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Sony Xperia XA

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA
Sony Xperia XA (Xperia Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super Vivid-Modus, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 8.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 200 GB, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, compass, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, DLNA, nano-SIM, USB-OTG, FM radio
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) Cat 4 (max. 50 Mbit/s upload, 150 Mbit/s download), SAR body: 0.473 W/kg, SAR head: 0.471 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 143.6 x 66.8 ( = 0.31 x 5.65 x 2.63 in)
Battery
8.7 Wh, 2300 mAh
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (autofocus f/2.0, 1080p video @ 30 fps)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (autofocus f/2.0, 1080p video @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker lower edge, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, USB cable, headset, Playstation, FM radio, Movie Creator, TrackID, Sketch, SwiftKey, AR Effect, Spotify, Facebook, Amazon Shopping, Xperia Lounge, Kobo eBooks, Sky Go, AVG Protection, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
300 EUR

 

Average Score: 69.77% - average
Average of 36 scores (from 60 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 69%, features: 69%, display: 73% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA

80.7% Sony Xperia XA Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Golden times? With its Xperia XA, Sony sends a new designer piece into the smartphone mid-range ring. Esthetes in particular should notice the slim lateral display bezel and the plain build right away. But are the inner values enough to keep the rivals at a distance?
70% An attractive phone that sadly doesn't hold much promise
Source: T Break English
I really wanted to like the Xperia XA, solely based on its looks. But once you look deeper you find a phone that while on the more affordable side of the spectrum, doesn’t offer up much in terms of performance. I’d much rather throw in a little bit more money and pick up one of Sony’s flagship phones, just so that I get better performance for what I’m paying for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 65% features: 80% workmanship: 85%
80% A pricy, pretty face
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
The Sony Xperia XA is an ‘OK’ phone that looks great but is simply priced too high for me to recommend it over the alternatives mentioned in this review. Listed at $249.99, it’s outperformed by devices checking in at least $50 cheaper that provide double the storage, a more robust design, and a longer list of features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Not Your Usual Xperia
Source: Unbox English
Our main pain point with Sony Xperia devices of the past has always been its price and with the Sony Xperia XA, you can really see how the Japanese brand tries to take the fight to the mid-ranged segment. It is a beautiful phone and the price is closer to other offerings in the market in the same range at Php 13,990. However, the dips in performance and other flaws are a little hard to ignore. A solid effort that dared to be different from previous Xperia smartphones, but it would pain us to fully recommend the XA without exploring other options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2016
The Beautifully flawed budget phone [REVIEW]
Source: G Style Magazine English
The Xperia XA is a really good budget phone. If you want to spend less than $300 and get a really good phone then I wouldn’t be mad at you if this phone was your choice. It has a lot going for it. Sturdy design, sleek, curved glass, bezel-less edges, great camera, lightweight. The XA also has some negatives. A screen only at 720p is a letdown, no remote play and shitty speakers. What do you really want for $279 dollars? Maybe you can get a little more from another phone. Maybe, but what that phone may do better than the XA it’ll be lacking in something else.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2016
50% Sony Xperia XA
Source: PC Mag English
For $280, the Sony Xperia XA just doesn't bring enough to the table to justify its price. Despite a high-quality build it suffers from sluggish performance, mediocre battery life, and a relatively low-resolution display. The Blu R1 HD gets you better performance and battery life for a fraction of the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Sony Xperia XA review
Source: Techradar English
A cute little phone with a big battery life problem and no other chart-topping features to make you forget that, the Sony Xperia XA is ultimately disappointing. There's now a lot of competition in this affordable mid-range area, and the Motorola Moto G4 really shows it up, with better performance in most areas and a much lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
The most stylish mid-ranger
Source: Laptop Media English
Sony Xperia XA is one of the most stylish smartphones on the market, and this is due to its ultra thin side bezels. It also has a 5-inch HD display, and even though you can find such screens in phones that are 50% cheaper, we can’t say that it is a drawback because it offers a good image detail, colors and viewing angles. Nonetheless, if we compare it to Xperia X, you will certainly notice a difference in this respect. What’s more, the battery life on this device is quite poor, but the quick charging and power saving modes seem to compensate for this to a certain extent.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2016
60% Sony Xperia XA review
Source: V3.co.uk English
We can say this: the XA comes off a lot better than the horribly disappointing Xperia X. Had Sony taken the best parts from each we might be in a different place today, but as it stands (and despite a few high points) the Xperia XA feels a little insignificant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia XA review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Unless you can get a particularly tasty offer, there are so many better options out there than the run-of-the-mill Sony Xperia XA. The screen is low-res, and the camera is slow and unreliable. Sony has kitted the XA out with only the minimum required spec in each area – something you simply cannot do any more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
40% Sony Xperia XA
Source: It Pro English
The Sony Xperia XA is a surprisingly bad phone with short battery life, disappointing performance and a questionable appearance. It’s not completely without merit - it has a respectably responsive touchscreen and a competent camera, but that’s not enough to make the XA worth buying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Sony Xperia XA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Ultimately, the Xperia XA's mediocre screen and diabolical battery life just aren't good enough to recommend it. Had Sony mashed the Xperia X and Xperia XA together, marrying the XA's edge-to-edge screen design and camera sensor with the X's more accurate display, faster processor and longer-lasting battery, it might have created a great smartphone. On their own, though, they both have too many flaws to make them good value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
55% Sony Xperia XA Review
Source: Phone Arena English
When you draw the line, the Sony Xperia XA appears to be nothing more than a good-looking affordable phone with little extraordinary above that. Apart from its looks and decent performance for most daily tasks, it’s really all downhill: the display has bluish, oversaturated colors and is not sharp enough, heavier tasks make the phone stutter, camera quality is uninspiring and battery life is below average. Lack of proper 4G LTE bands for the United States is also a downer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 55%
60% Where did the bezels go?
Source: PC Perspective English
In the end, you have to look at the opposition to set the Xperia XA in context, and right now it’s just too strong for this handset to stand out in any meaningful way. The Motorola Moto G4, king of the budget smartphones, is slicker, longer-lasting and costs much less. The OnePlus 2 is only £10 more expensive and is a much faster, more competent smartphone. By all means take your pick, but don't choose the Sony Xperia XA.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia XA Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Xperia XA is a cheap but not-so-cheerful cousin to the Xperia X, and while the gorgeous design promises a slick and affordable smartphone, the Xperia XA sadly loses out to similarly-priced rivals. It can certainly beat them for looks, but when it comes to smarts, as well as longevity, we would rather get our hands on the Moto G4 Plus instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia XA review
Source: GSM Arena English
Of Sony's 2016 offerings, the Xperia XA is the one that managed to get under our skin. It reminds us of the Xperia T, which sold us on a curved back, solely on the basis of aesthetics and ergonomics. The Xperia P too, which tried to prove that metal phones do belong in the midrange (back in 2012, long before it became commonplace). The XA is the narrowest phone with a 5" screen and even without calipers you can feel it when you handle the phone. Its proportions - width, thickness, weight - are just right and we're especially fond of the way the front and back neatly curve into the sides. This is the phone that makes all others feel chunky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2016

Foreign Reviews

80% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 88% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Sony Xperia XA
Source: c't - Heft 21/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
74% Ein X auf Abmagerungskur
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 83% performance: 86% features: 56% display: 89% mobility: 66%
Top in der Mittelklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2016
Sony Xperia XA
Source: eTest German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2016
Randlos in der Mittelklasse
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2016
88% Sony Xperia XA
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 91% features: 94% display: 87% mobility: 80%
64% Schlankes Design, schlanker Preis
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 64% features: 65%
Randloses Display
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Mehr als langweilige Mittelklasse?
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2016
Teure Mittelklasse im Hands-on & Benchmark-Test
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2016
85% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Computerbild - Heft 15/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
88% Sony Xperia XA im Test: Handschmeichler mit Klasse
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 80% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Fast schicker als das Topmodell
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2016
68% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Basic Tutorials - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
100% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Connect - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Sony Xperia XA
Source: e-media - Heft 08/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Ein Ziemlich Teurer Einstieg
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Sony Xperia XA
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2016
82% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Connect - Heft 08/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
74% der Mittelklasse-Einsteiger
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 73% display: 68% mobility: 68%
Xperia XA ist eine echte Schönheit
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2016
80% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XA: review de la nueva gama media japonesa
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% display: 75% mobility: 55% workmanship: 85%
75% Sony Xperia XA, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
82% Sony Xperia XA: analizamos en vídeo el pequeño y más bonito de la familia Xperia
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Prueba Sony Xperia XA: un gama media barato con buenas prestaciones
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price due to high performance; light weight; decent cameras. Negative: Plastic case; mediocre hardware; average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2016
73% Sony Xperia XA : Análise / Review em Português
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 65% performance: 75% display: 60% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
Sony Xperia XA: Análise Androidgeek
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good display and cameras; solid workmanship; decent speakers. Negative: Mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2016
Sony Xperia XA [Análise]
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent cameras. Negative: Mediocre hardware; average display; weak performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
60% Recensione Sony Xperia Xa: Bello, Veloce, Ma Per Poco Tempo
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Sony Xperia Xa Recensione: Un Inizio Che Costa Caro
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
65% Sony Xperia XA
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 60% performance: 65% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75%
Sony Xperia XA, la nostra recensione
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent speakers; good connectivity; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
Sony Xperia XA review: Mooi, klein, duur
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good performance; nice design. Negative: Unsupport waterproof; mediocre screen; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2016
Sony Xperia XA
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high resolution screen; quick launch camera. Negative: Overheat while using camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2016
60% Test Sony Xperia XA
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test Du Sony Xperia XA : Et Si C’Était Celui-Là…
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant and stylish design; good built quality; good screen. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2016
76% Wychyla się z szeregu: test smartfonu Sony Xperia XA
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 74%
Sony xperia xa - test i recenzja
Source: One Tech Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good design; high quality cameras; good display. Negative: Weak performance; unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Sony Xperia XA incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Positive: Frameless screen design; hybrid autofocus. Negative: Average display; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2016
Sony Xperia XA. Смартфон С Xaрактером.
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; slim size and lightweight; beautiful design. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2016
82% Sony Xperia XA – kráska s výbornou výdržou, ale slabým vnútrom
Source: Techbox SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Sony Xperia XA - dizajnom prekonáva funkčnú výbavu
Source: Fony.sk SK→EN
Positive: Elegant workmanship; good looking design; decent cameras; quick response. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; short battery life; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2016

Comment

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.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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.


69.77%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-07- 9 (Update: 2016-07- 9)