1. mjforte's Avatar
    Saw that Droid-Life linked to this article on their recent post about the Galaxy SII with LTE. Samsung / Google Nexus Prime will only have a WVGA 800480 display | Ausdroid
    Would this change people's minds on getting the Prime if it were true?
    08-29-2011 03:20 PM
  2. nemov's Avatar
    Saw that Droid-Life linked to this article on their recent post about the Galaxy SII with LTE. Samsung / Google Nexus Prime will only have a WVGA 800480 display | Ausdroid
    Would this change people's minds on getting the Prime if it were true?
    Not really since the rumored model number is SCH-i515 and not GT-i9250.
    08-29-2011 03:24 PM
  3. mjforte's Avatar
    The GT-i9250 could be the model number for the GSM version of the phone. SCH-i515 is the model number for the Verizon version I think.
    08-29-2011 03:27 PM
  4. nemov's Avatar
    The GT-i9250 could be the model number for the GSM version of the phone. SCH-i515 is the model number for the Verizon version I think.
    There are two versions of the phone now? I think that's news as well.
    08-29-2011 03:32 PM
  5. equake's Avatar
    Different phone models, one a Galaxy S phone the other a Nexus phone
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    08-29-2011 03:34 PM
  6. EggoEspada's Avatar
    If it weren't to have an HD, I'd pass on it in favor of the Vigor. The phones rumored to be 4.6" and if it were to have such a low res, the experience would be lackluster.
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    08-29-2011 04:03 PM
  7. irl Panda's Avatar
    If it weren't to have an HD, I'd pass on it in favor of the Vigor. The phones rumored to be 4.6" and if it were to have such a low res, the experience would be lackluster.
    The Vigor will be a bigger disappointment than the Prime with low-res. You'd be better off with the Droid HD.

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    08-29-2011 06:23 PM
  8. EggoEspada's Avatar
    The Vigor will be a bigger disappointment than the Prime with low-res. You'd be better off with the Droid HD.

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    Curious to hear why you say that. It seems pretty solid to me. Granted you have bloated Sense on it as opposed to Stock Android with the latest version, but not much past that based on what we know.
    08-29-2011 07:01 PM
  9. irl Panda's Avatar
    Curious to hear why you say that. It seems pretty solid to me. Granted you have bloated Sense on it as opposed to Stock Android with the latest version, but not much past that based on what we know.
    A 1.5GHz processor based on old architecture means more power consumption for the same or worse performance you would get with even a 1GHz A9 based processor. Here HTC is clearly using numbers as a marketing tool. If I remember correctly, a 720p screen has around 70% more pixels. So we will definitely take some type of performance hit as well as additional battery drain. Couple this with the bad battery life HTC and LTE phones already have and you get a phone that sounds good in theory but will probably fail to deliver.

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    08-29-2011 08:33 PM
  10. EggoEspada's Avatar
    A 1.5GHz processor based on old architecture means more power consumption for the same or worse performance you would get with even a 1GHz A9 based processor. Here HTC is clearly using numbers as a marketing tool. If I remember correctly, a 720p screen has around 70% more pixels. So we will definitely take some type of performance hit as well as additional battery drain. Couple this with the bad battery life HTC and LTE phones already have and you get a phone that sounds good in theory but will probably fail to deliver.

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    Okay, I defiantly see what you're saying. Though it is possible that this device would have a Krait processor though, correct? It would make a little more sense if HTC were to wait for Qualcomm's NEX gen processor with 70%(?) more power efficient.
    08-29-2011 08:51 PM
  11. irl Panda's Avatar
    Okay, I defiantly see what you're saying. Though it is possible that this device would have a Krait processor though, correct? It would make a little more sense if HTC were to wait for Qualcomm's NEX gen processor with 70%(?) more power efficient.
    Those are supposed to come available for use in a phone in Q4 2011, but that doesn't mean we will actually see it in a phone then. I'm not sure anyone can answer that question at the moment, though. No one here anyway.
    08-29-2011 08:58 PM
  12. mjforte's Avatar
    Well with the benchmark here: HTC Vigor Benchmark Spotted, Headed to Verizon with 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor and 720p HD Display? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog it shows that it is using the Adreno 220 GPU, meaning it has to be the MSM8660 and not the MSM8960 (Krait) processor which has the Adreno 225.
    08-29-2011 09:33 PM
  13. androidjunkie30's Avatar
    Well with the benchmark here: HTC Vigor Benchmark Spotted, Headed to Verizon with 1.5GHz Dual-core Processor and 720p HD Display? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog it shows that it is using the Adreno 220 GPU, meaning it has to be the MSM8660 and not the MSM8960 (Krait) processor which has the Adreno 225.
    I don't care about the processor as long as there is no lag and ok battery life.
    08-29-2011 11:11 PM
  14. ottscay's Avatar
    I don't care about the processor as long as there is no lag and ok battery life.
    Then you care about the processor. Because battery life is directly a function of A) How much juice the battery can store (which is pretty much a constant in a given sized phone right now) and B) How efficient the CPU is at using the available power.

    A faster CPU based on the same chipset will burn up the battery quicker; a faster CPU based on a smaller die process may use substantially less power even though it's faster. So you definitely should care.

    As for it being smooth - unfortunately right now it's not really an issue of how fast the processor or the GPU is, it's the fact that less of the Android UI has gotten the full benefit of GPU hardware acceleration (this becomes even more true with many UI skins that OEMs put over it) then on the iPhone. This could be partially overcome with enough ram in a phone and a good enough garbage collector, but even then you'd eventually hit lag when you multi-tasked enough.

    So for battery life it's the underlying processor design and architecture that matters, and for smoothness it's more a function of proper OS programming to take advantage of the GPU better.
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    08-30-2011 02:39 AM
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