A few weeks ago, we asked how important the processor in the next HTC EVO was to you: would a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor be good enough for you, especially since it might be more battery efficient, it's perfectly compatible with LTE, and multiple benchmarks look very promising? Or do you absolutely need to have a quad-core processor in your next phone?
Since we asked you that very important question, a lot has happened: the EVO 4G LTE was officially unveiled by Sprint and made its way through the FCC, preorders will be accepted very soon, and people in general are getting really excited.
And if our poll results mean anything at all, it doesn't look like the next EVO's dual-core processor is going to stand in the way of its success. As of publication, almost 55% of respondents indicated that they don't care one way or the other about how many cores the processor has, as long as the phone is fast and responsive in real world everyday use. Almost 24% expressed preference for the Snapdragon's newer architecture and more efficient design, which means that just over 21% – the minority – expressed dissatisfaction with the number of cores on the EVO 4G LTE.
So what do these numbers actually mean? When it comes down to it, there's not really going to be a noticeable difference in everyday use between the Snapdragon and the Tegra 3. Most G&E readers realize this, which means that this group of tech enthusiasts is certainly one smart bunch!