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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and camera. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reception. The sound and durability get mixed comments.

size, performance, screen, camera, usability

reception

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: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review

 

A simply massive phone with a 16MP selfie camera – one for the youth, then...

Huge, rolling display

Lower-end processor

A massive phone, but one that operates well enough under one finger (if you can hold it straight, that is...)

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: Cph55 (very.co.uk)

Good midrange phone

 

Wanted a good midrange phone for a decent price. Found this one at Very at a very good price. Phone seems really good so far. Took it out the box, changed it up, set it up and off it went. Battery life seem good. Nice all metal construction feels a...

2017-09

Consumer review by: Gerard90 (argos.co.uk)

Second Hand

 

I bought this phone for a friend and when he opened was dirty like someone used the phone. Where is the earphones?? he didn't find it. Really bad experience.

2017-09

Consumer review by: taz (argos.co.uk)

looks great

 

The Sony Experia XA1 ultra is a massive improvement from my old xa it is fast picture quality is excellent and it has plenty of memory the battery life is much better lasting 2 to 3 days my old xa only lasted 1 day if you were lucky it is worth the...

2017-09

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

Very fast, quite big, best camera so far

 

I very happy with this phone, no problems at all. Fast, so I can do many things at same time, both cameras take in good quality pictures. And it's quite big

2017-09

Consumer review by: Mr P (very.co.uk)

Good phone but.....

 

I have purchased this phone twice and the same problem both times. When switching off or restarting the phone it does not come back on so that's hours wasted tailoring the phone to my liking

2017-09

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Continuous audio playback time:64.9
Continuous video playback time:64.9 / 8.6
Gaming time:8.6
Standby time (2G):658
Standby time (3G):708
Standby time (4G):671
Talk time (2G):13.25
Talk time (3G):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:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 100 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
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, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

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

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

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