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Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is a premium phones unveiled by Sony with its selling point being the highly impressive 23mp primary camera and good battery capacity. It is an ideal phone for users who enjoy taking photos and recording videos but it still suits the general needs of a premium smartphone.


  • Impressive camera
  • Decent battery


  • Average processor


Sony Xperia XA1 Plus comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The device comes with an impressive 83% body to screen ratio with its lcd capacitive screen giving bright and crisp display of movies . The body is made up of plastic and aluminium which gives it an attractive look. The screen is protected by corning gorilla glass 4 which is ideal against scratches and accidental drops.


Sony Xperia XA1 Plus runs on android nougat os  which is powered by Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 with Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor that can clock 2.3GHz coupled with 3GB or 4GB ram variant gives the phone a very smooth performance. The phone comes with internal memory 32GB which is quite average with a SD card slot which can be expandable to 256GB for extra memory.




This is the main attraction of the device with its impressive 23MP primary camera which comes with an Exmor RS sensor that features f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, check quality 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama Hybrid Autofocus and SteadyShot EIS. This features enables for quality and beautiful pictures with clear and crisp high definition videos when recording. The front camera spots 8MP with autofocus which gives great selfies and decent video.

Sony Xperia XA1 comes with standard connectivity tools with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hotspot, GPS and NFC.


Sony Xperia XA1 Plus comes with a Non-removable Li-Ion 3430 mAh battery which is decent and gives up to 22 hours talk time and comes with fast charge capacity. The fingerprint sensor is at the power key button by the side and gives good security.


  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.3GHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm (MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757)
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2
  • Memory: 3 GB / 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Pink, Gold
  • Dimension: 155 x 75 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 189 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM, Dual stand-by
  • Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Rear Camera: 23 MP Camera, f/2.0, 24 mm, 1080p HD Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: 1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.0, 23 mm
  • Built-in Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –
  • Network Support
  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps or LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –
  • Entertainment
  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 5mm Jack: Yes
  • Navigation
  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes
  • Sensors & Control
  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner : Yes (Side)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –
  • Other Features
  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: –
  • Battery: 3430 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non Removable)
  • Talktime: Yes, up to 22 hours
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes


The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is not yet available in Nigeria,when available in you can get it at any of the online stores.Sony Xperia XA1 plus was released October 2017 and comes in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold colours with a price tag of  about £400 around N170,000.


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