Sony Xperia X goes on sale in SA

2016-06-28 12:27 - Duncan Alfreds, Fin24
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Sony Xperia X. (Sony)


Cape Town – Sony’s new Xperia X smartphone has gone on sale in SA at a price point below its flagship Xperia Z5.

The device is available from Vodacom and MTN, the manufacturer announced.

But the Xperia X won’t be cheap from a company which has long had a reputation for premium priced devices.

On MTN, the device will sell for R599 on a My MTNChoice 100 contract and for R529 on a Vodacom Smart S plan. However, Vodacom is offering a R499 promotional contract from July 7 with a 10GB once-off data bundle.

On the Orange Store, the Xperia X sells for R9 840.

The smartphone is equipped with a 12.7cm display, 23 megapixel (MP) main camera and 13MP selfie shooter.

The Xperia also has a micro-SD card slot and a minimum of 32GB of storage space on-board.

Despite the Sony reputation for device manufacture, the Xperia X has come in for some criticism from tech bloggers.

Mobile Choice in the UK criticised the handset for being “Laggy, warms-up with regularity”. Stuff criticised the camera saying: “Camera can’t match the best” and Trusted reviews said the design was “boring”.

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