THE SECRET OF A SMARTER SMARTPHONE LIES IN WHAT IT HAS WITHIN ITS COVERS. PROCESSORS, CONNECTIVITY AND MULTIMEDIA CAPABILITIES ARE SOME OF ITS MAIN STRENGTHS.
With their dual core processors, the big boys of last year were called the ‘super smartphones’. This year, when the phones got quad cores, doubling their powers and capabilities, there was strangely no term available to christen these devices.
Last year’s big displays and dual- core processors pale in comparison to the quadcore processors and five-inch-plus display sizes that are becoming popular this year. The recent months have witnessed numerous smartphones being announced with the snazzy new quad- core processors, but only a handful of models will actually sport the chip. While initially the 5.2-inch display size of the Samsung Galaxy Note was called awkward, it has by now sold five million units globally. To compete against the camera lens quality of Apple’s iphone 4S, other manufacturers have come up with 41MP sensors and other top-range specs.
But how do all these specs actually translate to user experience? Or do they just add to the cost?