Sony Xperia X – The Z6 in disguise

Wafiur Rahman
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016


Sony Xperia is really finding a hard time finding a strong footing in the competitive smartphone market. Firstly, its prices are not as budget-friendly as Moto G or some of the other Chinese brands. Secondly, it is not as exclusive as a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone. So does their new Xperia X help in deviating traffic away from the bigshots?


Sony has decided to instill as many high-end specifications as their budget allowed them to. It certainly looks the part, complete with its matte-finish metal rear panel, slab-like design and smoothly-rounded-off edges on the glass panel at the front.


Xperia X comes with a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset residing at the heart of this handset, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (external storage as much as 200GB). It also comes with a fingerprint sensor, which, along with the NFC radio embedded in the top-left corner of the phone, allows you to take full advantage of Android Pay. But as the service is not available in Bangladesh yet, bad luck for you.


With a very decent battery life, Xperia X, as compared to most of the other smartphones, would not last for more than a day.


The Sony Xperia X is a very ‘pocketable’ phone. Part of that is due to its slim, light chassis, but it’s mainly due to the 5 inch screen. The display is great quality, too. It has a resolution of 1080p, which is as much as anyone needs on any smartphone up to 6 inch in size.


The camera looks great so far – a 23-megapixel, 1/2.3in sensor sounds promising (the same resolution as on its more illustrious stablemate Xperia Z5), the aperture is a reasonably bright f/2.0, and you also get phase detect autofocus for super-fast focusing.


The most significant addition in this model, however, is the new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which enables subject focus tracking in both stills and video-capture mode. Tap on your subject and the Sony Xperia X will keep it in focus as it moves around the scene.


In its own right, it’s a very good smartphone, with lovely design, decent battery life and performance, a great screen and an impressive set of cameras.


Verdict – Although initial price would be high, considering Sony’s tag, but it has too many plus points. You want to change your phone? This is definitely the one to buy.

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