Sony launches the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA in the US

Sony launches the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA in the US
Several weeks after releasing the Xperia X stateside, Sony is now also selling the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA in the US. Just like the Xperia X, both new smartphones are available unlocked - no carriers involved - and can be found at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Reagan Wireless.

The Xperia X Performance costs $699.99, and comes with a 128 GB SanDisk microSD card in the box, while the Xperia XA is priced at $279.99, coming with a 64 GB card. For some reason, the free microSD card doesn't seem to be available for the Xperia X Performance if you're purchasing the handset from Amazon.

We already reviewed the Sony Xperia X Performance and Sony Xperia XA, but, instead of being impressed by them, we were rather disappointed. Anyhow, if you visit the Sony Mobile US website (via the source links below), you'll find links to all the places in the US where these new Xperias are currently available. The smartphones will work on most GSM/LTE carriers (starting with AT&T and T-Mobile), but not on CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint.

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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(11.3h talk time)
Xperia X Performance
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(15.67h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Too little too late.

2. maherk

Posts: 6776; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Anyone knows the reason why the fingerprint scanners are disabled on the US models?

5. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Probably some patent issues. For example new Alcatel Idol 4s doesn't have fingerprint scanner in Europe and does have one in the US.

3. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

xperia is DEAD!!!! fu*k u sony i do love you before but your phones now are a piece of crap!

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They aren't pieces of crap but certainly not worth their price tag.

7. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

Probably you never had an Xperia phone... not able to afford it?? not for everyone for sure.

9. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

... especially ones with brains.

10. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

or empty wallets...

11. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

or you (of both the criteria)

16. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

how much is your as* or mouth to stick my hard c*ck?!?!

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Stop such retarded comments, no one wants your cock... and be polite.

17. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Well, you proved that point is not valid :P

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2567; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You can practically taste the consumer apathy...

8. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I used sony phones since t68i days. Their phone price are rediculously high with what it can offer nowadays.

12. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

i love the X performance look...it's so simple and mature at the same time....maybe $700 is a little bit too much but it's a very nice phone and having used sony before im pretty it's a killer phone

13. dimas

Posts: 3348; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

$700 dollars? Ok sony better luck next year.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the price tag is the same as any other flagships(Samsung. IPhone lg) out there.

15. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

When will they learn? Similar story every year. Meh phones for outrageous prices, no marketing, key features disabled in certain markets, and no carrier availability. Yes, I've had an Xperia phone. Battery saver was good and that's about it. The UI is old and needs a complete redesign. Sony, step up your game.

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