After the successful Z series, the Japanese handset maker has come up with the new "X" series with a few changes in terms of design, camera and battery. Moreover, the company has employed some interesting features such as predictive hybrid auto focus, fast capture in optics and Qnovo adaptive chargin technology for batteries.
Now, let us take a look at what we really love and hate about the Xperia X that is the prime variant of the three. Check out the pros and cons and the splendid images of the smartphone from here.
SONY XPERIA X - FEATURES WE LOVE
Good omni-balance design
Talking about the form factor, Sony has once again retained its Omni-balance design with a smooth rear and round edged aluminium frame that gives a good hold to users.
Triluminous Display is impressive
The Xperia X sports a 5-inch Full HD Triluminous display. The screen looks colorful and vibrant with saturated colors, which goes easy on your eyes.
Smooth and lag-free performance
The Xperia X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC inside clubbed with 3GB RAM under the hood. Though we couldn't come to a conclusion on the hardware performance, the Xperia X is smooth in handling applications and didn't notice any lag or hang during.
Ample storage is provided
In terms of storage, the Xperia X is equipped with 64GB of inbuilt memory, which can be expandable up to 200 GB via a microSD card slot.
Pretty fast and capable camera
Moving on, one of the best feature in this device is the 23MP rear camera. In this mobile, the camera app opens pretty fast, which is twice as fast as per the company claims (0.61 seconds from stand-by to capture mode).
Sony has implemented a feature called "Predictive Hybrid Autofocus", which lets the user to choose the subject and then predicts its motion, so that the user can capture the action.
Talking about the 13MP camera on front, it covers vast amount of information with its wide angle lens, offering decent picture quality.
Qnovo's Adaptive Charging technology sounds promising
In an attempt to counter Qualcomm's Quick charging and Oppo's VOOC, Sony has come up with "Qnovo's Adaptive Charging technology" for Xperia X along with smart battery management. In this case, the Xperia X is powered by a 2,060 mAh battery. Under heavy usage, we made it through one day on a single charge.
SONY XPERIA X - FEATURES WHICH DIDN'T IMPRESS US
Sony has ditched the IP rating
Though Sony has retained the Omni-balance design that it started with the Xperia Z series in 2013, it ditched the IP certification for water and dust resistant in the new Xperia X series. However, the company official claimed that, they took this decision after some valuable feedbacks from Sony fanboys.
Screen is slightly reflective
The Sony Xperia X's screen might be good, but it is a bit reflective under some lighting conditions, especially under direct sunlight making the readability some what poor.
A bit too expensive
Sony has priced the Xperia X at Rs 48,990 in India. Given the specs, features, and abilities of this smartphone, there are other mid-rangers that can do exactly the same work or even better work at half of the cost.