Sony had recently launched a new smartphone in its Xperia series i.e, the Xperia X priced at Rs 23999. The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB as is its internal storage and can be expanded to 2 TB using an external Micro SD Card. The chipset on the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. It is powered by a 2620 mAh Li-Ion Battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device sports and 23 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED Flash and 13 MP front camera. It has 5-inch IPS display with 441 PPI and 1920 X 1080p as its resolution. If you are purchasing the smartphone then here are the best tips & Tricks about this phone which will help you in better understanding of your device. You can also check out the review of Xperia X which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.
If you are already a sony user then you can checkout the tips & tricks of the sony device which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.
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To insert the SIM card on your device, remove the SIM card tray from the left edge and place the SIM cards on their respective ports. Further put back the tray, the device restarts and SIM card is activated on your device.
It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card with 4G connectivity. It comes with a hybrid SIM card slot where you can either insert the SIM card or expand the storage on your device up to 128 GB.
Sharing of the Data Network can be done using the tethering or hotspot option available in the settings section on your device. To share the data network, open the settings and tap on more in wireless& networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the off button beside Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings to enable them on your device.
There are two ways in which you can capture the screenshot on Sony Xperia X.
Method 1: This is the general method of capture where you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture the screenshot on your device.
Method 2: In this method you need to press the power button until the power options appear on the screen. Further, you need to tap on take screenshot. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your device and help in enhancing the performance of your smartphone. To check for Android Updates on your device, you need to open the settings from the app drawer and click on About Phone. Further, tap on Software Update, the device checks for updated and if there is no new update then a message stating your device is up to date is displayed on your screen.
To install an external app with apk, open the settings and tap on Security. In the new window, tap on the Unknown sources option and click on the OK button in the pop-up to enable them on your device. Now you can install any number of apps with an external apk of that app on your device without any interruption.
To customize the quick settings in the notification panel, open the notification panel and click on the edit button. Further, touch and hold to re-arrange the quick settings icons and click on the close button.
The device comes with two types of power saving modes, i.e., Stamina Mode and Ultra Stamina Mode. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the battery in the device section. Further tap on the Ultra Stamina saving mode and click on the activate button to use the power saving mode. In a similar way you can also activate the Stamina mode on your device.
Acceleration, Game Rotation Vector, Geomagnetic vector, Gravity, Gyroscope, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light Sensor, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Magnetic Field Uncalibrated, Orientation, Pressure, Proximity, Rotation Vector, Step Counter, Significant Motion, Step Detector are the sensors that are available on the device and helps in automating your smartphone.
No there are no LED notification lights available on the device.
To use the screen pinning feature on your device, open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & security. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on screen pinning. Further, toggle the off button adjacent to the screen pin option to enable that on your device. Now you can pin any of the application on your home screen by tapping on the pin button for the app that you want to pin in the recent menu.
The device comes with Xperia Longue, Music, Lifelog, Movie Creator, Sketch, Track ID, few bloatware and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.
There is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device.
Midnight Pool, Clean Master, Asphalt Nitro, Modern Combat 5, AVG protection, Hungama play and Amazon Kindle are the bloatware applications that comes pre-installed on your device.
No, the bloatware apps cannot be removed from your device, but you can disable them if you don’t want them to appear on your home screen. To disable the apps on your device, open the Settings and tap on Apps. In the list of apps, tap on the app that you want to disable and click on the disable button in the app info window to remove the app from your device.
The device comes with 64 GB of internal storage, and around 49 GB of free space is available for the end user, and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.
The device comes with 3 GB of RAM, and around 1.2 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG connectivity on it and helps in transferring the files from device to drive and vice-versa.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The SAR value of the device at the head region is 0.71 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.75 W/Kg. To check the SAR value of your smartphone, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on legal information and click on Important Information. Further Tap on SAR values to check the SAR information of your smartphone.
There are many benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store, and we have selected a few and test the device using them and here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 75702
Vellamo Multicore score: 2592
Vellamo Metal score: 2578
Chrome Browser Score: 5046
Geekbench Single-core score: 1334
Geekbench Multi-core score: 3816
Quadrant Standard score: 28823
The device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The brands are now waiting for the official Android N Updates; there is no rumor about the device getting the android N developer preview.
To add fingerprint on your device, open the setting and tap on Lock screen & security in the device section. Further, tap on Fingerprint Manager and click on continue button. Before you proceed with adding a fingerprint, you need to set up a screen lock as a backup password by tapping setup screen lock. Further, choose any of the lock screen options, i.e., Pattern, Pin or Password. Once you are done with settings any of the password, click on next button in the sensor location menu and start adding your fingerprint. Once you are done with the adding of a fingerprint, click on the done button at the bottom of the screen, or you can add a new fingerprint by tapping on add another. Your device is successfully secured by the fingerprint added on your smartphone.
Yes, the device does support the NFC connectivity on it.
The device comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/4G Network, GPRS, Edge, GPS, and NFC are the connectivity options available on your device.
To change the them on your device, open the Settings and tap on Themes option in Themes & Wallpaper section. In the new window, you will find the list of theme where you need to tap on any of the themes that you want to use and click on the paint button and tap on the ok button in the pop-up to apply the theme on your device. Additional themes can be downloaded by tapping on Get More Themes option which will redirect you to the Xperia Them Store.
Developer option will be helpful if you want to become an Android developer and build applications using your smartphone. To enable that on your device, open the Settings and tap on security. In the new window, tap on about phone and click on the Build number option for about 7-8 times to enable the developer option.
Resetting your smartphone will help in removing the data from your device and make the device fresh for use. To reset your smartphone, open the settings and tap on Backup & reset option in the accounts & services section. Further, tap on Backup & reset. In the new window, tap on Factory Data Reset and click on phone reset option which is at the bottom of the screen. Further, tap erase everything to finally delete the data on your device.
Lifelog option is used to calculate the fitness by counting the footsteps, calories burned, shows the heart rate and also shows the activities done on your smartphone like texting using the camera app, listening music, etc. This application is to track the overall activities performed using this smartphone. To use this application, you need to sign up using your Google account to keep the track the data where you need to submit the details like weight, height to start your life log.
Sony Xperia X comes with a default movie creator option which is used to create highlight movie of the selected images and video on your smartphone. To use this on your device, open the movie creator application and tap on Create button. Further, you need tap on select photos and videos and choose the images that you want them to appear in the highlights movie and click on create button. The video will be automatically generated and must be imported if you want to save the video on your device.