They use polycarbonate because of antenna, who needs 100% metal design to make it become non-antenna?
Sorry of multiple post because can't edit.
XA : Plastic
X : Metal rear and Metal-effect polycarbonate frame, So it's always plastic, not a good material for me
XP : Brushed Metal rear (Graphite Black & White only) and Metal-effect polycarbonate frame
Agree with the reviewers It's a great mid-high phone but its too expensive. Sony needs to price their phone competitively.
AnonD-527105, 20 May 2016to be fair x is twice as powerful as A9I agree, but I was making a point about Sony's pricing strategy, the galaxy S7 and LG G5 are both more powerful flagships that are cheaper than Sony's midranger, it's Madness!
AnonD-527105, 20 May 2016to be fair x is twice as powerful as A9True, by its also considerably less powerful than rival devices of which it is currently more expensive.
I keep saying that at £400 or less this could be considered the recommended device for the category.
At its current price...it's a Plain rip off
Do Sony pay any attention to their rivals, as the review says HTC released the A9, a good looking midrange handset but with a poor chip set and awful battery . It was slated by reviewers, mainly because of its premium price tag. Sony has just made a huge blunder, no need to buy this handset, much better devices available that are less expensive.
This phone has mediocre battery life, a horrible DAC, and no video recording higher than full HD ...
Reminds me of midrange devices from 2012, terrible phone.
X for grass. (I was thinking that it's just minor problem, but after looking on X and other X(Force), it's just painful to watch)
Price is this device's biggest obstacle. At £400 it would be a pretty solid bet.
At its current price though, it simply is not value for money.
And it seem that whilst Sony are constantly improving, the camera department still has a ways to go.
Sorry Xperia X, you are not cup of my tea anymore.
-Reboot if unplug SIM Tray
-Loudspeaker is the worst (too low volume than Z5/M5)
-Camera noise once again and always the worst panorama ever
-Battery life, the most hopeless
viveksubhash, 20 May 2016the unnamed glass cover is a pain....and if i remember m5 had waterproof rating...so its a dow... moreSony mobile and sony camera are two totally different business. Just because its same name doeant mean anything. So sony mobile is just another customer like samsung htc etc.
I'm not satisfied with review completely because more important devices( like G5,S7,HTC10,A7 and A9 ) should been thrown in those benchmarks charts for chipset performance and battery life ...that would be a good way to see is the X worth the money Sony asks for it or not .
For anybody who is interested to get Xperia phone because of the benefits that Sony brings should go with Z5 that costs $460 and is much better device if the one doesn't mind having phone bit older phone from late 2015 .
Overall Xperia X is outstanding high end midranger and really impressive - only issue that is a bit to expensive , should be in price range 450-550$ and not 550-650$ that is too much and overpriced...
the unnamed glass cover is a pain....and if i remember m5 had waterproof rating...so its a downgrade successor at best...and whats the use of a good camera if it can't beat the oems using sony's own sensors?? someome's sleeping on their jobs....really would have like to go for a sony but the price-feature-security-repairablity is not the best in class
Xperia X are now using metal back, NOT GLASS anymore!
You can try bent it and prove that will it cracked?