I've had 4 xperia (neo, go, z3 compact and xa1). Whilst the first three were great the xa1 was a pile of rubbish. The microphone would only work if you hadn't used the speakers since the last restart. It should never have been released. When I complained to Sony I got a standard reply addressed to me as Mrs (I'm a Mr), saying they'd be in touch... That was over a year ago. Dreadful phone, really bad customer service. Gone from being a lifelong Sony fan and walking advert to never touching their rubbish again especially when it's clear what they think of their customers. Go bust Sony, no-one cares!
Ruby , 08 Oct 2018Worst phone, bought the 4 months ago touch is not working and also had the battery issueDon't buy this phone. Touchscreen stopped working soon after I bought it. Have second G3116 and it's doing the same thing.
Got mine about a year ago and the touchscreen's being replaced under warranty for the third time now. Really loved the design and the performance is great but what's the point when the touchscreen's failing every two months? Bought a different brand and although I've been a fan of Sony Xperias, I will never touch them again, thank you very much. Stay away from this model, it'll just give you headache after headache. Money down the drain, seriously. Once the warranty expires you just end up with a useless piece of plastic junk. European model btw.
Worst phone, bought the 4 months ago touch is not working and also had the battery issue
This is the worst phone I've ever bought... Good luck trying to press on the outside of the screen after a few months. Had to download an app to slide my notifications bar. Waste of money
Bought it P14,999.
Price now P8,999.
XA1 no issue before/after updates (3 months)
XA1 for BACK camera, faster mobile data,
adjustable screen color balance...
Minimal-to-no bass intnternal speaker
Cannot access engineering mode without rooting.
Vivo Y81 with 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC is better.
Face unlock with pick-up wake-up is better.
XA1 face unlock is stupid (for now),
cannot open double tap screen-lock.
No embedded app for auto-wake-up.
Bought this phone in Greece, May 2017. Year and a half later no problems whatsoever.
DONT BUY THIS PHONE! NEVER. I've replaced the screen myself..company wont take responsibility for faulty phones. software wise, and performance wise, its quite good..but the original didnt last 6 months before having issues. Once replaced , the phone is good but screen issue is unacceptable.
Limestone steve, 21 Sep 2018Firstly I am a fan of Sony phones. Was convinced to get this phone by a super virgin mobile c... moreThe biggest mistake is the battery, the P problem might be fixable! Have you tried to change the keyboard to SwiftKey? :3
atheist , 22 Aug 2018don't buy this phone ... do you understand what am saying ?? don't buy it ... you will lost ... moreYou are absolutely right it's a horrible phone, the worst I ever had. Waist of money, it worked only 2 weeks Than I had tons of problems.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018Troll everywhere I have one of this and it's good it really depends on how you used itBuddy p problem is there
Firstly I am a fan of Sony phones.
Was convinced to get this phone by a super virgin mobile customer person. (thanks)
Sorry but camera pics are very dark which means using manual settings to get any pics that are half decent, My old Samsung galaxy s3 takes far better pic's
Sunshine legibility is very poor,
Key board is playing up the "p" in particular
Keeps going into safe mode.
Battery life is poor,
Still got 17 month contract left!!!
Really dissatisfied with the phone,
Disappointed..change two of them..first have dead left corner of touchscreen after 14 days...second phone get yellow stain in the same corner after 2 months... Sony never again!
MDaC, 01 Sep 2018From a performance point of View, phone does the work, I'm not sure however about the 23MP cam... morei totally agree the screen is a mess after 1 year is very duifficult to use ...... garbage from sony
Josh, 06 Jun 2018I have had my Xa1 since October (about 8months ago) and so far have been very happy with it. I... moreHi there. I wonder about your comments of this phone so far. And I'm curious to change my z5 after a month purchase, to this one, after become very very short in lifetime (I dunno if it caused the 7.0 nougat which lead to overheating issue along with fast battery-drain problems?). And how it is touchscreen however? 'Cause many users has xa1's common problems were touch issue. Is it related to newer OS 8.0 oreo or so maybe and what yours? Is it still in good condition today and not met any of those issues? Thank you😀