Overview of the smartphone Sony Xperia X Compact: one of these little ones
The family of Xperia Compact at the time caused a lot of noise – two or three years ago, when people weren’t used to the standard of “more than five inches” and the company is almost totally ceased to produce anything less, it had to be very helpful. Today, 5.5 inches is the norm, and the category of phablets-ceiling include devices with screens from six inches (scary thought, at the time tabletom was considered the first Galaxy Note with a diagonal of 5.3 inches).
In General, it seems that time kids are gone. But for that we love Sony, the Japanese company does not always chasing trends, trying to keep the tradition. Sometimes it really pays corporate sluggishness, and sometimes it is a breath of fresh air in the world the same solutions. What more in Sony Xperia X Compact?
Mini”x” has as much to do with the title model of the series, and a new flagship – the Xperia XZ. However, the smartphones Compact consistently received very powerful stuffing – small in this case does not mean weak. But just in X Compact tradition to put the flagship system-on-chip is broke — it works based on the platform of the middle class, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, same as the Xperia X. the design and the camera is the compact version shared with XZ. Even if the materials used and easier – the housing is not metal, and plastic. The display remains the same as in the previous “compact” is 4.6 inches.
|Sony Xperia X Compact||Sony Xperia Z5 Compact||Sony Xperia X||Honor 8||Xiaomi Mi5|
|Display||4.6 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 319,2 ppi, capacitive multitouch||4.6 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 319,2 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 441 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.2 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 424 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 427,75 ppi, capacitive multitouch|
|Protective glass||Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified)||Is, manufacturer unknown||Is, manufacturer unknown||No information||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (dual core ARM Cortex-A72, 1.8 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.4 GHz)||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (with four cores ARM Cortex-A57 2 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (dual core ARM Cortex-A72, 1.8 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.4 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 950 (four cores ARM Cortex-A72, 2.3 GHz; Quad core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Kryo dual core, 1.8 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 510, 550 MHz||Adreno 430, 650 MHz||Adreno 510, 550 MHz||The Mali-T880 MP4, 900 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz|
|Operational memory||3 GB||2 GB||3 GB||4 GB||3 GB|
|Flash memory||32 GB||32 GB||32/64 GB||32/64 GB||32/64 GB|
|Memory card support||There||There||There||There||No|
|Connectors||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||microUSB, minijack 3.5 mm||microUSB, minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||One nano-SIM||One nano-SIM||One nano-SIM/dual nano-SIM||One nano-SIM/dual nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 27, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 40||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, sensor of the color spectrum||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer||Light, proximity,
magnetometer (digital compass), barometer
|Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer|
|The main camera||23 MP, ƒ/2.0, predictive hybrid autofocus, led flash, record 4K video||23 MP, ƒ/2.0, hybrid autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video||23 MP, ƒ/2.0, hybrid autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video||Double module, 12MP, f/a 2.2, phase detection autofocus, led flash, record 4K video||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, led flash, 4-axis optical stabilization, record 4K video|
|Front camera||5 MP, fixed focus||5 MP, fixed focus||13 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||4 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||A removable battery of 10.26 W·h (2700 mAh, 3.8 V)||A removable battery of 10.26 W·h (2700 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery
(2620 mAh, 3.8 V)
|Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||129 × 65 × 9.5 mm||127 × 65 × 8.9 mm||142,7 × 69,2 × 7.9 mm||At 145.5 × 71 × 7.5 mm||145 × 69 × 7.3 mm|
|Weight||135 grams||138 grams||153 grams||153 grams||129 grams|
|Protection case||No||IP68, up to half an hour at depths of up to 1.5 m||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Sony Xperia||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Sony Xperia||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Sony Xperia||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, own shell EMUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MIUI|
|Current price||35 990 rubles||32 500 rubles||36 000||27 990 (32 GB), 29 990 rubles (version with 64 GB)||26 000 rubles (32 GB), 32 000 (64 GB)|
Appearance, ergonomics and software
Sony Xperia X Compact, as I said above, made on the same design code Loop Surface, and the Xperia XZ, – c edges, visually flow from one to the other, the same bending of the front panel and the back curved side panels, but completely flat top and bottom. Thus preserved and the overall impression that emerged when looking at the Z5 Compact – the product also seems too thick. And it’s not an illusion: nine and a half millimeters – we have not seen.
Another solution which might be more controversial – the use of glossy plastic. To mock the crowd, smartphone manufacturers seemed to have stopped and no more stupid trying to embellish the reality – a special type of polycarbonate material used here, no one is calling. Plastic – it is plastic. And, for my taste, looks quite good, although the white X Compact and suggestive of Chinese artefacts from the two thousandth. In a time when metal revet their devices even those the the Chinese manufacturers of inexpensive smartphones, the decision seems bold, turning everything on its head.
But the white version is very convenient if you are not too fond of wearing covers or constantly wipe their gadgets. Gloss plastic – very easily soiled material, but in this case it is not noticeable, the smartphone is very long will look like new.
The main reason for which X is Compact, in fact, created, size. Familiar phrases stamped about the ease of operation with one hand here look more than ever. If suddenly a man accustomed to the iPhone (but despise the Plus version), you will want to switch to Android, then to get to the “compact” will probably be the easiest. About the fact that in any pocket smartphone comes freely and easily, even to say no. In a handbag – of course, too. And gentle colors, which are a smartphone, just implying that a lot of instances X Compact there likely will be.
The arrangement of functional elements will not surprise people familiar with any Xperia recent years. If this is your first Sony smartphone, you’ll be slightly puzzled by a hardware button activate the camera/shutter, volume keys located in the lower part of face and fingerprint scanner built into the side power button. And a slot for memory card and SIM card, devoid of pin lock. The latter, incidentally, is quite comfortable – in contrast to the properties of the smartphone to reboot every action with this slot. Even change cards do not have – it will inevitably turn off and turn on, is simply to move the plug.
Dust and moisture protection X Compact, unlike XZ, no – be with him careful.
Mentioned the fingerprint scanner is fast, the percentage of failed attempts to identify low – but only at first. Like any capacitive sensor, it badly reacts to any damage and contamination of a finger – after 3-4 weeks you will have to overwrite the print or endure several re-applying the finger. The Xperia situation is exacerbated by the small sensor area. The scanner is only able to unlock the device, additional features on it impossible to hang up.
Pro shell is nothing new to say – everything is the same version of Xperia UI, about which we talked in the very recent review of the model XZ. All the pros are at it: great style, a minimum number additional applications – but almost all of them are useful, a lot of thoughtful little things like a branded alarm and timer. But the flaws have not gone away: it’s relatively slow and bulky, and very voracious – read more about the last talk in the section about offline use. In General, the shell is quite good – even hard to remember who recently sat in a puddle in this area. Operating system, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with a view to upgrading to Android 7.0 Nougat.