The Sony Xperia Dual XA in the acts as middle-class smartphone 5.0-inch to class. Since the conversion of the model series of Sony phones (test) , the XA-Series is the successor to the previous E-series about. At the hardware manufacturer has seen savings here and there. But the price is low at the lower end of the current Sony model range. Whether it is worth, the dual-SIM mobile phone  to buy, is the Xperia XA Dual show test.
Sony Xperia Dual XA in Test
  • Android 6.0
  • 5.0 inch inch display, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6755 processor (2.0)
Buy online from € 225.99


The flat and narrow housing is very good in the hand, going through the built-up plastic but a not so high-quality impression. Elegant, however, the front glass flächigere which merges relatively seamlessly into the frame. In comparison to the Sony Xperia X Dual interesting: Both offer 5.0-inch screen, but the XA Dual is both narrower and shallower. Those who want to get away a little of the large-size smartphones, find an alternative here. The operation is completely the right side, where on / off switch and volume buttons are located. The 3.5mm audio jack is located on the upper frame USB port at the bottom.


The display works in the test just fine, but leaves a lot of distance to the screens of the sister models Xperia X or a fortiori XZ. This is partly due to the resolution. Normal HD on 5.0 inchesunfortunately not only sounds somewhat frugal, you can see it the phone also.
Even without a better smartphone to lay next to it, leaves thespongy Focus clearly room for improvement. Even if one can maintain individual pixels apart hardly because 294 ppi are about at the limit up to which this is possible.
Nevertheless, to give representation altogether a shifting impression - and also relatively dull . In Xperia XA test we have therefore used the X parallel and brightness compared: Even at the maximum setting reaches the cheaper phone not nearly the luminosity of the better-equipped big brother.

operating system

Aside from some apps, the design of the icons and the rest from screen, Sony has the Android 6.0 operating system only relatively minor revisions. This is likely also those who make friends with the Xperia XA who wish to use pure as possible Android prefer as present as the Nexus models. Since Sony has added some nice features and the operation as a whole is very simple, which we liked user interface very well.


The mobile phones of its new X series Sony has repeatedly on the great cameras pointed - but not incorporated in XA. Unlike, for example in the (more expensive) Xperia X compact, which even provides only 4.6 inches diagonally, are provided by the XA instead of the much advertised 23 megapixel camera "only" 13 megapixels .That alone does not say much, because even as Samsung flagship models currently offer only 12 megapixels.
But lens and lens have slimmed the Xperia XA. The result in the test are good, but by no means outstanding images. The quality rich but loose out to snapshots to create nice shots for holiday pictures to make or by cell phone contract to with Surf volume of photos on social networks Send . Too high expectations but you should not make.

Mobile Internet

When it comes to fast as possible goes mobile Internet , you want to LTE have available - at least if the specific contractual 4G support.Meanwhile the offer also all good new dual SIM models. The only question is which frequencies the device each dominated. Because they are different from country to country - and especially with imported models therefore not a matter of course. The Sony Xperia XA Dual supported by the three German LTE bands unfortunately only two - namely the frequencies 1800 and 2600 MHz. The 800 MHz band can not be used to it. That's actually annoying if you in more rural area is on the way - because the long-wave 800 MHz spectrum is used by the network operators, particularly outside of metropolitan areas.
  • Very slim design
  • Is very good in the hand
  • Cheap price
  • Display is dull and slightly fuzzy
  • LTE only on 2 of 3 German frequencies

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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