I’m a creature of habit. When I have to use someone’s iPhone or switch to a different Android phone, I get really frustrated. All Androids are not created equal. I got to test out the Sony Xperia X and after getting used to the lay out (the back button is on the left not the right), here’s what I thought.
But first let’s take a selfie
With a 13MP front camera, you’ll always take perfect selfies. The phone is a little smaller than the iPhone 6/7 and Samsung 6/7 with its 5″ screen, but it is really easy to use when you want to take photos and fits into the palm of your hand.
I tried taking a selfie at night, but I hadn’t worked out the settings yet. Still I think it turned out very arty.
Let’s make a movie
I had this great idea of using a selfie stick to capture our day out at a rollerskating rink. I was being one hell of an optimist. Here’s what we got up to – the main camera is pretty impressive (23MP) and produces high quality video. The same can’t be said for my video skills.
Those weird plastic Zimmer frames are a necessity if you want to go fast.
What I really liked about the Sony Xperia X…
- Fast to charge with a long battery life. How long? I was able to use it for two days before I had to charge it and that was while taking pictures and video (2620mAh battery with Quick Charge).
- Amazing cameras that are perfect for selfies and the ease with which you can capture moving objects. My photos always seemed to be in focus.
- The screen resolution is amazing and the colours vivid.
- Compared to my regular phone, the Xperia X was dandy. Do people still say dandy?
- Fingerprint scanner. So I know hedgehogs can also do this, but I felt very 007 every time I used it. (The on/off button is also the finger print scanner)
What I thought was meh…
- As a mid range phone, the hefty price tag of R10 999 isn’t pretty. This price point almost puts it out of reach for the very audience that it caters to.
- The charger is unique to the Xperia X (it doesn’t work for a Samsung or LG, etc.). I suppose this is how people with flat iPhones feel when they hang out with Android users.
So should I get the Sony Xperia X?
Get the Sony Xperia X if you are into taking selfies, want a high quality camera and a screen display that will surprise you every time you look at it. And the two day battery life is a real plus.
Disclosure: Jade was sent the Sony Xperia X to review. It goes back now!