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Sony Xperia X Performance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Sony Xperia X Performance. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The portability and camera are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the screen. Many are less positive about the battery and price.

performance, camera, portability, size, design

price, battery

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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: 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

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Sony Xperia X Performance Review


It's a new day for Sony, as the company turns the spotlight from the Xperia Z models that for so long dominated its smartphone lineup to welcome a new series of handsets, to this year's Xperia X family. And while last year may have left you wondering...

Nice, clean look ; Unobtrusive UI ; Respectable performance ; Fast camera launch/capture

Price, price, price ; Hardware not quite up to the level of competitors ; Lack of 4K video is a downgrade from Z5 ; Build quality falls short of expectations

The big problem with the Sony Xperia X Performance isn't one having to do with the phone's features, its software, or even its design. Instead, it's in how the manufacturer is positioning the phone.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Juan Carlos Bagnell (

Sony Xperia X Performance review: Streamlined at a cost…


Streamlining is the name of the game, but can SONY still command a price premium with these specs? Here's our full Sony Xperia X Performance review!

Stylish design

– Thermal throttling

I have to admit to not being able to fully partake of the Sony ecosystem, lacking a current PlayStation, but I can’t believe that’s a significant omission as it pertains to daily smartphone use. Every brand carries fans and critics and Sony is no...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Sony Xperia X Performance Review Tim Schiesser


The new Xperia X series may not carry the same name as its predecessor, the Xperia Z, but there's no mistaking these products for a revolutionary change. I've been testing the the top-end Xperia X Performance for a few weeks now and I've found it to be...

Great 23-megapixel camera. System performance is excellent thanks to the Snapdragon 820 inside. Front-facing stereo speakers.

Dated, chunky design. Poor battery life. Display has improved very little in three years. Bloatware. No 4K video recording or USB-C. Expensive.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (

Sony Xperia X Performance review – is it worth $700?


Sony decided to revamp their flagship smartphone this year, but does this new device prove to be a worthy successor? We find out, in this Sony Xperia X Performance review.

Classic Sony design ; Metal back ; Unintrusive software ; microSD expansion ; Good camera ; Front facing speakers ; Vibrant display

No fingerprint sensor ; No 4K video recording ; Volume/camera key feel cheap ; Overpriced, considering what it lacks

The Sony Xperia X Performance is a good smartphone, but it lacks some key features that are expected from flagships, and its current price point makes the device overpriced, and offers poor value for the money.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (

Review: $699 is a lot to ask for the fairly basic Sony Xperia X Performance


Even with impressive specs, there's something lacking in the X Performance.

Sony's Xperia X Performance is a confusing smartphone. Arguably the biggest thing about it is that it's the "flagship" of Sony's newest line of smartphones, the X line that the company will be focusing on going forward. However, when you compare it to...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23


Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes