Sony launched its three new Xperia smartphones in India namely the Xperia X, XA and XA Ultra. In this article we are presenting a Hands on review for the Sony Xperia XA.

The phone comes with a decent 5 inch IPS LCD display and the price of the phone is fixed at Rs. 20,990. The Sony Xperia XA is the cheapest of the three. The phone is listed at the website and it will soon be available for pre-order. Let us take a closer look at the Sony Xperia XA.

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Key Specifications

Key SpecsSony Xperia XA
Display5 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6755
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Weight137 g
Price INR 20,990

Also See:Sony Xperia XA Ultra FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

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Physical Overview

With a display of 5 inch and 71.8% screen-to-body ratio, the Sony Xperia XA has a decent design that is not too big and not too small. The edges of the device are nicely curved to give it a smooth finishing. The phone has a 2.5D curved glass display that seamlessly meets the rounded frame. Its dimensions are 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9mm and it weighs just 137.4g. The phone will be available in four colors namely Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold and Rose Gold.

Let us take a look from different angles,

At the top there is a speaker grill, front camera and ambient & light sensor.IMG_20160529_154122

On the bottom three on screen capacitive buttonsIMG_20160529_154135

On the right side there is a volume rocker and the power key4

On the left side, the SIM and MicroSD card slots2

On the bottom edge is the USB type c port, loudspeaker and primary mic5

Audio jack on the Top3

Display Overview

The Sony Xperia XA has a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294 ppi. The display has a color depth of 16M colors and supports multi touch up to four fingers. Xperia XA’s display stretches the full width of the phone so there’s barely a frame visible. The phone also has nice viewing angles and color saturation. Even at a 720 p display it gives a high end feel because of the amazing details.IMG_20160529_154009

Camera Overview

The Sony Xperia XA is equipped with a 13 MP Rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile sensor, 1/3” sensor size and Hybrid Auto-Focus. The Phone comes with a quick launch camera button so that you never miss out on anything. The camera features a HDR photo mode and 5X Image Zoom.IMG_20160529_154111

The front has a 8 MP shooter with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor, 88 degree wide angle lens and Auto-focus.  The front camera features a HDR mode and low light sensors.

Price & Availability

The Sony Xperia XA is listed on the company’s website but is not yet available for pre-order (at the time of writing this). The phone is priced at Rs. 20,990 and it will soon be available for pre order. The phone will come in four colors namely Graphite Black, White, Lime Gold and Rose Gold.

Conclusion

The Sony Xperia XA has all the good looks, the phone is very thin and light, thus it can be easily handled. Despite a 720p resolution the display is good and 2.5D glass adds to its beauty. The phone is equipped with a nice hardware for a mid ranged phone and it comes with the latest Marshmallow OS. Although you can wait for some price cuts, but still it is a phone you should take into consideration while buying a new one.

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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.