No side bezels, but huge forehead? Sony Xperia XA1 Plus size comparison vs Nokia 6, Galaxy A7, iPhone 7 Plus, others

This year is the year of widescreen (or should we call them tall-screen?) smartphones. Samsung's 18.5:9 Infinity Display, LG's 18:9... well, display, and Apple's supposed 18:9 ratio on the iPhone 8 are about to cement this. It's also the year when manufacturers went to war against the screen bezel. With these trends currently still being hot, you might be a bit disappointed by Sony's new top-tier XZ1 phones... and their bezels. But hold on! Let us remind you that Sony actually had phones with nearly no side bezels before — the Xperia XA line. Its latest entries were the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra earlier this year, but hey — it has been 6 months... so Sony did what Sony does and added a new member to the family!

The Xperia XA1 Plus rocks thin bezels, midrange hardware, and a rather large battery. In true Sony fashion, it's a stark rectangle and despite having nearly no bezels to the sides, you may notice that the handset still appears like it has a huge "chin" and "forehead". So, how does it compare in size to the modern designs of today? Let's take a quick gander!

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches

155 x 75 x 8.7 mm

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)

Nokia 6

Nokia 6

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches

154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Dimensions

6 x 2.94 x 0.31 inches

152.5 x 74.8 x 8 mm

Weight

6.38 oz (181 g)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches

150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches

155 x 75 x 8.7 mm

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Dimensions

6.15 x 3 x 0.24 inches

156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches

155 x 75 x 8.7 mm

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)

Nokia 6

Nokia 6

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches

154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Dimensions

6 x 2.94 x 0.31 inches

152.5 x 74.8 x 8 mm

Weight

6.38 oz (181 g)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches

150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Dimensions

6.1 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches

155 x 75 x 8.7 mm

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Dimensions

6.15 x 3 x 0.24 inches

156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Related phones

Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P20, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Couldn't have used worse pictures for the Sony in this comparison. How about using pictures that actually show the screen area, and not a useless black rectangle ?

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have to agree with you on that one. When comparing the physical size of a device, bezels should be prominent and distinguishable from the display.

3. dazed1

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

It doesent matter what they show, Sony are idiots.

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