I have just got a new Blade V and it just doesn't play video smoothly at all. Iplayer constantly stutters both video and audio. Makes it sound like a machine gun is going off in the background. A 720p video just either won't play at all or has huge pauses and terrible lip sync. Makes no difference whether the file is streaming or on the device. A basic low res avi will stream alright but doesn't look very nice.
Surely a quad core phone is supposed to be able to do this without breaking a sweat? I would say my original blade is a more capable device. Hence either the phone must be dud or I am not configuring something?