While benchmark optimization has been a hot topic, recently it has faded into the background as the industry adjusted. Previously, we saw changes such as an automatic 10% GPU overclock that was almost never achieved in normal applications, and behavior that would automatically plug in all cores and set the CPU frequency to maximum. Now, most OEMs have either stopped this behavior. Even if an OEM hasn't stopped such behavior, there are options that make it possible to use the altered CPU/GPU governor in all applications. Unfortunately, I have to talk about a case where this isn't true. While I've been working on reviewing the Ascend P7 and have found a lot to like, I am sure that the Ascend P7 alters CPU governor behavior...

Announcing the AnandTech Mobile Show & Meetup at IDF, Today at 12:30PM PT & 3:30PM PT

Brian and I are both at IDF this week, and later today we will be doing our first video show from Moscone West. If you've followed our Podcast, you...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Samsung Announces big.LITTLE MP Support in Exynos 5420

It hasn't been much of a secret in the SoC space that big.LITTLE on the original Exynos 5 Octa (5410) didn't end up working in the most optimal fashion...

30 by Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5S

After playing with the iPhone 5C, I played with the new iPhone 5S that includes a faster A7 SoC and M7 sensor fusion hub, fingerprint sensor home button, improved...

41 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5C

We just spent some time going hands on with the two new iPhones that Apple announced in their town hall event which just wrapped up. The iPhone 5C comes...

54 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Apple iPhone 5S: Hands On Video

Brian just went hands on with Apple's new iPhone 5S, showing off its performance (courtesy of the new 64-bit A7 SoC), Touch ID fingerprint sensor and camera features. Check...

12 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

iPhone 5S and 5C Available on September 20th

Both the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available starting on September 20th in the US. Pre-orders for the 5C begin on the 13th. Check out our full...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces A7, World's First 64-bit Smartphone SoC

Apple just announced the iPhones 5S featuring the A7 SoC, which is the world's first consumer ARM based SoC with 64-bit support. We're likely talking about an updated version...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces iPhone 5S

Apple just announced the iPhone 5S. The chassis remains similar to the iPhone 5, although it's now available in three finishes: silver, gold and space grey. The latter replaces the...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

iWork, iPhoto & iMovie for iOS Free with Any New iOS device

Apple just announced that any new iPhone, iPad or 5th gen iPod Touch will come with free copies of iWork, iPhoto & iMovie. Check out our full coverage of Apple's...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple iOS 7: Available September 18th for Free

Apple just announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18th. Check out our full coverage of Apple's Town Hall event in our live blog.

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces iPhone 5C

Apple just announced the iPhone 5C. 4-inch Retina Display, A6 SoC, single piece polycarbonate back, 8MP iSight camera and new front facing FaceTime HD camera with 1.9µm pixels. Internally...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple's Town Hall iPhone Event Live Blog

Brian and I are at Apple's Campus today for the unveil of the next-generation iPhone. Check back here for the live blog that should start at 10AM PT.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

LG G2 and MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 - Mini Review

The LG G2 is the spiritual successor to the Optimus G, a device that we looked at last year and eventually went on to become the Nexus 4. LG...

119 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2013

Potential Nexus 5 FCC Approval Reappears - LG-D820 (Update: Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4)

The past few days have been interesting in the way of Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 2013) rumors. After a few grumblings that seemed to confirm that LG would...

75 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Xiaomi Announces the MI3 - Tegra 4 and MSM8974AB inside

Xiaomi has been making some interesting news lately, first with the abrupt transition of Hugo Barra from Google to Xiaomi, now with the announcement of their latest high end...

28 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3: Snapdragon 800 in a Slimmer Galaxy Note

Samsung was among the first to discover the demand for very large smartphones and quickly addressed that market with its Galaxy Note lineup. The smartphone Notes combine a large...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Fonepad Note 6E and Fonepad 7E

If you’re keeping track, I’m almost half-way through the ASUS IFA announcements from this morning. Up next we have two new Fonepad devices, the Fonepad Note 6E and the...

13 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Qualcomm Announces its Smartwatch Platform - Qualcomm Toq (Update: Now With Specs)

We’re at Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 conference where Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs has announced Qualcomm Toq, a smartwatch with a Mirasol color screen that can still be viewed outdoors in...

21 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

Sony Announces Attachable Smartphone Camera - Cyber-Shot QX100 and QX10

The connected camera space is going through an interesting period, we’ve seen a few device makers take steps towards building cameras that run Android (Nikon’s S800C, Galaxy Camera, Galaxy...

12 by Brian Klug on 9/4/2013

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