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  • Screen7.9
  • Performance6.3
  • Camera7.4
  • Connectivity8.0
  • Battery5.3
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Design & Materials

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

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Do you think it's a nice phone?

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Is it comfortable?

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Can you see it well in the sunlight?

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Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?

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Does it work smoothly in everyday use?

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What's your experience been with demanding games?

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Quality of daytime photos

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Quality of nighttime photos

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Quality of selfies

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Does it have a powerful flash?

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Does it have good coverage for calls?

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Quality of the GPS

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And the WiFi?

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How long does the battery last?
  • 20%
    Less than half day
  • 37%
    Less than a day
  • 23%
    One day
  • 20%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

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Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 53%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 43%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

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Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 15%
  • 31%
    Once a year
  • 38%
    Every six months
  • 15%
    Every two months or less

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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.

    • good phone for a low budget
    • one day battery life
    • it was good in its glory days
    • 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.


    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.

    • 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
    • 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.

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

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

    • Smoothly works
    • Handy and small
    • 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
    2GB of RAM is not enough at all. But for the price it's fine, it's still a SONY.

    • Very fine
    • Very light
    • IPS screen
    • fast charge does not exist
    • The Ram 2GB
    • Insufficient storage
    • 5.9
    • Screen7.0
    • Performance3.3
    • Camera4.5
    • Connectivity8.6
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    A phone with interesting photo quality, but can still do better!

    • Photo
    • Design
    • Video
    • 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

    • Design
    • The camera
    • Sound
    • The screen
    • 5.6
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance3.0
    • Camera6.2
    • Battery0.0

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  • 3.3 Design & Materials
  • 3.7 Performance & Hardware
  • 4.3 Camera
  • 5.9 Connectivity
  • 2.2 Battery
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