Will i notice Quad core, or will Gnex be fine?

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OK, so heres the deal. i am going to upgrade my thunderbolt this week. i can easily hold out until after MWC and see all these quad core phones coming out, but i am wondering if it is worth it for how i use my phone. i play some games, but nothing that my thunderbolt cant already play (wreckless racing/getaway are probably the most graphically intense games i will ever play on my phone) i would watch movies, and videos in HQ/HD, then just browsing the web, email, calling, messaging ect.

is quad core more for the gaming aspect, or am i REALLY going to see/feel a difference in speed.
or should i jump all over this verizon nexus that i have been waiting to get my hands on since i first learned about the nexus 1?

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Think you will be waiting a while. I still have my tbolt and love the GN. I honestly don't know how much faster these phones can get. This thing screams.

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At this current time, the Nexus does everything I want. It may change in the future but for the next long while, the dual-core Nexus will be more than adequate. Hell, just having a dual-core phone is awesome. My first computer was a 233mhz...we have come a long way.

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ICS is only optimized for dual core. The extra cores will be a waste until at least jelly bean.

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I probably use my phone very similar to you and I really don't see an advantage to the quad cores are far as performance goes.

I will say though, the idea that quad cores get better battery life is appealing, but we need to see some proof of that first. Also, I rather see a phone with more ram than more cores. My GNex only has about 350mb free of the 1gig. I am sure this is more than enough now, but it 12-18 months I can see this being an issue when apps starting requiring a lot more ram.

So if you just are looking to the quad cores phones for speed, I don't think its worth waiting since I don't think you can expect anything til Q3 and quad core isn't going to give you much diffwrence , the Gnex already is lag less, but if the quad cores have "other" features than I'd consider waiting.

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No matter how many cores you stick in a phone as long as android is installed on it then it will lag.
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ICS is only optimized for dual core. The extra cores will be a waste until at least jelly bean.

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I was hoping the next release would be "canoli", but that's just the Guido in me :p

You should be fine but at this point I would say wait til the summer if you can. If you like big, and I mean big, the galaxy note is supposed to be released to verizon. From everything I have read, that is pretty much the best phone you can get right now in the world aside from the nokia lumia, which also may be released to vzw (also making WP7 all the more tempting) I am content with my nexus but I also waited for it since spring last year, if you haven't gotten it yet, I'd wait and see what comes out.
 

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No matter how many cores you stick in a phone as long as android is installed on it then it will lag.
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Lol......Every OS (windows, android, iOS) lags at times. The Nexus is pretty damn near lagless though, not sure what you are talking about.

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I was hoping the next release would be "canoli", but that's just the Guido in me :p

Yeah, but that doesn't follow androids system of each os is the next letter in the alphabet.

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Yeah, but that doesn't follow androids system of each os is the next letter in the alphabet.

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You know what? I never paid attention to that. Now that you mention it, that's interesting.
 
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There is no advantage to quad core, except as a marketing tool.

thats what it figured.
ordering the Nexus soon i think.
anyone want to buy a Thunderbolt (it needs a digitizer) for $100?? :) seriously though. $100 clean ESN with tons of accessories
 

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I personally don't see any real benefits from quadcore, ICS is optimized for dualcore and dualcore is still fairly new. If any benefit comes from quadcore on an ICS phone, I would think only battery life, though for some battery life can be a dealbreaker. I don't know for sure if it will effect battery life or not, that's all I'm thinking.

And turd, no selling on DF:p You can definitely try posting it on CL or swappa though.
 
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I personally don't see any real benefits from quadcore, ICS is optimized for dualcore and dualcore is still fairly new. If any benefit comes from quadcore on an ICS phone, I would think only battery life, though for some battery life can be a dealbreaker. I don't know for sure if it will effect battery life or not, that's all I'm thinking.

And turd, no selling on DF:p You can definitely try posting it on CL or swappa though.
haha...woops, did not know that :p

and battery life is not a deal breaker for me.....I mean c'mon i use a thunderbolt...haha obviously i would like more than 5 hours out of it, but i could totally live with battery life like my TB.
 

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haha...woops, did not know that :p

and battery life is not a deal breaker for me.....I mean c'mon i use a thunderbolt...haha obviously i would like more than 5 hours out of it, but i could totally live with battery life like my TB.

All good

As for quad core I don't see any benefit of it til the next major OS. The current lineup of phones will more than hold their own when the quadcores do come out. This nexus may be the phone I hang onto for the whole 2yrs lol

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