The Sony Xperia XA1 is Now Available in the Philippines

From the MWC Floor  to Local Store Shelves

Sony gave us a sneak peek at their new mobile phones at Mobile World Congress this year and they’ve slowly been making their way onto local store shelves. The latest one to hit the floor in Sony Centres, Sony Mobile Stores, and Authorized Dealers is the mid-ranged Sony Xperia XA1, the successor to last year’s XA; we know the naming convention can make it slightly confusing later on. While retaining its narrow dimension, by nearly getting rid of the side bezels, the XA1 has seen a much needed bump up in its internals from its previous iteration. Let’s have a look at its spec sheet.

Sony Xperia XA1 Specifications

  • 2.3GHz MediaTek MT6757 or Helio P20 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Mali-T880 MP2 GPU
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display; 1280×720 resolution, 294 ppi
  • 32GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB)
  • 23-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, PDAF, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, Autofocus
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

While the bump up in its spec sheet is a welcome change, the biggest difference here is in its rear camera. Its main shooter now has a megapixel count of 23-megapixels and, as mentioned in our quick review for the device, is most likely the same setup as the Sony Xperia XZ. We’re still in the process of taking the XA1 out for its full review, so check back in a couple of days to check that out. The Sony Xperia XA1 is priced at Php 14,990.

You can read our quick review for the Sony Xperia XA1 and other Xperia devices by clicking on the links below:

Sony Xperia XA1 Quick Review

Sony Xperia XZs Quick Review

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Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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  1. A few technical questions if I may. Anyone with knowledge on this may answer.

    1-How well does the Helio P20 (MT6757) perform in a) signal reception b) crunching power and c) GPS in comparison to the… rather disliked Helio P10?

    2-How good is the Mali-T880 MP2 GPU compared to the more commonplace Adreno 505/506?

    3) With only 2300 mAh battery, how power-hungry/efficient is the MTK Helio P20 compared to more well-known Snapdragon processors, which are known to be power-efficient?

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