Last update gives many problems to me ;but mainly slow charging gives me an irritation on this mobile
Forgot to put my working model is a black G3123 (single sim) with android 7.0, updated sony firmware to 40.0.A.5.66
Although my XA1 is fine it seems many are getting shafted with screen digitizer problems no matter which country the phone was bought, it's really down to the luck of the draw when you buy this phone unfortunately :(
John, 31 Aug 2017I also bought the XA1 from freedom mobile in Canada and am experiencing the same screen digiti... moreSorry to hear that, which part of the screen giving you issues? Still no issue with my screen over a month of usage now, I got black model.
PaulJM, 27 Aug 2017I just visited Canada and got the XA1 for $320 CAD, it's my first midrange android purchase ev... moreI also bought the XA1 from freedom mobile in Canada and am experiencing the same screen digitizer issue as posted by someone else on here
Unfortunately I haven't read these comments before buying two of these phones 3 and a half months ago ( G3112 pink and gold). The p works only if you touch it from some angles and i also have a problem when pressing the 123 key. Lately i've discovered a yellow line on the right side of my phone. The gold one has more side problems with the touchscreen (like the p,q, the 123 key and the upper letter key). The battery is ok, though, it lasts me one day( i use the basic apps, i don't use it for games). It overheats when you are using the cameras. The front facing camera is good only in good light, the main camera is ok, not bad, not amazing. And the bezels are not that big in real life, it actually feels like a pretty premium phone, but it's a shame that it has these screen faults. Not everyone can afford a flagship phone and 300 or something euros are a lot of money for all of these problems
DO NOT BUY THIS XA1 PHONE. It has a serious screen digitizer issue which Sony refuses to publicly acknowledge.
HELP!! (camera problems)
So I bought this phone 2months ago, had to be fixed right away! okay, I get it back, and that problem (lock button) was fixed. But more I use it, less I like it. Screen brightness is super low, in natural lighting or on sun visibility is awful. I haven't noticed touch problems (yet). Since I am a regular consumer, I bought this phone because of its fab 23MP camera and 8MP front camera for epic selfies. But that doesn't matter since, when using camera with instagram/snapchat, it is awful. Pictures are grainy, textured, stretched, cut off, when taking videos, it doesn't keep up (if you understand.. there is a delay in video). No other phones have this problem (apple, samsung, lg, .... other models of sony even) so it is hard for me to believe its the apps fault. Even if I change setting of camera (MP, face blur..) those changes don't help with apps. Does anyone know how to fix this, or is the only solution to wait for sony or apps to fix it and update the software? Thanks!
TwisterDrew, 24 Aug 2017Failure Model. Pathetic. The screen turns out to be irresponsive - Service center repaired ... moretouchscreen not working at the edge, repaired and problem recurred again. this summarize my experience with this phone. from Singapore. do not buy. switching to other companies.
I'm a bit surprised by this "little" beast of a phone. But when it comes to the camera which phone is superior in terms of overall quality, shutter speed, faster autofocus, post-processing, stabilization (if any) & low-light....the Galaxy J5 2017 or the Xperia XA1?
i am a big fan of sony & brought XA1 from abroad (dubai, in faith of having best quality than my country, bangladesh)... 1st impression was amazing... design, built quality, graphics, camera all r good, it feels great to hold & use... but everything becomes disappointing as i found its upper right portion of screen not working. again its readability under sun / auto brightness should be improved, dialer should b improved so few digits could show a desired contact no.
by the way, now i need to wait to send it to dubai for repair (as i have 10 months warranty left) & wait further for an unknown time to get it back to me...
Another weakness I found with the XA1 is that the volume's max level is too low when playing music. I had to fix it with the app PowerAMP by going into the equalizer and raising the preamp above the default level. Sony's stock equalizer sucks there is no way to raise the preamp. PowerAMP is the best ever music player anyway, can't live without it :)
I just visited Canada and got the XA1 for $320 CAD, it's my first midrange android purchase ever and my first Sony phone because the USA and Caribbean do not retail Sony at all. My previous 3 android phones were lower-end budget ones under $100 USD.
I'm really loving the a XA1 it's certainly many levels above my old budget phones, very sleek design, it has good processing power and battery life, great sound and call quality, strong network signal and the camera is excellent, but in a low-light environment the superior-auto mode is terrible, you will have to play with the manual mode to get a good photo at night.
I've had it for nearly a month and have no issues at all with the touchscreen like others have reported here, mine was purchased in Canada from Freedom Mobile, maybe some defective ones were issued to other countries?
The XA was riddled with faults, like pressing screen mainly at bottom of device often distorted the screen. Also, some had screen alignment incorrectly against thin metal bezel. The XA1 I'm using here seems perfect, no touch screen issues, as spoken of. It is absolutely superb, bright screen, not too cold this time, speaker still a little weak, but loud enough. It's a fast enough device too, little lag, and having no issues with either its cat 6 WiFi or 4g or switching between. Cameras fantastic for a midrange device, both the 23mp, which does excellent night time shots, but manual mode best for that. The selfie camera, with auto focus etc, is brilliant. It's actually hard to beat this phone, regardless of price. Compact, powerful enough, bright screen, loud through earphones, and fun to use. Highly recommend.
TwisterDrew, 24 Aug 2017Failure Model. Pathetic. The screen turns out to be irresponsive - Service center repaired ... moreSame thing happened to my phone. They said it'll take 2 weeks but i have no hopes that it's going to get ok! Worst decision in my life to buy this phone! Sony Sucks!
Pathetic. The screen turns out to be irresponsive - Service center repaired it by replacing the screen with a BRAND NEW SCREEN - This screen worked for first one or two weeks and the problem repeated again - Surrendered the device to Service center again - Better buy a Chinese model instead of this! Sony's quality has long gone. It is not living up to its name.