guren, 10 May 2017Only in your country,on other country xa1 is much cheaper than a5And since we're talking about a Canadian rekease...
ProJames, 08 May 2017They are priced roughly the same in Canada on contract. YOU do some research before postingOnly in your country,on other country xa1 is much cheaper than a5
xxt, 09 May 2017Too small for me and in my country everything that comes from Sony is more expensive than any ... morewith Exynos 7870 ?!!! cpu is shit.
The camera is one of the key selling points of the phones.X cpmpact CAMERA IS BEST for this class and I compared my settings with other camera app on xperia XA along with auto settings 13mp stock of A5 from a friend. At least on daylight it's better than A5(I just can't upload to to those forum to show it here.
Anonymous, 09 May 2017You're comparing a $300 phone with a $400 dollar phone. Does not seem like a fair fight? Of co... moreOn contract they are priced roughly the same and no one buys midrange devices off contract here. And the A5 has a justified price. AMOLED FHD display, IP68, premium materials, efficient processor... That's for me a justified additional 100$
Siamak1, 09 May 2017A5 is not really something that's used.you can buy a xperia X Compact for $400.the X compact... moreToo small for me and in my country everything that comes from Sony is more expensive than any equivalent Samsung or other brand phone, they quit producing their devices locally, all other brands including Apple produce their devices locally for reduced taxes.
Secondly, processor may be better but display? No way, I'll take AMOLED over IPS LCD ANYDAY, and I really don't care about 4K vídeo recording, X Compact don't even record 4K anyway, it's limited to 1080p, the A5 is IP68 certified, the X Compact not.
xxt, 09 May 2017Of course it fails to auto focus, the camera focus is fixed like the majority of front facing ... moreA5 is not really something that's used.you can buy a xperia X Compact for $400.the X compact has a better screen and processor,with 4k video record not to mention a FP scanner if you don't mind a little tinkering. The A5 at a higher price has no value at all really.
Siamak1, 09 May 2017A5 camera is crap and suffering problem like video recording from selfie camera is comming blu... moreOf course it fails to auto focus, the camera focus is fixed like the majority of front facing cameras.
ProJames, 08 May 2017MediaTek and USB 2.0 Type C? No thanks. The A5 is miles betterA5 camera is crap and suffering problem like video recording from selfie camera is comming blure(once your object is focused, everything else will be blur).
Some also said that it fails to auto focus.xperia xa1 as mid range ismuch better than A5 specially on camera.
ProJames, 08 May 2017MediaTek and USB 2.0 Type C? No thanks. The A5 is miles betterYou're comparing a $300 phone with a $400 dollar phone. Does not seem like a fair fight? Of course you would be getting more from the A5, it costs $400, and it justifies the price premium. But for $300, this is as good as mid-rangers can get.
xxt, 08 May 2017Go complain to GSMArena, the mobile version of the website does not have an "Edit" button, I w... moreAh.
'Cause I always the mobile version of GSMArena too, but whenever my comment is unfinished, I never feel the need to reply 3 times 'cause it's very redundant
Anonymous, 08 May 2017XA1 does nothave stereo. Front is just microphoneYeah, I know.
Anonymous, 08 May 2017and lags better. sony mtk phones can perform better than a5Lags? Where? Maybe you should try a phone that has a more decent processor than the SII's Exynos 4210. Just go and try it before bashing. I have the original A5, and the only problem I have is the battery (2300 mAh).
Anonymous, 08 May 2017And cost miles moreIn Canada... Geez anyone ever heard of that country? They are priced roughly the same.
guren, 08 May 2017First look at price range A5 is much expensive compare to xa1,next time do some research first... moreThey are priced roughly the same in Canada on contract. YOU do some research before posting
Anonymous, 08 May 2017To all bezel haters :Will u look for bezel less wife/girlfriends?Quietly true, Reasonable! Anyone can do this: without bezels and sitting!? In fact without bezels you must to sit on your bones! Let's drop talking about bezels, XA1 is trustable...
Anonymous, 08 May 2017Loudness has nothing to do with quality... Even a 300 dollars Xperia has better sound than a... moreI didn't even mentioned Samsung or Apple, I mentioned Motorola stereo speakers in older phones, they had both quality and loudness.
There is consistent negativity made on Sony posts. Apple has similar big bezels on top and bottom, but you don't hear a word about that. This tells me there are people getting paid to comment on here to sway the publics views. Samsung was found out to pay college students to AstroTurf.