Literally on the Sony recently introduced a large 6-inch smartphone called Sony Xperia XA Ultra . It comes in a new design line in 2016. Feature of the device is that the front camera is equipped with a large matrix 1 / 2.6 “sensor 16 MP Exmor RS, optical image stabilization and auto focus.
Interestingly, the Sony company already has a similar device – Xperia C5 Ultra. It also focus on the long diagonal of the screen and the camera selfie-6-inch display, a 13 megapixel with flash and autofocus. And some parameters C5 Ultra even better: the device is thinner, lighter battery has 2930 mAh against 2700 novelty.
Of course, the Japanese corporation know better what kind Soup produced in Russia, however, it seems to me, Sony Xperia XA Ultra is more suitable for the Asian market. This is where people like huge phones heaped up front camera for shooting “sebyashek”.
Appearance Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Smartphone, as I said, comes in a new design, repeating certain nuances Xperia X, XA and X Performance: rectangular shape, smooth shape, sloping corners, fashionable glass 2.5D and more. In my opinion, the device will get a lovely, conveniently fit into the fabric of modern gadgets.
Dimensions rather big – 164x79x8.4 mm. Frankly, the manufacturer could make thinner gadget without problems, still 8.4 mm for devices with battery is only 2700 mAh and 164 mm in length – a bit too much. For example, in the same C5 Ultra thickness 8.2 mm. Yes, the minimum difference, however, and the battery is already at 2930 mAh. It weighs 202 grams novelty in his hand does not feel heavy “shovel”, lies in the palm of a well due to sloping faces. Naturally, the use of one hand is not very comfortable, but it is individual: after all, the one who buys the device, represents the size of Sony Xperia XA Ultra .
The device will be available in three colors: white, graphite black and gold of lime. Last I saw, but the second is somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 in black. Probably later appear pink or mint.
The front panel is covered by tempered glass, the developer does not specify protection products. Oleophobic coating is present, sufficiently effective.
The side edges are made of brushed metal, the upper and lower insert – plastic, painted in primary colors, but if you look closely, you will notice the difference in a couple of colors. Do not critical, it looks even more impressive.
The back cover is made of matte plastic with soft-touch easy finish. In all samples, unfortunately caved in to the battery socket. A bit strange, considering some of the premium appearance. Fingerprints on the material almost imperceptible, but the gadget white colors remain dark streaks.
Above are an indicator of missed communications, sensors and proximity lighting, speaker, flash, and a large camera lens, framed with dark plastic insert (it serves as a barrier between the lens and the flash to avoid glare).
Bottom – speaker, microUSB and a microphone. Top placed 3.5 mm audio jack and a second microphone.
On the left under the cap – a slot for a memory card and connector for nanoSIM-card.
On the right edge of the – button to activate the camera, volume rocker control (too small for such a big gadget), the power button.
On the reverse side – the main camera and flash.
Display Sony Xperia XA Ultra
In this model, a 6-inch diagonal screen. Resolution, oddly enough, FullHD. The Sony company, this device is not positioned as a top solution. IPS OGS Matrix with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology.
Despite the low resolution of 6 inches, pixels are not evident, the matrix itself is excellent color reproduction, high saturation. The viewing angles are maximum, without changing the shades. Brightness is excellent. The screen is indeed commendable. More details on the display as discussed in the review.
Battery Sony Xperia XA Ultra
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra mounted battery 2700 mAh. The manufacturer claims that the work unit can be up to two days. On the official website found the following information:
“Battery life is measured on the basis of the profile of a typical smartphone usage, which criteria were identified by Sony Mobile Communications AB in September 2014, This profile reflects the most common ways to work with your smartphone (phone calls, text messages, Internet, social networks, games, listening music, shooting pictures, viewing images and videos online, video recording and playback, etc.). ”
Here a “copy-paste” of TTX another smartphone or gadget was developed back in 2014 🙂
Frankly, the use of the battery 2700 mAh battery gadget with 6-inch diagonal somewhat rash to date. I think that in the Sony Xperia XA Ultra would easily fit the battery on the 4000 – 5000 mAh.
Performance, and the system memory Sony Xperia XA Ultra
The Sony company decided to apply to the Sony Xperia XA Ultra chipset from MediaTek – Helio P10 (8 64-bit kernels). In my subjective opinion, would be better Japanese developers have used solutions from Qualcomm’s, for example, the Snapdragon 615 – cheap and cheerful. The fact that last tested me smartphones Helio P10, X20, and X25 proved themselves with the worst side: almost all games went with low values of the FPS.
With regard to the overall performance, the questions asked to her – Sony Xperia XA Ultra.
Novelty equipped with three gigabytes of RAM – this amount is enough for a device medium-high price range. The internal memory of 16 GB and a slot for memory card.
All of this operates under Google Android 6.0 operating system. In the sample jacket with elements of pure “android” and branded icons.
Cameras Sony Xperia XA Ultra
The main camera has a 21.5 megapixel module (Sony Exmor RS, size 1 / 2.4-inch aperture F2.2), the front module is also difficult: matrix Sony Exmor RS of 16 MP and the size of 1 / 2.6 inches, F2.0 aperture, angle 88 degrees. Interestingly, selfie camera present autofocus and optical image stabilization, and in the main module “stub” is not.
Now I’m not going to talk about the quality of cadres, as the sample used only a few tens of minutes, and not attached photos – the sample was not the final software.
At this point (although it is unlikely that it will change for the better and more) autofocus camera selfie poor: slow, sometimes wrong. Why do I think that it is unlikely that anything will change? Experience suggests the tested devices with the same modules. In addition, it is unlikely in the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is phase focusing in front of the module. This means that used contrast, and she, alas, it is extremely slow: at the right time or the focus will not have time to “catch” the sharpness, or “hover” is not on the face. I believe that in selfie cameras should not be auto-focus, since it reduces the rate of capture and focus accuracy. While girls from Sony claim that they still have to smarten up before shooting, so speed is not important.
My personal opinion: front camera should instantly take pictures, have a wider viewing angle, accurate white balance and resolution of at least 5 MP (more than 10 is also not particularly necessary).
Below – a comparison of staff on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Sony Xperia XA Ultra (right). As you can see, the Samsung wider viewing angle, but the Sony slightly sharper picture. However, Samsung has made a picture in a fraction of seconds, and frame on the Sony took a few seconds.
Conclusion Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Model Sony Xperia XA Ultra made a mixed impression on me. On the one hand – a nice appearance, excellent practical materials, good colorful screen, on the other – most likely, the high price, original emphasis on the front module, the lack of “stub” in the main camera, the battery is only 2700 mAh (again, experience suggests that this capacity is not enough for a screen 6 inches, no matter how the producers tried to optimize the system).
Once again, that Sony Xperia XA Ultra will be available in the summer, the price is still unknown (unlikely to be less than 30 000 rubles).
Anyone who now wants to get selfifon can buy Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, it is not much different from the news, however, is already available and is cheaper.