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Whilst half of the world is gradually warming up for summer (unfortunately England didn’t get the memo), the other half is cooling off for winter. Regardless of where you are in the world, one thing is for sure – it’s time for a holiday!

Smartphones are an essential item when you go away, they keep you occupied on the way and help you capture those perfect moments with your family or friends. That’s why we’ve put together a few travel tips to help you make the most out of your holiday with your Xperia X series smartphone.

Enjoy the journey

It’s safe to say travelling isn’t the most enjoyable part of any holiday, despite the promise of adventure waiting for you at the other end. The best thing to do is find your favorite films and download before you go. Hours will turn to minutes and you’ll be at your final destination in no time at all. Luckily, Xperia X Performance is great for video streaming and the Snapdragon™ 820 processor makes internet downloads and streaming ultra-fast and ultra-smooth.

Create the perfect photo album

thumbnail_D4_L2_S3_239-AHolidays are all about creating memories with friends and your loved ones, and photographs mean you can look back on the amazing times you shared in years to come. However, taking photos in the sunshine or the reflective glare that snow can bring is often tricky and you don’t always get the best shot. Xperia’s intuitive contrast enhancement will help you on the way to perfection, you can view your photographs in any light, meaning if the first isn’t quite right, you can take it again.

When you get home, the last thing you want is to be greeted with lots of blurred photographs. If you’re wanting to capture an action shot of a dive into the sea, the winning beach volleyball shot or a breath-taking ski jump, make the most out of the Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, just one of the many Sony camera features in Xperia X and Xperia X Performance.

If you’re enjoying flying down the slopes, or biking in unknown lands, why not try out Xperia’s SteadyShot™? It makes images and videos more stable when you’re on the go and you’ll be able to show off to all your friends when you get home.

Finally, although the winter months see days become both shorter and darker that doesn’t mean you have to stop capturing your memories when the sun is down. Xperia XA has an 8MP front camera with low-light capability so you get clear, sharp shots whatever the time of day. So if you’re touring a new city at night, or you’re enjoying an après party after dark, get your phone out and snap some selfies.

skiAnd relax!

When you’re out all day exploring, or sat by the pool with your feet up, the last thing you want is to be worrying about is finding the nearest socket where you can charge your phone. Xperia X series incorporates Sony’s smart battery management to deliver up to two days battery life ** meaning you can relax and enjoy your day.

If you’re heading on a relaxing summer break, or you’re off for action packed winter fun, make sure you share your photos with us on @SonyMobileNews


* Based in internal protocol defined by Sony Mobile Communications
** On Xperia X and Xperia XA only. Battery life has been measured against Sony Mobile Communications AB’s smartphone usage profile, defined in September 2014 to represent the typical smartphone user’s active condition, including but not limited to a range of usage scenarios (calling, texting, web browsing, social networking, game playing, music listening, picture taking, picture browsing, online video watching, video recording and playback.)

Anthony Devenish

PR Manager

Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.