Whether you like it or not, 2012 is going to be the year of smartphones having four brains, which means the Quad core processors. We already know that companies like LG, ZTE, and Huawei are aiming to surprise the consumer market with their versions of Quad core based smartphones.
But as of this moment the Galaxy S III from Samsung, and One X from HTC are the only two phones having four cores inside their body available around us. Both of these handsets are flagship models of their respective companies and are creating lots of buzz due their super fast processors.
Both smartphones, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III, are stylish and have nice built quality. The first one scores little higher in terms of having NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.5GHz processor as compared to the home made Exynos 1.4GHz processor of SIII. Since 1GB of RAM is a common feature between them so the difference in the speed of the processor may not affect to a great extent.
The actual purpose of moving from Dual core to Quad core is to enhance the speed of our smartphones which are becoming more like a computer with complex applications developed every day. These super fast mobile phones are capable of performing multitasking at much high speed when compared with Single or Dual core processors. The fact remains bitter to this moment that faster mobile processors tend to waste your battery more quickly as all the four cores are fired at the same time when even a single touch gesture is performed. That means you will soon end up having low battery. Nokia’s Stephen Elop does not like the idea very much as he says “so-called dual-core, quad-core mobile phones can only waste batteries, but not be useful for consumers all the time”.
Maybe this is the reason all Nokia Lumia models are based on Single core processors.
Sony also shares the view point of Elop in this regard but both of these companies are rumored to adopt the new technology towards the end of this year.
Albeit, there is more than one, but the second familiarity between One X and S III is their operating system which the latest version of Android, code name Ice Cream Sandwich. So, not only the two cell phones are much advanced in terms of their processor but also they have the most recent version of Google’s owned OS.
Tech pundits state that it may take some time to achieve the certain level of creating harmony between the new gen of smartphones processors and their softwares.