Vi years ago an ad of tires that said”the power without control means nothing”, and doesn’t lack in reason.” What serves you a boxer be stronger if don’t know its hits direct? His opponent, more agile and intelligent, will prevent much of the shock, where hit has no defenses and win the fight.
I am not discovering anything new when I say that in the smartphone industry, for years, there’s a specifications war that seems to have no end. More powerful processors, more RAM, screens with higher resolution (the size is very variable, luckily for users), all this is increasing every year and there are no signs that it will end soon.
What are the purposes of this escalation of specifications?
Since Android started to madrurar a little, manufacturers began a war without end, in which every high-end device throwing was more powerful than the others, What has forced, somehow, to manufacturers of processors to put the batteries and work continuously in a more powerful processor.
But if we focus not only on that manufacturers want to make more and more money (which is true) and we extend our sights, open us many paths. One of them is the of prepare for what’s coming in the future, something like the virtual reality, most demanding games, more complicated tasks, a myriad of things that await us.
This specifications war started because Android, by its nature, is a more demanding than other operating system (and more complete in many respects), by which spread the myth that a brutal power is needed to make an Android work well. Do you need more power to do so? Yes, but do not have to be it more beast of the moment.
The optimization of the true motor system so that it works well
An operating system well optimized it is key to make everything on the phone work, No matter whether we are talking about Android, iOS, Windows Phone or Pepito OS (this last I have invented it me, am so, don’t judge me). But we are going to focus on Android exclusively, whereas what we want by their peculiarities.
In our case, Android has an additional barrier to be an operating system perfectly optimized, and is called customization layer. The personalization of each manufacturer layer adds a set of features to Android, which inevitably causes a conflict that should be resolved by the manufacturer.
This makes between two terminals from different manufacturers there is disparity in performance even if they have the same specifications. And this is what has led to a difference in the comparison of speed OnePlus 3 and Galaxy S7 Edge, leaving the latter as a winner despite the similarity in specification (which does not equal).
The OnePlus, despite having a higher amount of RAM, has lost because Oxygen OS is not as optimized as Touchwiz. It is not that it is better, it is more mature, while Oxygen OS is younger and more likely to improve. I am of those who most hate Touchwiz, but tests are there, but not only is the optimization of coating what did you win, but also the management of resources.
Galaxy S7 Edge takes longer in the market, which has allowed that the Korean manufacturer can solve any bug by one minor update. In the case of the OnePlus 3, surely any management problem will be fixed soon, We must bear in mind that arose two days ago. I think that then you can make a new comparison and see how evolved the Chinese terminal.
Hardware and optimization as key to the proper functioning of the phone
It is not a mystery that a smartphone is only going to work perfectly if the hardware is accompanied by a system really well optimized. The best example that I can think of the of the G first generation bike, a phone that, with a mid-range then hardware, had a very close to the high end performance, and this is due to the good optimization.
The G bike, with its modest specifications, brought pure Android, but it was not only that, as there were by then Chinese smartphones bringing Android stock, but Motorola (then owned by Google) had worked to ensure that hardware and software were a perfect marriage. This is how the G bike went on to become a classic of Android and practically a legend.
This may seem obvious, but not all manufacturers comply, and we can look to so-called white-label Chinese smartphones, which bring a hardware rather than solvent, but that you meet a phone that does not work well because of their zero work in the optimization of the system and its coat (which will be very good for China, but Europe does not fit) , or fails to do so in a few months.
Many manufacturers have understood this and are working to improve their software section so, while being different from others, they are as close to the experience Nexus, an experience that really leave satisfied the user throughout the life of your smartphone.