Coming from an A9 Pro, except for performance, this Sony phone is better in every damn way....I'm no Sony fanboy but I'm happy Sony has a competitor in the midrange now.
And YES both cameras on this phone are better than any Samsung A-series phone released till date, and of course beats most other competitors (except maybe Asus ZF3 Zoom, OnePlus 3).
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2017I don't see much improvement from my bad xperia m4 aquaDude m4 is ancient in smartphone years
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2017Pfff haha. The A series has way better color accuracy compared to this XA1 thing. With a delta... moreBut then again, you have to take into consideration that the A7 is more than Â€180 more expensive than the XA1 plus. There have to be improvements with a higher price like that.
Xa1 plus is perfect, good camera,excellent display and battery, nice design, fingerprint, Strong software support,4gb ram......
I don't mean to be rude... I guess Sony knows what their doing about the Xperia model if you don't like the bezels don't buy it for me the phone Is almost perfect and the rest if the new flagship Xperia thank you..
Don't like the sharp corners of Sony phones that dig into your palms.
Kath, 10 Oct 2017Hi there, I am so sorry if my comment is not suitable here becauee I live in Vietnam and I jus... moreBezels are fine and needed. I can't wait for all these bezeless freaks to suffer from sore fingers.
Hi there, I am so sorry if my comment is not suitable here becauee I live in Vietnam and I just bought a Sony XA1 Plus 2 days ago (my phone has the fingerprint and dual sim). I just would like to share my own feeling about this. Even though many of you think it's a stupid design and not worth buying, for me it's totally amazing at the mid-end market.
I am not a fan of any brand, Samsung, LG, Apple or Sony. Moreover, I used to have many flagship from Samsung (Note 3, Note 4, S7 edge), LG V10. Then, I think I can compare and explain why I feel amazing.
1. The design you call stupid with the large bezels, for me, it's really useful. I usually watch drama and gameshow on phone in landscape of course,
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2017Wow, Sony start the bezel-less on Xperia ZL, but Samsung fans don't appreciate, when Samsung s... moreI don't think a phone with 72-75% STB is Bezel less device. To each their own I guess...
shrewdroid, 09 Oct 2017Sony seems to be doing a similar mistake to Nokia ... Nokia stuck with their operating system,... moreActually design is very good, samsung is not doing any better. XA1 series are selling very well, Sony is doing everything right this time around, even the price is amazing (150 eur cheaper than comparative Samsung devices).
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 08 Oct 2017Poor color accuracy that GSMArena went lazy this time and did not get bothered by fiddling in ... moreWow, Sony start the bezel-less on Xperia ZL, but Samsung fans don't appreciate, when Samsung start copy bezel-less, all the Samsung fans just praise it and flooding everywhere just like a trends.
Sony seems to be doing a similar mistake to Nokia ... Nokia stuck with their operating system, Sony are trying to stick with their boring Design ... Sony can certainly make awesome phones ... but in today's world looks matter a lot! Their current design with such thick bezels is not going to get them at the top ... I think they will even lose in top 10 best looking phones, where they will be at 20th place .... I hope someone from Sony reads this !!
this companies are making billions of dollars and you guys are fighting uselessly like wild dogs. cmon!
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2017Pfff haha. The A series has way better color accuracy compared to this XA1 thing. With a delta... moreHe is just one annoying fanboy who always worship Sony, I wonder why SONY hired him to be some hardcore fanboy of theirs
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 08 Oct 2017Poor color accuracy that GSMArena went lazy this time and did not get bothered by fiddling in ... morePfff haha. The A series has way better color accuracy compared to this XA1 thing. With a delta of 10 for white and an average of 5.7?? Just bad. Then there is sunlight contrast ratio as well, XA1 = 2.93 where the A7 = 4.1. Battery life XA1 = 102hrs, A7 = 115hrs. Video playback XA1 = 12hrs, A7 = 18hrs. Wanna try again?