Sony Xperia X, XA, X Performance Announced: Everything You Need To Know

Sony is at it again with the introduction of three new smartphones that should appeal to a wide variety of different consumer types looking for a performant Android OS experience. All three of the announced smartphones fall under the “Xperia X” brand, but all come with slightly different model names, and all differ in terms of power and underlying technical specifications in order to appeal to as many consumers as possible.

Detailed information about the Xperia X, the Xperia XA, and the Xperia X Performance can be found right here.


Sony Xperia X

The new Xperia X introduces a beautiful 5-inch, full HD 1080p, TRILUMINOS display built purposely for mobile, with Dynamic Contrast Enhancement built directly in. That gorgeous little display acts as the window to a device that’s built on top of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, with 64-bit architecture, with 3GB RAM in accompaniment for enhanced device performance. There’s also up to 32 GB of internal flash memory, expandable by a further 200 GB with the right microSD Card.


The hardware will ship running Android Marshmallow, and offer an approximate “up to” two days battery life thanks to the 2620 mAh battery. Photography fans can expect an extremely capable 23-megapixel rear shooter packing the new Predictive Hybrid AF feature. It offers full HD 1080p video recording and comes with SteadyShot technology built in. Those who happen to be a fan of the selfie will benefit from a 13-megapixel front module with an Exmor RS sensor for mobile. Sony is offering the Xperia X in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold finishes.

Sony Xperia XA

Like the newly announced Xperia X, the Xperia XA offers a 5-inch viewing experience, but with a 5-inch 720p display that comes with a proprietary Super Vivid Mode and the second-generation Mobile BRAVIA display engine. The MediaTek MT6755 64-bit octa-core processor comes with 2GB RAM, and the option of internal flash storage of up to 16 GB. Once again, like the Xperia X, the XA’s storage can be expanded by inserting a microSD card.


As the less performant between the X and the XA, this particular model comes with a 13-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile sensor with quick launch mode and a Hybrid Auto-Focus set up. The front-camera option is an 8-megapixel wide angle lens capable of capturing excellent HDR photos. Android Marshmallow will be the OS of choice right out-of-the-box.

The phone packs a 2300mAh battery, and like the Xperia X, it comes in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold exterior finishes.

Sony Xperia X Performance

And finally, we move to the Sony Xperia X Performance, or “The Masterpiece” as Sony seems to want to call it. The X Performance offers the same 5-inch, 1080p TRILUMINOS viewing experience as the Xperia X, but its under-the-hood where the differences really kick in. Power and performance is ramped up to the next level with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 series processor and 3GB RAM. Consumers can choose to purchase an X Performance with up to 32GB of internal flash storage, and then further choose to expand that storage with a microSD card.


There’s a 23-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile sensor sitting on the rear of the X Performance with the new Predictive Hybrid AF feature found in the Xperia X, and a 13-megapixel selfie shooter living on the front of the device. Of course, it’s a fully 4G LTE capable device, as you would expect from a modern flagship, and comes with the Android Marshmallow pre-installed.

The phone packs a 2700mAh battery, and comes in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and Rose Gold color finishes.

All three phones also sport an edge-to-edge display, which allowed Sony to expand the display without really increasing the overall size of the phone.

Sony is yet to announce pricing details for the phones, and as for the availability, it has been slated for “Summer 2016” release.

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