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Sony Xperia X



The Sony Xperia X has now been discontinued.

As an alternative, you might be interested in the Sony Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia X (SIM Free / UK)

Sony Mobile introduces an evolution of the Xperia™ brand to redefine communications. The new X series bring increasingly personalised and intelligent products to enrich your everyday life. This is achieved by delivering high-end technology and software solutions into its newest devices to give you the latest and greatest smartphones.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

Clove Technology only sell official UK specification SIM Free and factory unlocked smartphones for use on any UK / EU network.

For 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications and your local carrier.

At Clove Technology we go the extra mile to providing you with the latest technology.

Like our other smartphones, this is an official UK version of the Xperia X, including 3 pin UK mains charger, 24 month Sony warranty and is unlocked for use on all UK & European networks with a nano SIM card.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia X

  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS
  • 23 MP Sony camera sensor with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
  • Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
  • 5.0” Full HD resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 & 3GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia X will be available with 32GB of main storage in Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold and White. Availability to be confirmed.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia X
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable


The Sony Xperia X is one of the devices to feature in Sony's new X series line. With this new range Sony is bringing curved glass to the whole series along with minimal bezel for a flawless edge to edge design that feels comfortable in your hand.

You would expect Sony to deliver in the camera department and they haven’t disappointed, introducing predictive Hybrid Autofocus. This clever camera technology lets you choose your subject and then predicts its motion, so you can capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur.

If the only camera you have is the one on your phone, Sony want to make sure a Xperia X is the first and only choice for image enthusiasts.

Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot

Sony developed fast Hybrid Autofocus on the Z5 series, capable of focussing in just 0.03 seconds (in accordance with CIPA guidelines). This is made possible with two technologies: contrast-detection for accuracy and phase-detection for speed.

With the Xperia X they have again stepped up in the camera department and introduced Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. This fantastic piece of camera technology has been taken from Sony’s Alpha range of professional cameras. It allows you to choose your subject and then it predicts its motion, so you can capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur.

Combine this with a quick launch time of < 0.03 sec., touch focus capture and this device takes spontaneous capture to another level allowing you to shoot in sharp focus, even in the spur-of-the-moment. This phone delivers a standby to capture time of less than 0.6 seconds

Get closer with Sony's Clear Image Zoom - a 5x lossless digital zoom function that enlarges your view without the usual noise and blurring.

Just like the Z5, the Xperia X has the award-winning G Lens which features a wide-angle 24mm lens to capture as much light as possible and keep everything in frame. This means that Sony still deliver fantastic low-light performance and you will struggle to find any smartphone on the market that beats them in this department.

Have some fun

It's not all about serious technology improvements though, Sony have kept their suite of fun features to use with your camera so you can get creative with your shots.

You can add stickers, doodles and messages with the AR Effect mode, as well as using post editing tools to improve the look of your shots (or the subject!). Try the Style Portrait mode to edit during or after the picture.

Lastly – as you would come to expect with Sony’s Omni-balance design they have kept the dedicated camera button. This almost unique feature in today’s smartphones not only launches the camera application from wherever you may be in the phone but, it also gives you tactile control over taking the picture, getting your hand away from the screen.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The latest software from Android comes preloaded on the Xperia X series and with it arrives a host of great features that improve the user interface and user experience.

One main software change is Android 6.0 Marshmallow's new ‘Now on Tap’ feature. All you need to do is just touch and hold the home button of your device and information – as well as apps – will appear depending on what you're reading, watching or listening to.

There have also been improvements in battery optimisation with a new feature called ‘Doze’ and a new app standby aspect. Doze automatically puts your device into a sleep state so it can save battery when the device isn’t in use. Combine this with smarter app standby control which means seldom used apps are not draining your power, so there are some worthwhile battery improvements with Android 6.0.

These are just a few of the features, to explore all the enhancements that Google have brought with Marshmallow check out this link -


Security is a necessity on smartphones and the X series has a host of features ensures you can keep your content and personal details safe.

Connect your Xperia X to a PC or Mac and install the Xperia companion software. From here you can locate your phone, make it ring and factory wipe it. You can also ensure the phone is locked down if stolen, making it unable to be unlocked, wiped or information retrieved without access to your personal credentials.

As an extra you can also use the fingerprint sensor, included in the redesigned power button on the right hand side of the phone. Use this to ensure no-one other than you can unlock your phone.

Core Specifications

Of course this wouldn't be a flagship smartphone without paying lip-service to the basics. As always with a new Xperia device, Sony have ensured the latest tech is available in the Xperia X.

The 5.0" Full HD 1920 x 1080 display maintains excellent colour reproduction and viewing angles, thanks to Sony's TRILUMINOS and X-Reality processing.

Processing is handled by the latest, top of the range Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and bolstered with 3GB of RAM. This means high performance use, allowing you to heavily multitask as well as delivering powerful 3D graphics.

As with any top of the range smartphone, you can expect a full range of connectivity options from dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Miracast streaming and content sharing, assisted GPS with GLONASS and Beidou support, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC for one-touchpairing and payments.


The Xperia X has some truly beautiful design features that make it one of the most aesthetic pleasing smartphones on the market today. Firstly the 5.0” Inch Full HD screen curves at the edges of the device slightly so now it feels like a high end device in the palm of your hand. Sony has also given this screen an oleophobic coating to resist fingerprint marks and smudges. This coating also makes the screen much easier to clean so if any smudges do appear they can simply be wiped off without leaving smear marks.

A Fingerprint Sensor is very important for security, but it is also makes using your phone much quicker and much more convenient. This is most definitely the case on the Xperia X as the fingerprint sensor is built into the power key so you can wake up the device and unlock it, all with one press. This is unique in the flagship smartphone space which shows just how much attention Sony is paying to its design.

PS4 Remote Play

Currently the industry leaders in the global console market, PS4 Remote Play allows you to stream content from your PS4 directly to your phone screen.

This can be anything from stored videos or music to fully installed PS4 games!

If someone else needs the TV, you can continue the action on your Xperia X smartphone.

The Dualshock 4 controller can be paired directly to your Xperia X device, and you can use the GCM10 Game Control Mount to hold the phone in a comfortable playing position.

Note - for best performance, PS4 Remote Play is recommended to be run on the same network, with the PS4 system having a wired LAN connection to the Internet.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom SkinSony UI
  • Speed1.8 GHz Hexa Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
  • OtherAdreno 510
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
  • OtherScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Triluminos display & X-Reality Engine
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • SpeedLTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • Version4.2
  • FunctionsA2DP, apt-X
  • Version802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB 2.0
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels23 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens1/2.3" Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch < 0.03 sec, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0, F2.0
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type13 MP 1/3" Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2620 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight 153 g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherPlayStation Certified PS4, Remote Play, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio - Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
Warranty24 months


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Do you ship internationally?

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Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 200GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41

Does this phone have a removable battery?


Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?

Yes - The sensor is built into the power key on the side of the handset

Does this phone have 4K video recording?


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