Sources: Microsoft Nokia Devices [blog], Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows
quote: MediaTek may be a budget BRAND compared to Qualcomm but we aren't talking about brands, we're talking about hardware specs. MediaTek makes SoCs that outperform QualComm 400s.
quote: Lets take a phone announced about the same time
quote: I'm just saying this is NOT midrange spec'd hardware. These are high quality budget range devices.
quote: Your first mistake is comparing the specs of a budget Android phone with that of a midrange WP8.1 phone. The rest of your post is rendered irrelevant because you're comparing apples and oranges.
quote: These are budget devices? Hell no. Lumia 62x/63x are cheaper than 830 by a full hundred bucks or more.
quote: MS has made a point to make Windows Phone run on the same hardware as Android.
quote: Yeah, because they're overpriced and you're paying a ton of money for perceived build quality. If I make a smartphone out of a 4 year old budget SoC and plate it in solid gold and diamonds it will cost of fortune but it will still be a budget spec'd phone.
quote: Exactly what does that have to do with the rest of your argument? None. You're comparing apples and oranges.
quote: Qualcomms midrange SoCs are the 600 series, not the 400.Midrange phones have at least a 8MP rear camera.These phones are clearly low end/budget, there is nothing midrange about them.
quote: Because I am comparing HARDWARE specs. What OS runs on it, how well that OS run, etc. is irrelevant in a HARDWARE comparison. This is low end HARDWARE.
quote: A few comments later you twist it and you´re claiming that you only did a hardware compariso which you clearly didnt.
quote: So if your opinion is that a 400 SoC is Low-End than your certainly allowed to that opinion. But it doesnt make a phone low end.