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Get to Know Sony Xperia X Smartphones

By Avery Pacheco, 28/07/2016, updated on 10/08/2019

Growing up, I was surrounded by tech products bearing Sony's logo. The Sony Xperia X looks like Xperia Z3+, the Z3, Xperia M5, and pretty much every flagship the company has released in the past few years. Today, we are going to get to know Sony Xperia smartphones in terms

Design

Xperia X Design

Sony Xperia X is not an ugly phone. Nevertheless, it lacks imagination. The sides of Sony X are slightly rounded while the front and back are flat. The phone is a little bit thick. But it is easy to grip the phone in one hand.

One enhancement is that Xperia is brushed with aluminum. It has a slight texture for decoration. Plus, along the side of the body sit an elongated lock button with a fingerprint sensor, volume button and a camera button.

It is well-known that Sony's Android phones are water-proof, but the Xperia isn't. This is an major omission. It can be unpalatable for some users.

Display

Xperia X Display

Sony made announcement of Sony Z5 Premium last year. This is the first phone with 4K screen. There is a 1080p, 5-inch LCD panel in the Xperia X. Some people describe the phone as a "Triluminos Display for Mobile", with an "X-Reality engine" and "Dynamic Contrast enhancement".

On the front, there is a decent display. The best one of the display is the quad-HD with 1920 x 1080p resolution spread over a 5-inch display. However, the smaller screen means it doesn't great for movies or Android games.

Since it is an LCD panel, colors are not quite as vibrant as those on the OLED panels favored by Samsung. However, the different is too slight to be noticed unless you hold both phones next to each other.

Performance

Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia X is priced between £459 and £529 in the UK. And it is powered by Snapdragon 650, which is slightly better than the Snapdragon 617 used in the Moto G4.

When Sony unveiled X series, it also showed off the X performance, which is powered by a Snapdragon 820.

The 650 CPU of Xperia X is paired with a 3GB RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU, which actually are not high-end. Internal storage of this model is 32GB and it comes with a microSD card slot. On Xperia X, you can browse basic sites and play casual games with ease. However, opening an image-heavy websites will take a while to load.

Key Features

5-inch 1080p display23-megapixel camera with hybrid autofocus13-megapixel front-facing cameraSnapdragon 650 or 820 processor3GB RAMAndroid 6.0.1Manufacturer: SonyReview Price: £459.99

Pros vs. Cons

Pros

Cons

Nice display

Impressive audio

Clean Android

Boring design

Unreliable camera

Awful button placement

Far too expensive

Some performance niggles