Sony Xperia X Compact – The Small Phone With Big Performance
Sony showcased the new Xperia devices at the IFA 2016 in Berlin (Germany). The Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact are the latest high-end smartphones from Japanese technology behemoth.
The Xperia X Compact is the cutest little smartphone running on Android and rivals the iPhone SE.
The Sony Xperia X Compact comes with powerful specs and a great camera in the mini body. The smartphone comes with a convivial 4.6-inch display with HD (720 x 1280) pixels resolution and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. The display comes with native Sony display technologies like triluminous and X-Realty for mobile displays to offer great color reproduction and contrasts.
The X Compact is a powerful device and comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and has 3 GB of Ram, 32 GB of internal storage with the option to expand up to 256 GB (via micro-sd card). The smartphone will be a single sim device, which puts me into dilemma how I am going to use the JIO sim as a secondary sim in this. Yes of course if I am tempted to buy it.
Further, it gets the stupendous 23 Megapixel camera which also comes with the Xperia XZ. The Sony Xperia X Compact camera utilizes advanced hybrid autofocus and triple image sensing technology with Sony Bionz lens.
Egregiously, Camera is not capable of recording 4K videos which is possible on the Xperia XZ. Read more about the camera and Sony Xperia XZ. The front camera on the X compact is a 5 Megapixel compared to a full blown 13 Megapixel camera on the Xperia XZ.
Sony has customarily added great sound technologies like LDAC and Clear Audio+ and they are present in this tiny Bogeyman. The smartphone comes with the uniquely placed fingerprint scanner on the side of the X compact.
The Xperia X Compact comes with the voguish USB Type C port, which everyone wants from futuristic devices.
Astoundingly Sony has been able to fit a rather large 2700 mAh Li-on Battery in this tiny device, which just makes it a great smartphone for long usage without the need for charging. Sony also has provided the Quick charge capability with “Qnovo Adaptive Charging” to ensure longer battery operation life cycle.
The ill effects of the large battery make the X Compact fat measuring 9.5 mm and weighs 135 grams. Similar to Xperia XZ, the X Compact also runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
The Xperia X Compact supports NFC for mobile payments and also has 4G LTE Cat 6 support for Volte and high-speed data transfer.
I can use JIO sim, after all.
I am not going into the pricing and will rant about Sony India pricing despite their low market share some other day. As per a recent leak, the price for the X Compact is $500 or Rs. 33,000 which looks glumly acceptable to me.
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