Almost everyone has a brother or sister, right?
Well, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra in Kenya is the big brother/sister of the Sony Xperia XA1.
Every other thing, when the two phones are compared, is the same. Except the screen size/quality, battery capacity and the selfie camera.
The Xperia XA1 Ultra is bigger, coming in a whopping 6.0 inches.
Where to purchase the phone?
In Kenya, currently the device is not available. However, it is expected to cost $300 to $400. Which translates roughly to Kshs 31,000 – 41,000.
When the official price is available, we will update it here.
You can check out other Sony Phone Prices in Kenya at Jumia.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Key Specifications
- 6.0-inch IPS Display
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (367ppi)
- Design: Aluminum body – bezel less
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 CPU
- RAM: 4GB
- Android Version: 7.0 (Nougat)
- Primary Camera: 23MP Rear Camera
- Selfie Camera: 16MP Front Camera
- Internal Storage: 32GB Storage
- 4G LTE
- 2700 mAh Battery with Fast Charging capabilities
The main feature of this device, is the huge screen. At 6.0 inches, the IPS display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
In my own experience, Sony screens are usually second best, just after Samsung.
This may be attributed to the fact that they also make TV screens.
Currently, midrange phones are coming with 1080 by 1920, this is necessary for the modern games and apps.
In this day, app come with high quality graphics, you also need a phone that can take full advantage of his.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is such a phone. also, the pixel density is 367: so you it is definitely a quality screen from Sony.
Since the primary camera is the same with that of its small brother, you can go ahead and reads its review.
In the front facing camera, things get different. at 16MP, the quality of pictures the Ultra takes will be significantly better than the normal “XA1”.
A strong advantage to not is this, the front facing camera has a laser autofocus. Other companies have been shy when it comes to upgrading the selfies. How we are glad Sony is not like the rest.
The smartphone, also stands out in this category.
Surely, 4GB can be able to handle any game and applications. Another thing, if, multi-tasking, you will experience very minimal lag when switching between apps.
Coming to the processor; Octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 CPU ensures that intensive games also run smoothly. It is crucial in launching apps fast and ensuring that the phone doesn’t overheat
This phone is definitely for the younger generation. It has many “pats on the back” that are totally geared towards the youth.
Especially, the front facing 16MP camera.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Full Specifications.
The table below contains all the specifications of Sony XA1 Ultra.
|NETWORK||GSM/ CDMA/ HSPA/ LTE|
|4G||LTE bands (2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – G3221, G3212|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – G3221, G3212 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – G3223|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (G3212, G3226)|
|Phone Dimensions||165 x 79 x 8.1 mm|
|SIM Type||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) – G3221, G3223|
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – G3212, G3226
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Size||6.0 inches|
|Screen to Body Ratio||(~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~367 ppi pixel density|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Operating System Version||Version 7.0 Nougat|
|CPU-Processor Type|| Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20|
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
|Memory Card Slot||Up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6″ sensor size, OIS, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|USB||v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host|
|Battery Size||Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery|
|Standby Time||Up to 658 h (2G) / Up to 708 h (3G)|
|Talk Time||Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 12 h (3G)|
|Available colors||White, Black, Gold, Pink|