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Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony Xperia XA Ultra (Xperia Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
202 g ( = 7.13 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 68%, features: 73%, display: 86% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Review: Phone Shines With 21MP Camera & 6-inch HD Display
Source: Mobile and Apps English
Summing up, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is really not a budget phone with its ultimate camera and huge display. Though we are disappointed with RAM, the processor is very powerful. Additionally, it will become more usable after Nougat 7.0 update.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2016
The familiar power and style but in different size
Source: Laptop Media English
Xperia XA Ultra will definitely appeal to selfie fans with its 16MP front camera accompanied by an LED flash, Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and even OIS. All this is a significant prerequisite for awesome selfies, even at low light. If you are still wondering whether a 6-inch model is too big, we can add that it has almost no side screen bezels, and its profile is relatively thin (8.4 mm). Undoubtedly, all these features contribute to the better grip (if we can call it so). The smartphone does not excell in terms of battery, as the component may have been bigger, but the quick charging feature and power saving modes can compesnate for this to a certain extent.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2016
75% Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Source: T Break English
Packed with decent power, a surprisingly good battery life and a great front camera, I would recommend the Sony Xperia XA Ultra to anyone who is on the lookout for a decent phone within a tight budget. Just trust us and dont opt for the Lime Gold color scheme. Go for the black, white or even silver.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 65% features: 65% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia XA Ultra Quick Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Xperia XA Ultra sets a good balance of beauty and performance. It’s got its own share of hits and misses, though more of the former than the latter. The improved design, generous display size and intriguing selfie camera will attract a lot of Sony fans.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2016
Bigger Screen, Better Performance?
Source: Unbox English
You’ve always let us know loud and clear what you guys thought about the pricing on Sony smartphones. The Xperia XA Ultra comes in at Php 19,990 and we can’t imagine that the lot of you will be happy with the price tag, but it is priced competitively against other mid-range, big-screen phones in the market . The 6-inch mid-ranged phablet makes a compelling case for itself and could merit some consideration if it’s within your budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2016
High on camera specs, battery life
Source: The Indian Express English
I usually think Sony phones are a bit overpriced, like most of big brands out there. However, the Xperia XA Ultra seems a value buy for those who consider the camera, screen and battery as their main priorities. There might be other phones that do better on sheer performance in this range, but they would have had to cut corners on the other three fronts. Sony might just be able to tap into a niche market here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2016
Sony Xperia XA Ultra review
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony almost seems uncomfortable with how good its midrange offerings are. Yes, the Xperia Z series was awesome, but it's gone now and the Xperia X got a lukewarm reception. Yet Sony keeps putting up the image of a premium maker, with the low and midrange almost as an afterthought. Well, we loved the Xperia XA looks (much more than we did the X) and we've grown quite fond of the Xperia XA Ultra too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2016
75% Sony Xperia XA Ultra Review
Source: Phone Arena English
So far with the Xperia X line, Sony has demonstrated great insensitivity to market realities—realities that doomed pretty much the entire line before it was even ready for game time. Perhaps not dead on arrival, but close. This makes the Xperia XA Ultra all the more of a pleasant surprise, as it's the one device from the new series that is positioned in a price tier that is neither overcrowded, nor incredibly competitive. So long as you're looking for a reaaally big smartphone, there are very few contenders for the Ultra's crown in the $350 to $400 bracket—and even beyond that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia XA Ultra hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra doesn't have a main camera, it has two main cameras. But not in the way the Huawei P9 has two cameras on the back, no. The Xperia XA Ultra has a main camera on the back, and another main camera up front. And looking at the specsheet, we can see how this may be right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2016
Hands on: Sony Xperia XA Ultra review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is a phone that will live and die by its price - there's clearly a new wave of handsets coming from the Japanese brand under the 'X' moniker, and this is the big-screen, youth-oriented model that would previously have sat in the 'C' or 'M' lines. Whether this replaces those ranges or sits alongside remains to be seen - but without things like the USB Type C connector that's coming in a lot of flagship phones, there's definitely room for improvement here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2016
مميزات و عيوب موبايل سوني اكسبيريا اكس ايه الترا
Source: Review Zat English
يعتبر موبايل سوني اكس ايه الترا افضل موبايل "سيلفي" اطلقته شركة سوني حتى الان و افضل موبايل لتصوير سيلفي متوفر حالياً في الاسواق، حيث يأتي الموبايل بكاميرا امامية 16 ميجابكسل بتقنية OIS لتثبيت الصور ، تابع معنا للتعرف على أهم مميزات و عيوب موبايل سوني XA
Positive: Good cameras; large screen; decent hardware; excellent display. Negative: Short battery life; no fingerprint sensor; unsupport waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2016

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia XA Ultra [Análise]
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good performance; quality cameras; waterproof; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
83% Recensione Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Source: Megapk Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85%
60% Sony Xperia Xa Ultra Recensione: Fotocamera Nella Media E Batteria Performante
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Recensione Sony Xperia XA Ultra: quando grosso è bello
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 78% display: 87% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 65%
Prise en main du Sony Xperia XA Ultra : de bonnes intentions, mais une ambition pas toujours assumée
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent cameras; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2016
Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia XA Ultra (F3212) – WIELKI potencjał, ale i DUŻY fotograficzny poślizg
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; decent performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2016
73% Sony Xperia XA Ultra Özellikleri İnceleme
Source: Webriyota.com TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% mobility: 35% workmanship: 95%
Обзор Sony Xperia XA Ultra: мастер ночного автопортрета
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; large screen; decent cameras; useful NFC interface; support fast charge. Negative: Average hardware; short battery life; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Sony Xperia XA Ultra - Обзор фаблета для любителей селфи
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: Large screen; beautiful design; quality display. Negative: Mediocre cameras; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2016
Recenze Sony Xperia XA Ultra: kyklop bez konkurence
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Elegant appearance; good design; small size. Negative: Relatively heavy weight; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2016

Comment

Model: The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is a smartphone with high-end hardware specification for heavy users. It features a 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 octa core CPU with Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. Its MicroSD dedicated card slot supports up to 256GB external memory. Its 6.0 inch capacitive IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density) supports multi-touch input with up to 4 fingers and is protected by scratch-resistant glass.

For camera, it features a 21.5 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.4" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama function, which is capable to capture 1080p videos at 30 fps with HDR. The secondary 16 MP camera with 1/2.6" sensor size, autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash is capable of recording 1080p videos, too. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra features a non-removable lithium ion battery rated at 2700 mAh, which delivers up to 708 hours stand-by time, up to 12 hours talktime on 3G and up to 65 hours music playback. For wireless connectivity, it features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC and FM Radio.

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.202 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


74.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-06- 1 (Update: 2016-06- 1)