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Sony Xperia XA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 887 reviews of Sony Xperia XA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and design also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while the GPS navigation and reception get negative views.

usability, design, performance, screen, camera

battery, sound, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia XA review


Does XA beat the XZ?

Slim design ; Simple interface ; Decent selfie camera

Weak battery life ; Disappointing camera ; Screen is only 720p

The Sony Xperia XA is slim and pocketable, but problems with performance and battery life mean there are better choices out there.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty


Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line. The Sony Xperia XA might not be as highly specced as the Xperia X, but that's not to say it doesn't have its...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Sony Xperia XA review: Now with Android N, but superseded


The Sony Xperia XA looks fantastic and its camera's great, but its poor battery life and screen let it down

If you're buying SIM-free, you'd be much better off getting the OnePlus 2 at this price, but if you're after a contract, then your next best bet is the superior Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, which has a great display and brilliant battery life, admittedly it...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's recent phones, such as the Xperia X , have been too blocky to be called truly stylish. Not so with the Xperia XA. This 5-inch phone has an edge-to-edge display with only the merest sliver of a bezel. It gives the XA a lusciously premium look...

With a super-skinny bezel, the Sony Xperia XA is a great-looking phone that's comfortable to use in one hand.

Its low screen resolution, short-lived battery and meagre amount of built-in storage are major setbacks. Sony has loaded the phone with a horrible mess of bloatware.

Unless slick style is your only concern, skip the Sony Xperia XA for a cheaper phone with better features.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Sony Xperia XA


Sony is becoming irrelevant in the mobile space. Its high-end phones are increasingly dull and forgettable, highlighted by the recent Sony Xperia X, and it's now falling behind in the mid-range space thanks to the OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Plus and Vodafone...

Jul, 2016

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Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's phoning it in with this new mid-range Xperia

Looks a million bucks, and feels premium too ; Plays nice with microSD cards ; Decent screen for your cash

Moto G4 offers more for less ; Underpowered performance ; Battery life woes

Good looks alone aren’t enough to make this the new champion of the cheap Android phones

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XA Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia XA review: The cheapest member of Sony's new 2016 X-series of phones looks gorgeous. But is it a case of beauty over brains?

Sexy design ; Decent display ; Dependable cameras

Best Sony features missing ; Occasionally juddery ; Poor battery life

The Xperia XA is a cheap but not-so-cheerful cousin to the Xperia X, and while the gorgeous design promises a slick and affordable smartphone, the Xperia XA sadly loses out to similarly-priced rivals. It can certainly beat them for looks, but when it...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Sony Xperia XA review: Where did the bezels go?


Ambitious design for a £240 smartphone, but can the rest of the Sony Xperia XA hit the mark?

The Sony Xperia XA is a peculiar mix of the good, the great and the terrible. It looks wonderful and build quality is good. It has a microSD slot, a decent camera and NFC. The price is reasonable, too. This is counterbalanced, however, by below-par...

Mar, 2018

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Sony Xperia XA review

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Sony's mid-range Xperia XA phone has a 5-inch display. The octa-core processor means it feels fast and responsive, but does it have the necessary battery life to see you through the day? Read on for our expert verdict.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Sony Xperia XA review


The smartphone that's Xtremely Average

Reasonably good camera and touchscreen

Poor fit and finish; Questionable aesthetics; Short battery life; Slow performance; Far better value phones available

With so many excellent quality midrange Android phones available, there’s little reason to choose the flawed XA.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:55.3 / 55.32
Continuous video playback time:7.3 / 7.35
Standby time (2G):560
Standby time (3G):603
Standby time (4G):572
Talk time (2G):11.3 / 11.33
Talk time (3G):10 / 10.15

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes


Brand colour:Graphite Black / Lime Gold / Rose Gold / White
Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Gold / Gold, Lime / Gold, Pink / Lime / Pink / Pink gold / White / Yellow
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP,AVI,MP4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, SAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / M
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:No / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor frequency:1
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:HELIO P10 / MT6755


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / M


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube


Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.4 / 143.6
Width:6.68 / 6.88 / 66.8