Sony has come up with a phablet sporting an amazing sets of cameras. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is the new addition which looks like a high-end device but is actually a mid-range device. This is basically a camera focussed device which comes with a great 16MP selfie camera and a 21MP rear camera. The massive 6-inch display makes it intresting for the people who love big displays. It looks very premium and is a very eye candy from the front.

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Sony Xperia XA Ultra Specifications

Key Specs Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Display 6.0 inches IPS
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Memory 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera 21 MP with LED flash
Video recording 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 16 MP
Battery 2700 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Waterproof No
Price INR 27,999


Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes packed in a very neat and sober looking box with the Xperia branding in the center and the Sony branding at the bottom. The box is white in color and there’s a X written in very light shade. The box is a little big but can be handled with one hand.

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Box Contents

Inside the box, it contains the following contents:

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  • Handset
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Charger

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Physical Overview

Even though it’s a big device, it looks amazing. The poly-carbonate back, metals edges, the 2.5D curved glass, the bezeless display makes the phone look absolutely gorgeous. The frame of the Xperia XA Ultra is made of aluminum and the device only weighs 202grams and is 8.4 mm thick.

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Basically if you like to use kind of heavy phones and a tough build then this one is for you. The phones really premium in hands due to the materials used.

Let us take a look at the phone from different angles.

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Front Top features a earpiece grill, Proximity, Ambient light Sensors and 16MP front camera with flash.

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On the front bottom there’s absolutely nothing. It has got on-screen navigation buttons like every other Xperia device.

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bottom part has got a speaker grill, micro-USB port and a hole for primary microphone.

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Top part consist of a 3.5mm headphone jack port and a secondary microphone for noise cancellation.

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On the leftmost, there is a SIM-card slot and a micro-SD card slot which are hidden under the flap.

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On the right side, there is power button, a voulme up and down button and a dedicated camera shutter button.


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Being a massive 6-inch phone, the full-HD resolution LCD display is obviously the one of the major highlight of this device. It has got a pixel density of 367ppi and offers a good experience in bright sunlight when the screen brightness is full. The screen is bigger, looks great for multimedia and the viewing angles are really good. Though Sony decided to use normal LCD IPS panel instead of Sony’s Triluminos panel like on the Xperia X lineup but overall it’s a nice display.

Camera Overview

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The Sony Xperia XA Ultra sports a 21.5MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 1/2.4″ sensor. On the front, it has got an 16MP camera with an f/2.0 lens and 1/2.6″ sensor, flash and optical image stabilization. It’s one of the best selfie camera among the new X series line-up. The front and the rear, both takes amazing shots in natural lighting condition with great detail and natural colors. The rear camera performance felt good whereas the front camera performance impressed us in every condition.

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Gaming Performance

Sony Xperia  XA Ultra has a MediaTek Helio P10 processor which is considered to be a decent processor when paired with 3GB of RAM. The basic and mid-level games were very smooth and lag-free and most high end games runs fine.


Sony Xperia XA Ultra has got a very premium build and a very good set of cameras. People who are looking for a great multimedia package with a bigger display and great camera will definitely going to love this phone.

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.