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Sony Xperia XA Payg from £129 at Carphone Warehouse
Sony Xperia XA Payg from £129 at Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia XA Payg from £129 at Carphone Warehouse

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It's from £129 as it is available on o2 and Vodafone as a payg upgrade.

If buying as non upgrade it is £129 + £10 topup.

I really like this phone stylistically I have one mainly because it looks and feels so nice for the money. One of the biggest screens that I can still fit in my shirt pocket.

It had a recent update which has made performance better, though still has issues with low useable memory which is probably it's one real weak point at this price. Battery too isn't great, but I find it okay, about average with the update.

Has an excellent FM radio which is a nice bonus (and saves loads of battery and data)

I don't use it as my main phone, but I think it's been kind of underated and is well worth a look at this price.

Payg Upgrade price from £129

- bro631

Non payg upgrade cost more then £129 its not £129+£10 top up
- bro631

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Very nice looking phone, the edge to edge screen is a design feature they should continue with their other phones (didn't use it on the new xz, which is strange).

For £130/140 this is a good phone, but many will find the spec limiting.

It's a flawed phone, but very beautiful design. Good to hear a software update has improved things a bit. Worth this money just for the looks!

Nice phone, and I love the way they've put a chopping block at each end to slice your Veggies.

Nice phone. It looks and feels very premium due to the small side bezels and curved glass.

Unfortunately the battery life is still poor even with the latest software update, and the plastic back is very prone to picking up scratches and marks, which takes away from the premium feel.

720p screen cold
Edited by: "bro631" 20th Oct 2016

gadgetcake

Very nice looking phone, the edge to edge screen is a design feature they … Very nice looking phone, the edge to edge screen is a design feature they should continue with their other phones (didn't use it on the new xz, which is strange).For £130/140 this is a good phone, but many will find the spec limiting.

official response was that edge to edge screen could not be done on the X/ Xz because of the fingerprint sensor at the side of the phone.

wow that's a low price for this phone.

bro631

720p screen cold


Jesus wept X)

Trying to work out if this is a worthy upgrade to my sons Xperia Z1 to buy as a Christmas present?

Although this is a newer phone it looks like the Z1 still beats it on screen, battery and the fact it's waterproof. This does look better though and is Android 6 as opposed to only 5.1.1 of the Z1. I think if the XA had a better screen I probably wouldn't be hesitating

Great price and heat added

Would have purchased it if it wasn't for the reviews about battery life being terrible.

Original Poster

mvnl2008

Trying to work out if this is a worthy upgrade to my sons Xperia Z1 to … Trying to work out if this is a worthy upgrade to my sons Xperia Z1 to buy as a Christmas present? Although this is a newer phone it looks like the Z1 still beats it on screen, battery and the fact it's waterproof. This does look better though and is Android 6 as opposed to only 5.1.1 of the Z1. I think if the XA had a better screen I probably wouldn't be hesitating Great price and heat added



I have a Z3 compact as my main phone it is far better than the XA in everyway, and can be purchased second hand in a lot of places for £150-£180 now (Game, CEX, etc)
The thing is, the XA without a case is the same width as the Z3C with a thin gel one, so the XA is great for screen size.
Not sure about the Z1, but for me the Z3C is an outstanding phone, but for brand new the XA at this price would make a nice gift I reckon
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 20th Oct 2016

mvnl2008

Trying to work out if this is a worthy upgrade to my sons Xperia Z1 to … Trying to work out if this is a worthy upgrade to my sons Xperia Z1 to buy as a Christmas present? Although this is a newer phone it looks like the Z1 still beats it on screen, battery and the fact it's waterproof. This does look better though and is Android 6 as opposed to only 5.1.1 of the Z1. I think if the XA had a better screen I probably wouldn't be hesitating Great price and heat added



I had the XA for a bit, but took it back. It just doesn't work very well. Operating system is a bit laggy and stuttery and the battery life is pretty bad. Great pity, because the front design is good.

Having a nightmare with carphone warehouse. They didn't have my phone instock as it stated online at the time of ordering (Website Inaccurate) and its now been 2 months and still no refund.

7 emails, 2 phonecalls, A store visit and they still would not refund. I have a laughable email trail from customer services, which shows lies being told by them and contradicting themselves.

I am now having to enter a legal battle just to get my refund.

Ive bought a few phones from CPW in the past, but never again and id advise anyone the same...the service is totally unacceptable.

Edited by: "SoggyBeans" 20th Oct 2016

Buy a vodafone smart ultra 6 it has full hd screen and a octa core processor and its 5.5inch aswell

bro631

Buy a vodafone smart ultra 6 it has full hd screen and a octa core … Buy a vodafone smart ultra 6 it has full hd screen and a octa core processor and its 5.5inch aswell



You're right. The Smart Ultra 6 is probably still the best going at its price.

I'd love to upgrade my Z2 but NOT for a 16gb, and not for a pink one, and for the X 64gb only, at less than half what they're asking at the moment !

I can only see it across all networks through an upgrade at £159 as the cheapest price, what am I doing wrong ? anyone help ?

k750man77

I can only see it across all networks through an upgrade at £159 as the … I can only see it across all networks through an upgrade at £159 as the cheapest price, what am I doing wrong ? anyone help ?


Clicking GET in original post should take you there. Upgrade and new are both £129

is it unlocked ??

Original Poster

malaaa194

is it unlocked ??



Yup

Original Poster

PhilK

I'd love to upgrade my Z2 but NOT for a 16gb, and not for a pink one, and … I'd love to upgrade my Z2 but NOT for a 16gb, and not for a pink one, and for the X 64gb only, at less than half what they're asking at the moment !



I had a Z2 too, that is also a rather better performing phone, but is heavier and chunkier than the XA.

Excellent price for this handset imo. Have some heat!

audir88

official response was that edge to edge screen could not be done on the … official response was that edge to edge screen could not be done on the X/ Xz because of the fingerprint sensor at the side of the phone. wow that's a low price for this phone.


That's a real shame. Am sure they could find a way. If the XZ had the XA's design I would've purchased it, as is it's not as compelling. I'm hoping next year's Z release has the XA design.

How bad is the battery on this device really, as I am looking to buy as a gift for someone.

Battery life really not as bad as people making out, I got this for wife, and not had one complaint, charge at night and lasts all day
Maybe poor battery life for constant facebookers, Netflix watchers, tweeters, but for general use it's a great phone

lucky escape I took back a 600 pound contract on that only a few months ago?!?!

Battery life not really a deal breaker anyway as you can get cheap as chips power packs that are very small and can hold upto 4 full charges

I had one it's complicated but great but not worth Wat I was paying however it's definitely worth 130 quid that's HAWTTT WASN'T STAYING IN A HALF GRAND CONTRACT FOR IT. .. THAT'S ALL. BUT NOW AD CONSIDER GETTING ONEC

anth2323

Battery life not really a deal breaker anyway as you can get cheap as … Battery life not really a deal breaker anyway as you can get cheap as chips power packs that are very small and can hold upto 4 full charges



​Where dude a need an android powerpack.... n how much?? cheers bro

anth2323

Battery life really not as bad as people making out, I got this for wife, … Battery life really not as bad as people making out, I got this for wife, and not had one complaint, charge at night and lasts all dayMaybe poor battery life for constant facebookers, Netflix watchers, tweeters, but for general use it's a great phone



​I'd agree it lasts a full day ?? this was first phone I had in ages that did last a whole day before needing charged up again.

SoggyBeans

Having a nightmare with carphone warehouse. They didn't have my phone … Having a nightmare with carphone warehouse. They didn't have my phone instock as it stated online at the time of ordering (Website Inaccurate) and its now been 2 months and still no refund.7 emails, 2 phonecalls, A store visit and they still would not refund. I have a laughable email trail from customer services, which shows lies being told by them and contradicting themselves.I am now having to enter a legal battle just to get my refund. Ive bought a few phones from CPW in the past, but never again and id advise anyone the same...the service is totally unacceptable.




No need to have a legal battle. U could have gotten your money back long ago if u really needed your money. Lol. Just phone your bank and tell them the story, they will chargeback your money back into your account without you having to deal with carphone warehouse again.

Original Poster

Regarding Battery, since the update and after knocking out a few apps that update in the background, etc, aaaaand using stamina mode I would say this is okay, should be able to get a days usage easy enough.

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 20th Oct 2016

anth2323

I got this for wife, and not had one complaint.



That's seriously impressive, you could sell these for 10x the price if that's true

I paid £139.99 a two months ago for this pic on a paygo upgrade @ CPW.
avoid Sony. its rubbish. it's almost as bad as my Huawei and battery life is 5 hours with light use. avoid this.
better off with a Oukitel K10000 and that phone lasts 3 days minimum on a charge

chancooluk

Nice phone. It looks and feels very premium due to the small side bezels … Nice phone. It looks and feels very premium due to the small side bezels and curved glass.Unfortunately the battery life is still poor even with the latest software update, and the plastic back is very prone to picking up scratches and marks, which takes away from the premium feel.



​the backs metal though... but yes, it does scratch

malaaa194

is it unlocked ??



​its open line. it's a crap phone. what until you here the tone it plays each time a alert from WhatsApp comes through. lmao. you cannot change the WhatsApp tone or hang up a WhatsApp call with this phone. it's utter Jap crap

better off spending some money and buying an LG G4 or G5

opaninkofi

No need to have a legal battle. U could have gotten your money back long … No need to have a legal battle. U could have gotten your money back long ago if u really needed your money. Lol. Just phone your bank and tell them the story, they will chargeback your money back into your account without you having to deal with carphone warehouse again.



Maybe initially, but didnt know at the time...but this issue has cost me much of my time and money trying to be reasonable with CPW. Now i want compensation for the time and money they have cost me, not to mention the 2 months that theyve had my money. Absolute cowboys they are!
Edited by: "SoggyBeans" 21st Oct 2016

bro631

Buy a vodafone smart ultra 6 it has full hd screen and a octa core … Buy a vodafone smart ultra 6 it has full hd screen and a octa core processor and its 5.5inch aswell



I would if I could find one!

Anyone know where I could buy a Smart Ultra 6 please?
Edited by: "lianne21" 25th Oct 2016

kwh

Jesus wept X)


720p u rather buy an smart 6 ultra or smart7 ultra has 1080p screen for the same money

bro631

720p u rather buy an smart 6 ultra or smart7 ultra has 1080p screen for … 720p u rather buy an smart 6 ultra or smart7 ultra has 1080p screen for the same money


It's a 5 inch screen.
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