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Why Midrange Android Phones Aren�t Worth the Sacrifice

Apr 29, 2011, 07:09 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Whitson Gordon)

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" These application processors in mid-range phones are usually running on the ARMv6 instruction set, meaning the really attractive games won't run smoothly. A common clock speed to see in this day and age is 600MHz. That's enough to get things most things done. You can easily browse the web, and run some background services. If you try to throw Fruit Ninja into the mix, it's going to get chunky.

"Lastly, If you pick up a mid-range phone you need to be very comfortable with the feature set it comes with. These inexpensive devices will not get a lot of attention in the update department. There are two reasons for this. The devices are slower, meaning newer versions of Android may have to be modified more to function correctly. Also, mid-range phones don't sell as well. The best way to tell if a device is getting updates, is whether or not it has a large user base."

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