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    Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    And Samsung demos an unbreakable OLED panel being hit with a hammer.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Still going to scratch like crazy?, Also that looks to be a rubber hammer, hardly a test lol
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    So now they can't justify the increased top tier phone pricing with meh camera upgrades,now they are going to target gaming on a phone,which does not have physical controls??

    Why bother when you can get a cheaper smartphone and something like the Nintendo Switch??


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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Why does this music make me want to see Mario bouncing on it rather than tapping lightly with a rubber mallet on something that appears to be flush with the desk behind? C'mon, apply a little bit of physics Samsung and try and con us whilst reducing the amount spent on Gorilla Glass. I say "something" as there's no proof that this is a functional display and whilst there are no cracks, we can't see if the screen internals are undamaged. When someone was proving my old HTC One X had a robust screen, they used it to hammer nails into wood whilst it was switched on. Now THAT was a convincing test.

    Oh and you might want to get some better marketing - "Plastic window is Good" is not exactly a well thought out slogan.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    So now they can't justify the increased top tier phone pricing with meh camera upgrades,now they are going to target gaming on a phone,which does not have physical controls??

    Why bother when you can get a cheaper smartphone and something like the Nintendo Switch??
    Did you buy a mobile internet device or did you buy a camera? Thought so... And who would actually want to waste money on Nintendo's latest failure? Runs like crap, doesn't have any games and is always experiencing problems.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    With how absolutely top grade the S8 already is, and I'm sure the S9 is (don't have it), this can't be anything but another massive winner for Samsung. You want a quality mobile device, there's nowhere else to look!

    And with the new GG, you have to worry about scratches even less than the S7 or 8. The new glass is amazing stuff. GG has been amazing stuff for years, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    With how absolutely top grade the S8 already is, and I'm sure the S9 is (don't have it), this can't be anything but another massive winner for Samsung. You want a quality mobile device, there's nowhere else to look!

    And with the new GG, you have to worry about scratches even less than the S7 or 8. The new glass is amazing stuff. GG has been amazing stuff for years, though.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Or people buy a smartphone for 200 pounds and play all the popular mobile games at the exact same quality.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    With how absolutely top grade the S8 already is, and I'm sure the S9 is (don't have it), this can't be anything but another massive winner for Samsung. You want a quality mobile device, there's nowhere else to look!

    And with the new GG, you have to worry about scratches even less than the S7 or 8. The new glass is amazing stuff. GG has been amazing stuff for years, though.
    Still got new phone stiffness? I agree it's easy to have with the S8 but believe me you still want a case for it.

    As for a mobile gaming device, it's good enough but unless you have dedicated, better hardware with a wide uptake you're going to struggle to achieve anything better because no one will code for it and anything compact will be struggling with thermal issues. So really, all a gaming phone is going to want is a bigger battery and the best cooling solution around.

    The screen on the S8 is amazing, no question.

    Battery life is unacceptably poor.

    Bixby is a flop.

    Responsiveness is mediocre at best due to bloatware which is poorly coded.

    Camera is very good.

    The S9 Enyox version has critical issues with thread migration between cores, needing to put stuff on the big cores where other phones don't and you end up with horrific battery life. Whether this will be fixed with a firmware update I don't know but the engineers almost certainly decided on this particular pattern for a reason and so anything that will improve the battery life will likely have an effect on performance. I would never advise anyone to get an S9 and to go for an S8 instead - at the current price it's a bargain given the lack of progress on newer phones.
    Last edited by philehidiot; 26-07-2018 at 08:03 PM. Reason: because I can't type.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Did you buy a mobile internet device or did you buy a camera? Thought so... And who would actually want to waste money on Nintendo's latest failure? Runs like crap, doesn't have any games and is always experiencing problems.
    So if its not for gaming and if the camera is not important there are plenty of alternatives out there. If its for snapshots tons of phones are fine - you don't need a high end smartphone to do it.

    The Nintendo Switch is a success - they hit 18 million sales a few months ago. I tried my mates one with Doom,and the physical controls are far better than the virtual ones on phones for an FPS,and the smaller and slimmer chassis for phones means far more thermal issues,but each to their own I suppose!

    Also the unbreakable screen. That is so 2016!



    That phone survived a 1000 foot drop from a balloon!!

    I thought they would have the bendy screen tech by now - maybe that is for the 2019 Galaxy X2!!

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    The S9 Enyox version has critical issues with thread migration between cores, needing to put stuff on the big cores where other phones don't and you end up with horrific battery life. Whether this will be fixed with a firmware update I don't know but the engineers almost certainly decided on this particular pattern for a reason and so anything that will improve the battery life will likely have an effect on performance. I would never advise anyone to get an S9 and to go for an S8 instead - at the current price it's a bargain given the lack of progress on newer phones.
    AT actually investigated it:

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12615...laxy-s9-part-1
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/12620...laxy-s9-part-2

    Also agree on the lack of progress on phones.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Did they ever officially solve the CPU / threads issue do you know? I'll be honest that AT article is mostly beyond my knowledge.

    Y'know, I'm just watching BSG and it really does look like they either went to Pripyat for inspiration or went and filmed there... The Delphi Musuem of the Colonies looks like a tarted up bit of radioactive Ukraine.

    Sorry, got sidetracked.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Did they ever officially solve the CPU / threads issue do you know? I'll be honest that AT article is mostly beyond my knowledge.
    It seems a lot of is software/firmware related and is down to things like scheduling and voltage scaling mechanisms. I get the impression the chip was pushed out before the supporting infrastructure was mature.

    Not sure about newer updates,so can't help there!

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Y'know, I'm just watching BSG and it really does look like they either went to Pripyat for inspiration or went and filmed there... The Delphi Musuem of the Colonies looks like a tarted up bit of radioactive Ukraine.

    Sorry, got sidetracked.
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    Hammer at 1:35

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    How do we know it's not damaged, they weren't switched on.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

    Yeah, now give me the hammer....

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