What we loved about the Sony Xperia X

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What we loved about the Sony Xperia X

Finally here after announcement at MWC 2016

Ever since the Sony Xperia Z, the Xperia line has more or less always focused on the same efforts - a strong build, a water-resistant design, and a big camera sensor. So what does the new X brand mean for Sony?

First of all, the screen size has dropped to 5-inches – down from predecessor, the Z5, at 5.2-inches. It mightn’t seem like a lot, but it does create a slightly more manageable mobile experience. We can also happily report that the screen resolution hasn’t suffered in the downscaling, remaining strong at Full HD.

Camera

The Z5’s 23MP sensor has returned, but it’s back with a difference. Using Sony’s hybrid predictive autofocus and a technology called Smart Capture, you can set the camera to ‘track focus’ objects, or people, even if they’re moving. This means that you’ll be able to make sure the subject of your photo is always in focus.

Round the front there’s some big news too. At 13-megapixels, the front-facing lens is the highest spec Sony has put on any of its smartphones, so you’re guaranteed great selfie and video call quality.

Under the hood

On the inside, Sony has really pulled its socks up, with over 200 tweaks made to the software. The new look is there from the word go with a refreshed lock screen design waiting to welcome you. The new look user interface unlocks with a swipe to the side, immediately unveiling your apps, unlike the dated swipe up animation on previous Xperias. All of the apps have seen a redesign, too.

We’ve also got Android Marshmallow on board now too, bringing with it all the latest and greatest features from Google.

If you like the sound of the Sony Xperia X, you can pre-order it now by following this link, exclusively available in lime gold from Carphone Warehouse.

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