If you are a Sony fan, you should know that the Japanese tech giant has already unveiled a series of second-gen Xperia X smartphones, which happened at the MWC 2017.
During the Barcelona-held event, Sony came in with the Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ Premium as well as two budget phones in the shape of Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra. However, there was no room for a second coming of the midrange Xperia X, which happens to be one of the best phones from the company’s 2016 repository.
When it was released back in May 2016, some people were not impressed with what they called a high price tag for a midrange phone. Well, if you are among these people, there’s some good news for you as the Sony Xperia X can now be obtained for just $250, which is $100 less than its previous price tag on B&H Photo.
The current deal is limited to stock and as such, you’ll have to hurry before the available units are exhausted. The Sony Xperia X variant being sold is unlocked and so far, you can pick from three available colors of white, lime gold and black. The fact that it’s unlocked doesn’t mean you can use the phone on any carrier, however, those using GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile have no problem using the phone.
In terms of specs, the Sony Xperia X handset has a compact 5-inch display screen with a Full HD resolution. The screen also ships with an anti-scratch glass alongside an oleophobic coating that keeps fingerprints off the display. Under the hood, the Xperia X has a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC that is clocked at 1.8GHz and is paired with a RAM of 3GB and Adreno 510 GPU. Even though the phone has two storage options of 32GB and 64GB, the model in question here has 32GB, but you can still expand this storage via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
As expected from a company that leads the way when it comes to professional photography, Sony Xperia X has a perfect 23MP snapper on the back with PDAF, LED flash and f/2.0 aperture while for selfies, you get a great 13MP lens with the same aperture. Keeping the phone alive is a 2620mAh battery unit, which also comes with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
In terms of software, you get Android Marshmallow out of the box, but the Xperia X has an update to Android Nougat waiting for you.