Sony Xperia X Compact now selling in the UK

Sony announced their latest compact smartphone, the Xperia X Compact at the IFA 2016 in Berlin last week. The smartphone is now available in the UK. It can be purchased via EE, O2, giffgaff, and Carphone Warehouse. In most cases it comes with a two-year contract, where you have to pay around £30 per month, in order to get the smartphone for free.

In case you would like to purchase a contract-free device, then take a look at Carphone Warehouse, who are selling it unlocked for £359.99. Also, other retailers in the country are expected to get stocks starting next week. Check out the specifications and features of the device below.

Sony Xperia X Compact is the new compact phone from Sony

Sony Xperia X Compact Specifications

The Sony Xperia X Compact features a 4.6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Triluminos display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64-bit processor along with Adreno 510 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which can also be expanded further up to 256 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Xperia launcher on top of it.

The Xperia X Compact comes with a 23 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF speed of 0.03 second, f/2.0 aperture, 5-axis stabilization. It can record Full HD 1080p videos. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with 1/3.06″ Exmor RS sensor, 22 mm wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It can also shoot 1080p videos. The smartphone is 9.5 mm thick and weighs 135 grams. The device supports Sony DSEE HX audio technology and has LDAC codec, comes with 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio with RDS. It also offers Digital Noise Cancelling and supports Single SIM (nano). It comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button.

The Xperia X Compact comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS / GLONASS as connectivity options. The smartphone rocks a 2,700 mAh battery under the hood with STAMINA mode and supports Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology. It is available in Universal Black, White and Mist Blue color variants.

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