The Xperia X may be Sony’s lifesaver

Sony finally looks set to challenge Apple and Samsung with its latest mobile device. 

Meryl D'Souza March 21, 2016

Ever since Sony announced the Xperia Z in 2013, they’ve been lagging behind the smartphone bigwigs.

That’s baffling because they always made quality handsets with an eye of pushing innovation. They were, after all, the first company to roll out a waterproof smartphone.

They’re done with playing second fiddle though. After a little over three years, Sony has pulled the Xperia Z off life support and is putting all its might behind new X series.

Sony Xperia X by the numbers

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: Rear 23MP and front 13MP
  • Display: 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1080x1920 pixels (441ppi)
  • Battery: 2620mAh
  • Price: To be announced
  • Release Date: To be announced

They’ve also done what most tech companies do not; listen to the fans. Pro tip fellas: If you want to improve sales, listen to what the consumer needs and deliver.

More metal, less glass

Unlike the Z series, Sony’s Xperia X phones are all metal devices with curved glass around the display. The advantage here is twofold. While the metal front and back give it a premium look, the curved glass makes the phone feel less clunky.


Sony feels your battery pain. They understand that people don’t like being held ransom by their chargers. The 2620mAh battery may not seem like a big deal, but when paired with Qnovo’s adaptive charging and Sony’s home-grown smart battery management system, the Japanese company claims your phone will last up to two days on a single charge.

Simmer down and pucker up

You can’t harp about your smartphone if it doesn’t have a stellar camera. To pacify the selfieholics, the Xperia X will sport a 23-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front camera. If nothing else, this is a phone for every millennial out there.