SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review – World of Wow | What Cel

admin November 6, 2017
Updated 2017/11/06 at 9:33 AM
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 SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review

Sony is hitting the market this time by introducing its Y series devices. Today we will look at the latest device of X series. The device which we are going to discuss is “SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra“, is the latest machine of Sony which recently came into the market and its price in Pakistan is PKR.39,999/-. Let’s see the SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review in detail.

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review – PKR.39,999/-

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra is 6.0 inches’ device with the capacitive touch screen that supports the resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is 4G supported device Furthermore the system has Octa-core 2.0 GHz processor. ROM is 32GB and RAM is 4GB while powerhouse has 2700 mAh fixed battery. Dual SIM options are supportive with dual standby. The camera lenses have 23MP lens for its back and the front camera is packed with 16MP.

sony xperia xa1 ultra retail box

Price and Specifications of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

LAUNCH Released November 2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 165 x 79 x 8.1 mm
Weight  188g
SIM Slot Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size  6.0 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi pixel density)
Multi-touch  Yes, 10-Points
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/4G/3G
2G Bands  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
4G Bands 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
PLATFORM Os Android 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Mediatek MT6757
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T880MP2
MEMORY Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB
internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 16 MP, f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6″ sensor size, OIS, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
Radio  Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.39,999/-
OTHERS Colors White, Black, Gold, Pink


  • 4G Device
  • Full Supportive Multi-touch
  • 4GB RAM


  • Weak Battery
  • Price too high

Design and Display of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra has 6.0 inches’ device with IPS LCD touch screen. The display supports 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with 480 dpi which is considered as mid-range feature. Its multi touch has scored full 10 points in it.

If we talk about its design then first part is front body in which on top side it has front camera lens with LED notification light and network sensor. Down side has nothing on it except the air piece while the functional keys are working within in the screen plus it doesn’t have any bezel layer around its front body. Check out the design of front body in SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review.

One edge has volume keys and prominent power button whereas opposite edge holds SIM jacket. The top edge has audio jack and mic while the down edge has speakers and microUSB connector. Top and bottom edge is covered with bezel layer.  Check out the design of edges in SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review.

The back side of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is very simple and decent because it has only back camera lens and LED flash light on it. Rest of the body is totally simple.  Check out the design of back body in SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review.

Memory of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra has best memory section because it is a mid-range smart phone and in mid-range smart phone category, it is providing 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. These choices are very good and with 32GB internal memory, you don’t need any memory card unless and until you are application and game lover. If you will fill your smart phone with too many applications and videos, it will slow your device.

The 4GB RAM is also a perfect choice for mid-range smartphones. We have tested SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra in every section and got not delays and lags.

Network/Connectivity of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra is 4G enabled device also with the access of 3G and 2G networks. The supportable speed of 4G is LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps and 3G is HSPA+ 42.2/5.76 Mbps. It is supportive for all the bandwidths of networks in Pakistan.

With LTE connectivity it is providing us some more connectivities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Fm Radio. Wi-Fi supports the standards of Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot while Bluetooth version is 4.2.

It is dual SIM enabled device further we can increase its internal memory up to 256GB by inserting a memory card in SIM 2 plot.

Camera of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

The camera section of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra has 23MP back camera lens and 16MP front camera lens. These both camera lenses makes a good combination for camera lovers. Lets have a look at these both camera lenses in detail.

23MP back camera lens, sounds super good. It is packed with f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection auto focus and LED flash light. The main features are 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama and it can record video in [email protected] with HDR. Some main modes are also available in it such as AR effect, creative effect and Time shift burst.

We have tested the back camera and the images results are satisfactory. The quality of images are very clear plus the brightness, color temperature and sharpness is very well balanced. We have zoom in some pics and the images are very less blur. Check out some pictures taken from back camera in SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review.

The front camera is tested and results are extra ordinary. Sharp and bright colors are observed and you feel energy in your pictures especially in the selfie ones. Some images from front camera of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra Review are shared below:

Battery of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra carries a li-ion battery of 2700 mAh that will give four to five stand by hours of usage. The battery is non-removable and placed inside the removable back cover. 1 Amp of the charger will charge the battery completely in two hours. As we know this mobile has octa core processor so it will provide us average performance. It should have at least 3000 mAh or bigger battery.

Interface of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has 6.0 inch display which runs android version of 7.0(Nougat) that will up-gradable to v8.0(Oreo). Let’s have a look of interface.

On lock screen network notifications are present on the top. Below of it you will find time and date widgets. camera icon is present at the right bottom that’s why there is no need to unlock the screen when you want to operate the camera. You can see Mic icon on left bottom. To unlock the screen you have to swipe right.

After unlocking the screen you will find time and date widgets on the main screen. You will find some applications arranged in a sequence on the main screen. On the bottom ob main screen there are three working function keys. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has file manager and file tray, where you will find all the applications. It has number of its own apps such as PlayStation, Xperia Lounge and Movie Creator. You will find a touch of bloatware too including Amazon, Kobo and AVG Apps, but you can delete them if you don’t need them or need some space. The interface of Sony Xperia XA1 looks little smoother.  Check out the Interface screenshots in SONY XPERIA XA1 Review.

Processor of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra has Octa-Core 2.0GHz 64-bit type processor which is built on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A53. The chip set which is inserted in SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra is Mediatek MT6757. The chip set is highly excellent performing chip and it is better than any quad-core processor.

This chip set has a modem which works mainly in analog signals such as mobile signals. So with it, we can receive better signal coverage as compared to any other device. We have not observed any kind of heating issue in it while charging it or using the camera.

Antutu Benchmarking of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

Antutu Bench marking has played an important role to check the device performance. We have tested it and it has scored 62907 points which are very satisfactory.

Vellamo Benchmarking of SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra:

Vellamo Bench marking conduct three tests which are chrome browser test, metal test, and multi-core test. SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra has scored 3502 points in chrome browser test, 1358 points in metal test and 2196 points in multi-core test.


The device SONY XPERIA XA1 Ultra is packed with good features and mainly this device is for big-screen lovers because it has 6 inches’ screen size. It has performed well in every section but its battery has disappoint us and the price is too high as compare to other brands. Sony should look at the prices if they want good response from users.

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