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Sony Xperia XA1: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

32GB

Internal storage

23 MP

Rear camera

2,300 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
145mm x 67mm x 8mm
Weight
143g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6757
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
2,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2017-02
Sony Xperia XA1

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

Compare SIM-only plans for the Sony Xperia XA1


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
145mm x 67mm x 8mm
Weight
143g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6757
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
2,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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