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Sony Xperia XA

The latest and the lowest in terms of specs in the X-series of Sony Xperia smartphones, the Sony Xperia XA is one of the nicest looking phones Sony has brought to The Philippines. The non-existent bezels on each side plus the lightweight nature of the XA makes it perfect for everyday use. Find out more about the Sony Xperia XA in The Philippines below.

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Sony Xperia XA – the latest of the X-series in The Philippines

Thinner, lighter and more stylish compared to the other Sony Xperia X models, the XA moves into a different category altogether. Born into the midrange-spec segment of smartphones, the Sony Xperia XA comes out with flying colours. For a start, the bezel-less give the device a premium feel on its 5 inch touchscreen.

Premium configuration

As is with most Sony Xperia models, the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen features scratch-resistant glass with 16M colours. Featuring Nao-SIM technology, the Sony Xperia XA is technologically advanced. Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) performs at optimum level with the Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU on the Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 CPU.

Camera specs and more

As is with most Sony Xperia models, the camera becomes a highlight of the device. Featuring a rear 13 MP f/2.0 shooter that comes with phase detection autofocus and LED flash along with a 1/3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama modes to customize your photos. HD video with 1080p@30fps is also possible. The front shooter is an 8MP f/2.0 1/4” sensor with autofocus.

Get more out of the Sony Xperia XA

As for power, the Sony Xperia XA comes with a Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery that keeps the device running throughout the day on a single charge. Although not as strong as its siblings in the Xperia X series, the XA makes the most out of what it’s given. Fast battery charging is also an interesting feature in the XA.

The device itself comes in white, graphite black, lime gold and rose gold – colours for all types of personality. Customize your life with these suitable colours. adding to the specs, the device also has sensors such as accelerometer, proximity and compass. Of course the basics are also present. Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities.

Overall the Sony Xperia XA is one unique smartphone in the Philippines market. if you are looking for a smartphone to make you stand out in the crowd, you will definitely want the Sony Xperia XA. Check out comparisons on iprice today!

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-08-08
Attractive bezel-less design, Solid camera performance, Expandable storage, NFC and dual-band Wi-Figood Relatively pricey, Sluggish performance, Lackluster display, Mediocre battery lifebad
The Xperia XA ($279.99) is the third phone in Sony's Xperia X series to see a US launch. Like the Xperia X and the Xperia X Performance, the Xperia XA is a 5-inch unlocked Android phone. The only physical difference between the XA and its siblings is that...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-30
Stylish design and exceptionally thin sides, Quick charging and useful battery modes, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a simplified UI with useful preinstalled apps, Reasonable performance thanks to MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10good Low sound, Poor battery life, High exterior temperatures after a continuous workloadbad
Sony officially announced its brand new Xperia X lineup along with the first three Xperia X models at this year's MWC in Barcelona, which took place in February. Back then we acquainted you with these three devices, but it was very recently that we manage...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-13
Slim design, Simple interface, Decent selfie cameragood Weak battery life, Disappointing camera, Screen is only 720pbad
Mid-range is the new high-end. Their cameras are already better than the knackered old Canon in the cupboard and you'll often be hard-pressed to notice the difference between a mid-level phone and a top-end one in day-to-day use.At £229/US$279/AU$389 the...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-12
Slim design, Simple interface, Decent selfie cameragood Weak battery life, Disappointing camera, Screen is only 720pbad
Mid-range is the new high-end. Their cameras are already better than the knackered old Canon in the cupboard and you'll often be hard-pressed to notice the difference between a mid-level phone and a top-end one in day-to-day use.At £229/US$279/AU$389 th...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-12
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Reviewed on 2016-07-11
Cool edgetoedge display and likable design, Decent general performance, Separate camera shutter keygood Lacks a fingerprint scanner, Battery life is below average, Camera quality is uninspiring, Lacks proper 4G LTE bands in the United States, Overpricedbad
The Sony Xperia XA is a new and affordable 5-inch Android phone that aims to win your attention with its eye-catchy looks and futuristic, edge-to-edge display. Powered by the Helio P10 system chip that is often used in even more affordable phones out of...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-11
For the past few years, the company has updated its Xperia Z range almost every six months, an act that not only frustrates Sony fans locked into two-year contracts who see several new handsets hit the market, but also makes us wonder if Sony is clutching...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-07
Stylish, Strong frontfacing camera, Octacore processorgood Only a 720p screen, Weak battery, Not great valuebad
This year rather than rolling out a successor to the Xperia Z5 , Sony has launched a new X-range, with the Xperia X Premium the closest thing to a flagship from the company in 2016 and the Xperia XA sitting at the bottom of the range.But at £240 SIM free...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-01
At the launch of the Sony Xperia XA earlier this year, there was confusion among the attending journalists. Which was the premium handset? This one, or the Xperia X it launched alongside? The reason for the confusion was not the phone's specifications, b...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-30
This is the Sony Xperia XA.It has no fancy fingerprint sensor. It's about as water-resistant as your TV, boasts hardware that is cheap as chips and more plastic than metal. And you know what? There's nothing bad about that, because the Xperia XA excels at...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-29
Sexy design, Decent display, Dependable camerasgood Best Sony features missing, Occasionally juddery, Poor battery lifebad
Sony Xperia XA review: The cheapest member of Sony's new 2016 X-series phones makes some serious compromises to cut costs, but also boasts some gorgeous design. Is it a case of beauty over brains? Here's our full in-depth Xperia XA review.Sony first showe...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-25
Back in February when Sony shockingly announced the cancellation of their Xperia Z series , they decided to show us their new X series lineup - the Sony Xperia XA , Xperia X and Xperia XA Ultra (some other countries got the Xperia X Performance instead of...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-24
The Xperia Z series is dead and from its ashes comes the brand new Xperia X lineup. The new devices have a new name, new look (relatively), new specs and a new direction. But are they any good?Well, not really. Not if we're going off this Xperia XA smartp...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-22
Sometimes an underdog proves to be the crowd favorite. This may be the case with the Sony Xperia XA - the most affordable of the four X-phones we've seen so far and yet it probably causes the most excitement when you hold it in hand.A big part of that is...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-15
Sony's mobile division has had a rough couple of years. Even with an extremely busy release schedule seeing two high-profile flagships launched in a single year, the Japanese firm still struggled to eke out both mind share and market share with its main r...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-03
Build QualityPhone Set UpFeaturesCamera & VideoBattery LifeThe Sony Xperia XA is set for a summer release and we expect the exact date to be June 5th 2016. This date has been shown on the phone's display in numerous marketing images from Sony.The Xperia X...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-23
Barcelona, Spain — Sony announced three new smartphones earlier today and we were able to get our hands on all three of them. First up we have the Sony Xperia XA, their new entry-level offering in the series which focuses on camera capabilities, battery l...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-22
The new Sony Xperia XA might sit below the Xperia X in the range, but if you didn't know better, you probably wouldn't notice with the two sat side-by-side. This is a remarkably good-looking phone. In fact, to my eyes, the Xperia XA is the more attractiv...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-22
In an unusual move that surprised us all, Sony decided not to launch the new Sony Xperia Z5 tablet we were expecting at MWC 2016, but instead added a brand-new smartphone range to the mix. The new Xperia X series offers specs that sit just below the flags...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-22
Sony's making a play for the middleground at MWC with three new Xperia X handsets. The Xperia XA is the cheapest of these three models, but it still looks deceptively high-end. Think of it as the Cinderella of this particular smartphone ball.So what's it...
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Processor frequency

2 GHz

Processor family


Processor model


Processor cores


64-bit computing


Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


137.4 g


6.68 cm


7.9 mm


14.4 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Video call


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

200 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass


Main camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Optical sensor size

25.4 / 3 mm (1 / 3")

Zoom capability
Digital zoom


Face detection
White balance


Video recording
Video recording modes


Video stabilizer
Flash type


Night mode
Smile detection
Second camera resolution

8 MP


Battery capacity

2300 mAh

Talk time (2G)

11.3 h

Standby time (2G)

560 h

Talk time (3G)

10.15 h

Standby time (3G)

603 h

Standby time (4G)

572 h

Continuous audio playback time

55.3 h

Continuous video playback time

7.3 h


Form factor


Colour of product

Gold, Lime

Curved design


Operating system installed


Operating system version


Subscription type

No subscription

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Personal info management (PIM)

Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute