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Sony Xperia X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews of Sony Xperia X. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and design. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the reception. There are some critical opinions about the price.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia X from 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 People are impressed by the screen and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the performance.

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50% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia X


The Sony Xperia X is an unlocked Android phone with good overall performance, but it's priced too high for what you get.

Solid performance. Good camera. Expandable storage. Most bloatware, including stock apps, can be uninstalled.

Relatively expensive. Average specs. Not waterproof.

Software and Conclusions The Xperia X comes running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow . Sony isn't necessarily the first manufacturer to roll out new updates, but it is one of the most reliable, usually updating its entire lineup, so it's a good bet the Xperia...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Welch (

Sony Xperia X review: X marks the flop


Sony's smartphone business is in dire need of a reboot — something to jumpstart the company's mobile ambitions after years of being ignored by US carriers. Competitors like Samsung and Huawei are...

Beautiful display ; Metal back won't shatter like glass ; Battery lasts through the day

Wildly overpriced ; Uninspired design ; No fingerprint reader on US model

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia X (black graphite)


But you do, and that's extremely useful for all the times when I've got my arms full with my giant purse, work badge, groceries, a cup of tea, a handhold on the bus, whatever. With your square sides that are easy to grip and the fast-acting fingerprint...

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: Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia X vs Apple iPhone 6s


Sony introduced a new portfolio of phones earlier this year, aiming to take a new direction from the aging Z-series. The Xperia X sits right smack in the middle of the new X-line in terms of specs, but not in price, so on paper it's not really the...

Great all-around camera ; Rich and quality app ecosystem ; Thin and light chassis ; Considerably better screen ; Faster performance all-around

With its more elegant body, better camera, faster chipset, and record LTE band support, the iPhone 6s seems destined to remain the popular choice compared to the Xperia X. Moreover, Sony priced its midranger just a hundred lower than the iPhone 6s,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris P. (

Sony Xperia X vs Sony Xperia Z5


Not even a day has gone by this past year without someone, somewhere, pondering over the unfortunate fate of esteemed manufacturers of old. Nokia, BlackBerry, even HTC, all are having trouble staying relevant in an increasingly murderous smartphone...

Less color-incorrect display ; Better-suited for heavy gaming ; Superior camera with 4K UHD video capture ; Stronger loudspeaker volume

Available for order at $549.99, the Xperia X is a smartphone that doesn't disappoint, but feels a bit too expensive for what it offers. And thanks to its seniority, the Xperia Z5 is dangerously close in terms of pricing—nowadays you can score one for...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Victor H. (

Sony Xperia X vs Samsung Galaxy S7


Sony is on an aggressive timeline: it's releasing new phones every 6 months or so, but this time it's different.

At the end of the day, the Sony Xperia X turns out to be a good phone with a beautiful and refined design, while performance is decent in practically every department, but never great. The phone is priced at $550, upper mid-range territory and $150...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris P. (

Sony Xperia X Review


Thanks to the diversified nature of its various businesses, Sony may not be in as precarious a position as the likes of HTC or BlackBerry. All the same, it's plainly obvious that the maker has been having trouble in mobile for a while now. Ditching the...

Attractive, signature Sony design ; Very bright display ; Very good system performance

The back is very slippery ; Decidedly overstated color reproduction with the display ; Main camera has quite a few problems, including poor color fidelity, blur, noise, and lack of detail clarity ; None of the Big Four will carry it at launch ; No...

An edge in a world of round, the Sony Xperia X is a familiarly, but still rather uniquely, designed smartphone that we can't help but feel attracted to. It doesn't look or feel mellow at all, but it isn't overly imposing as are the likes of the HTC 10....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Hadlee Simons (

Sony Xperia X review: it has the bark, but desperately lacks the bite


The Sony Xperia X has a flagship price, but you're not quite getting flagship specs and performance.

There’s brisk performance, a solid design and a camera capable of excellent daytime snaps. But for R11 999, you’d expect better low-light camera performance, a cutting-edge processor and a phone that doesn’t overheat (yet again). 6.5/10

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Liu Hongzuo (

Sony Xperia X review: Remaking the Xperia


Will the design, camera, and battery life improvements of the Sony Xperia X be enough to compete with the current panel of flagship smartphones? We find out in this review.

Great UI ; Decent camera performance ; Functional design

Expensive ; Lower-powered "flagship" ; Average battery life

On its own, the Sony Xperia X is a smartphone that's comfortable on the hand, has a nice finish, easy to use, and it’s sweetened with flagship-tier mobile camera quality, even if it’s a slightly iffy at times. While Sony has every right to see their...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Sony Xperia X - Unlocked


The Xperia X is an unlocked Android smartphone that Sony is selling directly to consumers. The phone departs from Sony's Xperia Z series in ways that are both good and bad. This compact handset works with AT&T and T-Mobile, delivers good battery life,...

The Sony Xperia X represents a bit of a conundrum. The phone is a mid-range handset, but strives to be a flagship. The X doesn't offer some of Sony's best innovations, which makes it hard to take seriously as a flagship contender. Too bad, then, that...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23


Curved Design: No


Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4