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Sony Xperia XP

Sony Xperia XP

  • CPU
    Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

  • Memory (MB)
    16 GB, 2 GB RAM

  • Camera (MP)
    8 MP

  • Battery (mAh)
    Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery

  • WiFi
    Yes

  • Price Range
    €280

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.3 4.7 1
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10

The Sony Xperia X Performance has an excellent design much like other mobile phones in the Sony Xperia range of mobile phones. The phone uses the same chipset as other high-end phones such as the Nokia Lumia 930 or some use the same chipset as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which is a really top-end phone.

Sony Xperia X Performance has very good specs and very similar to the Xperia Z Ultra. It also covers all three network bands being 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) as well as the 3G band being (HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100). The phone also covers the 4G band (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700) – C6806) as well as (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – C6833). Connection speed is HSPA at 42.2/5.76 Mbps as well as LTE Cat4 at 150/50 Mbps. There is also GPRS (up to 107 kbps) as well as EDGE (up to 296 kbps).

Sony Xperia X PerformanceThe size of the phone is about the same as the other phones in the Xperia range. This being  179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm weighting in at 212 g. This phone the Xperia X Performance is also IP 58 certified. This means that it is dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter for 30 minutes. Note that there is a single-SIM and also a dual-SIM version of this phone. It is also marketed under different names. The dual version of the phone goes under the name of “Sony Xperia X Performance Dual F8132 “.

The phone makes use of a large IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors with a screen size of 5.0 inches (~68.1% screen-to-body ratio) a well as a screen resolution of  1080 x 1920 pixels all of this lit with a ~441 ppi pixel density. If you are looking for sharp images then this screen will do it for you. Note that this phone is a multitouch screen with up to 10 fingers ability. The screen is also covered with a scratch-resistant glass as well as an oleophobic coating (it keeps fingerprint spots off of the screen). The phone also makes use of a triluminos display which uses three photos to make a balanced photo or video all taken at the same time. There is also a graphics engine call the X-Reality Engine which Xperia phones have started to use.

The Xperia is based on the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset which makes use of the Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU. The graphics is powered by the well known Adreno 530 GPU. This all running on the Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The mobile phone has large memory, 32 GB of space and 3 GB of RAM. This is on the single SIM version. The dual version is has 64 GB of space and 3 GB  of RAM. If you need more space then there is a dedicated slot in the single-SIM phone with up to 256 GB for a microSD card. Note that in the dual version of the phone then it uses the dual SIM slot.

Sony Xperia X Performance You are going to need lots of space with this phone as it has a 23 MP camera with phase detection autofocus as well as an LED flash. With a large 1/2.3″ sensor size the phone takes really great video and pictures. The phone also offers, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama photos. The video abilities of the phone is an extreme 1080p@30fps or 1080p@60fps. Very few phones on the market offer these abilities. The secondary camera is also a large 1/3″ sensor size camera with a 13 MP camera capable of 1080 pixels. The Sony Xperia X Performance is an absolutely excellent mobile phone.

The other bells and whistles on the phone are vibration; MP3 and WAV ringtones for your alerts. There is a loudspeaker with stereo speakers as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Audio is at – 24-bit/192kHz audio with active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.

Connectivity is with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct as well as DLNA and hotspot. Bluetooth is v4.2. There is also A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent) as well as NFC and a microUSB USB version 2 port. Sensors on the phone is a fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer as well as a compass. There is also an HTML5 browser as well as SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM and Push Email.

The phone is an excellent buy and comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery with 20 hours of talk time. Overall the phone is a very good investment and you will not need to upgrade for years to come. It also has a good feel in the hand as the edges are rounded and very smart looking. Excellent phone.

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Sony Xperia XP - Specs

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - F8131, F8132
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - F8131, F8132
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Yes

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    GPRS: Up to 107 kbps / EDGE: Up to 296 kbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    HTML5

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.0 inches (~68.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~441 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Scratch-resistant glass
  • Features
    - Oleophobic coating
    - Triluminos display
    - X-Reality Engine

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    23 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
  • Camera Features
    f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    1/2.3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    13 MP, 1080p@30fps

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Headphone Jack

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 530
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    32GB, 3GB RAM - single SIM / 64GB, 3GB RAM - dual SIM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32GB, 3GB RAM - single SIM / 64GB, 3GB RAM - dual SIM
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Media

  • Audio Playback
    Yes
  • Video Playback
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    No
  • Ring Tones
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes, with stereo speakers

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Yes
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
    Yes

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Features
    - Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
    - Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
    - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Power

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Battery Life
    Up to 61 h
  • Batteries Included
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Rear
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    Up to 61 hours
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 20 h
  • Music Play
    Up to 8 h

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