Sony Xperia X Compact review: Time-saver edition



    Sony was the pioneer of compact-sized flagships when it first released the Xperia Z1 Compact back in the day. It packed the same flagship-level processor, the same flagship-level camera and the same flagship-level features like waterproofing, in a single-hand-usage-friendly form factor.

    But times have changed, and Sony has rolled with them. The Xperia X Compact is not as much about being a tiny flagship as it is about being a Compact Xperia X – the same blueprint, shrunken down. It carries the defining characteristics of its bigger counterpart like the Snapdragon 650 chipset, the fingerprint scanner, the 23MP camera and the front-facing speakers but comes with a smaller display of lesser resolution and, of course, a smaller footprint.

    Key specifications

    • 4.6″1280×720 pixels

    • 23MP

    • 1.8GHz
      Snapdragon 650

    • 3GB RAM
      32 GB memory

    • 2700mAhLi-Po

    Most makers already seem to consider phones with 5″-5.2″ compact enough and it’s very hard to find flagship-grade specs on a phone that has a screen below 5″ – making the Compact club a pretty exclusive one.

    Naturally, a smaller phone has its drawbacks – it can either be slim with a smallish battery or have a larger battery at the expense of a thicker body. With a thickness of centimeter the Sony Xperia X Compact is the latter sort of small phone – and is all the better for…

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