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Sony Xperia X gets hugely attractive Black Friday price drop

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 If you’re in the market for a new phone - maybe because your old one has grown so terrible that you can’t even listen to Spotify and browse the web - then the Sony Xperia X has just become a very good option this Black Friday and can be had over at Amazon (opens in new tab).

The Xperia X is a great phone for those that like a good combination of curved glass, larger screen but still packing it all together in a palm-friendly frame - this is one of the smaller phones on the market offering this much power.

When launched earlier in 2016, the flagship-esque cost for a phone that didn’t have the chipset of something like the Xperia XZ seemed a bit much. But now it’s dropped from £500 down to £320 (for the sleek black version), it’s one to consider.

 Falling the right way 

The main feature is the camera: the 23MP sensor is super sharp, and while it’s not the best Sony has on offer (that lives in the aforementioned Xperia XZ) it’s a decent experience and works best if you spend some time crafting the shot.

In our Sony Xperia X review, we also pointed to the performance, stating: ‘there’s a good slug of RAM... so flipping between apps isn't a terrible experience day to day.’

It’s unclear how long this discount will be available for - it might be down permanently now, which would make sense given it’s been out for close to half a year now. But either way, it’s a good deal now and worth checking out. 


Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.