Processor Doping: Do Smartphone Benchmarks Really Matter?

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In the early days of Android, disparity between processors, clock speeds, and the manufacturers of the ARM-based CPUs meant that there was no objective way to compare a phone’s performance. Benchmarking tools helped to solve that by normalizing the curve and comparing processor and graphics performance, applying applicable tasks that can be repeated regardless of […]

Motorola Obake Smartphone Spotted for Verizon

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A new and unannounced Motorola Obake smartphone for Verizon Wireless was seen on a leaked benchmark report fromĀ AnTuTu. There is little information about the phone available at this time, but the benchmarking score was an 18218 and the device is believed to be running a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon processor with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean under […]

Dual-Core AT&T HTC One XL Zippier Than Quad-Core Tegra HTC One X

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At Mobile World Congress, fans of the HTC One X found themselves to be disappointed by the AT&T variant that’s coming to the U.S. as the HTC One XL–based no the same design and specs–will eschew the international version’s quad-core processor in favor of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor for better compatibility with the U.S. […]

Intel’s Atom-Based Medfield CPU Offers Promising Benchmarks

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Earlier this month, Intel had begun showing of prototype Android smartphones and tablets running on its Medfield processor, an Atom-based CPU, as the company hopes to take on ARM-based chipsets in the mobile space. Now, we’re hearing that the Medfield chip can hold its ground against dual-core ARM-based chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 and Qualcomm’s […]