Sony Xperia X Compact now on sale for $499.99


Right on cue, the Sony Xperia X Compact is now available to purchase for a cent shy of $500 in either black, white or blue color configurations. The device belongs to the broad category of sub-flagship handsets, and is aimed primarily towards those who do not require a lot of display real estate. 

The Sony Xperia X Compact is equipped with a 4.6-inch 720 x 1280 IPS LCD, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 650 SoC and 3 GB RAM. The 23-megapixel main camera includes phase detection / laser autofocus along with 5-axis stabilization. The the front-facing wide-angle snapper, meanwhile, touts a 5-megapixel resolution. 

The device gets 32 GB of expandable storage, and prospective owners will probably want to snag a microSD card since only 20 gigs of that is usable. Keeping the Xperia X Compact's lights on is a 2700 mAh battery which, as we found in our review, gives the device excellent longevity. Software-wise, the device ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but as we discovered yesterday, Sony plans to have Nougat ready for the X Compact by the end of November. 

If you've had your eye on Sony's miniature device since its announcement earlier this month, you can go ahead and place your order at the source link. If you're in the market for something Sony-branded but less dinky and more powerful, you may wish to wait for the incoming Sony XZ.

Will you be picking up the Sony Xperia X Compact? Let us know in the comments below. 

source: Amazon

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Xperia X Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(14.1h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't have a single strong reason to buy this over the zte axon 7, oneplus 3, or upcoming mi 5s which will supposedly be in the same price range (or lesser) as the xperia X compact.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Waterproofing, digital noise cancellation....

4. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Ups, sorry, no waterproofing. But still, digital noise cancellation is extremely important if you use your phone very often for music and Sony upmarket handsets are the only ones to offer it.

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Except the fact that it isn't even waterproof lol. The only areas the X Compact is better than those devices listed is the camera and size. It also has stereo speakers, but that's about it.

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The Axon 7 has dual front facing speakers and while the Sony has a better camera on paper the implementation isn't as good (especially on the software processing) as other OEMs that use the same Sony sensors.

8. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I saw a few camera comparisons involving the XZ and it's camera is comparable to the Galaxy S7 (except at night). And I own the Axon 7, and let me tell you it's pretty crap.

9. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Not sure anymore. I compared pictures between my Sony Xperia Z5 and my Nexus 5X (which is supposed to have a great camera) and I can't tell for sure which one is better. I'd say the Sony has better colour fidelity and the Nexus a bit better dynamic range. Everything else's comparable. I don't see this big difference that some reviews mention against the Sony cameras.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

And DNC, DNC, DNC. It's funny how millions of people use daily their phone with headphones (e.g. during their daily commuting to work in the underground) and think they listen to their music, where in fact they just try guess it through the train racket. And Sony has an amazing technology that eliminates this problem and no one knows it. Then again, it is never even mentioned in reviews.

10. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Dude, literally only one model of earphones support the DNC built into Sony devices so I wouldn't even brag about that feature. On top of that, you can just pick up some QuietComfort headphones that's compatible with all phones anyways.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

There's a huge difference in practicality. The Sony DNC requires the specific Sony earphones to work but they are inexpensive and they are tiny, they can be carried around in bag or pocket. All other noise cancelling cans are huge and need recharging. It's really the difference between having a usable technology that can appeal to the average Joe and a specific solution for special cases only.

2. 4ringsnbr

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2015

If this phone worked on Verizon, I'd be all over it as would millions more, since there is no phone-sized device (shorter than 140 mm so as to fit in one's pocket) available on Verizon. If Sony wanted to sell phones in the U.S., they would design them to work on Verizon and make them available through your carrier, since most people buy their phones through their carrier and Verizon is by far the largest carrier in the U.S.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

$500 for a Snapdragon 650 and 720p? Wow, I wish Sony luck in sales at such price tag.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Not all phones are created equal. And there are people who doesn't mind reading the price tag if they have trust on the brand. Not everyone is budget conscious and price picky as you.

14. dazed1

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Lol nice try to justify overpriced crap with completely inaccurate display and subpar canera, for 500 you can get s7, till the next bs excuse see ya

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