A spec-to-spec description of Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra made official at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Sony has always worked ‘ultra-smart’ with its Ultra flagships. Remember, how the previous Ultra device by the Chinese multinational was the only second smartphone in the world, after HTC 10, with an OIS-enabled selfie camera.
The newly launched Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra keeps the feature alive with an incredible 16MP 1/2.6” sensor, which is further perfected by a 23mm (equiv.) f/2.0 lens with autofocus and a dedicated LED flash.
The selfie shooter is again the-best-lemonade-out-of-the-lemons feature, equipped with a 23MP 1/2.3” sensor, 24mm (equiv.) f/2.0 lens and SteadyShot. However, there is no OIS here.
The Sony XA1 Ultra sports a 6-inch screen, provided with 1080 resolution, which makes up for a good viewing. Sony has pulled off an admirable job by building a device that’s so lighter that it weighs much less than the XZ Premium. That’s neat!
Sony has opted for MediaTek Helio P20 to power up its new device and has ditched its low-end version – P10. However, the battery power, pegged at just 2,700mAh power, is a potential sore point and can dull the device’s days in the markets. Quick charge is made possible with MediaTek’s Pump Express+ 2.0 support.
The Sony XA1 Ultra devices, powered by Android Nougat 7.0, will roll out in early summer. The smartphone will be made available in various color coatings, including White, Black, and Gold. A Pink version of it will be available in the selective regions, except Europe.
Sony Xperia XA1
The Sony Xperia XA1 is a proud ‘borderless edge-to-edge screen’ smartphone, which makes it a class apart.
The device is a sure-fire with a 23MP 1/2.3” sensor with a 24mm (equiv.) f/2.0 lens, Hybrid AF, and SteadyShot. However, the smartphone isn’t packed with the punch when it comes to recording 4K videos, which is no big a downer because other features are simply too fabulous for a mid-range phone.
The selfie shooter is 8MP-strong, coupled with the autofocus feature and SteadyShot.
The Sony Xperia XA1 has an Helio P20 chipset, along with 3GB RAM, and just like its big brother, the battery isn’t as impressive as it should have been, pegged at just 2300mAh battery. The device is slated for the retail availability from the start of the summers, and in color variants of White, Black, and Gold. The Pink version is also available, but not in the Europe.