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Sony Xperia X Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews of Sony Xperia X Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and usability are generally positive. The performance and size also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia X Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Sony Xperia X Compact


Sony's Xperia Compact line was a cult hit a few years back thanks to its no-compromise stance on putting flagship specs in a small body. But this isn't the case with the Xperia X Compact, where compromises are evident everywhere.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it


Sony's journey away from the Xperia Z and into the Xperia X series is probably now complete with the launch of the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. The Sony Xperia X Compact is over-shadowed by the devices that have come before it carrying...

Sep, 2016

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Sony Xperia X Compact hands-on review


We (comfortably) wrap our hands around Sony's new pocket rocket

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (

Sony Xperia X Compact review


Just buy the Xperia Z5 Compact

Stellar design that fits in one hand ; 3GB RAM boost and USB-C are nice additions

CPU performance lacking ; Isn't waterproof ; Too expensive ; No fingerprint sensor in US

Sony's X Compact is the best-looking yet in the small range. However, the quest to attract more eyes brought about a few too many sacrifices. Compared to the Z5 Compact, it's a slightly underpowered and fragile offering.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (

Sony Xperia X Compact review: This small phone's camera will blow you away


The Sony Xperia X Compact packs tons of goodies into a small package.

The Sony Xperia X Compact is a small, 4.6-inch phone with a beautiful display, an excellent camera and good battery life.

Only the Japanese model is waterproof, and the fingerprint sensor is disabled in the US. There's a bit of lag when editing pictures or taking low-light photos.

Sony's Xperia X Compact is a small phone with an excellent camera, but it lacks some creature comforts, like waterproofing and, in the US, a fingerprint sensor.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Sony Xperia X Compact review


For the last few years, Sony's Xperia Compact range has set the standard for small screen smartphones. Does the company's latest, the X Compact, improve on the already excellent Z5 Compact? Here's our Sony Xperia X Compact review.

The Sony Xperia X Compact is an odd little smartphone. On the one hand its build quality, lack of waterproofing and lack of a standout feature make it harder to recommend compared to the older Xperia Z5 Compact. However, if you want a sub-5in Android...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Sony Xperia X Compact review: Small, but not quite as mighty


Better in some ways than the Z5 Compact, but worse in others, Sony's new compact smartphone fails to move forwards

Small and easy to use one-handed ; Great camera quality

Design looks a little cheap ; Slower than the Xperia Z5 Compact ; No dust or water resistance

Equally, though, the X Compact is a disappointment in other areas. It’s nowhere near as nice a thing as the Z5 Compact, it’s not as quick and it isn’t water-resistant, either. All things told, I still prefer the Z5 Compact, even more so now that the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia X Compact Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia X Compact Review: We've spent the week with Sony's latest mini mobile, the dinky 4.6-inch Xperia X Compact. Here's our full review.

Great size ; Long-lasting battery ; Dependable camera ; Sharp, colourful screen

Not an evolution ; Scratchy plastic

Sony’s Xperia X Compact isn’t much of an evolution over last year’s Xperia Z5 Compact, offering up pretty much the same performance and battery life while also stripping away water resistance and 4K video recording. Considering it’s about the same...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : David Court (

Six things you NEED to know about the Sony Xperia X Compact


Sony's unveiled its latest pint-sized smartphone – the delicious little X Compact

If you don’t fancy shelling out for a full-priced flagship, your options are a mid-range device from one of the big manufacturers, or grabbing a bargain device from OnePlus or the Nexus ranges. Come October, though, and you’ll also be able to choose...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Sony Xperia X Compact review: A small step backwards


The Xperia X Compact offers similar performance to last year's Z5 Compact, in a less appealing frame

The Sony Xperia X Compact isn’t a bad phone, but it’s one I find very difficult to endorse. Chiefly that’s due to the handset putting the squeeze on all smartphones in the mid-range to high-end space: the OnePlus 3.

Oct, 2016

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