Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

The mobile world is set to be treated to another mobile device off the Sony X series as the mobile company has announced a successor to its Xperia XA Ultra, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Sporting the same display and battery capacity as its predecessor, the smartphone still features certain changes particularly as it is to be powered by the 2.3GHz Helio P20 processor while running on the Android 7.0 OS. Just in case you a selfie freak, then this is the ideal smartphone for you. Its 23MP and 16MP rear and front camera respectively coupled with several other features are nothing short of impressive.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Specifications, Review and Highlights

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra colours

Display & Design

The Xperia XA1 Ultra sports a 6-inch IPS LCD display with its scratch-resistant screen offering a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels just like its predecessor, Xperia XA Ultra. The device possesses an all-metal body and will be released in White, Pink, Gold and Black colours making it all the more pleasing to the eyes.

Storage & Processor

The smartphone carries a 4GB RAM backed up by a 32GB or 64GB internal memory which could as well be expanded to 256GB using a MicroSD card. The Helio P20 Octa-Core processor which has a clock frequency of 2.3GHz will power the device and is graphics will be handled by the ARM Mali T880 GPU.


This is where everything becomes so beautiful. In the world of the Xperia XA1 Ultra, the rear camera is a 23MP shooter with LED Flash, 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, hybrid auto focus and its 16MP front camera is also nothing short of impressive.

Battery & Connectivity

One feature that does not quite impress is its 2700mAh non-removable battery which at least should have had more capacity. Nonetheless, the smartphone supports fast battery charge. The Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with a USB Type-C port that supports USB On-The-Go to foster faster file transfer and battery charge. Other connectivity features include; GPS, NFC.

Software & Hardware

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra will run on Android 7.0 (Nougat). One remarkable addition is the presence of a camera button on the right side of the smartphone.

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Full Phone Specifications

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra


Device Brand Sony
Model Xperia XA1 Ultra
Announced2017, February
StatusAnnounced (No price details)


2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz – SIM 1& SIM 2 (G3212, G3226)
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz – G3221, G3212

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS)/ 1900 / 2100 GHz – G3223

4G NetworkLTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700), 29(700), 66(1700/2100) – G3223


LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – G3226

SIM TypeDual Standby, Nano / microSD Slot
SIM CountDual SIM(Hybrid)


2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5


Dimensions165 * 79 * 8.1mm
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ColorsWhite, Black, Pink and Gold


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size6.0 inches
Resolution1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~367 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionScratch -resistant glass (>9H)
FeaturesMultitouch, Image enhance technology
Secondary Displayn/a


Video2160p HD Video
FeaturesAutofocus, touch focus, smile detection, panorama, HDR, 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, phase detection
FlashYes, LED flash (Primary) (Secondary)
Propertiesf/2.0aperture, 1/2.6″ sensor size, OIS


Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interfacen/a
Java Supportn/a


Chipset64-bit MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20
CPUOcta-Core 2.3 GHz
GPUMali T880 MP2
RAM (Memory)4GB RAM
Internal Storage32/ 64 GB
Card SlotExpandable up to 256 GB (microSD)
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass


BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, LE
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB v2.0 USB Type-C 1.0, USB On-the Go
Wireless Chargingn/a
Fast ChargingYes (Pump Express+ 2.0)


Battery TypeLi-Ion
Standby658hr(2G), 708hr(3G)
Talk Time13hr(2G), 12hr(3G)
Music Play


SMSYes (threaded view)
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other Features

– MP4/H.265/Xvid player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra in China

There are currently no details as regards the pricing of the Xperia XA1 Ultra. It’s expected to be available for sale sometime between March and June.

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