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Sony Xperia X Performance

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Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony Xperia X Performance (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 76.73% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 89%, features: 83%, display: 81% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia X Performance

70% Sony Xperia X Performance review
Source: Techradar English
It's as if Sony doesn't realize how cutthroat this market is. Snapdragon 820 performance, waterproofing and microSD support aside, there's not enough here to recommend this overly expensive Android phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia X Performance review
Source: Techradar English
It's as if Sony doesn't realize how cutthroat this market is. Snapdragon 820 performance, waterproofing and microSD support aside, there's not enough here to recommend this overly expensive Android phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Streamlined at a cost…
Source: Pocketnow English
The Xperia X line represents a drastic shift in philosophy for Sony, and many transition devices were a bit rough around the edges. Look at how Samsung struggled from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S6. We can only hope that future Xperia X phones are better refined and well-rounded products.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 60%
The most powerful Sony smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
Xperia X Performance is currently the best Sony smartphone. This, however, does not mean that it’s equal to all other premium models. This smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 820 CPU, and it is only natural that we do not have any remarks as regards performance or exterior temperatures after a continuous stress test. X Performance has a Full HD display, and not Quad HD, which will be a drawback only for those who want everything contemporary technology can offer. Otherwise, the screen provides good enough detail, and Sony’s Triluminos and X Reality technologies contribute to the better image quality. Furthermore, if you’ve been disappointed by the lack of an IP68 certificate in Xperia X, the Performance version has one. However, there is no difference between the two in terms of camera and software.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/13/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance Review
Source: Slashgear English
Is the Sony Xperia X Performance worth the $700 it'll cost from any of a variety of stores users are able to buy it from, with or without T-Mobile? Not if you consider the Sony Xperia Z5 and its current price at around $500 unlocked - have a peek at our Xperia Z5 Review Part I: The Camera to see if that's what you want instead - that's the only part you'll need to see, really.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance Mobile review: Impressive results
Source: DxOMark English
Both autofocus and video stabilization are excellent, however. Autofocus is not only fast and accurate, but copes extremely well with zoom correction, which allows users to add another dimension to their video capture. Video stabilization is particularly impressive, despite some high-frequency motion and judder effects visible while panning. Detail preservation in outdoor videos is very good, too, and although more luminance noise and loss of fine detail is visible n indoor videos, it’s not overly detrimental to video quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2016
When average just isn’t good enough
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The handset also isn’t enough of an upgrade over the Z5, both in terms of hardware and aesthetic, to warrant a purchase for hardcore Sony fanatics. In the end, the Xperia X Performance is far from a bad phone, there are just better options out there in 2016.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2016
60% Sony Xperia X Performance Review
Source: Techspot English
The only way the X Performance could become decent value is if Sony reduced the price to under $400, undercutting both the LG G5 and the OnePlus 3. But I just can’t see this phone getting a $300 price cut any time soon, which makes it very hard to recommend up against its current competitors. The Xperia X Performance is a disappointing step backwards for Sony. There are too many issues with this handset for me to recommend it over high-end Android competitors, and the exorbitant price tag makes it poor value for consumers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% You deserve a lot more phone for $700
Source: Greenbot English
I’ll never stop mourning the death of the Xperia Z series, especially because I don’t see the Xperia X series picking up where those phones left off. I like some aspects of the Xperia X Performance, like its water resistance, its speedy processor, and the fact that it’s a really comfortable phone to use. But I can’t call it a premium device because it simply doesn’t feel like one. It’s not worthy of flagship status, either, and I suspect Sony will have to try really, really hard to convince the public that it’s worth an exorbitant $700.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% You deserve a lot more phone for $700
Source: PC World English
I’ll never stop mourning the death of the Xperia Z series, especially because I don’t see the Xperia X series picking up where those phones left off. I like some aspects of the Xperia X Performance, like its water resistance, its speedy processor, and the fact that it’s a really comfortable phone to use. But I can’t call it a premium device because it simply doesn’t feel like one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia X Performance vs Apple iPhone 6s
Source: Phone Arena English
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 aspects we considered, the gap was quite narrow at times.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance vs Samsung Galaxy S7
Source: Phone Arena English
With a more elegant and palm-friendly chassis, superior camera, and much faster charging, the Galaxy S7 is the clear winner here. On paper the phones are near equals, but when we got down to the details, Samsung's flagship turned out to be better in almost every important aspect of daily operations. Moreover, Sony priced its finest for the season on par with the Galaxy S7, yet it will be sold unlocked in the US for usage on AT&T and T-Mobile only, and with a finger scanner missing. Thus, the Xperia X Performance is not in a fair fight against the S7 in the US, but even in other markets, the Galaxy S7 is definitely the better choice.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2016
81% A solid smartphone that falls short when considering its competition
Source: Android Authority English
There you have it for this in-depth look at the Sony Xperia X Performance! There is no doubt that this is a good phone, and while there are some quirks and odd hardware decisions, they aren’t significant enough to be considered huge problems. However, an important point to keep in mind is that this device is priced the same as other currently generation flagships like the LG G5, HTC 10, and Samsung Galaxy S7, and the price is what definitely works against it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Fast Phone with Furious Price Tag
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Xperia X Performanceꞌs $700 price tag invites comparisons to other phones in that lofty price range — the iPhone 6s and, arguably, the best Android handset ever made in the Samsung Galaxy S7. Sonyꞌs offering canꞌt match the stylish design of those smartphones, and its camera, while capable, comes up short when compared to what the S7 can do (especially in low light). The one area where Sonyꞌs Performance handily beats out most of its competition — battery life — is hardly a scale-tipper.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia X Performance Review
Source: Phone Arena English
With a $700 price tag (the phone's currently available for pre-order in the US, ahead of retail availability next month), Sony's putting the Xperia X Performance head-to-head with some very serious Android flagships, and while the smartphone might be a decently solid model on its own, it just can't hold a candle to some of those exceptionally well done, really polished entries from other manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance review
Source: GSM Arena English
We started with a question and we're still struggling for an answer. The Xperia X Performance could've been better - or cheaper - or could've come sooner. Now, there's little anyone can do about any of those... But we'd be darned if there isn't an Xperia X Premium or Pro, or Plus, or whatever, in the works.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony's had a chance to regroup and reevaluate its own smartphone strategy and their newly found focus on the US market is more than welcome. Sony has taken everything it has learned about making phones since the Xperia Z and applied it to the Xperia X lineup. Sony's main model in the lineup is the Xperia X, which means Sony doesn't think every phone needs the highest-end hardware to perform well. But if any customer still does want the high end stuff, they can reach for the Xperia X Performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2016
The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about
Source: Pocket Lint English
The next Xperia flagship is due to launch in the latter half of this year and if it looked just like the Xperia X Performance with the same specs, it wouldn't be disappointing. In fact, Sony could easily just relabel this device and maybe it will. The design of the Xperia X Performance is stunning. The metal build really sets the OmniBalance shape off and the extra touches like the metal rim around the rear camera lens make this device feel like a premium handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Sony's split personality phone could be a winner
Source: PC Pro English
Both Sony Xperia X handsets will be available in the summer of 2016, but predictably, there’s no word yet on prices. I’d hope that the X will be cheaper than the X Performance, and the X Performance cheaper than the Xperia Z5. If it is, Sony could be onto a winner. If it isn't, it'll be a disappointment.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2016

Foreign Reviews

83% Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Connect - 3/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Warum sich das Xperia X Performance kaum lohnt
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: eTest German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2016
92% Sonys stärkster Power-Riegel
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 65% performance: 97% features: 95% display: 94% mobility: 75%
92% Sonys stärkster Power-Riegel
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 65% performance: 97% features: 95% display: 94% mobility: 75%
88% Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Computerbild - Heft 16/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
97% Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: SFT - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 97%
Sony Xperia X Performance im Test
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance k/ein Nachfolger des Xperia Z5
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2016
70% Eine Erstklassige Enttäuschung
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
87% Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 94% display: 78% mobility: 82%
X Performance kann alles - reicht das?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2016
Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2016
80% Sony Xperia X Performance 32GB
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Sony Xperia X Performance: la nostra recensione completa
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Recensione Sony Xperia X Performance by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Rating: price: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
80% Sony Xperia X Performance, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Sony Xperia X Performance review
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia X Performance Recensione: Un Top Di Gamma Deludente
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia X Performance: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; flexible fingerprint sensor; support waterproof. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
86% Test du Sony Xperia X Performance : un bouche-trou « premium » en attendant le Xperia XZ ?
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
78% Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131) – Przede wszystkim wydajność!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Czy to wystarczy, aby wejść na szczyt? Test smartfonu Sony Xperia X Performance
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia X Performance: глава семейства "Икс"
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; high performance; quality cameras; good sound; flexible fingerprint sensor; waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: High price; sim and microSD are on the same slot; uncomfortable volume buttons.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2016
70% Recenze: Sony Xperia X Performance: nepovedený útok na špičku
Source: Smartfoun.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80%
70% Recenze: Sony Xperia X Performance: nepovedený útok na špičku
Source: Smartfoun.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80%
SONY Xperia X… и Performance
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent cameras; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; unsupport quick charge; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.164 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


76.73%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-28 (Update: 2016-02-28)