Sony Xperia X Performance – Camera First Impressions & vs Samsung S7 – The No 1 DxOMark Scorer

Sony Xperia X Performance

I have been using the Sony Xperia X Performance, Sony’s current flagship phone for several days now. Its design is similar to the Xperia Z series as you can see from the photos. My thanks to Clove Technology .

Sony Xperia X Performance

As this is Sony’s flagship phone it comes with a decent selection of specs as follows –

– 64 bit quad-core processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
– 3Gb RAM
– Android 6.0.1
– 23MP rear camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus – Lossless 5x Clear Zoom and <0.1 second autofocus
– Low-light photography: ISO 12800/3200, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, Superior Auto Mode, Full HD 1080p Video Recording, Pulse LED Flash
– 5.0″ Inch 1080 x 1920p Full HD display
– LTE Cat 9 support
– 32GB storage & micro SD support up to 200GB
– Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio – Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
– Fingerprint sensor
– PS4 Remote Play
– IP65/IP68

Within the specs above are some bold claims about the camera and its audio system. I will cover both of these areas off in a lot more detail in my full review coming soon.

In the meantime, have a look at the below camera samples from the Sony Xperia X Performance. All shot in superior auto at 8mp unless stated otherwise.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

This shot is to highlight an indoor lighting situation. The glass in the door is quite a bit overexposed.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

Above is a close up of another green plant leaves.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

From the same plant, but with different sunlight and shadows.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

A local church. I wasn’t too happy with this overall shot as it is not quite in focus.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

The above shot in Newquay beach.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

Slightly better shot of the church.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

The above shot is in manual mode, using HDR. 8mp.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

The above shot is another 8mp manual mode, without HDR. HDR in manual mode has to be switched on.

Sony Xperia X Performance Camera samples

And the last photo, manual mode, no HDR but at the full 23mp.

Overall, I thought the shots were okay but nothing spectacular. What do you think?

Just to throw in a comparison photo using the Samsung Galaxy S7 , see below.

Beach Paradise #Newquay #SamsungS7

My thanks again to Clove Technology for their great service.

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3 thoughts on “Sony Xperia X Performance – Camera First Impressions & vs Samsung S7 – The No 1 DxOMark Scorer

  1. Quite a big difference for HDR on or off for that village photo! Off is miles better.

    What’s the shutter delay like? I had the Z2, and while it was capable of good photos, the time it took from me pressing the shutter to taking the pic often meant I missed an action shot.

    This is where samsung have nailed it since the S6 (and something they learned, I think, from the iphone) – instant shots. Press the shutter, take the shot.
    I couldn’t move back to any phone that didn’t do it as quickly as the S6 (and from my understanding the S7 is even better)

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  2. was impressed with the green leaves close up shot and even the indoor shot with overexposure in terms of textural detail, then the outdoor landscape and church shots seem to be massively over processed to the point where substantial detail is turned into visible mush

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