THERE WAS a time we used to brag about computers which had dual- core processors. Now it’s the case with mobile phones.
Dualcore phones seem to be the flavor of the season. And despite their `25k+ price tag, there’s no dearth of people lining up for the latest toy. In fact, Samsung’s much awaited sequel to their hugely successful Galaxy S — the S2 — sold out within hours of its launch. A friend tweeted that he finally got his hands on the elusive toy after picking up one online. He had been to three metro cities that week but returned empty- handed.
The incident brought up the moot question — do we need such a powerful phone? While it’s okay to go gaga over the cool multimedia features and multi- tasking abilities of all three phones in this segment — first off the block LG Optimus 2X P990 and the HTC Sensation provide the S2 company — what is the basic use of a mobile phone? To stay in touch and make our life easier.
Enthusiasts may be up in arms, but will a dual - core processor lead to better call quality, faster browsing speeds or lesser spam emails and texts? The answer is a resounding NO! UNFORTUNATELY, the blame for that lies at the door of the telecom companies, not the manufacturers.
The HIDDEN Reality...
So you might be toting an excellent phone such as the S2— with its Super AMOLED Plus display, 16GB memory and running the latest flavour of Android — but sadly this won’t prevent dropped calls when the network fails or the sluggish speeds when the network is congested.
Just like in the case of PC manufacturers, phone makers seem to be caught up in the race for speed and powerful graphics.
Nothing wrong in that but I hope users will soon realise, as they did in the case of PCs, that top - end hardware on its own won’t make their lives easier.
Image: All major cell phone companies have launched their Dual Core phones...
Telecom Operators Lagging Behind
The three phones, at least, run the same stable OS, with a few individual tweaks, and a wide ecosystem. A large number of applications are also available on demand to serve the needs of customers.
But unfortunately, the quality of service remains the same way it has been for several years. Companies have been offering value- added services and 3G speeds for the past year or so, but the pricing hasn’t been logical, to say the least.
What would I do with a download speed of 3.2 MBps if my data limit is set at 2GB? Try watching a few Youtube videos and using Skype extensively on 3G, and your data limit would be exhausted in a week at the most.
As a multimedia device, all three beat other phones hands down. In terms of productivity the 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor — common to the three — speeds up applications and allows for seamless multi - tasking. All three feature top class snappers — it won’t replace your DSLR, but you can leave your point and shoot camera at home. If you thought the powerful processor would drain the battery fast, don’t sweat.
Heavy usage would see the battery last for a day.
Kudos to the manufacturers for getting one half of the user experience right. If only the telecom service providers get the other half right as well.
Article Credits: Mail Today