DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Droid vs. iPhone- internal (processors, etc.)

  1. Droid Newbie
    byrds10's Avatar
    Member #
    26846
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #1

    Droid vs. iPhone- internal (processors, etc.)

    I've read that iphone has a 600mhz chip and droid has a 550. Does that mean the iphone has a better one? I don't understand all this internal stuff, so I'm just trying to understand.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Junior Droid
    blhoover84's Avatar
    Member #
    22461
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    25
    Phone
    droid
    #2
    the processor is pretty much like a engine in a car, so if u race a stock 350 small block against a stock 454 big block the 454 as the advantage now where things get tricky are the add ons such as a better intake better carbs that 350 could eventually compete with the 454 hope this will help you understand more i dont know alot about the processors between the 2 phones. so it all depends on what motorola has put on the circuit boards to boost its power
  4. Droid Ninja
    cpjr's Avatar
    Member #
    17607
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,598
    Phone
    HTC ThunderBolt
    #3
    Yes the iphone 3g[s] has a 600mhz processor, so does the droid its just underclocked to 550mhz.

    However....

    Aside from memory specs, the OS makes a huge difference on these devices and 50mhz isnt enough to really make a substantial "bang".
    Last edited by cpjr; 01-12-2010 at 07:31 PM.
  5. Master Droid
    CorvetteAustin24's Avatar
    Member #
    20933
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    382
    Phone
    Bugless Beast
    #4
    Processor speed alone doesn't mean much when comparing different environments, like android vs iphone os.

    RAM, GPU, and optimization of the operating system are all major aspects that relate directly to performance. the iphone could have a processor 5x as fast as the droid, but if nothing was optimized, it wouldn't make it faster.

    I don't know the exact reason why motorola underclocked it, but I would guess that most apps will perform equal enough at 550 as they would at 600. I would also guess that it saves battery life a fair amount, as once you get towards the higher end of a processor's limits, it requires much more power. The power curve of CPUs is closer to exponential than linear.
  6. Droid
    dtboos's Avatar
    Member #
    4350
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    41
    Phone
    Nexus One
    #5
    The biggest difference is the OS and resolution of the screens. The iPhone has much less to process as its resolution is quite low, and therefore the CPU need only render a fraction of what it takes to render the OS actions on the Droid / N1. Thats also why the iPhone is so smooth. Bare bones OS with low resolution with decent hardware.
  7. Droid
    Leonard Wong's Avatar
    Member #
    6904
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    35
    Phone
    MotoDroid
    #6
    It's not an apples to apples comparison.
  8. Theme Developer
    928Droid's Avatar
    Member #
    8566
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Western North Carolina Mountains
    Posts
    3,753
    Phone
    Motor Droid & Droid Eris
    DroidForums.net Theme Developer
    Premium Member
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by dtboos View Post
    The biggest difference is the OS and resolution of the screens. The iPhone has much less to process as its resolution is quite low, and therefore the CPU need only render a fraction of what it takes to render the OS actions on the Droid / N1. Thats also why the iPhone is so smooth. Bare bones OS with low resolution with decent hardware.
    As usual this statement is not so black and white due to the Droids seperate GPU (does the iPhone have this also??)

    I haven't seen this test comparing the processor of the 3Gs, but this comparison vs the SnapDragon shows a little about the power of the seperate GPU concerning graphics...impressive considering the Droid's CPU is half the speed

    "
    As for the performance benefit of the dedicated GPU in the OMAP3430 The GPU in the OMAP3430(Droid) can perform roughly 18.5 Million Triangles and 662M pixels per second while Snapdragon has been benched (by Qualcomm, so take it as you will) at 22 Million Triangles although at a rather lowly fill rate of 133M pixels per second."
  9. Master Droid
    M1dnite's Avatar
    Member #
    945
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Walled Lake, MI
    Posts
    347
    Phone
    DROID!
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Leonard Wong View Post
    It's not an apples to apples comparison.
    Nice. (10 chars)
  10. Droid Sensei
    JhankG's Avatar
    Member #
    250
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Summerfield, NC
    Posts
    3,098
    Phone
    Droid X
    #9
    My Droid's processor runs at 600 mhz.
  11. Theme Developer
    928Droid's Avatar
    Member #
    8566
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Western North Carolina Mountains
    Posts
    3,753
    Phone
    Motor Droid & Droid Eris
    DroidForums.net Theme Developer
    Premium Member
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by JhankG View Post
    My Droid's processor runs at 600 mhz.
    ...and half the normal battery life


    Just messing with ya, but according to info I have seen that last 50mhz of CPU speed does indeed have a dramatic result on battery life which is why it was underclocked to start with.

    Here is an example of clockspeed vs battery life and it shows the more important spec is instructions per clock.

    "The Droid uses an ARM Cortex A8 based processor which is roughly 1.5-2x as fast as the ARM11 cores of previous Android handsets. So a 550MHz OMAP3430 is roughly equivalent to a G1 running @ 775MHz+, only with the lower power draw of the lower clock speed. You can't directly compare the clockspeeds of the two processors without considering their IPC (instructions per clock) performance. In short, the Droid should be plenty fast."
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Droid is running out of Internal Phone Storage memory...
    By NickBaragona in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-23-2009, 08:55 PM
  2. Internal Memort
    By silverjk2007 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-11-2009, 09:44 AM
  3. Internal Memory
    By chun02160 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2009, 09:05 PM
  4. dual processors on the Motorola Droid
    By db83 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-02-2009, 08:20 PM
  5. Moto Droid INTERNAL WALLPAPER DIRECTORY?
    By jl3297 in forum Android Themes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 10:54 PM

Search tags for this page

android processor vs iphone processor
,
droid 2 internal wallpapers
,
droid cpus
,
droid processor
,

droid processor speed vs iphone

,
droid processor vrs iphone
,
droid x2 triangles per second
,
iphone 3gs vs android 600 mhz
,
iphone processors vs android processors
,
processor speed droid vs iphone
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+