Is smart phone really required such high processor?

@akp100 (13328)
India
March 20, 2013 8:22am CST
Hello Friends Well, as you know new and new phones are launching with more great features. Now Samsung has already released their new Galaxy series S4. Well, now it is available with octa core processor!!! Well, that's really high one. Well, I was happy with my old laptop with even dual core processor only. So I wonder what is need of such high processor in the Smart Phones. I mean even people have such phone with them then they surely required computer/laptop for their computer work. So they can't take place of computer completely.. I am not talking about tablet. What do you think? Do smart phones required such high processors.. or it is just one trick to attract people and increase the cost.
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@suni51 (2991)
• India
20 Mar 13
HI AKP- For me a phone can never replace my laptop or net book as I am not good at using phones keypad for any other purpose but punching its keys for numbers. Would you be surprised if I tell you that I have never sent a single text in last 10 years or so. I remember those old days while I used to send messages on New Year, Diwali and Holi etc but those were messages which I used to redirect rather typed them. I still do not like using my phone for purpose other than voice call or checking my email while on a short visit. cheers.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Hi Suni That's it. And for such purposes I don't know why they are offering such high processor.. Just to take more money..! Well, I do more things from my phone than you mentioned. But still dual core processor with good RAM is already enough for that work.. So why go for such high processor?! Well, this is little surprise for me.
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@Jlyn10 (10837)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 13
@suni You need lessons on how to use your phone? I'm giving free classes to those who are not so smart in using their phones. @anand Perhaps it's the competition to see who processes the more higher version of smartphones which in turn makes the users not so smart.
@suni51 (2991)
• India
21 Mar 13
@Jeny- as long as lessons are free, I am in. What else is on offer for tutorials please? How much stipend a student gets if enrolls as an early bird?
@Jlyn10 (10837)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 13
Asking about smartphones again? I don't have to tell you "I told you so", do I?
@suni51 (2991)
• India
21 Mar 13
Smart people talk smart, always...any problem?
@Jlyn10 (10837)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 13
Precisely, they only know how to talk smart but they're actually not so smart.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Mar 13
No she thinks that people who use smart phone are not smart enough.. And no way she understand me on this thing.. So I have to saw her every time.
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
20 Mar 13
No a smart phone is not smart enough, to replace laptop a desktop or tablet, they are making all these smartphone like, Samsung S4 to get you to spend you money, just because they put in all the new features in these phones, I know one lady that buys these new phone like this, when they come out, she already had Samsung S3 now she wants the new Samsung S4 phone, this is what I call wasting you money, every time something new comes out, you are going out buying it, and you don't need it, you are just buying it to impress people.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Yeah.. That's little correct from you. Many people do the same thing. They just buy new and latest gadgets for impressing other people. WEll, I would never like that thing. I mean phone is one thing that one should purchase for their personal requirement not for showing off. I hope people will understand this thing.
@Jlyn10 (10837)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 13
No, people won't understand this thing. They usually want to follow the trend ... like there's something new coming out, I want to be the first one to have it. You know, something like that.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Mar 13
It is true Jlyn.. But that is just like waste of money.. Don't you think so? I mean getting phone just for a show off or like that and not to buy phone as per requirement.
@yugocean (8375)
• India
20 Mar 13
I am thinking to buy a New phone/tablet so that I can login when I am outside, but I don't have something proper and use my old lappy in home only.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Well, if you are thinking to purchase new phone or tablet, then I would like to advice you that just go for one phone as per requirement. No need to go for costlier one just because they are more popular. Because same thing can achieved in less expensive gadget too. So choose it wisely. best of luck.
@yugocean (8375)
• India
21 Mar 13
I know this, I asked because you started this discussion, and you are good at tech. And you said earlier too you will tell when I will ask.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
He he.. Always here to help you.
@Life11211 (452)
• India
20 Mar 13
Hi, My understanding when any new technology comes, it normally takes times to understand its use. May be looking at current situation it feels not required, but may be few years down the line we can able to understand the importance of high processor. See operating systems are getting updated, (like i have 2.3 ginger bread, but its updated to 4.2 jelly bean) technology is moving at really very very high speed, its difficult for us to catch or understand what's going on. I can able to see or understand difference when actually start using latest operating systems as what they upgraded and how better way i can make use of it. PS: The purpose of this reply is not to offend you in any way, its my understanding on this subject.
• India
20 Mar 13
I am great fan of tech programs. I heard lot more is coming and very soon laptops will get replaced with hybrid tablet. Currently as they are very new, so that's why they are very costly, soon we can able to get them at reasonable prices.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Hi Life WEll, it will not called offending, we are here to discuss here, so opinions and thinking can be different. WEll, what I think is, right now jelly bean is the latest Android os and that can be run very smoothly on Dual Core processor with Good RAM. We are already having Quad Core processor (higher than dual core) which is already quite more for even future technology and OS. And also it is yet to be used by most of the people. So I don't understand the concept about this over high processor. Yes no doubt it will going to be good for future. But right now it is too early. That's what I think. he he.. Just like you even I am fan of latest gadgets and technologies. Hybrid tablets are already in the market, but as I have heard that it is still too early to buy it as more better products in the hybrid section going to be launched soon.. Well, new and new features will keep coming.
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
23 Mar 13
Yes this is crazy,why the hell would a phone need an 8 core CPU and GPU? 4 cores is MORE than enough! Plus the more cores doesn't actually get you a more powerful CPU.It's rare that even desktop computers take full advantage of four cores,mobile devices simply don't multitask enough to leverage two more cores.They're better off jacking up the clock speed on two cores than adding more cores the device will rarely use.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
He he.. Exactly. And I wonder if they are understanding this stuff or not. Well, I hope they understand it. If it is just for attracting purpose and for getting more money it is really not good.
@Ghajini (776)
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
I think the reason for putting very high-end processors and features on new smartphones today is because some of them are marketed as "phablets" (phone + tablet), the galaxy note 2 is phablet and in my opinion as well the s3 and s4. I guess, that's how technology progresses, each year there will be more and more powerful phones, tablets and laptops to be sold.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
Well, yes now all those big screen phone called Phablets.. but they are still lower than tablet and computer. And you know so called apple's ipad 3 is also having very low processor than this but still it runs very smooth and without any problem. Even computer with dual core processor runs good. So why octa core for smartphone! this is bit surprise to me. But yes that's my opinion and can have its own advantages.
@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Mar 13
Wow, that is some processor, and like you, I don't think a phone needs that fast of a processor to it. I have the galaxy s3, and I think mine Is pretty fast for a smartphone. It seems like they want processors in smartphones, to be faster than a computer, or as fast as a computer anyway. I kind of wished I had waited for the s4, before I upgraded, but such is life. I really have bad timing. anyway, the s3 does what I want it to, so that is all that matters anyway. I have posted in here with my phone, and it was so easy. I am not as smart as my phone is though. As ling as it will do what I need it to, then I am happy. take care, and have a good day.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
Well, S3 is really good phone with really fast processing speed. So even I thinks that S4 is having something over expected. Surely they are moving ahead of computers. he he. But smart phone is smart phone they surely can't take place of computers for specific work.
• Italy
21 Mar 13
I think that the most important thing in a smartphone is ram memory! With much ram you can do many operations and open many software without having any lag. The processor is also important if you want to use certain functions but most of all for softwares and games. The most powerfull a high processor is, the fastest it's response will be for example if you surf the internet from it. Of course it's also true that Octa core is really much, but since they try to make smartphones always more fast and performing there's nothing bad in it. Also, everybody can decide if buying a low processor smartphone or a high one depending from the budget. For example for those who use their smartphone just for text messages and calls, high processor is just a waste. Just my opinion mate.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
Well, if you go for latest software or game with latest android system, dual core is enough fast processor for all. And yes what more important to run apps smoother is RAM. Well, I know that RAM should be high enough as per requirement, but I guess octa core in phone is still little early. But yes I may be wrong too. That's my personal opinion.
• China
21 Mar 13
Yes, it is waste for me absolutely. I'm using first generation Galaxy phone with only one core, and my OS is android 4.1.It still can run smoothly on most of applications. By the way, my another concern is maybe this octa core could not compete with dual core of laptop due to the different design principle. Do you think so?
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Mar 13
WEll, I don't know more about it. I guess octa core should perform more good than dual core as it must be fast. About phone, yes octa core is surely more than needed. Like you mentioned we can also have good experience of latest android system with low processor.. So why to spend more money for something not wanted. Well, for me I think dual core is already enough for me.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
21 Mar 13
It may be necessary to have such high processor for the phone to become high end smart-phone, since it can do many things at once efficiently and in a very fast manner. I am sure those tasks and application in a smart phone can be very demanding in term of 'brain power', especially when doing plenty of multi-tasking and multi media chorus.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Mar 13
Well, We already having dual core and quad core (better than dual core) for high processing experience. And you know there is no big enough game that can't be run on dual core processor too. Well, I don't know what samsung is thinking.. but yes in future it can be useful. But now it is too early to introduce this thing.
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
21 Mar 13
No, I don't think so. But I can't really say I am a smart phone power user. I only use apps on my smart phone occasionally. I think smart phones don't need such a high processor for the functions the current smart phones on the market can do. I think it's basically just drains the battery of the smart phone more quickly.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Mar 13
Surely you have mentioned another good point there. AS processor is more powerful it will surely drain more battery of your phone. So as we don't have apps or games which need such high processor, why to go for it?! There is no wonder if they will come up with even more high processor for S5 or something.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
20 Mar 13
I guess there's market for everything... When I used to be on road a lot for work, I could've used fast phones... I used to get a lot of emails & documents emailed to me & they were pretty large sized files... I didn't always able to just open up my laptop... When I'm at a clients house, it felt little weird to ask them if I could use their wifi and/or ask for their password to router... So I used to tether my laptop to my cell phone... It's not for everybody but for some, it can be very useful...
@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Mar 13
Well, if we think like that , yes may be there is market for this thing too. But apart from market and need, I think many people will buy this thing just for show off and smart phone craze. I am seeing this thing since long and yes it is still on. So no wonder if this phone get lots of buyers.
@youless (91539)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 13
I think the high processor will be better. Since today the apps will be bigger and it is much more complicated. If your processor is common, perhaps you have to wait for a long time. This will be obvious when you play the games with your smartphone. You have to wait for a long time to load the game. And the game will not run so well in your side.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Well, Dual core processor is already high enough to run all games and os right now. Plus we already having Quad core processor, that also over high for now use. And now they have gone for even more further. That's why I am talking. Right now most of the people not using quad core processor even, as surely not needed right now. So why go for even higher processor? .. Well in the end it will be okay, but I guess they have introduced quite early.
• Indonesia
20 Mar 13
For me, it is a waste. Yes it need high processor to match the latest OS. But do we really need the latest OS and latest application? my answer is NO. Yes, 500 MHz and 1 GHz have such difference when handling Text Inbox and Contact. 1 GHz is much more faster when handling threaded SMS/Text. But having octa core is a waste. It still has small display, so we can not use application that really utilize the processor. For basic usage (call and text), my old cellphone can do better and faster.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Mar 13
Hi micro Well, Right now we having jelly bean as highest Android os.. And that is also running smooth in Dual core processor phones.. So why need of Octa core. We having quad core behind dual core and then octa.. So I think it is just for taking more money and to attract more customers.. that's it. Even dual core processor can do well on current system.