Sony Xperia XA Hands On and Photo Gallery


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Sony unveiled the Xperia XA, its latest mid-range smartphone in the new Xperia X series at the MWC in Barcelona. We got to check out the smartphone at the Sony booth, here are our hands-on impressions of the smartphone and its photo gallery.

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The Xperia XA has a 5-inch HD curved glass edge-to-edge display, is powered by a Octa-core (4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.0 GHz) MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor with 700MHz Mali T860MP2 GPU and has 2GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The display is a bit glossy and is prone to fingerprints.

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On the top there is a earpiece, below that there is a Sony branding, along with a 8MP camera with Sony IMX219 Exmor R sensor and 88-degree wide viewing angle. There are also the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors.

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Even though it has huge bezels, the phone doesn’t have capacitive touch buttons and uses on-screen buttons.

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On the right side there is a circular power button along with volume rockers and a dedicated camera shutter button.

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The microSD and the nano SIM slot are present under the protective flap. It also comes in dual SIM variant depending on the market. It measures 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs 137.3 grams.

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There is a 13MP camera on the back with LED flash, 1/3” IMX258 Exmos RS sensor and 1080p video recording.

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The back is made of plastic. The connectivity features include, 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC.

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It has a 2300 mAh built-in battery with Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging technology. The Xperia XA comes in White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold colors. It is already available for pre-order in Europe for 299 EUR (Rs. 22646 approx.) and will go on sale sometime in Summer 2016.

Srivatsan contributed to this post


Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma