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Xperia X Performance
Sony’s Xperia X range are slowly hitting Australian retailers and carriers. Today Sony and Telstra have announced that the Xperia X Performance is now available from Telstra as a carrier exclusive.

Telstra will sell in both Graphite Black and white colour variants. The Sony Xperia X Performance will also be sold through Sony Kiosks, Sony Centres and Sony Online sales but is so far unavailable on the Sony website making Telstra your best bet for local stock if this is your next handset.

With a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU under the hood, the handset is aimed as the high end handset in the Xperia X range. The phone also includes a 13MP low-light selfie camera in addition to the 23MP rear camera, with both cameras sitting behind an f/2.0 aperture.

Full specs for the Xperia X Performance include

 Sony Xperia X Performance
Release dateFebruary 2016
Screen size5.0-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,080
Rear camera23MP
Rear aperturef/2.0
Front camera13MP
Front aperturef/2.0
ChipsetSnapdragon 820
Core config2.15 GHz x 2 + 1.6 GHz x 2
MicroSDYes, up to 200GB
Battery2,700 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 4.2
  • LE
  • A2DP
  • A-GPS
  • BDS
Android OSAndroid 6.0.1
Vendor skinXperia UI
Dimensions143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm
  • White
  • Graphite Black

Telstra will offer the Xperia X Performance on a range of both business and personal plans including the $95 Go Mobile plan with no handset repayments or on a $100 Go Business Mobile Plan with no handset repayments both on 24 month contracts. Telstra will have more information about their plans soon at telstra.com/sonyxp.

Telstra customers will also be be able to purchase a Style Cover Touch case for the Xperia X Performance. The Style Cover Touch has a see-through front which also lets you access your smartphone functions even when the cover is closed.

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Jason is currently using our review unit of the Xperia X Performance, so stay tuned for a review shortly.

Source: TelstraSony.