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Which specs configuration do you prefer?

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2012, 01:19 posted on

Why don't we make a reference smartphone configuration featuring the new Snapdragon S4, as well as other top-notch components, and pit it against other popular configurations from the smartphone world...

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posted on 27 Aug 2012, 12:00

75. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


sell it and get a Nexus 7! ;D

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:48

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


I have a nexus 7. :) Well, my wife does. lol I'm waiting for the nexus 9 or 10. The 7 is just a lil too small for me... darn nice little tablet though, zero complains.. my wife loves the thing.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:22 2

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Apple A5X, 2048x1536, 32 GB / 1 GB, LTE, 11667 mAh.

I would go with the first out of these. But the list of things you need 2 GB of RAM on you mobile device is as follows:
- Tell everyone you have 2 GB of RAM on your mobile device.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:28 5

8. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I don't know... I can kill off 1GB of RAM pretty easily on Android. You know, multitasking instead of pretend task switching with a music player and a notification center.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:44 2

24. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Yeah, i know, as i am an Galaxy Note user also. I dont have any complaints on it or my iPad regarding multitasking and RAM.

So no need to get offensive.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 15:09

78. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


It's all about headroom. If the devices do not have the RAM the developers will cut back but if it's there then they can improve the project or add more detail and greater integration. Apple products benefit as much as any other product from RAM.

If tablets and smartphones are really poised to replace computers then I need them to have the capabilities and at the moment that includes somewhere around 20 active tabs in Chrome, several social apps, a music player, server connections, and then Final Cut or Premier Pro. Individually those things never crack the 2GB mark of RAM usage but together they reach up to 6 and having to pull from VRAM on the HDD takes a lot of time and power and halts productivity.

Please don't confuse my opinion supported by facts for offense. Because you don't have complaints doesn't mean I don't, if iMovie on iPad is ever going to be real it needs a pile of RAM. Simple as that.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:41 1

53. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


oh wait ...that a tablet :D let see apple using that on a phone and then it can have space up there ...but with the A5 and qHD screen and 1500 mAh .it wont take them anyware ...just hope that iphone 5 wont be an overclocked A5 chip

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:23

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Only reason I didn't pick 1 was because of the screen aspect ratio.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:32

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


It's 16:9

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:32

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Same as the other 2 but higher resolution

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:42 1

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


No. It's 15:9.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 02:57 4

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


WTH? 3 thumbs down? YOU PEOPLE SERIOUS? do you even know what's aspect ratio means?

1280 x 768 = 15:9
1280 x 720= 16:9

1280/15 = 85.3333
768/9 = 85.3333

1280/16 = 80
720/9 = 80

please, try understanding math. :(

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 06:59 1

58. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It's usual on PA. I even got more thumbs down when I said "6.75 inch is nearly 4 times bigger than 3.5 inch" (actually the writer wrote it's 2 times only)

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 07:33 2

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


technically, it should still be 16:9... most of the time. Off the top of my head, I believe the new LG phone that this chart is referencing for option 1 is a button-less design, which means the bottom row of icons is counted in the 1280x768. Someone correct me if im wrong, but I think the bottom row is near 40 pixels on the galaxy nexus.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 09:16 1

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


no. it's still 15:9. whether the bottom is used as a button. see, the extra "48" pixels would be arranged horizontally. So what does it mean? you'd still get 720p with extra 48 pixels. 48 pixels in the horizontal part of the screen at it won't affect the vertical aspect of the screen.

it's really hard to explain. But 1280x768 is a 15:9 aspect ratio. That will be a fact.

to people who can't still get this, try learning basic geometry. And try learning what "aspect ratio" really means. that's it. Further comments regarding the aspect ratio of this resolution will show ignorance.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 10:30 2

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


no, I get what your saying. However, my point is that it will only be in that aspect ratio during media watching and a few games. The bottom row of buttons, when visible, isnt considered part of the viewing aspect ratio from my understanding.
Anyways, I think were just splitting hairs. Also no reason to try to browbeat with your last line there.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 10:11 2

69. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thank you for understanding.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:34 4

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it just allots for virtual function keys.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 10:19

71. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


On screen nav keys make the vertical resolution lower, not the horizontal resolution larger.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:03

49. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


no 1 is that blackberry ?

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:23

6. i_am_aman (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Do you think need of polling here. All will prefer configuration-1 obviously. Seems you people got nothing these days :P

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:30 1

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


configuration is a sure winner here. ADRENO 320. LTE. 320ppi. 2gig of RAM and 13MP camera sensor. tss. It's an obvious winner.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:43 1

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


config 1*

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:33 3

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


I pick configuration 2 because it has way better screen display and camera compare to configuration 1

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:35 3

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


please, share your logic with us.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 03:14

45. wendygarett (unregistered)


huh? Why? The answer is obvious tho XD

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 03:42 2

46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mmmm, no, not so i'm afraid.

we don't know what type of display is being used with the first configuration and the resolution is equal to that of the second.

considering that all we know about the 1st configuration is MP that far from rules out that it's not comparable to the 8MP from the second configuration.

yeah, i'm just completely lost here. xD

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 04:44

54. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


well LG just need to use the right optics with that sensor ...and some proper software support and that would be phone of the year

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:39 1

17. alwysovrclokd (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


It is obvious that the specs of number one is the new lg optimus G with lte and a 4.7" screen. Its gonna be a great contender. There will a quad a15 in it which is 40% faster than an a9 arcutecture while still consuming the same amount of energy. The screen is an ips with much simularity to the one x.

posted on 27 Aug 2012, 01:46 2

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


yes and LG better not screw up again by introducing the phone early and shipping it tooo late... like they did with the 4X HD.
Amazing to see how that phone has been ignored!

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