Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

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Key Specs
  • Display 6.00-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P20
  • Front Camera 16MP
  • Rear Camera 23MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 2700mAh
  • OS Android 7.0
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2017

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Review

By Aditya Shenoy (Sep 1, 2017)
Aditya Shenoy
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good battery performance
  • Selfie camera performs well
  • Bad
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No 4K video recording
  • Bland design

Japanese electronics giant Sony has been struggling with its smartphone division for quite a while now. To cut losses, it chose to stop making its ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones to focus only on its flagship lineup. This year, Sony already two flagships in the form of Xperia XZs (Review) and the Xperia XZ Premium (Review), with the Xperia XZ1 series becoming official in Berlin this week. Earlier, Sony also launched the Xperia XA1 Ultra, a device with mid-range specifications and a premium price tag. With the price hovering around Rs. 28,000, does the Xperia XA1 Ultra deserve your money? We put it through our tests.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Summary

The Xperia XA1 Ultra sports a massive 6-inch display with full HD resolution and incredibly thin bezels on the side. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. The smartphone is powered by a Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and has 4GB of RAM. It has 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot upto 256GB. It is a dual SIM device with two nano SIM slots with support for 4G and VoLTE. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Xperia UI on top. At the back it sports a 23-megapixel camera with a single LED flash while the front houses a 16-megapixel camera along with a selfie flash.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 21,499
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 22,747
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra (White, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 22,990

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra price in India starts from ₹ 21,499. The lowest price of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is ₹ 21,499 at Amazon.

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia XA1 Ultra
Release date February 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 165.00 x 79.00 x 8.10
Battery capacity (mAh) 2700
Removable battery No
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Hardware
Processor octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P20
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Camera
Rear camera 23-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel
Front flash Yes
Software
Operating system Android 7.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra User Review and Ratings

3.6 178 ratings
  • 5 ★
    79
  • 4 ★
    33
  • 3 ★
    19
  • 2 ★
    11
  • 1 ★
    36
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  • Sony is Better than Samsung phone's
    Maýuř Nuttalwar (Mar 21, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Many specifications is written by wrong
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  • Best Hardware mediatek helio p20
    Monty Y (Mar 19, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra it has large display with best display & sound, and best in camera phone & Music
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  • Xa1 ultra 2 week review
    vps srinivas (Sep 5, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Nice phone.using it from the last 2 weeks.It has a good & large display. Nice colors. Looks are very good. Good battery backup even though 2700mah. I get more than 2 days with jio 4g on.i don't play games so I can't comment on gaming. No heating of Phone. Rear camera not good. May be Sony needs to fine tune its software For camera. Front camera good. Overall good phone. Good buy if u don't compare it with China mobiles. Good value for money phone from sony.
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  • Amazing device
    Sumit Rajput (Nov 24, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    The best from Sony that I have got. Gives you awesome look.
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  • About XA1 ultra
    Thilina Jayasinghe (Sep 28, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Is Sony xa1 ultra available gyroscope sensor?? can we use it for get VR facility?
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  • Father of all mid range phones for ages
    deepak (Jun 11, 2019) on Amazon
    I purchased 3days back beyond the expectations. Look wise, performance wise camera, musicVideo. Xa ultra was better phone but this phone is better than best. Love u sony. Good for everyone
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  • to say the least the camera does not disappoint. For many not having a fingerprint scanner on ...
    Abhishek (Jun 11, 2019) on Amazon
    Was waiting for this Phone for some time , to say the least the camera does not disappoint.For many not having a fingerprint scanner on a 30 k phone is deal breaker, depends on how you look at it.At the same time the Sony XA1 Ultra comes with a FM radio which many flagships lack and that is a deal breaker from my viewpoint.In my opinion we end up paying a premium for the Sony brand name. Using this device for 5 days now no lags and the performance is rather good.Camera quality is also very good especially in well lit conditions.
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  • Awesomeeeeee !!
    Rohit (Jun 11, 2019) on Amazon
    This phone is amazing if u are not just a spec freak!!Even with low battery and processor, this phone works wonders... No lag... With a day battery backup...Looks are as premium as it gets....And please don't compare this with cheap Chinese phones available in the market. Sony is Sony!!
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  • Worth the money
    Amazon Customer (Jun 11, 2019) on Amazon
    Finally got this and trust me the design is amazing as well as persormance. If you like big display and best camera you should buy this phone. There is no lag at all. Edge to edge display gives this a premium look. Had confusion with one plus 5 or this but in the end display and camera mattered. Had to let go on finger print sensor and 6Gb ram but its very fast at 4GB ram also. Things i got here which are nt in oneplus is expandable memory, 2 sims plus memory slot hence can use all three, front flash, earphones, bigger display, best camera, and guaranteed better design. Go for it
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Jun 11, 2019) on Amazon
    Its a SONY..
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