Xperia X Compact now available in the UK

Not everyone is happy with the new iPhone 7. In fact, not everyone might be happy with the latest, large iPhones in general. But smaller smartphones usually also mean lesser quality. Which is why the Sony Xperia X Compact is somewhat making waves in the Android market. Though not exactly tiny, standing at 4.6 inches, it still packs a stronger punch than other smartphones of the same size. And luckily for UK residents, Sony has decided to make it available for them as well.

It has actually been a while since we've gotten a "small" Android smartphone that could hold its head up proudly against flagships. Make no mistake, the Xperia X Compact is mid-range in many of its aspects, but Sony makes up for it in design and in features. The spec list includes, unsurprisingly, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, and a 4.6-inch 720p display of Sony's usual caliber.

Where the Xperia X Compact shines is in its camera, which boasts of nearly the same features as the Xperia XZ, Sony's "true" flagship for the year. Not only does that mean a 23 megapixel 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, it also means 5-axis stabilization and intelligent hybrid autofocus. It also shares the same new "loop" design that Sony is flaunting in the Xperia XZ.

Given all that, it's not exactly surprising, though perhaps still disappointing, that the Xperia X Compact is going to cost a bit more than your average mid-range. On Carphone Warehouse, for example, it goes for around 320 GBP ($425), while giffgaff is selling it for an almost outrageous 446 GBP ($595). It isn't yet available on all UK outlets, however, though those will most likely follow suit very soon.

VIA: Engadget