Sony Xperia XA1 ultra vs. Xperia XA1, Comparison

31 March, 2017 | Kendra
Sony Xperia XA1 ultra vs. Xperia XA1, Comparison

Sony did not only announce Sony Xperia XZ premium and Xperia XZ s during the global world congress in Barcelona but also two other magnificent flagships the Sony Xperia Xa1 ultra and xa1. We cannot expect anything less of exceptional craftsmanship. For those searching for a good smartphone at a reasonable price, you have a variety to choose from courtesy of Sony. Looking into both phones, so you know which phone to prefer we look at the software of these phones.

Both models are powered by octa-core MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 processor coupled with Mali-T880MP2. Helio P20 (MT6757) is a 64-bit Octa-core ARM LTE system on a chip designed by MediaTek. This SoC incorporates eight Cortex-A53 cores and is manufactured on TSMC's 16 nm process. It clocks at a speed of up to 2.3 GHz. This chip features the Mali-T880 IGP operating at 900 MHz.

Sony Xperia XA1 ultra and XA1 runs on an Android 6.0 that can be easily upgraded to 7.0 (nougat).

Sony Xperia xa1 ultra vs xperia XA1 Size and Screen 

When it comes to size and screen, Sony Xperia XA1 ultra measures 165 x 79 x 8.1 mm and weighs 188 g (6.63 oz) on the other hand Xperia XA1 is 145 x 67 x 8 mm in dimension, and 143 g. The former is much bigger than the latter however they are equally slim. When it comes to screen both phones, spot IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen capable of displaying a total of 16M colors. But as far as screen size is concerned the Xperia XA1 Ultra has a massive screen that is 6.0 inches (diagonal), its screen to body ratio is estimated at 76.1% and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 PPI pixel density).The screen of Xperia xa1 is much smaller, measuring 5.0 inches and 70.9% screen-to-body ratio with a720 x 1280 pixels (~294 PPI pixel density). This means the Xperia xa1 Ultra display is better and is viewing of videos and pictures is a great experience .you could watch a movie too on this screen and not look awkward.

Memory and Capacity  

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra comes with a 4GB RAM, and a storage capacity of 32GB.The Xperia XA1 is packed with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt memory. In both models, the memory is expandable using a micro SD card to a maximum of 8 GB .once again the Xperia wins.

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Both phones have a dual camera primary and secondary. They have a main camera of 23MP while they differ in the selfie camera with Sony Xperia XA1 ultra spotting a 16 MP while the XA1 packs an 8MP. It’s obvious that both phones have cameras that take very sharp photos although we are yet to test the cameras to see whether the Sony Xperia XA1 ultra takes better selfies. More features of the cameras include phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR and panorama.


A phone cannot work without a battery, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is equipped with a 2700 mAh battery while the XA1 comes with a 2300mAh. Both batteries are inbuilt. It is logical that the XA1 Ultra has a bigger battery considering the big screen and ram it has to power.

When it comes to connectivity, they both support 2G, 3G and 4G.

I feel that both phones are great and buying either will be a good decision .They are very fast, and running application will be smoother regardless of the number of applications you are running at the same time. The camera is superb you will have breathtaking photos, and the storage is sufficient. However, the Xperia XA1 ultra a step ahead of the Xperia XA1.

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