Sony Jolla Xperia X

The Sony Xperia X is currently the top device with Sailfish OS. It has a spectacular 5″ display with retina-like resolution that will take your Sailfish experience to the next level.

Sailfish X

It’s the new name of the  Jolla’s OS, after the pivot towards a business based on the creation of software only. The UI and the apps are the same as in the Jolla Phone and Jolla C.
The entire interface has been adapted to the high-resolution display of the Xperia: the tests are more clear and legible; the only graphic detail to change is the background texture (small black triangles), now less evident.
The Sailfish X license costs € 49 and includes Android support, Microsoft Exchange support and predictive text.
The installation method indicated by Jolla in this first phase seems to want to restrict the public to programmers: in fact it provides several steps and the use of the terminal.

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Hardware side

The Xperia mounts the 64-bit Hexacore Snapdragon ™ 650 processor, along with 3GB of RAM, with Sailfish the battery lasts up to 3 days, compared to 2 of the Android version.
The storage space is 32GB, although currently sailfish seems to limit it to 16GB; you can add micro SDHC up to 32GB, to make backups with the practical function under “settings / backup”.
The front camera is a good 23 MP and 24mm Wide Angle G Lens f2.0, the front one 13 MP. Still, the Sailfish photo application does a good job, even if the Sony camera software is of better quality.
The phone is left to grip well: it weighs 152g, while the dimensions are 143 x 69 x 7.7mm: thin enough, but solid thanks to the aluminum body.

A good job, some small flaw

The multitasking of Sailfish OS is definitely enhanced by the 3 B of RAM available: the most demanding Android apps, such as Facebook and Messenger, are managed without slowdown even if open at the same time. Even the games are definitely more performing.

In the first release “Kymijoki” 2.1.3 some sensors such as the barometer, pedometer and fingerprint sensor (integrated in the POWER button) are not yet supported, but you do not particularly feel the lack and the feeling is a software well integrated with hardware.

The only ingenuity is the short screen that appears at the beginning of the boot, linked to the Sony bootloader modified during the ‘flashing’ phase.




Technical features

  • 23 MP camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 5” Full HD curved display More about display
  • Up to 3 days battery life
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650, 64-bit Hexa-core processor

MEMORY AND STORAGE Up to 32 GB microSD™ card
DIMENSIONS 143 x 69 x 7.7mm
DISPLAY 5″ Full HD 1080p, TRILUMINOS Display for mobile
CAMERA 23MP, 1/2.3” Quick launch , 24mm G Lens F2.0, Low-light photography: ISO 12800 , Full HD 1080p Video Recording
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