Sony Xperia XA PAYG @ O2 - great price for £192
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Sony Xperia XA PAYG @ O2 - great price for £192

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Found 22nd Jun 2016
I think it's a cheapest deal you can find to get this XA without contract.

Unlock via Ebay: ebay.co.uk/itm…050?hash=item3ac295ead2:g:GukAAOSwa-dWsRBb

Spec:

Dimensions 143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm (5.65 x 2.63 x 0.31 in)
Weight 137.4 g (4.83 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~71.8% screen-to-body ratio)
720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 4 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T860MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash,
Features 1/3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary 8 MP, 1/4" sensor size, autofocus, 1080p, HDR
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS , with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging (Pump Express+ 2.0)
- Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 560 h (2G) / Up to 603 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Music play Up to 55 h

29 Comments

Still seems overpriced.

Looks really good. Disappointed it has no gyro though. Too many phones released without a gyro these days.

I reckon when the Chinese manufacturers start to improve certain areas of their phones, they'll really give the big players such as Sony, Samsung, etc a good run for their money...

Surely it should be £192+top up?

5" screen and 1280x720 at nearly £200? (That's Moto G spec) .... is the rest of the phone made of gold?

Saw this at the O2 shop a few weeks ago at this price, thought it was too much ....

I don't know much about phones but my Z3 needs replacing, I need a new phone. Is this real bad?

It's a very good-looking phone mainly because of the almost bezel-less screen. It doesn't have a finger sensor but does have NFC so will be ok for Android Pay, if you use it. Seems to be the best looking phone in the new X range.

gsmarena review

iainmann

It's a very good-looking phone mainly because of the almost bezel-less … It's a very good-looking phone mainly because of the almost bezel-less screen. It doesn't have a finger sensor but does have NFC so will be ok for Android Pay, if you use it. Seems to be the best looking phone in the new X range.gsmarena review


I agree, it has very good looks but the battery life kills it for me.

I bought a much better branded smartphone over 2 years ago for less money.

Has anyone tried to unlock one of these XAs on O2? Are unlock codes available yet?

stanlenin

I bought a much better branded smartphone over 2 years ago for less money.



oO

damienace

I don't know much about phones but my Z3 needs replacing, I need a new … I don't know much about phones but my Z3 needs replacing, I need a new phone. Is this real bad?


your phone is better.

You can get a z2 for less than this, a z3 for about the same.

Both much better phones.

Bargain. Good find! I was going to buy from Sony or Very at £140 quid.
Style, colour and performance will all suit my wife.
And I love the xperia dedicated camera buttons. instant photo taking.
I have the Z3 compact and Z1 before that. Love the phones.

The build looks great on this.

I thought this had usb type c. With quick charge. Would be a deal breaker for me

Not sure if anyone actually read the GSM review for the battery section on this phone but it's abyssmal. The S6 scores like 73h endurance rating whilst the XA 40 hours.

isnt the m5 better. has the x10 processor instead of p10?

I think it's the looks that draws people in. It's a very nice looking phone

PaulPogba

Get the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact instead (if it comes back in stock)


I did. Twice. Lol

ronaldmacdonald

I did. Twice. Lol



I've got a Z3 Compact and it's a v e r y good phone. Battery life is amazing. But I want a slightly bigger screen. Battery certainly not as good in the XA but everything else seems ok and it certainly is a very good-looking phone. Has anyone used a 3rd party unlock for the O2 version?

Two 1080p capable cameras and a 720p screen to watch them on. Yay.

hashemcom007

isnt the m5 better. has the x10 processor instead of p10?



Yeah that is better.

Helio P10: Single-core – 882, Multi-core – 3371
Helio X10: Single-core – 905, Multi-core – 5154

Better cameras, 1080p screen, better battery capacity and does last longer too, waterproof(ish) 3gb ram

XA wins on looks, newer android version, Pump Express+ 2 (alright that might not be a major factor but it always makes me smirk) and 0.3mm thinner...

So basically an M4 AQUA with marshmallow. Why not just send a software update?! Very poor screen resolution for a £192 phone.

nikesh971

So basically an M4 AQUA with marshmallow. Why not just send a software … So basically an M4 AQUA with marshmallow. Why not just send a software update?! Very poor screen resolution for a £192 phone.



They can't charge £192 for software update?

Anyway it does have double the storage of the M4 sadly they use more of it than ever on their software. Lacks the waterproofing too. Think the camera system better though.

Banned

Keoje

Not sure if anyone actually read the GSM review for the battery section … Not sure if anyone actually read the GSM review for the battery section on this phone but it's abyssmal. The S6 scores like 73h endurance rating whilst the XA 40 hours.



Yeah this. Ridiculous price for the spec.

Go for Honor 5C if you want a big screen, decent performance and £50 back in your pocket or Xperia Z3 Compact if you want small screen and stellar battery life. Both will be a considerably wiser investment.

Anybody managed to get it unlocked yet, if so how long did you wait...

Banned

i am awaiting for z5 deals. fantastic phone despite its size.
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