What the Sony Xperia X range is missing

In February 2016 at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) event in Barcelona, Sony announced its new Xperia X range of phones, which will, at least for the time being, replace the Xperia Z range of flagship smartphones.


The Sony Xperia X phones will launch on June 5th and will comprise of the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance.


Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance


These two phones will make a nice replacement for the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, taking the next logical steps in mobile technology advancements. Some may point out that the Xperia X Performance doesn’t has a 4K display (4x the resolution of high definition) but this really isn’t needed in a mobile device.


Sony Xperia X Performance


4K displays at this size simply eat away at the battery reserves at a fast pace in exchange for delivering more pixels than the human eye can see. So, overall there is nothing to complain about here.


Sony Xperia XA


The Sony Xperia XA is smaller than its two cousins and Sony created this phone with a lowered specification throughout, in order to give Sony fans a more affordable option within the range.


This tactic certainly seems like a good move on Sony’s part but this does leave the X range missing a high-spec mini-sized device. In the Z series, this spot was filled by the Xperia Z6 Compact, so it really does leave us asking for a Sony Xperia X Compact.


Sony Xperia X Compact


If a Sony Xperia X Compact, or Sony Xperia Z6 Compact for that matter, was to go into production it would, most likely, offer the following features and specifications.


Display – 4.8-inch display with Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Design – A 7.9mm thick aluminium body
Durability – IP 68 certification for water and dust resistance along with Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the screen
Operating system – Android Marshmallow with Android N update on its release
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octa-core processor
Memory – 32GB internal memory with a microSD card slot
Sound – Sony Hi-Res Audio (restores compressed music files back to their original quality) with S-Force 3D, Clear Bass and Xloud
Fitness app – Sony’s Lifelog app for tracking steps, distance and calories along with time spent idol and fitness goals
Photography – 23MP camera main camera with Predictive Autofocus and a 8MP selfie / video calling camera
Battery – A 2,700mAh capacity
Charging – Quick Charge 3.0 compatible for energy efficient fast charging with the USB Type-C symmetrical cable and port


Do you think we need a new high-spec yet compact Sony smartphone? Let your opinion be hear at #SonyXperiaXCompact


Written by: Michael Brown

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