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Sony Xperia X Compact



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In a nutshell

  • 4.6-inch HD display
  • 23MP camera
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Curved edges
  • Available in 32GB capacity
  • Available in Black, Blue & White colours

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Sony’s back with another great miniature smartphone, the X Compact. The new curved design means it fits more comfortably in the palm than ever, and the 23MP camera is outstanding.”

What Users Say

4.6 based on

  • Display

    4.6 inches

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)

  • Battery

    Up to 14 hours talktime

  • Camera

    23 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 32GB

View full specifications
  • High definition screen

    With the Xperia X Compact’s 4.6-inch high definition display you’ll have no problem showing off the brilliant photos you’ve taken on the 23MP camera.

  • Fingerprint sensor

    Save multiple fingerprints to the Sony Xperia, also giving you a secure payment option for using Android Pay.

  • 23MP camera

    Sony is renowned for its camera technology, and the story is no different with the Xperia X Compact and its 23MP sensor.

Design and display

New curved design

The X Compact features a curved design, making it really comfortable to hold in the palm. The new edge perfectly moulds the front and rear together, offering a fresh look to the Xperia name. 

Sony’s powerful screen tech

Sony’s trademark TRILUMIOS screen technology makes the Xperia display a real talking point. Colours are bright and vivid, blacks are deep, and video is totally immersive.   


Super-powered camera

The amazing 23MP sensor features superfast autofocus technology, meaning you’ll never miss a moment. 

Highbrow selfies

If that’s not cutting it, the secondary 5MP selfie lens boasts an ultra-wide angle lens. This means you’ll not only have better quality video calls than ever, but you’ll be able to fit the whole gang in, no problem.  

Under the hood

Plenty of power to go around

With a hefty hexa-core processor, the Sony Xperia X Compact will be able to deal with all your multitasking needs, meaning you won’t have to compromise on your favourite big apps.   

USB Type-C

The Xperia X Compact comes equipped with a USB Type-C port – the latest USB technology - meaning you’ll be able to transfer and charge up quicker than ever. 

Here's how to redeem Sony MDR-10RC headphones: 

1. Order your new Sony Xperia XZ or X Compact from us SIM free, on a pay monthly or pay monthly upgrade deal from 18th January 2017 until midnight 31st January 2017.

2. Once you’ve received your new Sony Xperia, register your details including IMEI number (access this by entering *#06# into your handset keypad) with Sony here from 1st Feb to 28th February 2017 23:59:59.

3. A free pair of Sony MDR-10RC headphones will be sent to all qualified registrations within 28 days of completing the redemption form by recorded delivery.

* The offer only applies to customers who have purchased an Xperia XZ or an X Compact, either as a SIM free purchase or on a pay monthly tariff, from Carphone Warehouse between 18th January 2017 and 31st January 2017, or while stocks last. Open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over. Opening date for claims is 1st February 2017. Closing date for receipt of claims is midnight 28th February 2017. To claim, go online with your IMEI number, mobile number and register. Customers who return the device for change of mind are not eligible. For full terms and conditions visit Promoter: Sony Mobile Communications AB (of 221 88 Lund, Sweden). Icons and images are simulated and are for illustrative purposes only. Sony is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. ©2017 Sony Communications Inc. All rights reserved. Please see here for full Promotion terms.



The box contains

  • Device
  • User manual
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Body

    • Nano

  • Display

    • 319 ppi

    • Full HD

    • 4.6 inches

    • 1080 x 1920p

    • Triluminous (TM) display for mobile

  • Dimensions

    • 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm

    • 135 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)

    • Android

  • Apps

    • Google play

  • Battery

    • 14 hours

    • 2700 mAh

    • 750 hours

  • Special Features

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • Sony Exmor RS (TM) for Mobile

    • 1080p

    • 23 megapixels

    • 5 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Hexa

    • Qualcomm MSM8956 Hexa Core 64-bit

    • 1.8 GHz

    • 1.8 GHz

    • 3 GB


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Sony Xperia X Compact is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great compact phone Bought about three weeks ago. Phone boots up faster than a friends Galaxy S7. Seems a tad faster than the Samsung as well. Screen is very bright and has good vivid / vibrant colours. On the slightly smaller screen you really do not miss the additional pixels per inch. Which obviously helps with the battery life (battery life is as per specs except stand by time was 4 hours longer inc. wifi on) plus it came with Sony's fast charger. It's really responsive even with a tempered glass screen protector (no bubbles & no dust underneath first time ever - don't buy the cheapo ones advertised via auction sites). I bought both glass and silicon protectors just in case. Have taken some really great photos loads of special effects and editor (all saved to SD card), photos up to 20MP seems to be optimal. At 23MP there is SOMETIMES a slight blurring at the corners. But hey not so long ago it would have cost £500 just for an equivalent digital camera. And I bet the camera would not have had a finger print sensor and twin speakers either. The Xperia menu system is intuitive and very easy to use. Fits into my shirt pocket no problem without the indicator light mesmerizing people. Memory has a (starts of at 32Gb) usable 20Gb soon gets eaten into by the bloated software that's coming out / getting updated (why are all updates bigger?) Often when manufacturers make compact models they dumb down the specs a lot but not so in this case. For the money a great little phone which outstrips many at more than twice the price. The only faults are there is only one option for 32Gb no option for 64Gb and the speakers are a bit on the quiet side but still loud enough to wake me in the mornings.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little gem Haven't had a Sony for a while & was pleasantly surprised with this little handset. It feels well made and fits nicely in my shirt pocket!! It also looks gorgeous especially in misty blue colour. Screen is gorgeous,bright,vivid and easy to see in sunlight,performance is very smooth and fast especially since Android 7 update!! The combination of 3 gig of ram and a 720p screen makes it run smoother. Which brings me to battery life which is just fabulous!! I can get through a day with heavy usage. The camera is the part which is just ok,it takes a decent photo but there is some noise and grain & softness in corners of the images. I think Sony should not cram too many pixels into such a small sensor. But overall I would recommend this phone!!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Sony phone I brought this phone today I love the design of this phone so much I think it is a excellent upgrade to the Sony Z5 compact And I really happy because I got two cases with it today, which is a good deal from car phone warehouse.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sony dont learn its a nice little phone, battery life is very excellent BUT there are a lot of issues, its takes for ever to boot up, when you transfer apps to SD card, to free up space on the internal, the apps dont open and the excuse from the unhelpful Sony support is not their fault and its a 3rd party. where other branded phones , you can easily transfer apps to SD card and open them. its not easier to navigate around setting menus
Date published: 2017-01-04
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