For the first time in quite awhile, GSMArena has given a good conclusion to a Sony device while everyone here in the comments section keeps bringing up the only bad thing they said about this phone: "Battery Life"
[deleted post]Only further proof your expectations are extremely low just like its battery. LOL
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Are you kidding me? Z1 battery crap from the day it comes? I charge it two times while i am ad... more'most people around the world leave their phones on charges rapidly while playing this game'
Where did you come up with this garbage?
Did you go into every house in each country and watch them play this game?
Honestly, just because you do it does not mean everyone else does it.
Maybe people who have a S7 edge don't need to charge while playing Clash of clans.
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Are you kidding me? Z1 battery crap from the day it comes? I charge it two times while i am ad... moreClash of clans? LOL
Try GTA San Andreas, Infinite Flight or 007 Goldeneye N64 Emulator.
Then you will experience what real battery intensive games are.
You should try infinite flight, my Z1 overheats and throttles after 10 minutes of flying.
My z1 will only last 2-3 hours playing these games.
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Are you kidding me? Z1 battery crap from the day it comes? I charge it two times while i am ad... moreI guess its safe to say you have extremely low expectations.
Z1 battery was crap in 2013.
Compare that to note 3 and G2 which were superior.
Z1 was equivalent to 5s.
Everyone who had iphone prior to the 6 Plus complained about poor battery life.
Who has use the S2 before? The XA endurance should probably like the S2, there are so similar in the endurance comparison, but, if you want for further maybe should always enable the Stamina mode, for go more just change it to Ultra Stamina mode. I have read the terms of 2days battery life*, I think for my usage I have to charge it daily, it is fine, because most of the smartphones is the same, because they have more powerful processor to process the complex arithmetic. I can't claim the XA battery is good since the result is similar to S2. Consider it the narrowest 5" phone (more handy in daily use) with metal frame 2.5D (gorgeous and premium looks) and Metal frame 137.4g weight (light weight but still maintain the durability), what is the advantage here is the 64bit octa-core processor and the 13 MP camera with Hybrid Autofocus and 8 MP front camera for low-light selfies with wide angle lens (88 degree) and support up to 200GB micro-sd card...everything is better than a 5years flagship (S2), but it is a new midrange for now. I wish Sony could maintain or improve the battery endurance in the Android N for this XA.
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Ok correction, one time with initial charge, secondly where did you see 40 endurance rating, f... moreIts 40 hours. And you are still charging your phone a lot. I know it seems normal to you, but that's only because you haven't used a phone with really good battery life before.
But anyway, right now you just found out that the battery life is even worse than you thought. Time for us to see if you have it in you to admit the battery life is incredibly poor. You would struggle to find a phone in 2016 with worse battery life. Even the Ubuntu meizu pro 5 with incredibly poor optimisation is doing better than it.
Ali Bashir, 23 Jun 2016Battery life is average 55 hours , i see the low capacity is better because it will full charg... moreits about the user habit . i prefer not charge my phone from 8am until 11pm even once.
that's why i even angry with my Samsung A7 with just 2600mah which got 10hours wifi web browse result test by GSMarena , but in fact its only can last until 4pm with just 24% left .
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016And i insist that the battery endurance time is going to be either same or better than my z1 s... moreAnd the only reason for that being true is that your Z1 battery has degraded sufficiently over time due to continues charging / discharging.
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Ok correction, one time with initial charge, secondly where did you see 40 endurance rating, f... moreDid you read this review??? The XA has 40 hours endurance rating...
Forty (40) hours is a really bad rating, compared to other phones that are tested using the exact same method. You seem to have a problem understanding even the basics.
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2016Sony promised 2 days battery life and failed miserably to deliver. If Sony promises it we e... moreWell I really would be skeptical once I saw the ratio between battery and screen size. Unless the company is known to repeatedly bend the laws pf physics (which is impossible in the first place), then I would probably believe them.
My opinion only, whatever other think, but sony xa is not overpriced,x and xp is a bit overpriced. I will buy this one over j7. I have very good experience with Sony may be that why but not quite good with other. And my mom like my m4 so I'm passing it to her and will buy this one for myself.
Grey1213, 24 Jun 2016And that's everything you need to know lol. You have to charge it twice a day. Including the i... moreAnd i insist that the battery endurance time is going to be either same or better than my z1 since z1 screen has 1.5 xa ppi.
Grey1213, 24 Jun 2016And that's everything you need to know lol. You have to charge it twice a day. Including the i... moreOk correction, one time with initial charge, secondly where did you see 40 endurance rating, finally, i mentioned in my opinion down there that i use the phone with extremely high usage, and plz don't reply to anyone just because you want to say something.
Ali Bashir, 24 Jun 2016Are you kidding me? Z1 battery crap from the day it comes? I charge it two times while i am ad... moreAnd that's everything you need to know lol. You have to charge it twice a day. Including the initial charge and its 2½ charges. And the z1 has a 53 hour endurance rating, while this has 40 hours. So its even worse.
You've obviously never used a phone with good battery life, Sony had loads of them, Samsung has quite a few. For less than the price of the xa you could even get the j7 with similar performance and 101 hours endurance.
PRoPratt, 24 Jun 2016Then I must say you are a poor reader. In my very first post, I did mentioned that Except for ... moreIt looks like laughing at you hurt your feelings more than it was supposed to, my bad.
My first reply was "only a bit dissapoining? LOL"
Hopefully you've studied English enough to understand what was implied. Anyway, no point discussing things with such a fanboy so whatever.
in your review how did u make the benchmark list with j5 2016 having 40k+ points in antutu ?!
Browndynamite.., 24 Jun 2016It's still my primary phone and works quite well SP is also my primary too. Using it since May, 2013.
Installed cyanogenmod 13 + helium kernel and wooohoooo... 6.0.1 in hand with all sony apps (album, music, video, sketch etc.)