In layman’s language, processor clock speed is the maximum speed that the engine of a phone can run. Have you noticed the new love of 1.3 GHz processors by certain phonemakers? It has gotten to the point where whenever I read of an upcoming smartphone from a group of phonemakers, I am almost dead sure that it will be powered by a processor clocked at 1.3 GHz.
What is even more disappointing is when a flagship device also gets clocked same as budget units from same manufacturer and the competition. Something is just wrong with that. We expect more power from a flagship than from a N19,000 budget smartphone. Have a look:
Yes; the budget Hot 2 is clocked same as the flagship Note 2 LTE, with the difference being that the former is quad-core and the latter octa-core. And there are more examples, but you get the point.
It doesn’t matter how many cores the processor has, it gets clocked at 1.3 GHz. Yes; I know that processor speed isn’t all there is to making smartphones run smooth. Yes; I know that the low clock speed helps deliver longer battery performance. Still…., not 1.3 GHz every time. Sometimes, 1.7 GHz. Or 2.0 GHz. We have some other brands delivering superb battery life with processors clocked at 2.5 GHz. So, what is this obsession with 1.3 GHz?
Whatever enchantress has bewitched these phonemakers with top processor speed of 1.3 GHz needs to be bound hand and foot, and cast into the abyss. When will these Android smartphone brands leave 1.3 GHz processors behind?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.