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HTC One X9 Sony Xperia XA Ultra
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Excellence Score
30.3
38.5
Value for Money Score
65.8
63.7
Price Rs. 14,940 onwards Rs. 20,981 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2016 Jul, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPU PowerVR G6200 Mali-T860MP2
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 21.5 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 1.12 um pixels, BSI sensor, Optical image stabilisation (OIS), F/2.0 aperture and 27.9mm focal length (74.8 degree wide angle), Dual tone LED flash, Selfie timer up to 10 seconds, Face detection, Volume button as shutter button, Volume button to zoom, Pro mode with manual controls and RAW format, HDR mode, Panorama mode up to 270 degree, Continuous shooting up to 6 fps, Hyperlapse, 4X slow motion video recording at HD 720p solution and 120 fps, playback at 30 fps, Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video) 1/2.4" sensor size, Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch and capture, Hybrid Auto-Focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Auto-Scene Recognition, Low-light photography
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features 1.12 um pixels, Fixed-focus, BSI sensor, F/2.8 aperture and 33.7mm focal length (65 degree wide angle), Live make-up, Auto selfie (smile selfie; still selfie), Voice Selfie, Selfie timer up to 10 seconds, HDR mode, Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps, Video Pic (capture 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video), Face detection, Touch to capture, Volume button as shutter button 1/2.6" Sensor Size, Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Smart Selfie flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Auto-Focus, Wide angle lens (88 degree), Low-light photography, HDR photo, Auto-Scene Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 200 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 170 gm 202 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 2700 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 744 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 15.50 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 15 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Power Saving Mode; HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio; DLNA; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Video & TV Side View; Movie Creator; Track ID; What's New; Weather; Spotify; News (Socialife)
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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