Anonymous, 24 Jul 2018Upon purchase. I face multiple issues as with previous Sony Xperia's. The snapchat camera woul... moreI also faced some problems of touch in corner and edge. Overheating problem.
Great phone up until two weeks ago. I cannot figure out why the corners of the glass does not work all of a sudden. The second issue now the notification panel does not pull down from the top any longer. It is very irritating. I have tried an older version of the software saved from my laptop to no avail. Any guidance from the form would be greatly appreciated
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Insolence is not good regarding this issue. Once again insolence is at power, so those who rea... moreGOOD POINT! Best device in its class and price tag! Thank you Sony, also in the name of my friends!
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Insolence is not good regarding this issue. Once again insolence is at power, so those who rea... moreIf the problem is with the kernel code in the mediatek chip , then it's Sony's responsibility to find an adequate solution for their customers as they made the phone and somehow agreed for the mediatek chip, but no instead they remain silent about this. This is quite literally a scam from Sony! XA1 Owners around the globe are also facing similar issues here. Hence the ones that don't come with problems are isolated cases.. everyone else is having this problem.
Great main camera , crap secondary, camera app randomly crashes if you leave it on ,mediocre battery capacity , slight overheating, touchscreen failed after a month or so , WiFi sometimes doesnt work and needto restart phone to solve, ah it's also harder to get cellular network and internet on this phone, not worth the price, waste of my hard earned cash as I could have gotten many other phones at this price point. Purchase at yourbown
Upon purchase. I face multiple issues as with previous Sony Xperia's. The snapchat camera wouldn't work properly when trying to use a filter and just three months after purchase, the touch screen became incredibly impaired. Firstly, it started becoming a bit faulty around the edges but lately it has become unusable. For example, I can't use the back button, or the letter "p" or "q". The home button eventually became impaired too.
Overall, the camera was good but certainly not worth the price. I purchased this phone for Â€199 in mid April 2018 off a well known Irish mobile brand and overall it has lasted me a total of 3 months.
Pros: Processor. It was fast enough for a new phone. Battery life and memory went in its favor too but could get a higher mAH for similar price elsewhere. A 23 megapixel front camera compensated for its dull front camera.
Cons: Touchscreen impairs after extremely short period of time. Camera faulty on some apps such as Snapchat and apparently due new Oreo 8.0 update. Basic security measures as it failed to have a fingerprint or facial recognition compared to other handsets on the market in its price range.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Insolence is not good regarding this issue. Once again insolence is at power, so those who rea... moreYou are the lone dissenting voice amongst the majority here who complain about the hardware failures of this phone.
At first it was really a good phone.. I was attracted to its features especially the internal memory and camera specs at its price.. And im always a fan of sony cameras.. BUT.. after a few months.. Things didn't seem ok. The touch screen at the edges is hardly responsive anymore. The commands become very messy. Overheating always happens where camera app shut down completely when the only thing you use is two or three apps only. And sometimes it shuts down completely.. I was in shocked and very very dissappointed with this phone.. I am someone who takes a lot of care with my phones.. Some last three to four years. But this one just lasted only 5 months.. Such a complete waste of money.. 😡😡😡😭
MrSony, 20 Jul 2018It seems tht you are one of a very few who comment good things about this phone alot, almost f... moreInsolence is not good regarding this issue. Once again insolence is at power, so those who read these opinions: BEWARE! Well someone need help: my best friend works in a service center in my country and this model is not even close to Samsung A or J models having problems with sim and black screen issues (S8, 9+ also) and you are telling me that he isn't right? Right? This device is having problems because of some kernel coded imposed by Mediatek CPU in some countries and only some models (check IMEI). Indeed if you are not used with Sony models then avoid Mediatek ones, but check by yourself, nor Samsung nor other maker doesn't shine at all. XA models were best in quality and speed using these crappie Mediatek among all makers. BTW good news! From 2019 Cr-Apple will crap better along with Mediatek's!
Syuser, 12 Jul 2018Turn off all apps with usage access and everything will be awesome. This device works flawlessly.It seems tht you are one of a very few who comment good things about this phone alot, almost flawless phone if I read back your username comments.. and sometimes to the extent of belittling other users problems with the phone. I wonder if youre a Sony Agent? Even if youre not, failing to have empathy over users who really do have honest issues with the phone is quite crude. A product marred with problems that need to be solved by external solutions is not a good phone, especially from a huge brand like Sony. Regards.
First few days, you will not get any problem, after that you will find that left and right edges will not working properly
Afterwards you will facing trouble in accessing notifications through notification bar
After few more days you will find, it is not working at all,
There are plenty of users facing same issue
Still company has didn't take any action, and also didn't improve the things with latest products
Think twice before you buy
I bought this phone in March 2018, I ignored all complains about the touch screen and now i have troubles with that because it failed firstly upper part of the screen then bottom, than at the edges, I am throwing this phone. It was wasted money. I had a Sony Xperia SP before it was good, but i am abandoning Sony forever. Sorry for that but it is not anymore my Favorite phone, they are not giving back any cent for this,even that they now about this problem from the first day that phone is in the market. They are not saying nothing about this problem.
sony sony..... my love for you is now fading, these comments aint encouraging do something
Bryn, 11 Jul 2018Had it about 5-6months now. Decent enough phone but the battery is awful. I'm down to 10% afte... moreTurn off all apps with usage access and everything will be awesome. This device works flawlessly.
Had it about 5-6months now. Decent enough phone but the battery is awful. I'm down to 10% after work and I've hardly used it.
Faced this touch issue twice .. looking to sell it now for online recycling .. Not gonna buy sony mobile again..
User 100, 09 Jul 2018I actually one up Umada here, Signal on the XA1 is pretty weak, he is not fooling anyone, you ... moreHe already told that in some countries Sony had problems with kernel coding. In my case too this device is working perfect over 6 months. I am from Europe.