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April 15, 2011

Battle of Dual Core Smartphones Comparison

Many of last year's top smartphones packed a 1GHz processor - devices such as Apple's iPhone 4, HTC's Desire HD and the Windows Phone 7 handsets that arrived towards the back end of 2010, with Microsoft stipulating 1GHz as a minimum requirement for its OS.In  December, mobile maker LG announced what it described as the world's first dual-core smartphone: the LG Optimus 2X.


 What a dual-core chip does

Dual-core chips enable more power to be squeezed out of the processor because the chips contain two 1GHz cores - meaning there are two 1GHz processors that can be used in parallel to speed up performance, provided the mobile software has been optimised to take advantage of the parallel processing power. It's not as simple as saying a dual-core processor is twice as fast as a single-core processor, but dual-core chips should enable a noticeable speed and performance hike, particularly when it comes to multitasking. 

As Sprint showed off the HTC EVO 3D Android smartphone, they featured a neat comparison showing why the EVO 3D is currently the fastest smartphone coming to market with 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors