xperia xa1 plus

While Sony has two big heavy weights like the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact lined up for the shutterbugs at IFA, they also took the time to reveal a mid-ranger. Meet the Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XA1 Ultra is a mixture of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra that came earlier this year. Having said that, we admit neither the design nor the spec sheet catches our eyes. Although there are a few things that might interest buyers.

The similarities between the Xperia XA1 Plus and its predecessor are more than its differences. Both the devices have the same Helio P20 chip, 3 GB RAM and the 23 MP snapper at the rear. However, the screen size and resolution changes. The XA1 Plus comes with a bigger 5.5-inch Full HD display an improvement over the 5.0 inch HD display of the XA1. Also, Sony managed to fit in a bigger 3,430 mAh battery. Even the XA1 Ultra with a 6-inch screen had a 2,700 mAh battery. This a fairly large battery by Sony standards.

The handset comes with 32 gigs of internal storage and room for a micro SD. The rear camera of the phone is a 23 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and a 24 mm wide angle lens. While the front has an 8 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and a 23 mm wide angle lens. The handset comes with Android Nougat out of the box.

The handset comes with 32 gigs of internal storage and room for a micro SD. The rear camera of the phone is a 23 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and a 24 mm wide angle lens. While the front has an 8 MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and a 23 mm wide angle lens. The handset comes with Android Nougat out of the box.

In terms of design, its a typical rectangular Sony slab of metal and glass. We’ve lost count of years seeing this design to the point that it is an eyesore now. But that can vary from person to person. At least, the left and right edges don’t have any bezels, if that is any consolation. The Xperia XA1 Plus is a mid-ranger that will come in Black, Gold, Pink, and Blue. Don’t expect all colors in all markets. The handset will hit the shelves on October 20, 2017, with a price tag of $379.99.

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Specs

Display5.5-inch LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core
Graphics cardMali T-880 MP2
RAM3GB
Storage32GB + microSD support
Battery3,430mAh
Rear camera23 MP, 1/2.3″ Exmor RS, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
Front camera8MP, 1/4″ Exmor R, 23mm wide-angle F2.0 lens
SoftwareAndroid 7.x Nougat