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Old 01-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #26
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I have a HTC Droid DNA and I am very impressed with the performance. It's not a fast as the iPhone 5 when it comes to opening apps and such. Games and web performance are very good, no slowdowns that I have seen. Ohh yeah and Youtube @ 1080P is amazing.. the screen is amazing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #27
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GPU's sole function is not just in terms of gaming the OS is also rendered by the GPU which is why Apple devices feel so fluid because the PowerVR series packs some punch.
For the 50th time you don't need some crazy powerhorse CPU to make the OS smooth. The iPhone 4 was severely CPU limited yet scrolls smoothly. Windows Phones too.

The reason the Nexus 4 offers a smooth browsing experience is its raw CPU power. And it's not even as smooth as the iPhone 5 I have next to me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:32 AM   #28
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For the 50th time you don't need some crazy powerhorse CPU to make the OS smooth. The iPhone 4 was severely CPU limited yet scrolls smoothly. Windows Phones too.

The reason the Nexus 4 offers a smooth browsing experience is its raw CPU power. And it's not even as smooth as the iPhone 5 I have next to me.
You need to edit your post and insert GPU in several places I think.

Also you do need a powerful GPU to render pages for browsers smoothly (I think that is the point you are trying to argue against?).
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #29
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Smoothness has more to do with how the software was optimized for the device. The GPU is better suited for smoothness to offload cycles off the CPU.
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