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Sony Xperia X FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Sony launched a bunch of X-series devices. The new Sony Xperia X arrives alongside Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. It falls under upper mid-range segment and comes with a typical Xperia design. It has a full metal body design which is curved on the edges and has a frosted finish at the back. The phone look and feels quite premium and also feels comfortable in hands. It also has a fingerprint sensor which works fairly accurate. It comes at a price tag of INR 48,990.


Under the hood, it runs a Qualcomm  Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chipset along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It sports a 23MP rear and a 13MP front camera. It runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. And to power it up, it has a 2620mah capacity of battery.

Xperia X Pros

  • Premium Design
  • 23 MP main camera with PDAF, LED flash, f/2.0, 24mm
  • 13 MP front camera with f/2.0, 22mm, 1080p
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Expandable storage up to 200GB
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Stereo Speakers
  • NFC
  • 0.6sec launch focus and capture in a single click
  • Low light selfie with wide angle
  • Predictive Hybrid Autofocus

Xperia X Cons

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor
  • No Waterproof
  • No OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Only 32 GB of internal storage
  • Expensive

Xperia X Quick Specifications

Key Specs Xperia X
Display 5-inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 2x 1.8 GHz and 4x 1.4 GHz cores
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Memory 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32/64 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes
Primary Camera 23 MP with LED flash, PDAF autofocus
Video recording 2160p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 13 MP
Battery 2620 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual-SIM
Waterproof No
Weight 153 gms
Price  48,990 INR

Sony Xperia X Photo Gallery

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer-  It has a typical Xperia design and comes with a premium look and feel. The Xperia X comes in a metal back, it has a smooth rear with round edged aluminium frame. It size sits somewhere between Z5 and Z5 compact though the weight is somewhat equal to Z5 due to use of the metal. It has rounded sides which help to sit comfortably in our hands. The back is totally flat and made of metal with a frosted finish. Overall it looks quite premium.

Question- Does the Xperia X Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both supports Nano-SIM cards

Question- Does the Xperia X Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion which is expandable up-to 200GB.

Question- Does the Xperia X Have Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer- No, the Xperia X comes with Scratch-resistant glass and a oleophobic coating.

Question-What are the dimensions ?

Answer- The dimensions are 142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9 mm.

Question- What is the SoC used in Xperia X?

Answer- It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexacore processor.

Question- How is the Display of the Xperia X?

Answer- The Xperia X comes with a 5 inch Full HD IPS LCD Triluminos display. It has a pixel density of 441 ppi.

Question- Does the Xperia X Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on the phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Xperia UI on top

Question- Does it has a physical button or an on-screen button?

Answer- Like every other Sony device this one comes too with an On-screen set of buttons.

Question- Does it come with a Fingerprint sensor? How good or bad is it?


Answer- Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor. The power button doubles up as a fingerprint sensor just like Xperia Z5. We found it be fast and fairly accurate.

Question- Can we Play 4K Videos on Xperia X?

Answer- Yes, but the quality will be restricted to Full-HD only.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Xperia X?

Answer- Yes, the Xperia X comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge support.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification LED in the top loudspeaker.

Question- Does the Xperia X offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, it themes are available (free and paid both).

Question- How much of free memory available out of 32GB?

Answer- Out of 32GB, 20GB is available for the users.

Question- Does it support single handed UI?

Answer- No, it doesn’t have an option to switch to one handed user interface.

Question- Does it has Gyroscope sensor?

Answer- Yes, it has the Gyroscope sensor.

Question- Is it waterproof?

Answer- Sadly it isn’t waterproof.

Question- Does it have NFC?

Answer- Yes, it has NFC.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Xperia X?

Answer– White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold variants are available for purchase.

Xperia XA

Question- Can we set the display color temperature on Xperia X?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature between two modes.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Xperia X?

Answer- It has a fair set of camera on both the sides. It comes with a 23 MP camera on the back and 13 MP on the front. The front camera takes stunning shots and videos in daylight but struggles a bit in low light condition. Front camera takes exceptionally detailed images.

Some of the key features that make Sony Xperia X camera stand out are:


Question- Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ?

Answer- No, it doesn’t has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) instead it has a Digital Stabilization.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Xperia X?

Answer- Yes, it has a Stamina mode to save the power.

Question- Is there any dedicated camera shutter button in the Xperia X?


Answer- Yes, it has a dedicated camera shutter button.

Question- Can Xperia X record slow motion videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion video.

Question- What is the Weight of Xperia X?

Answer- It weighs 153 grams.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it supports VoLTE

Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- It comes with front-firing stereo speakers and the sound quality is good.


Question- Does It Support Tap to Wake?

Answer- Yes,  it does support tap to wake.

Question- Does Xperia X Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any heating issues in our time with the phone.

Question- Can the Xperia X be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


Sony Xperia X indeed provides a good sets of hardware but the price here seems to be on higher side. At this price range, we would have loved to see the features like waterpoof body, Optical image Stabilization, quad-HD display, a better processor( snapdragon 820 preferably) and 64GB internal memory. It’s fair to say that the current price tag of the Sony Xperia X doesn’t stand scrutiny. Right now, Samsung Galaxy S7, Nexus 6, LG G5 is cheaper, the HTC 10 is only slightly more expensive options to look for.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.