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magic score79.860.4
PriceRs. 16,900 onwardsRs. 26,219 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Sep, 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 FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass DisplayIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Processor1.6 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameExynos 7870Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPUMali-T830MP2Mali-T860MP2
VoLTEYes
Camera13.0 MP21.5 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP16.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GBup to 200 GB
Thickness8 mm8.4 mm
Weight167 gm202 gm
Battery Capacity3300 mAh2700 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrsN/A
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body and the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, give it a premium feel
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
  • 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]
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • 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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