Sony Xperia X and XA pre-orders to come with "exclusive" offer

Announced by Sony at MWC 2016 in February, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, and Xperia XA (pictured above) will only be available to buy starting June.

According to Xperia Blog, folks who've pre-registered their interest in two of the new phones are now receiving emails from Sony informing them that pre-orders are around the corner. Apparently, customers who pre-order the Xperia X, Xperia XA, or the Xperia Ear headset will get "an exclusive offer." At the moment, we don't know what this offer includes, though it could be about reduced prices, or some freebies bundled with the new Xperia devices.

It's not clear if those who pre-order the Xperia X Performance will also be entitled to this exclusive offer (as you can see in the image below, only the Xperia X and Xperia XA are mentioned). Anyhow, all three upcoming Xperia X handsets will be available in the US. Most likely, they'll be sold unlocked, unless Sony surprises us by striking a deal with a carrier - which hasn't happened recently.

Sony already confirmed that the Xperia X family replaces the Z series. Thus, the Xperia X Performance seems to be the company's next flagship smartphone, succeeding the Xperia Z5.

The Xperia X Performance and Xperia X have a lot of things in common, including 5-inch 1080p displays, 23 MP rear cameras, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. However, they feature different metal finishes, and different processors: the X Performance is powered by the high-end Snapdragon 820, while the X uses the mid-range Snapdragon 650. As for the Xperia XA, this sports a 5-inch 720p display with almost no side bezels, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor helped by 2 GB of RAM. To find out more about Sony's new smartphones, go check out our Xperia X, Xperia Performance, and Xperia XA hands-on (video included).

via: Xperia Blog



1. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

That's a pretty solid looking phone. I might switch from Sprint just to get the X performance. Always loved the Sony devices.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Go with Tmo if you switch.....You probably know already but I just thought I'd tell you anyway.

9. TypicalGeek

Posts: 219; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Yup. Tmo is probably the best bang for buck provider. Their coverage has gotten way better the last 2 years.

11. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Sprint never offered any xperia devices. Yeah, X performance looks solid.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I was starting to forget about the X line already.

35. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Let's wait a little longer, patience my friend.

30. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

34. Omarion07

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I hope so!

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Sony's lineup this year is not as interesting as Samsung, LG or HTC. One week ago, I bought a brand new Z3 for $250 to replace my Z. Couldn't be happier with its consistent of 7+ SOT.

5. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

No doubt z3 is still the king of xperia batteries.

18. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Z3 is still a good buy. I love the design of the Z3 better than z5. And the phone has a pretty good stamina in terms of battery life.

20. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I always got 5+ hrs of SOT on my Z3 while using kitkat . Lollipop kind of killed it. 3-4 hrs SOT. My New S7 edge is giving me 4-5 hr SOT. PS: My screen brightness is always at max.

26. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

I am using z3 with the concept build, and the battery life is very good, like much better than it was on lollipop. I dont want to upgrade anymore due to the fact that only z3/z3c users can sign up on the consept build. The android verson the consept uses is by far the best i have ever tried on any smartphone, and one reason i wont leave sony for a while :)

31. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

screen eat up most of the battery

4. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

After sd820 products lg g5 were reviewed, I'm hoping sony could still change x performance battery from 2700 to 3000mah or more when released. 5" display and 8.7mm thickness can have so much room for the battery.

6. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sony should definitely up their game on carrier partnerships and improve their pricing. Can't believe Xperias are sold considerably less in Hong Kong vs Philippines when they're like 3 hours away...

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1569; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I might replace the old Samsung S3 with the XA, pretty good mid-end phone.

8. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Look at those gigantic Apple bezels! No thank you.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I might actually get the X, especially since it has a 1080p screen versus a 1440p one. In my opinion, 1440p is useless. Hopefully it is priced right.

12. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

With the SD820 powering this, the QHD screen isn't going to bog down performance or battery life. That was an issue with older (SD810) SoC's only.

21. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Buy the Note 4 for 250$ USD or the Note 5 for 500 usd. Dont waste money on anything else.

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Fact of a day: not everybody likes Samsung

13. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Smitten by the Xperia XA's design. A real Head turner. If Sony has used the XA's design for its flagship, it might have achieved a bigger success or atleast, more attention from the consumers.

16. monoke

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

That's closest to true side bezeless I've seen. Everybody else seems to have an annoying thick black border. Love this look.

28. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Exactly, it's deceiving. If only the Sony Flagships had the XA's design language with a more premium build and waterproofing, it would have been unbeatable from Hardware perspective. Well, we could only hope.....:(

32. Youshy

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

one of the best best Design from Sony very futuristic and simple i really like it and i am planing to get one

14. Khmer-Geek unregistered

Xperia? ok ok they were moved to the museum hahaha sony u should focus more on sensor. apple alive u alive u r slave of apple lol

15. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You are a sheep of Apple!

24. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Apple will slave us? Go wash your face. What product you want at future? Apple Car? Apple Table? Apple Broom?

27. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

What the fakk did i just read?

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