It’s boxy, it’s relatively weaker than previous generations, it lacks a working fingerprint sensor and it supposedly has a pretty neat camera. But if your smartphone game is petite, yet still powerful, Sony’s Xperia X Compact is your only route to go.
And unlocked GSM units finally on pre-sale at Amazon in the US in black, white and blue for $499.99. Yep, $500. Amazon is softening the blow with a $50 checkout credit and shipping trucks are scheduled to set out next week on the 25th.
Given, though, how many times we’ve been praising manufacturers on their $400 phones this year, we’re skeptical at how this combination of hard specs, killer features(?) and the one unique shrinking-uh, we mean selling point will fare.