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 date||February 2016||Screen size||5.0-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||441||Rear camera||23MP||Rear aperture||f/2.0||Front camera||13MP||Front aperture||f/2.0||Chipset||Snapdragon 820||Core config||2.15 GHz x 2 + 1.6 GHz x 2||Ram||3GB||Storage||32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 200GB||Battery||2,700 mAh||Battery removable||—||Connector||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Headphone Location||—||Speaker Configuration||—||WIFI standards||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Bluetooth standards||NFC||Yes||Location||Android OS||Android 6.0.1||Vendor skin||Xperia UI||Dimensions||143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm||Weight||164g||Colours|
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.
Jason is currently using our review unit of the Xperia X Performance, so stay tuned for a review shortly.