Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra – A Smart Phone for Both Common Users and Corporate

Sony Xperia XA1 UltraMobile World Congress 2017 marked the smartphone market return of Nokia. And Nokia stole the show with its Nokia 3315’s reincarnation, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones – no doubt about that. But Sony did not just sit back and let Nokia have the spotlight. Sony tried its best to make its presence felt by launching a couple of its Xperia smartphones.

Sony had already announced its plans of launching the Sony Xperia XZs and Sony Xperia XZ Premium with plenty of exciting features and specifications. It seems as if the smartphone maker is not going to stop here. According to the reports coming from company insiders, Sony seems to have expanded its Xperia Smartphone Family even further with another smartphone called the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra with plenty of new specifications.

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra will be the successor to Sony’s Xperia XA smartphone launched in the year 2016. The company has decided to launch this smartphone for users falling in the mid-range category. Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is going to be bigger in-terms of size as compared to its predecessor.

Now Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Specifications of Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra:

  • Network compatibility with GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G) / UMTS HSPA+ (3G) and LTE (4G) Cat4/Cat62 technology
  • Only 188 gram weight (6.6.3 oz)
  • Will support both single and dual SIM (both Nano)
  • 4 GB RAM for both 32 GB and 64 GB Variants
  • Support for microSD card up to 256 GB
  • Will run on Google’s Android Nougat 7.0 Operating System
  • Processor by MediaTek Helio P20 Octa Core 64bit (Quad Core 2.3GHz + Quad Core 1.6GHz)
  • Chipset by Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20
  • Fully HD 6-inch display size
  • Will support for 16M colors and 1080*1920 pixels
  • Multitouch up to 4 fingers
  • Corning Gorilla Glass for display protection
  • 23 MP main camera
  • 16 MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity features like Wi-Fi Miracast, Google Cast, Bluetooth v4.2 supported by wireless technology, NFC and USB Type-c
  • Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass.
  • Non-removable li-ion 2700 mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging
  • SmartAmp and ClearAudio+ for Sound
  • Expected to be available in White, Black, Gold, and Pink

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is definitely going to be big in-terms of features as compared to the Sony Xperia XA. But that is nothing more than the tip of the iceberg. According to sources, Sony has incorporated a lot of innovation in the Xperia XA1 Ultra technologically. Let’s see the innovation incorporated in the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra:

6 Inch Display Size:

Display size is always one of the key specifications of any smartphone to help users enjoy every bit of playing their favorite video games, watching their favorite videos, and reading their favorite articles. This is why Sony has decided to provide a 6 Inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Apart from support for 16M colors, 1080*1920 pixels screen resolution, and Multitouch up to 4 fingers, incorporation of the latest Image Enhance Technology will be a key specification of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone.

High-Quality Camera

Its 23MP main camera and 16MP front camera are something beyond the imagination of any smartphone user. Double digit megapixels in both cameras produce sharper images with full color details in broad daylight. With its 16 MP camera for selfies, users stand a good chance of clicking beautiful selfies even in dim daylight using a hand shutter. Its 16 MP Selfie camera makes sure your selfies are never blurry.  Moreover, plenty of extra room for you to fit extra friends in your high resolution selfies clicked in vibrant color is also one of the outstanding specifications of the Sony Xperia XA1.

Battery Power:

This is where the Sony Xperia XA1 deserves some criticism. A 2700 mAh battery power is way less than what users have come to expect. Battery power has always been an issue for smartphone users. This is one of the key specifications that users look at when buying a smartphone in todays market. If battery power is less than optimal, the chances are that users will get discouraged and may drop their plans of buying it. Although Sony is providing features like Qnoovo Adaptive Charging and Stamina etc. in the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra to make sure the battery lasts long, 2700 mAh of battery power is something that users may not like.

Key Accessories:

According to the reports provided by trustworthy sources, USB Type-C, Style Cover Stand SCSG40 for Xperia  XA Ultra, Bluetooth headset with Speaker SBH56, Xperia Ear, Smart Band2, Stereo Bluetooth headset SBH70, Mono Bluetooth Headset MBH20 are some of the key accessories that Sony is planning to provide with the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra as a premium specification.

Final Suggestion:

The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is good for both common users as well as corporate customers. The credit goes to its massive external, internal and expandable memory. But its battery power is something that Sony needs to address.

All Innovative Specs and Features of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony seems to be on a product launching spree. It seems as if the smartphone manufacturer has decided to take the market competition by storm. After launching the Sony Xperia L1, Sony is now bringing to market the Sony Xperia XZ premium.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is expected to perform very much like its predecessors launched in the past by Sony. According to Sony Insiders, the Sony Xperia XZ is the first smartphone with a feature like 4k HDR Display2.

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Sony Xperia XZs is an Ocean of New Features and Specifications

Sony Xperia XZsAfter talking about the Sony Xperia L1, it is now time to throw some light on the features and specifications of the Sony Xperia XZs.  Sony, one of the largest smartphone makers in the world, seems to have left no stone unturned to ensure smart experiences for customers with this upcoming smartphone. The company has decided to incorporate a number of new features in it. The whole objective behind this is to exceed smartphone users’ expectations and requirements on performance with the Sony Xperia XZs.

Let’s Glance Through the Specs of the Sony Xperia XZs below:

  • 2 Inch Display Size (HD) with Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Supports Triluminous and X-Reality
  • 19 MP main camera
  • 13 MP Selfie shooter
  • Network Compatibility with GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G) and LTE (4G) Cat113
  • Screen Resolution of 1080*1920
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Android Nougat 7.1 Operating System
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Chipset
  • Quad-core CPU
  • Supports Fingerprint Sensor for Fast and Secure Unlock
  • Available in Single and Dual (Nano) SIM Variants
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal Memory for Single SIM Variant
  • 64 GB Internal Memory for Dual SIM Variant
  • Expendable Memory Up to 256 GB with microSDXC Card.
  • 2900 mAh Battery Power with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Smart Stamina
  • Strong Water Resistance
  • Wi-Fi Miracast, A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)3, Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, Google Cast, NFC and USB Type-C™ for Connectivity
  • Support for PS4™ Remote Play
  • Support for High-Resolution Audio, Digital Noise Cancelling
  • Clear Audio+
  • Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
  • Stereo Recording
  • Availability in Black Warm, Silver, and Ice Blue Colors

Features of Sony Xperia XZs

It seems as if Sony has seriously decided to take the bull by the horns. This is why the company is providing so many new features to its users. By the way, Sony is synonymous to innovation. Now let’s take a look at the features of Sony Xperia XZs one by one in detail below:

5.2 Inch Display Size:

5.2 inch display size seems to have become a standard in the smartphone manufacturing industry. Smartphone users love to see videos online and do their work using their smartphone. For this purpose, a 5.2 inch TRILUMINOS display with X-reality feature size is a perfect specification of the Sony Xperia XZ. However, display size alone will not be enough for the company to break sales records. And Sony knows it. Perhaps, this is why the company is providing a Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, sRGB 138% spectrum compared to standard videos (SDR) and Corning® Gorilla® Glass protection.

2900 mAh Battery Power:

Battery size is something Sony Xperia XZs lacks. Battery life is always an issue for any smartphone user. This is why users seem to look for a smartphone with over 3000 mAh in the battery. In addition to that, only 2900 mAh battery power will not let Sony Xperia XZs make its presence felt in the market because a lot of companies like Samsung, LG and Xiaomi etc. are now providing 4000 mAh batteries in their smartphones to let users enjoy their favorite videos and do their important work for a longer period of time. Don’t buy it if you are looking for a smartphone with long battery life.

Camera Quality

With a 19 MP main camera and a 13 MP Selfie shooter, the camera quality of the Sony Xperia XZs has to be beyond imagination. Apart from this, triple image sensing technology, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, 960 fps super slow motion videos, Predictive Capture, 0.5 sec Quick Launch & Capture  and more features of Sony Xperia XZs will enhance your photo clicking experience like never before. The treat does not end here. The presence of Anti-distortion shutter, HDR Photo, x8 Digital Zoom, 25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0 , 4K recording and SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization) will redefine the way you click your selfies with the Sony Xperia XZs.

Key Accessories

If you have decided to spend your money to buy it, make sure you also get its accessories listed below to see how the Sony Xperia XZ will exceed your expectations on performance:

  • Style Cover Stand SCSG20
  • Quick Charger UCH12W
  • Charging Dock DK60
  • Hi-res headset MDR-NC750
  • Bluetooth(R) Headset with Speaker SBH56

Final Thoughts:

Sony Xperia XZs is coming in the month of April 2017. Therefore, be sure to look for these features to make sure it caters to your requirements.

See Also: Sony Xperia L1

Who Should Buy and Who Should Not Buy Sony Xperia L1

Sony Xperia L1Sony has always been one of the most expensive smartphone brands in the world. The price of all previous smartphones launched by Sony is the best example of it. Just like Apple’s iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Sony smartphones are not easy to afford. However, Sony smartphones have been able to make their presence felt in the global smartphone market because of their ability to exceed user expectations.

Now, the company is all set to exceed smartphone lovers’ expectations of performance with the Sony Xperia L1. Sony is providing very high-quality features and hardware for users. The Sony Xperia L1 has a lot of special things to make it the best technological companion you may need. Let’s see the specialties of the Sony Xperia L1.

Specifications of the Sony Xperia L1

Sony is promising smooth performance and outstanding display in this tailored smartphone. This is definitely going to be a beautiful phone. But we should not judge this book by its cover. It is important to take a look at the specifications of the Sony Xperia L1 before deciding to buy it:

  • Compatible with GSM/HSPA and LTE network
  • Supports 2G, 3G and 4G bands
  • Luxury of using single and dual SIM (both Nano)
  • 5 display size
  • Supports 720*1280 screen resolution
  • It is Multitouch
  • Scratch resistant glass (>6H) for display protection
  • 2GB RAM
  • 256 GB Expandable storage
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Google Android Nougat Operating System
  • MediaTek Quad Core 64bit MT6737T (1.45GHzx4) Processor
  • 2620 mAH Battery power
  • 13 MP Main camera
  • 5 MP Selfie shooter
  • xLOUD Clear Audio+ for sound
  • Spotify
  • Supports Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology, aptX / A2DP
  • Charging Dock DK60
  • Bluetooth® Headset with Speaker SBH56
  • Supports GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Supports NFC, FM Radio and USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Haste makes waste! You have come to know about the specifications of the Sony Xperia L1. But you are still not advised to buy it without knowing about its features. More importantly, you should spend your money to buy it only if there are features or specification that you desire.

New Features of the Sony Xperia L1

Sony has decided to take the bull by the horns. Sony is generally known for better picture quality instead of creating smart experiences with new features. This has pushed the company into the corner. Taking this into account, Sony has now added many new features to make your smartphone experience brilliant like never before, thanks to the incorporation of new features in Sony Xperia L1. Let’s discuss them below in detail and see how they can make life easy for you.

5.5 inch Display Size:

This is one of the best features of this phone. Its display is Multi-touch, IPS LCD Capacitive, supports 16M colors and 720*1280 pixel screen resolution and provides protection against scratches. Its display is intuitive enough to make sure you get the best video/photo viewing and gaming experience like never before. Spend your money on it if you want its loop surface design and narrow borders which let you share your favorite content with your contacts while you’re viewing your favorite videos/photos or even while playing a game.

Only a 2620 mAh Battery:

There is nothing impressive about the battery capacity. It is possibly a setback for smartphone users. Sony definitely needs to understand that users nowadays prefer smartphones providing more battery life than a 2620 mAH battery can offer. This is not the must-have feature that any smartphone lover would find in Sony Xperia L1. Gone are the days when camera quality and looks are the primary factors used to inspire users to buy a smartphone. Considering its battery life, business class people will have to charge it at least twice a day, which is sometimes difficult to do. Sony needs to consider supplying it’s smartphones with more than 3000 mAh battery size.


Do you like to listen to high quality music? Incorporation of Spotify will take your music taste to the next level. The Sony Xperia L1 provides you this feature in your hands to make sure you get access to the world’s best music albums and artists just by touching the Xperia L1 with your fingers.

Camera Quality:

Sony smartphones provide camera quality like no other smartphone manufacturer in the world. A 13 MP main camera and 5 MP Selfie shooter will impress you with features like an auto focus ISO 3200, F2.2 lens, 3X clear image zoom and a 24mm wide-angle lens F2.2.

Final Thoughts:

This device could be very expensive like all other Sony smartphones. Taking its battery life into consideration, businessmen should think twice before making this purchase. It will be available in black, white and pink colors. Sony Xperia L1 is perfect for selfie queens and social butterflies.

See Also: Nokia 5 for Mid-range Smartphone

Sony Xperia XA Ultra: With Bigger Display for Great Fit

Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony’s Xperia range is floating all around the market and consistently gaining fans with its gorgeous looks and quality features. The Xperia range came off with the Windows Mobile OS and later moved to Android. And now the smartphones occupy a bigger share of the market. The larger version of Sony’s Xperia XA is finally out as the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. Gigantic screen, intelligent camera and powerful processors are some of the highlighted features that make the device perform superfast while watching, browsing or gaming.

Some amazing specs of Sony Xperia XA Ultra include:

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Sony Xperia X – A Perfect Blend of Elegance and Performance

Sony Xperia X
Sony Xperia X

“Always one step ahead” is the tagline that the company is using for promoting its latest feature-rich release from its X series. Like other incredible devices in the Xperia series, it is created to fit perfectly and comfortably into your life. An amazing camera is the prominent highlight of the device, with specs that assist in shooting smooth videos by minimizing any “shaky cam” effects. However the amount of light, whichever angle you hold the device, and no matter what the content, the device can display it all and projects it magically.

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Why Sony Xperia Z3+ Should Be Your Next Smartphone

sony experia z3+

Sony did not take long to launch its next phone after Xperia Z3, the Z3+. But does this next version have enough advancements that it will maintain itself in the market for a longer duration? Here’s a peek at the new handset that has recently hit the market.

Premium Design

Sony has always been incredible with smartphone designs. From the very first model of Xperia, through the Z3+, the overall impeccable quality pretty much stands out against the competition.

The Z3+ comes with a sleek body with front and rear glass panels that have set a trend that even Samsung is copying. It just weights 144 grams even with a display of 5.2 inches and a 2930 mAh battery. Adding more to that is an IP68 waterproof feature, which means it can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for a duration of 30 minutes. The USB is not covered by a flap and the sim slot and microSD slots have been moved to one area.

Software and Camera

This new smartphone comes with Android Lollipop running on a 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. With 3GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt storage, and 128 GB expandable memory, it is quite impressive. Like the Z3, the new Xperia also has a 5Mp front camera and a 20.7-megapixel rear autofocus with image stabilizer, wide angle lens and 4K recording.

PS4 Remote Play

PS4 is Sony’s power differentiator as it works remotely on your smartphone. It has gradually become the core part of the gaming time. PS4 is popular as it is quick, easy to setup and works well.

This Xperia is a completely feature-packed smartphone. Where other smartphone manufacturers sacrifice features for their design, Sony packs them all in one. The new Sony Xperia Z3+ retains all the features regarding connectivity including 4G Internet, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB port, WiFi Hotspot, and GPS with AGPS.

Feel Light with Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

sony tablet

Sony’s latest slate, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a nice smart device if you have a penchant for owning light-weighing gadgets. Now, when you hear the name, do not make judgments on its size based on the moniker. Beware that Sony refers to the 8-inch tablet as compact to merely classify it from its two erstwhile 10.1-inch devices. The company has so far lived up to the consumers’ expectations of the quality of its premium product and gladly continues to do so. The two smartphones that make up the remaining Z3 family have taken people by surprise and satisfied. Sony’s latest tablet is next in that legacy of good quality devices. With elegant looks and powerful features, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has many feathers in its hat to keep you interested.

To start with, the body has a thin and light design with an amazingly beautiful display. With such aesthetic presentation, it does not lag behind in performance. The device is quick with its functions and has a long battery life. Although it’s expensive when compared to flagship tablets available in the market that have similar sizes, the strong and useful features justify the pricing. For those looking to utilize the camera of their tablet devices, the Tablet Compact may not be a delightful experience.

Sony has previously experimented with many off-beat designs, but now it tends to take a clear no-nonsense approach. The Tablet Compact has an intentional, square profile, rounding slightly only on the corners and sides. While some might feel that the device looks boring because of it, there are others who regard it as stylishly simple.

All said and done, Sony’s Z3 Tablet Compact is a well-designed and well-constructed device. It is thin and light to rest in your hands and has a noteworthy display. Its brisk performance and long battery life make it quite a promising device to buy. Although the price of the piece makes one hesitate to make the purchase because there are other lighter tablets which do not cost that much, the Tablet Compact is certainly a good choice and an owner’s delight.



Sony Xperia Z3 Compact–Offering Great Stuff in a Small Package


In the recent few years, many of the major smartphone players have resorted to introducing mini versions of their best-selling, high-end devices with an aim to satisfy those who still crave a smaller device. While the race has not been easy for these smartphone manufacturing giants as it’s difficult to include the high-end specs in a smaller chassis. Yet, Sony has managed to take things in stride by preserving as many high-end features as possible in its smaller devices. Its recent innovation in this domain is the new Xperia Z3 Compact (Z3C), which flaunts the best of the 5.2-inch Z3 into a 4.6-inch body, and is basically everything you could want in a smaller smartphone.

At a glance, the Z3C might not appear to be the most convenient device to carry. For starters, there’s a thin, sharp rim around the two glass panels on either side of the curved border, and the corners of the device are only slightly curved. Additionally, the back panel offers minimal grip because of the slick glass used. The phone is relatively small at 127 x 64.9 x 8.6mm (5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches) and slightly heavier for a phone of this size, at 129g (4.55 ounces); yet its weight has no negative impact on its handling. Overall, it can be said that the phone will be received well by the audience. There’s undoubtedly a huge demand for big-screen devices, but with the Z1 Compact and newer Z3 Compact, Sony’s continuing to cater to those who want a smaller handset without giving up high-end specs.

The Xperia Z3 Compact includes an elegant design, a (mostly) good camera, strong computing power and spectacular battery life. Although the phone does not promise a great shooting experience because of its poor low-light camera, it settles the scores well with its high-end specs. Some of the best features of this small device are that it holds on for quite a while with its incredible battery life. With its top-tier performance and flagship design, the phone offers a smooth user experience and a build quality that is no different than the flagship model it imitates. All in all, the handset is reduced in size, but not capability.

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Treading a New Path: The Xperia Z3v

Xperia Z3v

Sony’s latest handset, the Xperia Z3v, is a new age gadget that’s beaming with innovation. The smartphone is a waterproof device, something that is very difficult to offer in smartphones. Next, it can capture 4K video and plays high-resolution audio. And if you’re still looking for more, the device can even stream games from your PlayStation 4. With these unusual but much needed features, the phone has added to the telling technological bundle for the company’s latest flagship phone, a variant of the Xperia Z3. Sony Xperia Z3v is exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. and costs $199 with a two-year contract.

The great news for PlayStation owners is that the phone’s PS4 Remote Play adds an extra layer of convenience. It is able to stream gameplay from a PS4 console in real time. It does so with the optional mount costing $59.99 that fits onto a standard PlayStation controller

If you are a photography enthusiast, you will be glad to use this smartphone as it can shoot videos at 4K resolution, providing for a sharp and clean viewing experience. Equipped with a storage capacity of 32GB, you don’t need to bother yourself with the space the 4k resolution videos will grab. If need be, you can extend the storage up to 128GB using a microSD card.

With an impressive 20 megapixels, the rear camera has matched the pixel count of a good digital camera, making it redundant. The phone’s camera also comes with a bag of tricks to use the camera in the most creative ways. Playing high-res audio is definitely something that most phones can’t do, which makes this phone unique. It’s also equipped with digital noise cancellation technology.

Although this superb handset is available with only one carrier, which automatically limits its reach, it surely gives you a lot for your buck.