would be, eventually ill actually want to use the phone for real things.. lol

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 00:17

23. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, yeah and what else? Is that all this galaxy S II is is all about? And is this all that Tmo has to offer? Where's the variety? As everyone may know, the iphone did not become successful up till today because of dual core single core 1.5 GHz processors. More than 50% was the UI and build quality and material. Soak that in your your fanboy head's.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 02:33

34. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

before u start quoting fanboys, realize that androids marketshare has been growing at the expence of iOS that has stayed stagnant over the last 2 years.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 03:27 2

37. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Just think.. If they had given a 1.5 ghz Exynos processor...!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:39

57. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and now i cry just a little more.. thanks anirud.. lol

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 07:06

44. osanilevich (Posts: 239; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

Now that it's qualcomm, does this phone even qualify to be a GS2? nothing about the 2 phones are alike

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:41 1

58. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its still a GS2 in every way except the chipset. you still get all the connections, the large sA+ screen, and all the rest.

but ya know what the most important part is?


posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:34

51. Questing for truth (unregistered)

Ok, I get that some chips are better than others. But isn't it also true that a system that is optimised for a specific chip better than even putting in the "best" chip on the market? I believe the article did mention that Tmo chose the qualcom because it pays better with their modem chip. Also at these speeds isn't alot of this negligible as we as the tech using populace will never notice the difference these benchmark tests show? and if these benchmark tests the chips in use with a device, what is the true speed? Ie on its own? Can't this stuff be equated like an engine- just because its rated at 400hp, it doesn't neccessarliy mean that there will be 400hp at the wheels.. Sorry, just trying to get a better understanding from those who know more than I.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:22

54. drksilenc (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

one of the issues is that most cities in tmo's care dont even come close to 10mbps let alone the 42 that the new chipset offers. why not just keep it at the 21 and get the better processor. without that better processor the phone couldnt even process the data the internet is feeding it

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 10:46 2

59. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Using the car reference, the exynos would put around 500HP on the dynamo. If all the chips were mustangs, the exynos would be the souped up Shelby, the omap would be the cobra, the Tegra2 would be the GT, and the snapdragon would be the base model

All of the chips are made with the same reference design except the snapdragon which is still running on a shameful cortexA7 (which is what last year's big single core phones ran on) while the others run on the newer cortexA9 design.
In actual use the snapdragon, even at 1.2ghz still produces some gitters and lag. Its really no stronger than a single core samsung hummingbird chip with EXT4. You wont find that lag on the other chipsets unless its really bad coding.

so, even at 1.5ghz, the snapdragon cant keep up with the 1.2 exynos. The snapdragon is also worse on battery life, so it being over clocked means its going to suck even more juice than normal, which is probably going to make this phone live on a charger. The exynos chip has the best battery life of any chipset on the market.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 09:50

52. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

i really have to see the scores before i make my final decision.....maybe a little in hand action...otherwise i will sit at home with my mytouch 4g and wait and wait for the Samsung Note (hopefully) next year

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:00

60. sweetlou (unregistered)

forget this...im going back to a beeper

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:40

67. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)

For anyone with questions about the APQ8060:http://www.qualcomm.com/documents/files/snapdragon-msm8x60-apq8060-product-brief.pdf

I think it will be good, even if it's not Exynos.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:50

69. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)

:-) ....

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:17

70. Samk1234 (unregistered)

Its starting to look like there is no point in getting a phone on two year contract. They upgrade them so fast everyone so eager to move to the next generation of advance phones.

Even though Exynos is king of processor for now i know for sure in a couple months something more advance will come out. So for those bragging about how great the this chip is you wont be bragging in a couple months.

Im sure once once it mobile chips hit the 2.0ghz mark everyone wont be so eager to get something new. A 1.2ghz dual-core exynos is already scorching fast.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:02

73. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Quadrant score is overrated.....but a fast processor is not....

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:16

74. nanandella (unregistered)

Just as an fyi I overclocked my crappy Sensation to 1.5 ghz. And compared CF benchmark scores to a galaxy S2 overclocked to 1.5 ghz. The scores for Sensation are as follows....native score 13638, Java score 4010, Overall score 7861. For the galaxy s2.....native score 11255, Java score 3234, Overall score 6442. I guess ill keep my crappy snapdragon with its qhd display.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:45

76. Samk1234 (unregistered)

As much as i want to believe this don't put numbers up if you can't validate it with some kind of proof

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 13:56

79. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ya, lets see some video showing unaltered phones other than the processor bump. Because your full of it..lol.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 14:05

80. nanandella (unregistered)

You have YouTube???? Do a search on g2x 1.5 oc as well. On quadrant its scoring 4600+ to the galaxy s2's paltry 3400. You peeps are really showing your ignorance . I love how you have all these opinions about a phone you've never even owned but the sensation and g2x have PROVEN data because they've been in the dev community's hands.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 14:53

83. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

first off, quadrant is easily messed with. its a nice starting point for unaltered phones, but when u start modding the chips, quadrant is very innacurate. last i checked, the sensation & GX2 clocked around 2200-2300 and the SGS2 clocked in around 3400 on quadrant with a stock phone.

lets do some real benching. heres a favorite and trusted site benching MANY different phones




notice any trends?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 18:58

87. nanandella (unregistered)

This is turning into a cock contest. You all buy your gs2's and shortly when Google's Nexus Prime is released will make the gs2 look like a flip phone. Then in the first quarter of 2012 they will be releasing the first quad core.............and on and on and on. The fact of the matter is any of these phones you would be hard pressed in day to day operation to notice any difference. The so called "lag " of the sensation was fixed with a patch. I'm running Cyanogenmod7 on my sensation with fauxs overclock kernal to 1.78ghz per core. And I have nothing to prove. I took the Sensation about as far as it can be taken. Because I push any phone I get just to see what I can make it do. In its current capacity I don't know of a phone faster so I ask myself......I'm running a Sensation with CM7 oc'ed to 1.78 ghz........wtf do I want a gs2 for? Different strokes for different folks.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:10

88. nanandella (unregistered)

As an addition that 1.5 ghz test was both phones stock out of box with only the 1.5 overclock mod. That was a fair and accurate test I change phones like woman change hair color, I have no blind loyalty to any specific model phone. Because you don't want to believe the numbers I'm sorry, you'll get past it. It is what it is. As soon as I find a better phone after mods ill drop the sensation like a bad habit but right now with cm7 overclocked to 1.78 ghz there's nothing that can touch it speed wise. Remember gs2 nuthiggers don't go away mad, just go away.....

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 21:09

90. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

your telling "gs2 nuthuggers" to go away, in a thread about THE GS2. So if anyone should go, dont u think it should be the guy trying to stir the pot between crapdragon and exynos???

lol would make more sense to me.

And BTW, while I agree that there isnt much point in upgrading from one dual core phone to another, most people waiting to upgrade have a phone that is a year or 2 old, not one thats 3 months old. There are better things to blow your life savings on than a new phone every 6 months.
And if your always waiting for the chipset of the future, you will never buy anything. The exynos is the KING of RIGHT NOW, and its the chipset that everyone wants. If you cant get that through your head, why are you on a thread about the SGS2 and Exynos!?! lololol

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