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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
alaScore 92

347 reviews

2018-02

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

 

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a nearly bezel-less display and runs on the MediaTek Helio P20 chipset, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Large, pretty bezel-less display ; Sturdy build

No fingerprint sensor ; Not ergonomic ; Lacks power/speed ; Battery life could have been better

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.

2017-09

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on review

 

The 5.5in Xperia XZ Premium not big enough for you? Then take a look at the 6in Xperia XA1 Ultra

2017-02

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review

 

Ultra by name, but is it ultra by nature?

Good battery life ; Dependable camera ; Huge screen

Not ergonomically friendly for many ; Large bezels ; Ho-hum speaker

This super-heavyweight of a smartphone packs a great screen, an interesting camera and dependably solid battery life all in a wallet-friendly offering. But with cheaper rivals offering more for less, better value can be found elsewhere.

2018-02

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

 

Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer.

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...

2017-02

Expert review by: David Court (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra review: Sony’s mid-range phones look stunning

 

It's hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones but the XA1 has two significant points of difference

It’s hard to get excited about mid-range Android phones. Essentially they’re shiny oblongs filled with the specs found in previous year’s flagship smartphones. This XA1 has two significant points of difference from the rule above, however. First, the...

2017-02

Expert review by: Kaloyan C. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

 

Once again, Sony has unleashed a monster upon the world, this time around called the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It's the bigger sibling to the XA1, packing most of the same hardware in a larger form factor, with a couple of improvements.

Great, accurate display ; Snappy performance with next to no slowdowns ; Near-stock Android ; Solid battery life

The seams around the edges aren’t great to look at ; Cameras are nowhere near the quality Sony promises them to be ; The earpiece is too quiet

2017-05

Consumer review by: Beth 123 (very.co.uk)

Fantastic

 

Fantastic phone, great colour, easy to use and set up. I love my phone. Would definitely recommend this phone.

2018-01

Consumer review by: kathy (very.co.uk)

nice colour, a bit too large

 

Quite disappointed with this phone, very sensitive which be very annoying, i just have pick it up and goes onto something i don't want. it also keeps freezing or crashing.

2018-01

Consumer review by: Gina (very.co.uk)

Useless

 

So gutted I chose this phone. Its utterly useless. Its so slow & takes so long to take a picture. Constantly crashing constantly needs updating.. Doesn't connect to any WiFi at all. Now I'm stuck with it.

2018-01

Consumer review by: Dai91 (very.co.uk)

Over all good phone. Bit on the big side tho

 

Had the phone for a month now very happy with it great for watching videos

2018-01

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2700
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 64.9
Continuous video playback time:64.9 / 8.6
Gaming time:8.6
Standby time (2G):658
Standby time (3G):466 / 708
Standby time (4G):671
Talk time (2G):13.25
Talk time (3G):10 / 11.9

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
ISO sensitivity:3200, 6400, Auto
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:15.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 100 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:367
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, Mid, MP3, OTA, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Security algorithms:EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA / EAP,EAP-PEAP,EAP-TLS,MSCHAPv2,TKIP,WPA,WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-T880
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor Model:Helio P20 / MT6757

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7 (Nougat) / 7.0 / Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:DDR3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:24

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.1
Height :165
Weight:188
Width:79