Xperia SX SO-05D docomo Review

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:37:55, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 13:07:36

Detailed review of Xperia SX SO-05D docomo's features

How does the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia SX SO-05D docomo, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is a size that is easy to put in your pocket. When you take it out of your pocket it hardly catches on the edge of your pants so you can take it in and out with ease.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

 
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Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

Since the body of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is lightweight, your hands will hardly ever feel sore or tired even after using the phone for a long time. Also, since it is a light and compact phone, it will still be easy to hold even when using a case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

The size of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo makes it possible for you to reach the edges of the screen even when holding the phone in one hand. Being able to reach the edges of the phone even with a firm grip makes it an easy phone to use.

The size of the buttons on the App

Overall, the operating buttons on the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo feel small. This makes it easy to mistap, but usually this won't be a problem once you get used to it. The operating buttons in games are generally small so you may feel like it is hard to control when you're playing.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

You can type easily on the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo even with a tight grip. Even when typing at high speeds you can type freely without having to loosen your grip.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

It is difficult to not have typos with the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo because each button on the keyboard is quite small, and it is almost impossible to type fast with the device. With a device this size, it'd be better to switch to flick input so you can type faster.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

The display of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is somewhat small and this can make letters feel small as well. However as the size of the writing can be adjusted in the OS settings and the screen isn't so small that it is hard to see images, this shouldn't be an inconvenience for normal use. While it doesn't seem well suited for reading long sentences in emails or when researching something, I can say that it is suited for short messages and for looking things up quickly.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

When typing a sentence with the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo the keyboard obscures the screen to some extent. While I do feel like there isn't enough work space to allow for long sentences, for short sentences it isn't really an issue.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

When using the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The device is not suitable for looking things up on the Internet or browsing SNS, and you can always feel how laggy the phone is. Apps can stop or become completely unusable even when you try to slowly operate the phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.

 
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Summary of Xperia SX SO-05D docomo performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

The body of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo is 2.1 inches (54 mm) wide, 4.5 inches (115 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (9.4 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 3.7 inch, and it weighs 95 oz (95 g). The size is slightly smaller than normal smartphones, making it relatively easy to use with one hand. The drawback is that the screen is small and a bit hard to see, but overall the device has achieved a good balance. It's good for people who want to comfortably use their smartphone with one hand. It's a fairly light smartphone so even with extended use it won't take a toll on your hands.

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ColorBlack/White/Pink/OrangeAqua/Black/Sakura/Ceramic/ / /
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.1 inches (54 mm) x 4.5 inches (115 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.4 mm)2.6 inches (66 mm) x 5.0 inches (126 mm) x 0.5 inches (11.9 mm)2.6 inches (66 mm) x 5.0 inches (126 mm) x 0.5 inches (11.9 mm)
Weight95 oz (95 g)149 oz (149 g)149 oz (149 g)
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Display of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo has a TFT screen with a resolution of 540 x 960. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size3.7 inch4.3 inch4.3 inch
Display typeTFTTFTTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 960720 x 1280720 x 1280
Pixel density297 ppi341 ppi341 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo has a battery capacity of 1500 mAh. It has pretty much the same battery capacity as a standard smartphone.

The processing capability of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo uses the Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 CPU with 1.5GHz×2(Dual core). The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.

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ChipsetSnapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Snapdragon S3 MSM8260Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
CPU specs1.5GHz×2(Dual core)1.5GHz×2(Dual core)1.5GHz×2(Dual core)
RAM size1GB1GB1GB
Storage size8GB16GB16GB
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The camera of the Xperia SX SO-05D docomo

The Xperia SX SO-05D docomo has a back camera with 8.1 MP. The front camera has 0.3 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos. Again, the performance of the front camera is lower than that of ordinary smartphones. Don't expect great image quality from this either.

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