Sony have been tight lipped about their announcement for Mobile World Congress and strangely, not a single leak before today so everybody was taken by surprise when Sony announced the Xperia X series of phones.

Sony see this range as an evolution of the Xperia brand and they have created three phones, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, and Xperia XA.  The selling point on the Xperia X Performance and Xperia X phones is the Predictive Hybrid Autofocus developed with the help of Sony’s Alpha camera engineers.  The camera lets you choose the subject to focus on and then predicts its motion, so you can capture the action free from blur.  All the models also have Sony’s smart battery management which helps the battery last 2 days and it also lengthens the life of the actual battery.  Let’s take a look at devices, starting at the top.

Xperia X Performance Black

The Xperia X Performance in Black

The Xperia Performance is the top of the range phone and has the latest Snapdragon 820 processor so this device will be insanely fast.  Specs include:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor,
  • 3GB RAM,
  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 32GB on-board storage expandable to 2TB via MicroSD card
  • Rear camera: 23MP Exmor RS sensor with an F2.0 aperture
  • Front camera: 13MP Exmor RS sensor with an F2.0 aperture
  • Finger print sensor
  • Bluetooth & NFC
  • 2700mAh battery
The Xperia X in Gold

The Xperia X in Gold

The Xperia X is the mid-range phone which looks very similar to the X Performance.  The main differences are the processor, opting for the slightly less powerful but more than capable Snapdragon 650 chip, the battery is slightly smaller but not massively and it will still last the 2 days due to that smart battery management system.  Specs include:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor,
  • 3GB RAM,
  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 32GB on-board storage expandable to 2TB via MicroSD card
  • Rear camera: 23MP Exmor RS sensor with an F2.0 aperture
  • Front camera: 13MP Exmor RS sensor with an F2.0 aperture
  • Finger print sensor
  • Bluetooth & NFC
  • 2620mAh battery
Xperia-XA-White

The Xperia XA in White

And finally we have the entry level Xperia XA.  This phone looks really nice for an entry level phone and has an edge to edge display which the more expensive phones in the range don’t have.  It also features a hybrid autofocus system on the camera too.

Spec include:

  • MediaTek MT6755 processor,
  • 2GB RAM,
  • 5 inch 720p HD display
  • 16GB on-board storage expandable to 2TB via MicroSD card
  • Rear camera: 13MP Exmor RS sensor
  • Front camera: 8MP Exmor R sensor with an F2.0 aperture
  • 2300mAh battery

So there we have it.  Sony have made some nice looking phones but have they delivered enough to compete with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 or LG’s G5?  How do you like Sony’s offerings in comparison and will you be looking to buy one when they are released during the summer months?

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