Review of Sony Xperia X Performance: excess capacity

 Instead of a previous line of Xperia Z Sony production company unveiled a new flagship - Xperia X. According to the developers, they no longer seek to hold the smartphone in the most advanced technology possible. Instead, emphasis is placed on usability. However, solutions Hi-End class are supposed to be comfortable by default ... The other two series smartphone X - Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia XA - we have already tested. It's time to check in battle and flagship - Sony Xperia X Performance. Download Sony Xperia PDF manuals

Technical characteristics of Sony Xperia X Performance (F8131)

  • Display: 5 '' Full HD display with curved edges, 1920x1080
  • Processor: quad-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Graphic accelerator: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB
  • Memory card support: up to 200 GB microSDXC
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz || LTE 1, 3, 7, 20, 38
  • SIM: nano-SIM
  • Wireless interfaces: A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 4.2, DLNA Certified, Google Cast, NFC
  • Camera: Basic - 23 megapixels (flash, Predictive AF), front - 13 MP
  • Sensors: proximity, light, pressure, fingerprint scanner, count steps, gyroscope
  • Battery: 2700 mAh
  • Dimensions: 143,7x70,5x8,6 mm
  • Weight: 165 grams

Box content and Packaging

In testing we got a demo sample, not intended for sale. Accordingly, nothing but the smart phone, there was no box.


Xperia X Performance has four colors: white, "Graphite Black", "golden lime" and "pink gold". On the test version of the hit "golden lime", and we can assume that this color will like more beautiful half of the audience. However, like "pink gold".

Externally, the smartphone looks flawless. Rear metal panel elegant matte. All corners smoothed smartphone, or even the screen has a curved edge, whereby the apparatus does not look flat. All surfaces like flow into one another.

Case thickness is 8.6 mm. Clearly, this is due to the need to place inside a powerful stuffing and capacious battery. But, according to subjective feelings, even a millimeter and a half could be reset.

The width of the side frames screen - a couple of millimeters, the top and bottom - about 14. On the front panel top and bottom removed two speakers. Above also see a front camera and NFC transmitter, as evidenced by the label. Sony logo is located here.

The back cover is non-removable, as with all Xperia models. On it in the upper left corner is the main camera, and a single LED flash. In the center of the back - Xperia logo engraved.

On the right side of the device there are three buttons: on / off (with fingerprint reader), volume control, as well as the "descent" of the camera. On the opposite side - stub nano-SIM / microSD slot.

Together with the cap removed and the overall frame for SIM-card and memory card. This smartphone, if it was turned on, off. Therefore, to replace, for example, a memory card so that the smartphone remained enabled, it is impossible.

At the bottom there is the connector micro-USB, as well as the microphone hole. At the top - headphone jack and the opening of another microphone.

Workmanship can be called perfect. In no squeezing or the twisting track even the slightest backlash or hear creaking impossible.


The smartphone in the hand like a glove, largely due to rounded edges. Virtually all conveniently carry with one hand. The only slight gripe relates to the volume button. Why is it placed on the right side at the bottom - is unclear. Traditionally Xperia This button is located at the top, which was very convenient. Now fans of the brand will have to get used.

But the button "descent" of the camera is very convenient - at the bottom right-hand bottom edge. For horizontal shooting she is at the top under the thumb of his right hand, as a conventional camera.


Although the new line of Xperia X and there is no more 4K displays, both in the Xperia Z Premium, quality of the screen does not cause any complaints. Before us is an honest Full HD (1920x1080) c density of 441 ppi.

Juicy and bright picture, clear details, the viewing angles are close to the maximum. In addition, it uses a Sony X-Reality for mobile technology, thanks to which the picture becomes even sharper, contrast and saturation.

Reserve backlight provides a comfortable work even in direct sunlight. However, in this case, do not include an automatic brightness adjustment - smartphone tries to subtract it, which is not always the way.

The multitouch of Xperia X receives up to ten simultaneous touches.


On the test machine was installed Android 6.0.1. On the lock screen displays the time and the current date. Here - the microphone icon (for Google Voice Search), camera (to include it, even without unlocking), as well as fingerprint indicator.

In the upper right corner there are the traditional interest battery, Wi-Fi icon Profile icon. Also, the screen displays the notification, however, can be configured so that they appear only after unlocking the device.

The main screen is fully customizable. Default is located at the top of Google search bar in the center of the clock, and below five main icons - the smart phone, SMS, contacts and the camera, and in the middle - the apps list icon.

In addition to the standard Google apps, Sony sets on a smartphone and a number of specialties: What's New, PlayStation, Lifelog, TrackID, Xperia Lounge, Movie Creator, as well as anti-virus AVG Protection.

For registration, you can use a lot of the the Xperia brand, moreover both free and paid. Screen dialing is made is quite standard, and the virtual keyboard with large buttons makes it easy to type SMS, including, without lifting your finger from the screen - it's extremely user-friendly. Just drive a finger from letter to letter, and they add up to a word.

Apparatus in the work

Responsible for the performance quad-core 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the machine uses a graphics accelerator Adreno 530, has 3 GB of RAM.

The internal memory in the machine to 32 GB, of which you will get around 20. microSD Through, you can add another 200 GB.

Whether you are playing in the most resource-intensive games, surf the Internet or viewing streaming video Full HD - the device does not pull up, it flies.

This unit is not occupied the first places in the synthetic benchmarks. However, on the power of a smartphone today be called if not excessive, it really enough - is to not go Brin.

Of course, such power has a downside - when many games or watching streaming HD video the housing heats up. Not fatal, but noticeable.

The headphones music sounds almost perfect. But the built-in speakers suffice except for calls and alarm - the producers obviously did not expect that someone will listen to music, play or watch movies without headphones. And there is not enough volume, and bass. In addition, the maximum volume to vibrate noticeably the rear wall of the smartphone.

Despite the official degree of protection IP65 / IP68, in the instruction manual says that a smartphone can not be immersed in water. Torrential rain and wash it under the tap, however, is not afraid. However, it is recommended to close all ports reliably and cover.


The camera unit is impressive not only a resolution of 23 megapixels, but also amazingly fast work. From smartphone locked state it is included in a second maximum, and then begins to work at lightning speed autofocus. It is predictive, so manage to get high-quality images even of objects in motion. focus time - only 0.03 seconds! Smartphone provides for the direction of motion of the object in the frame, ensuring excellent results. In addition, happy and speed of operation "gate" - a series of shots can be done with little or no delay.

By default, the camera included in the "super auto mode", but much more high-quality images you get from the manual mode, in which you can enable HDR. There are eight times digital zoom, which is controlled by buttons to increase / decrease the volume.

Video unit allows you to shoot in Full HD resolution with a frame rate of 30 or 60. The autofocus works perfectly here, and automatic clear track changes in illumination. The main thing - to find a worthy object of shooting.

Wireless interfaces

For wireless interfaces have not the slightest criticism. Wi-Fi networks are instantly, GPS signal is picked up in a matter of seconds.

I do not face any difficulty also when working with Bluetooth and NFC module.

Battery life

In normal mode, when you need only call and rare surfing the Internet, the device is sure to keep charge of about two days.

Video playback Full HD (1080p) in airplane mode with maximum screen brightness defused smartphone fully charged in 4 hours 55 minutes.

In resource-intensive games for the first hour of the battery is discharged to 73%. And half a charge left after 1 hour 47 minutes of intense "Rubilovo". So about 3.5 hours on the game at gamers have.

Given the Xperia X Performance exceptional power, such indicators can be called even remarkable. Particularly pleased that the smartphone is not discharged daily by the end of the day, leaving you with no connection. Again, power conservation, and the Ultra Stamina Stamina enable disable unnecessary devouring energy function.

Results of

Of course, with a series of Z sorry to say goodbye, because we expected to see so Z6 ... However, Sony has gone its own way, true saying - no one wants the race for the abstract speed and screen resolution. The current flagship of the Xperia X Performance shows clearly - the device is able to perform any task entrusted to it.


  • high performance;
  • bright and clear display;
  • good camera;
  • excellent battery.


  • insufficiently loud speakers;
  • "Cold" replacing a memory card "one sim" version.