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How much importance should I place on a dual-core processor?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Ni Dieu Ni Maitre, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

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    I'm about to get a new phone. I would rather not wait too long to upgrade, but the phone I'm most interested in uses a single-core processor. I'll be signing another ghastly two year contract, presumably, so I'd like to make sure I don't regret my purchase at some point.

    In your opinion, what are the odds that not getting a phone with two cores will come back to haunt me sometime in the next two years?
     

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    Signing a 2 year contract when you have doubts is a big "NO" in my mind as 90% of the time you will regret it right from the start.

    Mobile technology is moving at rapid speed right now with Nvidia already demonstrating it's quad core tegra 3 (which btw looks amazing).

    As you prob know you can always buy out the contract if you want to cancel early or just buy a unlocked phone and replace the sim. I've had to do it a few times and yes it's costly but being a proper hardware freak I can't help it.
     
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    In my opinion, app developers will develop more powerful apps making use of the extra power of dual-core devices, making single-core devices laggy to run it. But when these apps will appear and your need for these apps should be considered then.
     
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    Depends on the apps you use and whether or not they stand to benefit from dual cores. I'd say odds are fairly good IMO.

    Verizon (OP has a Droid X) is CDMA. Still, there are basically the same options for CDMA users minus the SIM card.
     
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    Why is everyone so obsessed with upgrading to get a new phone? Anyone who wants to stay up to date with phone technology shouldnt sign a 2 year contract considering a phones shelf life is only about a year, and something better is announced every few months. Once its out there will be decent deals on CL etc that wont require a contract.
     
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