Sony has launched its new Xperia X and Xperia XA smartphones in India, both of which were announced at MWC 2016 earlier this year.
The Sony Xperia X comes with a 5-inch 1080p Triluminous display and runs on the hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor with Adreno 510 GPU, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The highlight here as with most Sony smartphones is the new 23MP rear camera which uses the company's own 1/3-inch ExmorRS sensor with f/2.0 aperture and predictive hybrid autofocus. With the new auto-focusing system, once an object is selected, the camera tries to predict motion so that the object always remains in focus. This is something I would like to test for myself.
You also get a massive camera upgrade on the front with a 13MP selfie camera with ExmorRS sensor capable of recording 1080p videos. Sony's legacy for supporting hi-fi audio on smartphones is carried forward on the Xperia X as well with DSEE HX and LDAC support.
Just like the previous-gen Xperia Z5 series you also get a fingerprint sensor on the Xperia X on the side of the phone which doubles up as the power button. Other specs include 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage which is expandable with a microSD card slot and a 2630 mAh battery which supports Qnovo Adaptive fast charging technology.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM 4G LTE support, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC.
The Xperia XA has quite a striking design given the curved 5-inch display up front. The curved glass at the top of the display gives the illusion on an edge-to-edge display but it comes in at a paltry 720p resolution.
Powering the Xperia XA is the MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage which is expandable with a microSD card slot, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
You get a 13MP rear camera here with IMX258 sensor, 1080p video recording along with an 8MP front-facing camera which too can record in 1080p. The Xperia XA is quite thin at just 7.9mm and weighs in at just 137 grams with a 2300 mAh battery.
There is support for dual-SIM 4G LTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM Radio along with NFC. The Xperia XA doesn't come with a fingerprint sensor though.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony Xperia X has been priced at Rs. 46990 (MRP Rs. 48990) and comes in white, graphite black, lime gold, and rose gold colors. It is now available from Amazon.in and all Sony authorized resellers. It will go on sale on June 7th. If you pre-book you will get the Sony SBH70 Bluetooth stereo headset free which is worth Rs. 6990.
The Xperia XA has been priced at Rs. 20990 (MRP) will go on sale later in third week of June and will also be available in the same color options.