Sony’s surprised everyone with the launch of a brand new X series, which was a well-kept secret (another surprise from Sony). Sony’s new X series aims to make your smartphones smarter by adding features like object tracking in camera, or Qnovo Adaptive Charging to enhance battery backup.
All the three Xperia X series handsets – X, X Performance and XA, have 5 Inch display. Unlike Xperia XA, the Xperia X and X performance don’t have a bezel-less display. The 5 Inch display on each of the two has full HD resolution and the one on X Performance is surrounded by narrower bezels. Both handsets reek of familiar Xperia Z series design but the back door is fully metal.
Both Xperia X and Xperia X performance have very similar set of hardware and are primarily differentiated by the chipset used. The Xperia X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with Adreno 510 GPU, while the X Performance houses the magnificent Snapdragon 820 aided by Adreno 530 GPU.
Both handsets include 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a MicroSD card slot for secondary storage. The rear camera module has a 23MP sensor (Large 1/ 2.3 Inch sensor size) with F2.0 aperture 24mm lens, PDAF and LED flash. Camera software allows you to lock focus on a moving object and click images with minimum blur.
Sony has been equaly generous with the front camera. A 13MP shooter (1/3 inch camera sensor), with F2.0 aperture 22mm lens and HDR has been included for detailed selfies.
Unlike Xperia X, the X performance is IP65 / IP68 dust-tight & water resistant, and has a slightly bigger 2700 mAh battery. Both the handsets are running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based software.
Key Specifications of Sony Xperia X and X Performance
|Model||Xperia X||Xperia X Performance|
|Display||5 Inch, Full HD||5 Inch, Full HD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, Adreno 510 GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 GPU|
|Camera||23MP Rear and 13MP Front camera||23MP Rear and 13MP Front camera|
|Battery||2620 mAh||2700 mAh|
|Internal Memory||32GB, Expandable up to 200GB||32GB, Expandable up to 200GB|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Dimensions and Weight||142.7 x 69.4 x 7.9 mm and 153 grams||144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm and 165 grams|
|Price||599 Euros||699 Euros|