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Sony Xperia X Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
4.6 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 319 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, IPS, TRILUMINOS Display for Mobile, X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, DLNA, Miracast, Wi-Fi Direct, App2SD, SAR Head: 1.08 W/kg, SAR Body: 1.25 W/kg
Networking
802.11a/ac/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41), HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA up to 42.2 Mbps, LTE Cat 6 up to 300 Mbps downstream, 50 Mbps upstream, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 129 x 65 ( = 0.37 x 5.08 x 2.56 in)
Battery
2700 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 44 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 47 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 750 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 710 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix (predictive autofocus, Exmor-R sensor 1/2.3", 22 mm wide angle, Video: 1080p60)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.4, Exmor-R sensor 1/5", 25 mm wide angle)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo at the front, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, 7.5-Watt PSU, USB cable, headset, quick-start guide, service information, Xperia-Apps, Google-Apps, AVG Protection, SwiftKey, PlayStation, 24 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, fanless
Weight
135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
449 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.93% - good
Average of 49 scores (from 96 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 82%, features: 76%, display: 82% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia X Compact

86.8% Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Compact and enduring, but no more high-end. Sony once again offers a Compact version of its flagship smartphone this year. However, the smaller model will have to make do with slower components from now on. Our review shows why this is not necessarily a problem.
80% Xperia X Compact from Sony
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Having recently told you about the larger Xperia XZ here a chance to put the smaller sibling through its paces, like the larger offering both were supplied by Vodafone and with this I got the chance to check their coverage not only in England but also Scotland.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia X Compact quick review – small body with great capabilities
Source: Laptop Media English
When we are talking about Android smartphones, it is difficult to find models with screen size less than 5 inches as the 5.5-inch diagonal is growing ever more popular. We believe that there certainly is a group of users who still prefer more compact devices. These who provide not only comfortable grip with one hand but also the ability to easily operate with this very hand. Usually, when we are discussing a compact smartphone it’s most likely a budget offer. Xperia X Compact, however, is something different.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2017
Sony Xperia X compact
Source: Tech Smart English
Despite proving solid in all departments, the X compact has arrived a little late on the scene. It's no fault of the phone, however, but simply a fact that it was released alongside the XZ flagship and is not specced in a similar fashion, as has been the trend for previous versions of Xperia compact devices, like the Z1 and Z1 Compact. As such, instead of users hoping for a smaller version of the XZ top of the range offering, what they actually have is a smaller version of the mid-range X with an improved camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2016
70% Sony Xperia X Compact review
Source: GSM Arena English
To wrap things up, the Sony Xperia X Compact is a great small smartphone. If you look beyond the specs sheet, this is one of the best small phones you can buy. It has a capable camera that, in good light, would capture photos with unrivaled detail. It's got a top build quality, an excellent screen, a snappy, well-placed fingerprint reader, stereo speakers and a solid processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Sony Xperia X Compact review: Eggs in the wrong basket
Source: Soycincau English
There’s simply no meaningful competition for Sony or the Xperia X Compact right now. They’re king. If you want a “flagship” compact Android phone, your hands are tied because this is really your only real option right now. So either you get something that has a larger screen or prepare to pony up for the X Compact.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2016
70% Sony Xperia X Compact Review: Best Small Android Smartphone
Source: Brighthand English
The hardware keeps the Sony Xperia X Compact out of the flagship space, but it’s still one of the best devices smaller than five inches on the market. Its long-lasting battery deserves the most praise, and we also like its modern design, attractive display, and decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Sony Xperia X Compact review:
Source: CNet English
Sony's Xperia X Compact is a small phone with an excellent camera, but it lacks some creature comforts, like waterproofing and, in the US, a fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: T Break English
Whether the Sony Xperia X Compact is truly a successor to the previous Xperia Z5 Compact is a very tricky question. The new device does bring in a new appealing design that feels more comfortable to hold, faster fingerprint scanning, better cameras that produce cleaner images, and amazing predictive autofocusing with 5-axis stabilization for videos. Despite having a less powerful processor, the performance of the device is also good.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 85% features: 85% workmanship: 90%
60% Sony Xperia X Compact review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia X Compact is far from the worst Android phone I've used this year, even if it is one of the ugliest. If you want an Android phone with a display size smaller than 5 inches then it’s probably your only choice. Widen your horizons, however, and there are better choices out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
70% Small size and midrange specs at a high price. Has Sony taken its eye off the ball?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia X Compact is an odd little smartphone. On the one hand its build quality, lack of waterproofing and lack of a standout feature make it harder to recommend compared to the older Xperia Z5 Compact. However, if you want a sub-5in Android smartphone with excellent battery life it’s the best current option out there. For all its flaws, we also kept coming back to the phone largely due to its sheer portability. Just don’t buy the blue one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia X Compact Phone is Small But Lasts Forever on a Charge
Source: Tom's Guide English
Still, $500 is a lot to pay for a phone whose camera doesn't perform as well in low light as Sony promises. It's also not as speedy as phones that are cheaper. Overall, we prefer the Honor 8 and OnePlus 3, both of which cost $100 less than the compact Xperia. But if you value battery life in a compact design, Sony's latest phone may fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Xperia X Compact is a capable midrange phone with a good camera, but at $500, it's priced higher than most of its competition, including our Editors' Choice for compact phones, the Apple iPhone SE. For $100 less the SE gets you a more powerful processor, a fingerprint scanner, and Apple's superior app ecosystem. If Apple is out the question, the $400 ZTE Axon 7 also gets you a faster processor and a fingerprint sensor, as well as a much sharper display. But it's significantly larger than the X Compact, and not ideal for one-handed use. That makes the X Compact one of the best compact Android phones you can buy, though you'll get a lot more bang for your buck by going larger.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia X Compact review: Small, but not quite as mighty
Source: Expert Reviews English
Equally, though, the X Compact is a disappointment in other areas. It’s nowhere near as nice a thing as the Z5 Compact, it’s not as quick and it isn’t water-resistant, either. All things told, I still prefer the Z5 Compact, even more so now that the two phones are now on sale for around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia X Compact Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Sony’s Xperia X Compact isn’t much of an evolution over last year’s Xperia Z5 Compact, offering up pretty much the same performance and battery life while also stripping away water resistance and 4K video recording. Considering it’s about the same price, that means existing owners have no need to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Sony Xperia X Compact Review
Source: Android Authority English
The Xperia X Compact is a great phone, and if you choose to buy one, you certainly won’t be disappointed. However, without a fingerprint sensor (with the US version), or features like dust and water resistance, the $500 price tag is hard to accept, just for the convenience that its size offers. If you are looking for the best value for money, this phone isn’t the one to get, but if you just want a compact phone that doesn’t compromise a whole lot, that’s when you might find this device to be worth every penny.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony Xperia X Compact review
Source: Techradar English
Sony's X Compact is the best-looking yet in the small range. However, the quest to attract more eyes brought about a few too many sacrifices. Compared to the Z5 Compact, it's a slightly underpowered and fragile offering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia X Compact review: Size really does matter
Source: Android Central English
The Xperia X Compact gives you everything you need in terms of screen, performance, battery life — plus a few nice additions like stereo speakers, a slick software experience and Sony's latest camera technology. But this isn't simply a flagship-level phone in a smaller size: you're getting a plastic phone that's also missing a fingerprint sensor and waterproofing. So for as great as the X Compact is, it sits in an odd area — offering you less than other phones, but still commanding a $499 price. You really have to want a small phone to spend that much on the X Compact.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2016
68% Sony Xperia X Compact Review
Source: Phone Arena English
As far as the competition goes, the X Compact is really in a niche of its own right now. There's the cheaper but similarly sized Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), which has a 4.7” display, a fancier styling, decent camera, and fine battery life, though considerably less-potent hardware. Looking away from Android, the 4.7” iPhone 6 can be found at a similar price point today, and can actually get you much more phone for the money. In the X Compact's $450-$500 range, however, there is little in Android's small-and-strong category but its predecessor, the Z5 Compact, which happens to be a more powerful handset, at a lower price right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
Sony Xperia X Compact review
Source: GSM Arena English
If you want the compact version of the Xperia X Compact review, here it goes. Sony hasn't given up on the concept of high-powered minis, just toned it down a notch. A few signature features have gone missing, yes, but then again so have the rivals in this admittedly niche category. Price has been adjusted accordingly too, and for those who still find it steep a few months of patience could well be worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: PC Mag English
The Xperia X Compact will be available in the US starting September 25. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the lesser specs in play here will be a lot easier to swallow if they come at a significantly reduced price. Check back soon for more info, as well as a full review when the phone is available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia X Compact is over-shadowed by the devices that have come before it carrying the same name. The Compact was once the de facto choice for those wanting a smaller device that doesn't compromise on the power it offers, for flagship performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
From what we've seen so far, the Xperia X Compact looks set to be the best miniature handset around. It's no surprise really, given Sony's past commitment to cramming in respectable specs into a small-screened device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Being someone who's used each iteration of the Xperia Compact over the years, I’m a little disappointed by the latest version. By ditching the theme of presenting high-end specs in a small body, Sony has simply ended up with a small mid-range phone that doesn’t really do anything differently. It isn't water-resistant, it doesn’t have the same specs as the Xperia flagships, and it's truly ugly to boot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Six things you NEED to know about the Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you don’t fancy shelling out for a full-priced flagship, your options are a mid-range device from one of the big manufacturers, or grabbing a bargain device from OnePlus or the Nexus ranges. Come October, though, and you’ll also be able to choose the Xperia X Compact. If prices are reasonable, and that camera is as good as Sony claims, this little smartphone could be a shoo-in for one of the best compact phones of 2016.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact: Hands-on first impressions
Source: International Business Times English
Unlike the metal-backed XZ, the Compact has a glass back which is the same colour as its glass front and metal sides. Despite its smaller size and expected lower cost, the X Compact is still clearly a flagship phone with the looks, performance and camera to match. It has the same 23-megapixel rear camera and the same smart charging technology as the XZ. The processor if the X Compact is the Snapdragon 650, whereas the XZ uses the higher-spec 820.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2017
Rating: performance: 100% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
80% Sony Xperia X Compact Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Top in der Kompaktklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2016
Wie viel Power hat der Mini?
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2016
67% Ist weniger wirklich mehr?
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 67% features: 63% ergonomy: 74%
Android muss nicht immer riesig sein
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2016
80% Der Untergang des kleinen Flaggschiffs
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 1/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
87% Sony Xperia X Compact im Test: Gut genug für die Mittelklasse
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 85% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 87%
Sehr schnell gibt es von Sony nur noch in groß
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2016
80% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2016
Klein, handlich, stark genug?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Ende Der High-End-Minis
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2016
80% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% display: 75% mobility: 84%
Kleines Dickerchen mit super Kamera
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2016
89% Sony schickt das Compact ins "X-il"
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 86% performance: 94% features: 86% display: 88% mobility: 87%
Ein Zwerg auf Steroiden
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2016
Klein Aber Fein?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Computerbild - Heft 19/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2016
75% Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
82% Análisis del Sony Xperia X Compact, pequeño tamaño y grandes dudas
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
81% Sony Xperia X Compact, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
84% Sony Xperia X Compact, análisis: un terminal pequeño pero muy potente
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
Prueba Sony Xperia X Compact. Suave por fuera, suave por dentro
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent speakers; fast fingerprint sensor; quick charge. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2017
Sony Xperia X Compact, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent cameras; very good display. Negative: Easy to save fingerprints on case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
80% Sony Xperia X Compact: il piccolino che sorprende per la sua praticità
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Sony X Compact Recensione e pagella
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100%
85% Recensione Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
82% Sony Xperia X Compact: piccolo ma con carattere | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Smartphone Sony Xperia X Compact - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
85% SONY Xperia X compact recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 79% display: 82% mobility: 82% workmanship: 86%
Sony Xperia X Compact Prima Recensione: Piccolo È Bello?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size. Negative: Average hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2016
60% Xperia X Compact - Bescheiden op alle fronten
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony Xperia X Compact review: klein maar fijn
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Sony Xperia X Compact (Android Smartphone)
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ifa: Sony Introduceert De Xperia XZ En Xperia Compact X (Hands-On)
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
Review Sony Xperia X Compact: Sony blijft koning der kleine smartphones
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; fast system; easy to use; long battery life; flexible fingerprint sensor; good speakers. Negative: Unsupport waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Eerste indruk Sony Xperia X Compact: alles met één hand
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent display; good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Relatively heavy; plastic case; many unwanted apps.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2016
70% Test Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test Du Sony Xperia X Compact : Le Petit A-T-Il Tout D'Un Grand ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test Sony Xperia X Compact : Solide, Mais Moins Haut De Gamme
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Sony Xperia X Compact : belle puissance et petite taille
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; nice design; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2017
Test Du Sony Xperia X Compact, Petit Et Sans Prétention
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; new and nice design; long battery life. Negative: Unsupport waterproof IP68; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2016
Premier Test Du Sony Xperia X Compact : Petit Et Mignon ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good display; decent cameras. Negative: Plastic case; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2016
70% Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia X Compact (F5321) – Za dużo lukru, za mało zdecydowania
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% features: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 50%
84% Recenzja Sony Xperia X Compact. Najlepszy Mały Smartfon Na Rynku?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 75%
90% Xperia X Compact – oryginalny wygląd, świetna stabilizacja i kapitalny ekran. Testujemy średnią półkę od Sony
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia X Compact – test i recenzja
Source: One Tech Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; decent speakers; high autonomy. Negative: High price; unsupport waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
TESTER: Xperia X Compact - taki telefon musi mieć każdy!
Source: Gry.wm.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; stylish design; nice display; good autonomy. Negative: Unsupport waterproof; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact - test i recenzja
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent display. Negative: Plastic case; relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2016
Mały, ale wariat. Sony Xperia X Compact - recenzja Spider's Web
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; flexible fingerprint sensor; good speakers; decent cameras. Negative: Many unwanted applications; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
[Recenzja] Sony Xperia X Compact – Japończycy Znowu Stworzyli Bezkonkurencyjnego Smartfona
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good cameras; high performance; flexible fingerprint sensor; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2016
Mała rzecz, a cieszy. Xperia X Compact - pierwsze wrażenia Spider's Web
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; good display; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price; mediocre performance; poor cameras; unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2016
80% Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia X Compact: размер — не главное
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia X Compact: малыш почти без компромиссов
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; elegant design; bright screen; decent speakers; good fingerprint sensor; fast charge. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Предварительный обзор Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; high quality cameras. Negative: Unsupport waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
75% Recenze: Sony Xperia X Compact – kompaktní rozměry a styl
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia X Compact: Když chcete Android normální velikosti (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; support USB-C. Negative: Mediocre hardware; low performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Trên tay nhanh Xperia X Compact: Bé con đầu tiên dòng X
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good display. Negative: Plastic case; mediocre hardware; small screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2016
70% Test Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Sony Xperia X Compact - Småt er ikke altid godt [TEST]
Source: Mobilsiden.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 67%
84% Test af Sony Xperia X Compact – fremragende kamera i kompakt design
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia X Compact test – mere mini end Compact
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; beautiful screen; compact size. Negative: Unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2016
Sony Xperia X Compact test – mere mini end Compact
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Positive: Very good cameras; beautiful screen; good size. Negative: Unsupport waterproof; slippery backside.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2016
90% Sony Xperia X Compact: Bästa minimobilen med Android är tillbaka
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
76% Test: Sony Xperia X Compact
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70%
94% Sony Xperia X Compact – malý, ale výkonný s výborným foťákom
Source: Techbox SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%

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Model: One of Sony’s latest offerings, the Xperia X Compact, is a small mid-range handset aimed at users who prefer miniature-sized phones that still packs a punch. The X Compact is put together with a mix of Gorilla Glass 4, glossy plastic on its sides, and an oleophobic plastic on the back that makes the phone feel extra durable. While it does give off the high-end look, it is prone to small scratches and fingerprint smudges. The X Compact has a unique boxy design with no camera bump and measures in at 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm. Weighing at 135 grams, the handset is primed for easy one-handed use, and fits cosily in the pockets.Taking a tour around the X Compact, the headphone jack is located on the top. On its other flat end, Sony has opted for USB-C, which has resulted in a thicker chin bezel due to the longer internal section of the port. The power button, volume rocker and a dedicated camera capture button sit on the right side of the handset. In Europe, the power button also integrates a fast fingerprint scanner, however, this is a feature lacking in the US versions of the X Compact. Opposite, on the left, is the SIM tray, with a microSD slot to bump up the 32 GB internal storage with up to 258 GB of additional storage. The X Compact is also missing another significant feature: waterproofing.

At 4.6 inch, the display of the X Compact is significantly smaller than the average Android phone. It is an IPS LCD panel with 720p resolution. Thanks to Sony’s own Triluminos and X-Reality technology, the colors are pushed up to those more akin to AMOLED. As a result, colors and contrast are more balanced and the picture is surprisingly sharp and vibrant. Viewing angles are fantastic, and the brightness can be jacked up high enough to make the X Compact great for outdoor use. The main highlight of the X Compact is its 23 MP camera with wide 24 mm f/2 lens and flash, making the handset great for capturing landscapes, street scenes and tight spots. It also comes with five-axis stabilization, predictive autofocus and an infrared sensor to help with white balance. Meanwhile, the 5 MP secondary camera is a standard fanfare and takes decent selfies. The X Compact also features a set of front-firing speakers that may sound a little soft, but it works fine for alarms and YouTube videos. Under the hood, the X Compact runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 CPU, an Adreno 510, and 3 GB of RAM. It’s a mid-range setup and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but with Sony’s custom interface on top. The X Compact has a 2,700 mAh battery – which might sound small, but for a miniature phone with a screen of this resolution it performs admirably. Supported by Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0, it will not take long for it to be fully charged. Overall, the Xperia X Compact is a solid phone with a very good camera. However, the 4.6-inch display might not be relevant in the current market anymore. There are very few who would want a phone of this size.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
650 MSM8956: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 6 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.6":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.135 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


77.93%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-14 (Update: 2016-09-14)