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.

Xperia X Performance
Xperia X
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
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



1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And I thought they'll not show anything.

2. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

So unexpected! Much awesome!

25. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Sony makes me so damn regret to buy a Z5P

26. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

44. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 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

46. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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

3. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

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

4. josephnero

Posts: 782; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Great job.2016 is shaping to be the best ever

12. AlikMalix unregistered

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

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At least you have half a year newer tech LOL

34. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yep iSheep toys.

47. CraftyBoyGT

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 21, 2015


5. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014


7. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

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

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

9. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

27. Omarion07

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 13, 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!

38. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

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

10. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Is it waterproof?

15. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i know the Xperia X Preformence is atleast.

37. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

You know? From where? There's no mention of it anywhere on their official site: So I've come to a solid conclusion that they're all not waterproof.

11. AZNHA unregistered

wow new family good job sony

13. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

14. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

16. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

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

18. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

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

19. Mawhob22222

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Hhhh Xperia xp better than S7

20. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

35. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

48. CraftyBoyGT

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

super hot like overheating? or being popular? Sorry, I just don't get it

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