How can I tell what chip I have?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    I got a new phone today and I want to see if my phone has the better chip. How can i check? Thanks.
     
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    IMO, there is no "better chip. I have the "bad" one, and my battery easily lasts me all day. I could probably squeeze out 2 days on a charge if I was forced to go that way.

    But to answer your question, the latest version of Geekbench will identify the chip.
     
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Any free. Apps
     
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    Download Lirium Info Lite from the apps store. Its free and you can see the processor manufacturer under CPU information.

    Cheers !

    Edit : Its called Lirium.
     
  5. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What am I looking for is it where it says manufacturer. Which is the "better" again.
     
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    You bought it, now just use it. Don't worry about the chip for goodness sakes. This has been talked to death.
     
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    Agreed. It is sad to be so happy with your device and have something like this ruin it but the OP is wanting to know.
     
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    Best piece of advice would be: Don't.

    Just enjoy your new phone.
     
  9. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Yeah same with all the above I have the 'bad' one, and I can stretch it two days!

    The 'good' chip you are looking for is TSMC
     
  10. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It says Samsung so not sure. What was the difference in all this testing. Was it proven to even be different? And is Apple mainly using the "bad" or "good" chips.
     
  11. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Tests were done the TSMC was proven to be better, but those weren't realistic tests I don't think. Plus it was like an extra 2 hours battery life apparently.

    I hardly doubt you would notice a difference, and I don't think Apple are manually choosing what chip it just depends down the manufacturing line.
     
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    The variance is said to be 2-3%. I doubt you will ever notice over the lifetime of the device. Just enjoy it.
     
  13. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    An extra two hours is pretty substantial though. Damn.
     
  14. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    tell a lie I have the TSMC my other half has a Samsung, there isn't much difference. We use our phones pretty much near on the same each day.
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    apparently though, plus that wasn't based on real world users

    I don't think it has been proven for general use, once again as everyone has said I highly doubt you would notice a difference.
     
  15. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This makes more sense 3
    Percent is really nothing but two hours?! Lol

    Are people actually returning to get the tmsc chip. That's crazy.
     
  16. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    yeah some people were hardcore Apple fans and people who found out this little difference.
     
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  18. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not going to return it for a chip that will be hard to find. Just think it's crazy for a 2 percent difference that no one should notice since we all use our phones differently.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Omg I got Samsung! I just throw it in trash now. So sad :( maybe next one I get tmcs?
     
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    You know you can look up the dozens of threads on this. Keep you reading for days. Don't wake this hibernating bear from its' fitful sleep.
     
  21. convergent macrumors 68020

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    Here we go again. Just enjoy your phone and don't worry about which chip it has. There is variance among all electronic components, even of the same type. This chip thing has gotten ridiculous in my opinion. There are tests that show each is better for battery life and performance that conflict with each other, and none are really done in a controlled environment as tests should be done, with sufficient sample sizes to prove anything. You can take two identical (same chips) iPhones and find two that will vary by 2-3% so all of this is margin of error.

    Enjoy your iPhone and don't believe the hype that you have an inferior chip.
     

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