Sony brought its three new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. They’re the trio forming the first generation X-series smartphones, and they’re completely different from the Z series, first of all because of the new design – the Xperia XA, X have a faux metal body, while the X Performance comes with a brushed metal back, as this is the top end variant. So, let’s take a look at their specs and see if they’re worth your money.
Sony Xperia XA
It measures 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm and weights 137.4 grams, and unlike all the previous Xperia devices, it has an edge-to-edge display with a miniscule bezel, while the edges are slightly rounded. The rear cover is made of plastic and it looks cheap, while its 5-inch IPS LCD display supports a HD resolution and it’s protected by a scratch-resistant glass. Inside, it houses a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 octa core processor that runs at 2GHz and it’s backed by 2GB of RAM. Its internal memory as a capacity of 16GB and it can be expanded up to 200TB with a microSD card. On the rear side you’ll find a 13MP camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while the front camera has a resolution of 8MP and it’s equipped with autofocus. The battery is relatively small, of 2300mAh, and it remains to be seen how much it will last.
Sony Xperia X and X Performance
Both phones have a Full HD 5-inch Triluminos display with X-Reality Engine technology and they have the same cameras: 23 MP on the back with phase detection autofocus (it predicts motion and it will take shots without being blurred) and LED flash, and a secondary camera of 13MP. The rear camera performs great in good lighting conditions, but the focus tracking feature is losing the subject after a few seconds and the photo turns out a bit blurry.
The X Performance is the premium variant, it’s waterproof and comes equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that has two dual core processors running at 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz respectively, which are backed by 3GB of RAM and it has an internal memory of 32GB, also expandable up to 200GB. Its battery has a capacity of 2700mAh.
The Xperia X houses only a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 hexa core processor (two cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four cores clocked at 1.4GHz) which is backed by 3GB of RAM and there are two options of internal memories with capacities of 32GB and 64GB, which can be expanded up to 200GB. The 2620mAh battery will keep the phone alive for as long as possible.
Likewise the Z5 series of phones, the X and X Performance have the same power button on the right side, which acts as a fingerprint scanner. In addition, all three models come pre-loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
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