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Sony Xperia X Performance unlocked smartphone 32GB Lime Gold US Warranty

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
94
Old Reviews
24
Unverified
15
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13 MP
SECONDARY CAMERA
32768 GB
MEMORY
Yes
BLUETOOTH
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE

Review Summary - 55 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Device Compatibility
 12
update, sony, maybe, devices, xperia
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I absolutely love this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone has been very reliable and consistent.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm having no problems with connection. ... This is my third Sony device. ... I now have this phone. ... In the real world, I personally wouldn't be doing all of those things on my phone simultaneously, but it was a nice test that ensures me that the battery can handle multiple tasks without being drained extensively AND without running hot.  ...  "
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" ...  MirrorLink can connect to car head unit although it is little tricky.  ...  "
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" ...  I had read a LOT of phone reviews before settling on the Xperia X Performance & I feel I chose well. ... I upgraded from a junk phone to this. ... If you already own an iPhone 6 or something, you may not be as impressed as I have been.  ...  "
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" ...  Unlike that phone, I've not encountered any issues when trying to use Qualcomm QC devices. ... So far every device I've tested has been able to quickcharge my phone without problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Loving this phone!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  But if you love listening to musics with your smart phone, this is the one for you.  ...  "
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Battery Life
 10
life, went, till, idle, hours
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Battery life is awful just letting the phone idle.  ...  "
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" ...  Even if I use a phone - it drains battery. ... Get off charger at 7am, till 10am used the phone for about 1-1.5 hours. ... Battery is it 65% already. ... Not using phone at all till 4pm - battery is at 15%.  ...  "
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" ...  I charged it to 100% and it was dead before I went to bed with hardly any use. ... I've updated it at least 12 times and I've had to charge it from 0% at least 6 times in 4 days - and that's with minimal use like me being at work.  ...  "
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" ...  The only negative for me is the battery sucks.  ...  "
Software Platform
 7
apps, updates, sony, phone, xperia
+71%
-29%
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" ...  NO CONTRACT< UNLOCKED.  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite feature about this phone is the software - its basically running stock Android! ... In fact, I think this phone is closer to stock Android than my Moto X Pure Edition. ... The included launcher, Xperia Home, works exactly like the Google Now launcher, but it has more configuration options (like being able to change icon grid size). ... Sony also has an open beta program for Xperia Home, so check it out if you want to have access to the most current features available. ... I've also been very impressed with the speed in which updates are released. ... In the time I've had it I've received several updates, both for Android and security updates, and as of this writing the phone is on 7.1.1 with the August security update. ... However, I was able to remedy this by flashing the UK firmware on my US phone. ... I was a little worried that it might affect access to cellular bands or cause problems with future updates, but I'm happy to report that this has not been the case.  ...  "
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" ...  First, I'd like to address some questions or concerns about this phone that I have frequently seen throughout the internet. ... I have only had this phone for a few days and haven't had time to explore the Sony apps yet, but I am interested in exploring them. ... For the technically advanced, I've uploaded an image showing the kernel version, baseband version, and build number.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony was also quick in updating to Android version 7 that works flawlessly for my need.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
using, months, box, updates, two
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I've now been using it for about 2 weeks and it has done 8 system updates in two days, and it's still asking to do another.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this phone for 3 months worst smart for experience ever.  ...  "
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" ...  I took it out of the box at 50% and within an hour and a half it died. ... It also won't stop updating.  ...  "
Price
 6
price, bucks, best, awesome, 300
+100%
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" ...  Big bang for the buck!  ...  "
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" ...  It's everything I need in a phone for a cheaper price than a Samsung or an iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  At the time of purchase, this was without a doubt the best cell phone available in it's price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome phone in my opinion, best 300 bucks I've spent on a smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome phone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I paid 300 bucks for this phone.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 6
display, quality, glass, curved, crisp
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The display is crisp and bright.  ...  "
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" ...  Call quality seems top notch and screen is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The curved screen design is unfortunate, because it allows glass screen protectors less coverage.  ...  "
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" ...  I take solace in the fact that I would not overuse the power button thanks to Sony smart wake-up: double tap on the screen wakes up the screen ready for you to swipe a security pattern to use your phone  ...  "
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" ...  * Screen: The display is sharp, great colors.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
phone, chassis, surface, smooth, screen
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It loves being thrown into hard surfaces.  ...  "
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" ...  Only had it a week but so far this is super fast and the build quality is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  In person, the lime gold is more like a soft gold with a hint of lime.  ...  "
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" ...  But it produces a well built device with elegant metal chassis that protects the cameras against accidental drops. ... Once trying to put a protective case, I accidentally dropped it onto a hardwood floor without getting a dent. ... I have now removed the case.  ...  "
Camera
 5
phone, photos, high quality, sony
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I love this phone, it takes really high quality photos.  ...  "
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" ...  Photo and videos are stunning  ...  "
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" ...  Even better camera.  ...  "
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" ...  * Camera: Great camera!  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
runs, x performance, snappy, ram, performance
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I have both xperia x and x performance, x performance has faster snapdragon 820 CPU, but I don't see much difference in daily using.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I like the phone, fast and snappy.  ...  "
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" ...  * Performance: 3GB of RAM & a Snapdragon 820, it runs great!  ...  "
Call quality
 4
calls, call, signal, quality, life
+50%
-50%
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" ...  This idiot phone can't hold a signal during calls. ... Even with a brand new signal booster at work and home, incoming calls can never get through and the moment I try to make a call my 5 bars of LTE plummets to absolutely nothing. ... It doesn't like sending texts or being on calls.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
phone, water proof, water, size, like
+50%
-50%
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" ...  This phone lasted 13 months before dying from water immersion despite being ip68 rated and an experienced swimmer.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted to try something new and my last Sony phone which was suppose to be waterproof and got ruined the first time it got wet and I decided to give it one more go but it seems like their phones are just not worth it.  ...  "
Memory
 3
storage, snapdragon 820, runs, performance, card
+67%
-33%
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" ...  CARD INSIDE GIVES EXTRA STORAGE.  ...  "
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" ...  * Performance: 3GB of RAM & a Snapdragon 820, it runs great!  ...  "
Apps
 3
pre installed, xperia, stamina mode, sony, snapdragon
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The included launcher, Xperia Home, works exactly like the Google Now launcher, but it has more configuration options (like being able to change icon grid size).  ...  "
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" ...  Sony's stock apps on this device are: Music, Album, Video, Lifelog, PartyShare, TrackID, XperiaTransfer, and etc. ... I have only had this phone for a few days and haven't had time to explore the Sony apps yet, but I am interested in exploring them.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 3
us, scanner, firmware, fingerprint, finger
+33%
-67%
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" ...  2) This model (F8131) DOES have the fingerprint sensor. ... HOWEVER, the fingerprint sensor is disabled by Sony in the US market at the firmware level. ... What this means is that, the firmware for the fingerprint sensor, must be changed. ... You will have to flash an international firmware for the fingerprint sensor to be enabled. ... So, in conclusion, the fingerprint sensor is not nonexistent on this model, just disabled by default by Sony in the US market.  ...  "
Color
 3
color, x, screen, reproduction, phone
+100%
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" ...  Color reproduction seems to be accurate and there are two modes available to tweak contrast and color reproduction (X-reality for mobile and Super-vivid mode).  ...  "
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" ...  The pink color is really nice!  ...  "
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" ...  * Screen: The display is sharp, great colors.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
glass, drop, curved
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The phone shows no signs of damage and the screen is still in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  The curved screen design is unfortunate, because it allows glass screen protectors less coverage.  ...  "
Fit
 3
surface, smooth, phones, hand, slip
+100%
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" ...  I love the overall appearance, especially the camera being flush with the back of the phone (the last phone I had that included a flush camera was the iPhone 5S).  ...  "
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" ...  The surface of this phone is very smooth and can easily slip out of your hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I have now removed the case.  ...  "
Design
 3
gold, design, phone, looks, look
+100%
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" ...  In person, the lime gold is more like a soft gold with a hint of lime.  ...  "
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" ...  * Design: Aesthetics are 'meh' but the form factor is nice.  ...  "
Charging
 3
charging, charger, charge, times, till
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Get off charger at 7am, till 10am used the phone for about 1-1.5 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  I charged it to 100% and it was dead before I went to bed with hardly any use. ... I've updated it at least 12 times and I've had to charge it from 0% at least 6 times in 4 days - and that's with minimal use like me being at work.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
Camera
Secondary Camera:  13 MP
Memory
Memory:  32768 GB
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Calling
GSM:  Yes 
Sim Type:  Nano SIM 
13 MP
SECONDARY CAMERA
32768 GB
MEMORY
Yes
BLUETOOTH
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE