Hi, everyone. Earlier on, I have been posting here about me considering to buy this phone. Well, I have bought it 4 days ago and so far, the user experience is quite good for me.
One thing that I like on this phone over many other phones from different brands would be the user interface. I certainly like the way Sony designed their interface, especially for media sections such as album galleries and music player. The display, despite being at 720p resolution, doesn't look bad even beside a 1080p unit. You can't really tell much of the differences with naked eye. Audio quality is surprisingly good if you know how to play around with the audio settings.
The only thing that I think this phone is no up to standard would be the battery life. For my own usage, I won't say that it drains a lot of power but I expected it to be better. The weird thing is, when I am using the phone, the percentage was not really dropping quickly. What is weird is that the percentage drops even when the phone is on standby, without any background running apps, WiFi off, GPS location off and mobile data off. The percentage just drops as time goes. Not a lot, but a noticeable amount. I wonder if this is a software bug that can be fixed on a future update.
The good thing that I can say about the battery is, charging is fast. In less than 30 minutes, I can get up to around 50% more power than before.
Instead of believing some fake negative comment here, try watching actual hands-on on youtube. This phone is addictive.
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2016Should I buy this phone or the Huawei P9 Lite (2gb)? I am looking for a phone that is good for... moreif you wanna play pokemon go on xperia xa, just to tell you that you cannot see pokemons on the camera because it doesn't have gyro sensor and you need it for an ar mode on pokemon go. I know because i have sony xperia xa, and if you're looking for a phone with a good battery i wouldn't recommend you xperia xa, it's not that bad but if you don't want to charge it every day or even twice a day go for another . Well , i don't know about huawei P9.
Im looking for a new handset. at the moment im using sony m4 aqua which is good phone as well, now im thinking if I will go to sony xa or iphone5s this time. any suggestions?
Sebin , 15 Aug 2016I was looking to buy Sony xa dual.....but most of my friends denied to buy sony phones,because... moreI never regret buying this phone despite of some minor problems which I can adjust with (like the battery life... I download an application to stop those apps that are running on my phone though im not using them and I also switch my network to gsm only instead of lte if I am not using my data to conserve and prolong the battery life. Some says that camera suffers in lowlight, then find a good position wherein you can have adequate light to take good pictures.). Overall Im happy with my sony xa:))
Sam, 17 Aug 2016Need a true suggestion.. Xa is better or z3 cause the price are same and I want a new Sony mob... moreDon go for sony XA its not good not worth for 20K.. better go for J7.. coz sony XA has lots of heating issue..
Sam, 17 Aug 2016Need a true suggestion.. Xa is better or z3 cause the price are same and I want a new Sony mob... moreI had Sony Xperia XA for couple weeks ago. I was really surprised about all those negative technical bloggers about it. it's handy mobile phone with sleek design due to edge to edge curved screen, you can shot sharp photos in day light besides acceptable photos in low light as well as any other flagship mobile. No lagging issue has been noticed with responsive touch screen. Sharp screen and natural live color due to high contrast ratio with pretty good readability in sunlight. Battery will never disappointed you thanks for stamina mode/ultra stamina mode and fast battery charging. Simply it's the best mobile in his category with affordable budget. Thanks Sony you are doing a very good job.
insywinsy, 17 Aug 2016I bought this phone last July 2016 and here's my observatioin of it: Samsung/Iphone mobiles... moreNeed a true suggestion.. Xa is better or z3 cause the price are same and I want a new Sony mobile for myself.
I bought this phone last July 2016 and here's my observatioin of it:
Samsung/Iphone mobiles are better in terms of its touch response.
This one also tends to get hotter if used for several hours (I guess most android phone does this but just for the sake of my review of the phone).
The curve on the side (because of its edge feature) gives me harder to touch it. I'm not sure if it's my finger or I'm not doing it right.
Other than the above-mentioned minor negative details, it's actually good based on its price.
It's really cheaper compare to other android phones. But the quality of this is above expectation.
uiuj, 16 Aug 2016ya .....3 to 4 hours this model battery backup is westNot west may be east