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Xperia X Compact goes on sale in the UK

Sony latest small form factor smartphone, the Xperia X Compact, has just gone on sale in the UK with a retail price set at £360.

Published onSeptember 9, 2016

Sony Xperia X Compact Hands On-10

Sony’s latest Xperia X line-up is gradually making its way out to customers in the usual select parts of the world, and the Xperia X Compact is now available to purchase in the UK. An assortment of local retailers and carriers are now offering the smartphone, both unlocked and on contract offers.

The Carphone Warehouse and EE are currently selling the handset, with contracts also available on the O2 and Vodafone networks. The up front cost for the unlocked model will set up back £359.99. Although the Carphone Warehouse is also offering this phone for £28 per month when you take out a 24 month contract, which can all be had with no additional upfront costs. Monthly data plans are typically between an extra £28 and £35 per month, depending on the package.

If you’re buying from EE directly, contract plans start at £28.49 with nothing down for 500MB of data, while the phone and a 20GB plan can be yours for £50.99 per month with £0 up front. Neither Amazon nor other carriers seem to be selling the handset directly in the country just yet, but you can pick up a SIM card for use in the unlocked model, or a contract through the Carphone Warehouse.

Sony Xperia X Compact hands on review

For hardware, the new Xperia X Compact offers up a 4.6-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. The phone also comes equipped with a 23MP rear camera, 5MP selfie shooter, a USB Type-C port, fingerprint scanner, Android Marshmallow, and a 2,700mAh battery on board. Is anyone biting?

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