GSM Review: "The side bezels, on the other hand, are probably among the slimmest in Sony's Xperia lineup. It's bewildering why Sony wouldn't trim them on its more expensive phones in a similar manner, but we're sure they have their reasons."
Answer: Because Sony customers keep having to return the XA1 models for repairs. Shame on them for putting these phones out to market with these horrible screen flaws.
rohiexa , 26 Oct 2017which one better, sony xperia xa1, xa ultra or xa plus? please help me make decision...Just go blindly for the XA1 Plus, I bought it if last week (the blue version) it's a head turner, massive battery life, gorgeous screen for watching movies and playing games, superb camera the same which is there on the Z5, super loud speaker sound (although it has mono speaker). It's cheaper than any of the Sony phones at this size.
rohiexa , 26 Oct 2017which one better, sony xperia xa1, xa ultra or xa plus? please help me make decision...Xa1 plus is the best.
The external speaker's voice is very very low and its quality is very poor. You cant even hear the loud voice when music is being played or a movie. Not expected from such an expensive xperia phone. The tempered glass does not connect well on its edge to edge screen and results in touch problem. The battery drains quickly with Internet usage or shareit. Rest every this is great.
which one better, sony xperia xa1, xa ultra or xa plus? please help me make decision...
Danny, 09 Oct 2017I bought xa1 ultra from freedom, after a month I got touch screen problem. Dont buy this crapWhat's the problem
Yeah... Finally I bought this mobile yesterday. I got the pink one. OMG, its very huge but cute mobile. Just love it. Like everyone, I was little worry with the battery capacity. But it's doing good. About the fingerprint, it's not big problem for me. The cameras r very nice especially the front camera. It's 16 mp with flash. With the hand sensor, to take selfy picture just so easy. No need to put the timer shoot. You just make up ur hand, the camera will detect it then action n the camera will shoot by it self. It is just so perfect huge cute mobile.
I have been contemplating whether to get this or the J7 Pro or J7 Plus of Samsung. I decided to get this one and it's a GOOD decision. I just bought this phone last week and everyone who is complaining about the battery, Sony's Qnovo technology is awesome. I don't turn off my mobile data every time I go out since I have unlimited data plan and my usual activity would be an hour of browsing, an hour or two of messaging, streaming videos and music for an average of 2 hours (overall about 4-5 hours of use with about 5 hours idle) and guess what, from 70% charge and after 10 hours of no charging, I went home with 30% battery left on the phone and streamed videos for another 1.5 hours before it reached 15%. Charging is indeed fast, only 30 minutes or less to reach 50%. Screen size is awesome for watching videos and playing games. My only complain about this phone is that the screen or display makes everything looked a bit washed out or too much exposure but that's okay with me. Yes it is big to fit in a small pocket but I don't mind. I also don't care that it does not have fingerprint sensor. I've been using my Xperia Z2 for more than 3 years and I survived not having a fingerprint sensor. I can easily use this phone with one hand even though it actually has an option for one-hand use and I am not a tall or huge person at all. 4gb RAM, 64gb ROM, great battery performance, 23mp rear cam, 16mp front cam for less than 400 euros, octa core processor and upgrade-able to Oreo, dual SIM slots with dedicated micro SD slot. Plus this is SONY not just any brand. Good camera and speakers. Not AWESOME but GOOD for its price! I'll be honest and say that my Z2 has better camera but hey, it's technically a more expensive and premium phone even though it's older. This is a GREAT deal! Plus mine came with a 2 year warranty that includes accidental damage. If you want a smaller, cheaper phone, go for the XA1. I've tried it from my colleague who owns one and it's also AWESOME for its price.
I need your opinion users. I want to replace my phone c5 ultra to XA1 ultra.. so should I replace it? I have doubt about battery life of this phone why only 2700 MAH battery with this beautiful device with huge 6 inches display. and also no finger sensor.
Rosh, 15 Oct 2017Wow! Thank you for a very thorough review. I had the same thoughts as you. Quality has a price... moreAll he was saying was true.I own my Xperia XA1 Ultra almost 3 months and it was awesome in terms of quality, appearance and most of all the battery life.Good job Sony.
After nexus looks bad. Camera sucks gps too. Has good battery fits my needs, but for price... I dont know is it worth it
AnonD-682910, 10 Oct 2017Im really surprised with the battery performance. I've owned it for 4 months now and have to s... moreMan. I was going to read more reviews, as I am looking forward to buy one. But I quit reading now after your review. Thanks. Made me so much more committed to it.
i chosen this mobile phone to buy but after 2 days its started to hang, volumes are not working and pictures are not shown and im so very very disappointed about this expirience
AnonD-682910, 10 Oct 2017Im really surprised with the battery performance. I've owned it for 4 months now and have to s... moreWow! Thank you for a very thorough review. I had the same thoughts as you. Quality has a price, that's why I love Sony Xperia! They dont compromise their quality.
AnonD-682910, 10 Oct 2017Im really surprised with the battery performance. I've owned it for 4 months now and have to s... moreBro I really like this mid range smart phone
I have an question GTA San Andreas will play on this device smoothly
XA1 ULTRA. 😍
Amazing camera, great sound, and battery is OK. I'm a heavy user, so I can get only 20hrs max battery life. Except this, everything is amazing in XA1 ULTRA.
chris, 13 Oct 2017Its just LG v10 or xa1 ultra for me...if I'm to choose between fingerprint scanner or bootloop... moreXA1 plus is a very good phone in terms of price and performance. It has everything you want in a smartphone.
AnonD-481725, 12 Oct 2017The lack of the fingerprint scanner is no issue for you? Close your eyes and go for the xa1 ultra. Its just LG v10 or xa1 ultra for me...if I'm to choose between fingerprint scanner or bootloop issues I'll go for non bootloop issue. If I'm to choose between xa1 ultra or xa1 plus then definitely xa1 plus for me because of the FPS and better battery life. But its not available for purchase yet in our country.
As simple as that.
And I never said that I don't need a fingerprint scanner.
I was torn between XA1 ultra and XA1 plus, tried both the phones at a store and ended up buying the XA1 plus both are good phones but ultra being too big, also fingerprint sensor and bigger battery was also a plus point. Got the blue color which looks stunning although the phone weighs about 190 gms but doesn't feel heavy at all, camera is really good and touch is highly responsive. Got Sony stereo headphones free with the phone alonwith the normal headphones in the box, all in all a great phone.