The Sony Xperia X is another promising device from Sony that falls under the 5-inch screen category. The Xperia X is a downgrade from the Xperia X Performance which still retains most of the core functionality and features to make it worth considering
Sony Xperia X: Redefining Sony
Although the metal and glass combination on the Z line up made heads turn, it also made potential buyers turn away because of its slippery nature and affinity for Fingerprints. Sony has thoughtfully done away with the Z line up design and has focused on brushed metal for its X lineup.
The Xperia X features a 5-inch 1080p display backed by Sony’s Triluminos display technology that promises better contrast, higher dynamic range and deeper blacks. Sitting at its core is the 64-bit hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset which has more in common with Snapdragon 808 than the Snapdragon 615, in spite of the bizarre naming scheme.
There is 3 GB of RAM on board and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expected with the inclusion of microSD cards. It is great to see Sony leading the way and making 32Gb storage option as the baseline for flagship grade devices.
23MP Rear Camera
The rear camera is a 23MP unit featuring Sony’s 1/2.3 inch sensor with an aperture of F/2.0. It also features Predictive Hybrid Autofocus for faster focusing and can also record videos in 2160p at 30fps (Frames per second). The front camera is conventional 13MP that should be plenty for selfies and video conferencing.
Sony has also including Hi-Res audio, LDAC and DSEE HX to make sure that audiophiles feel included. The Xperia X also has stereo speakers to make sure you don’t miss out on calls on noisier places. The battery is a healthy 2620 mAh, which may not seem like much on paper, but it should be adequate for a 5-inch device with a conservative 1080p resolution.
The handset will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, which will be skinned with Sony’s own custom UI to a minimal extent. The device looks great on paper, but we just hope Sony prices it well.