Hopefully, the XA3 Ultra has FM radio.
Headphone jack without FM radio is just silly.
is the camera cover gorilla glass now or is it going to be plastic just like the past phones?
Tntmaxy, 04 Oct 2018Looks nice and all but lately the Sony devices are extremely overpriced. Personally I would l... morePersonal gimmick preference? Maybe, juuust maybe, I don't actually really care about having the most bang-for-buck phone when it comes to specs?
The XA3 Ultra is said to measure 167.4 x 73.3 x 8.3 mm psa no !! 73.3 pas et 8.5 oui bien
Patroclus, 04 Oct 2018I highly doubt sony will remove the 3.5 mm audio jack in their future phones. Sony's most expe... moreWhy would they remove the 3.5 mm jack in their current flagship, the XZ3? It makes no sense.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2018The difference was because the XA and XA1 used crappy mediatek chips while the XA2 used a SD63... moreI'm quite happy with the day to day performance of the Helio P20 and Mali T880 MP2 graphics in my XA1 Ultra. It's certainly not as bad as you're probably lead to believe via synthetic benchmarks you know. It's almost completely identical in performance to the SD625/652 but without the Qualcomm premium. For £100 less, I'd be more than happy if the SD660 was switched out for an equivalent Mediatek SoC, as good as the SD660 actually is..
I'm very price conscious, I have to be. I simply can't afford anything more than a cheap mid-ranger. It's a shame that Sony's offerings are now going to be out of my reach.
AnonD-632062, 04 Oct 2018AWESOME! That is a sweet design. Rectangular screen, low bezel on all sides and no ugly not... moreI highly doubt sony will remove the 3.5 mm audio jack in their future phones. Sony's most expensive headset is wired and the other premium headsets sony sells have optional 3.5mm cable to conserve headphone battery and sometimes, for purer sound.
marko97sx, 04 Oct 2018They don't need to be. They got a forhead and a chin, so making them 21:9 will be super tallThe 21:9 is perfect and needed specially when you consider 18:9, 19:9, 18.5:9 and 19.5:9.
Also, it's the aspect ratio that have content live movies. The others don't have content.
Another thing is that a higher formats are increasing so in one day, a company will make the 21:9 so why don't Sony become the first in today's refined smartphones... Right??
It's does matter because all phones have forheads, notches and chins. Unless the phones will be bezel free it won't matter
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2018It'll be the same SD660 as the standard XA3, just like the XA, XA1 and XA2 before it.
Sony'... moreThe difference was because the XA and XA1 used crappy mediatek chips while the XA2 used a SD630 and came with bigger batteries so a price increase was inevitable.
Don't expect a SD660 for £250.
marko97sx, 04 Oct 2018No hate towards US people, but why should everyone else have to sacrifice the comfort of the f... moreDisable the power button and use the camera button as the power button for the US. For the rest of us, enabled power button with FPS please.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2018Maybe, if they do another CompactCompact will be there, introduced in February as every year. No worries.
Looks nice and all but lately the Sony devices are extremely overpriced.
Personally I would like XA3 Ultra but I am afraid it is no competition to say Mi Max 3 unless you are very picky about size or certain "insert personal gimmicky preference" parameter.
Shui8, 04 Oct 2018Look subtle & minimalistic. Love what Sony have done to their new design language.
Now ... moreIt'll be the same SD660 as the standard XA3, just like the XA, XA1 and XA2 before it.
Sony's XA series used to be superb, until they started overpricing it with the XA2 series. Unless this is priced correctly at no more than say £250 for the XA3 and £300 for the XA3 Ultra then it'll be a huge no from me.
Paw, 04 Oct 2018All Sony needs to do is release a phone like this around 140mm tall and ill be sold..Maybe, if they do another Compact
The screen may be in 19.5:9 aspect ratio - then the display would measure 69.18x149.9mm, that way the bezels (sort of) make sense for 167.4x73.3mm body.
Like, there is NO way that a 6.5-inch 18:9 display can fit in such a body, since the display itself would measure 73.8x147.6mm - 0.5mm wider than the phone body lol