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Sony Xperia X Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 reviews of Sony Xperia X Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably.

portability, size, performance, usability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia X Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Sony Xperia X Compact review


Just buy the Xperia Z5 Compact

Stellar design that fits in one hand ; 3GB RAM boost and USB-C are nice additions

CPU performance lacking ; Isn't waterproof ; Too expensive ; No fingerprint sensor in US

Sony's X Compact is the best-looking yet in the small range. However, the quest to attract more eyes brought about a few too many sacrifices. Compared to the Z5 Compact, it's a slightly underpowered and fragile offering.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it


Sony's journey away from the Xperia Z and into the Xperia X series is probably now complete with the launch of the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. The Sony Xperia X Compact is over-shadowed by the devices that have come before it carrying...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (

Sony Xperia X Compact review


The Sony Xperia X Compact is a rarity -- a small phone with a big, terrific camera. That's 23 megapixels' worth of snapping power in a body small enough to fit into almost any pocket. And to me, the pint-size X Compact seems a pretty good fit.

The Sony Xperia X Compact is a small, 4.6-inch phone with a beautiful display, an excellent camera and good battery life.

Only the Japanese model is waterproof, and the fingerprint sensor is disabled in the US. There's a bit of lag when editing pictures or taking low-light photos.

Sony's Xperia X Compact is a small phone with an excellent camera, but it lacks some creature comforts, like waterproofing and, in the US, a fingerprint sensor.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Sony Xperia X Compact


Sony's Xperia Compact line was a cult hit a few years back thanks to its no-compromise stance on putting flagship specs in a small body. But this isn't the case with the Xperia X Compact, where compromises are evident everywhere.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Sony Xperia X Compact review


For the last few years, Sony's Xperia Compact range has set the standard for small screen smartphones. Does the company's latest, the X Compact, improve on the already excellent Z5 Compact? Here's our Sony Xperia X Compact review.

The Sony Xperia X Compact is an odd little smartphone. On the one hand its build quality, lack of waterproofing and lack of a standout feature make it harder to recommend compared to the older Xperia Z5 Compact. However, if you want a sub-5in Android...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Sony Xperia X Compact review: Small, but not quite as mighty


Better in some ways than the Z5 Compact, but worse in others, Sony's new compact smartphone fails to move forwards

Small and easy to use one-handed ; Great camera quality

Design looks a little cheap ; Slower than the Xperia Z5 Compact ; No dust or water resistance

Equally, though, the X Compact is a disappointment in other areas. It’s nowhere near as nice a thing as the Z5 Compact, it’s not as quick and it isn’t water-resistant, either. All things told, I still prefer the Z5 Compact, even more so now that the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : David Court (

Six things you NEED to know about the Sony Xperia X Compact


Sony's unveiled its latest pint-sized smartphone – the delicious little X Compact

If you don’t fancy shelling out for a full-priced flagship, your options are a mid-range device from one of the big manufacturers, or grabbing a bargain device from OnePlus or the Nexus ranges. Come October, though, and you’ll also be able to choose...

Sep, 2016

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Sony Xperia X Compact hands-on review


We (comfortably) wrap our hands around Sony's new pocket rocket

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia X Compact Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia X Compact Review: We've spent the week with Sony's latest mini mobile, the dinky 4.6-inch Xperia X Compact. Here's our full review.

Great size ; Long-lasting battery ; Dependable camera ; Sharp, colourful screen

Not an evolution ; Scratchy plastic

Sony’s Xperia X Compact isn’t much of an evolution over last year’s Xperia Z5 Compact, offering up pretty much the same performance and battery life while also stripping away water resistance and 4K video recording. Considering it’s about the same...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Sony Xperia X Compact review: A small step backwards


The Xperia X Compact offers similar performance to last year's Z5 Compact, in a less appealing frame

The Sony Xperia X Compact isn’t a bad phone, but it’s one I find very difficult to endorse. Chiefly that’s due to the handset putting the squeeze on all smartphones in the mid-range to high-end space: the OnePlus 3.

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2700
Battery recharge time:10.8
Continuous audio playback time:65
Continuous audio playback time (display off):10.8
Continuous video playback time:10.8 / 65
Standby time (2G):710
Standby time (3G):750
Standby time (4G):670
Talk time (2G):11
Talk time (3G):14.1 / 14.4

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 2000, 3200, 12800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes


Brand colour:Mist Blue / Universe Black / White
Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:9:16
Display diagonal:11.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:3


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,H.265,VP8,VP9
Video formats supported:3GPP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP,128-bit WEP,EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 510
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor Cores:2 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:650 / MSM 8956


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0.1 / 7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2256 / 256
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:20


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.9 / 129
Width:6.5 / 65