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    Im planning to buy an android phone very soon, but my biggest concern is GPU because i plan to play alot of games. Im always hearing about the droid and its cortex A8 and Power SGX, but ive also heard that The snapdragon CPU contains a GPU core aswell. Besides these 2 what other GPU's are available? What is the most powerful phone/ preforms better. ive had my eye on the HTC EVO and Samsung Galaxy S for a while, but am still not sure what to do. thx in advance.
     

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    The Galaxy S has by far the best GPU of any phone, or at least did when it was announced a couple months ago and I'm not aware of any changes since.
     
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    Snapdragon(Which is the EVO, Incredible, Nexus one, ETC) probably has the best visual processor out right now. Next to it is the cortex. Hummingbird is inside the Galaxy S, which is suppose to come to the States in the summer.
     
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    I for one am not that impressed with the SnapDragon in my HTC Droid Incredible. I don't know what GPU is in it but it definitely cannot play any 720p videos period.Or, as someone suggested, HTC did not pay the license to use the GPU feature for decoding HD. I don't know about the EVO, but in the short time I had a prototype, it records 720p video at 16 frames a second. That is useless. I would venture to say it doesn't play back full 720p videos either. Please correct me if I am wrong. The only answer I get from people on this forum is I should handbrake my videos to a lower resolution/the screen doesn't take advantage of it/720p takes up too much space, etc....

    Otherwise the SnapDragon is fast for scrolling scenes, web pages, etc...

    I don't want to mention the fruit company w/ their cpu but that tablet is way, way faster than my Droid Incredible in every conceivable way. Maybe the fruit company optimized the OS for their CPU/Hardware bus.
     
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    Android needs JIT compiler in Froyo 2.2 to get the 2x-5x boost in speed that's badly needed. Most devices released in 2010 should get the upgrade.
     
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    One thing i do not get.. Why would anyone want to play 720p video on the phone? A phone with lower resolution? And please dont tell me you play it on tv/lcd..
     
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    Maybe you want to watch a movie/program on a plane and they have nothing good there? Or while you are riding in a car/taxi?
     
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    Samsung my have a great gpu but their lack of updates or caring about real issues with their phones are sickening.
     
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    Let see, I download a bunch of 720p music video off youtube, I'd want it to play on my desktop, my home computer, my laptop, my pmp and my phone without converting it 3-4 times. The fact that I put all my 720p files on an SD card that plays on a $80 PMP (CompUSA had a deal on Viewsonic VPD400), I'd expect my superphone to play them too. The Viewsonic has the same resolution a the EVO/Nexxus One/Droid Incredible but it doesn't have the ultra fast SnapDragon CPU. Yet, the Viewsonic and many Chinese Rokkor PMPs have no problem playing 720p content off a Class 6 microsdhc card.

    So, makes you wonder.
     
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    This. Yeah. Converting. Thanks.
     

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