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.
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1. libra89

Posts: 2041; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sounds like it isn't too bad, just a bit tall.

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Wow I'm impressed by how they almost doubled the batery life compared to the XA Now I wish if only the pumped it up to 2500mAh and it'd be really nice

6. libra89

Posts: 2041; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah the XA battery life was terrible. I'm glad that they seemed to have improved that.

4. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Sony phone = Automatic 8 or lower

5. shamrock_sean

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

I have one of these in gold and can tell you the camera quality is great Phone Arena!! I actually for a change found the sharpness from edge to edge way better than older Sony handsets and images have great contrast,colour and dynamic range. As for it being tall it isn't in the hand at all. And call quality is fine with mine,must be your network

7. cryptonx

Posts: 59; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

I've read it "Sony's polycrap" which sounds about right

8. RoBear

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 23, 2015

You can get a Xperia X for $250 right now. Is there a single reason to pay $50 more for this?

9. libra89

Posts: 2041; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The camera software has probably improved.


Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

cons far this phone according to me -Huge top and bottom bezels -small battery 2300mah -No fingerprint sensor -just 720p screen resolution still costly should be like 200$

11. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Android Authority says XA1 takes photos as good as flagships. Not the only website to say this.

12. Remmy

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

The XA1 looks the freshest among all midrange phones that look like an iPhone clone. Cut the top and bottom bezels and the design will be perfect IMO. I wish they could do the same for the flagship series without relocating the fingerprint/power button.

14. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

It would be a bit difficult for Sony to trim the bezels above and below because 1.) Dat Senzor 2.) L-shaped logic board 3.) Dat Side Bezel

13. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Photos are better than ones from iphone7+