20 October 2016
Sony’s two latest Android smartphones Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact were announced way back at the IFA 2016 Berlin event. The Xperia X Compact had been available for pre orders for quite sometime now and the smartphone starts shipping in the US today.
Just to give you a quick recap, Xperia X Compact has a 4.6-inch HD display with 720p resolution. The smartphone is powered by Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. The smartphone features a 23MP rear camera with triple image sensing tech, and a 13 MP front camera. The entire device is backed by a 2700mAH battery with the Quick Charge 2.0 support. The device has an integrated fingerprint scanner and runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
It is available in White, Universe black, Mist blue color options.
The Sony Xperia X Compact is available on Amazon for $499.99. Amazon was earlier giving a discount of $50 on all pre-orders of the X Compact but it seems that there is no such offer running currently. However we will keep an eye on it and let you know about any offers that might come. Stay tuned till then!
- The Sony Xperia X Compact isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Sony Xperia XZ isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
That's it. For a smartphone with $500 pricing, you must get a better camera and other features.
The Snapdragon 650 processor could have been a bit better here. It looks like so-so. But couldn't that have been better?
23MP rear camera looks humongous really. Moreover, the secondary camera is also a healthy 13MP. On some phones, the 13MP camera is the primary one.
There are dozens of phones where you'll find 13MP camera as a primary one, but then you also have to keep in mind the cost of those phones. Such devices are in the mid-segment range.
$499.99 for the Xperia X Compact? Well, it's without the discount, right?
Yup. There's no offer or any discount as of now. But if I am not wrong, Amazon had offered some discount earlier.