Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra now available to pre-order in the US

Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra now available to pre-order in the US
As you may have heard, Sony is officially releasing its entire Xperia X family of smartphones in the US, which means you'll be able to buy any of the four handsets currently included in the series: Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA. No carrier is planning to sell these devices, so they'll only be offered unlocked.

Starting this week, all four new Xperias are available to pre-ordered from Best Buy and B&H Photo, despite the fact that they won't start shipping at the same time. The first new Sony smartphone to be released will be the Xperia X (on June 26 - that's this Sunday). The Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA will be out on July 17, while the Xperia XA Ultra is expected to start shipping on July 24. The official prices are as follows (from low to high):

  • Xperia XA - $279.99
  • Xperia XA Ultra - $369.99
  • Xperia X - $549.99
  • Xperia X Performance - $699.99
Customers who pre-order any of the four new Sony handsets will receive free gifts: a 64 GB SanDisk MicroSD card with the Xperia XA or XA Ultra, and a 128 GB SanDisk MicroSD card with the Xperia X or Xperia X Performance. B&H Photo is even throwing in a free pair of Samsung Level U wireless headphones, but only with the Xperia X. 

We reviewed the Sony Xperia X earlier this month, but we didn't really find it good enough to justify its $549.99 price tag. Hopefully, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra will change our minds regarding Sony's newest smartphone series. Let us know if you're planning to buy any of these four handsets, will you?


sources: Best Buy, B&H Photo via Xperia Blog

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11 Comments

3. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Xperia XA is priced right, gorgeous little device

6. johnh3

Posts: 143; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I like the XA model. X is overpriced.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Lost the wow factor imo, water proofability is something I've come to expect from Sony handsets.

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Sony now just dont deserve even a half-chance!!

12. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

Sony must be out of their minds with this pricing.

14. dimas

Posts: 3373; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Management still thinks that it's still 2011. Went to a sony store to see the actual products, the plain back is good but the front is f**king ugly. I feel like I'm looking at a $200 phone and just imagine if people buy it and look at them everyday. I used to have z3 and z5 and I could say that the x is a lazy man's product.

13. dimas

Posts: 3373; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If I'm going to be in debt for an expensive phone, it's not going to be with sony's xperia x line. I'd rather go with the s7 injustice edition.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2595; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The X and the X Performance are just baffling. Sub flagship specs in one way or another, but flagship level prices. It's almost like Sony actively wants to fail fast just so that they write off their mobile business.

18. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I need some reviews first for the Xperia XA before I decide to buy it.

20. ReadersDB

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Please check our website ReadersDB

19. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

No Compact. Sad...

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