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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
5.5"
1080 x 1920 pixels
23 MP
8 MP front
MediaTek Helio P20
Octa-core, 2300 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 3430 mAh
Announced: Aug 31, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Sep 21, 2017
Features: Fingerprint* Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Xperia XA1 Plus could be considered as a crossbreed between the XA1 and XA1 Ultra, as its design is identical to the two devices announced earlier this year. At a first glance, its specs aren't too surprising either, but the XA1 Plus does boast a couple of improvements which could make it more appealing to some people. The handset packs the same MediaTek Helio P20 chipset and a 23 MP main snapper which you can find on both of its predecessors. However, you have a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display at the front that could attract users that are not content with the 5-inch 720p screen of the XA1 or the gargantuan XA1 Ultra and its display diagonal of 6 inches. The XA1 Plus also sports a rather large battery, for Sony standards. You will find a 3,430mAh power cell keeping the lights on.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.10 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches (155 x 75 x 8.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.70 oz (190 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic; Accents: Aluminum
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Blue, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 401 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.83 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 23 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 24 mm
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.3"
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-T880 MP2
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3430 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 31 Aug 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 380

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Alternative variants

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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus (International version)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)

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