After Xperia XA1, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is also set to go on sale in UK, it can be pre-ordered via Amazon online store. It has the best buy price of £329.00, while the Sony Xperia XA1 has been priced at £229.00. The smartphone will be retailed in White and Black color options.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra and Xperia XA1, both are mid-range smartphones in the X series and the successor of last year’s Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia XA respectively. Both excellent smartphones aim at photography departments and several software optimizations to make the experience even better for daily use.
Design wise, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra and Xperia XA1 (review) resemble the previously launched Xperia XA smartphone a lot. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core (quad-core 2.3GHz + quad core 1.6GHz) SoC with Mali T880 MP2 900MHz GPU and 4GB RAM. The smartphone offers 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable further via a microSD card slot up to 256GB.
The big highlight of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is the cameras at the back and front. At the rear, there is a 23-megapixel Exmor RS image sensor with hybrid autofocus, 24mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 5x zoom, and HDR mode. For selfie, the handset bears a 16-megapixel Exmor RS sensor at the front with front flash, 23mm wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and autofocus.
Among the innovations, we find Qnovo Adaptive Charging, useful for monitoring the battery’s performance and preserve their durability, Smart Cleaner that manages and optimizes performance automatically cleaning the cache memory and closing unused apps, and finally Xperia Actions that, gradually learns the user’s habits independently adjusting various parameters, such as the call volume or screen brightness. Finally, of course, the Stamina mode and rapid charge.
The battery is a 2700mAh, and the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Connectivity options include LTE (4G), LTE Cat6/4, GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), and UMTS HSPA+ (3G).