Sony Xperia XA1 review: Square one

06 May 2017
The Sony Xperia XA was our unlikely favorite of the last season's Xperia X-series. A year later, some things have changed. The XA1 comes with upgraded internals and the once flagship-only 23MP camera...

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  • AnonD-548202

Sonyuser85, 05 Nov 2017The problems at this device are because of some kernel issu... moreI'm on 40.0.A.6.162 andddd the battery life is no so impressive..any solutions? When will oreo updates be rolled out?

  • AnonD-548202

AnonD-740569, 28 Feb 2018At now, no... Buy phone with dual camera and fingerprints ... moreImo dual cameras are not a necessity..they're not that useful..better get a proper camera if you're into photography.. :)

  • AnonD-548202

Idk why but I can't help noticing that all the negative comments are from Anonymous accounts..do you even own this phone? Mehhh.. 🙃

  • AnonD-740569

Vicky, 09 Sep 2017I am Planing to buy xperia xa1 but when i see its user revi... moreAt now, no...
Buy phone with dual camera and fingerprints with more than 2 ghz cpu

  • renegade

Boro, 03 Aug 2017What do u hope for this phone..mediatek was not good.. I wi... moreIt's helio p20..the processors almost good as snapdragon

kcvg, 05 Oct 2017Mehhhh, "we" obviously are not the only ones having touch p... moreThe problems at this device are because of some kernel issues made by its latest system updates. So if you stay with 40.0.A.3.7 version of Android, battery, camera, and screen you will not be at risk. Because of the issues of kernel, some devices will be disturbed. So wait until Sony will fix this situation by better updates or even Oreo update. Latest updates like 40.0.A.6.135 version seems to be problematic.
I am saying once again: take care about rooting or flashing, Mediatek is not made for that kind of tuning.

XA1 has without any doubt best camera in its class. Much better than S7 or any Samsung at date! I have a collection of pictures took by many devices so I know what I am talking about... And its around 260$. This model is a HOT CAKE!

AnonD-680237, 27 Jun 2017actualy I really like to use experia xa1 because fit with m... moreWhat?? The front camera is good. Not as good as new flagships but definitely better than the S7 my nephew had. Probably it's just the video call itself that isn't good.

dd, 09 Jul 2017 There could be defective units . You must test the devic... moreMehhhh, "we" obviously are not the only ones having touch problems. And what I'm using right now is actually a replacement unit which also has the same problem from the one it replaced.

oh god why, 14 Aug 2017bought it and it broke down twice in 3 months i have alread... moreYeah, me too. I actually am taking mine again tomorrow, I'm hoping they just replace it with an XZ1, who knows? ;-)

Vicky, 09 Sep 2017I am Planing to buy xperia xa1 but when i see its user revi... moreYou still should buy it. I already brought mine with touch problems to a Sony Center and they accepted it, then they later replaced it with a new one.

  • Anonymous

Vicky, 09 Sep 2017I am Planing to buy xperia xa1 but when i see its user revi... moreYes it have horrible issues with touch

  • mirza

i want to buy this phone .............but after seeing user comments i am little bit hesitated....should i buy this phhone or not...please help

  • Vicky

I am Planing to buy xperia xa1 but when i see its user review there are many user with the same touch problem. Can anyone please Tell is this right that it has touch problem. Should i buy it or not?

  • AnonD-695025

Loki, 28 Jun 2017Please do not buy this phone. It has very serious touch pro... moreI am going through the same pain! :(

  • GSM ARENA

hey GSM AREANA! can you investigate the touch screen issue with the xa1? how come it looses touch capabilities after a while?

  • oh god why

bought it and it broke down twice in 3 months i have already had the screen replaced. it still was defective.

  • Nick

The phone certainly has touch/display issues.
But, while said that honestly the phone is awesome. I suggest you to wait for 2 months before you buy this phone. Sony has understandably replaced display panels of the new production.
Don't buy the phone online. Buy it from a trusted who would sell you the new production. Or change the display from Sony Center.

  • nick

good phone

  • Boro

What do u hope for this phone..mediatek was not good.. I will buy it if sony still using snapdragon like xperia Z family