The iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus – Processing Prowess Within
In December of 2010, LG launched the first smartphone sporting a dual-core processor. This was the LG Optimus 2X. Soon after, almost every other manufacturer started launching their own handsets sporting powerful CPUs. In January of 2011, Motorola launched the Motorola Atrix. In April of this year, two companies launched phones that would revolutionize mobile performance. HTC launched the Sensation. Samsung launched the Galaxy S2. These phones came packed with 1.2 GHz dual-core processors when the rest only came with 1 GHz CPUs. This took performance to whole new heights. Now, what about Apple? Has it been left behind?
Since Apple’s last generation smartphone was launched in June of 2010, many thought that its next generation handset would be unveiled in June of this year. However, months passed and we were yet to see the new release. In October, Apple finally released the iPhone 4S. Although the phone looked identical to its predecessor, it did come packed with more powerful hardware under the hood. One of these enhancements was its CPU, the A5 chip.
The A5 chip is twice as powerful as its predecessor the A4. Its GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is seven time more powerful compared to its predecessor. This means the iPhone 4S can run hardcore games without a sweat. Furthermore, it can multi-task with ease. Running multiple applications simultaneously will never affect performance.
A month after Apple’s iPhone 4S was released in the market, both Google and Samsung launched Android’s flagship. This is the Galaxy Nexus. This powerful smartphone comes packed with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor TI OMAP 4460 chipset. It also comes with a powerful PowerVR SGX540 GPU. This allowed the handset to multi-task with ease. Furthermore, its GPU allowed users to enjoy more from intense graphics acceleration that today’s 3D mobile games have to offer.
Not only did these two phones offer the best CPUs mobile technology had to offer. They are also pre-installed with the latest software. The iPhone 4S comes pre-installed with the iOS 5. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes pre-installed with the Android OS version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Both smartphones were the first to feature the latest versions of their respective software.
With cutting edge processors and the latest software within these smartphones, users could now enjoy better 3D graphics, 1080p video support, and heavy multi-tasking. With these powerful devices, you can simply do more. With the iPhone 4s and the Galaxy Nexus, you are sure to enjoy processing prowess from within.