Sony Xperia X series, the successor to the company?s Xperia Z series, which was initially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, is finally coming to the United States.
US customers can finally start pre-ordering Xperia X and other X series models starting today. The Xperia X series consists of four models: the high-end Xperia X and X Performance and the budget Xperia XA and larger-screen counterpart, XA Ultra.
Pre-orders for the Xperia X are available across a number of retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Reagan Wireless. The Xperia X will cost $550 including a free 128GB micro SD card and will launch on 26 June 2016.
The X was initially made available for pre-order starting May 31st from Sony, Amazon and other retailers, until pre-order sites were temporarily deactivated; instead buyers could only register for placeholders. However, since June 22nd, with just four days to go before the release, all pre-order pages went live again.
Xperia X family Launch details for U.S.:
Xperia X: $549.99 (free 128GB MicroSD memory card) ? Release: 26 June 2016
Xperia XA: $279.99 (free MicroSD memory card) ? Release: 17 July 2016
Xperia X Performance: $699.99 (free 128GB MicroSD memory card) ? Release: 17 July 2016
Xperia XA Ultra: $369.99 (free 64GB MicroSD memory card) ? Release: 24 July 2016
Where to Pre-Order Xperia X:
Xperia X ? $549 [Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg]
Xperia X Performance ? $699 [Best Buy, B&H, Amazon]
Xperia XA ? $279 [Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg]
Xperia XA Ultra ? $369 [Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg]
The Xperia X is equipped with 5.0 inch Full HD display along with a plastic design and aluminum edges around the frame for added styling and durability. The screen on the Xperia X is superb as it has slim bezels, excellent brightness and high contrast, thanks to the X-reality display engine combined with Triluminos display technology.
The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core CPU. The smartphone houses a whopping 23-megapixel snapper and 13-megapixel front-facing shooter. It also comes with Quick Charge 2.0 and is crammed with 32 GB storage capacity and 3 GB of RAM.
On the other hand, Xperia X Performance is a more premium device boasting of a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. It’s also IP68 certified, meaning it’s dust-resistant and can be submerged up to 1.5 meters or nearly 5 feet underwater for 30 minutes. Other features including the camera, display and internal storage is the same as that of the Xperia X.
Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra
Both budget Xperia XA and XA Ultra are powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 Octa-Core CPU, with 16GB of storage capacity. ?While XA Ultra packs 3GB of RAM, XA has 2GB of RAM under its hood.
The difference also continues with the display sizes as the Xperia XA comes with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display while XA Ultra touts a bigger screen, a 6.0-inch IPS LCD display. In terms of camera, the XA Ultra packs a 21.5-megapixel shooter plus a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper while XA has 13-megapixel a and 8-megapixel cameras. But both the handsets run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Xperia X Specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Processor with 3GB of RAM
- 5″ Full HD 1080p, TRILUMINOS? Display for mobile, X-Reality? for mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
- 23 MP, 1/2.3” Exmor? RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, Predictive Hybrid AF, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm G Lens F2.0, Low-light photography: ISO 12800, Full HD 1080p Video Recording
- Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow),, 64-bit-capable
- Fingerprint Scanner, Clear Audio+ technology
- 32GB of storage, microSD up to 200GB
- 2,620 mAh battery