Updated on 2 December 2015 by

Quad-core processors are proving that, the processing speed of a smartphone increases as you increase the number of cores, and this is the most recent advancement in cell phone processor technology. The applications that benefit from quad-core processing are gaming, imaging and video processing apps; and the processing here is much improved when compared to dual-cores in terms of multitasking and multi threaded application performance.

One of NVIDIA's Tegra series' quad core chips actually uses a supplementary core, thereby handling the tasks at a lower frequency, for functionalities like active standby mode, music playback, and video playback. The latest Android phones from Samsung implement quad core processors helpful in browsing the internet and multimedia entertainment.

Furthermore, compared to dual-core processor phones, quad-core processors grant prolonged battery life, as the processes are distributed across the multiple cores.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
LG Nexus 5X
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Huawei Nexus 6P
Moto X Force
LG Nexus 5X
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$499 - $889
$650 - $850
$371 - $600
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Feb 2016
Oct 2015
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
21.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.4 inch
5.2 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3760.0 mAh
2700.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.1 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
61% Positive
39% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
70% Positive
30% Negative
100% Positive
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative

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