Sony Xperia X Compact -- a small phone with a great camera
For centuries man kind has made big heavy things lighter and smaller.
For example, this car.
The downside of making something smaller is you give up a lot like this car, you give up space and dignity Or this candy.
You get a lot less candy.
But there are some things that are smaller that you're not giving a lot of things up for.
The Sony Xperia X Compact.
It's a small phone with a lot of features.
The X Compact is a 4.6 inch display which is undoubtably small.
But the chunky body and big bezels make it only a little shorter than an iPhone 7, so it's smallish.
As far as the design, you either love or hate it's blocky plastic good looks.
The X Compact's 720 pixel display is bright Sharp and does well in sunlight.
It also has a solid battery life.
In our test it lasted 11 hours and 28 minutes.
The Xcom pad runs android 6.0.1.
It has a Playstation app which works with your PS4.
The most standout feature is the 23 megapixel camera.
With a 24 millimeter lens, this camera can shoot landscapes, street scenes and tight spots, like this car.
There's a lot of tech inside the camera, five axis stabilization, predictive autofocus.
And an infrared sensor for white balance.
Images taken with the X Compact have a lot of detail, and nice, natural color.
Getting all these features into a small blocky body comes with a couple tradeoffs.
The processor is serviceable.
For light gaming, the phone handled well.
But when editing a photo or taking a picture in low light, I noticed some lag.
The US version lacked a fingerprint sensor.
Don't know why.
And with all of the amazing things the camera does, it does not shoot 4k video.
Also the x compact is not water or dust resistant
If you're jonesing for a small phone with an excellent camera, the Sony Experia X Compact is worth a look.
But, if you value things like a fingerprint sensor, 4K video, or waterproofing?
You should look elsewhere.
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