What is the one thing that you always have with you? For me, it is my phone. I would be lost without it. I use it a lot for emails, our family diary, banking, work, phone calls and taking pictures. I use my phone for taking pictures more than anything else I use it for and I want to capture all those special moments with it. So when it comes to my phone the camera is key
Now I am going to admit that I am a long term iPhone user, so when I was offered a Sony Xperia X to review I was interested to see what they had to offer and if they could make me give up my beloved iPhone. All of the images without the Xperia in have been taken on the Xperia!
First Impressions of the Xperia X
I was sent the rose gold Sony Xperia X and it is a beautiful looking phone and is slightly larger than an iPhone 6. I was delighted to find that it already had about 50% charge and doesn’t need a fancy smanchy charging cable, it is just a simple mini USB cable which you get in the box. There is also a tiny instruction booklet, but I haven’t even opened it, which goes to show you how simple it is to set up.
You really do not need to be a genius to set up and get working. There is a little box in the middle of the screen which goes through all you need to know, from learning the basics, transferring your stuff and keeping everything secure. I thought it was going to be a challenge moving from IOS to Android, but it has a really intuitive interface.
However, what really stands out is the picture quality and the screen display is bright, vibrant and really clear. Pictures look so much better on the screen, in fact, everything is brighter and has more clarity on the display.
The Sony Xperia X Camera
The Sony Xperia X really comes into its own when it comes to its 23-megapixel camera. I love that with the quick launch feature you can take a picture under a second (apparently just 0.6 seconds). Plus it comes with intelligent autofocus, which basically means lets you choose a person or object and automatically track it. Now your subject stays in focus, even when moving, it is magic, well it is Predictive Hybrid Autofocus! It is brilliant if the kids are playing football or on their scooter. Sony call these X moments and the Xperia does an amazing job of capturing them, just look at Mini below with both wheels off the floor!
It also has a 13mp front camera perfect for posting pouting selfies (so the kids inform me). It performs really well in low light too.
When it comes to video, the quality is ace too. I took a great video of Maxi having his hair cut and it did a great job, plus the big thing is that you can add a 200 GB microSD™ card, so do not have to worry about your videos hogging the memory.
I love that I even managed to capture Maxi here with Sharon after his milestone haircut! This boy has never had anything but long hair and Sharon has been cutting his hair since he was a tiny baby and anyone with tweens knows that they do not pose for anything but selfies!
Would I buy a Sony Xperia X? Yes, I would. In fact, it is what is currently in my handbag, however, it is currently being fought over by the MiniMads. it is a really covetable phone with some great features and the more I use it the more I gain and learn from it.
The battery life is ace, which for Pokemon Go is very important (Yes the MiniMads are hooked)! It is a great sized phone, comfortable in the hand without being too small or too big.
I will come back and update this post once we have used the phone for longer and have tried out more.
The rose gold colour is a really pretty one. I hope you continue to find the phone easy to use!
Wow those photos have come out amazing. It’s so important to have something handy to capture all those special moments on.
Great pictures. The phone looks really sleek too x
Lovely photo quality. I must admit that I am an iPhone addict but I have heard really good things about the Xperia.
I have an Xperia, my partner has an iPhone. He is jealous of mine, I’m not jealous of his. I’m a big fan of the Xperia, although mine is a slightly older camera and I don’t have that quick launch feature for my camera which I would love!
I’ve been waiting for this review.
I have the Sony Xperia Z3 and it is awesome. I’m not an iPhone fan so it’s Sony all the way here.
Nearly all of my pics are taken on my phone and agree battery life is fab
great action shots. What would we do without our phones eh and this one looks brilliant for catching treasured moments. I love Maxi’s hair but he looks so grown up!
I’m a huge iPhone fan and put up with it’s lesser quality camera because of ow much I like the phone itself but new phones are coming out that have cameras with much better capabilities and they put my photos to shame – I just don’t know if I can change though 😉
It looks like a fab phone – I have a trusty iphone but am tempted to change over when my contract runs out
My battery always goes really quickly so it’s great to hear that this one has a long life! x