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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

0. phoneArena posted on 22 May 2017, 09:28

Once again, Sony has unleashed a monster upon the world, this time around called the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It’s the bigger sibling to the XA1, packing most of the same hardware in a larger form factor, with a couple of improvements.

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 22 May 2017, 09:32

1. zacsaturday (Posts: 249; Member since: 09 May 2014)


I think they've just given up, they can't decide how to design the buttons on the side. First this (silver on the side) then a fingerprint scanner side button and now back to silver button....

posted on 22 May 2017, 10:35 3

5. Lumberjack (Posts: 258; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Edgeless design does not allow FPS as power button.

posted on 22 May 2017, 09:43

2. tango_charlie (Posts: 342; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


If they had used the SD625 along with a 4000mAh battery the XA1 Ultra would have been the best Midrange device of 2017!

posted on 22 May 2017, 10:11

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I feel you... But as it stands, the 2017 Galaxy A7 is the best midrange phone... It's battery life is ridiculously good, with a whopping 115hrs endurance rating at GSMArena, and also great SOT on PhoneArena.

posted on 22 May 2017, 13:13

12. tango_charlie (Posts: 342; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


@trojan the A7 has a great battery life but it's quite expensive for a midrange device. IF Xiaomi would offer the mi note 4 in Europe - Germany I would go for that: sd 625, 4gb RAM, 64gb storage and a monster 4100mah battery for under 200 us dollar.

posted on 22 May 2017, 10:44 1

6. Lumberjack (Posts: 258; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Mediatek CPU's cost half.
P20 is a bit better than SD625

posted on 22 May 2017, 13:16

13. tango_charlie (Posts: 342; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


@lumberjack indeed the Mediatek SOC is faster in bench marks but in every day usage you will hardly see a difference (maybe except for gaming) the SD 625 on the other hand is quite power efficient.

posted on 22 May 2017, 11:05

7. GreenMan (Posts: 1884; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I beg your pardon...?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has "BOTH"; A 14nm Snapdragon 625 and slightly 'BIGGER' 4,100mAh battery and it cost just...

$200...!

Oh well,

G'Day!

posted on 22 May 2017, 12:41 1

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1669; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Except the Redmi Note 4 doesn't have a great camera and I've heard from people who have bought the device have stated that the battery has problems with charging and longevity after about a month of usage.

posted on 22 May 2017, 19:37

14. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


best mid-ranger will be Mi6 or OP5..

posted on 22 May 2017, 10:34 1

4. Lumberjack (Posts: 258; Member since: 04 May 2017)


Haven't read yet.. I bet PA said bad about cam, that front cam is not better than i7+'s ...

Lets read...

posted on 22 May 2017, 11:06

8. GreenMan (Posts: 1884; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra with ultra bezels...?

Ha!

G'Day!

posted on 22 May 2017, 12:04 2

9. drahcir02 (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)


tard.

posted on 22 May 2017, 12:27 1

10. Mr.mobile (Posts: 91; Member since: 09 Mar 2017)


woooo far just 2700mah battery 10Hours of SOT great sony and mediatek just imagine if this phone comes with 4000mah battery

posted on 22 May 2017, 20:12

15. rsiders (Posts: 1124; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Isn't the pixel density better than that of the iPhone?

posted on 23 May 2017, 03:47

16. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


PA is so simple. If PA see SONY they give 7 :)

posted on 11 Jul 2017, 20:10

17. thechangeassociates (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2017)


Recently, I bought a Sony Xperia XZ Premium and I love its performance and efficiency in terms of operations and battery.
I further purchased another Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra which categorized as mid-range phone. I love this XA1 Ultra very much too; for its big screen and value for the money - which made available of its HD resolution screen, 4GB Ram and sufficient internal storage of 64GB (as compared to XA1 - its younger sibling).
I love Sony phone products, in particularly these two new phones (Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XA1 Ultra).

posted on 15 Jul 2017, 04:29

18. Furbal (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Just picked up the US version today as well. So far this is a killer phone, although I wish it was $50 cheaper and used usb-pd so more chargers would work with it.

Amazing screen, decent enough camera. Performance is surprisingly good. On pace for 7 hours SOT for the first charge.

Only real desire is that is had double tap to wake.

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