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|
|Expandable||microSD up to 200GB||microSD up to 200GB||microSD up to 200GB||microSD up to 200GB|
|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)|
Pump Express+ 2.0
|Waterproofing||None||None||IP65 / IP68 dust-tight & water resistant, Capless USB||None|
|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|
Want to learn more? Read our reviews and hands-ons for the Xperia X series.