Sony Xperia XA

Sony announced its new X range of devices at the Mobile World Congress yesterday. This new range of devices consists of the new Xperia XA. Sony is aiming at the upper mid-range with this new device. It comes with a more angular design and single color for a much better look and feel. It comes with a 5 inch display, so if you are among those people who want good specs with a decent sized display, the Xperia XA could be for you.

Sony Xperia XA

Sony Xperia XA Specifications

KEY SPECS Sony Xperia XA
Display 5.0-inch, IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Processor Octa-Core processor
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Memory 2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera 13 MP with LED flash
Video recording 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
NFC Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Waterproof No
Weight 137 gms
Price TBA

Sony Xperia XA Competition

The Sony Xperia XA will be competing with the just announced Gionee S8, Yu Yutopia and the Redmi Note 3.

Sony Xperia XA Photo Gallery

Sony Xperia XA Key Features

Design

The Sony Xperia XA boasts of a good design and attention to detail. Sony has so far been using sharp angles for its Xperia smartphones, but with the new Xperia X range, the edges are curved. Thanks to this, holding the phone in hands will be a more pleasant experience.

Other than that, the Xperia XA sees a reduction in the bezel compared to any other Xperia smartphone. Despite using plastic, Sony has maintained high quality. The construction is gapless, so the Xperia XA should be a lot more sturdier than its costlier siblings.

Display

The Xperia XA comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD display. Though Sony’s focus with this device is lower costs, the company has not compromised on the display quality. As a result, even with the lower resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, the Xperia XA’s display looks great. The viewing angles are also excellent, so you are going to enjoy using the phone in most conditions – its lower price notwithstanding.

Sony Xperia XA User Queries And Answers

Question: What are different variants of Sony Xperia XA available?

Answer: Sony Xperia XA will be available in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold coloured variants.

Question: How is the design and build quality?

Answer: Sony has ensured that the build quality and design of the Xperia XA are top notch. It comes in four colours and with its new tone-on-tone approach, you will find that the Xperia XA looks like it has been made from a single sheet of plastic throughout the front and the back.

Even though it comes with a plastic shell, the Xperia XA has been constructed with nearly zero gaps. In simple words, this means that the device will be sturdier than other plastic devices, since the breakage points are almost non-existent.

Question: Does it have Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer: No, it comes with scratch-resistant glass.

Question: Which OS version runs on Sony Xperia XA?

Answer: It comes Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with Sony’s custom skin on top.

Question: Does it have a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions and weight?

Answer: The dimensions are 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm and weight is 137.4 grams.

Question: What is the SoC used in Sony Xperia XA?

Answer: It comes with 2 GHz MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor.

Question: How about Sony Xperia XA display?

Answer: Sony Xperia XA comes with a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display panel. The pixel density of the screen is ~294 PPI.

Question: Does it support Dual SIM connectivity?

Answer: Yes it supports dual micro SIM with dual stand-by.

Question: Is there a micro SD card slot?

Answer: Yes, there is a dedicated slot for memory expansion up to 200 GB.

Question: Does the Sony Xperia XA support Quick Charging?

Answer: No, the phone does not support fast charging.

Conclusion

The Xperia XA is a fresh new take from Sony in the budget smartphone segment. So far, high prices have plagued Sony’s fortunes in this category. Apart from that, little to no marketing and outdated specs have hampered the company’s sales figures as well. However, with the Xperia XA, Sony has announced that it is ready to take the competition head on. A high quality design, display and build, a fast octa-core processor, a good camera etc hint at an entry in the upper mid-range for Sony. Once Sony launches the phone in India, we can say a bit more about the real life performance and rate it depending on the price.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.