What can dual-core do for you: a course refresher what the A5 chip will bring to the Apple iPhone 4S

We look into the current state of multicore affairs, trying to help you determine if dual-core is right for you. One can naturally live just as well with a single-core gadget, but there are certain advantages that might prove irresistible for you...
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1. Bob unregistered

Apps make the smartphone so I'll wait for the true dual core beast. I think it'll take a year more for that. Till then I don't mind using a FroYo based single core device.

4. Bob2 unregistered

Wait for the true dual core beast? It's gonna be a never ending wait. Once you think you've got the perfect phone of the year with breaking benchmarks and battery life, 2ghz dual core, 1 month after release some random company will taunt you with quad cores that doubles that performance with an estimated 6 months release date or so...

8. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

intel is coming with Kal El

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

intel? you mean Nvidia. The Kal El is the quad core revision of the tegra2. i guess they will call it a tegra4? lol. right behind that will be sammy with the exynos quad core next year probably. If your always waiting for the next great thing, you will always be waiting as its always changing. Just grab what is great at the time you need a new phone and dont worry about 3 months from now.

10. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

I totally agree with you. Especially with the last paragraph

23. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Me too

35. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Excellently said. I really enjoy playing around with WP devices and they are using W7 Mango, at a time when W8 is being teased. I really like the Titan and the Focus, but now they are teasing a fantastic looking Nokia. I could wait forever. And if My families best interests is going to Verizon, where the one WP they have is not for me, do I make everyone wait? Just look at the options, do your homework, and grab a great phone. Sure, in two or four months something really cool will come. But that doesn't make your choice bad. We are supposed to enjoy these things. So, enjoy em.

34. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

I admit Siri is amazingly amazing. But the iPhone 4S isn't the best, lets face it. However I believe it's camera will be excellent too.

2. jplayer01

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Completely satisfied with the 'dated' 65nm single-core CPU in my WP7 phone. Faster browsing would be nice, sure, but I'm sure Mango (and IE9) will deliver better performance and ... well, I'm not going to get a new phone for a while. Expensive little buggers. :/

3. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

i will wait heavy optimized apps for single core, or dual core 2nd generation... but now i'm wanna buy sensation LOL *i just courious with new sense hahaha

5. Chuck222 unregistered

The survey answers are designed so that the third answer is the only one you are to pick: "I might look into getting a dual-core device when developers finally get it together, and release swarms of multicore-optimized apps." The first two answers are designed to make you sound like an idiot if you pick them. PA, stop doing surveys when you don't want to hear the answers.

12. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I picked option one...

6. Dannyjayfuller unregistered

Definitely wanting a dual-core. I'm an android addict and a gamer, who also uses their phone for (SHOCK!)basic phone functions, so everything about dual-core, the battery life especially, appeals heavily to me. The Galaxy S2 has me drooling, but I'll probably go for the EVO 3D since it's the only dual-core on Sprint within my time window for jumping ship from T-Mo.

37. GG unregistered

Galaxy s2 has a battery life issue. even with root n stuff. and i also noticed processor heating problem on heavy gaming.

7. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I came from an overclocked desire z and i noticed a good difference moving up to my atrix. Then, i sold the atrix and moved up to an sgs2 and the difference is immense. Well worth it. The phone simply does not slowdown...EVER.

11. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

I can care less about apps; browsing, calling, video, and photography define my phone use.

19. alien45

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Probably u just keep ur phone in the show case????

30. haroon unregistered

perhaps, you forgot to notice the semi colon there. I did too and had to read three times to understand what he meant. All he is saying is he doesnt care about apps but everything else that he mentioned are important for him

13. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Whats with all the power??? Obviously people need to stop playing games on their Andtoys

14. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Until cell phones can record with the same HD quality as some of the actual digital cameras out there, I'll be just fine with the 720p on my Evo Shift.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your the same type of person that said that when it was just a VGA camera, werent ya? lol

16. JaySVX555 unregistered

I tend to keep my phones a while so I'll be looking to a dual core phone as my next purchase. My reasoning is that over the next couple years the apps to take advantage of the hardware will follow with more widespread adoption of said hardware. It does tend to go both ways but generally the software available will use up whatever resources you can throw at it, at least eventually.

17. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Dual core on Android powered phones makes sense as the next upgrade past Gingerbread will be optimized for dual core. I wouldn't worry about "falling behind" if you are interested in Windows powered devices, Blackberry 1.2 single core, the Pre3 WeBOS 1.4, or (gasp) the next iPhone offering- they will be optimized for those processors. Actually, there are some really good single core Android devices (infuse, Inspire, T-Bolt) which will be real nicely priced in a few months and still give great speeds- just not premium upgrade possabilities over two years.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If you have Gingerbread, isn't it dual-core 'aware'?

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it knows its there, but unless scripts are actually written to take advantage of the dual core chip, it will operate on a single core.

21. Samot9

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Lets put it this way, if your getting a new phone it would be wise to do the duel core because of the long term upgradeablity. (rooting)

22. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

using an ipod touch 2g for internet everywhere i go with wifi, i have no problem with no flash support... therefore, i have no problem if i get a single core, 800mhz snapdragon 2nd gen. processor froyo-powered phone in a few months... (with adobe flash turned off)

24. rich unregistered

Why on Earth would u turn off flash????? stop using ur ipod, its tainting ur views my droid device flys online with flash. single core froyo

25. ed unregistered


26. ed unregistered

i believe there will be need for this in futrure....what we need is a stable safe os...it always comes down the OS...we need dual core battery.. most android dual core phone are still laggy and sluggish... my hd7 is way faster than the lg revolution..its all about the OS.............
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