By Max Clarke

We have seen a number of powerful handsets created by a number of mobile phone manufacturers. Examples of these handsets are the Apple iPhone 4, the HTC Desire HD, and the Samsung Galaxy S. Now, there are two smartphones that will leave the phones mentioned above in their dust. These are the Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X.

When it comes to power, we think of powerful processors. Just last year, power meant having 1 GHz single-core processors. Today, we can enjoy twice the speed. The Atrix and 2X are unique phones when it comes to power. They both come with processors that are far superior compared to other phones. They both come with 1 GHz dual-core processors.

There is a large difference between the processors mentioned above. With a single-core, you will experience high-speed processing if you only run one application. However, you will feel a decrease in speed once you start to multi-task. A single-core will have to divert its attention to other tasks. Unfortunately, the result is a decrease in performance.

No matter how you look at it, two heads will always be better than one. This is how dual-cores essentially work. They give you more power, since there are two cores that work together. You can run an assortment of tasks and the responsibility of running applications is divided between the two heads. This means that you will barely notice a decrease in performance when running multiple requirement demanding apps and OS applications.

Multi-tasking has never been better on the two handsets. You can run games with heavy 3D graphics while running multiple web browsers. You can play tracks on your playlist while shopping online. You can stream videos while uploading photos on your favorite social network. You can even run complicated OS applications while you run your favorite app.

Running multiple applications smoothly is not only possible due to their powerful processors. It is also possible through the phone’s highly advanced OS. Both smartphones run on the Android 2.2 Froyo OS. This will make the internet faster and multi-tasking smoother without draining the battery. This is the dual-core difference on the Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X.

The Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X are two dual-core smartphones to be released this 2011.