– Sony Xperia XA1 comes in three colour options.
– It has a disappointing 720p display and 32GB memory.
– It supports NFC and USB Type-C.
Sony is now selling its latest mid-range Xperia XA1 smartphone in India at Rs 19,990. It was initially unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona alongside Xperia XA1 Ultra, XZs, and XZ Premium.
Up front is a pretty thin bezel at either side that boasts of an excellent borderless design. But what kills the show is the fact that it deals with 1280 x 720 pixels stretched across a 5-inch display. You’ve got to be kidding me, Sony. Nobody is expecting a 4K resolution at this price (not even in the distant future), but betting on a 720p at Rs 20,000 price tag is a disgraceful waste of money.
Moving on, it flaunts a metal unibody design in a variety of colours such as White, Black, and Pink. The phone measures 8 mm in thickness and weighs 143 g. Internally, it consists of MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory. Yikes! But thankfully, the storage is further expandable up to 256GB. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.
For the camera, it houses a 23-megapixel rear hybrid autofocus sensor alongside LED flash, Sony IMX300 Exmor RS sensor, and f/2.0 aperture. Up front is an 8-megapixel autofocus Sony IMX219 selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The battery is rated at 2300mAh that supports fast charging. Connectivity-wise, it comes with 4G VoLTE, NFC, and USB Type-C.
Specifications of the Sony Xperia XA1
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core|
|Internal storage||32GB (Expandable Up To 256GB)|
|Camera||23MP Rear / 8MP Front|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat|