The Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA, and Xperia XA Ultra are now available to pre-order from select retailers in the United States. The Xperia X Performance and Xperia X include a free 128GB SanDisk microSD card to expand the internal memory, while the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra models come with a 64GB microSD.
The Xperia XA and XA Ultra phones come in at a budget friendly $279 and $369, respectively. These phones do not feature any waterproofing and have specs well below the X Performance and X models, but at that price they offer a decent entry point for people looking to join the Sony family.
The Xperia X comes in at $549, but if you’re looking to upgrade from last year’s Xperia Z5, this might not be the phone for you. Like the XA and XA Ultra, the X loses the waterproof capabilities of its predecessor and suffers a downgrade in its CPU (the X uses the Snapdragon 650 chipset, while the Z5 has the Snapdragon 810). It’s minor GPU upgrade, from the Z5’s Adreno 430 to the X’s Adreno 510, isn’t enough of a reason to warrant what amounts to a side-grade.
The real gem here is the Xperia X Performance. Running the Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU, this is the true successor to last year’s amazing Xperia Z5. Although the phone suffers a few downgrades, such as the removal of FM Radio and a lower-capacity battery, these changes are unlikely to hinder most users. The processor, GPU, and LTE upgrades are sure to please the majority.
You can pre-order the phones right now at B&H Photo Video or Best Buy to take advantage of the free MicroSD offer. You can also find the models at Newegg’s online store.
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SOURCE: [Xperia Blog]