Sony Xperia XA Dual  Sony Xperia XA Ultra  
Sony Xperia XA DualSony Xperia XA Ultra
magic score60.863.2
PriceRs. 16,599 onwardsRs. 25,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jun, 2016Jul, 2016
Screen Size5 inches6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, BRAVIA Engine 2, Super Vivid ModeIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Camera13.0 MP21.5 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP16.0 MP
Thickness7.9 mm8.4 mm
Weight137 gm202 gm
Battery Capacity2300 mAh2700 mAh
Battery Standby466 hrsN/A
Battery Standby (3G)466 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime11.33 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • High quality build
  • Beautiful, elegant design, with an excellent metal frame and polycarbonate sides
  • The slimmest 5-inch phone to date
  • Excellent overall ergonomics - all its proportions (width, thickness, weight) are just right, with the front and back neatly curving into the sides
  • Decent screen with good colors, and contrast
  • Sony's UI is clean and elegant and the themes are a fun way to spruce it up
  • Sony's bespoke media apps are a welcome addition to the package
  • Solid, all-round performance from the chipset in daily tasks
  • Good audio quality
  • Both the front and back cameras deliver decent quality and produce sharp images with plenty of dynamic range
  • Video recording quality is decent too
  • Fast charging support on the battery
  • 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]
  • The phone is a grease magnet
  • Display could have had better resolution
  • Average battery life
  • Average loudspeaker
  • The camera is a bit slow, especially in the HDR mode
  • Although day-to-day performance is decent, but heavier tasks/games make the phone stutter
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • 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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