All of a sudden I got four choices: Xperia XA1, X Compact, Moto G5 Plus & the Galaxy A5 2017. Made some research and based on their processor (and RAM) alone the Xperia XA1 obliterates all the other phones mentioned. But my question is...If we are talking about battery life (w/ respect to software optimization, being near stock Android & one that would just last the whole full day), camera quality (w/ respect to balanced sharpness, great contrast, natural colours, above average low-light photos & some form of image stabilisation), Updates (w/ respect to early or quicker software updates, bug fixes, security & maintenance updates) & speaker sound & loudness (w/ respect to being able to hear when you are on the bus or walking in a semi-crowded street). Love to hear your thoughts, comments & advice please. Cheers.
Hi i just bought this phone about 3 weeks ago in malaysia after that i got 2 time upgrade my device..
What i like from this superb phone is :
1. Nice design
2. Not pricey compare to the specs that we get
3. Good 23mp camera , but i think asus zenfone 3 ze552kl model that i have is better perform although less megapixel (16mp)
4. Good batery life
What i dont like :
- front camera (for me this model have not good quality images ) not because of the megapixel, but the images really turn out not good at all
The camera of this smartphone is insane
im in love with the beauty of this device. and i want to keep it good. what screen protector (sp) do u recommend for xperia xa1? is there any sp that cover the curved edge? kindly, thanks :)
Sam, 04 May 2017Mediatek chipset makes his performance poor...I used it ...Facing issues lagging and heating..... moreHi. You used Mediatek Helio P20? Don't think so. Do not compare P10 with P20, completely different products... Do not compare old Mediatek chips with this one. P20 is a modern chip, manufactured on 16nm technology and in the same performance class as Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Exynos 7880 and Kirin 658. The processor itself is as strong as old Snapdragon 810, but it lacks in graphic department (as 810 has 3x better graphic processor). But it is has also at least twice better energy efficiency (longer battery life). Long story short: only real life application that does not run smoothly on P20 is super-demanding game Asphalt 8. Everything else runs perfectly smooth.
AnonD-666981, 04 May 2017Sony xperia xa1 vs samsung j7 prime vs asus zenfone 3 max Which is the bestHi, it is impossible to compare a 5.0 phone with 5.5 phones. Xperia is a lot smaller phone then these two. Nevertheless, Asus has the worst processor out of 3 (S430 is about 30% behind).
Sony xperia xa1 vs samsung j7 prime vs asus zenfone 3 max
Which is the best
AnonD-666776, 04 May 2017Sony.. best design and quality in the world..Its a Sony:). I feel like not touching any other ... moreThanks for replying,yeahh i know sony is the best,before this i own a xperia m4 aqua, its good phone, buy from its launch till now still functioning even with few flaw and minor problems,so yeahh only sony for me..:)
L0lip0p, 04 May 2017Back camera is excellent front cam is ok, manual control is available but sadly no slow mo B... moreThanks for replying,its look like a good sign for this phone,even though no finger print and slow mo mode but its ok,not a major hassle for me..
the battery life is good (surprisingly, bcs of only 2300mAh). Sony optimizes the battery well on this device. thumbs up to Sony! i managed to get 5h 15m SoT with 33% left at the end of the day. didn't expect this :D
AnonD-600084, 04 May 2017Hello,i want to buy this phone,so i like to ask..
-how about the quality for camera,front and... moreBack camera is excellent front cam is ok, manual control is available but sadly no slow mo
Battery life cAn last a day with moderate use as pointed by other user
Display is good, loud speaker is very loud, louder than any sony devices to date, but mono
Performance should be typical sony, no lag
The phone has polycarbonate back and metal side like xa
Mediatek chipset makes his performance poor...I used it ...Facing issues lagging and heating...Plastic body is not good...
AnonD-600084, 04 May 2017Hello,i want to buy this phone,so i like to ask.. -how about the quality for camera,front and... moreSony.. best design and quality in the world..Its a Sony:). I feel like not touching any other mobile after using this..I feel a proud owner.
Hello,i want to buy this phone,so i like to ask..
-how about the quality for camera,front and back,does it has manual control and a slow mo mode?.
-how about battery?.one day lasting under moderate usage is ok for me,charging time?,
-how about screen,does it good enough?,and the speaker volume and quality(include with headphone)?
-how about performance?smooth no lag? And does it heat up easily?
-the build? Does it also have metal frame like previous xa or other else
sorry if i asking alot,it just i really interest with this beauty,thanks :)
I own white version, type G3121, single-SIM version. Beautiful phone! Beautifully designed, samsung A5 2015 looks like a girlish phone next to this Xperia. Best phone under 300EUR/USD on my opinion!!! I got mine for 250 EUR and it is best phone for this price. Do not fear screen resolution: screen is marvelous, one can not tell difference from full HD. Do not fear small battery!!! It has an above average stamina because of the superb processor: P20 chipset is just fantastic. It matches snapdragon 625, in some areas even surpasses S625. My previous phone was HTC M9. When compared to XA1, M9 is worst in every aspect but loudspeakers. M9 has just best dual loudspeakers out there (XA1 has a mono speaker). Also battery life is better with XA1 (2300 mAh) then with M9 (2840 mAh). Sony nailed it with this phone.
Areq, 03 May 2017The phone has 2 SIM card slots and a separate memory card slotDude, just read the specs. It depends on what variant you have:
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) - G3121, G3123, G3125
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - G3112, G3116
Hi I want to ask Is this phone good in all-round performance?
Does it support the installation of two SIM cards and a memory card?