Sony launched in February 2017, two of its top style phones, Sony Xperia XA1Ultra and Sony Xperia XA1 as proxies for its premium model phones, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Sony Xperia XZ for Sony lovers in affordable price tag.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has got only fewer advantages over Xperia XA1. The advantages include a larger screen, better front-camera and a bigger battery.
The super cool camera
The one great thing about the new Xperia XA1 Ultra is that, the camera quality is too good. So far, one can notice that Sony gives only above average cameras in their phone.
But this time, the camera rocks. The 23 MP rear camera and the 16MP front camera are provided with LED flash and dedicated chips that make your photo look detailed and sharp.
The camera also comes with built-in image stabilization techniques that auto corrects your imperfect shots. It also excels a brilliant low-light performance.
The panorama, smile detection and face detection, HDR and stereo sound recording features are common to both the versions, except that Xperia XA1 comes with a 13 MP camera.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with a wide 6 inch IPS LCD touch-sensitive display with 1 6Million colours and multi-touch enabled. The Sony Xperia XA1 bows out to 5 inch display.
Sony achieves almost bezel-less displays along the sides, but leaves a plenty of frame on the top to provide room for the camera and sensors.
The displays are protected with scratch resistant glass.
Inside Xperia XA1 Ultra
Xperia XA1 ranges have the latest android version as its operating system, Android 7.0.
It has 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256 GB through external memory card.
The phone has octa-core processor of Mediatek Helio processor chipset.
The phone has got a 3.5 mm audio jack. It has a variety of sensors including proximity sensor, accelerometer and light ambience sensor.
Both Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra have only one SIM slot. That means you can insert only one nano-SIM in it.
It supports 2G GSM, 3G HSPA and 4G LTE SIMs and GPRS and EDGE network technologies.
The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, both direct and hotspot and Bluetooth. It also has GPS and FM radio.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has a 2700 mAh battery and Sony Xperia XA1 has a 2300 mAh battery both of non-removable type.
There is no significant betterment in battery management and they use the same charging software as their predecessors.
But there is a minor liberation that they have faster charging of the battery.
A small set-back
One disappointment that the Xperia XA1 ranges bring is that they have no the bio-metric fingerprint protection for the phone.
Fingerprint sensors are considered unavoidable for finest mobile phones and it is unfortunate that not just the Xperia XA1 ranges but none of Sony’s recent mobile phones have fingerprint sensors.
The final remarks
The Sony Xperia XA1 ranges are expected to hit the market by April or May 2017. Xperia XA1 is guesstimated to be prices tagged from $300, and Xperia XA1 Ultra, not more than $500.
In India the price would be roughly around INR 18000 for Xperia XA1 and about INR 30000 for Xperia XA1 Ultra.
To go over the main points, the main plus of Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra is their matchless cameras and their incredible looks and its upright memory sizes.
They will available in a stretch of imperial colours viz, black, white, pink and gold.
But the phone is lacking the battery it needs and latest fingerprint sensors.
Over all, for selfie lovers, the phone is more than great.