Guys, please stop bashing on the Xperia XA1's MediaTek Helio P20. It's a 16nm processor so battery life should not be much of a problem (at least better than last year). And it extremely equals, if not tops, the Snapdragon 625's performance in benchmarks. I know this can be a lot to take but it's true. Please see for yourselves here and be surprised: http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_displays_its_first_ever_inhouse_chipset__surge_s1-news-23696.php. And the Snapdragon 625 runs on 1080p phones only (at least for now). So we can expect the Xperia XA1 to fly with its 720p screen.
And finally, GSMArena's review of last year's Sony Xperia XA states that Sony "nailed the processor", which was a MediaTek Helio P10 that time. "Battery life is only where the Xperia XA missed", again stated by the reviewer when the processor was based on an inefficient 28nm process. Here's the review: http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_xa-review-1454.php.
jos, 03 Apr 2017SONY,my money is waiting for XA1 in Saudi Arabia... XPERIA phones... classy looks, clean a... moredude. Xperia looks most similar to iphone. Rectangle shape, camera position, metal sides and back, UI tries to look simple like iOS.
What a Great phablet... Hopefully China gets to Realize the quality, performance name durability of Sony cells in 2017!!!
jos, 03 Apr 2017SONY,my money is waiting for XA1 in Saudi Arabia... XPERIA phones... classy looks, clean a... moreVery true. Go for Sony man. I've used many different phones but Sony phones are the smoothest that never lag or hang. Superb in all aspects and much better design than others with their childish looks like Samsung or others.
SONY,my money is waiting for XA1 in Saudi Arabia...
XPERIA phones... classy looks, clean and sturdy looks and feel
...very much unlike all other android phone eom's copying and trying to look like the great iphone ��
Looking forward to its release in India!! (Please release soon!)
AnonD-656673, 03 Apr 2017Add $80 and you can have last year's flagship products. Which will get you at least one year o... moreTrue that. Still can't comprehend why they defend their beloved brand so ferociously. There is a reason the company is going down hill. If the company refuses to take constructive feedback then they can't improve. I agree their design software and cameras are good but they need to improve every other thing including marketing
With basically a third of entertainment industry being in their pocket it should not be impossible
Add $80 and you can have last year's flagship products. Which will get you at least one year of major updates and better every possible thing.
Don't mind the fanboys, they hardly buy any Xperia phone anyway.
aw11, 03 Apr 2017This year could be the defining moments for sony, if next year they keep their design they wou... moreAnd where Sony should place the lower speaker?
Beside usb to look like an iphone?
Should also use a tiny sensor for front cam?
Even Xperia E5 can take better photos than any Xiaomi, Oppo, One Plus, Vivo or LeEco
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017About the battery is only where Xiaomi is good. Well, are they? Does their battery hold their ... moreOr they can cut your fingers to unlock your phone which has a fingerprint reader. Or they can torture you to reveal the knock code you've set up in your phone.
BTW, what exploitative activity you do with your phone? Or you're just being salty??
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017About the battery is only where Xiaomi is good. Well, are they? Does their battery hold their ... moreHow deep can a person sleep? Honestly if he can't detect multiple motions done on his body he probably doesn't deserve the phone. Also no fps is us only how about other countries does Sony eschew fps there too?
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017Good to know. Now I want to see its speed test against the Z2, which can even tie up against a... moreA video of same please. Also in case of mi beta are better than stable and they update their devices but weekly. Read that again bi weekly. So in case any major bug is found it's quashed almost immediately​. The customers are a part of beta program so their feedback is taken seriously
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017About the battery is only where Xiaomi is good. Well, are they? Does their battery hold their ... moreI'm laughing because you are assuming that it's easy to - take the phone out of pocket. - move the hands of that guy without waking him up and then put the correct finger which is recognized by the device since user may not have saved​all his 10 fingers. The user might be dead in that case. Also tracing fingerprint from phone is the next best hillarious stuff. You require a professional setup for that. Guessing password would probably be easier since 1234 is like most used password out there. Coming to battery they use batteries from Sony or some other reputed manufacturers. If they were so bad then that companies reputation goes downhill​. I agree that the battery doesn't maintain it's capacity for full time. But you are saying Sony defies laws of physics? Batteries are bound to degrade. Mi will degrade bit faster ( a reminder that battery is from Sony itself) but Sony itself has less to Begin with
You want value then buy xiaomi, the camera lens will gives incentives to sony. Xiaomi and Sony both my favorites brand. I hopes they merged. Xa1 is a sleek phone not targeting the ordinary market. Sony sell intelligence for people who buy innovations.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017Oh and coming to updates you might want to search mi3 OS launch version 4.3 received uptil 6.0... moreGood to know. Now I want to see its speed test against the Z2, which can even tie up against an Exynos S7 in terms of speed. Xiaomi updated it just to sound that they are good at updates. Sony brings stable updates with no issues. Haven't seen any stable MiUI OS yet. Even the Mi5's web browsing speed is utter crap
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017Which mi device with 4000 mAh has 60 hour life? Afaik rmn4 has 110+ hour rating which means i... moreAbout the battery is only where Xiaomi is good. Well, are they? Does their battery hold their maximum capacity for a long time? Because as I know, Sony's Qnovo Charging protects the battery from degrading its capacity, which means the 72h endurance rating of a Sony phone would still be 72h after 2 years, which we can't say for Xiaomi unfortunately. 110h? Good, now how long will that last? Rather have that 54h for 2 years than from 110h to 40h in 2 years. And I'm not trying to defend anything, I praise Xiaomi for good battery lives, but retaining that good battery life is more important than being phenomenal at the start but being trash at the end.
You're laughing at that stamement, but unfortunately it's true. What about when you're sleeping? A simple body contact could easily unlock your phone. Or the fingerprints that you leave on your phone can be traced by thieves and use it to unlock your phone, are you still living under the rock? Security technology advances, and so does bribery technology.
I prefer Knock Code of LG because you can do a hell lot of unlimited patterns and your phone's gonna be mocked before the thief could even unlock it.
lol, 03 Apr 2017selling mediatek at price of snapdragon...this should be 299 onlyActually in my country it priced at RM1199 which translate at about $270