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A smartphone's quality is usually determined by a lot of different things. But that keeps depending from user to user. There are many who would judge a handset by the kind of camera it's carrying, while nerds (like most of us here) will go for more horsepower inside.
Keeping the current discussion limited to the powering factor of a handset for the time being, it has to be said that new advancements has already been made in that sector with processing even reaching out for new hexa core and octa core handsets.
But in a regular day context, you don't really need 16 or 8 cores as a quad core usually proves to be more than enough to carry out all your daily needs. And hence, most of the smartphones that you see these days usually carry the quad core processors.
Qualcomm, as you may know, provides most of the processors for an assorted range of smartphones. And hence the company remains a primary choice in that sector. It also had a strong presence in this years IFA with a host id smartphones arriving running the company's offerings.
Hence we take a look at the smartphones that were revealed at this year's IFA event in Berlin powered by a Qualcomm processor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
One of the highlights of the event, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 utilizes Qualcomm's latest quad-core SoC - the Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz with Adreno 420 GPU. But the handset also has an octa core variant that will be powered by company's proprietary Exynos CPU. Apart from that, it offers 16 megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash.
Sony Xperia Z3
A lot of hope rests on the new Xperia Z3 handset for Sony. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem and Adreno 330 GPU. Sony is also offering 3GB RAM for swift multi-tasking operation. It runs on Google's Android 4.4 (Kitkat) OS. Also, one of the most highlighted features of the smartphone is the 20.7 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Another one out of Sony's camp, as the name suggests, this is the mini version of the original Sony Xperia Z3. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 801 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. It has a relatively lesser 2GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS. The Xperia Z3 Compact shares the camera specs with the larger model.
HTC Desire 820
The HTC Desire 820 features a longer battery life thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with dual quad-core CPU clusters and its built-in smarts to power up on the cores it needs when it needs them. The Desire 820 is ready for the upcoming wave of cutting-edge and memory-intensive applications, and new computing environment with 64-bit capabilities.
Lenovo Vibe Z2
the Vibe Z2 comes with a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 screen, quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 615 SoC. It also offer 32 GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity and dual-SIM functionality. With the Lenovo Vibe Z2, users have access to global fast 4G LTE networks, can play multiplayer 3D online games in real time, and more.
Sony Xperia E3
The Sony Xperia E3 features the advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad-core 1.2. GHz CPUs and 4G LTE capabilities allowing you to load all your movies, games and music instantly without any interruptions, as well as to capture high resolution photos and videos.
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Based on a Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD), the 7.2 mm-thin device comes equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with quad CPUs at speeds of up to 1.2GHz, a stunning 4.7-inch IPS screen with Asahi Dragontrail glass, 15GB of free cloud storage and a 2MP front camera and 8MP autofocus rear camera with flash.