Originally Posted by Toss3
Considering that the Octa uses almost 5W when maxed out, I think it will be a good thing for everyone if they went with the Snapdragon. Besides I think the 600 is going to be really great for developers(especially for CM), as most phones in 2013 are going to be using them.
The Snapdragon is also supposed to be 40% faster than the previous S4 Pro, so that means that it'll be pretty much on par with a fully fledged A15, while consuming less W.
The Snapdragons are nowhere even near A15 performance, maybe the S800 but that's still away.
Compare with Tegra 4:
The Octa would be only 100MHz lower than the T4. Still regardless, you can compare that to the S600 scores, at least on the CPU side.
5W at load would be good
. The 4210 peaked at 3.5W without the GPU, it was a hot phone, but it was usable. We're probably seeing higher peak dissipation than that. Average consumption would be fantastic due to the A7's though.
Anyway we'll see.
On one hand we have Samsung doing their PR release of the Octa and touting their 4.99" screen behind the scenes, and ARM employees basically sure of themselves confirming that it'll ship this spring, but that was a few months ago. OLED association actually confirmed the S4 having that screen back in November but none of the news sites caught that.
On the other hand we have sensible reasons, and supposedly leaked and credible benchmarks pretty much confirming the S600, plus several other reports.
In my opinion it's not a Galaxy S phone anymore and they should call it something else. I wouldn't release it like that.
Originally Posted by ballsofsteel
Precisely. They only really care if the display looks good or not, and not the underlying technology that powers it.
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The uninformed user prefers the colourful and deeper blacks of AMOLED displays, don't think that many people beyond enthusiasts really care that much for "accurate" colours. An S-Stripe display as on the Note 2 has no disadvantages over any LCD.