Android OEMs are not generous when it comes to GPUs, even on flagships and despite agressively pushing pixel density
the S4pro, Adreno 320 in optimal cooling situation was a match to onscreen performance of the iPhone 5, at 1080p its greatly less, so all the Q1 2013 1080p snapdragon devices are lagging again behind Apple, meanwhile the iPad4 already leaves everyone in the smokes
Notice how intel PC chipsets are always lacking in GPU power, despite the entire world nagging about the massive difference between its chips and discrete GPUs? certain OEMs simply choose to ignore the importance of GPU power...or maybe leverage the need for GPUs to force you to upgrade
as for Tegra, no one is saying Nvidia's performance in the mobile world had been optimal, in fact we all know they are late into the GPU game despite being the GPU inventor, that being said, Tegra does offer a lot, all my previous devices were snapdragons (1, 2 and 3) and i can assure you i was never pleased, my dual krait windows 8x did not make me change my mind either....software is always lacking, game support, drivers and the general screen off endurance, qualcomm pushes their chipsets and forget about them, if something is broken they fix it in the next revision
on the other hand Tegra 3 despite how much we struggled fixing gaming issues, is still a much better chip in my opinion, a lot more thermally stable than snapdragons (remains stable even during insane heat), extremely fast Android speed, every bit we loose in screen on endurance we gain in screen off, gaming locked performance in THD games and performance/drivers are constantly updated from Nvidia's part , Nvidia milked T3 for much over a year without changing anything in it's specs, this is very impressive and good to the consumer, it provides a stable software support and something like a stable console cycle, unlike snapdragons which are constantly being updated in hardware
I can assure you I never owned an Android device as stable as the One X
let compare 2012's snapdragon 4? at least 8 variations with much different performance between each, in fact if you dont dig the model number of the snapdragon 4 you will be mislead by performance, just like variation with Adreno 203/305 and dual/quad A5 showed us, on the other hand, there is one and only Tegra 3, the difference in clocks is no big deal just like the Nexus 7 has proven, its a much more transparent approach and better commitment toward the consumer
snapdragons are over hyped for one simple reason, their integrated radios saving device makers a huge amount of headache and money
i've added this to my reply
and yes it's really such a shame, an amazing device in every word but the OS is still not taking off, you can actually say the OS is not worthy of the device...
consider this, many apps like youtube and facebook are build by MS shows how neglected it is...
HTC is to use a new camera sensor on its much-rumoured HTC M7 smartphone, Pocket-lint can confirm, that will use what the company calls Ultrapixels.
Although rumours currently suggest that the new smartphone will use a 13-megapixel sensor, sources familiar with the matter have told Pocket-lint that won't be the case. Well, not exactly.
The new camera will instead be made up of three 4.3-megapixel sensor layers that are used to combine into a single resulting image. Three lots of 4.3 may add up to around 13-megapixels, but images from HTC's latest won't be larger than 4.3-megapixels in size.
The technique, similar to that used by Sigma in the Foveon X3 sensor, means that three lots of data can represent one final pixel. All that extra data can be intelligently "combined" to generate a crisper, cleaner image with better colour accuracy.
The technique is also close to the way Nokia can handle image data with the camera in the 808 PureView, or Fujifilm's EXR system in its compact cameras - but both companies opt for a more conventional sensor structure.
The HTC could lie somewhere between these variety of techniques.
The Ultrapixel sensor is expected to be a core feature of the new M7 smartphone - the name of which is still to be officially confirmed - and, presumably, the way that HTC will stop consumers being confused that its new flagship phone will only come with what, on the surface, is a 4-megapixel sensor.
Nokia had a similar issue with the Nokia 808 Pureview's boasts of a 41-megapixel sensor which was only available in one mode, whereas the smartphone's more common settings would restrict output to 8-megapixels which boasted greater clarity.
Ultrapixel is ultimately remarketing the megapixel. Whether it will become a part of your daily vocabulary from 19 February, well, we'll just have to wait and see...
Some information about DLXPLUS, this device will be something like M7 for Sprint Carrier. pic.twitter.com/CNJGPL5C
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