The Japanese handset maker, Sony was on a rampage this year at the Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona. It launched two of the most impressive handsets so far in Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium. Both of which are placed in the high end segment of the handset market. However, there were two more devices that missed the limelight but are very good devices, nonetheless. One of these handsets, Xperia XA1, caught quite a few attention with its form factor and the spec sheet. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are
Front Camera Palm gesture: Sony has equipped this smartphone with the most powerful front camera ever with 8 Megapixels on-board. Moreover, the Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor makes sure that every selfie clicked by the camera is clear and pretty sharp. Moreover, the front camera has been equipped with palm gesture by the brand, which means all you have to do is to hold up your palm in front of the camera to get the timer started.
5” edge-to-edge screen: The highlight of the handset is the dominating display panel on the front of the device. The touchscreen on the handset measures 5-inch from corner to corner. Moreover, the display is edge-to-edge, which means that there is negligible bezel on the sides. This makes the display looks absolutely stunning.
23 Megapixels rear camera: Sony has always been known for the imaging prowess of its cameras and this handset is as good as it gets. The rear panel of the handset boasts of a massive 23 Megapixels snapper, which happens to be the best at this price. Moreover, the camera is equipped with Sony Exmor RS sensor, which is known for its crisp and clear images.
Qnovo Adaptive Charging: The handset has been equipped with a 2700 mAh battery, which might seem less but comes with fast charging that makes up for it. Sony has equipped the new handset with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, which is designed to adjusts currents during charges. This restricts the degradation of the battery over time and makes it last longer.
Poor battery: We have already mentioned it and it is the only con of the handset worth writing about. The battery under the rear panel of this handset is a 2300 mAh battery, which is nit capable of lasting longer if used extensively.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 11, 2017|
|Color||Black, Gold, Pink, White|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||145 x 67 x 8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.3 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||70.78 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||Exmor-R CMOS|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Hybrid autofocus, Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
Digital Zoom, Up To 5x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2300 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 256 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Type-C Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|