Hey guys, I am looking to buy a budget phone and both Sony xa and redmi 4 have been shortlisted, I am not a heavy gamer, just need a phone which looks good and doesn't slow down with normal day to day activities.
I know there is a price difference, but I am considering Sony for its reliability and support. Any advice regarsing this desicion will make my life easier.
My main concern with Sony is bettery life, is it that bad?
AnonD-675666, 08 Jun 2017What phone carrier an this phone be used on ? I have AT&T . thanks for any comments Hi Leland, this phone can be used with any GSM carrier. Compatibility depends on your model version. I have the USA F3113 model which is fully compatible with T-Mobile excluding VoLTE. However it's missing 2 signal bands for AT&T which can cause issues in some areas.
AnonD-661543, 08 Jun 2017You've got it spot on!
I don't know if you noticed or not but for video recording when i use... moreMore than that, XA seems to have a multiple internal method to process on pictures. One is activated when you aren't using zoom and the other when you activate zoom starting from 1.1x to 4x and 5x. If you check it out, it can give knock out to all other android brands at same class of camera processing (at least!).
Moki, 07 Jun 2017Is't help to bring back to normal when have the PL? Although the lens was scratched... First polish you camera lens with toothpaste and cotton pad, and remove extra toothpaste with alcohol. After you polish-ed your camera lens, stick protective glass on it. If you are not sure how to do it, you have videos on YouTube.
What phone carrier an this phone be used on ? I have AT&T . thanks for any comments
Sonyuser85, 07 Jun 2017I'm afraid it's better XA (IMX258) than XA1 (IMX300). I've had Z5c and Xc (IMX300) and both in... moreYou've got it spot on!
I don't know if you noticed or not but for video recording when i use third party camera app like open camera the quality video is way better to native xa camera.
Overall xa camera is the best at this class but still it does suck when you zoom specially in night coz sony doesn't use ois on xperia cameries.
Sonyuser85, 07 Jun 2017Some of my samples:
https://www.esato.com/phonephotos/index.php?uid=224273Which camera app and settings u use?
I heard it before that XA has better camera quality than XA1. Is it really true?
Hiii guys... . I can not write any type of data in memory card in my Xperia XA.. .. ... . The device said that the permission are not allowed to write data... Pls help me how can I do this.. .. I even can not delete a file or folder in it... So pls help
AnonD-673541, 07 Jun 2017oh great, you just suggested that I basically dont use my phone lolRead again I didn't say that you're funny!
Lence, 03 Jun 2017I reply to wrong guy.... Go to Aliexpress and get this protective lens for your phone. I have... moreIs't help to bring back to normal when have the PL? Although the lens was scratched...
Some of my samples:
AnonD-661543, 26 May 2017No at all.
Xa1 is new phone.its not a flagship phoe but improved than previous mid range phon... moreI'm afraid it's better XA (IMX258) than XA1 (IMX300). I've had Z5c and Xc (IMX300) and both in real life testing couldn't reach the overall performance of XA (at least on daylight), excepting manual controls put on those cameras, the standard camera results were better for XA!
Z3+ has (IMX220) that I consider the top performance on an Xperia Android reaching 12.000 iso on very dark, having a very well balanced module (except XZP -IMX400- that I did't tested yet).
Take note that real life settings (third party applications) are very different than stock camera testing!
Z3+ (rear), XA (rear), Ultra (both) (C5 and M5 too) can easily overcome any android cameraphone from Samsung or Iphone. Huawei and Xiaomi have the same well balanced sensors and only those two can really compete with Sony.
Anyways, Sony can be set in various ways but not always by using the stock camera (unfortunately).
Cheers to Sony fans!
harshit, 06 Jun 2017Actual battery life?Hey Harshit
I have my Xperia XA since I lost my Zenfone 3(January 2017)
Once I got it on the first day, my first goal was to keep my battery life good.
I brought it home the first night, set it up, and left it to charge until 100%.
First day I used it, I discharged the battery until 0%. Went home, and left it plug on the charger until it was 100%.
Since ive done that, I use my Xperia XA for socials app and clash of clans.
Once a month, I charge my device at 90-100%, use it all day long until it hits 0% then charge it until its 100%(during the month I charge it to 90-100% and use it until 5%-10%)
Doing that helps my battery life and everyone should do it(never leave your phone to charge overnight, which will damage the battery)
I close my LTE whenever I am back in my office, if not sometimes I use my gps and lte for navigation purposes.
Device does overheat, but not a big issue unless you overuse and stress your device.
I mainly use my laptop or tablet for entertainment at home.
Use your xperia xa well and it will be one of the best phone you will ever own!
5 months I have mines, I am really satisfied with it, forsure when my 2 year contract finish I will get another sony.
I am done with Samsung and apple planned obsolecense
diana, 05 Jun 2017is sony xperia xa is a waterproof?No, this phone is not waterproof.
harshit, 06 Jun 2017Actual battery life?One day... Moderate usage. 2h:30min on screen time, and im on 46%. Little Imgur, wifi and cell internet. But no games at all.
Robertx3m, 05 Jun 2017Everything is fine. The reason i bought this is because of it looks. I tell u fam this phone i... moreCheck the internal storage.it can have significant effect on the phone's performance if it's full.transfer data to sd card.
Everything is fine. The reason i bought this is because of it looks. I tell u fam this phone is very beautiful in personal. Just need to have a case to protect the back side from scratches. It can be easily scratched :/ i don't use screen protector. Been using this for many months and the screen is still smooth no scratches or anything. The only problem i getting is, the camera is too damn slow. You'll experience this after about 2 to 3 months usage. Especially when switching from photos after taking a video. The app will just lag, you can't tap anything i u close then open again, an error will, something like, camera is being used by another app.