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Benefits of a Quad Core Smartphone

The power of smart phone hardware improves each generation, some of the benefits are obvious. Screen sizes become larger and sharper, improving view-ability. Batteries become bigger, making your phone last longer between charges. Then there is is the CPU, or rather the plural, CPUs. Since the number of cores present in phone CPU has now jumped to 4 cores.

Many critics of quad-core phone do not see the benefits, often citing a number of  drawbacks that outweigh any benefits. Critics state that the main reason for quad-cores phones is for playing games, especially complex 3D titles that take advantage of multiple cores, but the multiple cores would also suck out the battery life.
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Androids are great for widescreen movies

Ever wondered why Android phones are long and narrow, while iPhones are more square. Well it has to do with screen ratios, and perhaps what Google and Apple think users would be using their phone for.

The iPhone resolution is 960×640. This gives a ratio of 3:2, and is close to an A4 paper page. Where as the Google nexus prime has a ratio of 1280×720. This a ratio of 16:9, and this is shape that modern TVs use when they describe themselves as HDTV. So there is a lot of content available in this format, TV programs, TV series and some movies.

Of course not all Android phones have a 16:9 widescreen format, but the latest Android phones do seem to be sticking to this form factor.

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