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Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X vs Xperia XA: specs comparison

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Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X vs Xperia XA: specs comparison

Sony has just unveiled its brand new 'X' series with a trio of new phones coming this summer: the super powerful, Snapdragon 820-based Xperia X Performance, the Snapdragon 650-laden Xperia X and the stylish Xperia XA mid-ranger.

There are three key areas of improvements in the new Sony Xperia X series: camera with a new predictive hybrid auto-focusing technology on top of a large, 23-megapixel sensor, battery with a new smart battery management and a sleek new design.

When it comes to the differences between the three, there are some important ones. Take a look at the table below to see how the Xperia X Performance differs from the Xperia X and Xperia XA.

Sony
Xperia X Performance
Sony
Xperia X
Sony
Xperia XA
PlatformAndroid 6 MarshmallowAndroid 6 MarshmallowAndroid 6 Marshmallow
Dimensions144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6mm
164.4 g weight
 142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9mm
153g weight
143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9mm
137.4g weight
Display5" Full HD (1080 x 1920)
5" Full HD (1080 x 1920)
5” HD (720 x 1280)
SoCSnapdragon 820Snapdragon 650MediaTek MT6755
RAM3 GB3 GB2 GB
Cameras23MP, Predictive Hybrid AF
13MP front cam
23MP, Predictive Hybrid AF
13MP front cam
13MP Exmor RS, 1/3"
8 MP front camera
Storage32 GB
with microSD support
32 GB (1 SIM) / 64 GB (2 SIM)
with microSD support
16 GB
with microSD support
Battery2700 mAh2620 mAh2300 mAh

source: Sony

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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:14 9

1. techperson211 (Posts: 1187; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And I thought they'll not show anything.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:15 13

2. donrox (Posts: 138; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


So unexpected!
Much awesome!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:47 4

25. submar (Posts: 442; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Sony makes me so damn regret to buy a Z5P

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:22 5

26. techperson211 (Posts: 1187; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Didn't regret mine. Z5p still the top dog for Sony. Just didn't expect this series that they'll unveil today.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 10:19

44. isprobi (Posts: 645; Member since: 30 May 2011)


None of these phones beat the Z5P unless you want the 13 MP front camera. And I read somewhere that only the X Performance is water resistant. So the Z5P may be the pinnacle of Sony phones

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 19:36

46. submar (Posts: 442; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


but SD820 performs better and do not heats up that much as 810

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:18 2

3. xperiaZlover (Posts: 201; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Good news is Xperia XA will be cheap comparative to the X and Xperformance.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:20 5

4. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Great job.2016 is shaping to be the best ever

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:42 4

12. AlikMalix (Posts: 5442; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


LOL, unfortunately for some - we get our toys in September..

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:03 4

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1329; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


At least you have half a year newer tech LOL

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:14

34. maple_mak (Posts: 205; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Yep iSheep toys.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 20:24

47. CraftyBoyGT (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


definitely....

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:20 3

5. Djz89 (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Awesome!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:25 6

7. w1000i (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


hahahaha, Sony through the SD820 in one of them like nothing

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:28 2

8. legiloca (Posts: 1373; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


And then release it in June? Dude everybody already got themselves a G5, S7 or M10 by that time

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:32 2

9. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


With the lack of pre-hype, I think they are not selling these to compete with the other flagships. Z would probably still remain as their flagship phones. Still a bummer since these are surprisingly good looking and nicely specced phones.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:22 1

27. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I think the X performance will replace the Z6 compact since they both have comparable sizes.. XA and X will replace M series.. I doubt there'll ever be C and E series. I also think Z6/ Z6 premium will be announced at IFA with new design, new camera sensor, and probably higher screen resolution!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:03 1

38. Swordylove (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


They won't replace anyone (including, God forbids, the Z Compacts). Z series have to be waterproof, and these are not.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:34 1

10. bistech (Posts: 59; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)


Is it waterproof?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:59 1

15. Djz89 (Posts: 297; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


i know the Xperia X Preformence is atleast.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:58 1

37. Swordylove (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


You know? From where?
There's no mention of it anywhere on their official site:
http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-x-performance

So I've come to a solid conclusion that they're all not waterproof.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:36 1

11. AZNHA (unregistered)


wow new family
good job sony

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:46

13. TerryTerius (Posts: 1672; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


It does seem as if there's an elevated level of competition so far. HP, Samsung & LG all dropped phones that are near perfect in different ways. I'm highly interested to see what everyone else will bring although I already know what two Phones I'll be buying this year. It's always awesome to see manufacturers give it their all. That's the way it should be.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:53 2

14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


X Performance looks great. Spec better than Z5. my only problem is the name.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:03 2

16. mimicryXD (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Apr 2015)


The xperia x performance looks sweets! Sd 820 with 1080p resolution i think its a beast! But better wait for review.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:04 2

18. Piyath_ale (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


Wow.. This year is great for smartphone enthusiasts..

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:26 3

19. Mawhob22222 (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Hhhh
Xperia xp better than S7

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:30 2

20. xperiaZlover (Posts: 201; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


I also expect this.
Z5p beated S7 exynos version in some GPU tests.
Seems like Xperia Xp will destroy the s7 GPU performance since it is fhd.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:16

35. phichart (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 May 2014)


and xp will be super hot like other Zseries and the s**tty camera...

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 20:27

48. CraftyBoyGT (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


super hot like overheating? or being popular?

Sorry, I just don't get it

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:37 1

23. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Good joke

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 18:50

40. therons (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


better design yes. but S7 comes with more nice feature, camera, better display (2k), always on display, more RAM.

XP is not a head to head compete to S7.

but yes i like XP design more than S7.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:33 1

21. NorthernViking (Posts: 33; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Looks like the Performance still is missing a killer feature compared to Samsung S7, though the specs are good enough for me to want one. Depends on price compared to flagship models from other brands.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:27

29. zarkonj (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


What is S7's killer feature? IMHO Samsung screwed up with thr S7. Not because of the Product itsself, but because LG showed how it's done. They have some true killer features: Finally a metal design, interchangeable modules, two back cameras (and these aren't for stupid s**t like changing the focus backwards. Like it was in the HTC M8. The cameras are for normal pictures or wide angle) This makes total sense, since you don't have interchangeable lenses on phones.

I think LG showcased to other manufacturers how it's done. They had the courage to try something new and they didn't tried this just on any smartphone. Instead they used their flagship! I am a big Sony Fan, but i gotta tell...LG did best this year!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:37

22. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


is this true dual SIM or again sim#1+sim#2/microSD???

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 03:38

24. therons (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


yeah for Sony XP...beauty beast mid ranger.
isn't it surprising?
Sony put 820 for mid ranger ....
you can see Z6 will roar the competition.
i think now Samsung will think produce the same mid ranger with 820 and fingerprint scanner as well.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:11 2

28. zarkonj (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


How is the X Performance a mid ranger? In my eyes, it is clearly highend.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:41 1

31. techperson211 (Posts: 1187; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Yeah, X Performance is the flagship of the X series.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 18:45

39. therons (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


mid ranger series with flagship capability.
i think this is Sony strategy to pricing down and compete with Xiaomi and other Chinese Brand. since they focus on mid and high (flagship) today.
i know XP spec is as good as Z5 as a flagship, but product differentiation can do that.
u already knew sony z compact series is the only compact phone using flagship chip and spec.
Sony is managing their line up to be M, X and Z.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 06:21

43. Einstein333 (Posts: 60; Member since: 22 May 2012)


There will be no Z6! The new x series is supposed to replace the old z series! So you could actually consider the x performance to be the z6!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:40

30. Af1rPA (Posts: 685; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Good work on the 5 inch compact Sony. Now just price it right and don't make us wait 5 months for the release.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 06:28

32. dimas (Posts: 2046; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Are they killing the z family? I like the x performance specs except for the battery. Too low if they're going to sell it at $600.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:12

33. mimicryXD (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Apr 2015)


yeah just like in samsung A Series that suppose to be a mid ranger but also expensive

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:37 3

36. bassembm (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)


Anyway phonearena will give it 7/10

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:12

41. techperson211 (Posts: 1187; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


+1 bro.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 06:20

42. Einstein333 (Posts: 60; Member since: 22 May 2012)


If they won't sell the Xperia X Performance in Europe, I will probably switch from Sony to Samsung!

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 18:23

45. squishypanda8 (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Who else is hoping to get the AX!

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 21:55 1

49. edelxander (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


No compact phones?, i'll stick with Z5 compact.

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