Sony Announces The X Series of Smartphones

This year at MWC, Sony took a really bold turn and decided to announce a completely new series known as the X series. The series has 3 phones that range from entry level to high end, the phones are Sony Xperia XA, Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Performance. For those who don’t know, this is a huge departure from Sony’s traditional Z series.

Another surprising thing that we witnessed was Sony not announcing any mini version of the phone or any phablet this time around. So without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at all the phones from the Sony X series.

Sony Xperia XA

The first and the most affordable one is the Sony Xperia XA, the phone comes with a MediaTek MT6755 processor and 2 gigs of RAM, there’s a 5 inch screen with HD resolution and a 13 megapixel rear and an 8 megapixel front camera. The phone was 16 gigs of expandable storage and will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
xpera xaThe phone will come with a compact 2,300 mAh battery and won’t have a fingerprint reader or IP certification.

Sony Xperia X

The Xperia X is the mid-ranger from the latest series, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 650 processor, 3 gigs of RAM and has Android 6.0 Marshmallow under the hood, in addition to that, the cameras have been bumped up to 23 megapixel Predictive Hybrid Auto Focus on the back and a hefty 13 megapixel unit on the front.


The battery has been upgraded to a respectable 2,620 mAh and Sony promises 2 day of use from one complete charge. Something all Sony lovers can vouch for. The phone will come with Hi-Res audio support and will have stereo speakers and a fingerprint reader.

Xperia X Performance

Sony is firing on all of its four with the Xperia X Performance, the phone comes with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 gigs or RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage, the phone does come with IP68 certification unlike the other in the series. The display on all 3 phones remain the same and the X Performance will also 5 inch of display and FHD resolution just like the Xperia X.X Performance

You will get a 23 megapixel hybrid auto focus camera, and a 13 megapixel front camera. The phone will have a fingerprint reader right inside the power button.

Final Words

Although Sony’s decision of moving away from the Xperia Z series is bold, it seems like Sony means business this time around. Let’s hope Sony does a global launch of the much promising X series. Let us know what you think about the devices in the comments below.