The new Xperia X line-up consists of three phones and the Xperia X Compact is the slimmed-down and weaker variant that was released this month and it’s slowly hitting stores from all over the world. Now it’s available for purchase in the UK, through local retailers and carriers, who are selling the phone with a contract or unlocked.
The Xperia X Compact can be purchased from the Carphone Warehouse and EE and O2 and Vodafone carriers are selling it with a contract. The unlocked model is sold for £359.99, and if customers agree to take out a 24-month contract, will pay £28 per month to the Carphone Warehouse, but there will be no additional upfront costs. Internet addicts will pay between £28 and £35 per month in addition for monthly data plans, depending on the package.
EE is offering contract plans that start at £28.49 (with 500MB of data included), while to get 20GB of mobile data you’ll have to pay £50.99 per month, without being charged upfront fees. Neither Amazon nor other carriers has announced anything about their intentions to sell the handset in the UK.
The mid-range Xperia X Compact comes with a 4.6-inch IPS LCD screen supporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 319 ppi, which is it’s protected by scratch-resistant glass and it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) processor backed by an Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Its internal memory is expandable from 32GB to 256GB using a microSD card, the rear camera has a high resolution of 23MP and offers features such as phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while the front camera is 5MP. It has a non-removable battery of 2700mAh, which is charged using the Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and the fingerprint scanner is hidden inside a button that’s placed on the right side.