The mid-range smartphone universe is quite wide and with new models coming out each month, companies have to differentiate themselves to compete. The Xperia XA1 Plus is Sony’s attempt at launching a high-end mid-range smartphone model. So, does it live up to the hype?
A Glance at the Specifications
Sony’s latest model features aluminum at the sides and covering the back, and a Corning Gorilla Glass to take care of the tumbles on the sidewalk. At 5.5” Plus, it’s long but still feels comfortable when held. The Xperia XA1 also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable to 256GB, and a Nougat processor that makes the phone as fast and powerful in maneuvering applications as other flagship models.
The Pros of Xperia XA1
As numerous tech news sites will state, you need to see and hear the Xperia XA1 Plus to understand just how good it looks and sounds. The phone has a total of 23MP in the back facing camera, So the XA1 Plus is a photographer’s delight. Added to that, the model’s 8MP front camera picks up the vibrancy of color even under poor lighting conditions. Even better news is that the cameras can pick up clear shots even as you move. And to complement the look of the phone and its photos, the XA1 has a ClearAudio sound system that treats all its users to some of the finest acoustics in the smartphone mid-range bracket.
Sony made significant strides with the Xperia XA1 Plus, one being the camera. The other was the improvements they made to the battery, which is now 3,430mAh.
So, is the Xperia XA1 fast at processing? Yes. Does that make it suitable for gaming? Unfortunately, no. Anyone who likes their games should just save up and buy a Galaxy Note 8 or other flagship phones.
The Xperia XA1 is a solid phone, the camera on it is very good is great for the price range and that screen is big. The sound is also pretty great. Its a solid entry to mid range phone market.