In terms of performance, many Compact series fans could be disappointed. Sony does not use the high-end chip from the big Xperia XZ. It even decided against using the Snapdragon 652. Instead comes the Xperia X Compact is being powered by the Snapdragon 650. It comes with two powerful Cortex-A72 cores and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores. At least for demanding tasks the 652 would be better prepared with the added value of additional A72 cores. But the X Compact’s RAM is solid enough with 3 GB.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset comes with the Adreno 510 graphics chip , which does not reach far to the output of a Adreno 530, which comes with the Xperia XZ. This is already clear that serious gamers will not be very happy with the X Compact – but they should look elsewhere for devices given the small screen anyway.
So Sony needs to ensure proper speed especially for apps. In our hands-on test of the X Compact we could not tell for sure whether it had the goods. In the short time that we had with the smartphone we were only barely able to bring the smartphone to the limit. Only a thorough check can show whether the Snapdragon 650 in the Xperia X Compact provides sufficient juice for everyday use.
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