Hey guys, great conversation! To add my two cents, Nicholas M is correct, the all-eight-cores activity would only be when the processing situation demands it, not just all the time! I expect you'd have time to say ''Wow! That was fast!'' and then go looking for a power outlet. The situation is nicely explained in this video from ARM
As for the 64-bit question, it's a bit above my tech knowledge level, but Henrique is correct, 64-bit processors open up the potential of using more than 4 GB RAM but there's other considerations too. For starters, the 64-bit processor can read 64 bits (duh!) of data at a time, compared to a 32-bit processor's 32 bits. So, theoretically, the 64-bit processor can handle data at double the speed as a 32-bit processor, but my limited technical understanding includes the fact that this is task-specific and affected by various other considerations too (like available RAM), so it's not a simple case of mathematics. As far as I know.
In any case, true octa-core processing (when necessary) and 64-bit processors (sooner or later) are only going to improve our mobile experience!
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