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Mobile World Congress 2017
Bezel-free displays and pixel-packed cameras in Sony's Xperia X and XA phonesWe take a closeup look at Sony's two new Android phones, the Xperia X and XA, two mid-range handsets with slick design and solid specs.
[MUSIC] Sony has given us two brand new smart phones here at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia X and the Xperia XA. That's the Xperia X I have here. Now as you can see it's got what I would say is quite a classic Sony design. Quite a minimalist back And a edge to edge screen on the front. On this edge here you can see fingerprint sensor, and around the back is an impressive 23 megapixel camera. The screen size is five inches and it has a full HD resolution. It's of course running the latest Android marshmallow software, and it's powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon 650 hexicore processor, that's 6 Processing [UNKNOWN], so it should be reasonably powerful enough for social networking. There's 3 gigabytes of RAM as well, and Sony reckons you can get two days of battery life from its battery, although that is something that we will be putting to the test at a later day. One thing we don't see on this phone or on the XA is waterproofing, something that we've been a big fan of on Sony's Xperia phones before now. So it's a big disappointment To see that go and here we've got the Experia XA, now this phone is also five inches but it's got as you can see a very, very tiny bezel around the edge of this curved glass, which makes it look extremely premium. Under the hood, it's not quite as high performance as the X. It's got 720p resolution and it's got a slightly lower powered core processor. The camera on the back has been toned down as well. It's now only a 13 megapixel camera, rather that 23 on the Experia X but it should be good enough to get some good snaps when you're out at the beach or partying or just being cool. With 8 megapixel camera on the front for those embarrassing selfies [SOUND] And, with a 2300 milli-amp an hour battery, which Sony reckons will give you two days of battery life, again, the XA doesn't have waterproofing, something that we are going to miss on Sony's range of phones. So he hasn't given a date on price or availability yet, but these phones will be coming to Europe and the US in the coming months, so make sure to keep at CNet for all the latest news.