Sony Xperia X Suffers Overheating Issues When Recording Videos: Report

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Sony Xperia X Suffers Overheating Issues When Recording Videos: Report
  • A YouTube video has showed the heating issue on Xperia X.
  • It sports a 23-megapixel rear camera.
  • It was recently unveiled in India at Rs. 48,990.

Sony Xperia smartphones have in the past been reported to be affected by heating issues and it seems the problem is back, and haunting the company. A new video has surfaced showing the recently unveiled Sony Xperia X being compared with the Samsung Galaxy S7 when recording 1080p video.

(Also see: Sony Xperia X Dual First Impressions)

Damir Franc, a YouTube user, posted (via Xperia Blog) the video showing how quickly the Xperia X suffers from overheating issue when recording video at 1080p which leads to crashing of the camera app on the phone. The video shows both the Xperia X and Galaxy S7 recording 1080p videos at 60fps for several minutes. At 4 minutes, the Xperia X cuts down the features available to access and slows down as well. The same video shows the Xperia X camera app crashing at 9 minutes, citing the overheating issue with a pop-up message to the user. Notably, the video has now been pulled by the user.

Notably, a similar problem was reported for the Sony Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 smartphones last year. Sony had later acknowledged issue and promised a fix via software update. We can expect the company to do the same with the new Xperia X.

Coming back to the Sony Xperia X, the handset was recently launched in India. Priced at Rs. 48,990, the company only launched the dual-SIM variant of the Xperia X in India.

For specifications, the Xperia X Dual runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company's UI on top. It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Triluminos display for mobile powered X-Reality for mobile engine; a 23-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, predictive hybrid autofocus, and pulse LED flash; 13-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture; 3GB of RAM; 64GB inbuilt storage, expandable storage support up to 200GB via microSD card, and 4G LTE support. The Xperia X packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The Sony Xperia X measures 142.7x69.4x7.9mm and weighs 153 grams. It is backed by a 2620mAh battery.


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