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Sony Xperia X Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Sony Xperia X Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The performance and size are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the usability and price.

portability, size, performance, camera, design

price, usability

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 94/100 = 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.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

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


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

The Sony Xperia X Compact is over-shadowed by the devices that have come before it carrying the same name. The Compact was once the de facto choice for those wanting a smaller device that doesn't compromise on the power it offers, for flagship...

Sep, 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

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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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: David Phelan (

Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact Smartphone Review


Sony launch their new flagship Xperia XZ and smaller X Compact smartphones but how do they measure up to the competition in terms of features,...

Fast, impressive camera, especially XZ ; Chic design ; Water-resistance (on XZ only) ; Nimble performer ; Strong battery life ; Clever long-term charging system

No water resistance on Compact ; Lots of Sony apps pre-installed ; Not yet latest Android version

It’s tough making a flagship phone stand out from rivals these days. Samsung chose a radically different design for its edge and Note phones, Apple chose two cameras for greater photographic versatility. Here, Sony has gone a little way to addressing...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (

Sony Xperia X Compact – первый взгляд


Дизайн в стиле Sony Xperia XZ, USB Type-C, новые цвета корпуса, камера с лазерной фокусировкой, чипсет Qualcomm Snapdragon 650. В продаже X Compact появится уже в этом месяце – знакомимся со смартфоном

Как и у других «компактов», здесь лучшее от флагмана Sony Xperia XZ (дизайн, камера, LDAC и прочее) с поправками на размер – дисплей меньше, разрешение меньше, чипсет другой, обидно, что нет версии с двумя SIM-картами. В продаже аппарат появится уже в...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia X Compact


The Sony Xperia X Compact is a sleek unlocked Android phone you can easily use with one hand, but its price is out of proportion with its size.

Small, lightweight build. Good camera. Expandable storage. Dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC.

Pricey for the specs. Not waterproof. No fingerprint scanner.

Conclusions The Sony Xperia X Compact is a capable midrange phone with a good camera, but at $500, it's priced higher than most of its competition, including our Editors' Choice for compact phones, the Apple iPhone SE. For $100 less the SE gets you a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia X Compact Review


Sony's Compact line of Xperia phones has been earning accolades ever since its inception back in 2014 with the original Z1 Compact. It seemed that a lot of folks have been clamoring for small, manageable handsets with flagship specs, that's why Sony...

Compact, comfortable to hold and carry design ; Excellent battery life ; Very good outdoor visibility ; Functionally-rich multimedia apps suite

Smallish keys with shallow feedback ; Comes with a third of the internal storage occupied ; Finger scanner not available on the US version

At the sub-$500 price point that Sony is offering the X Compact at launch, there may be more than enough niche demand to justify its release. The only compromise made with the cutie, compared with its predecessors, is the midrange Snapdragon chipset,...

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2700
Battery recharge time:10.8
Continuous audio playback time:65
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: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
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: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Brand colour:Mist Blue / Universe Black / White
Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Fingerprint Reader: 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: Yes
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:3


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


Audio formats supported:ALAC, DSD, FLAC, LPCM
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

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


64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor Cores:2 / 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


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


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.9