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Sony Xperia X Performance

F8131 - Includes McAfee Mobile Security (Worth £30)



Sony Xperia X Performance (SIM Free / UK)

Sony Mobile introduces an evolution of the Xperia™ brand to redefine communications. The new X series bring increasingly personalised and intelligent products to enrich your everyday life. This is achieved by delivering high-end technology and software solutions into its newest devices to give you the latest and greatest smartphones.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

At Clove Technology we go the extra mile to providing you with the latest technology. This SIM free, factory unlocked handset can be used with nano SIM cards from all major network providers.

Like our other smartphones, this is an official UK version of the Xperia X Performance, including 3pin UK mains charger, 24 month Sony warranty and is unlocked for use on all UK & European networks with a nano SIM card.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia X Performance

  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS - All the latest Android features including battery saving technology
  • 23 MP Sony camera sensor with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus - Capture great photos no matter the location and scene
  • Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
  • 5.0” Full HD resolution - Enjoy content in great detail
  • LTE Cat 9 support
  • 64 bit quad-core processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 & 3GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB - Plenty of storage options for all your media
  • Fingerprint sensor - Keep your phone and the data on it secure
  • Hi-Res audio support - Enjoy music in more detail

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia X Performance is available with 32GB of internal memory in a Graphite Black colour.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia X Performance
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Documentation


The Sony Xperia X Performance is the flagship device in the new X series line from Sony. With this new range Sony is bringing curved glass to the whole series along with minimal bezel for a flawless edge to edge design that feels comfortable in your hand.

You would expect Sony to deliver in the camera department and they haven’t disappointed, introducing predictive Hybrid Autofocus. This clever camera technology lets you choose your subject and then predicts its motion, so you can capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur.

If the only camera you have is the one on your phone, Sony want to make sure a X Performance is the first and only choice for image enthusiasts.

Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot

Sony developed fast Hybrid Autofocus on the Z5 series, capable of focussing in just 0.03 seconds (in accordance with CIPA guidelines). This is made possible with two technologies: contrast-detection for accuracy and phase-detection for speed.

With the X Performance they have again stepped up in the camera department and introduced Predictive Hybrid Autofocus. This fantastic piece of camera technology has been taken from Sony’s Alpha range of professional cameras. It allows you to choose your subject and then it predicts its motion, so you can capture the action in perfect focus, free from blur.

Combine this with a quick launch time of < 0.03 sec., touch focus capture and this device takes spontaneous capture to another level allowing you to shoot in sharp focus, even in the spur-of-the-moment. This phone delivers a standby to capture time of less than 0.6 seconds

Get closer with Sony's Clear Image Zoom - a 5x lossless digital zoom function that enlarges your view without the usual noise and blurring.

Just like the Z5, the X performance has the award-winning G Lens features a wide-angle 24mm lens to capture as much light as possible and keep everything in frame. This means that Sony still deliver fantastic low-light performance and you will struggle to find any smartphone on the market that beats them in this department.

Have some fun

It's not all about serious technology improvements though, Sony have kept their suite of fun features to use with your camera so you can get creative with your shots.

You can add stickers, doodles and messages with the AR Effect mode, as well as using post editing tools to improve the look of your shots (or the subject!). Try the Style Portrait mode to edit during or after the picture.

Lastly – as you would come to expect with Sony’s Omni-balance design they have kept the dedicated camera button. This almost unique feature in today’s smartphones not only launches the camera application from wherever you may be in the phone but, it also gives you tactile control over taking the picture, getting your hand away from the screen.

Android 6.0 MarshMallow

The latest software from Android comes preloaded on the Xperia X series and with it arrives a host of great features that improve the user interface and user experience.

One main software change is Android 6.0 Marshmallow's new ‘Now on Tap’ feature. All you need to do is just touch and hold the home button of your device and information – as well as apps – will appear depending on what you're reading, watching or listening to.

There have also been improvements in battery optimisation with a new feature called ‘Doze’ and a new app standby aspect. Doze automatically puts your device into a sleep slate so it can save battery when the device isn’t in use. Combine this with smarter app standby control which means seldom used apps are not draining you power, then you can see some nice battery improvements with Android 6.0.

These are just a few of the features, to explore all the enhancements that Google have brought with Marshmallow check out this link -


Security is a necessity on smartphones and the X series host of features ensures you can keep your content and personal details safe.

Connect your X Performance to a PC or Mac and install the Xperia companion software. From here you can locate your phone, make it ring and factory wipe it. You can also ensure the phone is locked down if stolen, making it unable to be unlocked, wiped or information retrieved without access to your personal credentials.

As an extra you can also use the fingerprint sensor, included in the redesigned power button on the right hand side of the phone. Use this to ensure no-one other than you can unlock your phone.

Core Specifications

Of course this wouldn't be a flagship smartphone without paying lip-service to the basics. As always with a new Xperia device, Sony have ensured the latest tech is available in the X Performance.

The 5.0" Full HD 1920 x 1080 display maintains excellent colour reproduction and viewing angles, thanks to Sony's TRILUMINOS and X-Reality processing.

Processing is handled by the latest, top of the range Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and bolstered with 3GB of RAM. This means high performance use, allowing you to heavily multitask as well as delivering powerful 3D graphics.

As with any top of the range smartphone, you can expect a full range of connectivity options from dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Miracast streaming and content sharing, assisted GPS with GLONASS and Beidou support, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC for one-touchpairing and payments.

PS4 Remote Play

Currently the industry leaders in the global console market, PS4 Remote Play allows you to stream content from your PS4 directly to your phone screen.

This can be anything from stored videos or music to fully installed PS4 games!

If someone else needs the TV, you can continue the action on your Xperia X Performance smartphone.

The Dualshock 4 controller can be paired directly to your Xperia X Performance device, and you can use the GCM10 Game Control Mount to hold the phone in a comfortable playing position.

Note - for best performance, PS4 Remote Play is recommended to be run on the same network, with the PS4 system having a wired LAN connection to the Internet.

Sony Water Resistance Disclaimer. Read More.

"Xperia X Performance is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed.

You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty.

The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the Xperia™ X Performance has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging."


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom SkinSony UI
  • Speed2.2GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OtherAdreno 530
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
  • OtherScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile, X-Reality® for mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.2
  • FunctionsA2DP, apt-X
  • Version802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB 2.0
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels23 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens1/2.3&rsquo;&rsquo; Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor, Predictive Hybrid AF, Quick launch < 0.03 sec, 5x Clear Image Zoom, 24mm wide-angle G Lens F2.0, F2.0
  • OtherLow-light photography: ISO 12800/3200, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilization, Superior Auto Mode, Full HD 1080p Video Recording, Pulse LED Flash
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type13 MP 1/3&rsquo;&rsquo; Exmor™ RS for mobile sensor
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2700mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions143.7 x 70.5 x 8.6 mm
Weight 165 g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherIP65/IP68, Fingerprint Sensor, PlayStation Certified PS4, Remote Play, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio - Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
Warranty24 months


Sony_Xperia_X_Performance_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_X_Performance_User_Guide.pdf (1493KB)



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Do you ship internationally?

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Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


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Is this phone waterproof?

Yes, IP65/IP68.

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