Sony’s emergence as a smartphone heavyweight is no less than a fairytale. Previously known as Sony Ericsson, Sony acquired the share of its later half and embarked on a journey that improved the smartphone world. From the big boys such as the Sony Xperia Z series to its little angels such as the Xperia C, Sony has excelled into producing smartphones in every price range.
Sony’s flagship series is the Xperia Z series. It is one of the finest sets of smartphones around with a typical Sony slab-ish design, waterproofing, glass protection and a great pair of front and back cameras. Maybe somebody at Sony thought that the Z series wasn’t enough and they needed another big boy to up their game. Out came the Sony Xperia X. Not officially flagship but a flagship.
The Sony Xperia X was just announced about a month ago along with its twin brother, the Sony Xperia X Performance. The two phones have 99.9% similarities. Ranging from the camera’s aperture size to the amount of RAM supporting its processor, both of these X’s have many things in common.
One of the things that separates these two is their CPU. The Xperia X comes in with a Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A5 whereas the Xperia X Performance comes in with a Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo processor. Another thing that causes a split between the two is their build and weight.
The Xperia X Performance is thicker and heavier compared to the Xperia X and the Xperia X comes in with 2 variants, one with 32GB internal storage and the other 64GB. Otherwise everything else is ditto. Both offer Dual SIM functionality, gigantic 23 megapixel primary and 13 megapixel secondary cameras and the option to expand memory up to 200GB through the external memory card slot.
The Xperia X is undoubtedly one of Sony’s best ever releases. It offers everything in abundance from its screen size to its camera pixels which is sure to never leave its owner empty handed. Going for the Xperia X will definitely increase your own X-factor.