Xperia XA ‘super mid-range’ phone has edge-to-edge curved display

by XB on 22nd February 2016

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia X series

Xperia XA White Design AngleOut of the three Sony Xperia X series announced today, we have to give the Xperia XA (F3111, F3113, F3115) and Xperia XA Dual (F3112, F3116) the award for best looks. The Xperia XA features a 5-inch 720p edge-to-edge curved display seamlessly meeting the rounded frame. This gives it a premium look and earns it the ‘super mid-range’ tag that Sony is adorning it with. Judging by the specs, however, it is clear that the Xperia XA is the entry model within the Xperia X series.

The camera performance is a step removed from that found in the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. There is no predictive hybrid autofocus here, just hybrid autofocus. Camera duties are taken care of with a 13MP rear Exmor RS (IMX258) sensor, whilst the front-facing camera has an 8MP Exmor R (IMX219) sensor.

The Sony Xperia XA uses a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) chipset with 2.0GHz octa-core processor and Mali-T860 GPU. It has paired this with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD memory card support. There is no metal used in the Xperia XA, with Sony opting for a plastic finish.

Sony has equipped this handset with a two-day battery life, which has a capacity of 2300mAh. This is the lowest of all of the X series, but it does incorporate Qnovo’s QNS adaptive charging as seen in the other Xperia X family. This should mean a longer lasting battery lifetime and faster charging.

The Xperia XA will launch in summer 2016, in four colours (White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold). No pricing has been announced at this stage.

Xperia XA (F3111, F3113 and F3115) white paper
Xperia XA Dual (F3112 and F3116) white paper

Xperia XA Colours

Xperia XA Colour Range

Xperia XA White Back40R

Xperia XA White Design Angle

Via Sony Mobile Press and Sony Developer World.

  • Were it not MediaTek, it would have been a great phone.

    Sadly, the closed nature of MTK SoCs means the firmware updates will be rare, and custom firmware will be practically non-existent.

  • Akand

    If XA is super mid ranger, then X and X Performance are what?
    X is flagship and X Performance is super flagship?? :-p

  • Gästen med gesten

    The coolest of them three should have all the great hardware and design.

  • asgaro

    M A R S H M A L L O W pls

  • steary_eye

    Did I hear it right? Released in summer? So did Sony backtrack on their progress and release phones 4 – 5 months after the announcement? What has screwed up their release schedule that they can’t release it in a month? The rot is starting to sink back in and this doesn’t look good…

  • subm

    it is

  • ??


  • shhh

    Hype’s gonna die after 4 months, Sony.

  • Azzy

    Isn’t summer 2016 too early? They should take their time and release it by the time MWC’17 arrives.

  • AlexFirth91

    Bezel is too much. The phone is literally a skyscraper in pics. No thanks. Might just give the C5 ultra a spin with 6.0 marshmallow.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Way too early man, way too early :P

  • Jerry Berglund

    Stop complaining SONY for bezels, its just ludicrous. Why not blame Samsung or LG for the same thing, because they do ALSO have the same type of Bezels. But I guess its only Sony who sould get that complaint.

    It dosn’t have bezels in the sides, but only for the places you normally put your fingers onto and for the camera, and yes the speakers. Where should you have your fingers if you dont have those places? Damn stupid complaints….

    All complain on Sony for those things, but when Samsung, LG, Apple, Huawei and so on do the same, its strangle not a problem? WHy do people complain on SONY for things that no other manufactury gets compaints about despite they have the same?

  • Marinko Agic

    This is mid range phone,not Z series…

  • Marinko Agic

    This is love mid range not premium like Z series!

  • Marinko Agic

    This is low mid range phone,Xperia X is mid phone and Xperia X Perfomance is high mid phone!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I heard that Z series ended and they moved on with X series. I am sorry that’s what I heard when I watched this video and She actually asked those guys.

  • zymo

    Seems like it’s true. In an interview with AndroidPit a Sony spokesman told that the Z-line is dead.

  • MoYeung

    This phone is the low-end offering, see this comparison chart:

  • azzido

    low end attack?

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  • AlexFirth91

    No they make use of it. I have a Xperia Z2 and it was tolerable but this just looks ridiculous. Just admit this bezel is overboard. Again makes the phone look like a skyscraper. Just abnormally long for no reason.

  • Jerry Berglund

    So you can’t see the black line sound lg G5 screen for instance. Is really annoying to me at least. And I ser the same thing with Samsung. And if tog check the screen ratio no Sony phone is that bad. there is even an Xperia Z3 phone that fit bigger screen than Samsung Galaxy S,vso is just crap period say. Maybe Sony design fools you and others eyes.

  • Aldo Pucci

    It’s just a mystery they gave the low end phone the best design… Crazy Sony

  • I think I’ll change my M4 aqua for this :/

  • AlexFirth91

    Its not a bad design just too much bezel.

  • Brick

    This phone looks cute. Maybe I’ll get it if I get bored of my z3. Flagships are overrated and overpriced.

  • Aldi Wan Kenobi

    This maybe the least powerful of the newly release X-series, but somehow, I gravitate to the Xperia XA’s look! Can’t wait for this to come out in the market!

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