Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA already up for pre-order in the UK, prices and colors revealed

Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA already up for pre-order in the UK, prices and colors revealed
Sony had a very pleasant surprise in store for us at this year's MWC and that was the new Xperia X line. Meant to replace the current Xperia Z flagship series, there are three new arrivals to look forward to – the midrange, side bezel-free Xperia XA, the slightly more powerful Xperia X, and the top-shelf class Xperia X Performance. Thus far, we didn't know much about pricing and availability for the new handsets, besides a promised June launch, and a reported “exclusive offer” for users that pre-order the Xperia XA or Xperia X.

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.


source: Amazon.co.uk (Link 1)(Link 2) via Pocket-lint

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Xperia XA
  • 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
Xperia X
  • 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)

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26 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Gorgeous phones. Goddam!

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

720$ for the X! And people wonder why Sony is making loss on phones. Better buy a Z3 for half the cost.

8. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

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.

18. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

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,

19. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Well if you shop around, you can actually get a S7 for under £500.

15. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Xperia X, wallet destroyer of the year.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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.

4. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Mid range phone, for flagship price. Then don't even offer the X Performance in key markets like UK and Germany. Sony has officially lost the plot.

5. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

oh God, look at the top and bottom bezels

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome species but higher price :(

20. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Don't you mean specifications?

9. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

wish this was 5.5 or 5.7icnh, 3 or 4GB ram

10. rsiders

Posts: 1810; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Promised June launch? Are they smoking?

11. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Is there anything of the Sony X lineup to make it stand out from the rest? Still the same design as the Z series and that didn't sell well, why did they do it again?

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The X is worse than the Z5, why would anyone choose it over that?

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The price for sony phones are always high, they really should do something about that.

14. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Sony, when people told you to be compete samsung, they didn't mean to have higher price. They should rethink their pre-order prices.

17. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

XA price is not bad. But it will probably be 30% less in 2 months. Very cheap then.

21. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

The "X" is going to flail harder than a magikarp.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Xperia Used Splash, But Nothing Happened!

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Xperia Used Splash, But Nothing Happened!

22. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

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.

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$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

27. gauthamkailash

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 23, 2016

Xperia XA seems like a pretty good mid range deal. But Xperia X is overpriced.

28. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

that X's price tag :/

29. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

X is £399, not £499.

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