*Looks pretty elegant
*Scratch resistant screen does work
*Works really fast
*Battery life is good. Most of the time I use it for two days with single charge
*Best thing about it: you can watch your smart tv channels from your phone without even turning on the tv. Sony has a special video app for it.
*It is hard to use with one hand. You can use it that way but it hurts your hand after a while.
*No voice recorder! Such a shame...
*Speakers' maximum volume and headphones' maximum volume is really low! Don't buy it if you want to listen music with it or you are an audiophile
*Screen is a fingerprint magnet
sambhu, 29 Nov 2016i am planing the to buy this phone.this phone is good? very great to its price, battery life is average not the best but not bad.
Juwe, 02 Dec 2016Sold my xperia xa for a galaxy j5(2016). Finally, I made a right decision. Bye bye Sony!j5(2016) lags alot like s7 edge and no os update
sambhu, 29 Nov 2016i am planing the to buy this phone.this phone is good? Don't
Bought a few days ago and sold within three days. Its battery life is bad, body is fragile, doesn't support volte, no fingerprint sensor, magnetometer, compass, ui is annoying display is not full hd. I bought redmi note 3 and it's value for money
Sold my xperia xa for a galaxy j5(2016). Finally, I made a right decision. Bye bye Sony!
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2016My XA's camera is crappy. Is it really noisy like this or only at night? mine is blurry. front and back.
Kkobe, 01 Dec 2016My xa only lasts about 12 hours when browsing heavily (without games). Are you browsing heavil... moreI do not browse so much as you do, but i presume 12 hours of battery is fine under such heavy browsing. Overall, battery life is good considering its size and the phone's specs - yes it's not excellent if you compare it to some flagship phones, but for this phone, with these specs, I think it's satisfactory. I'm happy with this phone so far.
My XA's camera is crappy. Is it really noisy like this or only at night?
sambhu, 29 Nov 2016i am planing the to buy this phone.this phone is good? The phone is great. Everything is smooth except the battery. It is not that good. But once you update it, like i did. It is working fine now :)
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016Hows the performance? Decent.I may tell it is pretty fast.
vm, 30 Nov 2016same as mine. Same here as well. Also the headphones output volume is low. (At least lower than iPod Touch I can tell)
Cr0mb0, 30 Nov 2016This is my experience while using this phone for a month: + Build quality is good, there a... moreMy xa only lasts about 12 hours when browsing heavily (without games). Are you browsing heavily? How many hours do you get doing this?
This is my experience while using this phone for a month:
Build quality is good, there are no squeeks and the phone itself feels solid, although it has metal rim only, back is made of matt plastic
Screen quality is also good, I didn't notice any difference comparing to my old X. Z (which has 1080p screen)
Camera quality is superb, autofocus does it's job well, never let me down yet
UI is fast, web pages load quickly as well
BATTERY LIFE is good - if you don't game a lot (which I do not), gets me through the day easily, in some occasions it lasts two days but I grown a habit over the years to charge my phone every night, no matter to remaining battery life. 1,5 days battery life on average.
2 SIMs Â– a must-have feature for me!
It fits good in hand Â– it's not bulky like some other phones
Low internal storage (solved with an SDcard)
Battery drains while gaming (I can live with that)
Not water resistant (I can live with that)
My two co-workers also got it and one time one of them took it home by mistake :)
Overall: If you want a quality, dual sim phone, superb camera, but premium phones are just too expensive for you, and if you can overcome mentioned downsides Â– you won't go wrong with this phone.
akash, 25 Nov 2016same confusuion here between these two as my father will not go for xa ultra as iitt is 26k so... morehave anyone of you experienced this phone by now! because i am stuck with the same problem as yours!
The performance is ordinary, it is a pretty phone it is just frustrating that the big manufacturers take our business for granted, gorilla glass is cheap as chips now and I think it is fair to expect all phone makers to use it during manufacture.
My wife won't have a Chinese phone but it is all I buy for myself and they are brilliant if you do your homework I am angry because the experia shouldn't have broken and now I have to spend £150 or throw it in the bin
I bought this phone £200 sim free for my wife with the £20 proprietary case, it is slow and full of bloat then the add insult to injury it fell off of the sofa arm 2 foot onto a sprung laminate floor in its case and the screen virtually exploded, I have a zte axon bought from China it is always being dropped on concrete floors and it has only light scratches and that is without a case it was £50 less it is twice as fast and I have been had I will never buy another Sony phone £150 for a new screen