Meet Sony Xperia X Compact

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Meet Sony Xperia X Compact

Another miniature winner from Sony

Sony’s been making miniature Xperia mobiles for years now, and the Japanese company isn’t about to slow down. Introducing the Xperia X Compact, featuring a 4.6-inch HD display, 23MP camera, and brand new curved design.

Design and display

The smartphone may be named after the 2016 Xperia X, but it follows the same design as the most recent Xperia XZ. Curved edges wrap around the side of the handset, bordering a 4.6-inch HD display, while Sony’s iconic power button is embedded on the right hand side, doubling up as a fingerprint scanner.

Above the screen is a 5MP front-facing lens for all your selfie needs, and on the back is the crowning jewels – the 23MP sensor with Sony’s triple image sensing technology.

Camera

Sony pools a lot of energy into its camera technology, and just because this smartphone’s physically smaller than the flagship, it doesn’t mean it skips on specs. As we mentioned above, the main camera features something called triple image sensing technology. But what is that?

In a nutshell, the three sensors next to the lens work together to make taking the perfect shot easier. Speedy autofocus combined with distance-sensing tech means no more blurs, while the RGBC-IR sensor automatically adjusts the white balance based on lighting, making sure colours are accurate and bright.

Features and performance

On the inside there’s a hexa-core processor, teamed up with a mighty 3GB RAM. Together they’ll have no problem keeping your favourite games running smoothly, and movies streaming without any hiccups.

There’s also Hi-Res Audio and DNC support on board, letting you enjoy studio-quality sound – just as the artist intended. For the best wireless audio experience, check out our review of Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones.

Finally, let’s talk battery. The X Compact has some clever tech built in called Qnovo Adaptive Charging, which is designed to prevent the phone’s power cell losing its ability to retain charge over time.

As you use the phone more, it ‘learns’ about your charging habits. So for example, if your alarm’s set for 06:30 in the morning, it’ll make sure the cell hits 100% as you’re waking up, and not hold at 100% all night – which is bad for smartphone batteries.

Does the Sony Xperia Compact sound up your street? If so, head over to Carphone Warehouse’s website now and check out all our deals. And if you have any questions, drop us a comment below.

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