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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-Jun-16 14:15:33

We have been asked by the team at Sony to find 10 UK MNers to put their latest hero smartphone, the Xperia X through its paces! We’re looking for MNers who have an interest in photography, getting out and about with nature, animals or sports and who would be willing to share their photos on the feedback thread.

Below are some details about the new handset

Key features:
•Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, Xperia X’s object tracking technology, helps your subject stay in focus, even when moving, to minimise blurry photos
•Super-fast camera which goes from standby to capture in less than 0.6 seconds
•Low-light sensors for round-the-clock sharpness
•2.5D curved glass edges
•Refined user interface to make it more intuitive than ever
•A range of four colours – Graphite black, White, Lime Gold or Rose Gold
•Smart Battery Management that brings you up to two days battery life

•23 MP camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
•13 MP front camera for low-light selfies
•5” Full HD display with curved glass
•Up to 2 days battery life
•Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650, 64-bit Hexa-core processor

RRP: £459.99 SIM free from the Sony Xperia store Also via:

Vodafone - £30 upfront - £32 per month - 6GB Data
Carphone Warehouse - Free handset - £31 per month - 1GB data
EE - £9.99 upfront - £35.99 per month - 1GB data
Three - £99 upfront - £13 per month (T&Cs) - 500MB data
O2 - Free handset - £36 per month - 2GB data

If you're selected, you'd be sent Xperia X to try. As long as you share feedback as required you will be able to keep the handset. You will need to pay for and take responsibility for any calls, texts or data used. Note – the Xperia X takes a Nano SIM card which is the smallest size – we can help with SIM issues/ queries.

As part of the briefing for this, all MNers will need take part in a 30-minute briefing session via Google Hangout with a Sony representative. During the hangout a Sony representative will show you how to set up your device and give you a short demo highlighting the key camera features which we’d like you to review, specifically Smart Capture technology and Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. You will need to have a google+ account to do this.

We will be asking MNers to share their feedback on the handsets at least three times. The first feedback area will focus on first impressions, the second on sharing some photos from the camera – ideally what Sony are calling an “X Moment” – “is a split second in time that means something to you that’s here and then gone. It could be a baby’s first steps, achieving a personal goal, a sporting achievement, your dog’s whimsical expression, or just a random flash of happiness and hilarity. It’s a moment that you’d love to capture perfectly that’s all too missable if you, or your phone isn’t up to the job” and finally your overall review of the handset having used it for a couple of weeks.

Ideally MN testers will also tweet their photos from the handset – but this isn’t a requirement to take part (using the #WhatsYourX hashtag).

If you’d like to take part, please add your details here and we will be in touch with those selected soon.

Thanks and good luck!

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CraftyPenguin Wed 22-Jun-16 14:30:21

Filled the form out smile

QuestionableMouse Wed 22-Jun-16 14:37:51

I've applied. Love the sound of the camera. I have a very quick black kitten and I'm struggling to get any good photos of her.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 22-Jun-16 14:52:53

The phone would be amazing for work for me (childminder).

happy13 Wed 22-Jun-16 15:42:12

Would love to test this,I always use my phone to take photos with,it is easier than taking a seperate camera outsmile

Beautymama Wed 22-Jun-16 17:52:54

Applied 😊 Would love to be part of this project, The camera sounds amazing.. It would be perfect for our families photo project over the summer holidays when the school stops this Friday! We will be travelling over Scotland and the focus on the Sony Xperia sound brilliant along with the camera. I have everything crossed lol! Good luck everyone!! ☺️

truckingirl Thu 23-Jun-16 13:42:04

Brilliant would love to put this through its paces applied x

mave Thu 23-Jun-16 19:13:58

Fab! Filled form!

Crazybit Thu 23-Jun-16 23:17:04

Applied, would love to take part in this. Not least to finally have a phone that works and is better than my 16 year olds! grin

carz1985 Fri 24-Jun-16 15:39:43

Iv applied love Sony Ericsson Xperia phones and need a new one. so would be good to try this as looks a great phone as Iv been looking at them as wanted get new one on next month or too.

frowner Sat 25-Jun-16 16:16:40

Have applied, my old moto g has awful picture quality and would be great to sample a new product.

lollylaus Sat 25-Jun-16 21:06:47

Just on the lookout for a new phone and would very much love to give this a try, camera quality is a huge deal for me when choosing a new phone.

dataandspot Sat 25-Jun-16 21:24:48


TheHobbitMum Tue 28-Jun-16 12:04:38

What a great opportunity! Have filled in my details smile

ItsAllGoodMan Tue 28-Jun-16 12:25:13

I've filled the form in too. This would be amazing!!

gleegeek Tue 28-Jun-16 12:41:21

Oh yes please! smile

Placeinthesun Tue 28-Jun-16 12:41:29

Oooh. Have signed up. Would love to try this as the camera is the most important thing in a phone for me and I loathe the camera on my Galaxy s7 edge, it's meant to be great but I think the colours are odd and photos look unreal. When do we find out if we are lucky enough to have been selected (crossing my fingers til then)?

Ive filled the form out would love to give this a try as my current iPhone picture quality is rubbish. I am looking to upgrade my phone within the next few months anyway so this would be perfect ! Fingers crossed.

AliciaMayEmory Tue 28-Jun-16 13:00:04

Done! <Crosses everything> smile

OhNoNotMyBaby Tue 28-Jun-16 13:47:37

Done. I have benign essential tremor so find it difficult to get good photos - I'm hoping the predictive autofocus will help me with that. I'm outside a lot and see so many things I'd just love to be able to snap and send.

SillyMoomin Tue 28-Jun-16 14:24:26

oh gracious, yes yes yes please! I always want to try a different phone other than my iPhone because the camera is so rubbish!!, but never have the guts to make the actual leap, I'd love to trial this please smile

LostMyBaubles Tue 28-Jun-16 17:59:52

Would love to try this!!
Trying to get a pic of all3 boys (5,2and 1) is almost impossible! !
Theres also pesky squirrel that keeps trying to sneak into my house! Hes too quick to take a photo of him!

And last but not least. Im a make up artist and I use my phone a lot of pictures to post on social media so I need high qualitypics that can be ttaken at night too!

hormental Tue 28-Jun-16 18:56:35

ooh this looks fun! Love a new gadget!

littlemouse15 Tue 28-Jun-16 19:43:48

my little boy stood up for the first time today and all we had to hand was my partners awful 5mp phone camera, I could even get a photo as the little boy metioned has broke my phone camera! I immidiately thought about this post when shouting my partner for his phone lol

BBQsAreSooooOverrated Tue 28-Jun-16 20:17:27

Done. Sounds really good.

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