Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: hardware comparison vs Moto G5 Plus, Nokia 6

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: hardware comparison vs Moto G5 Plus, Nokia 6

So, Sony has introduced a new entry in it's bezel-less XA series — the Xperia XA1 Plus. Well, when we say "bezel-less" here, we actually mean thin side bezels. That thing still has a forehead and a chin for days. Anyway, we are not here to talk about physical size. Instead, we'd like to take a gander at those specs. And more specifically — how it compares to other recent (and quite popular) midrangers!

So, we've got the Moto G5 Plus on one side and Nokia 6 on the other. The former has won user hearts by doing what the Moto G line has always been doing — low price, OK specs, stellar performance. The Nokia 6 still kind of relies on its name as it hasn't had time to prove itself in terms of longevity and performance over time, but it's still a very, very solid midranger for not a lot of cash.

That all said, let's see how all those three compare!

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus vs Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Nokia 6

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
424 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.83 %
67.18 %
71.58 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

23 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Face detection, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.10 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches (155 x 75 x 8.7 mm)
5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches (150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm)
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T880 MP2
Adreno 506
Adreno 505

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3430 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

31.8 days (762 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.5 days (781 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

34.7 days (833 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 
 

Music playback

94.00 hours
 
22.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
 
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28, 29, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26
Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 17, 28

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 41
Bands 38

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 380
$ 229
$ 229


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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4 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So, $19 cheaper than the xa1 ultra.lol

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2886; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I see a $100-150 difference.

2. hansip87

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

I've read from Sony blog, that the internal storage is UFS? If it's true then I'd definitely get this!

3. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Should compare to Z2 Play, not G5+

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