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

Size

5.5 inches
5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.83 %
67.18 %
71.58 %

Peak brightness

 
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

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

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

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

Charging

MediaTek Pump Express
Fast charging
Fast charging

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (905 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

31.8 days (762 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

22.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1348 min)
 
18.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1348 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.5 days (781 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

34.7 days (833 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 
 

Music playback

94.00 hours
 
22.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 MP
12 MP
16 MP

Features

PDAF
PDAF
Laser and PDAF

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

Video recording

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

Features

Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
5 MP
8 MP

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 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 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

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 380
$ 229
$ 229


Related phones

Xperia XA1 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio P20, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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4 Comments

3. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Should compare to Z2 Play, not G5+

2. hansip87

Posts: 231; 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!

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So, $19 cheaper than the xa1 ultra.lol

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I see a $100-150 difference.

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