Re: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600
The S4 was considered a beast when it was unveiled several months before the HTC One series and Galaxy S3 emerged. The only complaint was a slightly under-powered GPU. I think it's the exact same with the Snapdragon 600 with Adreno 320. It will be great, but it will quickly lose appeal as Apple's new SoC and the Snapdragon 800 are in products only a few months later. Unfortunately, even the Adreno 330 GPU (which is a 50% graphics performance increase over the Adreno 320 in the Snapdragon 600) is said to fall short of the already old Apple A6X from last year.
Originally Posted by Love Divine
That being said, the S4 in my Galaxy S3 is still quite fast and I'm very happy with it even today. Upgrading to the Snapdragon 600 is said to be a 40% increase over the S4 so that's already amazing...and I am definitely a believer in real world performance > specs on paper. Unfortunately, the tech world loves specs on paper...and I would rather wait a few months extra to get a HTC One or Galaxy SIV with a Snapdragon 800!
I think Qualcomm made it pretty clear that we should expect the Snapdragon 800 in phones as well. I have now seen that they don't expect it to be available until the 2nd half of this year though...so it probably won't make it into the Galaxy SIV. I agree Google would be quite happy to one-up everyone (except Apple, again) by releasing a new Nexus with the Snapdragon 800...it's just too bad they probably will skip on LTE again...that's the only thing holding me back from my desire to go pure-Google.
Originally Posted by AndroidS3