The Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 has started to gain some fame, which until now was exclusive Snapdragon 820, and not a joyful event to say. Shortly after the release of the LG G5 it was discovered that the Latin American market a less powerful version would be used with the Snapdragon 652. We will compare this with the Snapdragon 820 processor and see how different they are.
Snapdragon 652: Processor mid range or high-end?
To the surprise of many, the Snapdragon 652 is a high-end processor, a concept that conflicts with that over the past year to the Snapdragon 6xx series associated with the middle range. But keep in mind one thing: the start of this series is dedicated to high-end, and is something that anyone who has known the Snapdragon 600 will know. But how to prove it is true that the Snapdragon 652 is a high-end processor?
To demonstrate the extent possible it is a high-end processor, it will face to face with the 820. The first thing we will look at is your CPU: by the 820 Kory have four cores, of which two of them work 2, 2 GHz and 1.6 GHz other two. By the 652 have eight cores with big.LITTLE architecture, of which 4 are Cortex A72 1.8 GHz and the other 4 are 1.4 GHz Cortex A53.
The chief virtue of the Snapdragon 820 is its high power, so in that aspect it is the clear winner, but the Snapdragon 652 has much to say, because its construction is to be more lenient with the battery terminal. In both cases you will find a accomplished processor to bring the day to day without problems, being able to run demanding tasks without the least hint of doubt.
If we turn to the field of GPU, the Snapdragon 820 wins the street confrontation with Adreno 530 624 MHz versus 550 MHz Adreno 510. For Snapdragon 820 also is compatible with Vulkan. Although in most games this will not have much impact, yes, the Snapdragon 820 will age better. Games today are well GPU both solvents.
Other differences are found, on the one hand on the size of semiconductors: in 820 we see that the size is 14 nano meter, while semiconductors 652 up to 28 nano meters. This makes the latter may tend to expend more energy, but the architecture more than compensates for this. Another difference is in RAM, which supports the 820 to 1866 MHz LPDDR4 against LPDDR3 of 652-933 MHz. In both cases, we have dual-channel RAM.
As you can see, 820 RAM is twice as powerful as the numbers, but we can not ignore that which has 652 works only too well. In both cases, we have support for Quick Charge 3.0, but only the Snapdragon 820 supports the USB 3.0 standard (the Snapdragon 652 stays with the USB 2.0 standard).
To conclude this comparison, we must take the Snapdragon 652 as a high-end, something similar to what happened last year between the Snapdragon 810 and 808, only here the number changes more. Both are high-end processors, one with more features than the other, but will be able to meet the vast majority of tasks without any problems.
Why LG cuts the G5 in Latin America?
Shortly after the presentation of LG G5 news broke that Latin America would cut the terminal performance. Specifically, take the Snapdragon 652 instead of 820, 3 GB of RAM would LPDDR3 and would not be compatible with virtual reality glasses that the manufacturer presented during the MWC. It sat like a kick in the actual inhabitants of Latin American countries pending.
According to the sales manager of LG in Latin America is due to the depreciation of the currency in those countries and almost no interest in virtual reality. That is why, again according to this executive, who decided to launch a cropped version of LG G5, to make it cheaper without sacrificing performance.
Apparently, the fact that benefits inevitably mean that minor sacrifices performance, although an average user will not notice a little difference. Recently devoted a section to Latin America in an article that talked about how many would be willing to pay for your next smartphone, and some of the comments complained (justifiably, of course) of this reduction of benefits in the terminal Star LG.
It is inevitable that this will make more than one user seeking a terminal with the performance at last look the other smartphones, such as HTC 10 or the Galaxy S7. I do not know the final price they will (which vary depending on the country) in Latin America, but LG will have to be very careful if you do not want to lose a lot of potential buyers.
Do you think the Snapdragon 652 is a high-end processor worthy? What do you make that the LG G5 in Latin America have a cut specifications?