- Apr 13, 2014
I My current device is rocking a mediatek mt6737 and feels a bit sluggish. My current carrier is custom rom friendly but frankly the roms available for this device are all missing one thing or another for daily driver use, either bluetooth not working correctly or MMS, so I am stuck with stock for this device (android 7.1). I have been perusing other devices and the budget market has a metric ton of options for rom-friendly phones and that is great. I see alot of the newer devices have octo-core cpus and I am just wondering this is a "trend" or if newer android version and custom roms are in need of this extra horsepower. What are the tradeoffs? Battery life seems an obvious place to look, but I expect optimizations have been made. Are there other tradeoffs/gotchas to look at for modern/octo-core devices?