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



49. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

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

45. squishypanda8

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Who else is hoping to get the AX!

42. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

36. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Anyway phonearena will give it 7/10

41. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

+1 bro.

32. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

33. mimicryXD

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

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

30. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

24. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

yeah for Sony 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.

28. zarkonj

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

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

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

39. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

43. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 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!

22. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

21. NorthernViking

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

29. zarkonj

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 30, 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!

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

23. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Good joke

40. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

18. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

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

16. mimicryXD

Posts: 187; 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.

14. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

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.

11. AZNHA unregistered

wow new family good job sony

10. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Is it waterproof?

15. Djz89

Posts: 447; 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.

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