Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA already up for pre-order in the UK, prices and colors revealed
posted by Paul K. / Apr 26, 2016, 9:26 AM
Today, Amazon's UK website has listed a couple of the new handsets up for pre-order. Priced in British Pounds, of course, we now know that the Xperia XA will run for $345 (£239.99) and the Xperia X will don a $720 (£499.99) price-tag on that side of The Pond. The listings claim that the XA will, indeed, launch on June the 10th, but, surprisingly, the Xperia X's release date is pegged at the 20th of May. We've also got a glimpse at the available finishes for both handsets — while there will probably be more when Sony starts churning out the new handsets en mass, we currently have a Black and Rose Gold Xperia X, and an Xperia XA in beautiful Lime Gold, White, and Black.
Interestingly, there's still no word on the Xperia X Performance – it was not mentioned in the previous report about pre-order bonuses, and it's nowhere to be seen on Amazon right now. The most powerful smartphone of the trio will probably be released even later than June and, seeing how the smartphone launches are currently spaced out, one could assume the X Performance to launch in July. But that's just an educated guess.
As a reminder, the Xperia XA packs a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display, an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal storage, a 13 MP main camera with phase detection autofocus, and an 8 MP selfie snapper. The Xperia X hauls a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, 23 MP camera with PDAF, a 13 MP frontal cam, and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, seen on the Xperia Z5. The Xperia X Performance, whose price and release date are still a mystery, dons the same hardware as the regular X, save for having a quad-core, flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.
- Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor MediaTek Helio P10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2300 mAh
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2620 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
720$ for the X! And people wonder why Sony is making loss on phones. Better buy a Z3 for half the cost.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:32 AM 12
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Well phones always get marked up in the UK, so if it does come stateside it will likely be less. And given the flagships are around 600 GBP there, 50p sounds reasonable given that it has the same stuff as the flagship save for the weaker chip. Same cameras. Same battery. Same display. Same design.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 10:37 AM 1
Weaker chip makes all the difference IMO. Let me list the disadvantages compared to other flagships. 1. Less RAM. 2. 1080p compared to QHD(QHD being useful or not, 1080p should cut down the price). 3. No 4k recording or slow-mo. 4. LPDDR3 RAM, less memory bandwidth. 5. 2014 grade eMMC storage. See, I don't care if you list similarities with the flagships. I'm just telling you that it's not a flagship, not even close. And even the Z3 is a better deal here. This phone doesn't deserve anything over 300$, regardless of country. Look at phones like the Huawei Honor 5X or the nexus 5X. They have similar/better specs than this thing,
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 11:27 AM 2
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Really disappointed by Sony. Their marketing is abysmal and they never seem to care about customer feedback. Sure so the X in black is nice and all and I might have bought it instead because I am still that much of a fanboy for them (as much as I hate to finally admit) but guess what? It's at least 2 months too late. By then the Galaxy S7 will already be sold unlocked 10% lower than MSRP and be much cheaper with more advanced tech.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:39 AM 1
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The "X" is going to flail harder than a magikarp.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 12:27 PM 2
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He thinks that selling Sony xperia x 700 $ ?. It is drugged or ?. This is a scam that must have cost quietly Xa $ 299 and one X had to sell $ 400-450. Sony, my favorite brand gives me the impression that no longer wants to continue in the cellular business.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 3:02 PM 0
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$345 for Helio P10 and $720 for SD650?? did they really think they can sell it? even with 50% its still overpriced :v just look at the price of Redmi Note 3 which also use SD650, you can literally buy 5 redmi note 3 for Xperia X price
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 9:31 PM 0
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