back to article Snapdragon 810 chip doesn't overheat, jilted Qualcomm sniffs at LG

Qualcomm is hitting back at the suggestion its Snapdragon 810 system-on-chip overheats, while carefully making sure it doesn't call its customer LG a cheapskate. Critics argue that if the 64-bit ARM-compatible Snapdragon 810 was problem-free, it would have been chosen by LG for the new flagship G4, which was launched this week …

  1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    Compared to most phone case materials leather is an insulator

    Compared to most phone case materials leather is a good heat insulator. So something that would have fit in the thermal envelope of another phone, may be too hot for this use case.

    1. Antonymous Coward
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      Re: Compared to most phone case materials leather is an insulator

      "Compared to most phone case materials leather is... too hot for this use case."

      I like what you did there.

      ;-B

  2. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

    I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

    8-core, DDR4 memory, and 64-128 GB of SSD... These things are boasting more resources than my 3-year-old luggable workstation. Seems that phones are going with the model "don't bother optimizing code because the hardware will make up for it" that has been plaguing desktops for the past few years.

    1. Ammaross Danan
      Facepalm

      Re: I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

      8-cores does not mean power. eMMC is not the same as a workstation SSD. But you are right, throw more hardware at it and coders can get lazy.

      1. phil dude
        Coat

        Re: I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

        I dunno, I quite like the idea of my phone having a LINPACK rating...

        P.

        1. Antonymous Coward
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          @ P.

          Ditto. ...but only if the battery weighs practically nothing and lasts a month per charge.

    2. Antonymous Coward
      Go

      Re: I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

      "...plaguing desktops for the past few years."

      Your definition of "few" being thirtyish?

    3. PleebSmash
      Holmes

      Re: I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

      Qualc should be applauding LG for using one of their hex-cores now that octa-core has been the rule.

  3. David Webb

    so instead LG's Dr Ramchan Woo

    Dr Woo? Couldn't resist, sorry.

    1. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge

      Dr woo? That'd be my wife then....

  4. nigel 15

    apparently...

    It's not just the 808 SoC that is cheaper. So is servicing it too. The 810 requires more expensive ram too

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