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Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony Xperia X Compact
alaScore 95

126 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Sony Xperia X Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and camera. The size and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, size, camera, price

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 95/100 = 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.

Dec, 2016

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.

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

Expert review by: (

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: Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Sony Xperia X compact


Despite sporting a great camera and solid processor, the Xperia X compact from Sony has lost the crucial element that made its smaller flagship predecessors so enticing.

Good camera; Solid processor

Body feels less premium; Not ideally specced

Despite proving solid in all departments, the X compact has arrived a little late on the scene. It's no fault of the phone, however, but simply a fact that it was released alongside the XZ flagship and is not specced in a similar fashion, as has been...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: ePHOTOzine (

Sony Xperia X Compact Review


We review the Sony Xperia X Compact, with a 23 megapixel camera.

Despite the 23 megapixel sensor, the level of detail captured by the camera is a little disappointing. The inclusion of 5-axis image stabilisation is welcome, and helps, particularly with video, but the use of an f/2.0 lens is not up there with the...

Nov, 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...

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (

Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Review


Compact and enduring, but no more high-end. Sony once again offers a Compact version of its flagship smartphone this year. However, the smaller model will have to make do with slower components from now on. Our review shows why this is not necessarily...

very good build quality, good performance, long battery runtimes in practice, USB Type-C, decent speakers, good camera, bright display, storage expansion via microSD

sensitive glossy surfaces, comparatively thick chassis, only USB 2.0, slower than the previous models in some scenarios, no IP certification (water, dust) anymore, no 4K video recordings

After the review of the new Xperia X Compact, we are a little disappointed that there are no more compact and high-end Android phones. If you want to have the fastest components, you will now have to get a larger device or have a look at the...


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
Second display: No
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
Position location:Y
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 standard:LTE
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:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2256 / 256
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.9 / 129
Width:6.5 / 65