PhoneArena Q&A Ep 8: Best tablet OS for work and play, A7 vs Snapdragon 800, UltraPixels and more
posted by Ray S. / Nov 01, 2013, 10:45 AM
PhoneArena is back with with the latest episode of our Q&A series. This time, our readers have asked us about the differences between the mobile operating systems, in the context of tablets, but we're also touching on other hot topics such as the rivalry between chipsets and HTC's beloved UltraPixels.
Be sure to post your questions below for next time!
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Is there any real benefit of having displays of over 1080p, on phones?
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 10:47 AM 0
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Or having a 1080p display? You don't see pixels with a display that has 300ppi(unless you get really close but why would you?), so why bother put 440ppi if it's going to require bigger batteries and more processing power? I'm sick of all this hardware and software gimmicks.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 2:17 PM 6
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Unless it's a 6 inch phone or so it's a waste
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 4:45 PM 1
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What do you think about Google not updating its Galaxy nexus ans apple update its iPhone 4?
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 11:56 AM 0
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simply because of the Google marketing strategy that said the hardware incompatibility :D
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 12:23 PM 0
My wife's iphone 4 runs terrible on the update
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 3:06 PM 0
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Why is HTC going with the U-pixel. If people doesn't like that. Why continue? I think their products will sell more if it were 13mp.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 12:57 PM 0
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W8, iOS 7 or Android? You were very specific for the first two and extremely vague for the last. Gaming on a 64-bit A7 processor with iOS 7 can't be beat right now
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 2:04 PM 1
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why would you need to hardcore game on a phone, candy crush sure, temple run sure but basic phones can run those fine, if you hardcore game you should have a ps3, xbox 360 or a pc not a phone
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 2:28 PM 1
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Or a PS Vita. That said, considering the Xbox features and phone functionality, Windows Phone 8 is hard to beat for the true "hardcore" gamer, especially as more titles are released and components approach console and computer performance.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 3:33 PM 0
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The biggest handicap Windows phone has is the processing power. It may run very smooth but there's not a lot of Ooomf under the hood. Of course that's not much of a problem anymore with the snapdragon 800 on board.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 4:52 PM 0
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Dear ray, which do you prefer out of windows phone or android? Ray: ios.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 3:14 PM 3
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I'm android fans, i'm having Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 10.1 last year model and now i'm using a Galaxy note 3. And sorry to say but the Ray answer is true the android tablet is lacking tablet optimized apps (i love Note 3 and i hate small screen phone like iPhone 5s and i dont care about 64bit processor). But i must admit the iPad probably the best tablet at the moment, since my old note tablet is kinda laggy... Still android tab have their own advantage over the iPad like expandable storage, usb otg, better screen size ratio, cheaper, more features (like mini apps & multiwindows), etc
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 10:47 PM 0
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Windows 8 tablets can't be beat If spec'd right. You can get one with an i7 loads of ram and storage. Idk how customizable they are as far as graphics cards, but since its windows the potential os there. Something a 64 bit A7 can't do. Pricing is the true devil for windows, whereas versatility is the ipads weakness and optimization is androids. And while iPad is staying stagnant with its weakness the other two are making progress.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 11:30 PM 1
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Hey Ray, A lot of people complain that 1080p and 720p displays on a phone is all the same, and the difference between them cannot be found with our naked eye. But recently i checked out note 3 and note 2 side by side and i couldnt take my eyes off of note 3, i could see the vibrancy of colours and clarity, so does the eye catchyness just depend on the brightness(nits) it puts out or is it the ppi?? Will a phone with 720p and 400+ nits look just as cool???
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 2:22 AM 0
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Ever since the iOS 7 update, the majority of iPhone owners have been experiencing terrible battery life, random rebooting, crashing, BSOD... There have already been 3 updates ever since but none of these constant problems have been removed. It's a bug-infested mess so what would you suggest owners can do to avoid this?
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 9:57 AM 0
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Hey Ray I wanted to know that will qualcomm be launching a more powerful processor than its snapdragon 800 chipset in coming months for mobile(like an octacore or a processor with higher clock speed)..? and also what is the future for flexible displays, Will there be flexible chipset and battery too..?
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 3:57 PM 0
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