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Sony Xperia XA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1895 reviews of Sony Xperia XA1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and size are on the whole positive. The performance and camera also get good reviews, whereas the reliability and battery get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

usability, camera, performance, size, screen

reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

It's bye bye bezels for a full-screen experience


The screens on Sony's new midrange Android phones stretch right to the edge. There are sacrifices to be made, though.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia XA1 Review


On paper, the Xperia XA1 that we are taking for a spin is a fine upgrade over its XA predecessor, with a better camera, faster chipset, USB-C and more memory.

Sturdy design ; Simple, yet distinct and fast-moving interface ; Excellent media apps with real-time TV guide option

Steep competition at this pricing level ; Smudgy video quality ; Ho-hum call quality in the earpiece

May, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


The Sony Xperia XA1 is a mid-range phone with premium styling. It's superslim and very narrow, with almost no bezels left or right of the screen. Equipped with 32GB of storage and a fast 8-core processor, it's not lacking in any department. But perhaps...

The Xperia XA1 has a lot going for it. For a phone costing just £15 a month on contract, it looks a lot more premium than it has any right to do. Performance from the Helio P20 processor is impressive, and we're pleased with the 32GB of onboard...

Aug, 2017

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Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra hands-on: two powerful mid-range devices


Sony has long been betting heavily on the mid-range range. So much so that the company was one of the first to invest in what it called the "super-mid", referring to mid-range devices that have more advanced features. Sony always bet on the design,...

In reality, Sony is actually presenting us with two powerful mid-range smartphones. The company is ready to repeat its success formula, and adds a thinner bezel. Although they may be similar, the new XA1s are clearly aimed at very specific audiences.

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

Sony Xperia XA1 review: Bezel free and mid-range | Trusted Reviews


Sony Xperia XA1 review: A near bezel free mid-range device that improves slightly on last year's model and hopes to take on the Moto G5, Honor 6X and more

Camera can take excellent pictures ; Compact build ; All-day battery life

Camera software is slow and fiddly ; Sometimes very poor performance ; No fingerprint scanner

Jan, 2019

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Sony Xperia XA1 review: a whole lotta pixels for not a lotta money


You'll struggle to find a better camera for this low, low price

Impressive camera ; Sleek, compact design

Relatively low-res screen ; OTT image processing

Apr, 2018

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Sony Xperia XA1 review


A cracking camera squeezed into a merely OK mid-range phone

Slim, with a narrow waist and smart looks ; Unusually powerful camera

720p screen ; No fingerprint scanner ; Some occasional performance issues

Smart-looking and affordable mid-range phone with more megapixels than the rest

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


A low price and ultra-high megapixel count

Very impressive camera for the price ; Smart, ultra-pocketable design ; Bright screen

Relatively low screen resolution ; No fingerprint scanner ; Typical Sony overbaked camera processing

If you want a slim, diminutive phone that won’t make your wallet weep, but has a good camera, the Sony Xperia XA1 is one of your best options. You can get sharper screens at the price, but the photo hardware is hard to beat.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : David Price (

Sony Xperia XA1 review


The Sony Xperia XA1 offers 23Mp stills, facial recognition and a bunch of nice photographic features for £229. Here's our review

The Sony Xperia XA1 is a nice phone for the money. We rate its clean, simple look and the way it feels in the hand, while the array of Smart Lock features and the raw specs and performance of that blockbuster rear-facing camera are impressive. Given...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XA1 Review: In Depth


Sony's affordable Xperia XA1 smartphone packs some serious style into a pleasingly compact frame.

Gorgeous, compact design ; Impressive camera ; Long battery life

Not the fastest ; No fingerprint sensor

Sony’s Xperia XA1 is a significant improvement over last year’s Xperia XA and a strong rival to the likes of the Moto G5 and Lenovo P2. That gorgeous design has been further refined for an attractive and easy-to-handle device, while the upgraded...

May, 2017

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