I've had this phone for 4 months now. I have a feeling I could have done much better. I bought it in Canada, so the price was still very high. The most annoying feature is the low battery. It needs to be charged at least once a day unless it is completely idle. It I use a demanding function, like tracking a jog with GPS while listening to music, I lose half the battery. Also, the two times that I didn't manage to charge it before it went to zero, the phone lost it's back light, and I had to send it in for repairs. With my carrier, all Sony's have to be sent to a designated SONY repair centre, and both times it took 6 weeks to get my phone back. I find that with my carrier Freedom (wind) mobile, the reception is very bad when I'm in a valley, or my basement apartment, so I cannot use the phone's data while I'm at home. The picture quality is very nice, except in low light where everything is cast in a red light. The phone is so pretty as well, I love the speaker volume, and although sometimes the web apps can be slow, the non-data using apps always work well. Overall, I'd try something different next time, but this one will do for now.
LuisM, 13 Feb 2017How about in the low light sir, is the quality of the image still good?In general, it was awesome, in lowlights specifically I don't remember :(.
Why don't you go to YouTube, you find million review there.
LuisM, 13 Feb 2017How about in the low light sir, is the quality of the image still good?Ali Bashir doesn't own this phone, so you are asking the wrong person. He owns a Z3 only. But he is in every Sony forum acting like a owner.
JEFFERSON, 10 Feb 2017if i were in your shoe try to pick the xa ultra it han an insane specs and a really good quali... moreI had a problem with my camera, especially in the low light. What are the settings of your camera? It might be helpful to me, thanks in advance.
How about in the low light sir, is the quality of the image still good?
Anonymous, 10 Feb 2017XA ULTRA is Third category fone. Worst fone ever in my life. Sold it within 20 days of purchas... moreNot surprised you sold it in 20 days,any phone or most of them need at least 2-3 weeks to settle down,that means to update OS,apps and so on.Sure CPU first month work hard(overheating effect),plus you enable every thing,BT,WI FI,data+youtube,music just to try it.That phone is not flagship one,but come out with really good specs and affordable price,so use it wise and it will thank you with great experience.
Amazing fon.. You will never regret onea you own one.. Before im a fan of samsung because of the battery isues. This is my 1st time buying a sony fon. I super love it.. My next fon will definetly a sony..
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2017i need to get a new sony phone and i was considering either this or the z3+ any advice I had been using Z3+ until it recently got stolen. I got another phone as replacement and trust me when i say, I miss my Z3+ a lot. I've been looking or a phone in that price bracket for quite a few days now and have not had much success. Z3+, even though a little low on the screen brightness scale, offered an amazing 20.5 MP primary camera and a very powerful 5 MP front camera. Because I am fond of phone photography, I was very satisfied with the specs this phone offered. The screen resolution was great, display was fine, even though the reds were a little muted. The pictures were clear and crisp, with amazing inbuilt filters and other options. Other than that, the storage was great, RAM was great. The phone ran smoothly, without giving me any trouble as far as the speed and operating the phone in general is concerned. Sure, it did heat up quite a lot, sometimes too quickly with gaming but it cooled down equally fast. The battery life a decent,lasted me more than half a day after moderate usage. The battery saver mode allow for battery life extension. Even when the battery drained quicker than I expected, the turbo charger made foe quick recharging. However, I would have appreciated a stronger battery. The UI was beautiful, with a lot of essential pre-installed apps. The phone, because of its dual glass panel, was a little slippery but the in-hand feel was beautiful. The glass was sturdy and did not damage itself even after I had dropped it a few times. Personally, I would recommend the phone based on my experience with it. I too am thinking of buying the same phone again. There's no such thing as a perfect phone but this one got as close as it could get. The pros outdid the cons. I don't know what the various experts would advice you to do, but as a commoner using the phone, I really liked it. :)
XA ULTRA is Third category fone. Worst fone ever in my life. Sold it within 20 days of purchase with loss. It was over heating, all d applications were not supported and unfortunately application doesnot support while opening gallery also. Battery drains very quickly. A9 pro is superb fone.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2017i need to get a new sony phone and i was considering either this or the z3+ any advice if i were in your shoe try to pick the xa ultra it han an insane specs and a really good quality when it comes to the camera and for a really reasonable price
i need to get a new sony phone and i was considering either this or the z3+ any advice
hey I bought a sony xa ultra and also bought a sd card but I cant program the phone that all new info of apps go into the sd card
I have been a Sony phone user for over 10 years. I reckoned that the main problem of Sony products is either the Touch Screen Sensor problem overtime and the speakers. Camera and sound quality has always been fantastic. But The Screen touch is so annoying.
I am facing with overheating problem. I given the mobile to service center they updated software but still problem not rectified.
LuisM, 09 Feb 2017I have no case, sir, I think the problem is the led flash. I compared my two unit, the xperia ... moreGet it to service, i have tested the camera of this smartphone, it is fantastic, i don't know why reviewers spots the lights only on the selfy camera, the primary also is awesome.
Ali Bashir, 08 Feb 2017Release the smartphone from the case then try another shot again with flashlight.I have no case, sir, I think the problem is the led flash. I compared my two unit, the xperia M2 has whiter flash and the xa ultra has reddish flash. I don't know why it has a case like that.