Sony Xperia X Q&A: Ask us anything


In case you missed it, our review of the Sony Xperia X is live. Provided that you just want the TL;DR, here's the bottomline: it's not a bad phone, but not worth the money Sony's asking for it. And ultimatively, it's the bounce for the ounce that determines whether a phone is a "hit" or a "miss", but we digress.

Anyway, there are most probably numerous slightly obscure questions that we did not answer in our review. Our recent Q&A sessions about flagship devices like the Galaxy S7, HTC 10, and LG G5 are the living proof that many of you have such questions. And we are always eager to answer as many of them as possible!

So, it's your turn now. We've got the Sony Xperia X and we will be happy to address anything you might be interested in. Just head to the comments section and ask us anything you wish to know about the mid-range handset. 

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43 Comments

1. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

why did you not include a battery test? will you update the review and include one?

32. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

PhoneArena; I've a genuine question to ask: Do forgive me for being blunt; but does this phone 'sucks' like the rest of the Xperia Line-up or is it any better??? I know its a broad question; but I'm talking about 'overall' usability and just... You know... User experience and all... In my humble opinion; The review sounds like it just doesn't worth it... So is it actually so or is it just an speculation from my end??? Thanks Lads... And keep up the good work!

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Why did it get 6/10? is it because its not an iPhone?

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Why are you so bitter and obsessed? HTC 10 and Galaxy S7 scored 9/10, more than the iPhone SE. Or do you only see what you want to see?

7. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

that's to be expected the Htc 10 and Galaxy S7 are better phones than the SE. Not saying the Xperia X deserves a perfect 10, but what is your point exactly?

14. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

He means that the below comment made by "ibend" doesnt make sense. "Why did it get 6/10? is it because its not an iPhone?" To elaborate, he means that phones other than iPhones have been given better rating too.

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

actually tons of "good enough" smartphone get really bad score here, including this one, xiaomi's phone and others..

33. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Its because it's not a 'good enough' phone...!

39. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

As they said because of its price it is not worth the money ,Sony made a flagship price for a smartphone that is not a flagship .

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

How do you compare the build quality of this phone compared to HTC 10?

5. Amir1 unregistered

Why do you think sony mobile is insulting consumers and sony brand with their pathetic mediocre self destructing attempts? Why do you think they refuse to change since they took over ericsson? Why they don't learn from mistakes? This pathetic overpriced mediocre device deserves 5-6, no more. Fitting score. Kudos.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

How much should this phone cost to recomend it over HTC or S7 ? Thanks

8. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

What makes this smartphone worth getting? Given its price, it must have something special right?

9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

does your unit overheat that much when recording videos? does it overheat when opening the camera app for too long and then force close? how do the speakers sound compared to the Xperia Z5 series? the capture time seems to reduced a hugh amount, but how is it compared to an iPhone 6 or a Galaxy S7? thanks in advance, PA

10. Zidhin

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

Huawei p9 or this..which is better in every aspect..especially cam and battery

28. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Go for p9

35. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Definitely go for Xperia X. KirinĀ“s GPU is far worse than Adreno 510. Also Xperia X will have definitely better SW updates and support from community. Battery is better on Xperia X,can last 2 days even when its smaller. Camera will be better over time than wannabe Leica cam in P9.

36. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The only drawback of Huawei was GPU , otherwise it is better than X

42. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

go for P9.. because P9 scored 7.5/10

11. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

how much can we trust the review as it seems to have been completed in a day? after all it came out only a day after your unboxing video

12. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

why would anyone ask you anything about a sony device? :P PH clearly hates sony , although i find the 6/10 do be ok, since the price on the x is very high.

13. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

How does it compare to other mid-rangers, like the A5 (2016)

15. Scarambay unregistered

(1). Is the camera really that bad, or it's just that the image quality is good but not on par with the phones like Galaxy S7, LG G5? (2). Sony has made a big deal of its Predictive Auto Focus. How quick is it really in comparison to the AutoFocus on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge? (3). I have never seen good words from PhoneArena writers about the camera on Xperia phones, while most of the other reviewers generally regard Xperia phones as excellent shooters. I'm just curious why would there be such huge discrepancy?

16. goziarraby

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

1). is fingerprint sensor support paypal or web login?can i use it to lock/unlock apps without 3rd party apps? 2). what about camera overheating issue?

17. Garyhoo

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Z5 or this?

29. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Do you have any other option

34. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Apparently naught!

18. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Give some credit to Sony Display tech PA, Look at the new Xperia X the display it is miles ahead of the 2k Display of LG G5. I checked many youtube videos. this conclusion is verified. it is very good display when compared with S7.

19. goziarraby

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

yes bro look at the color of wallpaper on display and box..it's very very simillar or accurate..

21. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

yeah me too i say in some youtube videos that display of xperia x is absolutely good even better than htc 10 and lgg5.. dunno why PA dont give props to sony.

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