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Sony Xperia X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 reviews of Sony Xperia X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The performance and camera are also mentioned favorably. The social networking functionality and reception get less positive reviews. The connectivity and battery get mixed comments.

usability, camera, performance, design, size

reception, social network

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the performance.

portability, usability, design, price, screen

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia X UK SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia X UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia X review

 

A phone that doesn't quite know who it's aimed at

Slicker design ; Dedicated camera key ; Lower price

Battery life could be better ; Not water-resistant ; Terrible keyboard recognition

The Xperia X doesn't really fall into any camp as a smartphone. It's not the best-performer in any category, but it's not the cheapest of its kind either. It's lost some of the magic that Sony usually offers, and adds in some annoying bugs, but the...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia X review: Sony in a spin?

 

Sony Mobile seems to be in something of a spin. Having launched the Xperia Z5 family - in regular, Compact and Premium guises - the next throw of the dice was the Xperia X family, amidst rumours that the top-end Z was no more . The Sony Xperia X is...

Good cameras, Stamina mode will see the battery last you through the day, perfectly operable for day-to-day tasks

Price puts it at odds with competition, fingerprint scanner isn't the best, no waterproofing, less exciting screen design than Xperia XA

The Sony Xperia X is something of an oddity. It offers a pair of decent cameras in a package that's nicely designed. The specs are fitting for a mid-range device, delivering the performance you'll need for day-to-day tasks.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia X review

 

The Xperia X has a lot going for it, but its price tag makes it difficult to recommend. Read on for our full Xperia X review.

We wish we could rate the Sony Xperia X more highly than we have. It has a stunning design with a screen size ideal for those who prefer the smaller end of the spectrum. The 5in screen is the sweet-spot for us here. It also offers a great battery life,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia X

 

In a year of impressive phones, notably the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10, the Sony Xperia X is a disappointment. Despite the new name, the Sony Xperia X is more of the same from the Japanese brand.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia X review

 

Well, well, well, Sony Xperia X. You are a conundrum. I admit that I like you more now than I did when we first met at your February debut , and that's largely thanks to your sneaky-awesome trait of being really easy to operate one-handed. There aren't...

The Sony Xperia X is a winning compact phone for its high-quality camera and ergonomic in-hand fit. The dedicated camera button gives you a convenient quick-shoot option.

Battery life is constrained, and the fingerprint reader won't work on the US version of the phone.

A reliable and likable midrange phone, the Xperia X stands out for its palm-friendly build and strong camera, but we can't recommend it for US customers.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia X review

 

Can Sony's latest smartphone still cut it with the best of them?

Punchy screen ; Fast GPU ; Mostly-classy UI

Over-vivid display colour for camera preview ; Camera can’t match the best ; No 4K video capture

Not the biggest, fastest or most camera-savvy phone in the world, but still a good bet if you don't quite have the cash for a Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia X review - Xperia XA review: hands on with Z6 replacement

 

PC Advisor's first impressions of Sony's new X series smartphones from MWC 2016, the Xperia X and Xperia XA. Read our Sony Xperia X review and Sony Xperia XA review, as we hands on with new Sony smartphone range. We love Xperia XA's edge-to-edge...

We can't offer a final verdict until we've spent more time with these new smartphones, but our first impressions are overall positive. We kind of wish that Sony had just stuck with one phone and combined their best features, because we'd have raved...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia X Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia X Review: We've taken the Xperia X for a full test drive, and here's what we think of Sony's first big 2016 smartphone.

Unified design ; Fantastic cameras ; Fingerprint security ; Solid media machine

No water resistance ; Not as cheap as we'd hoped

The Xperia X is a curious endeavor from Sony, a flagship phone that willingly skimps here and there in order to undercut rival handsets. And while some might bemoan the lack of Snapdragon 820 action, or how the water resistance is a thing of the past,...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony Xperia X review

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Sony says it's 'always one step ahead', so we put its Xperia X smartphone to the test to see whether it's out in front as claimed or left lagging behind the competition. Its processor is speedy, but does it have the necessary battery life to make it a...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Sony Xperia X – a media masterpiece

 

At £450 when it was released, and a lot less now, the Xperia X makes a curious phone. It doesn't offer you the best of anything, but it still manages[...]

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2620 / 2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:64 / 65
Continuous audio playback time (display off):10.8
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):580 / 710
Standby time (3G):600 / 750
Standby time (4G):540 / 670
Talk time (2G):10 / 11
Talk time (3G):14 / 14.1

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
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 2000, 3200, 12800, Auto / 3200, 4000, 12800 / 3200, 4000, 12800, Auto / 3200, 4000, 6400, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode: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:13 / 5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.23
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.72
Head SAR category (EU):D

Design

Brand colour:Graphite Black / Lime Gold / Rose Gold / White
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Gold / Gold, Lime / Gold, Pink / Pink / Pink gold / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.7 / 12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 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

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, ADTS, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, ADTS, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP4, OGG, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV, WMV / 3GPP, AIFF, AMR, FLAC, MP4, OGG, OPUS, OTA, SMF, WAV, XMF / 3GPP,AAC,ADTS,AMR,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,ASF,FLAC,MIDI,MP4,OGG,OPUS,Vorbis,WAV,WMV / 3GPP,AAC,ALAC,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,DSD,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OPUS,PCM,Vorbis,WMA / 3GPP,AIFF,AMR,FLAC,MP4,OGG,OPUS,OTA,SMF,WAV,XMF / ALAC, DSD, FLAC, LPCM / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM
FM radio:N / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, H.265 / H.263,H.264,H.265 / H.263,H.264,H.265,VP8,VP9
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP,AVI,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,AVI,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,H.263,H.264,H.265,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,VP9,WEBM,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1700,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, APT-X / A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y / Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP,128-bit WEP,EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,WPA,WPA2 / CAST / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,MSCHAPv2,PEAP,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 510
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 510
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.2
Processor Model:650 / 820 / MSM 8956

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0.1 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:200 / 2000 / 256
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:20

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Wallet, YouTube / Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Play, Google+ / Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.7 / 7.9 / 8.7 / 9.5
Height :12.9 / 129 / 14.3 / 14.4 / 143
Weight:135 / 152 / 153 / 165
Width:6.9 / 65 / 69 / 7