Why underclock the Nexus?

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  1. Jamar

    Jamar Member

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    I've read on here that the GN has a 1.5ghz processor, but has been underclocked to 1.2ghz for release. Can someone explain why they would chose to set it to perform lower? I'm not completely knowledgeable about Android software/hardware but I find this interesting.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing.

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    Lots of hardware manufacturers will do this for a couple of reasons. For our phone though, my best guess is that at 1.2ghz that's the best battery/performance ratio.
     
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    Same reason Apple underclocks the iPhone and anyone else underclocks their devices. Improve battery life, reduce heat, etc.

    1.2 GHz is still pretty fast
     
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    better battery life? if somethings fast, will the 300mhz really help it that much? you cant get much faster then instant, and the gnex is instant. worst comes to worst we can root it and overclock it back to 1.5ghz+
     
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    What!!!!,you useing my babies now?:D
     
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    what?? I'm confused :blink:
     
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    Increases battery life, reduces heat, real world speed difference = 0.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I guess if it isn't going to make a large difference then I won't worry about it. 'Twas just a thought on my mind.
     
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    I heard they underclocked it so the other phones wouldn't get jealous.
     
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    They did but it didn't work! :icon_ nana:
     
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    Now that's funny right there.

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