Today’s Deal is on a great phone that I reviewed a few months ago. The Sony Xperia X Compact has a lot of punch in a little package and right now, it is on sale for $349 at Amazon. Normally this 4.6″ phone is $399, so this is a good, $50 savings. It is powered by the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor. It has four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores & two 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 cores. The processor is coupled with the Adreno 510 GPU which provides good graphics performance. The X Compact has 3GB of RAM onboard and has 32GB of built-in storage. That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the Micro SD slot that is built into the SIM tray of the phone.
Display wise, the Xperia X Compact has a 4.6″ IPS LCD display that renders at 720 x 1280. That gives you 319 ppi which is low compared to other devices out there. I caution readers to consider that this device has a much smaller display so 319 ppi is actually very comfortable on this screen size. Indeed for comparison, the iPhone 6 had 329 ppi so we aren’t talking about a massive difference from even larger devices. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The Xperia X Compact, like several other Sony devices, has been upgraded to Android Nougat 7.0. While you will get the phone with Marshmallow (the version that came with the phone), you can upgrade it immediately (or close to it) after you unbox it and get things setup.
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