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Smartphone Processors


From cutting edge games to amazing visual effects, the smartphone's processor plays a major role in driving innovation. The most interesting smartphones are driven by processors with intelligent power saving, powerful graphics, and enough compute performance to enable the next generation of mobile features. Let Tom's Hardware keep you up to date on all the advancements in smartphone processor technology.


Oppo's N1 sports a unique pivoting camera, a large-format display, and two different operating system options. Are those features enough to make up for an older hardware platform and dicey software optimization...


Today's review of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) includes the LTE-capable and Wi-Fi-only tablets, allowing us to compare Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa platform to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800. Can either...

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news - JUNE 13 4

ZTE has announced its most powerful budget-friendly smartphone yet: the Grand S Pro, featuring a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon SoC, and priced at just $250!

news - MAY 20 33

Nvidia's CEO talks about Tegra 4i, a $3,000 graphics card, and more.

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We took Nokia's Lumia Icon for a month-long test to really experience life with the company's flagship Windows Phone 8-based platform. Some of the benchmark results from this Snapdragon 800-powered powerhouse...

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Nvidia has launched a contest that provides 50 winners with a Jetson TK1 developer kit.

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LG's "Odin" chip may make an appearance before June.

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OnePlus has changed the One's SoC to the 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm's fastest.

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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chips should appear in devices in the first half of 2015.

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Futuremark re-lists Galaxy S4 numbers in its benchmark database.

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Samsung's Android 4.4 update for the Galaxy S4 introduces aggressive CPU throttling.

reviews - MARCH 28 22

Snapdragon 801, the recently-announced update to the Snapdragon 800, shares some of the same SKUs as Snapdragon 800. So, how do you tell the difference? We break down the family and introduce you to the first...

news - MARCH 11 3

We attended a Sony Canada event last week and had the opportunity to go hands-on with the company's new Snapdragon 801-powered, waterproof, dust-resistant Xperia Z2 Tablet - the followup to last generation's...

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The OnePlus One will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC.

picture story - FEBRUARY 28 4

We covered a ton of upcoming products and technologies at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With the trade show officially drawn to a close, we’ve had a chance to discuss the various reveals...

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We go hands-on with the Wiko Wax, a Tegra 4i-based LTE phone for Europe.

news - FEBRUARY 26 6

Samsung offers details on new Exynos 5 chip powering the Galaxy S5.

news - FEBRUARY 26 1

A new 3DMark is coming and it's already running on the PowerVR GPU inside the iPad Air.

news - FEBRUARY 26 37

Samsung didn't mention this in its press conference last night.

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Audience introduces two new revisions to their sensor processor family: the MQ100 Motion and earSmart eS700 series. Using proprietary CASA technology that models human hearing, the company aims to improve...

news - FEBRUARY 24 1

Last year’s XMM 7160 was Intel’s first LTE 4G CAT 4 modem, with 15 bands it covers most of Europe and North America at 150 Mb/s. This year, Intel introduces the XMM 7260 CAT 6 LTE-Advanced modem, supporting...