MWC 2016: Sony Xperia X and X Performance With Full Metal Design Announced

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.

Xperia X Performance Colours

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
RAM 3GB 3GB
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
Dual SIM Yes Yes
Price 599 Euros 699 Euros

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