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    You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    Even a $35 offering more than covers the basics.
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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    I agree, I just bought one of those cheap Alcaltel Pop smartphones as a backup phone for the car glovebox and for just £35 it's quite impressive what you get for such a small amount of money thesedays, camera, wi-fi, Bluetooth,GPS, FM Radio, a decent quality colour touch screen and to my surprise it's more than fast enough to run Google Earth.

    The only obvious cost saving area they seem to have cut back on in order to pack the phone with all the goodies seems to be the rather weak battery which won't last much more than a day if you use the more power intensive features for extended periods.
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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    "You cannot buy a bad smartphone now" - So even the Intel powered ones are OK then are they ARM?

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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    The A7 is a stonking core for the money, seems to have been a real game changer. Hopefully the A53 will take off in the same way and get us a 64 bit performance boost.

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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    What utter tosh.

    While the CPUs/SOCs to run these things are now VERY capable, for most people it is not the processor that causes headaches. It is low resolution displays, poor touch registration and lack of RAM.....None of which are addressed by ARM.
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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    I don't think ARM have ever used a cheap Sony phone before...
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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    What utter tosh.

    While the CPUs/SOCs to run these things are now VERY capable, for most people it is not the processor that causes headaches. It is low resolution displays, poor touch registration and lack of RAM.....None of which are addressed by ARM.
    True, but Asda will sell you a Moto E for £39. So how cheap does something like my daughter's Samsung Pocket Neo (which was £35 not that long ago) with tiny fuzzy thump screen and unresponsive processing have to be to remain on the market?

    I'm sure you can find an awful phone still, but some of the value out there is pretty amazing now.

    Edit to add: Maybe Intel can give away the screen as well as the CPU if that would help
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    Re: You cannot buy a bad smartphone now - ARM

    hahah please try some BIG BRAND phone that has 1gb or less ram, no matter what cpu it will be slow and unusable because of hundreds of bloatware that comes with my "brand"... see sony for example

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