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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 367 PPI, Capacitive, 4 fingers, IPS, Scratch-resistant glass (> 9H), glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 32GB or 64GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM GPRS/EDGE, UMTS HSPA+, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 165 x 79 ( = 0.32 x 6.5 x 3.11 in)
Battery
2700 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 12 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 13 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 700 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 650 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Low-light photo: ISO 6400, Hybrid Autofocus
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix 1/2.6" Exmor R for mobile™ for mobile image sensor, 23mm wide-angle lens F2.0, OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser), Low-light photo: up to ISO 6400, Smart Selfie Flash
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, Style Cover Stand SCSG40, Quick Charger UCH12W, Bluetooth® Headset with Speaker SBH56
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.64% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 83% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review – World of Wow
Source: Phone World English
The device SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra is packed with good features and mainly this device is for big-screen lovers because it has 6 inches’ screen size. It has performed well in every section but its battery has disappoint us and the price is too high as compare to other brands. Sony should look at the prices if they want good response from users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2017
75% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review: A perfect phone for Netflix binge sessions and selfies
Source: India Today English
There is no denying it. At around Rs 29,000, (on e-commerce websites) the Xperia XA1 Ultra is a niche smartphone for a certain subset of users who want a device geared towards multimedia with great cameras. Smartphones like the Honor 8 Pro and OnePlus 3T offer a better overall package and better specifications for more or less the same cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
69% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you can get past the lack of a fingerprint sensor, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is a dependable smartphone for big-screen phone lovers. It's just not the best value for your money at nearly Rs. 30,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 69%
70% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xperia XA1 Ultra is a big screen device aimed at people specifically looking for a phablet for entertainment purposes. Its big bezel-less display is ideal for watching content and playing games but could have done with some stereo speakers. We like how Sony has tuned the Helio P20 chip and the Xperia UI to deliver good battery backup but the lack of a fingerprint scanner and 4K video recording are two of the major drawbacks of this smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony XA1 Ultra review: Only the camera clicks, the rest could have been better
Source: Gadget Show English
To sum it up, if you're looking for a smartphone with good camera and display then XA1 Ultra will not disappoint you. But in case you are looking for a complete package, there are other options you can choose from in the same price segment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Source: Tech Smart English
The XA1 Ultra (32 GB) will cost you around R8k depending on the retailer (spotted on Takealot for R7 999) here in South Africa. That's a tad expensive when it comes to the upper mid-range market, but for that price you'll get a screen that's on-trend, a solid camera and an array of specifications to ensure a bit of technological longevity for your purchase. Or more precisely, long enough to see you through your 24-month contract.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra – Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is available exclusively through Vodafone, with plans starting from $45 per month with 2GB data with unlimited calls, text and MMS included. You can check out the Vodafone Australia website to have a look at what plans the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review
Source: Yugatech English
It’s hard not to consider the Xperia XA1 Ultra when looking for a smartphone with a big screen real estate. You would be hard pressed not to be impressed by its slim design, capable shooters, stellar battery life, large RAM and storage, and having Android Nougat out of the box. The Xperia XA1 sits dangerously at a price point where competitors could offer a better price to performance device. Its biggest disadvantage, aside from price, is its year old Helios P20 processor. The Xperia XA1 Ultra is available at Widget City for Php24,000. See listing here. The official local SRP is at Php 21,990.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review: Mid-range Phablet That Could Pass For A Flagship
Source: iTech Post English
Unlike the flagship Xperia XZ Premium which can be pre-ordered through the Sony website right now, those interested in the Xperia XA1 Ultra will have to wait until June 12 before they can pre-order the phablet, as reported by Phone Arena. It will then be available online on June 21 before dropping in stores on July 2. The company has yet to announce the price of the mid-range phablet but the Sony Xperia A1 Ultra is expected t cost around $400.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review
Source: GSM Arena English
Six-inchers are few and far between. They are far from the established sweet spot for screen size in most markets. We've definitely seen the segment pick up in the last year across various manufacturers portfolios but the fact remains that phones this big remain a niche product for now. Regardless of how tastes evolve, it is always a good time for us when a Sony Xperia Ultra comes our way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2017
70% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review
Source: Phone Arena English
When compared side by side with its smaller sibling – the Xperia XA1 – the XA1 Ultra almost looks a bit tacky. It’s like if Sony wondered how to make a more premium-looking mid-ranger, but the only ideas they had were “make it bigger” and “put some metal on it”. And neither of these decisions do it much favor, immediately drawing attention to design problems the smaller model’s body did a much better job of hiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
I liked what I saw of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, which seems to be making a hard play for big-screen fans who don’t want to pay flagship prices. We’ll see how much longer Sony continues to play in the mid-range phone space with such fierce competition from OnePlus and Huawei, but things are looking positive for 2017 at least.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony should at least be given credit for trying something different, but this doesn’t feel like a phone that's suited to many people. In fact, its market is probably very niche. Having a generous screen size is great, but some of the other specs are a little odd. The big question is: will that tiny battery really last the day? Unfortunately, I’m not convinced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony's Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra might not be flagship devices, but their edge-to-edge displays are great. So much so that we'd love to have seen them on both the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium. Just imagine how fabulous a 4K HDR edge-to-edge display could be.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra Hands-on: A look at Sony’s mid-range phones
Source: Mobile Syrup English
If last year’s rollout is any indication, only certain carriers will choose to take these two phones on. The Xperia ZX Premium and Xperia ZXs will get more attention from the Big 3, whereas flanker brands and regional providers are more likely to look at these mid-range devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra hands-on!
Source: Android Authority English
In terms of release and pricing, Sony has announced that the XA1 will begin to go on sale on May 1, 2017 through retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and much more, for the price of $299.99. That’s not too shabby when you think about it, but we’re curious to see where they place the XA1 Ultra later on in late spring. We’re hoping to see it under $500 at the very least, just because anything more than that, it’ll be competing against other giants in the premium space.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2017

Foreign Reviews

92% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra im Test: Tolle Selfies, riesiger Bildschirm
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 97% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2017
Sonys große Mittelklasse
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra der hochgewachsene Zwilling
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2017
72% Charmedefensive in der Mittelklasse
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
Sony Xperia Xa1 Und XA1 Ultra
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Analise Xperia XA1 Ultra: O gigante de gama média da Sony
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2017
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra as primeiras impressões
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High performance; solid workmanship; memory card slot; good selfie camera. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2017
Smartphone Sony Xperia Xa1 Ultra - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra: la recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice selfie camera; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
80% Test Du Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra : La Taille Compte ?
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
60% [TEST] Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Source: Mobi France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test du Xperia XA1 : le borderless selon Sony au goût d’inachevé
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Recenzja Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. Duży smartfon, duże możliwości?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221)- najlepsza z największych!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good display; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2017
80% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra - Симпатичный и приятный смартфон
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Смартфон Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Large screen; good selfie camera; powerful processor; quick charge; fashionable design. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; short battery life; unsupport waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2017
77% Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra - smartphone màn hình lớn, pin tốt
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
72% Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia XA1 Ultra: Đúng nghĩa phiên bản phóng to của XA1
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
Dùng thử Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra giá 8,9 triệu tại VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice cameras; excellent display; great built quality; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre design; low autonomy; unsupported waterproof; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2017
Mở hộp Xperia XA1 Ultra: Dành cho người thích thiết kế đẹp, màn hình to
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; large screen; good cameras; decent hardware; quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2017
Trên tay Xperia XA1 Ultra: Món quà cho người thích màn hình lớn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; long battery life; good display; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2017
Mở hộp Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra RAM 4G, camera 23 MP giá 8 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; decent cameras; good price; beautiful design. Negative: No fingerprint sensor; unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Trên tay Sony XA1 và XA1 Ultra: nhiều tính năng cao cấp giá tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; compact size; decent cameras.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017

Comment

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Helio P20 MT6757: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.6 LTE modem.» 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.
0.188 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.


73.64%: 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, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)