At MWC, Sony with the X-series is equal to three new smartphones. Now ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has taken a prototype of the Xperia X under the microscope. Is the smartphone a challenge to the competition? Check!
- 1 Test Conclusion: What to know
- 2 X or Z: Where is because the difference ?!
- 3 Extra-bright screen
- 4 Is the Xperia X really not waterproof?
- 5 Hardly Innovations in Design
- 6 Middle-class processor with upper-class pace
- 7 Recognizes Anomalies camera: focus to the next image
- 8 Pre-production camera in practice test
- 9 Expandable memory and LTE
- 10 Sony Xperia X: Price and Availability
Test Conclusion: What to know
Chic look, great camera and enough power under the hood: The Sony Xperia X is without a doubt a good smartphone. However, given the high price of 599 euros it would have a hard time to find its place in the already overflowing smartphone market the latest Sony-shoot. Vengeance when struggling with the Z5 a cheaper, technically similar and especially waterproof stepbrother in their own ranks to attention.
ie cat is out of the bag: Sony has in Barcelona at the 2016 Mobile World Congress its new smartphones presents – and thus providing for a big surprise. Instead of the expected Z5 successor, the Japanese presented equal a completely new product range. With the X-series Sony wants the einstampfen Z-series . While the Sony Xperia X is considered new top model in Germany. Because the more powerful Xperia X performance should not come to Germany, but rather the technically somewhat mellower Xperia XA . ULTIMATE TECH NEWS had an exclusive opportunity to examine the Sony Xperia X as prototypes in more detail. The big question: Is the new Sony Xperia X really better than the old Z5 ?
X or Z: Where is because the difference ?!
The Sony smartphone family has a common design language. For years, the Z-models look confusingly similar. Hardly surprising that the Xperia X does not really want to step out of line. Thus a difference between the two devices was in practice test barely X and identify Z5. First, most fall trifles eye: The Sony Xperia X (143x69x7,9 millimeters) is slightly narrower than the Z5 (146x72x7,3 millimeters) and weighs nearly as much. The screen is slightly shrunk: from 5.2 inches (Z5), the screen size is reduced to 5 inches. The sharp full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) remains, resulting in a higher pixel density (441 ppi instead 424).
Thanks to the in-house Triluminos panels, the display is very colorful. It is also particularly light. So it is also possible in broad daylight all content easily read from the screen. Sony speaks of 700 candelas per square meter. Whether the Xperia X actually achieved this excellent value, but only the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS laboratory test clarified conclusively. The first impression of any case of the prototype screen seemed even brighter than the screen of the Sony Xperia Z5. Its compact size of the prototype was comparatively well in hand, the So ny-typical edge on the front and back are all rounded.
Is the Xperia X really not waterproof?
Surprising: The traditional manufacturer has removed one of the major hallmarks of the own smartphone range, because while Samsung in Galaxy S7 replaced on the water resistance, the Xperia X säuft in water from unprotected. So it is, at least officially. From Manufacturer circles other hand let out the rumor that the Xperia X is still waterproof. If that is so, the question arises why Sony waives the advertising with this property. On the one hand it could be used to go warranty disputes with users of the way, actually take her smartphone for long dives. For the IP68 standard specifies waterproof before only to a depth up to 1.5 meters and even then only under certain conditions. It may for example be no excessive temperature difference between water and air. Other manufacturers such as Apple build eventually limited waterproof smartphones without referencing this property. On the other hand could Sony with its artificially deteriorated technical specifications of the Xperia X try the officially waterproof sistership revalue X Performance (which it but in Germany just does not exist). Because the X performance is Sony officially a waterproof case. Whether Sony Xperia X is really waterproof, could possibly clarify a subsequent laboratory testing. In the following overview you can see the differences between the X and the stripped-XA and direct technology comparison with the Xperia Z5.
Hardly Innovations in Design
In case of the Xperia X Sony relies on a mixture of plastic, glass and metal. Thus, the front of the smartphone completely coated with glass plastic. Only the centrally located above and below the display speaker slots interrupt the glass front. At the back, however Sony opts for aluminum. A stable broad metal frame separated mutually from each other. The device looks solid processed, even though the prototype still had significant cracking noises. There is a pull-out tray for a nano-SIM and micro SD card on the left side. The right side houses the power button, the volume keys and a physical shutter button for the camera. The latter is a real rarity in smartphones and provides the snapping significantly more comfort. Overall, the device thus has hardly any other construction than the Xperia Z5, differences in design are almost absent.
Middle-class processor with upper-class pace
Under the hood potters not about how the LG G5 Qualcomm’s new processor top model Snapdragon 820, the eight-core remains the X Performance reserved. For the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is used. The six-core processor clocked at 2×1,8 and 4×1,2 GHz.Although the processor designation indicates middle class rather, the prototype of the Xperia X in browser-based benchmark tests (Web Base Mark and octopus) nevertheless reached for much better performance than the Xperia Z5 with its Snapdragon 810 processor. Other benchmark apps could not be run on the prototype. Together with the 3 gigabytes of memory, the Xperia X also proved in practical test as fast everyday companion. Apps launched without perceptible delay and also the surfaces round trip via the new Android marshmallow in version 6.0.1 proceeded constant liquid. An advantage over the Z5 is not Sony’s previous top-class flagship is the update on March 7received – far ahead of the launch of the Xperia X end of May. For Player interesting: Graphic unit Qualcomm integrates the Adreno 510 in its new processor – the GPU is much more powerful than many smartphone competitors.
Recognizes Anomalies camera: focus to the next image
In the generously-connected advertising campaign for the Z5 (the large billboards in the Champions League could see no football fan) says Sony of the ” world’s best smartphone camera .” A hard to slip assertion, especially since the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS listan entirely different language speaks. With the Xperia X the Japanese supply for at least new arguments. The known from Z5 23-megapixel camera comes in Xperia X back into use, according to Sony got but a technical makeover.
Interestingly, the clippers thinks for itself! Auto focus calculates the next position of the photo-object basis of past behavior pattern and the current speed. That worked in the test surprisingly well, should help just at fast movements, for example in sports photography. Also on the front camera Sony has bolted. Thanks to the 13 Megapixel (in Z5 there were 8 Megapixel) selfie solve later on. With the front camera of the prototype but clouded slight picture noise Selfie Fun.
Pre-production camera in practice test
Of course, the mark of a prototype that he is not finished yet. Often only brings a software update a few days before delivery out the last ounce of quality. Nevertheless: In camera review of the Xperia X-Vorseriengeräts the slightly older Xperia Z5 hit a little better. So the exteriors of the Xperia X saw indeed bright, but also a bit less sharp than that of the Z5. Further objects presented the smartphone also with a slight yellow tinge. Even when shooting indoors the little shallower the Xperia X noticed in the brightness and color representations there was no reason to complain. Detail shots finally arrive just as good as with the Z5. however, a significant difference was the pace noticeably: from the start the camera app to geknipsten Photo passed at Sony Xperia X less than a second. In addition, amateur photographers benefit in sunshine from very bright display of Xperia X. For photos, also from the photo-comparison device Sony Xperia Z5, see the article to download.
Expandable memory and LTE
The memory of the Sony Xperia X amounts to 32 gigabytes. With a micro SD card can be the internal memory up to 200 gigabytes expand. The capacity of the battery is located with 2,620 mAh in the upper mediocrity. Compounds manufactures the smartphone via Wi-Fi ac standard as well as Bluetooth v4.2. The device also supports high-speed data connection LTE and NFC.
Sony Xperia X: Price and Availability
From the end of May, the Xperia X will be available at a price of 599 Euro. In the Color Picker Sony remains its previous color palette true: With black, white and gold are three options available. The Xperia XA costs 299 Euro only half, while the flagship Xperia X should not appear in Germany and Europe Performance by date.
|Sony Xperia X||Sony Xperia Z5||Sony Xperia XA|
|display||5 inches||5.2 inches||5 inches|
|resolution||1920×1080 pixels||1920×1080 pixels||1280×720 pixels|
|memory||32 gigabytes||32 gigabytes||16 gigabytes|
|R.A.M.||3 gigabytes||3 gigabytes||2 gigabytes|
|processor||Snapdragon 650||Snapdragon 810||MT6755|
|clock speed||2×1,8 Ghz + 4×1,2 Ghz||2 Ghz||2 Ghz|
|dimensions||142,7×69,4×7,9 mm||146x72x7,3 mm||143,6×66,8×7,9 mm|
|weight||156 grams||154 grams||138 grams|
|reverse camera||23 megapixel||23 megapixel||13 megapixel|
|front camera||13 megapixel||5 megapixel||8 megapixel|
|video recording||1920×1080 pixels||3840×2160 pixels||1920×1080 pixels|
|battery pack||2,620 mAh||2,900 mAh||2,300 mAh|
|messaging||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-ac||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-ac||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-ac|
|price||599 Euro||485 Euro||299 Euro|