A few days ago he premiered OnePlus Two – well equipped and well priced as phablet from China. However, looking more closely at the specifications we notice the presence of legendary owianego 810 Snapdragon – a very ,, hot 'processor, which I think is the real killer flagowców year.
The market of processors for mobile devices (and I mean first of all smartphones) for several years now looks virtually the same. By far the biggest piece of the pie carved out yourself Qualcomm, which Snapdragony dominate especially in devices from reputable and widely available to manufacturers. The rest of the market wield the media library (popular in the cheap and Chinese units), Exynosy (with a few rare exceptions reserved for devices Samsung) and several other processors of more or less well-known manufacturers. In any case, Qualcomm hegemony seemed to all as bright and as foretold also this year, especially in the premium segment – at the end Snapdragon 810 had hit into more than 60 devices from various manufacturers – and all in all it is not surprising, because the Americans never really messed up and offered its customers the most efficient systems on the market. Similarly it supposed to be the Snapdragon 810, but as it ended unless all know.The first blow was dealt Samsung, which announced the world to abandon the system of Qualcomm'a for their own Exynos, as the main reason Snapdragon 810 indicating problems with excessive overheating. At first, I was firmly convinced that this is just a marketing ploy on the part of Koreans, who had to help them promote their system, which for the first time in history was the only one to drive flagship of the manufacturer. My first suspicions confirmed, LG, which has denied all rumors about the overheating of the 810tki (and yet had all the reasons for doing so, because then entered the market G Flex 2, equipped with a system mentioned). However, later he appeared HTC One M9 and found that the allegations were true and completely accurate. We informed you about what temperature could reach this year's flagship Taiwanese under load (up to now were not often found in mobile devices). HTC blame for it dropped to underdeveloped appropriate software and announced an update that would improve the situation. And yes, she did what she had to do, but at the expense of a significant reduction in performance of this device. 810 Snapdragon powerful and 8-core remained only on paper – with the most powerful processor on the mobile market remained in pursuing processor benchmark tests with devices working under control … Snapdragon 801. And I'm not the same, that the performance is poor, because last year's flagship still have stocks of computing power for the next few years. But is it worth then pay about a thousand zlotys more for the flagship of this year, when you can have cheaper something very similar performance? Besides, I think that's flagship worthy of the name must decisively overtake its predecessor computing power. And despite the fact that the flagship equipped with a problematic system after the suitable screwed no longer heat up to dangerous levels and can also play comfortably in the most challenging game (which yesterday published studies showed Paul, with whom I recommend to read if you have not already done so, for better overview of the situation) I still think that paying for new equipment 3,000 zlotys need to do more than what was available last year. HTC One M9 is not the only example. Similar results of benchmark tests such reach. Said LG G Flex 2 and Sony Xperia Z 3 +. At this point, it is worth commend the Japanese for fair approach to the whole issue and official confirmation of the problems of the entire system from excessive overheating the (admittedly long past time, but the fact that matters). He deserves censure for that same manufacturer problematic processor, which is itself the problem seems not to notice, because how else to define the naming of all the votes are critical of their system ,, junk ''? Such a term he used vice president of marketing (which in itself says something) in Qualcomm, Tim McDonough. After reading all the comments this gentleman about the whole pressure of this situation my lips exactly the same definition of what you used McDonough – otherwise it is difficult to call so obvious whitewash. Particularly, when the first said that Snapdragon 810 never overheat and then discharged to the market yet another version of the processor which has already overheating. I only see a logical error here? You can then ask why producers rely on problematic Snapdragon 810, rather than looking for better solutions? The answer to this question is simple – just such does not exist. And this for several reasons: 1. Application on the model LG Snapdragon 808 is not beneficial in terms of marketing (less conscious users will see 6 cores instead of 8, you will notice more familiar slower RAM and a much weaker GPU), there are also problems with the use of – heating (no overheating) and a big appetite for energy. 2. part of votes on the Internet suggests to bet on the older Snapdragon 805, but it has no chance – no 64-bit negates this system. 3. systems from the Chinese MediaTek are also not at this moment as a suitable alternative – clocking up to a maximum Cortexów A53 and relatively weak graphics chips do not guarantee the same high performance, the same applies to Kirin systems from Huawei. 4. The Exynos 7420 is the only and (despite a few rare maladies) a much better competitor Snapdragon 810, but has virtually no chance of him providing a wide range of market rivals – at least for now. 5. And most importantly – most manufacturers have signed long-term contracts with Qualcomm that can not be like that break off and put on other solutions, because business is business and there's no sentiments. As you can see there is in this situation a good solution. Qualcomm's long-standing dominance in the market of processors for mobile devices over a lack of a real alternative in case of any problem. That's why I think that Snapdragon 810 fully deserves to be called this year ,, killer flagowców '' and my words confirm eg. Sales results HTC One M9. Negative campaigning will not ensure success in the market to any device equipped with a control this system (last chance is OnePlus Two, but at this moment it is not known whether and how the manufacturer coped with overheating CPU) and will download more trouble for their manufacturers (HTC, and Sony) and above all, for Qualcomm, which is already difficult word for it. In fact, the Americans already have over their heads, black clouds, and must now give everything so as not to worsen the situation. Should seize this opportunity to manufacture other chips to catch up with the biggest competitor and create for him a real and intense competition. All these activities should ensure that we lack the above-described problems in the future, so we will not ever more doomed to such a repeat of entertainment. I do not deny the fact that the relevant updates to devices such as the Sony Xperia Z3 +, HTC One M9 or LG G Flex 2 are still very powerful and at the same time keep in check the temperature, but top FPS devices have to offer top FPS performance, because they pay for it users. Meanwhile, 810 Snapdragon devices guarantees the performance of last year's high-end and also because this was the real killer flagowców year – because, as indicated by the market hardly anyone wants to pay more for the same.