Sony Xperia X Review: Rated X

By 02:57 Tue, 17 Aug 2021 Comments


There's a shift of command in the houtilize of Xperia. The Sony Xperia X and its two siblings are taking over from the Xperia Z. A dynasty has come to an end. We hear the C and M families are being put out to pasture as well, soon it will be all X top to bottom.

So, what's the recent face of Sony like? The Xperia X, which will likely form the backbone of the recent lineup, persists with the angular aesthetics that debuted with the original Xperia Z back in 2013. It has a metal back, but no more waterproofing (that's exclusive to the Xperia X Performance). Sony's tradeimprint sonic experience however lives on with the on-board stereo speakers and High-Res audio. Another Sony staple, the camera, is more than robust but has an uncomfortable question to answer.

Key features

  • 5" 1,080 x 1,920px Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display with 441ppi, X-Reality for Mobile, Triluminos technology and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer; scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
  • Android Operating System (OS) v6.0 Marshmallow with Xperia launcher
  • Hexa-core elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, a dual-core 1.8 Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A72 and quad-core 1.4 Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A53; Adreno 510 GPU; 3GB RAM
  • 23 MegaPixel (MP) capturing camera with 1080p@60fps video recording and tracking autofocus; 13 MegaPixel (MP) front-facing capturing camera with 1080p@30fps video
  • 32GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot
  • Single and dual-SIM variants (hybrid slot)
  • LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps); Dual-band Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) a/b/g/n/ac; A-GPS/GLONASS receiver, Bluetooth v4.1, Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic; 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio
  • 2,620mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint sensor

Main disadvantages

  • No 4K video recording
  • No waterproofing
  • Chipset and Random-Access Memory (RAM) not impressive for the price

We need to re-draw the Xperia family tree. If we agree that the Xperia X Performance replaces the Z5, then which one is X's predecessor? We think it's the Xperia M5.

Here's the deal: 5" 1080p screen, 13MP selfie camera, 21.2MP main capturing camera with 4K video, IP68 rating. That's the Xperia M5. The Xperia X throws in a metal back and stereo speakers, but it loses 4K and IP68. It's an awkward trade-off to create against last year's midranger.

Sony Xperia X official images

Sony says that its secret sauce makes the Xperia X more than just a midrange handset and we're sure Sony fans would agree. So, if you want to experience this phone with your heart first - feel free. Starting on the next page, the hard facts and reason are back in the conversation.



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