The entire point of benchmark scores is comparing devices on an even playing field. If scores are being manipulated by CPU boosting and other methods that change the way the device behaves in specific apps, then the scores are no longer any use. Geekbench and XDA have found that both OnePlus and Meizu have been ... Read More »
While the Sharp Aquos Crystal is intended to be a mid-range device, there’s no doubt that it’s aiming to be a great one that outshines the others in its area. As such, performance is a key factor. The Sharp Aquos Crystal has great design, but do its internal specs match up? We’ve tested it out in everyday ... Read More »
Tablets are used for a variety of things, ranging from web browsing to much more intense tasks like gaming or photo editing. To keep up with those higher performance tasks, manufacturers have to put plenty of power into their tablets to keep them running smoothly. As Samsung’s flagship tablet for 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S ... Read More »
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Qualcomm really loves to tease its upcoming mobile processors early, even if they’re not coming out for a long long time. We’re still playing with the Snapdragon 801 and waiting patiently for the all powerful Snapdragon 805 to come to mainstream devices, but it looks like Qualcomm is already testing the Snapdragon ... Read More »
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released with the specs everyone has come to expect from the flagship phones of this generation. A 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and nothing too extreme. It’s true that specs are no longer much of a selling point, while design and software are now the main differentiating factors.
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Samsung used to be known for making the best mobile processors in the world. Back in the days of the Hummingbird and the original Exynos 4, Samsung was unbeatable, and frankly, Qualcomm had nothing good to offer. Things are very different today, with Qualcomm chips performing admirably and Samsung chips disappearing from the US market.
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Flagship phones are intended to set the standard for smartphones each year, so they need to meet a certain level of performance to compete. To account for that, most manufacturers use the best chipset available to give the best performance possible. Testing benchmarks is an easy way to look at the raw power of a device, ... Read More »
We always like to keep our eyes peeled for new devices floating around and one of the latest is a mysterious NVIDIA tablet, codenamed Mocha. The Mocha showed up in benchmarks on GFXBench, although unfortunately, the benchmarks have been removed. Some of the specs include 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048×1536, NVIDIA’s own Tegra ... Read More »
Aside from the Moto X, high end Motorola devices have not garnered much attention. Yes, the Droid line on Verizon is awesome. With the same specs and features as the Moto X, but with their own perks, they’re solid devices. But people haven’t really been paying as much attention to them. Hopefully Motorola’s next devices ... Read More »
The performance of the HTC One (M8) might be a bit contentious given HTC’s own admission that the device kicks itself into High Performance Mode when most benchmarking tools are used. But the reality is that the Snapdragon 801 is perhaps the most powerful smartphone processor currently on the market (by a hair over the ... Read More »