XperiaFTW, 25 Sep 2017You have been active on this section from very long and from reading your comments i can say t... moreYes, you are right, it doesn't in most of the time at least on the rear camera, on the front camera does a better job. In both ways I am not happy with its factory HDR implementation. It doesn't give a more softer as in Z, X, or XZ models nor something special. I use Camera360 lite for good HDR results. Nougat comes with better results on manual modes and sometimes on Superior mode but not on HDR option nor Backlight mode. In my opinion there are very interesting lets say "bugs" in camera module, but I enjoy them now that I understand how it works. I usually use third party apps for best results on rear camera at least.
Sonyuser85, 23 Sep 2017In my country it's with 50% more than XA. 3 gb of ram is ok only for gamers, certain apps have... moreYou have been active on this section from very long and from reading your comments i can say that you've pretty good knowledge about XA. I have a question, did you find any difference in camera quality from MM to Nougat? I think the HDR was much better in MM. I don't think it makes any difference in nougat, sometimes it does work a little but most of the time it doesn't. Please share your thoughts if I'm missing something.
Ali Bashir., 23 Sep 2017Samsung midrange smartphones?!!! NEVER!! Don't ever do it!! You will regret after some months. Same here!
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017It's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell th... moreIn my country it's with 50% more than XA. 3 gb of ram is ok only for gamers, certain apps have problems because of their software design and have problems of restarting even on devices with more ram (Messenger and Facebook lite version in my case) and this is not the fault of the device but because of a poor maintaining certain settings too (too few people understands that!). Restarting takes as overall process around 1 minute depending of how many startup apps you have active, but these settings can be change by some certain actions by some other software. Camera settings not up to XA, indeed A5 has a Sony sensor that I like much, but XA has much better and pleasant 'secrets in settings' than any smartphone tested by now! Its results also are much better. Plus as I was saying (with the help of my friend working in a national electronics repair service center) about Samsung motherboards that are mostly crap. Best electronic components in their devices are only the camera sensors and batteries designed by Sony. Overall A5 it's a for-fools smartphone option!
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017It's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell th... moreSamsung midrange smartphones?!!! NEVER!!
Don't ever do it!! You will regret after some months.
Sonyuser85, 22 Sep 2017I did hold it, not for a week but for 1 one day and test it. XA is about 2 years old and can b... moreIt's only 20 % more expensive not 50 and worth the money. It has 3 gb of ram and I can tell the difference cause with the xa all the apps always restarted when I switched from one to the other that's so annoying! And with Sony it takes forever to restart or turn on the cell phone. And the camera in a5 is better took so many pics to test it love the pictures quality so vivid and true(16 mp) and... 32 gb storage.. no more words needed 😙
Cyron, 22 Sep 2017It is important for you to update your phone to the latest version (Nougat) . Here's why:
- p... moreUse third party apps. I use only Best Display Brightness app from Top10Labs and I have no issues at all.
But most important to have the best experience with it, upgrade it to the latest Nougat version by a system repair with PcCompanion, or flash it with FlashTool.
Ara Arg, 22 Sep 2017 Hold it in your hands for a week, compare and then tell me what you think Sony lover. Won't m... moreI did hold it, not for a week but for 1 one day and test it. XA is about 2 years old and can beat A5 so easily, indeed, XA after Nougat upgrade can have a much better difference. A5 battery backup is better but: no special design, no speaker loudness, no noise shield, no lower weight, no manual camera features (at least on the showroom device I had), no dedicated camera button, lower flash light intensity than XA and to pay half the price of XA in plus for it than for XA, only a nerd can do that! Be chill I won't miss your nerd-ness!
abdokhattab, 17 Sep 2017 i just bought xa 3 days ago
i have problem when i activate " Adaptive brightness " and mak... moreIt is important for you to update your phone to the latest version (Nougat) . Here's why:
- performance and battery life improvements
- updated security patches
- more camera features (you can now automatically adjust brightness when using focus, manual shutter speed control, and manual focus)
Now back to your concern, I am also facing the same issue. My solution is not to manually adjust the slider in the quick settings notification menu when Adaptive Brightness is on, or do not set it to the lowest possible. :)
Sonyuser85, 21 Sep 2017Sam's A5 2017 is not better in camera department, nor speakers loudness, nor screen brightness... more Hold it in your hands for a week, compare and then tell me what you think Sony lover. Won't miss your arrogance for sure
Lence, 20 Sep 2017Tell me how can I move Bloatware apps from phone to SD storage? Please, show me how can i re... moreGEEZ! Install Google/another keyboard app. Uninstall SwiftKey from menu/settings/apps. Force stop and never upgrade. It will remain some traces maybe around 10 mb of data but surely not 100 mb (at least as I found in my case). Good luck!
Ara Arg, 21 Sep 2017 if I had to advice somebody to buy XA or not I would say keep on searching you can find bette... moreSam's A5 2017 is not better in camera department, nor speakers loudness, nor screen brightness as in XA's Nougat upgraded android system, sadly more expensive! XA1 K.O. this one!
if I had to advice somebody to buy XA or not I would say keep on searching you can find better things in the market. I recently bought a Samsung a5 2017 that one I would fully recommend you It's another level. Bye people
Sonyuser85, 20 Sep 2017 *I also wrote in my previous comments about other compatible apps, and how to set it.*Tell me how can I move Bloatware apps from phone to SD storage?
Please, show me how can i remove THIS and EVERY other bloatware app from my Sony?
This was my question, since you are so into Sony, and know everything, now tell me.
Lence, 17 Sep 2017And answer to my post is? *I also wrote in my previous comments about other compatible apps, and how to set it.*
After having my Xperia XA from January until August 2017, I dropped my device and screen got crack.. Instead of using a insurance coverage where I would have to replace the device fully, I decided to order a lcd+frame for 38$+ tax (42$) on aliexpress.
Will need to wait 3-4 weeks to get it and get it fix at my local electronic store.
In the mean time to avoid further damage, Ive bought ,what I think is the best case for our xperia xa, the Ringke Fusion Crystal Clear with TPU protection. Very good and sexy case. I recommend to all of us Xperia xa users.
I cant wait to fix my screen.
I've also found out that my device was lagging heavily and overheated a lot. (my internal storage was used up to 98%)
Ive back it up on my laptop, FACTORY RESET it and it solve my issue.
Blessed up I love sony
i just bought xa 3 days ago
i have problem when i activate " Adaptive brightness " and make the brightness level at the lowest when i roll timeline on facebook or and app
the screen light slight vibrates .. when i deactivate the adptive brightness it works well ...
is that problem occurs with u ???
i didnt update it to nougat its now on marchemollo
should i Retrieve it