What are the great and not-so-great aspects of the Xperia XA1 Plus? We reviewed this device from the perspectives of portability and performance.

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:32:07, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 11:39:07

A thorough review of the characteristics and specifications of the Xperia XA1 Plus. We provide a detailed evaluation of the phone in terms of usability – including ease of holding, screen visibility, performance, image quality, and multitasking capabilities – as well as functionality, looking at the battery and camera.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xperia XA1 Plus

Xperia XA1 Plus's size

The Xperia XA1 Plus has a width of 29.5 in (75 mm), a length of 61.0 in (155 mm), and a thickness of 3.4 in (8.7 mm).It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big.In addition, the weight of the Xperia XA1 Plus is about 6.7 oz (189 g).You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Xperia XA1 Plus, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Xperia XA1 Plus's screen

Xperia XA1 Plus has a 5.5 inch display.It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Xperia XA1 Plus has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

The CPU performance of Xperia XA1 Plus

With the 2.3GHz+1.6GHz×8.0(OctaCore) for processing power, the Xperia XA1 Plus has extremely high performance and will operate smoothly without stress, whichever app you use. Among all smartphones released to date, it is one with top class performance. It is also suitable for heavier 3D games, and quite smooth play will be possible.

With 4GB of RAM, the Xperia XA1 Plus has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Xperia XA1 Plus, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

Xperia XA1 Plus's storage capacity

The data storage capacity of the Xperia XA1 Plus is 32GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Xperia XA1 Plus is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

The camera function of Xperia XA1 Plus

Xperia XA1 Plus has a 23 MP main camera, which is an extremely high figure. As this camera can take very high-quality photos, you will rarely feel frustrated with the quality. You can comfortably rely on this smartphone's camera.

Also, Xperia XA1 Plus has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

The battery performance of Xperia XA1 Plus

The battery performance of the Xperia XA1 Plus is 3430 mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity.Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Xperia XA1 Plus is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Overall assessment of Xperia XA1 Plus

The Xperia XA1 Plus is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

The merits and demerits of Xperia XA1 Plus

The merits of Xperia XA1 Plus

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a relatively long battery life, so you do not need to worry about battery much.
  • It has a high-grade CPU, so you can play 3D games without encountering stuttering.
  • It has an extremely high-grade rear camera, so you can take Instagrammable pictures or landscape photography.

The demerits of Xperia XA1 Plus

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Comparing the specifications of Xperia XA1 Plus against similar products.

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.general rating

Xperia XA1 Plus

71.1-

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

72.6

Xperia XZs SoftBank

69.7

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

69.5

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

68.5

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

70.9

Xperia L1

57.3

Xperia XZs

70.9

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.RAM capacity

Xperia XA1 Plus

70.0-

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

70.0

Xperia XZs SoftBank

70.0

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

70.0

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

70.0

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

70.0

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.rear-camera resolution

Xperia XA1 Plus

85.3-

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

76.3

Xperia XZs SoftBank

76.3

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

76.3

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

76.3

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

76.3

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

76.3

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

76.3

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.front-camera resolution

Xperia XA1 Plus

58.3-

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

71.5

Xperia XZs SoftBank

71.5

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

71.5

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

71.5

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

71.5

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

71.5

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

71.5

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.grip

Xperia XA1 Plus

53.6-Color:Black/Blue/Pink/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 61.0 in (155 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:6.7 oz (189 g)

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

52.5Color:Deepsea Black/Luminous Chrome/Rosso, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.3 in (77 mm) x 61.4 in (156 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:6.7 oz (191 g)

Xperia XZs SoftBank

61.5Color:/ーー/ー/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:5.7 oz (161 g)

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

61.5Color:Ice Blue/Warm Silver/Black/Citrus, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:5.7 oz (161 g)

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

61.5Color:ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:5.7 oz (161 g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

62.1Color:ーー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 58.3 in (148 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

62.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 58.3 in (148 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

62.1Color:Moonlit Blue/Warm Silver/Black/Venus Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 58.3 in (148 mm) x 3.2 in (8.1 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (156 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen cleanliness

Xperia XA1 Plus

85.0-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

95.7Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:801ppi

Xperia XZs SoftBank

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen quality

Xperia XA1 Plus

79.9-Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

85.9Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:801ppi

Xperia XZs SoftBank

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.performance

Xperia XA1 Plus

86.3-OS:Android

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

88.9OS:Android

Xperia XZs SoftBank

57.6OS:Android

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

57.6OS:Android

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

57.6OS:Android

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

88.9OS:Android

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

88.9OS:Android

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

88.9OS:Android

Specifications of Xperia XA1 Plus

Xperia XA1 Plus
ImageXperia XA1 Plus
MakerSony
Release date10, 2017
ColorBlack/Blue/Pink/Gold
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)29.5 in (75 mm) x 61.0 in (155 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm)
Weight6.7 oz (189 g)
Display size5.5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density400ppi
Battery capacity3430 mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6757 Helio P20
CPU specs2.3GHz+1.6GHz×8.0(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution23 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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