The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is the budget 6-inch screen smartphone that Sony released around June 2017. This smartphone actually has a 23 megapixel main camera, 16 megapixel front camera with flashand a 6 inch 1080p screen. It has a USB type c which is kind of great because for your budget smartphone. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra only has a 2700 mAh battery. This is a little bit worrying but Sony has a good rep when it comes to battery life. It has a Mediatek Helio P20 octa-core processor which runs at 3.1, 2.3 gigahertz and 1.4 gigahertz. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has 32 gigabytes of internal storage.
The phone is actually unlocked and it’s compatible with all GSM carriers. From the box you will get a USB C cable, a charging adapter for the wall and a lot of instruction manuals. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra looks super attractive and freaking awesome. On the front just above the screen is a Sony Branding name, a flash and the front facing 16 megapixel camera. The speaker is placed at the bottom right next to the USB charging port.
On the left side of the device are the slots for micro SD card and SIM card. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra takes a nano type SIM card. The memory card lies at top while the nano SIM card slot is just below it. Its back has a 23 megapixel camera with flash, NFC and the Xperia logo. This is good because a lot of times budget smartphones don’t have the NFC. This means you will be able to pay using Android pay with this smartphone.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra looks cool even from booting with a nice animation. The screen is a 1080p screen, 6 inch with aspect ratio of 16 by 9. Bezels on the side are very thin and almost invisible. Bigger bezels are on way top of the screen and below it. The power button and volume buttons are well placed on the right hand side. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with a dedicated button for your camera.
The skin of this smartphone looks good and it has a default SwiftKey which is pretty good for a lot of people. It also has a sliding feature which works well on the keyboard. Its dialer actully looks like a normal Google application. The phone also comes with some Google applications that are available by default. Sliding down on the screen will get you the toggles; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile data. There is a flashlight which is really bright. Also present is the hotspot, add location option, battery percentage, saver and a whole bunch of such stuff.
There is the multitask window which is not bad and of course from here you can clear all of them. If you press and hold right the home buttom it will open the Google Assistant which works perfectly good. Sliding up from the buttom gives you the one-handed feature for those that think that the screen is too big. If you want to turn it off you can actually turn it off in settings as well.
Another cool thing about this device is that since it has a camera button right there which is awesome all you got to do to launch the camera is press and hold. To take a picture you can either tap on the camera icon or press the buttom slightly. The camera application looks really simple. It has a manual mode that gives you all the things that you can manipulate. In the settings you can actually adjust the ISO. It got a Superior Auto menu which basically is the auto mode. Here you can customize the resolution you want. This phone records video at 1080p 30 frames per second and you can change this for your preference. The front camera is 16 megapixel with a flash.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is really cool with endless shortcuts and customizations. If you click and hold the screen you will get Widget, Wallpapers, Themes and Setting options. You can apply different themes which will change the way the icons look.
The phone feels really smooth and with the 1080p screen it actually looks pretty awesome. The lock screen looks good and you can change the way the clock looks. A negative thing about the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is that it doesn’t have fingerprint and water resistant as well. Its headphone jack is at the top.
Key Features for Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
6.0 inch Display
Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
Octa-Core 4×1.6GHz Processor
up to 256GB Memory Card Slot
32 GB Internal Memory
4 GB RAM
23 MP Rear Camera
16 MP Front Camera
Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery