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Poll: How important to you are cores on the next HTC EVO?

SnapdragonMany G&E readers have been expressing discontent that the next HTC EVO, possibly named the HTC EVO One, will have a dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor, instead of the quad-core Tegra 3. However, it seems that oftentimes LTE, battery life, and benchmarks are left out of the equation. Namely:

  • Tegra 3 processors aren't yet optimized for LTE. The Snapdragon S4 is. Therefore, if you want LTE included in your next EVO, you'll have to settle on the Snapdragon for now.
  • Some indicators point to the possibility that the Snapdragon S4 is also more battery efficient than the Tegra 3, which is especially important in power-hungry 4G devices.
  • The Snapdragon S4 has beat the Tegra 3 in multiple benchmarks (you can check out our story at Pocketables for more info). In real world everyday use, you probably won't notice much of a difference. But if these numbers are important to you, then the Snapdragon S4 wins.

With this information at hand, I'm curious: how important are those cores to you? Is it really necessary to have four cores in a 4.7-inch device? Vote below, and let us know!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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