Xperia X mid-ranger announced with better camera and battery tech

by XB on 22nd February 2016

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia X series


Xperia X Gold Group.pngSony Mobile has unveiled a new range within its smartphone line-up at MWC 2016 by introducing the Xperia X series. This includes three smartphones altogether: the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA. We’ll concentrate on talking about the Xperia X (F5121) and Xperia X Dual (F5122) in this post and follow-up with separate posts on the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA.

Sony has done a good job of introducing some key flagship specs of 2015 into this year’s mid-range offering, such as the 23MP camera and fingerprint sensor. In some areas, namely the camera and battery, Sony has taken these to the next level.

The Xperia X camera includes an all-new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, created in collaboration with Sony’s Alpha ? engineers. Simply click on the subject to focus and then this new tech will predict the objects motion, keeping it in focus throughout. The Xperia X uses a 1/2.3-inch 23MP Exmor RS rear camera sensor and 1/3-inch 13MP Exmor RS front-facing camera.

Sony Mobile has also worked on the battery side – the Xperia X has a two-day battery life, which we’ve seen from other Sony products, but the difference here is that Sony uses Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology to extend the life of your battery.

Qnovo’s QNS adaptive charging software measures the battery health in real-time and continuously adjusts the charging current. This results in a battery lifespan that is twice as long – in practice, this means around 800 charge cycles before the battery loses capacity versus 300-500 currently according to Forbes.

Xperia X Colours

In terms of design, the Xperia X looks very similar to the Xperia Z3. It has a curved glass display within a rounded, continuous polycarbonate frame for a more comfortable feel. It also has a metal rear instead of glass, as seen in the Xperia Z series.

The Xperia X features a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display and uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with 3GB RAM. The device will be available in 32GB (for single SIM) and 64GB (for dual SIM) variants and also support microSD memory cards. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2 and a 2620mAh battery.

The Xperia X series will launch in summer 2016, in four colours (White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold). The device will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. No pricing has been announced at this stage.

Xperia X (F5121) white paper
Xperia X Dual (F5122) white paper

Xperia X Gold Group.png

Xperia X Gold Design

Xperia X Lime Green PIS Design

The Sony Xperia X family

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Via Sony Mobile Press and Sony Developer World.

  • Dilesh Perera

    wow

  • LancerEX

    So.. will this new X series be competing with Samsung’s A series?

  • Ryan

    Sony Press release website is overloaded !! Cant get in !!!! All the HYpe !!!!!

  • Pokance

    So, is X series new flagship? or there’ll be Z6 coming in IFA

  • Karke

    If someone`s interrested here is the link:
    It will be powered with snapdragon 820
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-X-Performance-with-Snapdragon-820-enters-the-fray_id78538

  • Flythe

    Seems to be some kind of flagship device (except the XA), if it sports the 23MP rear camera. Seems nice but I hope, they’ll introduce Z6 and Z6 tablet later this year as they did with the Z3+.

  • Ali

    5 inch display? Sony wants to go bankrupt??
    I mean the phone is very good looking but 5 inch?

  • Ryan

    Z will reamain the flagship, X series will be mid range targeted to compete and DESTROY the Shitsung A series lineup

  • Joe Black

    Well, they sure came up with a way to crap on all of us who bought the Z5 series model.

  • mUSICA

    thats it? is the sony mwc over?

  • shhh

    Right? I mean who would pick a 5-inch display when there’s the Galaxy S7 with it’s MUCH LARGER 5.1-inch display!

  • SONY only

    Xperia X official video

    https://youtu.be/4Bj1Z18vUEg

  • shhh

    How the hell did they manage to hide 3 phones? We only got 2 photos, no specs and no hands-on pictures.

  • Yuen Lui

    Yeah, 5 inch may be too big

  • Ali

    LOL I hate Samsung. I only use iPhone and Sony. I used Z1, Z2 and Z3. I love Sony. But this phone could be 5.2 as well.

    And Sony should have launched a new flagship. Because when Sony releases new flagship on June or July, it’ll be too late for Snapdragon 820.

  • Samuel

    New uglier icons.

  • Samuel

    Not a flagship.

  • Utsav Shah

    I always wished that the flagship lineup to be called X. And since now we have plus the fact that it’s more gorgeous than ever and SD820, I want one.

  • Ryan

    At 0:04 you can see how MArshmallow will look !!!

  • Utsav Shah

    Actually, if you see x performance is the new flagship. 23 MP rear and 13 MP front. And it has SD820

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    +1

  • mUSICA

    if any1 missd the mwc hea full video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je5o5CI4ckk

  • Pokance

    Well, but Snapdragon 820 and 23MP Camera… you mean the Z6 is gonna be more powerful than this?

  • Ali

    Oh yeah I didn’t see the X Performance. But again, it’ll come 4 months later and the market will be full with SD820 devices by then..

  • Abdul Ghani

    hahahahaahha u earned my respect

  • hansip

    might be because of the familiarity with the Z3 series.

  • hansip

    i’m not sure. i guess it’s up to the review of these devices to qualfy them. looking at the spreadsheet though, i believe this is Sony’s reboot of the whole lineup. meaning the C,M,Z series is over and start fresh with X series and the low end – mid range – flagship idea on one series designation. Much more simplified just like what Sony had hoped.

  • Ryan

    It has to be or nothing is gonna make any sense

  • Curved???

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Don’t look like it actually.

    X Performance: Z5 family successor
    Xperia X: M5 successor
    Xperia XA: M4 Aqua successor

    This looks seriously like Sony wants to merge both lines into one through the X family, competing with Galaxy S and A family together.

  • hansip

    Seeing that there’s three level of performance on one series family, i believe this is a reboot series for Xperia.

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Slightly curved at the sides.

  • Alexis
  • Joe Black

    Mind posting a screenshot? Internet at the office is being a bitch lately.

  • Alexis
  • shhh

    2.5d glass

  • mUSICA

    looks neat better than the old one

  • Joe Black

    X Performance might as well be a new flagship. With the 820 and the improved camera hardware, odds are it’s price will be closer to Z5 than cheap enough to destroy A series.

  • Arch9

    It looks similar

  • Abdul Ghani

    so 64gb on dual sim version only in xperia x

  • Alexis
  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Xperia X performance is their new high end midranger, camera module is from M5, 3gb ram, but with sd820 inside
    Flagship will obtain z5 camera module and 4 gb ram most certainly

    These are new midrange Sony series phones, low, medium and high options

  • Joe Black

    I already see myself selling the Z5 Compact I bought a few months ago, and getting the X Performance.

  • Chew Loh Seng

    Xperia X Performance is using the 23MP sensor, which is most likely from Z5 family. Xperia M5 only have 21.5MP sensor.

  • mUSICA

    its midrange flagship, z6 will be the flagship, mayb they will have sometng NEW for the z6

  • Joe Black

    What is the purpose of Z5 Compact then, or Compact Z series in general anyway?

  • steary_eye

    Sony choose to delay the release of the Z6 with the greatest processor into late September? At that time anyone who wanted an 820 proc would have bought one already. What a lousy strategy by Sony. Wtf is Sony thinking when coming out with their new phones with 3GB RAM when everyone else is coming up with 4GB RAM. Idiotic move Sony.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Agreed.. Definitely think they can come out with something better…
    Maybe hoping their newly acquired chip division has already something brewed a while ago.. something….. monstrous??

  • hansip

    If anyone wondering about the Qnova tech, this one covers all of it:
    http://www.androidauthority.com/qnovo-adaptive-charging-597410/

    TLDR; it’s Quick Charge equivalent with intelligent battery aging cycle so it won’t charge as quick as the first charge to make the battery last longer.

  • laci_csk

    I waiting for something to have 6″ screen. Hope Sony dont forget the successor of T2 Ultra, with SD820 will be the best.

  • Pokance

    Agreed, Z6 Ultra(?) should come with 6 inch display. 5.5 inch 4K isn’t big enough compare to the 5.2 Z5 with Full HD Display.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    For people who want a Compact phone that has flagship equivalent specs, something that competitors like Samsung and LG still fail at doing..
    Btw, like some has pointed out above, this has nothing to do with aking the Z series out of the picture but more to do with product profile streamlining..

  • ramuk

    Guys great news. New Xpria device include breakthrough Qnovo battery tech. 800 charge cycles before they start to lose capacity whereas competiton lose battery capacity within 300-500 charge cycles. This is absolutely awesome. Upvote this comment so that every one can see it.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2016/02/22/sonys-2016-xperias-include-breakthrough-qnovo-battery-tech-could-last-twice-as-long-as-iphone-6s/#3cf2698646fa

  • Really?
    Is Sony working only ignorant ???
    Why do I need a new phone.?
    We want Androi 6.0 and bug fixes other software versions ..
    Why do we need a new model to have bugs in the software.?
    What do android Sony engineers? They went on vacation, or do not have the right skills?

  • Rock Lady

    Well done, SONY!! By the way i love these wallpapers <3

  • Amimanot

    Over 200 hours in ultra stamina mode? That’s a bit of a stretch don’t you think?

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Nope, Xperia Performance was touted as a flagship and the camera module on the Xperia Performance is the same as Z5 but with some new software upgrades.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Yrah, just read it on sony mobile
    This is awesome looking
    But still, battery capacity, ram, screen…all point to a high midranger

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I do not believe so, as I said battery,ram,screen…its a midranger IMO

  • iia3ezu

    Perhaps Sony would be doing better in sales if people like you bought new phones instead of pestering for new Android versions for your obsolete devices.

  • Cloze One

    OK, a friend inside the MWC is telling me Sony is actually discontinuing the Z series. And it looks like the M series might actually become redundant too.

    edit: He asked, and they confirmed. X series from now on.

  • iia3ezu

    According to CNET, the Xperia X has the Snapdragon 650 while the Xperia XA has the Mediatek MT6755.

    So… low-mid range crap. Good luck competing with Samsung, LG, HTC and the others for the first half of 2016.

  • Alvin

    Wow. The Xperia X Performance is on par with Galaxy S7 and G5, I wonder what the next Z Series will be… Or is X Series their new series for flagship products? But I don’t think so

    X Performance is amazing, but the naming though…..

    Even their Original X is already amazing, and now i wonder how much it will cost.

  • iia3ezu

    It’s possible. Stamina mode + airplane mode. Everything else disabled (location, wifi, bluetooth).

    A pretty and overpriced digital clock.

  • Alvin

    Take a look at X Performance…

  • Alvin

    What “high end mid range” even means? Lol

  • I really like Sony phones, design, hardware and software-wise. I just wish the front glass was not so weak.

    I have a Motorola Droid 2 Global which I have been using since early 2011; the Gorilla Glass screen is still perfectly fine with no signs of any scratches at all.

    I had an Xperia V for 2 years; a nick appeared on the screen after less than half a year.

    I have a Z3 Compact since spring 2015 and there’s already a nick on the screen.

  • iia3ezu

    Sony phones do not use Corning Gorilla glass, but some other type of tempered glass.

    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Premium,Samsung-Galaxy-Note-5/phones/9612,9462

  • Abdul Ghani

    ur a midranger

  • Exodite

    Given that the phone used above probably have spent most of its time in flight mode and with minimal usage, and thus have adapted its battery prediction after that, it seems normal.

    I’ve gotten over 3 weeks of battery out of my Z3C in regular Stamina mode, with cellular connectivity and occasional Wi-Fi but minimal usage, so it’s hardly unthinkable.

  • Abdul Ghani

    ur a low-mid range crap

  • May I humbly request that you point out what exactly in my post above implied that I think Sony uses Gorilla Glass and as such, provoked this response from you?

    The entire point of my post is that Sony’s glass of choice seems weak when compared to Gorilla Glass.

  • I was thinking of new phone models that are 5.x and up software.
    Slowly investigation concluded that the android Sony engineers skills are very weak.
    And Sony thinks that phone users are in the age of 15 years. All the time produce Disney Themes. Which uses my 12 year old sister :)

  • Yali AA

    such a fucking disappointment!
    Hoping for a beefy 4600mAH, 1440p and and 5.5 or 6 inch device… Sticking with my Z3, maybe buy the Z5 Premium when it goes of market.

  • mawhob22222

    Xperia xp better than s7

  • SONY only

    i agree with you

  • Ailan Hidaz

    According to CNET this guy is a goddamn troll

  • mountain

    X performence looks like a z5 compact successor…

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    So Sony is NOT going to release this phone till SUMMER? Heh? Why? I mean I would say they should release it by the end of March, By the time Android N will be announced and all the heat will be gone and people will buy other smart phones.

    Simply People don’t wait.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I’d like to meet this imaginary friend of yours, he might have access to some special herbs that we all should be smoking.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    And yet, Z5 series has the same ram, screen, and camera…so your opinion is just an opinion.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I gotta agree, announcing a phone and then waiting 4 months for it to launch only to have Z6 series eventually being announced is baffling…

  • Even though the S7 has 4GB of ram and XP has 3?

  • Joe Black

    So basically 4 flagship phones, with no difference, except the screen size, which in theory sounds great, but it’s not.
    4.6in, 5.0in, 5.2in, and 5.5in screen size?
    I don’t think Sony really needs 4 of those.

  • mawhob22222

    Xperia xp has F-HD display but S7 has 2K display…

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    More often than not, you’d be surprised at how a small difference in screen size attracts people to different phones… BTW, its a great theory and a good practice.. Like I’ve said.. Its to cater to a niche market where people want flagship specs in a smaller form..

  • Joe Black

    Take a chill pill mate.
    He just followed up on what you said.
    No need to be a dick about it.

  • ShinOrochiX

    Xperia X, just what I was hoping for. Now hopefully they price it right.

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  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Question though, touted by who? As I agree with Vjekoslav, this specs are pointing to a midranger.. a super high midranger that will compete with A series of Samsung.. Remember the M5?? 21.5 MP, everyone thought it was gonna be a flagship, but it was a super high midranger.. Same screen size ,slightly smaller 2600mAh battery but same screen size and display res.. Also came with a high end Mediatek Helio X10( which in various other application came close to top end chips).. Btw 2700 mAh is too small for a even a claimed power efficient chip or Sony’s battery saving capabilities.. I know I won’t stop enjoying all those horses

  • Joe Black

    True, but for a company that’s struggling in the smartphone market AND due to that same reason stated that they’ll cut down on the wide array of different phones they used to provide, how smart was this decision?
    Quality over quantity, or better yet, a change for the better over annual status quo.

  • Joe Black

    Although. When you think about it, it kind of makes sense.
    Z brand diluted at some point.
    Why not start a new one?

  • Alvin

    Yup, still… Better.

  • Alvin

    I agree with him.it’s a mid range

  • Abdul Ghani

    so just no qhd and no 1 gb ram is midrange for u guys this world has gone retarded

  • Chuck

    Xperia X Performance looks great for me… The only thing I’d add is an IR blaster. I’m eagerly awaiting its reviews and battery tests.

  • Abdul Ghani

    its not a midranger are u guys nuts only QHD and 1 extra gb ram dosent make superior because xp has better package and better software compare to touchwiz shit

  • Alvin

    you’re calling the name wrong.

    It should be Samshit Gaylazy Asseries lineup

  • Alvin

    According to CNET this guy is low

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Dude… Where have you been?? The midrange is moving up too.. seen the C5?? Thats a good midrange to start with…2 GB.. Zenfone 2(low end,none 4gb) thats a midrange too.. so is a host of otherproducts…I suggest you re-educate yourself on the current trend and line-up before telling people what is and isn’t..
    angry i said that?? Good.. Just don’t try anymore..

  • Alvin

    I think that looks fresher

  • Alvin

    I agree, samsung is a shit. But still, it is a mid range series, which is a good thing, because the high end that will be announced in the next couple of months will be ****ing more amazing

  • Abdul Ghani

    wth is wrong with u first of all see what xp is offering everything top tier stuff in camera 23 and 13front with autofocus tell me which company is doing that s7 has 5mp fixed focus and lg g5 has 8mp fixed focus then comes snap 820 high end chip then rest of the specs soooooooooooooo only 1gb less ram = mid range that means u are also a retarded master race……… FWI samsung and lg need 4gb ram because their software always have issues s6 still have ram management issues sony 3gb ram phone can defeat samsung and lg in performance easily

  • Abdul Ghani

    xp is high end in everyway

  • Franciscus Michael Panggabean

    well it means what it means. It’s suppose to be more powerful than midranger, but not as sophisticated as a flagship. Comparable to the economic status of “upper middle class”.

  • Abdul Ghani

    my z2 beats s6edge+ in performance -__-

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Okay, Lets see.. Cutting down to just 3 smartphones a year, and have no marketing??? yeah… smart.. I’m sorry but i disagree.. Having more phones at better pricing is better, because it leads to wider brand exposure.. Slimming product profile(portfolio) alone won’t help to get them where they want. HTC for example.. And brands like ASUS and Chinese phones which are expanding due to low (non-profitable ) prices for market penetration.
    I reckon this decision is good as it provides the markets with 1 budget smartphone(x), one midranger(XA), a super mid(X-P), a smaller flagship with flagship specs(Z#C), the flagship(Z#) and the premium(ultra Z#) 6 phones a year with different market appeal.. enough quantity for definite quality(in my xperiance)

  • Abdul Ghani

    samsung and lg needs 4gb ram sony dosent because their software sucks eats ram and have ram management issues so yeah xp is well designed high end phone well balanced

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Oh great… we’re talking flagship to flagship now?? The Z2 was and still is one of the greatest flagship..
    We’re talking about midrangers… One that people buy to get by day to day and isn’t for showing off..

  • Vuyo Ncube

    The only problem with the X Performance is that it’s too damn small! Papa needs a 6 inch phablet.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Touted by Carephone warehouse, one of the first retailers to get their hands on it. They also revealed the phone to be water resistant.
    And Z5 has 3gb ram, 1080p screen, and 810 processor, it’s a flagship.
    This phone has 820, 1080p, and less battery due to the new quick charge technology.
    Maybe you don’t believe it’s a flagship, but 1080p with 3gb ram is more than enough for a flagship phone.

  • Naresh Gundu

    Price this just right and I am sold.

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    WTH.. Punctuations would’ve been easier for me to read.. Yes… Its only Super Mid.. can’t you read.. i’ve already stated.. super mid.. High end mid rangers.. Sony wants to appeal to people that wants great specs at affordable prices.. That’s what the M5 was..
    And 4 Gb is becoming the norm, Sony has to follow because people likes numbers, not real usage.. Real people and not phone geeks like me and you.. Snap 820 is also great for marketing reasons.. but again.. 2700mAh and 32 GB flash… So not flagship specs..

  • mugglearchitect

    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? THEY HID THIS TO ALL OF US WITHOUT MUCH LEAKS
    I really thought Sony will ditch the MWC and will go for an IFA announcement

    And now they are making an entirely new series!

  • lolop

    Genuine question. How come you want IR blaster and what country are you from?

  • Rammstone

    According to Sony’s own disclaimer it says 12GB is reserved for the os. Thats insane

  • Great Dude

    Only Xperia X Perfromance is water-proof while Xperia X/XA aern’t waterproof so I am not sure about being Xperia M successor or maybe they are successor but they changed the name because of not having an IP rating .

  • Great Dude

    That is how the Xperia Performance should look like .
    I mean that is a really new beautiful design

  • Chuck

    An IR blaster could come in handy for me in various situation, from not being able to find my air conditioner remote to someone in my house refusing to change the channel I don’t want to watch. Why is it relevant what country I’m from?

  • P9

    why the back not
    SONY

    XPERIA

    it looks more elegant, also love the XPERIA on the side too

    why just XPERIA like old Z? anyway, awesome phone though, SONY. <3

  • Abdul Ghani

    go buy 4gb ram and have fun with touchshit

  • Chuck

    I guess they realized 4 logos on the phone is a bit too many.

  • nick

    exactly, and people really do buy anything that calls themselves smartphone.

  • nick

    one thing itself can make s7 sh** is its touchwiz

  • techielover

    this is what we have been waiting for long elegant forms standing out of the crowd!!

  • nick

    Damn that X P looks compelling…yummy..fingers crossed fr single sim variant in India(will even buy if it has dual)

  • Joe Black

    That all sounds good and great, but the fact that their new “super-mid” is better than their current flagship (that I currently own).
    I have previously owned Z1C, Z3C, and am now a Z5C user.
    I cannot help but feel enraged about this, mostly due to the fact that Z5C is a terrible phone due to its poor software.
    It was supposed to be a flagship, yet it runs slower than my 2 year old Z1C. I won’t even mention the battery life.
    If we’re to compare phones and prices, XP should cost less than/the same as Z5C/Z5 right? Yet it is significantly better.
    Which angers me as their loyal consumer, because I spent a nice sum of money to have their best product. Only to be undermined by their new MEDIUM preduct, that’s a lot better than what I got.

    It’s funny, because the only fact that I resent is that XP is great beyond expectations.
    So that must be a good step.

    For a medium entry phone with SD820, like XP, it should’ve been launched alongside Z6, instead of a short while after they released Z5 series.

  • Great Dude

    It is not USB C, otherwise others would mention it ,they can easily tell when they look at the port.

  • Great Dude

    To tell you the truth ,I believe that most companies can hide anything if they want.
    Sometimes I feel that these companies make a leak on purpose especially the blackberry.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Well that might be, but this guy’s claims are quite bogus lol

  • Great Dude

    Now I noticed it ,yeah that is insane .
    I don’t know a lot about these stuff but if that can make the phone more smooth then hell yeah.

  • Great Dude

    Xperia X proof is a great flagship ,I am planning to buy it on summer.
    Xperia XA is the phone with the great look and if the X performance had the same look then that would be awesome.
    Notice that only Xperia X Performance is waterproof
    I am also glad they didn’t put the USB C because it shoud be on the future and it is too early for it.

  • fried_egg

    I love my Z5… looking forward to marshmellow making it zip through the menu screens (I hope)… The XA looks interesting only because of the 820chip… that is the only thing that I see it being better than the Z5 in 99% of uses (the slight camera upgrade might be software? if it is the autofocus speed?)

  • fried_egg

    if they are all running the 820 and Sony have not loaded up a sluggish version of Android, I can see no reason for the Sony not to match them (will 4gb of ram make much issue over 3gb for everyday things?)… and even then, we are entering the “VW-gate” era of “have they defeated the test” with firmware that sees a test is being done and adjusts the performance priorities to fix the test results in it’s favour… i suspect all “speed tests” now

  • Battel

    Good to see Sony doing some variants in it’s portfolio and hit sumsum apple in their announcement,
    Even though Xperia X could be better as Xperia ZL was, Less bezels and better design,
    I don’t understand Sony by making all the phones has the same design, like sumsum with it’s J,A series !

  • what is wrong with sony

    first subtle speaker lines xperia z2

    then ugly speaker cuts xperia z3

    then subtle speakerlines again xperia z3+

    now ugly speakercuts again?

    sony make up your mind

  • Sadman Khan

    They basically just DESTROYED the Z5 series. :'(

  • lolop

    Coz I’m from the UK and I can’t imagine any scenario where an IR remote might be helpful but obviously this won’t be the same in all countries.

  • hansip

    4GB of RAM but i think it will still be wasted by Samsung, the Apple wannabe..

  • Joe Black

    Apparently, from what I managed to find on XDA, an user claims Xperia Poland (official page on facebook, haven’t checked) confirmed the rumors. Might be wrong, might be true, who knows.

  • Svnjay

    I’m sure that the XP would have 4GB too if it ran Touchjizz.

  • Svnjay

    The ugly speakercut in the Z3 sound better than the ones in the Z2, Z3+ and Z5. Function > Aesthetics

  • hansip

    i agree, although it could be better.
    There should be 2 more class for Xperia brand (my idea):
    Xperia X – 5 inch class
    Xperia N(ano) – 4 inch class
    Xperia G(iant) – 6 inch class.

    inside each class, there should be low end, mid end, and high end.

  • hansip

    imho the z3 speaker style is better. the best one is still the Z2 though. the Z5 one is too subtle due to color choice even though z2 inspired.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    XP you mean. XA will be the lower end of this new series.

  • Dominic81

    Well… Sony promised 2 days with the Z5.. wouldn’t be the first time they lie :P

  • hansip

    Huh, well until the battery benchmark is up, i don’t think that’s the case. I still love bigger than 5 inch device though (might consider Z5 Premium as next upgrade), seeing that my XZU is my daily driver. i think i’ll go Z5P and pass this Xperia X gen, hopefully the next step is to enlarge the battery since Samsung has gone thick body rather than slim one.

  • fried_egg

    i changed that an hour ago, yet your post is 19 minutes ago… does that mean the change cant be seen?
    i am wondering if the improvements to the camera are software which means the z5 might get it… or is it a benefit of the 820soc ? the camera specs seem to be the same otherwise?

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    But not enough for the other people who wants better things to show off with.. I’m being realistic, i know those specs are enough for everyday usage and more, but some people just wanna show off that they have the latest and greatest

  • Chuck

    I live in a European country that’s not quite as developed as the UK. Now that I think about it, an IR blaster for me would mostly be a show-off feature, but with potential to be useful from time to time – just like water resistance.

  • Battel

    I Don’t think there’ll be any more Z series, The X will replace the Z .

  • fluxx

    Looking at the X series I really can’t believe that it’s the replacement for the Z line. The processor might be newer and better, but just looking at the contrast ratio of the X screen, this can’t be a premium device replacing a Z5.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    No idea but in any case, im sure sony will keep improvements exclusive to XP to help sell it.

  • Matt

    well now xperia sp can upgrade to Xp :))

  • marcyff2

    I don’t see much market for a low end Phablet.
    personally i would go with:
    XA – Budget
    X – Mid range
    XP – Flagship
    XMP (miniPerformance- Flagship mini(same as compact)
    XHP(Highperformance) – flagship phablet
    XT – Flagship tablet.

    Restrict it to those 6 and hit every part of the market.

  • Joe Black

    As someone who had Z1c, Z3c and currently owns Z5c I have to say Z5 series has the best speakers.

  • fried_egg

    although they often make software improvements available to the most recent of handsets in firmware updates…

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    That’s just how technology goes. Every new iteration of a certain series has to be better than its predecessor, that even includes its bigger brothers. Technology trickles down, to the point where once higher end tech were considered as exclusives, will soon be accessible to the masses.
    You and everyone else for the entirety of modern technology. We all have been angered from time to time when new devices are released.. How do you think I felt when I just bought a new Z because my old phone spoilt when suddenly Sony announces the Z1 which if I had known, would’ve waited out the 4 months.But I soon learn that that is the fact, that technology becomes better , and for Sony, 6 months refresh period has allowed them to gradually improved their devices to what we see..
    Btw, I would like to know your experiences with your Z5C. Is there anyway to contact you? It would be great info for me so that when the time comes, to get a new phone(still on Z) I can choose from a large variety(hoping for X-P to be on my list) :D

  • hansip

    Yeah might be only mid range and top range for the N and the G. to mess all in the X series would be confusing imo.

  • Bartosz Sobierajski

    You sir are correct! Sony Mobile Poland confirmed that Z series is discontinued

  • Steven Khoo Skkl

    Wow, do you really, really know nuts?? 3GB may be enough.. But having more is better especially with Sony’s great software optimisation.. Imagine the endless multitasking between games and apps..
    BTW, as the market grows and cutting edge tech no longer become exclusives, prices comes down and more tech is available to the masses, thus this new super mid..I’m sure the next Sony flagship will also come with 4GB with superior implementation compared to its rival and 3GB is the norm and 2 GB will become budget handsets.
    FYI, I’m a huge Sony fans and refuse to consider any other phone to buy than Sony, so accusing me of wanting what the competitor has to offer is just nuts.I’m a die hard and will always be Sony lover.. But knowing you, you’ll ignore this statement and accuse me of c*ck sucking Samsung and the others..

  • Vlado

    My daughter 15 years old would be laughed on Disney themes. It’s for kids 5-12 years old only. Sony engineers develops themes for little children only.

  • Abdul Ghani

    no i want u to buy any 4gb ram phone and tell me the difference -____-

  • hyno111

    No Waterproof for XP. 1080p. Waiting for Z6/Z6c.
    Unless the price is really right.

  • SONY only

    The next Z series will launch in September at IFA

    https://twitter.com/XperiaBlog/status/701703276400660480

  • Luis

    Im just not gonna get my Z Ultra successor or any 6″ or greater Sony phone. Does japan not have larger handed people?

  • Ryan

    Glad I bought the Z5…… Im so in love with the frosted glass instead of the metal back

  • xAntifreeZe

    I believe it’s slightly curved from the top to the bottom

  • Akand

    Xperia X Performance doesn’t make sense to me. It seems X Performance is not a mid ranger rather the flagship of 2016 H1.
    But look at the other products they unveiled. Those are really awesome. Sony is doing good in IoT section I think.

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    the only sony that use gorilla glass is xperia SP

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    i need 4.6 inch screen

  • Simbob

    Yeah, the more pixels you got, the more memory you need.

  • Saladinho

    cant wait and see the defective phones on production and blurry camera they gotta think twice about their quality team before the start producing this phone

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    next time buy mid range

  • Zbaeia

    Android 6.0 :D xpeira m4

  • Joe Black

    That all stands, apart from the fact that Sony supposedly gave up on 6 months flagship releases.
    3 months later their new medium-tier phone craps all over their flagship.
    Also, you can contact me on Google+ “Josip Bartulovic”

  • Ryan Kumar-jassi

    The black xperia x reminds me of the psp e1000 lol will still stick to xperia z2 though

  • Lorenzo

    I’m not a big fan of Lg, but they introduced this technology in 2013 with the Nexus 4

  • Thitigorn Jiruttigorn

    Take a serious look at Photo Samples in GSMArena, still bad.

    I give up.

  • Lee Jia Hui

    What can you expect from a mid-range phone??
    It’s already good to have those specs for mid-range phone…

  • Dimitrije Dk

    Whats the apeture on the camera?

  • Alvin

    Well you know what.. You’re actually right.

    I thought you’re imagining all these. It turns out that the X Series is a successor of Z series.

  • Alvin

    Because it REALLY IS made to destroy them..-_-

  • Alvin

    Same F/2, i think

  • Akand

    What a big Puzzle Sony has made with Xperia X Performance!!! Beyond doubt, X Performance is now latest Flagship from Sony. That means they’re going to announce another Flagship at IFA.

    I think Sony launch X series just to tackle the sale of S7, G5 and M10.
    They may continue omnibalance design with X series (summer flagship) and will introduce a new design for Z series (Winter flagship). But the real problem is that they announce their phones too early while it’s not ready to sell. Look, X series will be on sale 4-5 months latter. Shitty policy from Sony!!!!

  • YuuriAyano

    I haven’t seen a video with a homescreen like in the promo photos :/

  • zip

    Looks very sexy, as usual for Sony phones.

  • Alvin

    You mean lockscreen? Yes, it is to show people that the lockscreen clock’s background matches the homescreen’s wallpaper.

  • ANONYM USER

    Are they waterproof/resistant?

  • Alvin

    Even more sexy because of more polished looks.

    I really can’t believe Sony right now, why didn’t they changed years ago? But I’m still happy for the surprises we got this morning (Barcelona time)

  • YuuriAyano

    Ohhh I thought they had changed the lockscreen design :/

  • Binku

    So am I only person who is dissapointed in this release? :/ other than megapixels and small tweaks, those phones don’t have anything new.

    Same design, same specs but new lineup.

  • Alvin

    Yup

  • Binku

    X premium one is. I assume the rest isn’t.

    Source : The Verge.

  • Alvin

    When I saw the leaked picture earlier, I thought the same as you too. But at least, the lockscreen is changed, right?:D

  • Alvin

    I’m surprised actually, it’s unlike what sony used to before, where leaks came weeks before launch.

    But not with today’s announcement.

  • Alvin

    The X Performance is waterproof with IP68

  • Alvin

    *X Performance btw, you miss Z5 Premium so much, don’t you?:) lol

  • Alvin

    Yeah, and also design material changes that I’d liked to see.

    I’d like to get aluminium/magnesium/whatever rear materials except glass, and chrome frame or metal frame would also be nice. I like the X Series on design more than Z series, tbh.

  • YuuriAyano

    I guess. Still wanted an announcement when the Marshmallow update is. :/

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Nope, nowhere was it touted as a flagship,dont make things up

  • Matt

    I would like a full stainless steel body, would be like barbel to hold but damn it’s shiniy lol

  • DieMusik

    Any word on full camera2 api implementation?

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Same as for ex Sammy A5,A7,A9…all midrange series,yet higher or lower specs

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Ur a “smart”

  • Vitor Silva

    YEEEESSSSS. They look fresh. Sony needed this and i think it’s the way to go. Lovely new look.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    And….yours is…not an opinion?
    You write what exactly?

  • Matt

    Sony us always like this their improvement are within. The kind of improvement that people finds later when they phone last longer

  • Alvin

    The improvement you can’t see in other manufacturers.

  • Aslam Moolla

    The plastic frame with a metal back is very practical yet it still looks as good as the Z5 series. Well done.

  • Alvin

    Are you sure that is plastic?

  • Alvin

    Yes, i like this, even though fresh but still classy and sexy as always.

  • sebastianer

    This is great for phones like the iPhone 4S. A phone that was updated to the latest iOS, like about 52 months after the release date of the phone).

    Unfortunatelly Android phones stop receiving updates after 18 months (and recently, after 24 months).

  • Alvin

    Those are still called mid range..

  • Alvin

    Lol, i prefer aluminium/magnesium/even nickel tbh

  • Alvin

    Yeah, what a long wait

  • Alvin

    They better make the Marshmallow great

  • Alvin

    24 months on Z&Z1’s case

  • Alvin

    Maybe The new CEO is so strict that if anybody wants to leaks something, he would execute them harshly. Lol

  • Akand

    It doesn’t matter what material it is. But the matter is Z5 won’t be sold/bought anymore. People will wait until X Performance comes out. And it’s quite later. That means next 4 months, there will be 0 sale for Z5. This is how Sony loose.

  • Kok

    im actually so looking forward to z6 now considering sony did such a great job on xperia x performance.. i cant wait to see what z6 has in store.. im gonna change phone this year idk if i have the patience to wait for z6 which is announced in september lol

  • Akand

    But how could X Performance be a mid-ranger????????

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Impressive iteration from sony.
    I was as tired of glass after I bought the xperia z5 but with the XP I feel ‘I would have waited ‘ :) too bad its not out until 4months
    As for samsung n LG nothing I haven’t seen before
    My question is this though; why do people complain so much about z5 camera?
    Coming from z3 it blew it away
    Then goin to other brands its definitely not far behind after all its on par with s6 edge :p
    I would only stop using sony when it goes bankrupt until then, no other brand gives me High res audio or noise cancelling, smooth music player, manual controls on camera and the sexiest looking mobile phone

  • SonyMan

    nexus 4 has the worst battery ever made in a smartphone!! I replaced it back in 2013 with the Xperia Z which had LTE and a 1080p TFT screen (TFTs are the most lacking in backlight efficiency in terms of battery drain) to realize that despite the minimal, almost non existant difference in battery capacitance(2100mah vs 2330mah), gave me 1.5 more SOT on Z! I got 3 hours tops on Nexus 4 and I’m still getting over 4 hours SOT in my 2.5 year old Z. And that was on the Z’s 4.1.2 android compared to Nexus 4’s 4.2.2 at that time. How could it be that nexus 4 had any tech on its battery since it wasn’t even working as it should in the first place??? Not even Nexus 5 could give the SOT it should. You know how the drill goes.. LINKS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!!!

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Watch this, troll:
    https://youtu.be/2RztsvUgR6Q

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Stop trolling and go bother someone else.

  • Kevin Pang

    Hopefully the lock screen design shown in the pictures are the new ones for Android 6 for Xperia devices. That would be so sick.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    And xperia x performence beat z5 easily… Dammmmm

  • Lorenzo

    Calm down man.
    I talked about battery charge cycles, not battery life in general in everyday use.
    Chill out, it’s a phone.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-4/help/800-recharge-cycles-t1966892

  • Battel

    Maybe only Compact model to compete with the iPhone7 .

  • HAWX

    Deamn, next to is my favourite pencil :) Rotring rapid PRO :)

  • Abdul Ghani

    i have come to my conclusion after commenting reading and eating popcorn with chicken samosas that many people want qhd or 4k 8gb ram 100mp camera from sony then they will buy xperia x or xp but having balanced specs like advanced 23mp camera no company giving that 13 front camera with auto focus no company giving that 1080p display= better battery life 5inch perfect size water proof sony trademark 32 internal with memory card and clean software with zero lag plus high res audio ohhh yeah 820 flagship processor OUR RETARDED FRIENDS HERE ARE CALLING THAT MIDRANGE.

  • Ailan Hidaz

    If Sony had announced 4k screen with 8gb ram and 10000 mah battery with 16 core processor, f 0.9 and optical zoom, people on this blog would STILL complain.

  • Abdul Ghani

    maybe that is true because after reading 200 comments if if sony makes dslr camera in a phone they will say samsung beats it

  • WilliamTell13

    I love the screen. If the Z6 has a screen that goes all the way to the edges with the 820 and at least a 5.2 inch screen, it’ll most likely be my next phone.

  • EQ

    Exactly!

  • Abdul Ghani
  • Matt

    Err do nickel explode? I think nikel acid battery is the one you find in a car? Lol

    Well magnesium are good but brittle, let’s see a mixed metal body. :p

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Bother,bother,bother…
    Need more?

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Are you retar…ed?
    Not once does it mention a flagship…
    What are you using man?

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Are you RETARDED?
    Read the video description fagtard

  • Ailan Hidaz

    I can see how mature and well developed your brain appears to be. Good job kiddo

  • Abdul Ghani

    hey faggot xp has 820 flagship processor so yeah its a flagship

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Watch the video I linked that troll a few comments above, the description from Carphone warehouse clearly calls the phone a flagship and so does Nicole Scott from Mobilegeeks.de .
    Clearly some people are calling it a flagship so maybe it’s a mid-flagship?

  • Matt

    Well in comparison to Samsung approach, throwing Spagetti on the wall and see what sticks

  • Sadman Khan

    Will the Z series end? Because if not, this will badly cannibalise the sales of the Z5 series. Well to be fair, we need sony to capture more of the market now and this is a step in the right direction

  • Sadman Khan

    I think Marshmallow will do fine on battery. Plus, they have used the new battery technology with Qnovo charging or something which will preserve the health of the battery

  • Sadman Khan

    Would have done the same if I could

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    The 3 different models seem to have huge differences in specs, the XperiaX-Performance though, appears to be a flagship disguised as a midrange. At any rate…I do hope Xperia X series will complement the Xperia Z series. Oh and the pricing…hopefully, it’s around the price range of Xperia M (which I actually consider their mid-range). ;-)

    Good job Sony…Now, just don’t let your consumers wait for 4 months or so before releasing it…or else, all these excitement will become stale.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I see much ego issues and insecurity in both of you.
    Its a carphone warehouse site love.

  • joe

    sorry to say you have a problem with Z5C cause same as you i come from Z1C to Z3C and then Z5C the Z5C is the best in performance the only problem is that the battery on Z3C is better , other than that the Z5C is the best so check your Z5C .

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Put it this way:
    How could a phone without sonys over 5″ 2k/4k screen, without different more premium design than X midranger, without 4gb ram, without bigger battery maH capacity, without better camera specs than X midranger, be called a flagship?
    This is IMO their, lets say lesser flagship, or higher midranger, to compete with others flagships
    They just raised the game level

    Sony develops a new camera sensor with 3axis stabilisation and dual field tech, that I bet we will see ,among other flagship things, in Xperia flagship on IFA, september. It just might not be Z line anymore.

  • M110

    hopefully no EMC anymore

  • Great Dude

    Xperia X Premium is waterproof but Xperia X/XA aren’t

  • Ailan Hidaz

    You definitely are a silly one.
    But hey I can understand not willing to admit you got served Mr. Tard. :D

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Who was the one calling who a retard? Lol you definitely are some European weirdo. Have fun in your dementia kiddo.
    Oh and don’t forget to tell your momma you are up way past your bed time.

  • Abdul Ghani

    POS faggot why the fuck are u here in this xperia blog go buy shitsung of lifegay 4gb ram phones and go to their form and complain about os problems please u fucker leave this site

  • Lucas Rizzo

    OMG, they got the color right. Finally, gold is gold in the back and the front, as well as the others. No more black in the front and colored on the back.

  • HAWX

    XD Laughed out dude :) You’re right pnes are really great at this time :)

  • Alvin

    Lol:D

  • Alvin

    I’m not sure now-_-

  • Still no AMOLED displays means I’m done with this terrible corporation. Been a fan since 9 y/o now… Sony phones have the worst displays.

  • Sadman Khan

    XD

  • MoYeung

    Qnovo’s QNS adaptive charging software should be ported to Xperia Z series!!! It is pure software implementation.

  • Alejandro González

    What about water resistance?

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  • SonyMan

    I am calm don’t mistaken the caps lock, but having used both devices it just seems too much of a fan’s rumor rather real spec sheet… Nevertheless 8 checked throughout the xda post you sent and it really seems like nothing what Sony has announced… While accusations for nexus 4 said that after 800 cycles the capacity of the battery will drop to 80%, Sony claimed that the loss in capacity after 800 battery cycles would be minimal to none compared to the 10% loss in a nexus 4… Although its such nice info on nexus 4 the one you shared I don’t think Qnovo tech inside the X series has anything to do or to be compared to what nexus 4 had, simply because none of Nexus 4s ever proved to have a descent battery at all. From every aspect, either from battery life or charge cycles nexus 4 always had bad batteries. And that’s based on real life comments from people that still own it and they’ve seen drops in battery life every 50 charge cycles, so I wouldn’t even mention 800 as a number at all if I was still an owner..it’s just embarrassing for LG or whoever decided to post that info about this particular device.

  • Geese Howard

    Kind a cool for a mid-range product. Hopefully Sony will improve their marketing approach in other countries, specifically in the US to finally ascend to the spot.

  • Battel
  • Tarek K

    Sony – I don’t get your rationale at all. You took something as sexy as the Z5 with a stunning frosted anthracite finish and turned it into this monstrosity with an aluminium backing and a sad Iphone-esque design attempt akin to the rubbish Samsung produces. I was a loyal customer of Sony and have 3 Z5’s even but these will be my last units from Sony. Extremely disappointed.

  • Tarek K

    Sony – I don’t get your rationale at all. You took something as sexy as the Z5 with a stunning frosted anthracite finish and turned it into this monstrosity with an aluminium backing and a sad Iphone-esque design attempt akin to the rubbish Samsung produces. I was a loyal customer of Sony and have 3 Z5’s even but these will be my last units from Sony. Extremely disappointed.

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