Sony has finally started rolling the Android 8.0.0 Oreo to the Sony Xperia X devices around the world. My Xperia X has got the Oreo 8.0.0 update few hours back and was amazed to see that the battery backup is improved. The update is of around 1.2GB in size and bumps the device build number to 34.4.A.0.364. The device not only comes with the Oreo goodies but also brings the January security patch for the device.
The update is also available for the Xperia X compact smartphone starting today. The new software update looks as same as the Nougat 7.1.1 version but there are a number of changes in the system. The new update comes with the update settings menu, picture-in-picture mode, added over 60 new emojis, signal reception is improved any many other changes and improvements as well.
The update is available OTA for the Xperia X (I am having the F5122 variant) and if you haven’t yet received the update notification, you can check for an update by navigating to settings>>about>>software update. The camera app looks same as the previous one but has some added features like Predictive Capture and the device now also has the Reworked app shortcuts and improved sound quality. Another thing i noticed is that the phone now charges fast compared to the Nougat version. The Oreo update was previously rolled out to the other Xperia devices as well including the Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and X Performance smartphones.
The Sony Xperia X was announced in 2016 with a 5-inch Triluminous display with full-HD resolution and is powered by a 1.8 MHz hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor with 3GB of RAM and with 32GB/ 64GB of internal storage options with both having expandable storage via MicroSD card slots with up to 200 GB. It now runs on the Android Oreo 8.0.0 OS and it supports Hybrid Dual-SIMs.
It is backed up by a 2620 mAh battery and features a 23-megapixel rear camera that comes with 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm Wide Angle G Lens and F2.0 aperture.
It has a 13-megapixel front facing camera with 1/3” Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, 22mm Wide Angle Lens and F2.0 aperture. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, WiFi. It measures 143 mm x 69 mm x 7.7 mm. Sony has recently updated its smartphone update policy with providing 2 years of updates to following devices: Xperia XA1, Xperia XA1 Ultra, Xperia L1, Xperia XA1 Plus, Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.