Snapdragon 615 Hatred

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In the post:

Another concern I have is the Snapdragon 615 chipset, I hate this processor with a passion. It is the single reason why I don’t use the Xiamoi Mi4i and part of the reason my Vivo X5 Pro is sitting at the bottom of a draw (or lake, I don’t remember which).

And then in the Comments:

The processor is bad in the phones I have. I have the Xiaomi Mi4i and the Vivo X5Pro and they both use the 615 and it is junk. The LeTV Le 1 with Mediatek is better, in fact any MT6752 phone is better than a SD615.

This is the first I’ve read of the 615 being, um, sub-optimal.

Here’s a list of phones that use the 615. Among them is the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, which hasn’t gotten terrible reviews. But then there’s the Samsung Galaxy A8, which has.

Perhaps this is why Sony and others have gone with MediaTek chips?

2 Comments

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2 responses to “Snapdragon 615 Hatred

  1. MacArthur

    If the SD615 is sub-optimal then what is MT6752? Is there one single device with the MT6752 SoC on the market that doesn’s suffer from terrible overheating? Also, as far as I know only Lenovo managed to put together a reasonably working LP firmware (5.0) for that SoC (Lemo K3 Note). There are no 5.1 yet except betas I think. Andi mention the LeTV Le 1 but that’s a Helio X10 device.

    • I don’t know. All I know is that the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra uses the 6752. And a teardown of the new Z5 Premium indicates Sony has solved the heat issues of that Snapdragon 810 CPU, so they might have for the 6752 also.

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