At this year’s MWC in Barcelona in February, Sony replaced its iconic Xperia Z range of smartphones with the new Xperia X series. The company unveiled three smartphones under the new Xperia X range – the Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia X Performance. The brand recently also unveiled the Xperia XA Ultra with an impressive selfie snapper. The Japanese manufacturer recently launched the Xperia X and Xperia XA Dual smartphones in the Indian market. While the Sony Xperia X is a flagship offering in the sub-Rs 50,000 price range, the Xperia XA Dual is for those looking for a mid-range offering in the sub-Rs 21,000 price range.
The Sony Xperia XA Dual is a decent smartphone in the mid-range segment as it comes with a compact display, a powerful SoC, and decent configuration. It is a worthy smartphone in its price range. If you are looking to buy it, then let’s take a quick look on the Xperia XA Dual’s features.
Sony Xperia XA Dual – features of the mid-range Sony offering
The Sony Xperia XA Dual sports the same OmniBalance design found on the previous Xperia smartphones. The device sports extremely narrow bezels on both the sides of the screen. The bottom of the device gets the micro-USB port, loudspeaker and the primary microphone. On the back, the handset only sports an Xperia logo, an NFC logo and the main camera. The device measures 7.9mm around the waist, and tips the scale at just 137.4 grams.
Display and OS
Talking about the display, the Sony Xperia XA Dual sports a 5-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. The phone delivers a decent media viewing experience thanks to the pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Software-wise, the Sony Xperia XA Dual runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, layered with Sony’s custom user interface on top. The handset comes pre-loaded with several apps like Facebook, Amazon and PlayStation.
Moving on to the configuration, the Sony Xperia XA Dual is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, aided by 2-gigs of RAM and a Mali T860 SoC. Thanks to the octa-core SoC, the handset is capable of running most high-end games available on the Google Play Store. For storage, the device is equipped with 16GB of internal memory, which users can further increase up to 200GB by inserting a microSD card.
The Sony Xperia XA Dual sports a 13-megapixel primary snapper with an LED flash, hybrid autofocus with object tracking, an Exmor RS CMOS sensor, ISO control, Continuous shooting, HDR, autoflash, Face Detection, and full HD video recording. For selfies, it offers an impressive 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with an Exmor-R CMOS sensor and autofocus. The Xperia XA Dual offers some of the best camera specs in its price range.
Connectivity and battery
As far as the connectivity is concerned, the Sony Xperia XA Dual offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, micro-USB 2.0, and A-GPS. The phone is powered by a 2,300mAh battery, which thanks to the Qnovo’s Adaptive Charging, offers two days of regular usage.
The Sony Xperia XA Dual is the best smartphone from the Japanese manufacturer in the sub-Rs 21,000 price range. The phone offers a compact high-resolution display, a powerful SoC, decent configuration, decent camera features, latest connectivity features, and an average battery. The almost bezel free display of the Xperia XA Dual is one of the main features of the phone. The phone has been pried at Rs 20,990, and comes in four attractive hues – White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold. It is up for grabs in Sony Centers and authorised Sony partners. The device will also go on sale on Amazon India starting June 18th.