Setting up the phone was relatively simple, even for me, but I must say that my old phone is a Sony as well, so this could have made it easier for me. The nano sim required and microSD card fit snugly in to the same holder on the left hand side of the phone which is a little fiddly to remove but once you have inserted them, they shouldn't need to be removed on a regular basis. On the right hand side of your phone is the power button complete with finger print sensor to unlock your phone, volume control and camera key. Once I had charged the phone, it was time to set it up.
Hurray for the Sun
I used the Xperia transfer app on both my old phone and new phone, and by following the instructions it proved really easy to upload and download all my content. I found this to be an efficient way of not losing any of my photos and data and it only took about 30 minutes. Like a lot of modern phones it is also equipped with NFC (near fields communication) to enable you to share data with other devices, this can be useful for sharing videos and photos with family.
Taking a Break
The Xperia X has a 23MP camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus making it great for capturing moving objects using the autofocus feature. It also has a 13MP forward facing camera for selfies. The camera button can be set for quick launch which can be ready to take photos in 0.6 seconds. A low light feature is really useful especially for indoors and the early evening.
A Babbling Brook
The User Interface is easy to navigate and you can move the apps you use most on to the home screen as with other mobiles. I did find you could have several apps open at once without slowing the phone down, this is useful when I am in and out of emails and contacts. I especially love the Notes app where I can create notes and lists, great for keeping lists and useful for blogging and reminders. So far I have used the phone for calls, messaging, social media and photograpy, but I am still learning and something new seems to jump out at me everyday.
A Lizard in the Peak District
Sony have been challenging people to capture their X moments on twitter and we have had endless fun snapping away and trying to find our own X moments. From beautiful double rainbows to a lizard basking in the first day of sunshine, there are so many memorable moments that you can capture and share. If you have your own X moment that you want to share on twitter then please use the #WhatsYourX hashtag.
As you can probably tell I do love this phone. The camera is definitely an improvement on my old Sony and I love that I can capture images that are moving in a moment. None of the photos on my blog post are edited and I think the colour and quality of these images are fabulous. For the last couple of weeks I have not used my camera and the majority of the images I have taken have been great.
I also like the option to turn on the power saving modes, such a useful feature, especially for social media addicts. With the battery supposedly lasting two days on a full charge I don't think this takes in to account people who are active on social media for any length of time and find I have to charge the Xperia X every night.
I think that the speaker quality on the Xperia X is an improvement on my older Sony phone, when it is on loud speaker the sound does not sound distorted and music sounds great on it too. I am really looking forward to trying the video option on the phone, this could be interesting as I'm no producer.
Overall, I will definitely continue using the Xperia X. I have the phone in Rose Gold, which is such a lovely colour and it is also available in Lime Gold, White and Graphite Black. Available from Sony the RRP for the Xperia X is £459.99.
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