Sony Canada has released its impressive new flagship, the Xperia X Performance, on two Canadian carriers: Rogers, and Bell.

Available for $199.99 on a 2-year plan, or $699.99 outright, the device is available to purchase today at Bell, and can be reserved at Rogers for a July 14 release date. Rogers' version comes with a free pair of Sony headphones with every reservation.

Sony's Xperia X Performance is a more powerful version of the Xperia X, which Android Central reviewed and mostly enjoyed. It features a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 23MP rear Exmor RS camera with an f/2.0 lens, a 13MP front-facing camera, and a 2,700mAh battery, running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Aside from the more powerful processor over the Xperia X, the X Performance also features IP65/IP68 dust and waterproofing, along with Category-9 LTE support with the Snapdragon 820's X12 baseband solution.

In addition to the Xperia X Performance, Bell and Virgin Mobile have also released the cheaper Xperia XA, which substitutes Qualcomm for MediaTek, and cuts some corners in the camera, storage, and battery capacity. It starts at $0 on a 2-year term and $349.99 outright.

Xperia X series specs

Category Xperia XA Xperia X Xperia X Performance Xperia XA Ultra
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5-inch 720p 5-inch Full HD 1080p 5-inch Full HD 1080p 6-inch Full HD 1080p
Processor MediaTek Helio P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MediaTek MT6755
Storage 16GB 32GB 32GB 16GB
Expandable microSD up to 200GB microSD up to 200GB microSD up to 200GB microSD up to 200GB
RAM 2GB 3GB 3GB 3GB
Rear Camera 13MP with Exmor RS 23MP with Exmor RS 23MP with Exmor RS 21.5MP with Exmor RS
Front Camera 8MP with Exmor R 13MP with Exmor RS 13MP with Exmor RS 16MP with Exmor R
Networks LTE (4G), LTE Cat4, GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G) LTE (4G), LTE Cat6, GSM GPRS (2G), UMTS HSPA(3G) LTE (4G), LTE (4G) Cat9, GSM GPRS (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G) LTE (4G), LTE Cat6, GSM GPRS (2G), UMTS HSPA(3G)
Charging micro-USB
Pump Express+ 2.0
micro-USB
QC 2.0
micro-USB
QC 2.0
micro-USB
QC 2.0
Waterproofing None None IP65 / IP68 dust-tight & water resistant, Capless USB None
Battery 2300mAh 2620mAh 2700mAh 2700mAh
Dimensions 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm 143 x 69 x 7.9 mm 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm 165.1 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight 138g 156g 165g 189.9g


Want to learn more? Read our reviews and hands-ons for the Xperia X series.