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The first smartphone to use the full octa-core Mediatek CPU is Xiaomi's Redmi Note
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-scores-high-on-AnTuTu-for-a-161-phablet_id53998
The AnTuTu benchmark puts it in the Galaxy S4 ballpark...
Huawei feels threatened by the octa-core $160 Xiaomi handset and releases a
competing handset with the same CPU, similar specs and costing 1 Yuan less...
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/115016-thumb/compared-to-the-iphone-5s-this-chart-shows-the-iphone-5c-has-bombed-in-china.png

No wonder Apple isn't doing too well in China...
 

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So people are debating whether there is value in going to 4K in large screen TVs and yet we have smartphones being released with resolution higher than 1080p?
 

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unless you really love Samsungs touchwiz there is little reason to go for tizen. one of the great aspects of android is its themes/launchers/fonts/widgets. if tizen looks good for u then there will likely be an option to mimic it on any phone and keep your access to the google ecosystem. for instance an Oppo 7 with a new launcher. beautiful high end hardware thats different than the norm ( and relatively cheaper) ...... its all up to you
 

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...there will likely be an option to mimic it on any phone and keep your access to the google ecosystem. for instance an Oppo 7 with a new launcher. beautiful high end hardware...
There is one downside (for a tinkerer) to the avalanche of the Android handsets released every month:
a critical mass of a certain model has to be sold before xda-developers get interested in modding it.

Unless you can do the modding yourself, of course...;)

OTOH, if your phone comes with CyanogenMod preinstalled, you might not need any modding
http://www.phonearena.com/news/OnePlus-Ones-CyanogenMod-11S-OS-revealed-in-leaked-images_id54569

In related underdog news: Xiaomi is on fire
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaomi-sold-11-million-smartphones-in-three-months-aims-to-push-60-million-units-in-2014_id54573
 
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