Huawei's "world's fastest" phone beaten by Snapdragon S4
posted by Victor H. / Apr 02, 2012, 9:16 AM
When we hear that a phone claims to be the “world’s fastest smartphone,” we take this seriously and don’t trust it until we see the actual benchmarks. The Huawei Ascend D quad XL is such an example and in the best tradition of chip fights, it faces Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 and... gets defeated. So even before its release, it seems that the phone got already dethroned from the throne it created for itself.
K3V2 outscored the quad-core Tegra 3-based Asus Transformer Prime in Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji, but that was before Snapdragon S4 numbers arrived. And with them, Huawei’s quad-core chip falls prey to the powerful 28nm S4 chip.
Interestingly, the device equipped with the S4 chip is not one you hear about every day - it’s the Pantech Vega LTE SKY phone. But the same silicon is expected to power many other handsets like the American version of the HTC One X. We don’t know if the software skins companies put on top of Android would somehow affect the scores, but in either case it seems that the self-proclaimed smartphone king has been dethroned. The Huawei Ascend D quad is still a pretty powerful handset, though, so why don’t you check out our hands on and see if it’s right for you.
source: Android Central
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Snapdragon, Take your time till the exynos dragon arrives!!!
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 9:19 AM 11
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I am still gonna keep a close watch at Ascend D quad XL. I think as a package it can prove to be the a giant killer this year. Huawei has promised to price the phone 20% below competition.
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 9:26 AM 7
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OK, question. those phones were ranked 25th(ascend) and 23rd(pantech) so what were the 22 phones ranked above them???
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 9:31 AM 4
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My question exactly..............And if the tests results consider only smartphones then I am dying to see the full list......
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 12:42 PM 1
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Huawei? Products with chinese government spyware in them? no thank you.
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 12:18 PM 1
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Raped by a dual core? Geez. Now it's HTC One X (or EVO One) vs. Galaxy SIII. Snapdragon is a beast, but can it beat Exynos? I can't wait to decide which phone to use my Sprint upgrade on. It gjves me the shivers.
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 1:30 PM 0
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