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Overall satisfaction
7.3
  • 11
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
23 opinions
  • Screen8.2
  • Performance6.6
  • Camera7.8
  • Connectivity8.1
  • Battery5.0
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.9

23 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.6

23 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.0

23 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.1

23 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
6.0

23 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
7.5

23 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
6.3

23 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
8.5

23 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
6.5

23 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.0

23 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.0

23 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.3

23 opinions

Quality of the GPS
7.9

23 opinions

And the WiFi?
8.0

23 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 22%
    Less than half day
  • 39%
    Less than a day
  • 22%
    One day
  • 17%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

23 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 48%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 52%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

23 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 18%
    Never
  • 32%
    Once a year
  • 32%
    Every six months
  • 18%
    Every two months or less

23 opinions

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Useless GPS. Bloated with apps. Uses NAND memory. ROOT to get best xperience.

    SONY ARE NEVER UPDATING THIS PHONE TO OREO. BUY A DIFFERENT PHONE

    Stuffed with bloatware. Over 1GB of bloatware. It is also a NAND based device so needs root + a specific system app uninstaller from the play store to get rid of the bloat.

    The GPS is useless unless out in the open. Forget about it working in a vehicle. Passivated car windows contain metal particles and the XA hasn't a hope of getting satellite lock. I got a bluetooth gps for the car in the end.

    Aside from that the WIFI IS OK EXCEPT WHEN BLUETOOTH IS ON. Wifi speed drops from ~50 mb/s to ~3 mb/s with bluetooth on. Awful. Truly awful. Many other models and manufacturers have this same issue.

    The phone is more responsive once rooted and the bloatware is removed. The camera is so-so. I am mainly interested in app responsiveness so happy with that.

    Avoid this phone if you need GPS and need good screen visibility in sunlight.

    Otherwise no one is going to steal this phone for its features.




    Positives
    • responsive once bloatware removed
    • sharp screen
    • heavy enough to not slip out of hand
    • Where is OREO? Oh it's never going to happen? Bye
    Negatives
    • BAD. BAD. BAD GPS. Get an external GPS
    • poor screen visibility in sunlight
    • AWFUL WIFI speed with bluetooth on
    • loaded with 1GB+ bloatware
    • uses NAND storage
    • NO OREO updates
    • 6
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera6.8
    • Connectivity3.7
    • Battery7.0
  • I want a new phone

    The price for this phone drops like hell.
    Battery is terrible, a bit better while using stamina but you can't see the screen under the sun lol.
    few games aren't compatible, lots of old gameloft games are not compatible too, Some are, but hard to find and full of virus. Oh and btw, you can't play FF XV pocket edition here, it is not supported.

    The available storage is apprx 10.4gb, nearly half of which is used for the system only, so expect to use it with 1-2 gb left after installing essential apps for your daily dose of entertainments.

    Positives
    • Nice design, though I think the black "ring" around the screen doesn't match with the overall color
    • It support dual sim cards
    Negatives
    • BATERRY
    • BATERRy
    • BATERry
    • BATErry
    • BATerry
    • The back of the phone is easily scratched
    • 5
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance7.7
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Very good phone, it's vfm

    Positives
    • Fast
    • Beautiful
    • Good cameras
    • Comfortable in use
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • Speaker
    • 9.1
    • Screen8.3
    • Performance8.7
    • Camera8.8
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery5.0
  • Better phone with this money

    Just good for a person who likes handy phones

    Positives
    • Smoothly works
    • Handy and small
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • Screen quality
    • 6.5
    • Screen7.3
    • Performance7.3
    • Camera7.5
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0
  • cool

    • 9.5
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity9.7
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    More or less

    When the phone is new that has nothing installed it goes smoothly but when you start to put apps or games you start to encourage too much

    Positives
    • His design
    • Your screen
    Negatives
    • The battery
    • Overheating
    • 7.4
    • Screen9.7
    • Performance2.3
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery0.0
  • Auto
    Good mobile

    It is a good mobile, it is of good quality, it has a very good camera and it is quite resistant to shocks and falls, its design is not everyone's taste, its autonomy is not very good but it is a comfortable mobile it is a fluid mobile but for that price expected many other things for example 3gb of RAM or 32gb of internal storage or a fingerprint sensor

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Comfort
    • performance
    • Shock and fall resistance
    Negatives
    • Additional features
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • 9
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance5.6
    • Camera7.7
    • Connectivity6.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    It is a good cell phone, although there are things that should be highlighted such as the battery, it does not last half a day

    I like the design a lot. The power is good. The camera is not entirely good, but it is acceptable. The battery is very bad.

    Positives
    • Power
    • Design
    Negatives
    • Drums
    • 9
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance7.5
    • Camera8.2
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery0.0
  • Auto
    Not recommendable

    I think it is a very expensive mobile for the features it offers, that is, for the same price you can get very good specifications, it is called the price quality ratio, like Xiaomi

    Positives
    • Small things without importance
    • The resistance to bumps and scratches
    Negatives
    • Processor
    • RAM AND ROM
    • Power
    • screen
    • Drums
    • Resolution of the screen and camera
    • 0.6
    • Screen5.5
    • Performance2.6
    • Camera4.7
    • Connectivity2.3
    • Battery0.0
  • Auto
    At first it was wonderful

    After it became slow forced closures the system was slow and 3d game did not run well

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Without side frames
    Negatives
    • Processor
    • Storage
    • RAM
    • 2.1
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance3.3
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery0.0

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6.9
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 3.9 Design & Materials
  • 4.9 Performance & Hardware
  • 5.4 Camera
  • 6.4 Connectivity
  • 2.5 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.