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Sony Xperia XA FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Sony announced a bunch of new member of X-series devices. The new Sony Xperia  X launched with Xperia X and Xperia XA Ultra. It comes under mid-range segment devices. This new Xperia device comes with a plastic body construction but the design looks very eye candy. it has a slightly curved glass edges from the front with almost bezel-less like design, and a white matte-plastic on the back. Overall the phone looks attractive. This phone comes at a price of 20,990 INR.


It runs on a Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core chipset alongwith 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It sports a 13MP rear and a 8MP front camera. It runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. And to power it up, it has a 2300mah capacity of battery.

Xperia XA Pros

  • Premium Design
  • 13 MP main camera with PDAF, LED flash
  • 8 MP front camera , 1080p
  • Expandable storage up to 200GB
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • NFC
  • Handy
  • 0.6sec launch focus and capture in a single check
  • Low light selfie with wide angle
  • Predictive Hybrid autofocus

Xperia XA Cons

  • Helio P10 processor
  • Only 2GB of RAM
  • Only HD (720p) Display
  • No OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Only 16 GB of internal storage
  • Expensive

Xperia XA Quick Specifications

Key Specs Xperia XA
Display 5-inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution HD (720×1080)
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 8 cores x 1.8 GHz
Chipset Mediatek Helio P10
Memory 2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP with LED flash, PDAF autofocus
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual-SIM
Waterproof No
Weight 137.4 gms
Price  20,990 INR

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer-  Even though Xperia XA is made up of plastic, it looks appealing to the eyes. The bezel less side frames gives it a sophisticated appearance. It looks like a regular Xperia phone with a matte plastic on the back. The omni balance design has been carried to this new phone and the phones feel light and small. Obviously it isn’t as premium as the metal phones, but it isn’t bad either.

Question- Does the Xperia XA Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion which is expandable up-to 200GB.

Question- Does the Xperia XA Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both supports Nano-SIM cards

Question- Does the Xperia XA Have Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer- No, the Xperia X comes with Scratch-resistant glass.

Question-What are the dimensions ?

Answer- The dimensions are 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm.

Question- What is the SoC used in Xperia X?

Answer- It comes with Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core processor

Question- How is the Display of the Xperia XA?

Answer- The Xperia XA comes with a 5 inch HD display with 294ppi. Despite of low resolution, the display look quite vibrant.

Question- Does the Xperia XA Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it does supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on the phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Xperia UI on top

Question- Does it has a physical button or an on-screen button?

Answer- Like every other Sony device this one comes too with an On-screen set of buttons.

Question- Does it come with a Fingerprint sensor? How good or bad is it?

Answer- Sadly there’s no any fingerprint sensor

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Xperia XA?

Answer- Yes, the Xperia X comes with Quick Charge support.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- Does the Xperia XA offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, it themes are available (free and paid both).

Question- Does it support single handed UI?

Answer- No, it doesn’t have an option to switch to one handed user interface.

Question- Does it comes with USB Type-C ?

Answer- Yes, it comes with USB Type-C.

Question- Does it has Gyroscope sensor?

Answer- No, it doesn’t.

Question- Is it waterproof?

Answer- Sadly it isn’t waterproof.

Question- Does it have NFC?

Answer- Yes, it has NFC.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Xperia XA?

Answer– White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold variants are available for purchase.

Question- Can we set the display color temperature on Xperia XA?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature between two modes.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Xperia XA?


Answer- On the paper it seems like a regular 13MP camera, but it’s quite nice camera and has some great features. The 1/3 inch Sony Exmor lens improves image stabilization. The camera  has a new “Hybrid Auto Focus and Object Tracking” feature. It focus faster and predicts motions intelligently.

Question- Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) ?

Answer- No, it doesn’t has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Xperia XA?

Answer- Yes, it has a Stamina mode to save the power.

Question- Is there any dedicated camera shutter button in the Xperia XA?

Answer- Yes, it has a dedicated camera shutter button.

Question- What is the Weight of Xperia XA?

Answer- It weighs 137 grams.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- We are yet to confirm that.

Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- It comes bottom firing single speaker and is lound enough.

Question- Does It Support Tap to Wake?

Answer- No,  it doesn’t support tap to wake.

Question- Does Xperia XA Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any heating issues in our time with the phone.

Question- Can the Xperia XA be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


The slim bezels, the 13MP hybrid autofocus camera, lovely design and other set of features looks to be a fine combination, but doesn’t appear to have any standout feature. We would have loved to see some better specs like a good processor (like Helio x10 or Snapdragon 650), at least 3GB of RAM, 32GB of memory and a Full-HD display.  We weren’t convinced that this will be enough to stand this phone in the competition where we already have phones with some good set of specs.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.