Xa1, 11 Jul 2017Xperia XA1 Build Quality & design: It¬ís made of Polycarbonate mine's color white and l... moreWow thats a lot of words for a review of your own lol. Nice one tho, but try to summarize all the things up
Users of this phone, how's the battery life on heavy (4g, and 3hrs of fps games) usage?
Have the same issue regarding touchscreen. Day by day, my screen is getting worst and almost half of the screen can't touch. It was all started with the edge side of the screen.
Build Quality & design: It¬ís made of Polycarbonate mine's color white and loving it and it feels solid in the hand no wobly feel or on the parts of the phone, 1 hand operation is very nice, coming from a 4.5¬Ē Leon the 5¬Ē xa1 felt pretty large to me 5.2¬Ē I think for me is my limit for comfy 1 hand use, no problem of texting/typing unlike larger 5.5¬Ē phones, though top and bottom bezels are pretty big, I wish sony trim them a bit but as of now I kinda grew to like them.
Screen: Well its 720p but for me its adequately sharp and color reproduction is great for me atleast. Could even compete with my brother¬ís zenfone selfie¬ís 1080p screen! I think xa1 has better color; its brightness is more than enough for me even brighter than the ZPs and was surprised. Watching movies is pretty nice and SVM or IH can enhance the color reproduction when viewing movies or images. Contrary to what I¬íve read here there was some screen insensitiveness issue with xa1 but with my unit there is none (phil).
Battery: Its 2300mah it could last me with my normal use (text, music for 3 hours, 1-2 movies a day, videos clips 10-15, internet 1hour max mostly fb and msgr) in normal mode, in stamina mode it can last until next day atleast with my use. During writing this I¬ím from 68% 7am morning to 32% 1pm in stamina mode (fb, music, video clips, text) it¬ís pretty good for me.
Storage: 32 GB internal which is adequate for me for phone updates, 256GB is supported via MSDC I¬ím currently using 128GB Sandisk 80mbs WS, data transfer speed is very okay for me considering I have a slow PC, I think it¬ís because of the Type C? Correct me if I am wrong.
Media: It can play your typical movies and video formats smoothly. Music player it¬ís the reason why I went to this phone music sounds so great I found myself playing air guitar always it¬ís just taking me to the mood. VPT mode makes the sounds surround for me it¬ís pretty sweet even just in my Sony STH30 HP, but I really wish the put the HSEE DX mode like in their flagships which can make your tracks Hi-Res.
Camera: It¬ís 23 megapixel like in the X for my taste its nice I¬ím not a picture taker type though but coming from a xperia neo 5 5mp, LG leon 8mp the camera are very from those the quality is nice and detailed for me everyday photos are solid. It can only record 1080p vids no 4k. Selfies? It¬ís nice the 8mp can hold up well even rivaled the Zenfone Selfies 13mp cam, no OIS on both cam I think? but to me no big deal, I will not be using this feature so much anyway so it¬ís still bung for the buck for me.
Performance: Helio p20 3 GB ram is adequate feels fast, though little skips are sometimes are there, exploring the device, browsing the net is no problem, split mode is handled well too. Gaming is fast my games is not that heavy though (little commander, stickman legend, zombie tsunami) but will be trying 3d games. The P20 is battery friendly too no overheating issues unlike my brother¬ís ZP selfie the SD615 there heats up fast even on just playing music, it¬ís pretty annoying, and it sucks the 3000mah pretty fast too, the xa1¬ís 2300mah battery has a bit better stamina with the help of P20/720p screen.
Cons: If only sony put bigger battery 2.8-3k mah for more battery life for more music to be played!
Full HD screen for more crisp movies and Music vids!
Fingerprint Sensor, reviews said omitting the FPS was made to make way to edge 2 edge screen; they can mount it on top I think? Better having it than nothing. But not a deal breaker for me inspite of this gripes of mine.
I was comparing this to the J7 pro which is a pretty nice phone too, deciding to go with xa1 my reason was being a bit of audiophile and bit of a musician the stock music player was the thing I want the most on android CP, I don¬ít know if 3rd party apps has this features though. I was comparing this on the J7 pro¬ís screen but for me its screen is too sharp for my liking (I do have some issues with my eyes/ sickness/ condition due to gaming. Xa1¬ís screen was much kinder to my damaged eyes, so that¬ís why J7 pro was my 2nd choice 3rd is zenfone 3 5.2 the SD626 chip is a badass processor, G5plus and the P2 is pretty higher priced here or hard to get by, sadly. I don¬ít trust much the Chinese brands so they¬íre not on my list though likes of oppo, vivo, huawie are pretty much having huge sales here because of nice sales talks lol. If you don¬ít mind the cons and loves sony this phone is great for everyday use.
Does the touch screen issue fix for all with new update? I want to buy this phone and I am worry please tell me soon
Oddie7, 07 Jul 2017Don't worry, it has good battery life.2300 mAh can do all day? Hmm i think is good, thanks man
Hi guys. just wondering how the phone works for those models bought in Singapore. Any issues you're facing with XA1?
LeeHarvey, 09 Jul 2017Is it true what you've said? I really love XA1 but just afraid screen problem.I have the G3112, the european version, and the latest update made my phone work normal. Idk if the asian versions will be ok.
I am about to purchase xperia xa1. Can anyone please tell me the experience of using it after 1 month, the battery life, the performance, the camera (I love taking landscape pictures), etc. I read there are a lot of people has trouble regarding the screen, some people said that after the latest update, the problem is resolved, is everyone experience the same?
Question for the owners of XA1: How strong is the signal (2G, 3G, LTE) on your phone? Is it weaker than other phones or is it OK? Thanks.
With the last official update from Sony,my phone has no longer touch screen problems. It is 100% accurate. I was starting to have problems with top right screen and p and q letters,now it's the perfect phone. At least,Sony takes care of their phones.
I already reviewed this phone after one month of use. But after 7 days more, i also started having touch screen issues as described earlier by many bloggers. This is my first sony phone, and just because of it's size and usability i have bought it. Rest of things are still perfect, but random touch screen issues are there. I went to sony centre india, i didn't have any issue when i was in center. After coming home, it is again started. So now, i think i have to put this phone to center for 2-3 days and let them check.
which phone is better, Xperia XA1 or the Galaxy A5? in terms of camera, performance, quality and features