Nope, it doesn’t matter anymore. At least for me.
The 3 year old SM-N976F powered by the lame Exynos 9825 processor is still going strong. Even the Snapdragon 801 on my 7 year old Lenovo K920 is still alive and kicking today.
I didn’t see any reasons why I should get the latest one. If it isn’t broken, why bother replacing it?
But some people think that if they buy, for example, a Galaxy A73 that has a 108MP camera, it will be the same as if they buy a Galaxy S22 Ultra because it also has 108MP. And aside from that 108, nothing else is the same.
Chipset phones age slower in temperatures than average devices. Also, photo and video processing is always better due to a more powerful ISP.
NOK6600, 2 hours agoWhy not make an excellent main camera + compact pair with a mid-range SOC. Selling for under $500…morebecause of the ISP? The Midrange SOC does not have a major ISP and the same cameras cannot have the same images.
LV426, 4 hours agoEvery average phone has a 1″? Well, show me 5 medium phones for $400 with a 1″…MoreI hoped that this would not be taken literally, but to show the trend of development.
I don’t look at phones under €600 at all.
The 12T has a large 1/1,22″ sensor, with the number of phones with sensors larger than 1/1,4 inch rapidly increasing! Of course the size of the sensor is not permanent but it is the first factor.
Rudolph, 3 hours agoEven the Dimensity 9000 is now cheaper than the 870 on Chinese phones, not to mention the 8100 which is even… MoreNot me my…SD870 is still cheaper
You can get pocof3/f4 for $300-350
Why not make an excellent main camera + compact pair with a mid-range SOC. Sell it for less than $500.. Not everyone is a fan of mobile games..
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This Snapdragon seems to support 5K @ 240Hz display.
An0n, 6 hours agoNo, it’s not just 1%. 16nm manufacturing for most people today? really? What kind of phone…moreThe guy said cortex A73, I agree with him, Sd 820 uses cortex A72, Cortex A73 is really efficient even in the older manufacturing process.
SD 835 phones even in today’s benchmark have impressive battery life, in 2018 we’re starting to see phones break Gsmarena’s 100H battery test, and phones like the Xperia Xz1 and S8 Active.
The performance is also ok, it can match the current low/mid level in CPU and beat many of them in GPU.
Hyperion Burn, 7 hours agoI think mid-range chips are strong for 85% of people, but isp, neural engine, modulation…moreI’ll go further and say 95% of people. It’s only the hardcore mobile gamers who have a legitimate use for the flagship SoCs. I’m a phone enthusiast and haven’t bought a flagship phone since 2015. I play 3 mobile games occasionally: League of Legends: Wild Rift, Arena of Valor, and Apex Legends Mobile. Apex can be a bit heavy, but I also play it less. The other two run great graphics at 60fps max on mid-range phones that are 4 years old. These are literally the heaviest tasks I do on my phone. Getting a phone with a decent SoC is pretty simple. Getting a phone with a good software experience is the hard part.
rizki1, 6 hours agoAllow to use the latest flagship chipset on your laptop/tablet, underclock/lite version…morethey use in laptop? Since the era of snapdragon 835, the leading android mobile is available in laptop. It doesn’t mean they use less power like sd 8 gen 1, gen 2, D9200 etc, they use more than 12W if you don’t throttle them.
- L kg
Autofocus, 5 hours agoDon’t really think that one needs a gaming flagship either. Almost all games work…moreIf you are a casual gamer yes, but there are plenty of games that can be played at the extremes of the current flagship.
Rudolph, 3 hours agoEven the Dimensity 9000 is now cheaper than the 870 on Chinese phones, not to mention the 8100 which is even… MoreIf you choose yes, but some sd 870 phones are really cheap, you can find Poco F3 in many places around $300 or even cheaper, same as Realme Gt neo 2 and other budget devices.
Anonymous 4 hours agoIt’s hard to find a successor to the sd 870, in terms of price-to-performance it’s almost two years old…moreEven the Dimensity 9000 is now cheaper than the 870 on Chinese phones, not to mention the 8100 which is cheaper and beatable.
The S8gen2 is the only offering from Qualcomm that could make a buyer overlook the Dimensity series (if money weren’t an issue).
855 from 2019 and not from 2020.
It is difficult to find a successor to the sd 870, in terms of price-performance, almost two years ago
We’ll see what sd 8 gen 2 can do about that
Roberthxx, 4 hours agoI think smartphones are slowly moving into the area, where laptops and computers have been for some time…moreEvery average phone has a 1″? Well, show me 5 average phones for $400 with a 1″ (OK 1/1.3).
BTW don’t forget that sensor size is one thing, but you can get a big sensor and bad photos.
I think smartphones are slowly moving into the territory where laptops and computers have been for some time now. All decent (not the cheapest) will do the job.
The same goes for smartphones, but for me the most requested feature here is how long the phone can last without charging (not the charging speed). Because we’re coming into the zone, where even mid-range phones have amoled2, 1″ (OK, 1/1,3) camera sensors, 5x felephoto…
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dwarf, 5 hours agoTo this day, the Snapdragon 855 series is still overkill if it doesn’t get hot not…moreI had an 855 phone and was unable to run Genshin Impact settings 30fps max without dropping frames.
With the 888 I can play max settings at 60fps with no issues.
For mobile players, the latest flagship soc is still needed, but for the majority of people, the old flagship soc or just the average ranger set will suffice.