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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Quick Hands On


Sony Philippines has recently launched two new phones freshly announced from IFA 2017 that happened earlier this month.  Yesterday, we managed to play around with the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus for a short time and we want to share this for the fans.

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus:

  • Octa Core Mediatek Helio P20 processor
  • Mali T880MP2
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 23 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF and LED flash f/2.0 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with OIS and autofocus f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C
  • 3,430 mAh battery with fast battery charging
  • Android 7.0 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo

Like any other Sony smartphone, it has the same design language as its siblings – rectangular piece of tech, flat bottom which allows the phone to stand, thick top and bottom bezels.

We were to take a closer look of this hot pink Xperia XA1 Plus. Our photos can’t give much justice but the the pink color is so striking. Girls will go drooling for this color.


As we explore deeper on its design, we find the Xperia XA1 Plus is a bit thick and a bit hefty as well. It is kinda hard to compare since we don’t have the Xperia XA1 Ultra on hand. The unibody design may not be metal but the plastic material used seems to be high quality.

The Xperia XA1 Plus has a 5.5-inch display that makes it placed in between the Xperia XA1 and the much larger Xperia XA1 Ultra. It does feels bigger because of the thick top and bottom bezels but the edge to edge display is seen on the sides.

We were not able to tinker much in the software department but we managed to take some photos using the Xperia XA1 Ultra. Here are our first sample photos.



The most striking feature from the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus that we like most is that hot pink color variant. Just like the Xperia XA1 Ultra that we reviewed recently, we really love the photos taken from the Xperia XA1 Plus. Of course, Sony is also known to get Android updates first before other OEMs. We can’t wait to get our review unit for our full review!