Remember the Sony Xperia X Performance that was announced just over a year back. It came out in June 2016 with top of the line specs at that time and it is still a great buy. If you don’t have a clue about what I’m talking about, let me help you out a bit. The phone is a five-incher with a FullHD resolution and uses Sony’s Triluminous Display and X-Reality Engine. The Xperia X Performance retails close to $500 in the US, but there is a sweet deal going on at Amazon right now. The deal is applicable only in the US and for the Lime Gold Variant.
Apart from the gorgeous display, there are a lot of other features that are crave-worthy on the Xperia X Performance. Sony is famous for their digital cameras and they apply some of those technologies to their mobile cameras as well. The 23MP camera on the rear of the Xperia X Performance takes splendid photos and the f2.0 aperture gives ample low light performance as well. All you selfie lovers out there, you’re covered with the 13MP f2.0 front facing camera.
If you thought the display and the camera are the only two positives about this phone, wait until you hear this. Under the hood of this sleek beauty is the most popular mobile SoC of last year, the Snapdragon 820. It was present inside almost all of the flagships and it is still a very relevant chipset. Along with the Adreno 530 GPU, it delivers amazing performance while doing day to day tasks as well as while performing heavy tasks.
There are two variants of the phone, the single sim variant with a dedicated microSD slot and a dual sim variant with a hybrid sim slot. The single sim variant comes with 32GB of onboard storage while the dual sim variant comes with 64GB of storage. Both these variants have expandable storage which can be increased up to 256GB. Back when it came out, 3 gigs of RAM was pretty modest but it is sufficient. If you ask me the same question today, I would go for a smartphone that has at least 4GB of RAM. But with the blazing fast Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM is good enough.
Now coming to the juicy details. For $500, you get a phone that has the Snapdragon 820, 3GB of RAM, expandable storage, a set of amazing cameras and a gorgeous display. But what if you can get it for $130 less. Yes, that is what this post is all about. The Sony Xperia X Performance is currently going for $367 on Amazon for the unlocked Lime Gold variant. So if you’re living in the US and are a fan of Sony, head over to Amazon and grab this deal right now.