Xperia xa is the worst you could get in the price segment.Although it has a good(rather average) camera but who buys a phone for a camera these days.I'll post afew pros and cons about that phone
. Nice camera(but not the best in segment)
. Good aesthetics( edge to edge screen, slim design)
. Nice display (720p ips, shows good contrast and colours)
. Only 720p screen
. Poor battery life(only 2100 Mah)
. Powered by mediatek mt6755 processor which is slow and drains more battery
. Lacks very essential sensors like gyroscope, Compass, magnetometer, accelerometer, fingerprint scanner, pedometer and the list goes on and on
. Music quality is not the best
. Loudspeaker is not so loud
. Body is fragile, this phone is not made to last long enough.Although it looks like made of metal but actually its only having a metallic finish on a cheap plastic
Now the decision is yours whether to go for it or not
AnonD-481725, 20 Feb 2017Definitely wrong, Sony is the best after Google pixel when it comes to updates, please get you... moreIf they are so good like you said then why the Xperia XA still has Android 6.0 (not even 6.0.1) and august security patch??? Xperia E5 is also awful with updates. And well Xperia XA Ultra too. Awful updates support from Sony. Look at Galaxy J5 2016, it has Android 6.0.1 and february security patch.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017Me too. Sony is awful with updates. They are treating this phone like they did with the Xperia... moreDefinitely wrong, Sony is the best after Google pixel when it comes to updates, please get your facts right.
I can't listen to music and view photos. When the music's playing and I'm opening the
Album, the music stops by itself.
Need help please
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2017Still waiting for android nougat for sony xperia xaMe too. Sony is awful with updates. They are treating this phone like they did with the Xperia M4 Aqua. They fooled me once and now again. NEVER AGAIN SONY!!!
Jed, 19 Feb 2017I just bought this six hours ago and now the phone is starting to get warm until normal usage.... moreHey there, probably it is updating apps in the background, same thing happened with my cousin, let it finish these updates or disable automatic updates from the Google store settings.
I just bought this six hours ago and now the phone is starting to get warm until normal usage. Battery life is not that good but manageable. Other than those two mentioned, I'm loving every single bit of this phone.
AnonD-513293, 18 Feb 2017hey man I'm told that Sony devices all heat up like real quick lol
Some of them, only when playing high graphics games like many other smartphones.
Be careful some none optimized applications cause overheating and battery drain.
Shubham Kamble , 16 Feb 2017Phone gets overheated..
Sony should give VoLTE in phones of these range.
hey man I'm told that Sony devices all heat up like real quick lol
Owned Xperia XA Dual for almost a month now, and I must say that I did not expect to change my love from Asus to Sony in an instance( was rocking on Zenfone Max before this). Though the battery life isn't as tough as Zenfone Max, but I'm really liking it. However on the downside though, I found a scratch on the back non-removable casing(which is a surprise for me despite it is matte finish) was having a phone case on all the time except during charging and I'm really down after finding the scratch on the back
O.G, 13 Feb 2017Just to clarify all of you complaining about the Xperia XA; 1-Who needs more than 12 hours ... moreI have just upgraded from an experia z3, and you've put all my fears too rest thankyou
AnonD-576498, 03 Feb 2017Nope, mine is soooo fine, not a single issue. From where did u bought
I have the same question like anonymus below:
Can you record calls on this phone using "automatic call recorder" app or something similar, or will it record only your side of conversation like Nexus 5X?
Phone gets overheated..
Sony should give VoLTE in phones of these range.
Rayne , 22 Feb 2016Sony will overpriced this and the interest of this phone will be gone just like most Sony phones :(You are wrong sir ;)
Matt, 15 Feb 2017O.G thanks for your reply. In the point of overcharging my phone you got me wrong. I charged i... moreHey Matt,
Sorry for my misunderstanding, Its really odd that when you left it on the table with 100%, in the morning it got discharged to 26%....
My point of view would either be someone used the device without your consent.. id say that installed application were draining your battery but seems you haven't installed any.... I would contact sony to see what is the issue because it seem like a battery issue..
When my device is at 100% and I don't touch it, in the morning its still at 100%...
Anyways, inconvenience do happen right !!
Have a great day :)
O.G, 15 Feb 2017Hey Matt,
1-Why do you overcharge your phone? Phone should be disconnected to avoid overcha... moreO.G thanks for your reply. In the point of overcharging my phone you got me wrong. I charged it til 100% and then left it turned on to the table without the charger.
The phone is actually in Sony's warranty service. I owned it like 3 days and had 5 charging cycles meanwhile. I didn't install any additional apps so for me the phone battery consuming behaviour is still a big question in the air.
I am glad I bought it using the online shopping system as I still have the possibility to return this item using the money back guarantee. I am glad you are satisfied with your XA,