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Sony Xperia X Performance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Sony Xperia X Performance. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The camera and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price, while opinions about the screen and battery are mixed.

performance, design, camera, size, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia X Performance is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia X Performance from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the camera and design.

design, camera

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This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia X Performance unlocked smartphone,32GB Lime Gold (US Warranty)Sony Xperia X Performance unlocked smartphone,32GB Lime Gold (US Warranty)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (

Sony Xperia X Performance review


Sony's high-end Android phone is seriously lacking

Fetching design ; Water-resistant ; Expandable storage

High cost ; Some mid-range specs ; Lacks fingerprint sensor ; Disappointing camera

It's as if Sony doesn't realize how cutthroat this market is. Snapdragon 820 performance, waterproofing and microSD support aside, there's not enough here to recommend this overly expensive Android phone.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about


You may have heard by now that Sony announced a new line of Xperia devices at Mobile World Congress, called the X series.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Cipriani (

Sony Xperia X Performance doesn't live up to its name


When performance loses all meaning...

Snaps quality pics ; Waterproof ; Unlocked for AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.

Lacks fingerprint reader ; Sluggish performance ; High price doesn't match overall experience

The Sony Xperia X Performance's sluggish performance and missing flagship features isn't worth its flagship $700 price tag.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Sony Xperia X and X Performance review (hands-on): Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.


Is this goodbye for the Sony Xperia Z? The company's flagship phone now comes with two different processors, and first impressions are good

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Sony Xperia X Performance Review


Sony's newest smartphone delivers a fantastic camera and hardware that's worth the cash. Early reviews of this device have been mixed, for reasons from the device having an "underwhelming camera" to the device having an "awkward volume control...

The Sony Xperia X Performance suffers from Sony’s inability to survive only on their basic software finesse and high-quality hardware builds. That’s unfortunate. Instead they seem to have to jam in as much software and promotions as they can to make...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia X Performance review: $700 worth of disappointment


Sony, what are you doing? Though the $700 Xperia X Performance features a flagship-level processor and runs well as a result, Sony apparently didn't feel the need to bring anything new to the table. What we have here is a reasonably good smartphone...

Flagship-level performance ; Water-resistant design ; Lightweight, unobtrusive Android skin

Not worth the asking price ; Lacks some features you'd expect from a flagship ; Middling camera ; Occasionally overheats

If anyone from Sony is reading this, here's a serious question: What were you trying to accomplish with the X Performance? It's a perfectly passable flagship, but is this really the sort of flagship you want your name attached to? I don't mean to be...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia X Performance (32GB, graphite black)


The X Performance (never to be called the XP, I'm told by Sony) is the turbo-charged version of the Xperia X . Sony has packed more processing power into the Performance, along with speedier LTE 4G connectivity and a slightly bigger battery. Other than...

Absolutely brimming with power, the Sony Xperia X Performance is well designed and the only new Xperia to be waterproof.

Battery life needs a big boost for this phone to live up to its potential.

The Xperia X Performance runs rings around the basic Xperia X and is a great phone for anyone who likes their handsets with a bit of grunt.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia X Performance


The unlocked Sony Xperia X Performance packs a top-of-the-line processor and a good camera, but it's missing some key features you'd expect from a high-end phone, and it suffered from overheating in testing.

Fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Solid camera. Latest software and minimal bloatware. Expandable storage. IP68 waterproofing.

Overheating issues in testing. Mediocre battery life. Relatively low-resolution display. No fingerprint scanner.

Conclusions For $700, the Sony Xperia X Performance doesn't bring anything new or particularly interesting to the table. It does have some of the hardware you'd expect from a top-tier phone, but the 1080p display, middling battery life, and overheating...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Nic Healey (

When you feel the need for speed, the Xperia X Performance is there for you (review)


If you're a "Top Gun" type and expect your phone to have the power of a jet engine, then you're exactly who Sony had in mind with the Xperia X Performance.

Absolutely brimming with power, the Sony Xperia X Performance is well designed and the only new Xperia to be waterproof

Battery life needs a big boost for this phone to live up to its potential

The Xperia X Performance runs rings around the basic Xperia X and is a great phone for anyone who likes their handsets with a bit of grunt.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Apple iPhone 6s


Sony's got a new breed of smartphone in town, with the Xperia X lineup arriving to offer shoppers a variety of feature and performance options (with an emphasis on camera capabilities and battery life), all tied around a unified design. Of all those...

Looking at all these comparisons individually, Sony's model ended up coming a lot closer to competing on the same level as Apple's market-leader than we ever expected it might, and even where one phone pulled ahead of the other in all the various...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2700
Continuous audio playback time:75
Continuous video playback time:10.9
Standby time (2G):530
Standby time (3G):540
Standby time (4G):530
Talk time (2G):11
Talk time (3G):15.6

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:3200, 4000, 12800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes


Brand colour:Graphite Black / Lime Gold / Rose Gold / White
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Gold, Lime / Pink / Pink gold / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:3


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, ADTS, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:820


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Play, Google+


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.4 / 144
Width:7 / 70