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Win a Snapdragon powered smartphone with the Qualcomm “Around the World on One Charge” challenge

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Win a Snapdragon powered smartphone with the Qualcomm “Around the World on One Charge” challenge
As a way to show off the energy efficiency of its chipsets, Qualcomm sent a smartphone powered by a Snapdragon chip on a tour around the world. And by "around the world" we literally mean that the device traveled around the Earth: from Los Angeles to New York, London, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai, Rio and back to where it took off. The entire trip was over 36,000 miles in length and lasted for 20 days, during which the smartphone was never plugged to a charger.

But the aforementioned device was not just sitting idly in a box throughout its entire trip. At each destination that the smartphone visited, it was used to capture a short entertaining video, which was later put together for your viewing pleasure. Now, before you call those "20 days on a single charge" claims bogus, keep in mind that the handset was turned on only while it was used for shooting the video, as Qualcomm admits.

Think you can highlight the power efficiency of your Snapdragon powered smartphone or tablet in a better way? Excellent! Qualcomm will sure be happy to see what you are capable of accomplishing. Just capture your feat on video or take a photo of it and enter in the “Around the World on One Charge” challenge. There is a device with a Snapdragon processor that is waiting to be won. More details are available at the Snapdragon Facebook page, so hit the source link to check them out.


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posted on 28 Mar 2012, 07:40 2

1. android_hitman (Posts: 592; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i am not impressed .. really... i am sure that i can do the same with my HTC Sensation ... turn it off for the ride then on for capturing ... i bet the phone was using a "FAST BOOT" feature that every high end phone uses today .. anyway .. nice clip :D

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:16 4

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Any phone can do that if you shut the phone off, I think they are implying that the phone stayed on while it was being shipped around the world by mail. It was a nice & cute Apple like video though!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:07 1

2. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


this is CRAPDRAGON!!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:22 4

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You know these S4 chips no longer qualify as "CRAPDRAGON" anymore. These are very capable chips, just wait for the, 2.0GHz dual-core Krait with Adreno 320 (S4 Pro) & the 2.0 to 2.5GHz quad-core Krait with Adreno 320. You will be eating you words. The 28nm techonology makes a world of difference.

These are clearly not the Snapdragon's of old.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:33 3

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


even i am starting to admit the new snapdragons are immensely powerful

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:35 2

6. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


u know when exynos or omap a-15 cpus are out, S4 will be a Crapdargon!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:59 2

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Your logic is broken because then when the new S5 comes out your Exynos & OMAP A15 will be crap also. That is the way technology moves, you are only stating the obvious.

Now the difference between a Exynos, OMAP A15 & the Krait S4 will be negligible. The REAL difference will be in battery life & due to its 28nm tech the S4 Krait has a distinct advantage over the 32nm A15's from Exynos & OMAP.

Again all this speculation is pretty silly, let’s wait to see these chips in action before talking about them. All I can say is that ALL these new chips will be bad ass & the old “crapdragon” stigma will definitely end. Whether you believe it or not these new Krait S4 are very powerful chips!

The dual-core S4 chips are standing tall with the Tegra 3 that is quad-core. I can’t imagine what a 2.0 to 2.5GHz quad-core S4 Krait with Adreno 320 will compare to the Tegra 3. Let’s just say that it’s looking quite favorable for Qualcomm at the moment!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:38 1

12. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Don't bother with them. I don't understand the Fanboys in Chipset. The S4 is a good chipset and even if there is a different average consumer will not be able to tell the different.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:43 1

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah I know exactly what you mean.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 09:18 3

8. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I have an idea to show how efficient they are. How about showing people using the phone for 10 hours and the battery not going dead.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 09:32 1

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Thank you! lol

+1 for you!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:01

10. azri05 (unregistered)


Is it true s4 is very efficient in battery consumption? So does it means non-removable battery in one s is not a very bad thing? What other device besides htc one that use s4 processor?

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:31

11. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


no other phones beside the HTC One series use the s4 currently

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:40

13. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


The Asus Padfone, Panasonic Eluga Power are two i know off the top of my hat but they are not out yet.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:11

15. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


thank you for correcting me

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 17:59

19. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


S4 is more efficient, but their first versions are using more power than expected...

It should be better than the Tegra 3, but not as good as it can really be.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:28 1

16. daxatron (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I love the disclaimer at the end, saying this phone used an extended battery and was shut off in between video shots......still a cool video.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:50

17. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


wow! we did this with a film camera! some of the rangefinder enthusiasts did a round-the-world travelling camera, where one rangefinder camera was "sacrificed" to go around the globe and snap a picture at each destination.. and the films are developed and the prints are given out to the users..

this is so refreshing to see this! brings back memory!

i don't care about the single charge claim, i think it is a great idea of travelling phone/camera so that we will know each other better and make new friends!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 14:55 1

18. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


im going to use a nokia 3310 and i will win for sure

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