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Sony Xperia XA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Sony Xperia XA. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the sound and battery.

design, performance, screen, size, price

camera, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia XA (graphite black)


The XA will set you back $280 in the US, £240 in the UK and AU$499 in Australia. Design this slick is not usually a high priority for phones of this price.

With a super-skinny bezel, the Sony Xperia XA is a great-looking phone that's comfortable to use in one hand.

Its low screen resolution, short-lived battery and meagre amount of built-in storage are major setbacks. Sony has loaded the phone with a horrible mess of bloatware.

Unless slick style is your only concern, skip the Sony Xperia XA for a cheaper phone with better features.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia XA


The Sony Xperia XA is a good-looking unlocked Android phone, but it's too expensive for what you get.

Attractive bezel-less design. Solid camera performance. Expandable storage. NFC and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Relatively pricey. Sluggish performance. Lackluster display. Mediocre battery life.

Conclusions 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...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Victor H. (

Sony Xperia XA Review


The Sony Xperia XA is a new and affordable 5-inch Android phone that aims to win your attention with its eye-catchy looks and futuristic, edge-to-edge display.

Cool edge-to-edge display and likable design ; Decent general performance ; Separate camera shutter key

Lacks a fingerprint scanner ; Battery life is below average ; Camera quality is uninspiring ; Lacks proper 4G LTE bands in the United States ; Overpriced

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.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Bitter (

Sony Xperia XA: The Beautifully flawed budget phone [REVIEW]


The Sony Xperia XA is the latest from Sony's line up of the Xperia X series. The XA is the mid range fairly inexpensive version of them all which consist of the X, XA Ultra and X Performance. The XA is the phone I found most intriguing since the others...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (

Sony Xperia XA review


The Sony Xperia XA is a beautifully-styled phone, with an "Infinity Glass" design giving it high-end looks at an affordable price. It's fast too, thank to its 8-core processor, and dual-core GPU. But the screen's resolution is on the low side, and...

The Xperia XA has a beautiful design and fast performance, but in other areas it's not as good as we'd like. The screen isn't as sharp as most rivals, the camera isn't anything special, and the battery life is definitely trending low.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia XA review


Does XA beat the Z?

The Sony Xperia XA is slim and pocketable, but problems with performance and battery life mean there are better choices out there.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty - Pocket-lint


Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line. The Xperia

The Sony Xperia XA might not be as highly specced as the Xperia X, but that's not to say it doesn't have its talking points.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Sony Xperia XA


Sony is becoming irrelevant in the mobile space. Its high-end phones are increasingly dull and forgettable, highlighted by the recent Sony Xperia X, and it's now falling behind in the mid-range space thanks to the OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Plus and Vodafone...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (

Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's phoning it in with this new mid-range Xperia

Looks a million bucks, and feels premium too ; Plays nice with microSD cards ; Decent screen for your cash

Moto G4 offers more for less ; Underpowered performance ; Battery life woes

Good looks alone aren’t enough to make this the new champion of the cheap Android phones

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Xperia XA review


The Sony Xperia XA looks fantastic and its camera's great, but its poor battery life and screen let it down

In practice, it's not nearly as bad as it sounds, for while complex games like Hearthstone were a tad jerky in places, it wasn't really bad enough to make me stop playing at any point. Simpler games like Threes also ran perfectly fine, so you shouldn't...

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13


Brand colour:Lime Gold / Rose Gold
Curved Design: No


Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor frequency:1