After rolling out the update for Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ, Sony has now begun rolling out Android Nougat for Xperia X and X Compact. In a tweet posted on Monday, Sony Xperia News mentioned that the roll out is phased which means it will take some time until it reaches all the device users. The update will reach you through an OTA (Over-The-Air) update and weighs almost 1.3GB. Now, though Sony hasn’t mentioned if this covers unlocked international variants, but we suspect that the update will come to India sooner rather than later.
With Android Nougat update, Xperia X and X Compact users can now enjoy all the features such as new notification panel, multi-windows support, Doze on the go for improved battery life, improved messaging app etc. In addition to this, Sony has added its own touch to it with features like Manual Shutter speed and ISO controls while clicking pictures at full 23-megapixel resolution. Further, the company also introduced a nifty self timer option in the front camera interface. And for the battery, the company has added in a new STAMINA mode which comes with three power saving levels and can also adjust according to your usage during a particular battery cycle.
Just having a look at the specifications, Sony Xperia X comes with a 5 inch Triluminous display featuring full HD resolution. On the inside, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 650 processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which is exapandable up to 200GB via microSD card. Running on Android Marshmallow, the device is backed by a 2620 mAh battery.
However, the highlight of Sony Xperia X is its cameras – it has a 23 megapixel rear camera that has 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle G Lens and F2.0 aperture. At the front, it sports a 13 megapixel front camera with 1/3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, 22mm Wide Angle Lens and F2.0 aperture. The device is available on Amazon India at Rs 29,990.
On the other hand, Sony Xperia X Compact comes with 4.6-inch HD Triluminous display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 64 bit processor with Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM. For the storage, It has 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed up by a 2,700 mAh battery which further comes with Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology for faster charging.
On the camera front, the Sony Xperia X compact has a 23-megapixel rear camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive Hybrid AF, 5-axis stabilization and 1080p video recording ability. Its 5-megapixel front-facing camera has 1/3.06″ Exmor RS sensor, 22mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens and 1080p video recording ability. This 4G smartphone also houses a fingerprint sensor.
Surprisingly, Sony has been impressive this year on updates with four of its smartphones now already running the latest version of Android. Hopefully, it can continue the same for other devices as well.