The XA series of smartphones from Sony are the company’s mid range offerings. Announced last WMC 2017, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is the bigger sibling of the Sony XA1.
The XA1 Ultra adopts its specifications from its predecessor (XA1) and from Sony’s very recent flagships like the Xperia XZ and Xperia Z5.
What’s inside the box:
- Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra unit
- wall adopter
- data/charging cable (USB Type-C)
Sony XA1 Ultra Specs:
- 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Octa Core Mediatek Helio P20 processor
- Mali T880MP2
- 4GB RAM
- 32/64GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
- 23 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF, laser autofocus, LED flash
- 16 megapixel front facing camera with OIS and autofocus
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 2,700 mAh battery with fast battery charging
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Price: P21,990
HARDWARE AND DESIGN
Big design for big moments. Made to exceed your expectations with an impressively large 6” full HD display. Precision-edge detailing, aluminium sides and 2.5D glass give Xperia XA1 Ultra its polished design, while the endless loop surface provides a comfortable fit.
Ports and Buttons:
- Right – Volume rockers, Power button, Dedicated camera button
- Left – SIM card and microSD card tray
- Top – 3.5mm headset jack and microphone
- Bottom – USB Type-C port and speaker grill
DISPLAY AND SOFTWARE
With its stunning 6” edge-to-edge screen, Xperia XA1 Ultra provides an immersive viewing experience right in the palm of your hand.
It is on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and its powered by octa-core Mediatek Helio P20 processor and Mali T880MP2 GPU. Plus, it has a 4 GB of RAM to support your multitasking.
With the combination of its specifications, it has manages to produce a score of 62,525 in AnTuTu Benchmark.
Xperia XA1 Ultra boasts a state-of-the-art 23 MP rear camera with Hybrid Autofocus, Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor for low-light capture and quick launch for flawless pictures in true-to-life color. While on its front, it has a 16 MP camera paired with LED flash.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is a great choice if you are looking for a smartphone with a large 6-inches display. Its has a thin bezels on its sides and a good screen-to-body ratio. It is also equipped with 23 MP and 16 MP Sony-sensor cameras. Plus its 4 GB of RAM and Android Nougat out of the box. The only thing that most specs-wise people might notice is the outdated processor it has. But never-the-less, for a suggested retail price of P21,990, this smartphone might still take a place in your bucket-list. What do you think guys? Tell us in the comment section below.