Sony Announces Xperia X Series Is Coming To The US This Summer, Xperia X Available For Pre-Order Today

Sony Announces Xperia X Series Is Coming To The US This Summer, Xperia X Available For Pre-Order Today

Sony Announces Xperia X Series Is Coming To The US This Summer, Xperia X Available For Pre-Order Today

1 comment 📅25 May 2014, 02:45


Sony Announces Xperia X Series Is Coming To The US This Summer, Xperia X Available For Pre-Order Today
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Sony has long been (rightly) criticized for ignoring the US market, opting to release phones here very late or not at all. In the case of the Marshmallow-powered Xperia X series, it’s just a little late. These devices were announced at Mobile World Congress a few months ago with only vague talk about a US release, but now all four models are coming to the US in waves. It starts today with pre-orders for the Xperia X.

The four devices, from most to least premium, are the X Performance, X, XA Ultra, and XA. Let’s go over each one briefly since MWC was a few months ago.

The X Performance is Sony’s top-of-the-line flagship with a Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, 23MP camera, 2700mAh battery, 32GB of storage with microSD card slot, and a water-resistant metal frame. Oddly, Sony chose to go with a 5-inch 1080p LCD for this device, which is less impressive on paper than the competition. This phone will be priced at $699.99 and comes with a free 128GB microSD card when it launches on July 17th.

The X is a step down from the flagship space with a Snapdragon 650, 3GB of RAM, 23MP camera, 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and a glass/metal case without water-resistance. This phone too has a 5-inch 1080p LCD, but the battery drops slightly to 2620mAh. This phone is available for pre-order today for $549.99 (and a free 128GB microSD) at Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, and Reagan Wireless. However, most of these listings aren’t live yet.

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The XA and XA Ultra are the budget component of Sony’s new lineup. The XA will be out on July 17th along with the Performance for $279.99. It has a MediaTek Helio P10, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Storage with a microSD card, 2300mAh battery, 13MP camera, and a 5-inch 720p LCD. The XA Ultra (July 24th for $369.99) gets a mild spec bump with a MediaTek MT6755, 3GB of RAM, 2700mAh battery, 21.5MP camera, 16MP front camera, and a huge 6-inch 1080p LCD.

In usual Sony style, these phones all seem expensive compared to the competition. Long-time Sony fans will also be disappointed that only the top-of-the-line phone is water-resistant. It also looks like Sony dropped the fingerprint sensor from the X series in the US, just like it did the Z5. Still, at least Sony is releasing the phones in the US.

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  1. 
Xochitl Shatt
    04 June 2014, 02:45 Xochitl Shatt

    LG G4 is really wonderful phone in 2015 nearly iphone and apple.

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