Sony has delivered something of a surprise earlier this year at MWC in Barcelona. When they unveiled the Xperia X, a brand-new smartphone range to the mix. The Xperia X series offers specs that sit just below the flagship Z range, plus some interesting new features for the screen and camera.

The new Xperia X phones all sport 5-inch displays with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and stylish aluminum finishes available in white, graphite black, lime gold, and rose gold.

It’s 7.9mm thick and feels gorgeous to hold, with slightly curved glass that blends silkily into the curved edges of its body and taking a slight departure from the blocky nature of Sony’s previous Xperia phones. It’s wonderfully light, too, at 153g.


The Sony Xperia X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and it comes with 3 gigabyte of RAM. The phone packs 32 gigabyte of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200 gigabytes via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the new Xperia X packs a 23-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The new Sony Xperia X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, and Proximity sensor.

The Xperia X is available to buy now both from Sony and also from networks including O2, EE and more. It comes with a SIM-free price tag of £459.