Sony Xperia X Performance was released about a month ago, but it was announced alongside the Xperia X and Xperia XA at the MWC 2016 event earlier in the year.
The phone comes in to take the place of the Xperia Z5 Premium, which was last year’s flagship handset. The phone did not record significant sales in many parts of the globe thanks to its scary price tag. It seems Sony hasn’t learnt a thing from this massive failure with last year’s models and the story is no different when looking at the new Xperia X series, which is topped by the X Performance model.
It gets even worse for U.S. buyers as they only get to get a Xperia X Performance model that doesn’t include a fingerprint scanner. Even though the phone has a capable display, amazing specs and a great camera, the hefty price tag of $700 doesn’t just add up. In fact, you can look around now and get a lot better smartphones that way cheaper than this, with some even available for almost half the price.
Why should one get a Xperia X Performance for $700 when there is a Samsung Galaxy S7 that is much in its own league for about $670? The older Google Nexus 6P offers an even better display quality, larger display room, same RAM, stock Android OS, a fingerprint scanner and lots of other goodies, but it available for just $499. It gets even better when looking at models from the likes of ASUS, ZTE, OnePlus and Xiaomi, just to name but a few.
Still, for a discounted price, one wouldn’t mind getting a Sony Xperia X Performance handset. As noted earlier, you will get a cool display, great build quality, the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC, decent 3GB RAM as well as IP68 certification. But these are still available on a good number of handsets, which are also available at price tags that are way lower than the asking price of the X Performance. This means that for one to really consider getting a new Sony Xperia X Performance, the price must really be enticing.
Now, this is exactly where this eBay deal is leading us. There is a trusted eBay seller who is selling a new Sony Xperia X Performance at a huge discount. For just $579.99, you will have a new X Performance, a phone that is currently selling at $655.62 on Amazon. Don’t even think about checking Target or B&H. One problem with this eBay seller is that there is no 1-year warranty that other players offer. But still, chances of getting a fingerprint-enabled Xperia X Performance are high.