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  1. Elimaes12

    Elimaes12 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am in doubt wether to buy the galaxy spica or the galaxy apollo.

    The Spica seems to win by large spec wise (processor, screen), but the apollo wins when it comes to age.
    Judging from what I see here, the spica will get froyo. Will the apollo get it as well?

    Does the age of the spica give me any disadvantages at all?

    P.S.: I don't really care about multi-touch.
     

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  2. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    Spica WON'T get Froyo. At least not officially. The Apollo will.

    Here's a direct comparrison.

    Spica vs Apollo

    There are great minds at work constantly improving the Spica's performance. Multi-Touch is now available as is up to 3 x times Speed improvements.

    Although the Apollo will get 2.2, and it has a radio, I doubt flash will run well on it's lowly 667Mhz Processor.

    You pays your money..
     
  3. Elimaes12

    Elimaes12 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Eventually bought the spica for it's superior screen. Apollo just has software advantages, and more RAM. Little RAM is no big issue on android, and software is hackable.

    Still running 1.5 atm, no official update available here yet. I'm waiting to root my phone until it's a bit older, because I have the nasty habit of bricking stuff.

    Maybe the froyo update will make the system fast enough to play flash on the apollo?

    Does updating the firmware without rooting the phone void warranty?

    Thanks for the advice btw.
     
  4. AfzalivE

    AfzalivE Active Member

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    Get Apollo.

    edit: lol...alright. But you should've gotten Apollo

    and yes rooting the phone voids warranty afaik
     
  5. Beerkan

    Beerkan Well-Known Member

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    Check out my root guide, on how to update firmware easily. You made the right choice.
     
  6. AfzalivE

    AfzalivE Active Member

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    Froyo > 133MHz difference. Plus having 2.2 makes it more probable that the version after that might also be compatible.
     
  7. Elimaes12

    Elimaes12 Member This Topic's Starter

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    But HVGA defo > WQVGA and this is not solvable by hacking.
    Software is.
    Gingerbread has 1GHz recommended processor and 512MB ram.
    Low-end phones will thus probably stick with froyo.
     
  8. Beerkan

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    I wonder if the Spica running firmware 2.1FE and it's 133Mhz advantage would match or even out perform Froyo on the Apollo.

    And as stated above, Spica wins on screen resolution.

    Anyone with a Apollo and Froyo care to run LinPak and see
     
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    oh yeah. forgot the ultra low reso on the apollo...imo, shouldn't have boughtt samsung lol
     
  10. yosemite

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    hey, before i get a smart phone, i knew nothing about them, and i saw that the i5801 was cheap and looked fast enough so i took it
    Now i see that the spica, which is even cheaper, is more powerful than the i5801

    The i5801 has more software features it seems, like TV and some other stuff, but i dont care about these (i want multitouch and it seems that this was made for the spica with rooting) and touchwiz 3
    is it just an android 2.1 or 2.2 feature?

    So i am interested in making some video games for android, but nothing too heavy. I tested raging thunder 1 on apollo and the game runs a little slower than in this video YouTube - Racing Thunder - Spica (Lite) on New Driver 3D!
    same for armageddon squadron

    I tested linpack, and have a result of 3 mflops with i5801.
    I saw a video where the spica does 7 or 8...
    can the apollo's performance be upgraded by rooting like the spica is? or should i just send back the i5801 and get a spica
    also what kind of processor does the i5801 have?

    also what kind of earphones does the spica come with? the i5801 comes with excellent earplugs, they have great sound

    edit: found specs for cpu of spica and apollo

    here is spica
    Samsung S3C6410 - CPUlist | PDAdb.net - Comprehensive Database of Smartphone, PDA, PDA Phone, PNA, netbook & Mobile Device Specifications
    here is apollo
    Samsung S5P6422 - CPUlist | PDAdb.net - Comprehensive Database of Smartphone, PDA, PDA Phone, PNA, netbook & Mobile Device Specifications

    apollo has no 3D acceleration
     
  11. AfzalivE

    AfzalivE Active Member

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    ^^ rooting doesn't improve performance, mods do.
    My spica runs just around 8.7~9.2 MFlops at SetCPU @ Performance.

    I have the following:
    LK2.08, Samdroid 1.3.1d, Frozen Eclair V7 (these improve general performance)

    then I have system2ext2 and data2ext4 <-- these improve I/O so much that my spica now boots in under a minute (haven't timed it yet)

    before all this, I had around 3-4 MFlops.
     
  12. JimJam707

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    I'm running SamdroidMod with Frozen Eclair 8 Beta 3 and I get 9MFLOPS on Linpack.
     

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