Xperia X Lime Green PIS DesignThinking of picking up either the Sony Xperia X or X Performance? If you are, here’s something you might want to take into consideration: both phones do not support the latest Quick Charge 3.0 feature from Qualcomm. This is despite the fact that both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 820 and 650, both of which are listed as being compatible with Quick Charge 3.0.

The lack of Quick Charge 3.0 support was confirmed by Qualcomm themselves in a post in which it reads, “The Xperia X and Xperia X Performance also incorporate Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology and Sony’s Smart Battery Management feature, for up to 5.5 hours of power in just 10 minutes of charging, and a charge that can last up to two days.”

Now to be fair, Quick Charge 2.0 is pretty fast, although the 38% extra boost in Quick Charge 3.0 would no doubt have been welcome. It is unclear as to why Sony has decided not to go with Quick Charge 3.0, but it is rather unfortunate. Now you might be wondering, isn’t this the same case with Samsung and their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?

That would indeed be true, but as the handsets are powered by either Qualcomm or Exynos chipsets in different regions, we suppose Samsung wanted to be fair to their customers by offering a similar charging standard across the board, but as for Sony’s decision, we can’t be sure, but either way it isn’t necessarily a deal breaker.

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