We posted our unboxing of the Sony Xperia SP yesterday and we immediately got a lot of feedback from people asking us why we were happy with considering it just runs on a dual-core processor. Okay, we have to debunk a myth. When it comes to processors it’s not really the more you have, the more powerful your smartphone is. The Sony Xperia SP is the perfect example to illustrate this point. Let me throw you guys a question: how high in the Antutu Benchmark Test do the local branded quad-core devices hit? Highest we’ve seen is around 14,000 but the average is anywhere from 12,000-13,000. Heck some of them are just at 10,000.
How about the dual-core powered Sony Xperia SP? Here’s the answer.
As you can see the dual-core processor of the Sony Xperia SP actually scores higher than the quad-core processors of a lot of local brands? Why is this? Because what matters the most is the power and quality per core, not necessarily having low-end ones. To better explain my point, check out this short video that Qualcomm uploaded on their YouTube channel. It goes to say that core utilization rarely goes beyond 3 cores so if you actually beef up and improve the first two you get more effect than have four cheaper ones combined.
Qualcomm: Better Cores, Not More Cores Video
So there you go folks. Don’t go bashing a device just because it’s “dual-core”. It can actually run circles around your “quad-core” any day. Plus this dual-core can connect to LTE, something that all local brands haven’t gotten into yet.