There’s a quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor under the hood, with a SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit (also quad core). Combined, that means you’ve got more power in your hand than any other mobile experience out there, and it’s all geared to slice its way through next gen gaming like a Yakuza footsoldier through fingers.
The front touch-screen is a mighty 5-inch (16:9) OLED display, offering both improved battery life (compared to LCD) and colours as vibrant as a Justin Bieber jacket. It has a decent viewing angle too, and while it suffers from the same kind of greenish hue as the similarly-laden Samsung Galaxy Note, that’s only when slanted acutely (almost flat). Black level response is also more than admirable, which gives tangible depth to images and, as any home cinema nut would know, improves the palette no end.