Sony Xperia XA Ultra

price Rs. 22,100 onwards | launch Jul, 2016
magic score ?
62.8
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#4
of 33 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 5 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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

What We Didn't

  • 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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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
  • Mobile 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
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 200 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2700 mAh
Dimensions
Weight202 gm
Thickness8.4 mm
Camera
Camera21.5 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 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
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
2.75/5
(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