Crunching on a mobile phone

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I had a spare mobile phone Samsung Avant which was not being used. It has a quad core processor and is crunching since beginning this month 24/7 and never gets hot. :nod:

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305

I did some research and found out the new Samsung phones are not supported. Anyone has read any info of them being supported in near future?



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Haha, good work :D. That's a surprising amount of points it can crunch through. I wonder how long the battery would last when it's crunching?

I wouldn't recommend anyone doing this to a phone they carry around with them ;)
 

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It would be interesting to see how many points a modern SOC could kick out, something like the SD 820 for example.

I wouldn't recommend anyone doing this to a phone they carry around with them ;)
Depends if its winter or not! :D
 

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V_R especially for you!!!!! :lol:

I was able to successfully get my Samsung S7 Edge to start crunching today :dance:

I will be very careful and monitor it, it is crunching now four units and it very fast from the looks of it. Once the results are posted I will upload the details.:user:

It is charging and is only warm to the touch.:nod:
 

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Wow !! Very impressed Quad. :)

I wouldn't recommend anyone doing this to a phone they carry around with them ;)

No chance of that on my mobile. :D It is but a telephone with which I can make calls and do texts. And that's it. :p
 

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I have a feeling that my phone is going to beat the crap out of my main laptop which is a Samsung Ultrabook :lol:
 

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I am sure I tried it on an older phone once before but took it off as the phone got hot. May give it a go on my Samsung S7 :thumb:
 

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Nice one Quad, What did you read that said Samsung phones aren't supported? Was it an Exynos/Snapdragon thing?
 

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Nice one Quad, What did you read that said Samsung phones aren't supported? Was it an Exynos/Snapdragon thing?

When I installed the software on the spare phone earlier this month. I read on the WCG forums that newer Samsung phones had issues crunching and many were not able to get them to work, I guess they were doing something wrong. I tried it but the project would not attach so gave up. Yesterday I tried it again and it accepted the project and started crunching. Not sure what the fuss was about.
 

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This is what the Samsung Avant can crunch when put in service 24/7.



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This is what an old IBM T43 laptop from earlier this century can do when put on crunching task 24/7.

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Here are the results from my main laptop a Samsung Ultrabook with an i5 processor @1.7 Ghz with 8 GB of Ram when put on crunching 24/7.

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The results so far from the mighty Galaxy S7 Edge are very surprising indeed. I have only 4 valid units (too few to make a judgement really) and will wait for some more before I post the results. :p

Come back tomorrow to this thread to see for yourself. :nod:
 

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On the S7 Edge when crunching with only 2 enabled cores the phone is just luke warm, however when all four cores are put to task the phone gets to be much warmer, closer to being hot. I have been monitoring the phone and thought I'd share this for those who may be thinking of crunching on it. I will be switching the preferences on the phone to crunch only at night with just two cores starting tonight for few days to see how things go. I would not crunch during the daytime while I need the phone on the go, besides, Texas heat plays havoc with the phones as temperatures can rise quiet a bit.
 

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Here are the results from the Galaxy S7 Edge

Total results as Valid 15
Pending Validation 13
That makes a total of 28 in about 24 to 28 hours of crunching.

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I was expecting a whole lot more from the Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of points the laptop is 3-4 times more productive. The Samsung Avant does as good as the Galaxy which is amazing if you consider the price difference between the two phones. I am still impressed with the IBM laptop from the stone age era, has a single core but in terms of points it is at par with both the phones :fool:

All I can say is that this experiment was an eye opener for me, did not expect the results the way they come out.
 

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