I have been using Sony mobile phones since 2005 and I have not encountered such poor battery performance. I had a full charge at 11am and the battery was completely drained by mid night. Usage was actually very light and I had practically disabled all the stupid apps that came pre-installed,leaving just a few frequently used apps. I tested it for several days after noticing the poor battery life on the second day of use. Appears that I may need to charge it a couple of times daily. May have to carry a light portable charger wherever I go. If I had known, I would have forked out more money to purchase other models. Quite disappointed.
Can anyone tell me the average SOT of this phone ?? My lg g3 has only 3 hrs sot. If it is better than that, I'll buy.
khizee, 10 Sep 2016Any changes after update..No, just improvements on battery
E.S.R, 11 Sep 2016No dude...you get it wrong...this phone is good in mid range class dude...and chill bro ,learn... moreYou sure mate? Go buy yourself one of the J series and let's see how Samsung means bussiness. This phone would do better of this is rootable but unfortunately it's not. Let's face it mate, Sony isn't as great as the other brands anymore. Innit?
Juwe, 11 Sep 2016Expecting more from a Sony Brand, spent 295$ just for a trash. Battery's awful. Unrootable. Ma... moreThis is a true mid range ph, be honest for other brand even if u are a Sammy boy.
This is awesome ph dude
Juwe, 11 Sep 2016Expecting more from a Sony Brand, spent 295$ just for a trash. Battery's awful. Unrootable. Ma... moreNo dude...you get it wrong...this phone is good in mid range class dude...and chill bro ,learn to respect ,its not easy to make phone,if you so picky and keep finding bad side of other brand,than make your own phone ,right dude....samsung also good dude...but for a short time...good for you
Expecting more from a Sony Brand, spent 295$ just for a trash. Battery's awful. Unrootable. Made a regretful decision to buy this phone, I'm switching back to Samsung again. To you people out there. Better TWICE or THRICE to buy this phone. Deserves all the bash it gets.
Guys avoid all negative reviews, they don't have the device.
Yet I don't have xa but today went a local shop and spent half hour with the device,
My friend purchased Htc desire 828( 5.5"1080 p) display.
I compare xa with htc desire side by side.
What I observed -
Display of xperia xa just awesome, brightness, color contrast, sharpness, every thing was just awesome as compare to htc, no difference between both display.
One think I don't like in xa that color on xa was less accurate thn desire but white looks better in xa.
Over all xa has similar display as compare to 1080 p.
2- front cam is better thn desire xa produce more natural color and sharp images.
Back camera is also equal to desire but desire produce more natural color thn xa, still white looks better on xa, apart from color accuracy xa is just awesome as compare to desire.
I didn't play games on xa but in half hour no lag, no freeze, no hiccups, smooth ui, no heating issue after play video and camera.
Xa is sexiest phone in the market now.
White looks gorgeous thn grephite black but I will purchase black coz I am already using xperia m white.
Price offered by store manager is 17000 rs (india)
Sound is not loud it's clear but on low side.
Can't say about battery life but battery is not issue for
Guys this is an honest review coz I suggested htc desire 828 to my friend and I liked it(desire 828) to.
So avoid all negative reviews who are trolling about display ui, performance and camera.
Be intellectual and go to sony centre or local shop feel the device and u will be amazed.
I'll post full experience after purchasing this beauty.
man of war, 10 Sep 2016This was the only update till now.Any changes after update..
sam, 10 Sep 2016Till now how many updates u got This was the only update till now.
man of war, 09 Sep 2016Its on 34.0.A.2.292Till now how many updates u got
khizee, 09 Sep 2016What's the latest version.?Its on 34.0.A.2.292
I bought this kind of phone and I was shocked when I use from 06.00 am to 14.00 pm and my battery on 1%....It is awful. I like this phone, the screen is good and fast and I can do everythng with this phone... but this kind of battery is awful... you can you for 8 hour. Can somebody some solution for this ? I have to change it or there is some solution for this battery problem ? If sb know something please let me know.
ishan 123, 09 Sep 2016i want to buy this phone because of its premium look.but users suggested not to buy it because... moreIt can be fixed after some updates. But if you decide to buy other phone then buy another Sony phone. Do you listen me? Only Sony. Sony is amazing.
i want to buy this phone because of its premium look.but users suggested not to buy it because of very poor battery backup and low sound quality.can it be fix in next update or i should go for another.my priority is camera and battery.