I don't know why bezels are of so much concern or a primary factor in selecting a phone?
Does thinner bezels improve efficiency of a phone? Then in that case iPhone X, Essential and Mi Mix2 have to be best performing phones.
Bezels on this phone is acceptable, even in terms of aesthetics.
Samsung is only fooling people by so called infinity display. It's just that peripheries of screen are curved on side edges so that one cannot see the bezels directly as it is seen on normal phones.
Certain amount of bezels are required for construction of gadget body. At least with today's technology,it is required.
Looks like XA1 plus is to rival galaxy A7. Sony copied the colors of A7 (black, blue, gold, pink). But, it is not a suprise because sony is a copycat company :-D
opt, 08 Oct 2017Sony should hire this guy. how come you are sure that Samsung new phones are the same as 2012... moreyes yes. sony fanboys really love to troll the other brands, especially samsung. but in reality, most people in the world avoid xperia
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 08 Oct 2017Is it even a question? I think you must be asking that question to Samsung phones and not Sony... moreSony should hire this guy.
how come you are sure that Samsung new phones are the same as 2012 device?
you should provide a proof first before saying something.
sorry I forgot.. trolling is your habit
hansip87, 08 Oct 2017Can anyone testify how fast the chipset is? I like fast non laggy interface, doesn't need too ... moreIs it even a question? I think you must be asking that question to Samsung phones and not Sony phones.
One of my schoolmate owns an Xperia XA and its UI flies, with some stutters that were caused by the weak internal hardware and not the phone's software.
But the SoC on the XA1 series has been proven way better than the one on the XA series, so performance wise, XA1 series is no slouch.
Can anyone testify how fast the chipset is? I like fast non laggy interface, doesn't need too powerful GPU for gaming, and seeking for battery life. Id love to have this xa1 plus, but still not convinced with the UI performance side. If only the xz1 comes with 3200mah.. :(
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017You can find very good deals on Samsung A's which make them quite affordable. (Got mine for 1... moreThey are not dated and not everyone wants a bezel less screen which is fragile and is just a design gimmick,not important. As for screens not everyone loves AMOLED and LCD is not inferior that's a matter of opinion not fact
how much is it costs? this is perfect for gaming ,.
Moba game "Mobile Legends/Arena of Valor"
this is perfect midranger
Very nice review! I can't wait until this phone is released in my country, totally loving that battery life test.
You should totally update the review once the phone gets Android Oreo to see if the battery life improves some!
Good review, but... It's a midranger, there's is not much midranger that spot bezelless design, yeah there's the LG Qs but look how much compromise that phone have to get the bezelless design
Where are those Snapdragon fanboys complaining about Helio P20 battery endurance and performance? LOL
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017You can find very good deals on Samsung A's which make them quite affordable. (Got mine for 1... moreIt's not outdated. Not if iPhones use the same flipping design. Also, the camera has a more accurate color than any other phone brand right now.
I was eagerly waiting for the review of this smartphone, thank you GSMarena, by the way, this smartphone is a midrange killer, and it is mostly targeting gamers for its fabulous battery life, amazing 5.5 FHD display as usual from Sony king of displays, DJ speakers, good job sony for adding fingerprint scanner, and finally the price is surprisingly cheap especially for a Japanese product, Good job Sony :).