Just because the Sony Xperia Z line is no more, that doesn’t mean the Xperia X lineup will not provide for flagship needs. With the Xperia X Performance model fans will not have to worry, but catching our attention is Sony’s focus on the midrange with the Xperia X itself.
This move from Sony seems quite similar to the one done by HTC, who is building its future devices around the core DNA of the HTC One A9.
These new faces of each brand are taking the spotlight from the flagships, and each appear at a nice 5.0 inches with 441ppi pixel density from 1080 x 1920p resolution.
The Xperia X is powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC with an Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with 200GB microSD support and a 2,620mAh battery.
The HTC One A9 runs on a Snapdragon 617 chipset along with an Adreno 405 GPU. Like the Xperia X it has 3GB RAM and 32GB native storage with 200GB microSD support. While its battery is smaller at 2,150mAh, the One A9 is compatible with Qualcomm 2.0 and 3.0 fast charging; the Xperia X lacks this feature.
What the Xperia X does have though is a fingerprint reader and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which the One A9 also boasts. Sony’s new camera is at a hefty 23MP and the selfie cam sports 13MP, but the One A9 – though at only 13MP for the main shooter – has autofocus, dual-LED flash, and optical image stabilization, features absent for Sony’s new midrange device.