Randomgirl, 12 Oct 2017I own this phone 6 months now. All I can say is that you get what you pay for. You can't expec... moreHi everybody, I took a pause commenting here because of a change I have made in my personal life. Now IÂ’m back.
So among other things I did, I met my cousin from a pause of few years and he saw my XA device and he was very interested about how I maintained it and how this device felt in its hands (I kept it very clean and did upgrade it to latest Android 7.0 - 33.3.A.1.97 Â– that is a maximum and best upgrade to it till now) and I gave it to him (he had an Iphone 5C model until now). I was testing XA1 with my friend at his repair service company for a while and I was so pleasantly surprised by its capabilities.
Cpu, memory, camera, design, and Android Oreo scheduled upgrade, plus having now a special free contract offer from an electronics dealer, made me decide to give my XA as a present to my cousin (he like it very much overall) and I ordered for myself the XA1 model.
As a conclusion to all that want and still have the possibility to buy and enjoy the Xperia XA mode, please take note:
*This device is perfect for daylight photography (at least after latest Nougat upgrade even better than any Samsung at its class at least) and for any task that do not exceed its 2gb of ram limitation, it can manage everything from offline gps to some interesting games.
*Take care of it installing good/compatible software, don't flash/root it if you don't know best how this operation works (Mediatek motherboards are very bad comparing to Qualkomm ones at changing Kernel and other stuff like that) erase/stop bloatware and keep a good physical maintain (not too much humidity nor dust) and for sure nothing bad will happen to it.
*Of course, the battery remain a weak point for it, but for a price tag under 200 euros it's for sure best Mediatek device available on the market.
This is among few Mediatek cheap jewels so good luck!
I own this phone 6 months now. All I can say is that you get what you pay for. You can't expect high end specs for a budget phone (I got it for 185Â€). I use it for browsing, social media, YouTube and music. I don't play games. Battery life is just fine, day - day and half, even two days (I only use WiFi when at home). You can improve your battery life with airplane mode on and once a month you to charge it from 0-100% without turning it on. And aways try not to use it while changing. I haven't had issues with lagging nor overheating. It does overheat when you overstress it and that happens to every phone so it's just fine. Camera is just fine, I've learnt some tricks (you can find it on sonys official page). I have edge to edge tempered glass and tpu case just to make sure nothing bad happens. And of course, it's design is gorgeous. I don't mind if it's made of diamonds or plastic, I'd still use a case so.. Over all it's, I'd say, the best phone in this price range. Take care of it.
maskerter, 02 Oct 2017Please someone tell about battery life of xaPoor battery life a common coma into with this phone
Guys, I think stabilisation on video recording more good at Marshmallows than Nougat, What do you feel about stabilisation on Nougat?
calvinbigbucks, 10 Oct 2017was told by bell supervisor ,phone unrepairable ,gotta buy a new one,or buy out contract. all... moreWas extremely happy when I have someone whom I shared my experience with.You there you speak the outmost truth, I salute you!
was told by bell supervisor ,phone unrepairable ,gotta buy a new one,or buy out contract.
all these experts could not fix the boot loop and much money was spent because of sony's crap xperia xa... well , i fixed the boot loop ,no thanx to sony's lack of explicit instructions ... gotta use common sense .
still the phone runs hot,apps constanly loading garbage (whats new...absolute shite)battery constanly in need of a charge...no longer a sony fan ...
moderate user,no gaming or music ... was looking for a good midline phone ... this aint it... pure shite !
Camera flash and torch not responding. Battery drains fastly and charging duration is upto 3hrs. Anyone facing these issues
Raj, 03 Oct 2017Today, I receive update which is 360 mb. and i update it. one thing that i notice after restar... morei knew it just not me. the font size is indeed larger even on tiny font and display.
Today, I receive update which is 360 mb. and i update it. one thing that i notice after restart phone the font size is automatically getting large at every time.
maskerter, 02 Oct 2017Please someone tell about battery life of xacontinue uses, 6:30 to 7 hours screen on time
maskerter, 02 Oct 2017Please someone tell about battery life of xaHey Maskerter,
Read my post below.
Egisa, 30 Sep 2017guys this phone looks good and premium i really love the design :)
the display is sharp enou... moreHey Egisa,
I am happy to see you are a new owner of the XA !
Pretty good phone for a mid-range. I take care of my device as much as I can(I wipe the phone front and back every time I use my towel from the shower) I clean my case every time it get too dirty. I use a cotton swab to clear the speaker and usb port.
I discharge the device from 90-100% TO 0% to regenerate the battery life.(work well never had a battery issue, unless there are days where I overuse it.)
Battery will over heat from excessive use. I try to clear my cached data once a week to avoid the device of lagging.
I bought a case, what I think is the best case for the XA, the Ringke Fusion Case, Crystal Clear. I don't think we need a screen protector, as from my experience in a phone insurance company, screen protector will crack with the screen.
I formatted my device last month as my storage was at 98% and lagging !!!!
Since then, my device is good, I love it, no issue with it.
Take care of the device :D
guys this phone looks good and premium i really love the design :)
the display is sharp enough for the price you pay and the edges are smooth too.
The camera is just fine if you wanna use it for normal purposes
16GB is good android takes up to 7GB i think could be less im not sure but updates apps etc.
battery lasts a whole day with normal usage
XperiaFTW, 30 Sep 2017I still haven't got it. Did anything changed? just a security patch, i guess. this is not a major update. the phone is still heating as ayways and discharging when used while connected to a charger. the screen looks better tho. or maybe it is just me.