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Sony launches the new Xperia X line with three new devices: Xperia XA, Xperia X and the Xperia X Performance

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Feb 24, 2016 )    |    Mobile


Sony’s almost high-level secret line of devices which leaked out just days before MWC 2016 finally goes official and we bet it isn’t a played down version of the company’s flagship device as in a matter of fact the new Xperia X series can be compared to the Z line and even more so.

With the new introduced X series, Sony is focusing on a single sized display all throughout and gives emphases on each of these markets: entry-level, mid-range and high-end markets with the new Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance respectively.

Sony Xperia XA


With affordability in mind yet offering the best specs in its class, the Sony Xperia XA brings a 5-inch Triluminos HD display to masses and it’s powered by a MediaTek MT6755 with 8-core processors of Cortex A53 with 2 GB of RAM. there’s a 16 GB of storage and a microSD slot for memory expansion.

For photos and videos, the Xperia XA is equipped with a 1/3″ Exmor RS sensor with 13 Megapixel resolution. As a basic device, you’ll get standard single audio speaker but the handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is kept by 2300 mAh battery. Everything is encased in a polycarbonate shell but still in conformity with Sony’s high quality build and sturdiness.

Sony Xperia X


The middle class in the series is the Xperia X and it features the same of 5-inch size triluminos screen but with more pixels as it offers a full-HD 1080p resolution display. The new Xperia X device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with hexa-coreprocessor comprising 2-cores of Cortex-A72 and 4-cores of Cortex-A53 and is coupled with 3 GB of RAM for a seamless and fluid user interface experience. There’s 32 GB of built-in storage on the Xperia X and a microSD card slot for memory expansion which will then give you an extra 200 GB of storage space.

The Xperia X is also a scale up high coming from the Xperia XA as it includes a 23Megapixel/2160p with 1/2.3″ image sensor, it feature an f/2.0 aperture which should do well in low-light environments and a Predictive Hybrid autofocus feature. The front is supported by a high-resolution 13 Megapixel Exmor camera which should be more than enough for Selfies and offers high-quality and high-resolution video calls. Worth noting also is that both the front and back cameras features a 22mm wide-angle lens so users can accommodate more areas of view in every shot. Users will also get stereo speakers with Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC features.

It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sony’s own UI customization on top and comes with a fingerprint sensor. Keeping the gears going it the 2620 mAh battery and everything is wrapped on a full metal chassis and back plate.

Sony Xperia X Performance


Basically, the Xperia X Performance is the Xperia X with a lot better processor and more premium finish. The top of the line handset can also be compared to the Xperia Z family and if we take closer look on the its specs, you’ll notice that everything seems to be just like the company’s Xperia Z series devices but with more premium styling. Though it only falls a little short in terms of screen size than the Xperia Z5, the 5-incher Xperia X Performance boosts a triluminos full-HD 1080p resolution beveled display, a full metal exterior with brushed metal finish and IP68 waterproofing.

Underneath the fancy exterior,Sony made sure that the variant isn’t just about looks, as the name suggests, Performance equates with user satisfaction and the only way to accomplish such notion is the build the Xperia X Performance handset with the latest 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 inside that includes 4 custom cores and is supported by 3 GB of system RAM. For storage, there’s a built-in 32 GB of storage and microSD card slot that supports up to 200 GB cards.

Like the Xperia X, the Performance variant also includes the same 23 Megapixel/2160p with 1/2.3″ Exmor RS image sensor for the main camera, it features Predictive Hybrid AF, f/2.0 aperture and quick launch function. The front is also worth a mention as it includes a 13 Megapixel Exmor sensor with both cameras featuring a 22mm wide-angle lens. Audio enthusiasts should be delighted to know that the Xperia X Performance comes with front firing stereo speakers withHi-Res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC as well.

Like the first two devices in the series, the Xperia X Performance also runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with fingerprint biometric functions. The handset is juiced by 2700 mAh embedded battery.