I'm looking for a new phone....

Discussion in 'Smartphones' started by Virinder, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Virinder

    Virinder Mobile Deity

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    OK, my Motorola phone tester insider counters our dreams of a quad-core XFON/Ghost saying:

    "Ok I am going to say this for the last time the xfon is not coming with a quad core it is coming with a dual core it is a midranged device no more no less both s4 pros have the exact same specs the only difference is ones a dual core the other is a quad core also the benchmarks put it as a dual core here is the link for qualcomm showing both are identical specs except the number of cores Snapdragon S4 Product Specs

    Also here is the the ini. File
    This is for RSD app to create correct phone model class
    [MODEL]
    WIFI = f100,mz604,xoom,mz615,mz615-16,mz615-32,mz615-64,mz607,mz607-16,mz607-32,mz602
    STEUMTS = mb865,me865
    MSM6X55UMTS = mb632,xt605,xt626,xt621
    MSM6X55CDMA = xt603
    MSM8960CDMA = xt926,xt897,xt907,xt901,xt1060
    MSM8960UMTS = mb886,xt923,xt925,xt905,201m,xt1058
    IMC6260UMTS = xt890

    The chipset MSM8960 in the ini.file states its a dual core as well jesus u guys would think u would listen to me by now so I don't have to post this kind of information"

    Remember that XT1060 is VZW's XFON variant while XT1058 is AT&T's XFON variant.

    I guess if this is correct, the XFON/Ghost would definitely have to use Moto radios, as the S4 Pro dual-core doesn't support 802.11ac, which the XFON/Ghost is capable of. But, is this evidence that my insider is saying anything definitive? Is the chipset info vs. the specs accurate? What about that AnTuTu benchmark? Perhaps the name of the device was faked? Is there no chance for that quad-core S4 Pro or S600 XFON/Ghost?

    Still, if true, it makes no sense for AT&T and Verizon to pick up this phone when they already have the Atrix and RAZR HD, respectively...
     
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  2. Hook

    Hook Naked and Unbroken

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    Sorry to say, it does the same thing on my Nexus 4. It appears they have it hard coded for screen real estate based on lower resolution screens. I hope they will fix it, but I don't get the impression they have done any development on it in quite a while (hasn't been updated since October 2011), so I'm pretty pessimistic. Sorry. :(
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Thanks Hook - that is what I was afraid of - especially when I saw how long it has been since they have done any upgrades as you have mentioned...

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Virinder

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    Okay, now I asked the Moto phone tester/insider about this discrepancy, and he said the S4 Pro dual-core is the same as the S4 Pro quad-core, and they are BOTH 802.11ac capable...So, I guess Wikipedia is incorrect??

    Snapdragon (system on chip) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Anyways, he wouldn't give me a straight answer when I posed this to him on another board, and he wouldn't counter or dismiss what Wiki is saying directly. I guess we'll find out how everything shakes out in early July. But, I still think it's ridiculous for Verizon & AT&T to pick up this Ghost/XFON if it's only a dual-core, when they already have the RAZR HD & Atrix. I mean what's going to be an easier sell? A Droid RAZR Maxx HD for $99 or a Ghost/XFON for $199?? Both have ~4.7" 720p screens, dual-core processors, 32GB storage, etc. Only difference is that while the Ghost has 2GB RAM compared to the Maxx's 1GB, the Maxx has a 3,300 mAh battery to the Ghost's rumored 2,200 mAh battery...

    Seems a no-brainer to me to save $$ and get the RAZR Maxx HD, right?? The Ghost/XFON needs a quad-core to make the purchase even remotely justifiable.
     
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  5. Virinder

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    Found my perfect phone...dimensions are EXACTLY what I'm looking for, and it's a quad-core! At least a 2,000 mAh battery? Yup!

    Samsung and HTC needs to mimic THIS for their midrange designs, & not put dual-core processors in the M4 & Galaxy S4 Mini, respectively. Neither have a 2,000+ mAh battery either...

    Just a shame it's only available in Asian or overseas markets:

    Xiaomi MI-2 - Full phone specifications
     
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    LOL, now there's an updated refresh...similar to the "S" versions of the IPhone...now 13 MP camera up from 8 MP, and a Snapdragon 600 replacing the S4 Pro quad-core!! That's it...save a seat for me on your stowaway boat, Edward Snowden! I'm China bound!!

    Xiaomi MI-2s - Full phone specifications
     
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    We have to remember that files can be absolutely useless in predicting the actual processor of the phone, especially with this one most recent example.

    Waterproof S 4 variant shows up in benchmark with downgraded processor, dubbed the Galaxy S 4 J Active | TalkAndroid.com

    According to the benchmark that peaked into the phone's ID data, the Galaxy S4 Active that tested had a dual core Qualcomm S4 processor.

    Which didn't turn out to be the actual case as the phone is released with full quad core Qualcomm S600 processors.

    Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active - Full phone specifications
     
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  8. Virinder

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    I certainly hope so...the XFON/Ghost with a dual-core processor seems just way too much of a refresh or rebrand to the flagship RAZR HD/M line, rather than a successor. Definitely needs a quad-core upgrade, and a decent battery...but, the Moto phone tester seems adamant that it'll be just a low-end or midrange phone.

    I've been considering the 5" 1080p Moto X, but don't know it's dimensions. If it's around 130 mm lengthwise, and 65 mm width-wise, then I might give it a look. I've been playing with the Droid X for a bit, and really like its size, despite the rather sizeable bezel chin and physical buttons. If the Moto X is truly a 5" edge-to-edge display as the Moto tester leaked, then maybe it's possible to have the aforementioned lower dimensions??
     
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    Mitlov Shiny

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    Everything you need to know about the Motorola X-Phone: Motorola X-Phone Rumor Rant! - YouTube
     
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