Planning to buy a new smartphone? Confused about whether to buy Sony’s latest X series smartphone- Sony Xperia X or not? If you are not able to make the right purchase decision, then we are here to help you. We spent some time with Sony’s latest top of the line smartphone, Xperia X and here we have listed all the pros and cons of the device. Read on to find out Sony Xperia X review with reasons to buy and reasons to not buy (with video).
Sony Xperia X Review: Reasons To Buy
Here are 10 reasons why you should buy the Sony Xperia X smartphone:
It is a beautifully crafted device with metallic edges and smooth rear. It flaunts its premium design and looks great in hand. The sleek and compact design of the phone makes sure that it fits comfortably in single hand. It is a light weight phone with exceptionally good build quality.
It features a 5-inch full HD 1080presolution display. Although the resolution of the display is lower than its rivals, yet the Triluminous display makes it stand out in competition. The display is sharp and vivid. It has great sunlight legibility and viewing angles are also good.
3. Rear Camera
Next reason why you should opt for Xperia X is its commendable rear camera. It sports a 23 mega pixel primary camera with LED flash and 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor. It also comes with Predictive Hybrid Auto Focus that tracks the selected object and keeps it in focus as it moves around. This technology helps in capturing great shots without blur. The camera app comes with different modes like Manual mode and Superior Auto Mode; and several effects like AR effect, Creative effect, Sweep Panorama and more.
Camera capabilities of this phone are outstanding and it allows you to go from stand-by to capture in approximately 0.6 seconds. The images taken with the primary camera in both low light and well light conditions have great detailing and clarity.
4. Front Camera
Just like the rear camera, the 13 mega pixel front camera of Xperia X does an outstanding job in taking selfies. The front camera performs really well in both well lit and low light conditions and takes great quality images.
It is powered by a 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. On testing with AnTuTu, we got a score of around 75000. It delivers smooth gaming and multitasking experience and gets slightly warm during heavy usage but we did not face any major lags, stutters or heating issues while playing graphic intensive games.
It runs Android Marshmallow operating system which is smooth and intuitive. It does not feel like the old Timescape that Sony users have been used to. It is lighter, better and smart in many ways. It also supports USB OTG.
It is fuelled by a 2620mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 2.0. It is said to give up to 5.5 hours of usage time with just 10 minutes of charging. During our testing also, it charged quickly and lasted for more than one day on moderate usage. The best part here is the STAMINA Mode feature that makes the battery last for several days by optimizing the phone and reducing the consumption to core functions.
The audio clarity and quality of the speaker is great. It comes with Hi-Res Audio and DNC support that gives fantastic music experience. Audio quality on headphones is also great as it has been the norm with previous Xperia devices as well.
9. Fingerprint Sensor
It features a fingerprint sensor on the right edge for additional security. It can save up to 5 fingerprints and unlocks the phone very quickly and accurately.
It comes with 32GB of internal memory and supports microSD card via hybrid dual SIM slot. If 32GB is not enough to take care of your storage needs, then users can expand it further up to 200GB via microSD card.
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Sony Xperia X Review: Reasons To Not Buy
Here are 5 cons of the Sony Xperia X smartphone:
1. No Quad HD Display
It lacks Quad HD resolution display. It packs a beautiful and bright Triluminous display but its full HD 1080p resolution is lower than the Quad HD 1440p resolution of some of its rivals in the same price range. For a smartphone in this price segment, Sony could have offered a Quad HD display.
It comes pre-installed with moderate amount of bloatware like: Kindle app, Hungama Play, some games such as Asphalt Nitro and more.
3. Average Speaker Loudness
The quality and clarity of speakers is certainly impressive but audio loudness could have been better.
4. No 4K Video Recording
Despite being a high-end phone, it doesn’t support 4K video recording. It shoots up to full HD 1080p resolution videos.
It has been launched in India for Rs. 48,990. Given the spec-sheet and other features that its offers, the Xperia X is a bit overpriced. There are some other smartphones in same price range that offer slightly better specs.
Despite all these downsides, Xperia X is a great package of premium design and top-notch features. If you are looking for a premium and stylish smartphone with top-notch features like beautiful display, great camera combination, long lasting battery, great audio and fingerprint sensor, a light and efficient UI, then you should opt for this phone.