First look: Sony Xperia X

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Sony Mobiles announced the Xperia X line-up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. The line-up proved to be a well-kept secret since not many were expecting a smartphone launch from Sony, let alone an entire range.

Unfortunately, the X series marked the end to the Z series, a range that many Xperia enthusiasts loved and preferred. The Xperia X range features the X, the X Performance and the XA.

The Xperia X will be available sometime around June in the region, however there is no news on the XA and X Performance just yet.

We had our hands on the Xperia X immediately after its launch and here are first impressions. The device features a 5-inch Full HD curved display and weighs a light 153g. Its colour options are white, graphite black, lime gold and — everyone’s favourite — rose gold.

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The phone feels solid for its weight and size and is incredibly well crafted. You also have a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button on the side.

The device runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, with 3GB of RAM in both 32 and 64 variants, and can house a microSD card of up to 200GB.

The Xperia X is powered by a 2,620mAh battery that reportedly lasts for two days thanks to Sony’s smart battery management and Qnovo’s adaptive charging technology. Since we didn’t have much time with it, we’ll have to trust Sony on this, but we’ll let you guys know more in our in-depth review as soon as we have a long-term device in.

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Since it’s a Sony, it’s got to have one of the best cameras around, right? Right?

Sony seemed to think so as well. The camera on this thing is so smart that it supposedly predicts the next move. It’s fitted with a 23MP rear camera that features something called a Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which allows you to choose your subject and sit back while the camera predicts its movements and follows it. Its front camera is a 13MP snapper that specialises in low-light selfies and is capable of Full HD 1080p video recording.

Sony Xperia X Specifications:

Processor Snapdragon 650, 64-bit
Operating System Android Marshmallow
Memory 3GB RAM/32GB
Cameras 23MP/13MP
Battery 2,620mah