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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 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. Reviews about the camera and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. The connectivity and reception get less positive views.

size, performance, usability, screen, camera

reception, connectivity

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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review

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The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a monstrous six-inch touchscreen, which is larger than most of the mobile phones you can buy. But is the display vibrant and clear, or dim and hard to read compared to the competition? We sent this Sony mobile phone to our...

2017-09

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

 

More than just its 6

Solid array of specifications; Good all-round camera; Great edge-to-edge display

Finicky single-hand mode; Bland design

The XA1 Ultra (32 GB) will cost you around R8k depending on the retailer (spotted on Takealot for R7 999) here in South Africa. That's a tad expensive when it comes to the upper mid-range market, but for that price you'll get a screen that's on-trend,...

2017-08

Expert review by : John Velasco (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra hands-on!

 

Sony's new Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are two new premium-yet-affordable smartphones. Join us as we take a quick look at these new devices.

2017-02

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Nothing but problems

 

Had to send back after 3 weeks because it stopped charging. They repaired but now I'm having problems charging again. WiFi only works if blue tooth turned off. Photos nothing special at all.

2018-06

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2700
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 64.9
Continuous video playback time:64.9 / 8.6
Gaming time:8.6
Removable battery:N
Standby time (2G):658
Standby time (3G):466 / 708
Standby time (4G):671
Talk time (2G):13.25 / 1325
Talk time (3G):10 / 11.9

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
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
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:3200, 6400, Auto / 6400
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
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
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
White Balance:Manual
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.12
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.43

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display glass type:Edge to Edge Glass / Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 100 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:367
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance 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+
Equalizer:Y
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
GPS (satellite):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 / 850,900,1900,2100
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 / A2DP,APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.2
HotKnot:Y
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

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-T880 / Mali-T880 MP2
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick Charge:Y
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

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor Model:Helio P20 / MT6757

Software

Exchange support:Y
Office support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7 (Nougat) / 7.0 / 7.0 (Nougat) / 7.0 Nougat / Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:DDR3
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:DDR3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:22 / 24

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

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