12-12-2011 09:19 AM
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  1. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    Man I've been reading all over the net about how much of a crap processor the snapdragon Is. I was gonna pick up a new Skyrocket but it would be off contract and if I'm spending that much, I don't want an inferior phone. Not that it would really be inferior but I want the best for the money I'm spending. So what gives? Quadrant scores are looking very inconsistent and I'm wondering if this is indeed a problem with the processor. Educate me.

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    11-06-2011 08:05 PM
  2. madhatter01's Avatar
    Well I get a quadrant score of 2500-3700. I would guess that Samsung has not optimized the CPU/gpu fully. If it can reach 3700 that's a tied with the original. I think we wont get the real performance out of it till ice cream sandwich.
    11-06-2011 08:29 PM
  3. SteveISU's Avatar
    Well I get a quadrant score of 2500-3700. I would guess that Samsung has not optimized the CPU/gpu fully. If it can reach 3700 that's a tied with the original. I think we wont get the real performance out of it till ice cream sandwich.
    Seeing that and knowing how Samsung has been with updates, make me leery to pick it up.


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    11-06-2011 08:36 PM
  4. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    Yeah I hear you, although I just read a report that sgs2 will get ics in mid December. I'm assuming the skyrocket as well. Guess we'll see. I'll probably hold off until around Christmas anyway. Like to here something on the Nexus

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    11-06-2011 09:17 PM
  5. Lavitapostandroid's Avatar
    Yeah I hear you, although I just read a report that sgs2 will get ics in mid December. I'm assuming the skyrocket as well. Guess we'll see. I'll probably hold off until around Christmas anyway. Like to here something on the Nexus

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    Could you provide a link?

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    11-06-2011 09:26 PM
  6. linuxdood's Avatar
    My antutu marks are just a hair below the sgs2 and the galaxy nexus. In real world use the thing seems fast. Downloads and install are liquid smooth. Madden and other games are at hight detail. Now on the other hand i cant get a quadrant above 2400 and i cant explain it.
    11-07-2011 12:20 AM
  7. jflexe99's Avatar
    The 1.5ghz dual core snapdragon is NOT bad. In fact I am impressed with it. It is very fast, and just BARELY slower than the 1.2ghz dual exynos(or however you spell the CPU in the GS2).

    Both are awesome phones. I just soo wanted a 4.5 inch super amoled plus screen. LOVE IT!
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    11-07-2011 02:04 AM
  8. notacyborg's Avatar
    I only had the SGS2 for a few days, but I grew to love it over that small time period. The Skyrocket is obviously very similar. The processor is performing just as well in my opinion. I am only disappointed that the display is still 480x800. It doesn't really cause a problem, but it would have been nice to have had the extra resolution to tap into. It's ok though, I get upgrade pricing every year through my company program so I'll get a good ICS phone late next year. The Galaxy Nexus is a nice phone, but I don't really see anyone tapping into ICS until the latter half of next year at the earliest anyway.
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    11-07-2011 10:23 AM
  9. bgapfire's Avatar
    I don't know if folks are convinced in their minds that the processor is slower just because it is not the Exynos, but I have not noticed a drop off at all with the Skyrocket. I'm sure everyone will claim to have a different experience as I have now. As of today, I haven't noticed a difference at all.
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    11-08-2011 01:07 PM
  10. bwil18's Avatar
    I havent noticed any problems as well
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    11-08-2011 01:33 PM
  11. StatuSChecKa's Avatar
    I have not noticed any problems either.
    I don't think anything negative is really seen by the naked eye. Only people that are overly consumed with a Quadrant test.
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    11-08-2011 01:36 PM
  12. sas1979's Avatar
    I did notice the email load times are slow but other than that, everything else is pretty fast! I am buying three charging cables though... it runs out of battery fast. I blame it on the 4G!!!
    11-09-2011 06:34 PM
  13. sas1979's Avatar
    oh three cables for home, work and car... lol.
    11-09-2011 06:35 PM
  14. StatuSChecKa's Avatar
    oh three cables for home, work and car... lol.
    I just bought a retractable one for the car, and another long cord for the office.

    I noticed that when I tried the regular Samsung Galaxy SII, that after a week or two of charge cycles, the battery life was improved. It was shotty at first, and I was like WTH; but at the end of the 4 weeks, it was reasonable.
    This battery on the Skyrocket has alot of responsibilities though. Huge bright screen and the Processor, and the 4G / HSPA+ connection.
    (Of course on the iPhone 4 I only charged it every other day...)
    11-09-2011 11:26 PM
  15. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I doubt that the processor isn't up to oar. I have the same processor in my Rezound with an HD screen and the phone is lightning fast. I think that people have gotten into their heads that the original SGSII had a the best processor and anything else is less. But in real world use, the phones fly.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound
    12-03-2011 01:31 AM
  16. planoman's Avatar
    I don't know if folks are convinced in their minds that the processor is slower just because it is not the Exynos, but I have not noticed a drop off at all with the Skyrocket. I'm sure everyone will claim to have a different experience as I have now. As of today, I haven't noticed a difference at all.
    People are convinced the SR is slower because that is what they read...it may be, but the objective measurements and the benchmarks just do not support all the discussions on this topic. Every reputable review on both phones had said this is not an issue both phones are fast and can take whatever you throw at them. I LOL when I see people flipping the screens and app drawer to see which is faster! After the recent update for the skyrocket I ran a antutu benchmark and it edged out the score I had for my SGSII (Had it for three weeks). The SR is plenty fast in processing power!

    I think this issue has been laid to rest...the Skyrocket is a worthy successor to the SGSII especially in LTE areas.
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    12-03-2011 10:45 AM
  17. jbrandonf's Avatar
    Quadrant scores don't measure any real-world scenario and are useless, unless you're measuring your e-peen against other geeks. Like I always say: It's all about the experience.

    With that said, this thing flies. Its buttery smooth and makes my older sensation look like a last Gen phone (it's HTC's fault for not optimizing it enough). Ill be set once LTE is lit up and I get ICS!
    12-05-2011 01:46 AM
  18. RoboWarrior's Avatar
    The samsung exynos processor has a better graphics processor but the qualcommn has a better processor for multitasking overall. Since many benchmarks test the graphics processor that's why the exynos seems years ahead. And the fact is it is years ahead compared to other graphics processors found on other phones including the iPhones. its the content that is not optimized. In the end the qualcommn is better just because many applications are optimized for qualcommn processor especially games. "cough" Gameloft.
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    12-05-2011 07:46 PM
  19. jbrandonf's Avatar
    Interesting info but it still doesn't matter in the end. It's not like we're getting games that max out the processors. Angry Birds and Ninja Fruit aren't exactly taxing on a system.
    12-05-2011 08:12 PM
  20. Neutron Herder's Avatar
    I can say that I notice no lag when opening windows or scrolling.

    I've had the phone almost a month and am still very impressed by the speed. I haven't run benchmarks or anything, I'm just looking at my personal experience.

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    12-05-2011 09:08 PM
  21. s14tat's Avatar
    You only notice the lag and stuttering in the SR vs the OG GS2 when you put them side by side. Web page scrolling and pinch to zoom is no where near as smooth and there is more checker boarding. This is all because the GPU is better in the OG GS2 vs the SR.
    12-06-2011 08:55 AM
  22. jbrandonf's Avatar
    Do you have an SR? I don't think you know what you're talking about. I have zero checkerboarding and scrolling OS as smooth as can be.I never use the stock browser so I can't tell ya if the pinch to zoom is how it should be. What phone do you have?
    12-06-2011 09:01 AM
  23. phantomracer's Avatar
    Do you have an SR? I don't think you know what you're talking about. I have zero checkerboarding and scrolling OS as smooth as can be.I never use the stock browser so I can't tell ya if the pinch to zoom is how it should be. What phone do you have?
    X2 only had my skyrocket for a few days.. shockinly smooth and fast.. LTE service is off the hook fast

    The pinch zoom and the tilt zoom is also outstanding.

    zero complaints about ANY aspect of performance.

    Only complaint is insanely horrific battery life! I did read elsewhere here that the battery needs to be excercised to get better life..I will try that.. else I will have to pick up a marine deep cycle battery and tote that along with me as well
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    12-06-2011 09:59 AM
  24. 7days2go's Avatar
    Mine's pretty smooth. No lags here. Numbers don't always reflect the total user experience.
    You wanna see a phone that lags, go try the LG Nitro.
    12-06-2011 12:14 PM
  25. ALexSoFLy's Avatar
    I gave my OGS2 to my gf, and when I first bought the SR, it Did "seem" to have a slight lag when scrolling and pinching zoom compared to the OGS2. After a few adjustments to my settings, and rooting to remove AT&T bloatware, its running very smooth. This is by far better than my old iPhone 4 and I'd say its on par with the OGS2 (which is also rooted w bloatware removed). The processor isn't crap, don't let people who probably never owned the SR fool you by bashing the processor. Try it for yourself, you be the judge. Guarentee, you would change your mind.

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    12-07-2011 01:47 AM
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