Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra vs. Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra – what's new?

Earlier this week, at CES 2018, Sony unveiled two new mid-range Android Oreo smartphones that succeed the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra of last year. Called Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, the new handsets are already available to pre-order in the US, being offered unlocked for $349 and $449, respectively.

While Sony didn’t drastically change the design of its new Xperia XA family, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra look better than their predecessors, thanks in no small part to their reduced top and bottom bezels. Another thing that’s almost instantly noticeable on both handsets is the presence of fingerprint …


Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Plus now costs $299


The Xperia XA1 Plus, one of Sony’s latest mid-range Android smartphones,
has been available to buy in the US since October. Initially sold
for $379.99, the handset is now $80 cheaper, thus you can purchase it for only
$299.99 (US
warranty included).

 

You can get the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus at $299 from Amazon,
were the phone is offered in three color variants: black, blue, and gold. It’s
not clear if this deal is part of a Black Friday promotion, so we don’t know if
it will still be available next week. Anyway, if you want to buy this new Xperia right now,
you can find it at the source …

Deal: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is $100 (25% off) cheaper on Amazon

The Xperia XA1 Ultra made its debut on the market back in May, but it reached US shores slightly later. It’s a high-end smartphone that’s likely to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo next year, and one that we’ve already reviewed and found it good enough.

If you think Sony’s Xperia XA1 Ultra would be suitable as your primary smartphone, then you might want to take into consideration Amazon’s promotion.

For a limited time, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra 32GB is on sale at Amazon for just $300, exactly 25% cheaper than the MSRP. Basically, you can save $100 …

Mid-range Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launches in the US, fans of large bezels rejoice


Shortly after releasing the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact in
the US,
Sony is now bringing another new (but cheaper) smartphone stateside. We’re
talking about the Xperia XA1 Plus, a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p
screen and an unmistakable Sony design – large top and bottom bezels
included. 

 

As of today, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Plus can be
pre-ordered through Amazon, which acts as one of Sony’s official US
distribution channels. The new smartphone is offered for $379.99 (in gold,
black, or blue), comes with US warranty, and will be shipped on October 23.
Like most unlocked …

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Hand-On

Sony’s back in the mid-range field and ready to take on some
stiff competition in the higher end of that category. The Xperia XA1 Plus has been
announced alongside their latest flagships. Retailing for $379.99, we take a
first look at whether the device itself is premium for a mid-range, or just the
price.Design and Display

 

The Xperia XA1 Plus is a hybrid of sorts between the XA and XA
Ultra. In fact, the 1080p screen size is smack-dab in the middle of the two,
sized at 5.5 inches and delivering 403 pixels per inch. Keeping in the trend of
its …

First Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus promo videos are here

Today at IFA 2017, Sony unveiled three brand new smartphones: Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XA1 Plus. Interestingly, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both of which offer high-end features, will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, likely being among the first in the world to do so. But the mid-range XA1 Plus (running Android 7 Nougat) is not to be overlooked, as it packs a generous 3430 mAh battery – the largest we’ve seen on a modern Sony phone thus far.

Trying to lure consumers into buying its new handsets, Sony released promo videos for each of them. As …

Deal: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already $50 cheaper in the US

Officially available in the US since earlier this month, the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra is already cheaper than it was at launch. Initially sold for $399.99 unlocked, the smartphone now costs $50 less, being offered by Best Buy for $349.99.

With its 6-inch 1080p display, the Xperia XA1 Ultra is one of the largest Android Nougat smartphones out there, so it’s not for everyone. But if you do need a big handset like this, the XA1 Ultra has some nice features for its price range, including an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 23 MP rear camera, and …

Deal: The Sony Xperia XA1 in black is on sale at Amazon, save 20%

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSony Xperia XA1 32GB,
Unlocked, Black
 (US Warranty)AmazonNew$239.99 ($299.99)
20% offN/A

GRAB IT HERE

Looking to get yourself a stylish Xperia handset but don’t wanna break the bank? Lucky you, then! 
Amazon currently has a nice promo running for the Xperia XA1, a solid Sony mid-range model from …

June security update coming to Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively. 

Currently, there’s no information about the size of the update or whether it includes any other changes. As such, if you happen to own one of these handsets and you’ve noticed anything new, please …

Deal: Take $50.99 off the Sony Xperia XA1 at Amazon


How would you like to save $50.99 on the unlocked 32GB Sony Xperia XA1? We thought you’d say that. Here’s the deal. A third party seller is offering the handset through Amazon at a price of  $249. That is a 17% discount. Now, with only a handful of units left, there is the possibility that the phone will be all sold soon. But the good news is that if you are too late and this deal is closed out, Amazon will sell you the device for $259.42. At that price, you are still saving $40.57 or 13.5%.

The Sony Xperia XA1 features a 5-inch LCD display carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. Under …