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!
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