Sony's Xperia X Performance is now available in the UK

Xperia X Performance, Sony's new premium smartphone, is now available for sale in the UK.

Xperia X Performance is available SIM-free at from £549 onwards.

Xperia X Performance comes as a powerful successor to the Xperia Z5 and features a 5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot which can accommodate up to 200GB of additional storage.

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Weighing at 165g, the phone will also come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a 23MP rear camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and 5x Clear Zoom , a 13MP front camera with Exmor™ RS sensor, Hi-Res audio support, a fingerprint sensor, LTE Cat 9 compatibility, NFC for contactless payments and PS4 Remote Play using which you will be able to stream content from your PS4 directly to your phone screen.

Xperia X Performance will be available unlocked and is compatible with all networks in the UK. At, you will be able to buy it on PAYG by paying £549 but you will have to settle for Graphite Black as the phone is not available in any other colour.

If you think the phone is too pricey or that it doesn't suit your needs, you can also take a look at Sony's Xperia XA Ultra. Launched last month, the phone comes with a 6-inch Full HD display with Super Vivid mode for movies and HD games, 21.5MP and 16MP cameras, the latest 64-bit octa core MediaTek MT6755 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a MicroSD slot for additional storage of 200GB and features the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

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Just like Xperia X and XA phones, the phone comes with a 2,700 mAh battery and other battery saving features which can make it last up to two days on a single charge under normal usage. Principle battery charging technologies in the phone include a Qnovo adaptive charging technology and STAMINA mode which automatically adjusts your settings to keep your phone active for longer. Sony are also offering a Quick Charger UCH12 accessory which can add 5.5 hours of battery life in just 10 minutes of charging.

You can get your Xperia XA Ultra with a choice of Style Covers as well as colour options like Graphite Black, White and Lime Gold from July through O2 and Carphone Warehouse. Sony hasn't announced the pricing as yet, but given the company is calling it a mid-range device, we expect the phone to cost no more than £300 when released.

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