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Sony Xperia X Compact - Unlocked Smartphone - 32GB - Black (US Warranty)
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- Compact 4.6" HD display, durable Corning Gorilla glass 4, and a rounded design that fits comfortably in your hand. (Fingerprint Sensor Not Supported)
- 23MP camera with triple image sensors (Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, and RGBC IR) captures your moments in motion and in true-to-life color in any condition.
- SteadyShot video with 5-axis video stabilization for smoother action videos and steadier close-ups and selfie videos.
- 32GB onboard memory and up to 256GB expandable with MicroSD card.Whether you’re using your Xperia smartphone with Wi-Fi or out and about, browsing, uploading and streaming are fast and glitch-free.
- Nano SIM, unlocked and compatible with GSM/LTE carriers utilizing GSM network such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Bright spot, Net10, h20 Wireless, Cricket Wireless
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Xperia X Compact
The ultimate compact smartphone with Sony Xperia’s state-of-the-art camera, video, and audio capabilities.
23MP Camera with new triple image sensing technology
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus for motion
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus tracks your subject and predicts its next move so you capture every moment with the sharpest quality.
Laser Autofocus Sensor for distance
The Laser Autofocus sensor calculates the distance to the subject and focuses on it with lightning-fast speed for blur-less shots, even in low light.
RGBC-IR sensor for color
The RGBC Infrared sensor separates natural and fluorescent/LED light to ensure the most accurate color reproduction regardless of light source conditions.
4.6 inch HD display, durable Gorilla Glass, and a rounded 'loop surface' design that fits comfortably in your hand.
World’s First 5-Axis Image Stabilization In A Smartphone
SteadyShot 5-axis image stabilization technology is steadier in every possible direction. You are able to shoot clear and smooth videos while on the move.
Hi-Res Audio And Dual Speaker Sound System
Updated stereo dual microphone and speaker system with integrated noise cancellation, Hi-Res audio capability with DSEE-HX, LDAC and automatic headset compensation support.
PS4 Remote Play
Play anywhere in your home. Explore distant galaxies from the kitchen, or score spectacular goals on your balcony. PS4 Remote Play lets you lose yourself in gameplay.
|XA||XA Ultra||X||X Performance||X Compact||XZ|
|Display||5“ HD / Super Vivid Mode||6” Full HD / Super Vivid Mode||5“ Full HD / Dynamic Contrast Enhancer||5“ Full HD / Dynamic Contrast Enhancer||4.6” HD / Corning Gorilla Glass / Dynamic Contrast Enhancer||5.2” Full HD / Corning Gorilla Glass / Dynamic Contrast Enhancer|
|Main Camera||13MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Hybrid AF <0.15 seconds||21MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Hybrid AF <0.15 seconds||23MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Predictive Hybrid AF / 24mm Wide Sony G Lens||23MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Predictive Hybrid AF / 24mm Wide Sony G Lens||23MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Predictive Hybrid AF / Laser AF Sensor / RGBC-IR Sensor / 24mm Wide Sony G Lens||23MP / Sony Exmor RS Sensor / Predictive Hybrid AF / Laser AF Sensor / RGBC-IR Sensor / 24mm Wide Sony G Lens|
|Front Camera||8MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / 88 degree Wide Angle / ISO 3200||16MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / Optical Image Stabilization / Smart Selfie Flash / 88 degree wide Angle / ISO 6400||13MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / 22mm Wide / ISO 6400||13MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / 22mm Wide / ISO 6400||5MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / 22mm Wide / ISO 6400||13MP / Sony Exmor R Sensor / 22mm Wide / ISO 6400|
|Sound||Clear Audio +||Clear Audio +||Hi-Res Audio / Stereo Speakers / Digital Noise Canceling / DSEE HX, LDAC, AHC||Hi-Res Audio / Stereo Speakers / Digital Noise Canceling / DSEE HX, LDAC, AHC||Hi-Res Audio / Stereo Speakers / Digital Noise Canceling / DSEE HX, LDAC, AHC||Hi-Res Audio / Stereo Speakers / Digital Noise Canceling / DSEE HX, LDAC, AHC|
|Android Version / Nano SIM||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes||6.0.1 - Marshmallow / Yes|
|Processor / GPU / Storage||Mediatek Helio P10 / Octa-core 8x A53,@ 2.0GHz / Mali-T860 / 2GB RAM / 16GB Flash memory / Up to 200 GB microSD card||Mediatek Helio P10 / Octa-core 8x A53,@ 2.0GHz / Mali-T860 / 3GB RAM / 16GB Flash memory / Up to 200 GB microSD card||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 / 2x 1.8GHz, 4x 1.2GHz / Qualcomm Adreno 510 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Flash memory / Up to 200 GB microSD card||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 / 2x2.2GHz, 2x 1.6GHz / Qualcomm Adreno 530 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Flash memory / Up to 200 GB microSD card||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/ 2x 1.8GHz, 4x 1.2GHz / Qualcomm Adreno 510 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Flash / Up to 256 GB expandable microSD card||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 / 2x 2.2GHz, 2x 1.6GHz / Qualcomm Adreno 530 / 3GB RAM / 32GB Flash / Up to 256 GB expandable microSD card|
|Battery Capacity / Charging||2300mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Quick Charge Ready||2700mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Quick Charge Ready||2620mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Quick Charger Included||2700mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Quick Charger Included||2700mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Type C USB Charging / QC3.0 Quick Charger Included||2900mAh / QNOVO Adaptive Charging / Type C USB Charging / QC3.0 Quick Charger Included|
|Fingerprint Sensor||No / No||No / No||Yes / Not Supported||Yes / Not Supported||Yes / Not Supported||Yes / Not Supported|
|Size / Weight||5.65 x 2.62 x 0.31 in / 4.9 oz||6.45 x 3.11 x 0.33 in / 7.1 oz||5.6 x 2.73 x 0.31 in / 5.4 oz||5.6 x 2.77 x 0.33 in / 5.8 oz||5.07 x 2.55 x 0.37 in / 4.7 oz||5.76 x 2.83 x 0.32 in / 5.6 oz|
|Networks||LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28 / UMTS HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900||LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28 / UMTS HSPA+: 850 , 900, 1700, 1900, 2100, / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900||LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 / UMTS HSPA+: 800, 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900||LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,12,13,17,19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41 / UMTS HSPA+: 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900||LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 / UMTS HSPA+: 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900||LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41 / UMTS HSPA+: 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / GSM GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900|
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|Camera Description||23 MP||19.0||13 MP||23 MP||23 MP||20 MP|
|Screen Size||4.6 in||4.5 in||5 in||4.6 in||5.2 in||4.6 in|
|Item Dimensions||0.37 x 2.55 x 5.07 in||0.3 x 5 x 2.5 in||0.34 x 2.7 x 5.6 in||0.35 x 5 x 2.56 in||0.32 x 2.83 x 5.76 in||0.34 x 2.56 x 5 in|
|Item Weight||4.64 ounces||4.8 ounces||4.48 ounces||4.88 ounces||0.79 lb||4.55 ounces|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1||Android O||Android 6.0.1||Android||Android 6.0.1||Android|
The all-new Xperia X Compact represents the ultimate in Sony Xperia’s state-of-the-art camera, video and audio capabilities in a compact design that fits great in your pocket, purse or bag, as well as in your hand. The visual and audio excellence of the Xperia X Compact starts with the introduction of “triple-sensing” to the highly advanced 23MP camera, combining our Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Laser Autofocus and RGB Infrared sensors to clearly capture any moment in your life with ease and accuracy. Video capabilities now include further enhancements to our best-in-class SteadyShot technology, the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a smartphone delivers the most stable videos. Xperia X Compact also features an updated stereo dual microphone system to ensure the immersive 3D stereo sound quality matches the outstanding picture quality. All of these features, along with the 4.6-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 HD display and rounded “loop surface” design, give you a stylish, durable, powerful and comfortable smartphone loaded with the latest in audio-visual innovation from Sony in a compact design.
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I’ve always been a fan of Sony’s clean and minimalist design language for its Xperia line and this phone is no exception. In a market where every phone seems to have a utilitarian brushed metal or flashy, shiny design, the white model of this phone is a refreshing change. The looped edges (which are very akin to the Lumia Windows Phones) and small size of the device offer the perfect dimensions for one handed operation without performing a balancing act with your fingers. The 2.5D curved glass that seamlessly loops into to back of the unit offers a unique feeling I’ve never experienced. The phone also does a great job of catching the light in interesting ways and it's been the first phone I’ve used that has literally turned heads when walking down the street.
Many people have been really harsh on this phone for having a plastic rear. While it is true that it can be easily scratched, I think Sony has gracefully addressed one of the biggest complaints of their previous lines while keeping true to their design aesthetic. Let me explain: the two predecessors to this phone, the Z3C and Z5C both had glass panels on the rear of the phone. While elegant and more scratch resistant than plastic, the phones were prone to spontaneous cracking, even while in a case. Sony could have gone the route of using a metal back, but at the cost of poor reception or having a plastic chin (like the Xperia XZ). Ultimately, it would go against their clean slab design language they’ve retained for the previous lines. As someone who has always used his phone with a case or a skin, having the plastic back is not a problem.
Another pain-point with this phone has been the lack of waterproofing - a feature that the Xperia phones have become iconic for. After seeing videos online of people testing the waterproofing and conducting my own tests, I can confirm that this phone is in fact waterproof. I can’t make any claims for the actual ingress rating, but I’ve been able to use my phone in the shower everyday since purchase without problems. My theory is the Sony omitted waterproofing as an official feature because they knew that labor costs of warranty claims would not be cost effective for the volume sold to the US and UK markets, where larger devices reign supreme. If that isn’t evidence enough, the X Compact in Asian markets have the waterproof rating where Sony has more resources to make warranty claims and where smaller devices are more popular.
Update 01/05/2016: I took the phone with me to the Caribbean decided to take the risk by using it while diving. The phone performed wonderfully and took stunning videos. The only downside was that it didn't seem to have the same touch rejection that the official waterproof phones have so the screen had random touch events while it was under water due to the salt water triggering the capacitive touch sensor.
The final pain-point I’ve seen with this phone is the fact that the US version does not have a fingerprint scanner. It does indeed have a fingerprint scanner, but because of a patent conflict with Hewlett-Packard, Sony had to disable it for the US markets. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty with android development, you can actually download and install the signed, UK firmware of the phone to enable the fingerprint scanner. As a plus, since the firmware is official and signed by Sony, you will not lose your warranty if you conduct the procedure. And boy, what a fingerprint scanner it is. The scanner is extremely accurate, placed in the perfect position and unlocks my phone before I can even pull it out of my pocket.
As for the rest of the phone, the device has the signature dual front facing speakers that are a huge improvement from the Z3C speakers. They won’t wow anyone with their loudness, but they’re perfect having crisp clean audio for sharing media with friends. The camera button is always welcomed and has a tactile dual click to allow focus lock before capture when taking pictures. The volume controls, on the other hand are in an awkward place. Sony has a tendency to place the volume buttons close to the camera shutter for use as a zoom keys, but I’ve noticed that I more often than not pinch the screen to zoom in so I would love to see those keys moved to the upper-left side of the device.
This is hands down one of the most gorgeous displays I have ever used. I’ve held this phone up to a Google Pixel (which has an AMOLED screen) and this device can go toe-to-toe with the Pixel’s Brightness and Saturation despite having a LCD panel screen. It's absolutely incredible how beautiful the display is. The colors are juicy and watching movies on the device is an absolute pleasure. That being said, unfortunately because it is an LCD panel it cannot achieve the absolute blackness that an AMOLED screen can. It’s not noticeable enough to bother me, but I can see how that could be an issue for people coming from AMOLED devices.
Many people have been hyper-critical of the fact that this phone uses a 720p display in 2016. A 720p display is perfect for a display this size. iPhones have had similar resolutions for years without any complaint. Here is a comparison with the current generation iPhone handsets:
iPhone SE: 4.0inch Screen at 1136 x 640 (320 pixels per inch)
X Compact: 4.6inch Screen at 1280 x 720 (319 pixels per inch)
iPhone 7: 4.7inch Screen at 1334 x 750 (326 pixels per inch)
Yes, you can get Android phones with 400+ pixels per inch, but why have a screen that is more demanding on performance and battery life if you can’t even discern the individual pixels with the naked eye? Sony has realized this and chose the optimum screen for the form factor.
Many people have criticized the fact that this device uses a Snapdragon 650 Processor instead of an 820 like its big brother. I think Sony chose this processor for a couple reasons. The smaller resolution of the X Compact means that similar rendering performance can be achieved with a scaled back processor. The 650 is also more power efficient than its big brother, which allows it to achieve the ludicrous battery life that the Compact line is known for. Yes this phone might not have the same raw performance numbers as some of the other top of the line phones on the market, but I have yet to experience any hiccups in any applications I’ve tried. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters?
This is still one of the primary reasons why I buy Sony phones. Sony devices have one of the most powerful imaging devices for android - if you know how to dial in the settings. The 23 MP Camera allows for fidelity I’ve never been able to achieve in any phone I’ve tried. The camera app has all of the controls you’d expect from a DSLR, but in a compact size. One of the biggest improvements from the previous camera app is the ability to control shutter speed now. Also, compared to the Z3C, the automatic mode is much better at finding the right settings for the current scene. Handheld and low-light pictures are also much clearer thanks to the new laser auto-focus and improved capture speed. I can speak for the camera all day long, but I’ll just attach some pictures so you can see for yourself.
This is the most battery efficient smart phone I’ve ever used. My usage habits typically involve using GPS and streaming music on my way to work, checking social media, news and dating apps throughout the day, photo taking in the afternoon and casting media in the evening. I would consider myself someone with heavy use with the exception of playing 3D games. I’ve been able to go from 8am to 10pm with over 40% battery left without any active battery saving features.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Sony’s built in battery saving features. I’ve tested the device with Stamina Enabled for the full duration of the battery and a more normal usage pattern, and it is a breeze to get up to 3 full days of use. If you want to stretch it even further, you can turn on Ultra Stamina Mode which turns off all your apps sans the basic. With that mode enabled, my phone has predicted that it can go up to 2 weeks.
The phone also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and comes included with a QC 3.0 charger out of the box.
Sony’s build of android is almost entirely stock save a couple of power saving features and minimal bloatware. The included Sony’s apps have varying degrees of use. Sony makes one of the best Album apps I’ve used but apps like LifeLog, Xperia Lounge and What’s New I could do without. As for the third party software, Sony actually includes some useful ones including Amazon Shopping and Swiftkey. Luckily if there is anything you don’t like, you can easily disable any apps you don’t like.
One of the biggest downfalls for the device is the accessory support. Two things I usually buy when I get a new phone are a tempered glass screen protector and a Ringke Fusion Case. Because of the negative reception to the phone and low volume, many of the common accessory manufacturers have elected to pass up this device in their production line up. In my attempts to find a tempered glass screen protector, I’ve been unable to find any that have a complete adhesive hold to the entire screen; the screen protectors either omit the curved edges or they only attach from adhesive on the edges, leaving a noticeable air gap between the screen and protector. Thus, I’ve had to resort to using Skinomi’s TPU screen protector in the interim which doesn't offer the same drop protection, but offers adequate scratch protection. Ringke does not have any plans to make their Fusion case for this device, but fortunately I was able to find the MicroP TPU case which achieves some similar design aesthetics as the Ringke cases.
- Beautiful design
- Small form factor phone
- Gorgeous display
- Fast fingerprint sensor
- Unofficial but present waterproofing
- Insane battery life
- Great camera
- Very little accessory support (Cases / screen protectors)
- Activating fingerprint sensor requires some tinkering
- Volume buttons in an awkward location for use with volume
The Xperia X Compact is one of the best options if you’re looking for a small form factor phone with an excellent camera and battery life. This phone does have its fair share of nuances that make it less approachable than offerings by Samsung, Xiaomi and Google, but with a little work you can turn the device into an absolute pleasure to use.
Number 1-the feel and size are just right. Its just a joy to use and carry.
Number 2- i immediately realized that this phone is just as fast as the z5 compact and I'm not sure what they did but this phone is silky smooth, almost iphone like. You have some hang ups like every other Android like in the play Store but overall I am really impressed with the performance. That just shows that specs are not everything and there is something to be said for real optimization.
Number - 3 price. It was dropped to $399 when I bought mine. Compared to the pixel, it's half the price.
I'm no Camara guru so I can't really speak on this too much but it does take some real nice shots in good light. Low light will not be the best.
Many people are bashing because the phone isn't waterproof but it doesn't bother me.
*edit. It's frustrating when someone gives one star and is not even talking about this phone!! The X compact does NOT have a cover for the USB!!!! This proves that the reviewer is ignorant. Amazon needs to monitor these reviews better!!
One hiccup has been that it doesn't play nice with my main headphones, which have a wired mic and remote control designed for iPhones. Music plays for about ten seconds before the phone undetects the headphones and stops the music. This hasn't occurred with other Android devices I have with those headphones. Regular headphones work fine. Solved the problem with an app called SoundAbout, which has a widget that can force output to the headphone jack.
Battery life has proven very good so far. I get through two full days on a charge. My previous phone, with all the battery-saving tricks I know, would go just one day under similar usage (music, texting, reading, etc.).
One major downside is the severe lack of accessories. I bought Terrapin rugged case, and that has worked very well so far, but it occasionally heats up just a bit in this case when playing taxing games. Not a lot of good screen protectors.