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Sony Xperia XA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 reviews of Sony Xperia XA. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The camera and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability. The GPS navigation and reception get less positive opinions.

usability, design, camera, screen, performance

battery, sound, reception, GPS navigation

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia XA Ultra review: Lord of the selfies


The Internet can be a scary place with its billions of users, but modern smartphones have a way to let you leave your mark - the selfie camera. That's exactly what the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is all about.

Monster of selfie camera: 16MP 1/2.6" sensor, optical image stabilization, LED flash ; Narrowest phone with 6-inch screen ; 6" 1,080 x 1,920px LCD with 367ppi, Mobile Bravia Engine 2; 2.5D scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating ; Android v6.0...

Tiny battery for the size, and not particularly efficient 28nm chipset ; No fingerprint reader ; OIS on selfie camera, but not on the main camera. Go figure ; No increased water protection

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia X, X Performance and XA: Sony at MWC 2016


As most others focus on phablets, Sony showed the 5" market a lot of love with the new Xperia X series. The Xperia X Performance is essentially a Z-phone in disguise. Better yet, not even the Z5 has a brushed metal back.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's recent phones, such as the Xperia X , have been too blocky to be called truly stylish. Not so with the Xperia XA. This 5-inch phone has an edge-to-edge display with only the merest sliver of a bezel. It gives the XA a lusciously premium look...

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 it suffers from sluggish performance, mediocre battery life, and a relatively low-resolution display. The Blu R1 HD gets you...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

Sony Xperia XA Smartphone Review


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...

slim casing ; dedicated camera button ; micro-SD slot with App2SD ; Micacast , USB OTG and DLNA support ; 5 GHz WiFi ; decent front-facing camera with autofocus ; bright screen ; decent total performance ; Android 6.0 Marshmallow ; good call quality...

short battery life ; no fingerprint scanner ; touchscreen issues in review sample ; poor hands-free performance ; primary camera's focus issues in videos ; non-removable battery ; No Pump Express+ 2.0 charger included

Sony's new Xperia XA mid-range smartphone reaps in some plus points with its good configuration: The 16 GB internal storage is easily expandable with a micro-SD card, the micro-USB port is OTG compatible, and NFC is also on board. However, a...

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

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Sony Xperia XA review: overcharging on entrance


The Sony Xperia XA is the low-cost entry in Sony's new lineup. Apart from the cameras and the battery life, it offers a mediocre serving. Find out why it might still be of interest in our full review of the Sony Xperia XA.

Surprisingly good cameras

Not enough free storage ; Slow ; Poor battery life for a Sony device

Sony has boiled the Xperia XA down to two key features of the lower upper class: camera and design. However, looking to the left and right in this price range reveals some better alternatives. These might not take better pictures or look so chic, but...

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300
Battery performance:2300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:55.3 / 55.32
Continuous video playback time:7.3 / 7.35
Standby time (2G):560
Standby time (3G):603
Standby time (4G):572
Talk time (2G):11.3 / 11.33
Talk time (3G):10 / 10.15

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Brand color:Graphite Black / Lime Gold / Rose Gold / White
Color of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Gold / Gold, Lime / Gold, Pink / Lime / Pink / Pink gold / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression format:3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9 / 3GPP,AVI,MP4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0
Personal info management:Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:No / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor frequency:1
Processor:Helio P10 / MT6755
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:Helio P10 / MT6755


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / M


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube


Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:5.65 / 5.67
Width:2.63 / 2.71