Sony Xperia XA1: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1
  • Display

    5 inches

    720 x 1280


  • Storage

    32GB

  • Battery size

    2,300 mAh


Sony's experience in the photography industry gives the Xperia XA1 and its 23MP camera a significant leg up on the competition.



Smartphone manufacturers tend to put the vast majority of their marketing muscle behind their top-of-the-line handsets, so much so that many people have no idea that brands like Samsung, LG and Sony also produce a whole catalogue of more affordable smartphones in the mid-range and budget sections of the mobile market. These handsets typically pack performance and features commensurate with premium smartphones from just a year or two earlier, and thanks to the relentless pace mobile technology advances at, that's often more than sufficient for the average phone user.

It's in this section of the market that the Sony Xperia XA1 lies. Though it might be the less-powerful sibling of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, it's still a capable handset in its own right thanks to its powerful camera, 3GB of RAM and Android 7.0 operating system. Paired with its accessible price tag, this provides plenty of reason to consider the Sony Xperia XA1 when shopping for your next smartphone.

Design

  • Boxy design is distinct but may not appeal to everyone
  • Android 8.0 update brings a slew of handy new features

Camera

  • 23MP rear camera provides a significant edge on similarly priced handsets
  • Wide-angle lenses make group shots easier

Performance

  • Decent hardware places the Xperia XA1 smack bang in the centre of the mid-range pack
  • Shouldn't have any issues delivering a responsive experience in day-to-day use

Battery

  • 2,300mAh is a little on the low side for a mid-range handset
  • Quick charging support minimises your downtime

Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia XA1

More camera than smartphone

Unleash your inner photographer with the Sony Xperia XA1 and its sharp 23MP camera.

Promoted

  • The Sony Xperia XA1 is currently available for around $300 at online retailers like Kogan.

Sony Xperia XA1 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 23MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 145mm x 67mm x 8mm
Weight 143g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MT6757
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 2,300mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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