1. Quhi's Avatar
    Those, who have the phone, do you dare to call it the fastest smartphone in the world?
    12-15-2013 12:11 PM
  2. jaj324's Avatar
    I have it, I also have the LG G2 with the same processor. The LG is faster than the Nokia. The G2 is also faster than the Note 3. I had that for a week b4 the LG. I can't say if the G2 is faster than the Sony but its the fastest device I've ever owned.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    12-15-2013 12:17 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    speed of software or raw power of the hardware?
    12-15-2013 12:43 PM
  4. jaj324's Avatar
    Software. My G2 is rooted and all bloatware is removed. The things I don't use are disabled and animations are turned off. It's set up for speed. WP is pretty animated with no way to turn it off.
    kbilly70, taymur, xandros9 and 1 others like this.
    12-15-2013 01:55 PM
  5. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    There is faster out there, but I feel the only apps I care about opening fast is camera/music/phone/message/internet-email....all those others I dont mind a little wait, I mean there is normally like 1 or 2 seconds different between most high end phones.

    What I care more about is that when open, the app works 100% and does its job well, that is more important.
    12-15-2013 03:48 PM
  6. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Those, who have the phone, do you dare to call it the fastest smartphone in the world?
    I would say it ranks up there with the likes of iPhone 5S. As far as smoothness goes, its probably the best out there. I've used iPhone 5, LG G2, Galaxy Note 3 etc and this one is definitely the best phone out of them all. The overall presentation of WP 8 blows away Android and iOS. I'm really liking the live tiles and the layout in general, especially using Group Tiles app.
    12-15-2013 07:32 PM
  7. maverick786us's Avatar
    I think we should have benchmark test of all Snapdragon 800 devices along with 1520 to prove it
    12-16-2013 04:37 AM
  8. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    I think we should have benchmark test of all Snapdragon 800 devices along with 1520 to prove it
    Raw benchmarks don't tell the whole story. User experience is a large part of the perceived speed. For example. Galaxy Note 3 may do extremely well in a benchmark but during use there are noticeable stutters. Additionally, many of these vendors (especially Samsung) cheat in benchmarks by raising the throttle threshold. Check out Anandtech, they did an article on it and list which vendors cheat and for which benchmarks.
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    12-16-2013 06:06 AM
  9. techiez's Avatar
    Raw benchmarks don't tell the whole story. User experience is a large part of the perceived speed. For example. Galaxy Note 3 may do extremely well in a benchmark but during use there are noticeable stutters. Additionally, many of these vendors (especially Samsung) cheat in benchmarks by raising the throttle threshold. Check out Anandtech, they did an article on it and list which vendors cheat and for which benchmarks.
    Major benchmarking service delists Samsung and HTC phones it suspects of cheating
    Jazmac and 5150 Joker like this.
    12-17-2013 07:34 AM
  10. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Yup it's the Samsung way..cheat, cheat and cheat some more. Whenever I used a Note or S4, it felt a lot slower than what the benchmarks showed. After having learned that Samsung was cheating in a lot of benchmarks, it made sense.
    12-17-2013 08:02 AM
  11. Jcowley's Avatar
    Yup it's the Samsung way..cheat, cheat and cheat some more. Whenever I used a Note or S4, it felt a lot slower than what the benchmarks showed. After having learned that Samsung was cheating in a lot of benchmarks, it made sense.
    Not sure how much of that Anand article you read, but the average gain was only something like 4% so that's impressive if you can tell the difference.
    FinancialP likes this.
    12-17-2013 10:07 AM
  12. Alienhead95's Avatar
    But why would you cheat only for 4% and make a bad name for yourself?
    12-17-2013 10:39 AM
  13. vlad0's Avatar
    The overall presentation of WP 8 blows away Android and iOS.
    Agreed... both of them feel kind of old next to WP when it comes to UX
    12-17-2013 11:32 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    UX on WP is miles ahead of TiRED OS and Android. I do like Android but am much more enamored by WP!
    12-17-2013 11:46 AM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    From what I've heard, the NL929 seems to beat the NL1520 in speed benchmarks. At least in sunspider.
    12-17-2013 11:50 AM
  16. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    From what I've heard, the NL929 seems to beat the NL1520 in speed benchmarks. At least in sunspider.
    What are they saying for the sunspider benchmarks?
    12-17-2013 12:28 PM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    What are they saying for the sunspider benchmarks?
    The guy who leaked information about it and had a couple models of the 929 last month ran sunspider benchmark and got 534.6ms +/- 2.6%.

    What does the 1520 get?
    12-17-2013 12:37 PM
  18. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I scored about 550ms +/- 2%.
    12-17-2013 02:44 PM
  19. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Not sure how much of that Anand article you read, but the average gain was only something like 4% so that's impressive if you can tell the difference.
    ArsTechnica was the first to discuss this actually (even though I mentioned AT) and take a look at some of their benchmarks: Note 3€™s benchmarking €œadjustments€ inflate scores by up to 20% | Ars Technica

    The difference is remarkable. In Geekbench's multicore test, the Note 3's benchmark mode gives the device a 20 percent boost over its "natural" score. With the benchmark boosting logic stripped away, the Note 3 drops down to LG G2 levels, which is where we initially expected the score to be, given the identical SoCs. This big of a boost means that the Note 3 is not just messing with the CPU idle levels; significantly more oomph is unlocked when the device runs a benchmark.
    Apple is one of the few companies that doesn't cheat in benchmarks and still comes out on top.
    12-17-2013 04:17 PM
  20. xandros9's Avatar
    Apple is one of the few companies that doesn't cheat in benchmarks and still comes out on top.
    it's pretty much assumed their chips aren't top-of-the-line

    anyways, i put forward my Treo 650! With a blazing 312 MHz Intel XScale PXA270, Palm OS practically flies on that baby! Transition/animations? what are those? Switching from calendar to memos at the speed of fast!
    12-17-2013 04:58 PM
  21. dropofdreams's Avatar
    The Snapdragon 800 and the GPU are impressive enough for a mobile processor operating off of a battery. However, the benchmarks are going to play very little into a real world experience. Additionally, the operating system is going to have a lot to do with your day to day experience. That being said, I feel that the Android devices running the same processor/GPU configuration "feel" faster to me. However, there isn't any kind of latency that I experience on this device to complain about either.
    12-19-2013 07:08 AM
  22. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    The Snapdragon 800 and the GPU are impressive enough for a mobile processor operating off of a battery. However, the benchmarks are going to play very little into a real world experience. Additionally, the operating system is going to have a lot to do with your day to day experience. That being said, I feel that the Android devices running the same processor/GPU configuration "feel" faster to me. However, there isn't any kind of latency that I experience on this device to complain about either.
    That might be because the Android devices don't have any worthwhile UI animations where as WP8 has a lot of very nice ones. But as far as overall smoothness is concerned, especially over prolonged use, I haven't used anything better than the 1520 yet.
    12-19-2013 06:05 PM
  23. jaj324's Avatar
    That might be because the Android devices don't have any worthwhile UI animations where as WP8 has a lot of very nice ones. But as far as overall smoothness is concerned, especially over prolonged use, I haven't used anything better than the 1520 yet.


    Have you used a Note 3, G2 or Nexus 5??





    Nokia 1520
    12-19-2013 06:11 PM
  24. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Have you used a Note 3, G2 or Nexus 5??






    Nokia 1520
    Yes and several times, few friends have the Nexus 5 and G2. Note 3 I've spent a few hours with as well. None of them have the nice animations and overall smoothness that WP8 does, are you suggesting otherwise? Of all those Android devices, the G2 is probably the only one that comes somewhat close but only after its been rooted and worked on by the end user.


    Just for fun: https://www.google.com/search?q=note...=210&es_sm=122 & https://www.google.com/search?q=LG+G...=2560&bih=1314

    Note browser lag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Wre9_ghY#t=710

    Oh Android...
    Last edited by 5150 Joker; 12-19-2013 at 07:02 PM.
    12-19-2013 06:43 PM
  25. jaj324's Avatar
    No, I'm not suggesting otherwise. I just wanted to know that when you say you haven't used anything better you've actually used the other Snapdragon 800 devices.

    Sent from my LG-D800 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    12-19-2013 10:18 PM

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