Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

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  • silentblock451
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  • 07 Feb 2024

I own one of this. I am using It as second device. Usually working on ultra stamina mode. By now I am getting one week battery live, about 9-10 hours of músic playing and several hours of screen time. It is perfectly fit for that use as long as It is stuck on Android 8.

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    • Les
    • msr
    • 28 Sep 2023

    So this phone had a serious display hardware fault in most of the models with the symptoms people mention here as well. If the malfunction showed while still under warranty, they changed the display. That happened to mine too, did not feel touches at edges, random touches and ghost touches. They changed the display and it has been working spotless ever since, it is a beautiful design. So maybe if you have a chance, get the display changed, and you still may fall in love with it. It also has DSEE sound, it's brilliant.

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      • Milos
      • LjY
      • 25 Jul 2023

      Shame on Sony. Worst display ever. Layering of the screen along the edges, which is gorilla glass 4 !? Sony is no longer represented in Serbia. Expensive and poor quality.

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        • Anonymous
        • QBk
        • 25 Apr 2023

        I have been using this phone from the past 6 years and this phone really disappointed me.
        FIRST OFF All the touch screen is the main problem because all the 4 boundaries stops working and with time it gets even worse
        Camera, Battery, overall performance, and SONY'S UI
        are great from normal use.
        Once I repaired the touch screen panel but touch sensitivity problem occurred again
        Overall a good device but one major issue

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          • Lewen
          • xPP
          • 08 Mar 2023

          Massimo , 01 Dec 2020My headset also had a problem with the charging port and th... moreSame here,bought a 2nd hand used one,didnt think at that time how serious the problem with sony touch at that time,the display is in perfect condition but tounch in all of the edges,incruding the navigation buttons,only possible operation is to use OTG mouse,with assisstive touch 3rd party app,Eva face mouse app,or on screen touch pad with mouse and nottoms, witch by the way,you have to place in the center where touch sensitivity works most blocking your view..very frustrating,planning on buying touch panel online and hope for the best witch cost more than the phone..but i really love the device cause of its very unique user interface design than just most stock android phones even in 2023..lookin forward foxing it by myself and if i did, it'll ne my favorite phone..never had a chance to buy this exept in the FB market place which is like an Ebay version of meta,thanks.

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            • Anonymous
            • kiN
            • 23 Jan 2023

            keep having battery issues

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              • catsss2
              • pYS
              • 04 May 2022

              After being bricked laying in my drawer for over 3 years, I found out it can be revived with the Xperia Companion app. Honestly if you're looking for a phone which will only make calls, receive calls and send texts then this is perfect. Sure, its quite outdated now especially with Android 8 but it still does everything it did when it was new.
              Camera quality is amazing, nice and crisp photos, definitely a camera which can't be found in many budget devices today. The display is only 720p but looks very crisp and the colours are clear and vibrant. Charges quite fast too and the battery doesn't seem to drain that fast. If you can find this phone for cheap, you should go ahead and pick it up!

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                • Anonymous
                • Ybn
                • 13 Jan 2022

                Owned it for 5+ years never shut down unless it dies I have dropped the cell off of a 2 story building as I am a roofer, the screen stayed in one peace but have this nasty blue pimple mark in the right hand corner no cracks on the screen very very few scratches, submerged it in water on a construction site by accident jumped off of the zoom boom lifts and fell out of my poutch, I have tossed it into a tree broke a window with it hit it with a hammer all in all it is a good cell phone, I've owned 3 cell devices in my life time as I'm 30 years old, owned a blackberry note 2 and this a1 ultra

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                  • Zexeli
                  • 0xd
                  • 06 Dec 2021

                  Anonymous, 02 Sep 2021Purchased on 8/8/2017. Still working.Same man! The phone holds well, even after surviving multiple falls, it's even a little bit bent. I also have one more phone from Sony that is gonna be 9 years old soon, still works!
                  Tho I think it's time for a new phone for me, years passed this phone unfortunately. The weak battery, one camera, only 32 GB is unbelievably weak for today's standards. These days I have my eyes on Xiaomi, would buy Sony again only if there would be available at my place. There is only the newest expensive model and one old model that's just not worth it unfortunately there where I live :/

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                    • NoelZ
                    • y6V
                    • 05 Sep 2021

                    I got my BRAND NEW SONY XPERIA XA1 ULTRA bought for me by my Friend in Australia. I was just using it for Internet, emails, facebook messenger, chess and Walking Exercies. In LESS THAN A YEAR, the screen just suddenly got frozen while it was idle. I tried to go to close some Apps and it was just not responding. I used the Xperia Companion Soft to Reinstall its SOftware but when I tried to TAP the "GET STARTED" icon in the Welcome screen it is not just responding. THe ToouchScreen is not responding even if i tried to power off or reset it from the POP UP menu for power shut down. I AM REALLY PISSED OFF. I HATE SONY ANDROIDS !!!

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                      • Mirsi
                      • mnF
                      • 04 Sep 2021

                      The phone itself is decent, has held up for aprox 2-3 years, but the battery is absolute shit.
                      empties with an hour of playing

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                        • Anonymous
                        • 7kk
                        • 02 Sep 2021

                        malky1979, 09 Aug 2021all in all a pretty good robust phone - if you can see the ... morePurchased on 8/8/2017. Still working.

                          all in all a pretty good robust phone - if you can see the state of mine after 2 years use/abuse and still runs well other than no signal anymore ( but this seems to be most sonys i have had with same issue after a year or two) it is one of the most sturdy phones i have had, been dropped more than 100 times,the metal bezel is dented beoynd belief and it is now missing most of the corners, screen cracked on every inch, phone bent like a banana and had water spilled on it constantly ( i work in a kitchen) and still runs ok other than the phone signal. for a cheap sony phone it has out performed my expectaions i had for it and am now a bit sad to change it to the 10ii but with no network it was bocoming pretty unusable for anything outwith wifi range. i will still hold on to it and use as a back up for browsing etc and would buy again if i needed to.

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                            • haha rubish
                            • nxf
                            • 27 Jul 2021

                            rush67, 21 Jun 2021I had a Xperia Z1 Compact and loved it and early on, I did ... moreload rubish the phone works fine

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                              • rush67
                              • 9JR
                              • 21 Jun 2021

                              I had a Xperia Z1 Compact and loved it and early on, I did have issues with overheating and very poor battery life. The fix was to remove Facebook and the Messenger apps and life was all good. Never made sense why it was causing the problems as I had never logged into them.
                              I am about to buy a secondhand XA1 as I like the Sony phones.

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                                • Magdalena A.
                                • pVR
                                • 09 Jun 2021

                                Wajahat, 16 Dec 2020How abou the betry timingWhat do you mean? :-)

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                                  • mon
                                  • vx3
                                  • 21 May 2021

                                  After 3 months there was a problem in touchscreen same issues with my friend, sony is bad in battery life and heat issues. Expensive yet disposable phone and not reliable.

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                                    • SAM
                                    • nCe
                                    • 31 Mar 2021

                                    Looks like the screen has issues mainly in the center due to bending. the phone screen bends inwards after a few months of use causing display issues after a while.

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                                      • abedini
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                                      • 27 Mar 2021

                                      Max3c93, 24 Mar 2021I use it for 4 eyears and has no problem even today, everyt... moremy xa1 very awfuly bad

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                                        • Max3c93
                                        • 6mS
                                        • 24 Mar 2021

                                        I use it for 4 eyears and has no problem even today, everything works fine, battery life are like 4 years ago and i push phone to the limit, no lag, screen sensivity perfect, after long trows 😅 but i dont have no problem with this phone.