The Mediatek MT6795 managed to score a huge 4536 points in the Multi-core benchmark, beating the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 which scored just 4345 points.
Both chipsets are 8-core, 64bit processors running 4 x Cortex A57 and 4 x Cortex A53 cores, and both were running Android 5.0 Lollipop for the benchmark.
MediaTek is such a fucking boss company. They haven't had the most money to throw around, but when they see a good idea coming they jump behind it full force. They're an HSA Foundation founding member, and delivered one of the first SoCs that complied with the provisional HSA spec at the time. Their true octacore designs deliver remarkably high sustained performances without massive thermal throttling issues. As an IC designer they're really leading the pack in a lot of respects.
Here in the west we're used to seeing Qualcomm or Apple dominate benches and charts, but elsewhere in the world value is what matters. When it comes to that MediaTek, Allwinner and Rockchip tend to be powerhouse contenders, and so far MediaTek has been coming out on top. Though Rockchip has been no slouch, delivering a $5 Cortex A53 chip capable of handling 4K video.
The landscape for this hardware is completely different, and its likely to completely disrupt markets in the western world. Apple is probably secure in their places due to brand loyalty, but manufacturers who purchase hardware from 3rd parties are likely to start shipping hardware from these less known vendors. Even Sony came out and said they'd have more MediaTek powered devices. 2015 will see a less Qualcomm dominated landscape than 2014, and that is an exciting thing no matter where your allegiances lie.
The mobile market is one of the most volatile and fastest changing markets. Its the segment to pay attention to if you want to stay on the bleeding edge of tech for sure.
American consumer software and hardware is the mother of backdoors.
fuck off, the chinkphones have less backdoors and doesnt leak your nudes
>Worrying about Chinese backdoors
>every major American company is a Prism partner
>NSA can access any Apple or Qualcomm hardware
Honestly, if China wanted to spy on me I wouldn't care. I will never live in China. I will never visit China. Any derogatory statements I post about China will never affect me. As a resident of the US, the data that they could gather on me for marketing purposes would never be worth anything since I will never purchase products in China.
Regardless, I'm going to root and install Xposed on any device I own. Every single devices with a cellular modem can be tracked no matter where it was produces, or where the company is headquartered. Trying to degenerate them for being "Chinese" is just pulling the wool over your own eyes. Apple, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, HTC, these companies are all equally vulnerable to spying by the NSA.
it would be perfect if it was the size of ~2012 flagship smartphones
HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 5, etc
I don't even have tiny hands but I can only cover maybe 70% of the screen one-handed
and phones are only going to get bigger from here
fuck this gay earth
Meizu M1 note looks like a dream for me
>looks sexy af
>2gb ram, 16gb capacity
>the mediatek mt6752 is a better SoC than the equivalent qualcomm (snapdragon 615)
>great 13mp camera
but it's really overpriced atm due to extremely high demand, chinese price is CNY999 = $160 but it's selling for around $220-250 on redistributor webstores. Also the meizu phones are really locked down in terms of customizing, so you'd be stuck with FlymeOS and waiting for Meizu's firmware updates.
I was dead set on picking up a Zenphone 2 until they upped the price. Now I'm kind of stuck between and Jiayu S3 and a Umi Zero.
If any anon that owns either of the above could post some feedback I would be eternally grateful.
mi note looks amazing, but i can't even dream of it, i'm on Sprint
It's this one.
>and a Umi Zero.
Don't they have the issue with the battery, where it expands a little and pushes off the back plate? I was going to get one until I actually started looking into it.
Although to be fair, there are so many chinks at this point that even small and uncommon issues look really widespread.
>>they even ripped of the "mi" logo from xiaomi
Elephone did the same. They just put the two M's next to each other
Been using the redmi 1s for five months now, and loving it. miui is a turd, but lucky for me I managed to acquire it on the exact same day that the first unofficial cyanogenmod build came out
anyone have any experience with the Ascend Mate 2? I'm looking towards getting one because my Nexus 5 won't last longer than about 6 hours on a charge if I actually plan on using it. I would just use the phone for watching some videos, reading the occasional book, streaming music and listening to podcasts.
Holyfuck I did not know about elephone. My sides are quickly drifting even further into the vast darkness of space towards infinity.