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User score

Overall satisfaction
7.1
  • 11
  • 10
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
29 reviews
  • Screen7.9
  • Performance6.4
  • Camera7.5
  • Connectivity8.0
  • Battery5.1
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.4

29 reviews

Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.5

29 reviews

Is it comfortable?
8.8

29 reviews

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.0

29 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
5.8

29 reviews

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
7.3

29 reviews

What's your experience been with demanding games?
6.0

29 reviews

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
8.3

29 reviews

Quality of nighttime photos
6.2

29 reviews

Quality of selfies
7.7

29 reviews

Does it have a powerful flash?
7.9

29 reviews

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.2

29 reviews

Quality of the GPS
7.8

29 reviews

And the WiFi?
8.0

29 reviews

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 21%
    Less than half day
  • 38%
    Less than a day
  • 24%
    One day
  • 17%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

29 reviews

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 55%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 41%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

29 reviews

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 15%
    Never
  • 31%
    Once a year
  • 38%
    Every six months
  • 15%
    Every two months or less

29 reviews

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • It's a nice phone for a low budget.

    Overall it works good for daily use but when it comes to gaming it lacks the power and over heats. and about the camera , it takes some good pictures and it's only 13MP. and about the display glass; it breaks easily when you drop it from 2 meters height, i had to replace it three times.

    Pros
    • good phone for a low budget
    • one day battery life
    • it was good in its glory days
    Cons
    • not a gaming phone
    • it over heats too quickly
    • easily breakable display glass
    • low ram and storage capacity
    • 7
    • Screen6.5
    • Performance5.0
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery7.0
  • 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.




    Pros
    • 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
    Cons
    • 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.

    Pros
    • Nice design, though I think the black "ring" around the screen doesn't match with the overall color
    • It support dual sim cards
    Cons
    • 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

    Pros
    • Fast
    • Beautiful
    • Good cameras
    • Comfortable in use
    Cons
    • 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

    Pros
    • Smoothly works
    • Handy and small
    Cons
    • 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
    A phone with interesting photo quality, but can still do better!

    Pros
    • Photo
    • Design
    • Video
    Cons
    • Drums
    • Brightness
    • The sound
    • 5.5
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance4.3
    • Camera5.2
    • Connectivity5.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Auto
    Elegant and economical

    • 6.7
    • Screen7.2
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    I don't recommend it very much

    I fell and a year later the display broke

    Pros
    • Design
    Cons
    • The camera
    • Sound
    • The screen
    • 5.6
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance3.0
    • Camera6.2
    • Battery0.0
  • Auto
    After 3 years weak, but still pleasant

    Launched by Sony as a base mediogamma in 2016 at a price far from favorable (about 300 euros), this Xperia XA has a nice almost bordless design and a remarkable ease of use, accentuated by the rounded edges (XA1 instead will opt otherwise). It is surprising that Sony reserved it for the mid-range when the X, XP and XZ models, always very framed, could have benefited more. The processor is a Helio Mediatek and it disappoints: not lightning and sometimes it has locks. With an update they have corrected the heating and battery drains. Autonomy does not arrive in the evening, however, if used regularly it must be charged first. However, Sony has an excellent streamlined, pleasant and complete interface, which certainly decorates the pill. Excellent reception and wi-fi signal. After a few years now fatigue and the display loses a few touches, but it can be attributed to the values of the new devices rather than lack of the XA ..

    Pros
    • Attractive design
    • handling
    • telephone part
    • Ui Sony
    Cons
    • disappointing battery
    • Helio always hurts to read it
    • exaggerated launch price
    • 6.4
    • Screen7.5
    • Performance6.5
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0

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6.7
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 3.5 Design & Materials
  • 4.1 Performance & Hardware
  • 4.8 Camera
  • 6.2 Connectivity
  • 2.4 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.