Many 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!