My XA1 came with a hardlocked bootloader, so it can't be rooted, bloatware can't be removed. Only a few things can be done to improve the phone from stock:
- Disable notifications for every stock Sony app.
- To remove low battery notification at 30%, stamina mode must be enabled and set to the lowest which is 15%.
- Battery life can be improved a lot by disabling adaptive brightness, then manually set lower brightness.
- Install the Greenify app to further improve battery life.
- The stock music volume is extremely low and the only way I could get an acceptable volume level was to install the PowerAMP music player app and then raise the preamp inside the equalizer.
Very happy with my XA1 after these mods, the only real problem with the phone is that the vibration is too weak on incoming calls which can never be fixed, since my XA1 can't be rooted.
slate, 07 Oct 2017Yes have my xa1 for a few months now, bought here in the ph on a sony branch, no issues so far... moreMe too i bought here. In sony 🇵🇭 si far its good no problem i bought also armor case just in case u know 😂 hahha
Im using this for two days. Its still okay i hope there's. No problem in coming days i love 😍 its camera... So much with stabilization. At its price wow... I bought. This her in Philippines 🇵🇭. Sony store....
Mark12, 04 Oct 2017Anyone who bought from middle east? I live in Qatar, is XA1 products here good or not?As Qatar airport is one of the biggest connection flights I found xa1 in free shop for demo show had edge touch problem same as mine
Mark12, 05 Oct 2017For those having screen or touch issues where did you buy it? Us eu or asiaThailand
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2017hello, im interested to buy this telephone, but when i read all review this phone seems have r... moreShould be a great phone... Unfortunately I got through 4 in the first month and then gave up. Initially recharging problems then system errors, then finally when I thought I had one which worked OK, after 4 weeks the edges of the touch screen stopped working. Impossible to use properly. I gave up and got a refund. A pity, but a phone which is completely unreliable is no good, especially when Sony deny there is a product problem.
Ayan , 05 Oct 2017I bought it in June 2017 first week and after 15 days it went to service center due to touch s... moreIts faltu phone not good measure issue is touch screen and true caller is not supported on this phone
Have complained about phone co is given me new phone
After one week ihave facing same problem
well Sony xperia XA1 plus have a big battery for the first time in Sony's history of midrange smartphones and tests prove that it is excellent
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2017why sony xperia provide small battery capacity.
I dont know why sony make phones with low battery...
Although low battery, sony make a powerful saving modes on the phones
example(Xperia XA1) : Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Quick Charging (MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0)
slate, 07 Oct 2017Yes have my xa1 for a few months now, bought here in the ph on a sony branch, no issues so far... morewhat if i will buy at kimstore? hahahahaha the phone is cheaper there like P12,000 only
marcus, 05 Oct 2017should i buy Xperia XA1 in the philippines? please helpdepends if you live in ph, got mine, lucky to have this non-defective xa1 :D lol
congg of phil, 05 Oct 2017i'm from the philippines,can i ask someone who bought xperia XA1 in the philippines, have you ... moreYes have my xa1 for a few months now, bought here in the ph on a sony branch, no issues so far, really really liked it as my first sony phone i was lucky enough to not get the defective xa1's :)
Avalon , 02 Oct 2017Hi Will, have you experienced anyou touch screen problems since getting the phone?From where you got tamper glass
I bought it in June 2017 first week and after 15 days it went to service center due to touch screen problem, I received the phone on after 30 days and using it, but since last two month again same problem I am fed up with this I had a bad experience with this hand set. I always use Sony phone since 2005 and used, 3 phone of sony. But never been fed up. How did you fill when you have a good handset but touch screen not working..
Please sony team help.
For those having screen or touch issues where did you buy it? Us eu or asia
Avalon, 02 Oct 2017Have you had any touch screen problems since getting the phone?I having touch problem after a week using it. Already sent it to sony centre to be repaired. And yet same problem still occur. Checked a lot of review and mostly everyone has the same touch issue