ZTE Geek (Atom Z2580 Clovertrail+) smartphone is smoking fast, spanks the top ARM SoCs
Reported by Lennard Seah on Thursday, April 11 2013 1:17 pm
By all accounts, the ZTE Geek should be an unremarkable phone - its unimaginative, plasticky and has decidedly mid-ranged specs. But just like the Lenovo K900, the 2GHz Atom Clovertrail+ SOC in it delivers ARM beating performance.
In the standard AntTuTu Benchmark that we ran on the show floor, the ZTE Geek scored an impressive 29401, better than the scores found in the public domain of the HTC One (Qualcomm 600) and Samsung Galaxy S IV (Exynos 5410).
Naturally, one should reserve judgement and not entirely formulate opinion based on benchmarks done on the show floor (who knows what shenanigans could be happening behind the scenes). We would love to get our hands on one of these in our labs to do a proper analysis especially on the battery drain characteristics of the Clovertrail+ SoC, which actually matters more than raw performance to most people
OK i will argue with you. 2 companies make almost all the money in smart phones...Apple and Sammy. See HTC, BB, Moto, yaddayadda...they are hanging by a thread. Apple and Sammy aint changing chipps any time soon. Hitting the speeds and price points will be a game of leap frog, Apple and Sammy like to tweak ...they don't like each other and they don't like Intel very much. What happens in the Chinese and non US is a variable I gotta give you that. I know Medatek is big in India (Armh), China I don't know what is going on.Business is more than having the tech.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
You are one confused idiot...first you say "Hitting the speeds and price points will be a game of leap frog" and then you end with "Business is more than having the tech."? which one is it bonehead?
High-tech is about making things better and better, making the impossible possible. Having the better performing product wins in this business. Open you eye shorty! Intel's chips are beating arm with 5 year-old architecture on depreciated process 32nm.
I am not short but I did luck out and buy 100 Apr 12 $22 put options for 6 cents on Wed just before the PC NEWS. Never happens, but I was able to sell them Thursday morning in a panic at 33 cents. I wanted to lock in some gains. It was my Las Vegas money looking for a couple penny turn on an Intel price test of $22. If Intel continued on up, I would have just sold at a couple penny loss.
You want to be careful with Antutu (or any other benchmarks). The benchmark can be easily distorted. Google ANTUTU CHEATING and read about the Huawei results. I AM NOT SAYING ANYTHING about the Intel results. I am just saying that it is possible to detect the benchmarks and have the device drop frames and adjust operation to distort results.
I like the Antutu benchmark better than I do the Geekbench tests. The Geekbench tests rely to much on tiny compiled codes that are not that representative of user workloads.