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Sony Xperia XA Ultra
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magic score64.060.4
PriceRs. 20,800 onwardsRs. 26,190 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jul, 2016Jul, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Processor2.2 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameMediatek MT6795 Helio X10Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPUPowerVR G6200Mali-T860MP2
Camera13.0 MP21.5 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP16.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TBup to 200 GB
Thickness8 mm8.4 mm
Weight170 gm202 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh2700 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)744 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)15.50 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersMusic Playback Time: 15 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, classy design - one of the best looking smartphones in this price bracket
  • Beautiful, full-metal body
  • Very good display - vivid, sharp, and has good sunlight legibility
  • HTC Sense is one of the better looking and better performing Android UIs around
  • Smooth overall performance
  • Good rear camera
  • Very good call quality
  • Playing music and watching movies, even without earphones is a great experience thanks to the BoomSound support on the loudspeaker
  • Acceptable battery life - lasts through the day, with moderate use
  • Fast charging support
  • High quality, premium design, with a metal frame
  • Slim body
  • Well built
  • Beautiful, large display with good brightness levels, contrast, and viewing angles
  • Sony's UI over Android is pretty nice
  • Sony's multimedia apps are better than their stock Android equivalents
  • Good speed/performance in regular use
  • Useful one-handed mode
  • Excellent primary camera with good quality stills and video
  • Excellent selfie camera - offers high-quality stills and videos, great dynamic range, especially with HDR
  • Loudspeaker is loud, and offers good quality
  • Good audio quality via headphones too
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Lacks a good grip, so using a case would be a good idea
  • The front side of the phone, being all-glass, is a smudge magnet
  • Average front camera
  • Large size phones such as the XA Ultra are of course not the easiest to carry around or handle (it's subjective - some people love large devices like these, and others don't)
  • The phone is also on the heavy side, and can put some strain on your hand after prolonged use
  • Average gaming performance
  • HDR image processing by the camera is on the slow side
  • Battery life is decent, but could have been better
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