The three Android smartphones Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance have 5-inch displays and see how the predecessor of the Z5 series from. A “predictive autofocus” to focus on faster moving objects.

Sony has presented in Barcelona three new smartphones from high-end to mid-range: The Xperia X, the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance differ mainly in equipment but not in size: all have 5-inch displays and almost identical case dimensions.

While the Xperia X Z series inherits the Xperia XA is a weakly-equipped middle class smartphone. The most expensive and most powerful of the three, which X Performance, comes the time being not to Germany. All three run on Android 6.0 marshmallow.

Sony Xperia X

The Xperia X should follow the presented year only six months ago Xperia Z5, but stands of visually and technically barely starting. The case looks almost identical, the display is 5 inches minimally smaller (Xperia Z5: 5.2 inches). It has the same resolution (1920 × 1080) and the same colour space, which is well above the usual sRGB, and there should be very bright (700 cd / m²). As the Z5 series has the Xperia X a narrow fingerprint sensor, which is integrated in the on / off switch at the edge.

The camera takes still photos with a maximum of 23 megapixels, but to have been technically improved. Especially Sony emphasizes the autofocus, the calculated movement of objects, where he focuses. Sony calls the “predictive focus”, it should automatically adjust even in continuous shooting and better sharpen. The front-side camera, Sony has also improved: now takes pictures with 13 megapixels and has a 22-mm wide-angle focus.


The built-in flash memory of 32 GB can be expanded via MicroSD, incorporated are 3 GB RAM and a non-replaceable 2620 mAh battery, which in my Quick Charge according to Sony takes only 10 minutes to load for 5.5 hours of run time.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is more attributable to the middle class and not as efficient as the Snapdragon 820 in LG G5.The 156-gram Xperia X will be available for 600 euros in Germany since the end of May, in the colours black, white, rosé gold and an unusual “Lime Gold”.

Sony Xperia XA

Also, the Xperia XA is coming into these four colours to Germany in May, but it costs only 300 euros. It has a very narrow frame on the left and right of the display. At the edges of the glass pane is slightly rounded front display, the display itself is not bent.

The equipment is worse than the Xperia X: It has a 13 megapixel camera on the back and a wide-angle camera with 8 megapixels front. The forecasts focus of Xperia X is absent. Of the 16 GB internal memory are only 10 available, they can be expanded via microSD. The battery has 2300mAh.

The Mediatek processor Helio P10 also positioned rather in the middle class, peak performance is therefore out of the XA rather not tease. Also at 5-inch display Sony has saved: It shows only a maximum of 1080 × 720 instead of Full-HD and only the sRGB colour space.

It is just under 9 mm thicker than the other two smartphones, has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon built 820 and has the same Full HD display as the Xperia X – the 4K display of Z5 premium Sony has thus renounced again after all the criticism , Even otherwise, many specifications are identical to the Xperia X: It also has the 23-megapixel camera with the new autofocus and is offered with 32 GB of memory. The battery is 2700 mAh, although larger than the the X (2620 mAh) and XA (2300 mAh), but smaller than the the Xperia Z5.

Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA each have a range of matching Style Covers and will roll out in four elegant finishes; White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold, from Summer 2016.

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