Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 mobile chipsets have been impressive competitors in phones such as the HTC One XL and the HTC One S, offering performance roughly equivalent to Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset while offering improved battery life in many scenarios. This efficiency can be largely attributed to tweaks made by Qualcomm to produce the Krait architecture at home in Snapdragon S4 chips, as well as the 28nm manufacturing process. Qualcomm are so sure of their success they have posted a video where three phones race to melt butter.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mSD_EhgGSc’]
In case you are wondering, competitor A is the Motorola RAZR MAXX, competitor B is the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Qualcomm powered phone is the HTC One S. The Samsung does very well at melting the butter, reaching a maximum temperature of 55 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the Snapdragon S4 powered One S remains relatively cool.
We’re not willing to call this a fair comparison though, it is measuring the phone’s external temperature rather than the temperature of the chip itself. Plus comparisons are made to chipsets that are relatively old, a comparison to the HTC One X (Nvidia Tegra 3) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (Exynos 4412) would be a fairer and more interesting comparison.
KitGuru says: While your phone may not get hot enough to cook eggs, at least you now know that it will slowly melt butter.