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Sony Xperia XA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Sony Xperia XA. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and size are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and camera, while many are critical about the sound and battery.

design, performance, screen, size, price

battery, sound

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XA review

 

Does XA beat the Z?

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.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty - Pocket-lint

 

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 Xperia

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 talking points.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XA review

 

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

In practice, it's not nearly as bad as it sounds, for while complex games like Hearthstone were a tad jerky in places, it wasn't really bad enough to make me stop playing at any point. Simpler games like Threes also ran perfectly fine, so you shouldn't...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

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: Alan Lu (itpro.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

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?

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia XA (F3112)

 

Недорогой смартфон компании Sony (22 990 рублей за Dual версию) с интересным дизайном, LTE, двумя отдельными слотами для SIM-карт, слотом для карты памяти - хороший гаджет за свои деньги

Цены пока такие, 21 990 рублей за версию с одной SIM-картой, 22 990 рублей за DualSIM, неплохо.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia XA review (hands-on): A budget smartphone of rare beauty

 

Sony's latest low-cost smartphone has a frugal specification, but makes up for it with svelte design and good looks

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: 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: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

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
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

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: Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OTA, SMF, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): 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
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

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

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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

Software

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

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :14.4 / 143.6
Weight:137.4
Width:6.68 / 6.88 / 66.8