Sony Xperia XA1 Specs & Price

Sony Xperia XA1
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Sony Xperia XA1 is a new mid-range Android phone launched at the MWC 2017 alongside the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The smartphone features a 5.0-inch edge to edge display. Sony Xperia XA1 is available in a single SIM variant and a dual-SIM variant (a.k.a Sony Xperia XA1 Dual).

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Sony Xperia XA1 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • Borderless Design
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 23MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 4G LTE (up to 150/300 Mbps download)
  • 2300 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

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Display and Camera

Sony Xperia XA1 has a 5.0-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The phone has a borderless design with just a tiny bezel. The front is covered in scratch resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), though we cannot confirm which one it is at this time.

Sony Xperia XA1 features a 23 megapixels camera with an Exmor RS sensor on the back. The camera also features phase detection and laser autofocus, HDR, and Panorama. You also get an 8 megapixels front facing camera with autofocus built-in.

Hardware and Software

Sony Xperia XA1 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) on the octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 chipset with 3GB RAM. The Android phone has 32GB internal storage with support for up to 256GB memory card.

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Sony Xperia XA1 supports NFC, USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2, and 4G LTE. Depending on the model, the Sony Xperia XA1 may feature Cat6 LTE with download speed of up to 300 Mbps or Cat4 LTE with up to 150Mbps. LTE bands supported will depend on the model and non of the models supports all LTE bands in Nigeria.

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While the models G3125 and G3116 will support all bands except the band 20 (Smile and InterC), the models G3121 and G3112 supports all bands except for the band 28 (Glo Mobile) and band 40.

Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia XA1 is not yet available in Nigeria, it expected to begin its global launch in late Spring (i.e before the end of June). We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, or any country for that matter. When available, Sony Xperia XA1 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 150,000 Naira to 250,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Sony Xperia XA1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XA1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core & 1.6GHz quad-core (Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20)
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Gold, Pink
  • Dimension: 145 x 67 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: 23MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, PDAF & Laser Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video, Autofocus


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – [G3121, G3112], LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – [G3125, G3116], LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700), 29(700), 66(1700) – [G3123]

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps or 300Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 2.0)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2300 mAh Battery (Non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 11.3 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 466 hours
  • Fast Charging: Yes (PumpExpress+ 2.0)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Sony Xperia XA1 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: August 1st, 2019

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