Sony Xperia XA Dual

price Rs. 14,900 onwards | launch Jun, 2016
magic score ?
58.2
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#58
of 151 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 5 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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

What We Didn't

  • 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

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Super Vivid Mode
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPUMali-T860MP2
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 200 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2300 mAh
Battery Standby466 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)466 hrs
Battery Talktime11.33 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight137 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Exmor RS Sensor
  • Quick Launch
  • Hybrid Auto-Focus<0.15 s
  • HDR Photo
  • 5X Clear Image Zoom
  • Auto Scene Recognition
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Exmor R Sensor
  • Auto-Focus
  • Wide-angle lens (88 degrees)
  • Low-light photography
  • HDR Photo
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Video & TV Side View
  • Movie Creator
  • Track ID
  • What's New
  • Weather
  • Spotify
  • News (Socialife)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
2.79/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys