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Sony Xperia XA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1268 reviews of Sony Xperia XA1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and performance are overall positive. The size and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reception. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, camera, size, performance, screen

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Xperia XA1


Sony Xperia XA1 review: A near bezel free mid-range device that improves slightly on last year's model and hopes to take on the Moto G5, Honor 6X and more

Camera can take excellent pictures ; Compact build ; All-day battery life

Camera software is slow and fiddly ; Sometimes very poor performance ; No fingerprint scanner

A brilliant camera with a mediocre phone attached.

Jul, 2018

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Sony Xperia XA1 review


A cracking camera squeezed into a merely OK mid-range phone

Slim, with a narrow waist and smart looks ; Unusually powerful camera

720p screen ; No fingerprint scanner ; Some occasional performance issues

Smart-looking and affordable mid-range phone with more megapixels than the rest

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


A low price and ultra-high megapixel count

Very impressive camera for the price ; Smart, ultra-pocketable design ; Bright screen

Relatively low screen resolution ; No fingerprint scanner ; Typical Sony overbaked camera processing

If you want a slim, diminutive phone that won’t make your wallet weep, but has a good camera, the Sony Xperia XA1 is one of your best options. You can get sharper screens at the price, but the photo hardware is hard to beat.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : David Price (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


The Sony Xperia XA1 offers 23Mp stills, facial recognition and a bunch of nice photographic features for £229. Here's our review

The Sony Xperia XA1 is a nice phone for the money. We rate its clean, simple look and the way it feels in the hand, while the array of Smart Lock features and the raw specs and performance of that blockbuster rear-facing camera are impressive. Given...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XA1 Review: In Depth


Sony's affordable Xperia XA1 smartphone packs some serious style into a pleasingly compact frame.

Gorgeous, compact design ; Impressive camera ; Long battery life

Not the fastest ; No fingerprint sensor

Sony’s Xperia XA1 is a significant improvement over last year’s Xperia XA and a strong rival to the likes of the Moto G5 and Lenovo P2. That gorgeous design has been further refined for an attractive and easy-to-handle device, while the upgraded...

May, 2017

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Sony Xperia XA1 review

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The Sony Xperia XA1 is one of the Japanese company's new affordable mobile phones for 2017. It has the sharp design frequently found on Sony smartphones, but does its 23Mp rear camera take shots that you'd be happy to share? We test all mobile phones...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia XA1 Review


On paper, the Xperia XA1 that we are taking for a spin is a fine upgrade over its XA predecessor, with a better camera, faster chipset, USB-C and more memory.

Sturdy design ; Simple, yet distinct and fast-moving interface ; Excellent media apps with real-time TV guide option

Steep competition at this pricing level ; Smudgy video quality ; Ho-hum call quality in the earpiece

May, 2017

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Sony Xperia XA1 review


A cracking camera squeezed into a merely OK mid-range phone

Slim, with a narrow waist and smart looks ; Unusually powerful camera

720p screen ; No fingerprint scanner ; Some occasional performance issues

Smart-looking and affordable mid-range phone with more megapixels than the rest

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


The Sony Xperia XA1 is a mid-range phone with premium styling. It's superslim and very narrow, with almost no bezels left or right of the screen. Equipped with 32GB of storage and a fast 8-core processor, it's not lacking in any department. But perhaps...

The Xperia XA1 has a lot going for it. For a phone costing just £15 a month on contract, it looks a lot more premium than it has any right to do. Performance from the Helio P20 processor is impressive, and we're pleased with the 32GB of onboard...

Aug, 2017

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Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra hands-on: two powerful mid-range devices


Sony has long been betting heavily on the mid-range range. So much so that the company was one of the first to invest in what it called the "super-mid", referring to mid-range devices that have more advanced features. Sony always bet on the design,...

In reality, Sony is actually presenting us with two powerful mid-range smartphones. The company is ready to repeat its success formula, and adds a thinner bezel. Although they may be similar, the new XA1s are clearly aimed at very specific audiences.

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:55.3
Continuous audio playback time (display off):55.3
Continuous video playback time:7.3
Standby time (2G):560
Standby time (3G):603
Standby time (4G):572
Talk time (2G):11.3
Talk time (3G):10.1

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:3200, 6400 / 3200, 6400, Auto / 6400, 32000, Auto
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y




Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-T880
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Wallpaper / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:N / Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor Model:Helio P20 / MT6757


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0(Nougat) / Google Android N / Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:3
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:24


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Scratch resistant:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Height :145
Weight:143 / 147