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    Default Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

    Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year


    Not saying anyone should wait... Just passing on info.
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    I'm going to let 64 bit systems bake for a year before getting one so this works for me.

    Good info though thanks!
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    It mentions support for 4K displays. I thought the S5 could do that now?
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    Meh if anything is worthy enough in 2015 I'll sell the S5 on Swappa and put the funds toward a new phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabigayle View Post
    Meh if anything is worthy enough in 2015 I'll sell the S5 on Swappa and put the funds toward a new phone.
    Bingo.

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    That's a stupid article.
    1-every year there is a new chip out that is better than last year
    2-a lot of it means nothing in real life usage. Just looks good on paper
    3-my phone is over 2 years old and still runs a lot of the newest apps without issues so chips now will not be obsolete when those chips comes out.
    4-64-bit is pretty much marketing terms. Look at windows PC, 64-bit does make a difference but no one really knows what it means and very few people use it to it's full potential

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    That's a stupid article.
    1-every year there is a new chip out that is better than last year
    2-a lot of it means nothing in real life usage. Just looks good on paper
    3-my phone is over 2 years old and still runs a lot of the newest apps without issues so chips now will not be obsolete when those chips comes out.
    4-64-bit is pretty much marketing terms. Look at windows PC, 64-bit does make a difference but no one really knows what it means and very few people use it to it's full potential

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    EXACTLY this^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    EXACTLY this^^^
    Double this. The iPhone 5s had a 64 bit processor and to be honest I didn't really notice any difference between that and the iPhone 5c (which does not have a 64 bit processor). I don't even know if the App Store has more than a couple of apps that even utilize the 64 bit. At this point it's moot. Until apps start coming out that actually utilize it it's all just marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken7 View Post
    It mentions support for 4K displays. I thought the S5 could do that now?
    It is referring to the screen resolution, not video recording resolution. S5 display is fHD, not 4k.

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    i have no idea what this is so i guess i wont be missing anything lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken7 View Post
    It mentions support for 4K displays. I thought the S5 could do that now?
    It can shoot 4k video but the display is 1080p. In my opinion, more than sufficient for a 5" screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabigayle View Post
    Meh if anything is worthy enough in 2015 I'll sell the S5 on Swappa and put the funds toward a new phone.
    That's how it's done

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmandoo122 View Post
    Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year


    Not saying anyone should wait... Just passing on info.
    Oh man. With the Galaxy S7 2 years out, I think I am gonna wait for that! I can see for those that don't upgrade every year, that he/she might hold off. But most of us here are insane and get the new model no matter what.
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    And Qualcomm (or Samsung) 2016 chips may make you regret getting new phone in 2015.

    By that logic, no one should buy smartphone now and wait for next year models.
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    Default Re: Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Zabigayle View Post
    Double this. The iPhone 5s had a 64 bit processor and to be honest I didn't really notice any difference between that and the iPhone 5c (which does not have a 64 bit processor). I don't even know if the App Store has more than a couple of apps that even utilize the 64 bit. At this point it's moot. Until apps start coming out that actually utilize it it's all just marketing.
    I agree to a point - until someone puts a 64bit chip in a phone, none of the developers would write programmes. The hardware has to come before the software.... Whether it'll make any difference is another matter!
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    The 1st year of a 64bit CPU/OS are usually 32-bit apps with 64-bit extensions.

    You won't see truly native 64-bit apps for 2 years. And if you think developers will ignore 32-bit Android devices, which currently RULE THE WORLD, you're nuts. Whatever comes out in 64-bit will be in 32-bit also. You won't be missing out.

    2 years is a good time range, since that's when many S5/M8 contracts will be expiring and it'll be better to jump on the 64bit bandwagon then, when the hardware is more polished and the OS is more optimized.

    And unless hardware goes over 4GB of RAM, you won't notice much difference in anything anyway, since 64-bit addresses don't' really shine unless you're pushing lots of them on 4+GBs of RAM.

    By 2016, 64-bit Smartphones will be more mature and RAM will probably be standard at 4GB.

    I wouldn't "wait" for 64-bit phones to come out this year, if you are in the market now for a new phone.
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    Next year , they will announce that Adreno 5xx is 70% faster than 4xx and CPU power is doubled etc. , Then again in 2016 , they announce even better things etc.

    There is only one situation where waiting is better imo : Never buy Galaxy S4 when Galaxy S5 is about to launch or Never buy iPhone 5s when iPhone 6 is about to launch.

    Why ? There are two reasons :
    1.If you wait one more month , older models prices slash down and also deals could be better.
    2.Newer model is awesome ? Get that new phone (or) Is it bad ? You can get older model at much better price.
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    Default Re: Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

    Dude, who do you think you're talking to? I'll just get a new phone next year when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    That's a stupid article.
    1-every year there is a new chip out that is better than last year
    2-a lot of it means nothing in real life usage. Just looks good on paper
    3-my phone is over 2 years old and still runs a lot of the newest apps without issues so chips now will not be obsolete when those chips comes out.
    4-64-bit is pretty much marketing terms. Look at windows PC, 64-bit does make a difference but no one really knows what it means and very few people use it to it's full potential

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    Games are where you see a difference. Uneducated people said 32 bit and 16 bit are not needed. That was said years ago... the games need to be optimized for 64 bits and the games must push apple's a7 at hard as possible. Apple's A7 is the fastest mobile processor being used .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimJ87D View Post
    Dude, who do you think you're talking to? I'll just get a new phone next year when it comes out.
    Lol. This ^^^

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    I know... I can't wait... I mean, the Snapdragon 800 in my Nexus 5 is dog slow. Hell, apps don't load the INSTANT I touch the icon.... it takes, like, maybe a second.

    :/

    Regardless at how much faster the chips are in a year's time, there's only so much progress. Sure, back in the day when it took quite a while for apps to load, shaving several seconds off the load times was an improvement that each and everyone could see. But the most recent generations of mobile processors really stepped up the game.... most of the time I'm waiting on whatever app I loaded to connect up and get its stuff from the network. Switching between recent programs is often only slowed down by window animations and not the processor. The thing hauls some serious digital ****.

    I mean, if Qualcomm all of a sudden announced a new chipset that was twice as fast and used half the power as the current ones and there was a phone going on sale with it TOMORROW... then you would see some pissed off people. But that ain't happening.
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    Are you all kidding me? Speed wise this thing is a joke!

    The SD810 is coming out 6-8 month after the SD805 - and the GPU will ONLY be 30 percent faster??? Hell - whats about the same different that the SD800 and the SD801 have - and the 801 is just a advanced 800 and not a completly new gereration!

    So lets say the Note4 comes out in October with a SD805 (save bet). And then the S6 comes out April 2005 with the SD810 (also relatively save bet).
    So the S6 will be about 30 percent faster then the Note4 (GPU wise)... BUT: if the S6 features a 2160p or even a more hires display, it then will be SLOWER then the N4????


    We are used to the fact that smartphone GPUs at least double the speed every year. And now we are celebrating 30 percent??? LAME!!!!

    I really hope Samsung finally gets a LTE modem in the Exynos 6 and kicks qualcomms ***! We need more competition in the SoC space. QC is really slowing down innovation wise because they know they are the king right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterElwood View Post

    I really hope Samsung finally gets a LTE modem in the Exynos 6 and kicks qualcomms ***! We need more competition in the SoC space. QC is really slowing down innovation wise because they know they are the king right now...
    Your competition is Intel, problem is they aren't doing that great of a job of it.
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