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Sony Xperia X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 810 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 are impressed by the size and design. The performance and camera are also mentioned favorably. The social networking functionality and reception get critical reviews, and reviews about the connectivity and battery are different.

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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. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The design and usability also get good views. Reviews are divided on 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review

 

Ambitious. The Sony Xperia X aims to be a top smartphone and a photo artist in one device. Although the 5-inch Android system brings many features and high performance, is cannot fully meet its high, self-imposed claims.

elegant chassis ; fingerprint sensor ; 20 GB free storage space ; Android 6.0 ; WiFi 802.11ac and LTE ; high voice quality ; good camera ; bright display ; high system performance ; good battery life

expensive ; no 4K video recordings ; throttling under full load ; poor micro SD transfer rates ; non-removable battery ; quick-charge power adapter only for a surcharge

The Sony Xperia X does a lot of things right, but cannot entirely live up to its self-imposed claim of being a top smartphone. Nevertheless, there are many arguments in favor of the 5-inch Android phone. It features an elegant case made of aluminum and...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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: (cnet.com)

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: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia X, X Performance and XA: Sony at MWC 2016

 

As most others focus on phablets, Sony showed the 5" market a lot of love with the new Xperia X series. The Xperia X Performance is essentially a Z-phone in disguise. Better yet, not even the Z5 has a brushed metal back.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2620 / 2700
Battery performance: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
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 2000, 3200, 12800, Auto / 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:1 / 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: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Graphite Black / Lime Gold / Rose Gold / White
Color of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Gold / Gold, Lime / Gold, Pink / Pink / Pink gold / White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.6 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
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
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,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 / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression format:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID
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,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
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards: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
4G:Y
4G standard: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
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 802.11b, 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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 510
Graphics adapter:Adreno 510
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, 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
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor:650 / 820
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
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:0.303 / 0.311 / 0.343 / 0.374
Height:5.08 / 5.63 / 5.67
Weight:4.76 / 5.36 / 5.4 / 5.82
Width:2.56 / 2.72 / 2.76 / 25.6