Compact smartphones, which have serious stuffing, do not occur too often. One of them can be considered Sony Xperia X Compact, which appeared in the autumn of 2016. Someone even called him “murderer» iPhone SE. A device with a screen 4.6 “is equipped with a connector USB Type-C, can boast of a 6-core processor and 23 MP camera on.
The minimum price, which could be found at the time of the survey – 487 dollars. Normal price – around 500 USD. For the same money now, you can safely buy last year’s flagship from Samsung – Galaxy S6. Try to understand that Sony can offer to return $ 500.
Xperia X Compact Design inherits the overall style of modern smartphones from Sony. At the same time it has its own individual characteristics (which are also characterized by flagship Xperia XZ). Appearance meets all standards of minimalism: the housing there is nothing superfluous. The new design concept “continuous surface” is the rounded edges, smoothly flowing into each other. On the front panel of this contributes to 2.5D glass. It turns a neat brick, which only asks in his hand.
Add interesting colors: smoky-blue, snow-white and the black space (more like a darker shade of blue). The product is made of plastic, but thanks to a special coating on the back panel has a ceramic gloss.
The lower edge is symmetrical connector USB Type-C 2.0, on the top – 3.5 mm audio jack. On the left side under a flap hides the tray, which is placed in one SIM card and USB flash drive.
On the right side striking a large power button, which is integrated fingerprint sensor. Just below is the volume rocker, and a separate button for shooting photos and videos.
The lower and upper edges to get a flat, rectangular surface. As a result, given the modest height of the housing (129 mm) and appreciable thickness (9.5 mm), the device can be placed on a table in a vertical position. Gadget perfectly fits in your hand: its width is 65 mm and it weighs only 135 g
Sony Xperia X Compact is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 650 8956. It is composed of six 64-bit cores. Of these, 2 – “fast» Cortex-A72 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. Another 4 Cortex A53 cores running at a frequency of 1.4 GHz. For graphics processing chip meets the Adreno 510. Currently, Snapdragon 650 is not considered a top-end processor. However, it has serious headroom.
In Antutu 6 device is gaining about 76 thousand. Points. It is equally good job as the typical daily tasks, and with the launch of “heavy” games. HD screen resolution does not create a large burden on the chip, so you can safely play at medium graphics settings.
The smartphone has a solid amount of RAM: 3 GB. I think it’s even more than you need for this “baby”. You can open a whole bunch of tabs in the browser, to run multiple applications at the same time – for Sony Xperia X Compact is not a problem.
Built-in memory, too much: 32 GB. It is clear that the space will be slightly smaller. But the manufacturer has taken care of the support for memory cards up to 256 GB.
Battery capacity – 2700 mAh. Not bad for a small smartphone. At low loads, it will be able to work 2-3 days. If you are actively using the device in mixed mode, charge enough confidence for the whole day. The real test showed that X Compact can work for 14 hours of talk time (3G network). 11.5 hours or web surfing mode.
We should also mention the branding power saving: Stamina and Ultra Stamina. If the first mode deactivates most “voracious” smart phone features, the second leaves only basic functionality. As a result – a significant savings of charge. Supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging.
Also implemented Adaptive Charging technology. In short – it automatically adjusts the parameters of fill power, and controls the electrochemical processes of the battery. This contributes to a significant extension of the life of the battery.
The main camera IMX300 is able to take pictures with a resolution of 23 MP. Aperture – F / 2.0. During shooting interact three sensors that help to make the most of the 24-millimeter wide-matrix Exmor RS.
Predictive Hybrid autofocus. Keeps track of the moving object, to get a clear picture not blurred.
Laser autofocus. Specifies the distance to an object, it helps to quickly focus on it in low light.
Sensor RGBC-IRi. Able to pick up infrared radiation, is responsible for the most correct selection of white balance. As a result – correct color rendering without headaches.
The smartphone will appeal to those who need to take a picture of the “here and now”. When you press the shutter button, he “wakes up” and ready to shoot already over 0.6 seconds. Finished images are processed quickly. There are manual settings (shutter speed can be adjusted, perform manual focus, and so on. D.).
In good light pictures obtained are distinguished by very high detail. Colour rendition is really close to the natural. However, the camera nedotyagivaet to the quality of this year champions. For example, a detailed study of images can be seen zamylennye areas on the edges of the frame. A frame may turn out overexposed scenes with a very bright light source.
Video resolution FullHD written in a frame rate of 30 or 60 FPS, and with stereo sound (use 2 microphones and noise removal system). Alas, 4K resolution is not supported. When recording video with trembling hands handy five axis system SteadyShot stabilization.
The front camera has a wide-angle 5 MP module. No different than something special, but produces quite acceptable photos in good lighting conditions.
Screen small (4.6 inches), but the quality. In this modest by today’s standards offer a solid diagonal HD resolution (1280 x 720). Made using Triluminos technology and X-Reality. The first is designed to create a rich color palette through better display of green, blue and red colors. The second makes the image more colorful, saturation, contrast and crisp.
The display has a high margin of brightness, so the weather is sunny from the image visibility problems will not arise. To protect against scratches, glass Gorilla Glass. Touchscreen detects 10 simultaneous touches.
There is only one SIM nano format. Supported Networks: 2G / 3G / 4G. Available wireless modules NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz). GLONASS navigation modules and GPS (A-GPS) is also present. All communications are working perfectly.
The smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers, their openings are at the top and bottom of the front panel. The stock volume – below average. However, the call will be heard well into the not particularly noisy environments. Listen to music through headphones preferably with preset player from Sony. The sound quality is excellent, you can use the built-in software “uluchshayzer” sound and equalizer.
The device is running Android 6.0.1. In the future it will be possible to update the system Android 7.0 Nougat. Standard OS interface is replaced with a shell from Sony. It is to some extent modify the interface provides advanced configuration and branded apps / services from producer.
Many smartphones from Sony protected against water. Keep in mind, the waterproofing is not provided in this model.
Small body size does not become a hindrance to install USB-C connector.
As long as that is the only 4.6-inch smartphone with 3 GB of RAM.
Physical button for shooting – dvuhstupenevaya. When you press the focus is incomplete.
Available in fingerprint scanner power button depends on what the market is for the Xperia X Compact.
A good option for those looking for a convenient, compact smartphone with a decent filling. The budget is not critical. Especially may be interested in the beautiful half of our planet.
A very interesting device, despite the crazy price tag. Sony Xperia X Compact thoroughly “stuffed” different functions, some of them just do not fit in this review. And though not all features will be really interesting to the user, but the model really stands out from the total uniformity in “smartfonostroeniya”. In addition, there is now infrequently 4.6-inch smartphone with fingerprint and 3 GB of RAM.