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

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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19 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

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

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

2. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

this is CRAPDRAGON!!

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

6. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I know exactly what you mean.

8. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thank you! lol +1 for you!

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?

11. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

13. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thank you for correcting me

19. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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.

16. daxatron

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

17. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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!

18. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

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