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Just how small is Sony's 4.6-inch Xperia X Compact?

Answer: Really small. In a world where 5.7-inch phones feel normal, the X Compact is a kind of delightful runt of the litter.

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Jessica Dolcourt
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The Sony Xperia X Compact is Lilliputian by today's standards.

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Its 4.6-inch screen is almost ridiculously small these days, but the body is closer in size to that of an iPhone 7.

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Mist Blue jazzes up the black and white options.

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Interestingly, the tiny Compact shares a 23-megapixel camera with the larger, higher-end Xperia XZ.

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Here they are side by side, metal next to the Compact's plastic.

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Size them up! All three Xperia XZs on the top row; all three X Compacts on the bottom.

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A USB-C port makes plugging in the charger completely fuss-free.

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If you live in the US, the power button won't read your fingerprint. What a bummer.

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This is a major antidote for big-phone angst.

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The 720-pixel display is bright, sharp and does extremely well in sunlight.

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Sony isn't abandoning its headset jack just yet.

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Android 6.0.1 runs on the phone.

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Take a look at our review to get all our thoughts on the Sony Xperia X Compact.

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