Late last month, Sony announced the Xperia X flagship smartphone and the mid-range Xperia XA in India. While the Sony Xperia X has already gone on sale, the company said that the Sony Xperia XA will be available starting third week of June. Now, citing sources, GSMArena reports that the smartphone will go on sale starting June 22 and will be available for Rs 20,999. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to play
Sony Xperia XA specifications, features: The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS LCD display and is covered with scratch resistant glass. Under the hood is MediaTek’s Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. With 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot with support for up to 200GB is also present. Also Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consoles
In the photography department, the Xperia XA sports a 13-megapixel rear snapper, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera with wide angle lens. Armed with a 2,300mAh battery, Sony promises up to 2 days of battery life with Stamina Mode. With connectivity options such as dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in India
Sony is offering some freebies worth Rs 2,700 to the buyers. These include free three months subscription for Sony LIV and Hungama Play, Kindle e-books worth Rs 1,000, and some pre-installed games including Modern Combat with free credits up to Rs 780.
While the specifications sound decent, Sony has gone horribly wrong with the pricing once again. A handful of smartphones such as Lenovo ZUK Z1, LeEco Le 1s Eco, Lenovo K4 Note, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 priced well under Rs 13,500 offer better specifications compared to Sony’s Xperia XA.
|Features||Sony Xperia XA||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3||LeEco Le 1s Eco||Lenovo ZUK Z1|
|Display||5-inch HD (720p)||5.5-inches full HD (1080p)||5.5-inches full HD (1080p)||5.5-inches full HD (1080p)|
|Processor||MediaTek’s Helio P10 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor||MediaTek’s 1.8GHz Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor|
|Storage||16GB (expandable)||32GB (expandable)||32GB (non-expandable)||64GB (non-expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel with LED flash||16-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash||13-megapixel with phase detection auto-focus and dual LED flash||13-megapixel with OIS and dual LED flash|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under custom EUI skin||CyanogenOS based on Android 5.1|
|Price||Rs 20,999||Rs 11,999||Rs 9,999||Rs 13,499|