There's been a lot of hype surrounding the newest smartphone processors out there, but if you're confused about the difference between them, tech blog Tested has a great explainer on their strengths and weaknesses.
While processor isn't necessarily one of the most important specs in choosing a phone, it can make a big difference if you're planning on gaming or performing other processor-intensive tasks. Processors are more than just clock speeds: they can also influence your phone's graphics, battery life and even phone size. Tested explains the strengths and weaknesses behind each processor: The Hummingbird is great for video decoding and encoding as well as gaming, while the Snapdragon's smaller size means it's an ideal candidate for thinner phones. Nvidia's Tegra 2 keeps up with the others as far as graphics processing, but really shines when it comes to battery performance. OMAP seems to be a bit behind right now, though they'll be coming out with some good competitors in the near future.
It's a very interesting read, and pretty informative if you feel lost when everyone starts dropping the Hummingbird or Snapdragon names. Like we've said before, it's not the most important device spec for everyone, but this explainer should put some of your confusion to rest, and being informed is always a good thing. Hit the link to read the full article.
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