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Sony Xperia XA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 869 reviews of Sony Xperia XA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and screen. The portability and design are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and reception get negative opinions, while the reliability and durability get mixed opinions.

usability, design, portability, screen, performance

battery, sound, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Sony Xperia XA


Sony is becoming irrelevant in the mobile space. Its high-end phones are increasingly dull and forgettable, highlighted by the recent Sony Xperia X, and it's now falling behind in the mid-range space thanks to the OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Plus and Vodafone...

Jul, 2016

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Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's phoning it in with this new mid-range Xperia

Looks a million bucks, and feels premium too ; Plays nice with microSD cards ; Decent screen for your cash

Moto G4 offers more for less ; Underpowered performance ; Battery life woes

Good looks alone aren’t enough to make this the new champion of the cheap Android phones

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty


Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line. The Sony Xperia XA might not be as highly specced as the Xperia X, but that's not to say it doesn't have its...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia XA review


Does XA beat the XZ?

Slim design ; Simple interface ; Decent selfie camera

Weak battery life ; Disappointing camera ; Screen is only 720p

The Sony Xperia XA is slim and pocketable, but problems with performance and battery life mean there are better choices out there.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Sony Xperia XA review


Sony's recent phones, such as the Xperia X , have been too blocky to be called truly stylish. Not so with the Xperia XA. This 5-inch phone has an edge-to-edge display with only the merest sliver of a bezel. It gives the XA a lusciously premium look...

With a super-skinny bezel, the Sony Xperia XA is a great-looking phone that's comfortable to use in one hand.

Its low screen resolution, short-lived battery and meagre amount of built-in storage are major setbacks. Sony has loaded the phone with a horrible mess of bloatware.

Unless slick style is your only concern, skip the Sony Xperia XA for a cheaper phone with better features.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XA Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia XA review: The cheapest member of Sony's new 2016 X-series of phones looks gorgeous. But is it a case of beauty over brains?

Sexy design ; Decent display ; Dependable cameras

Best Sony features missing ; Occasionally juddery ; Poor battery life

The Xperia XA is a cheap but not-so-cheerful cousin to the Xperia X, and while the gorgeous design promises a slick and affordable smartphone, the Xperia XA sadly loses out to similarly-priced rivals. It can certainly beat them for looks, but when it...

Jun, 2016

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Sony Xperia XA review: Now with Android N, but superseded


The Sony Xperia XA looks fantastic and its camera's great, but its poor battery life and screen let it down

If you're buying SIM-free, you'd be much better off getting the OnePlus 2 at this price, but if you're after a contract, then your next best bet is the superior Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, which has a great display and brilliant battery life, admittedly it...

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Sony Xperia XA review: Where did the bezels go?


Ambitious design for a £240 smartphone, but can the rest of the Sony Xperia XA hit the mark?

The Sony Xperia XA is a peculiar mix of the good, the great and the terrible. It looks wonderful and build quality is good. It has a microSD slot, a decent camera and NFC. The price is reasonable, too. This is counterbalanced, however, by below-par...

Mar, 2018

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Sony's mid-range Xperia XA phone has a 5-inch display. The octa-core processor means it feels fast and responsive, but does it have the necessary battery life to see you through the day? Read on for our expert verdict.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Sony Xperia XA review


The smartphone that's Xtremely Average

Reasonably good camera and touchscreen

Poor fit and finish; Questionable aesthetics; Short battery life; Slow performance; Far better value phones available

With so many excellent quality midrange Android phones available, there’s little reason to choose the flawed XA.

Jul, 2016

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