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Sony Xperia XA Ultra: Phablet for quality video, selfie-yuppies


Sony has been known to offer wide-screen devices before and its latest phablet-like offering dares to impress yet again. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is another heavyweight, a large-screened device that promises to deliver high-quality renders and revved up image resolutions.

Taking the Sony Xperia XA Ultra display to the extreme

First up is the 6-inch screen that is expected to immediately capture a person’s attention. With the edge-to-edge display panel, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra maximizes the color depth as traditionally done by the company.

It starts off with the common 1920×1080 resolution at 367 ppi but the kicker is that the contrasts can be increased through the aid of Vivid Mode. For a phone that offers a big screen, those flexible adjustments are already impressive in itself.

It goes further by leaving good marks when angled views are taken into consideration. Protective glass is present around the edges that make up the quality finish.

Credible Hardware support

With such emphasis done on the display resolution, what did Sony pack to keep it all up?

Inside, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra is backed by an MT6755 octa-core Helio 10 (2 GHz) along with a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. 3 GB of RAM is included plus 16 GB of internal storage. Considering this device is likely to tempt users to maximize image-capturing resolutions, the microSD card slot which can store up to 200 GB more will come in handy.

It comes with the usual connectivity features (4G LTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB OTG. It adds a bit more being a dual-SIM capable device. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

Which is the main camera?

The part which most techies are looking for is this one – the camera. As one would expect, Sony has ramped this feature yet again. This time, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes packed with a 21.5 MP main camera that includes a 1/2.4-inch sensor.

The sensor comes with phase detection auto-focus and LED flash to aid in the image-capturing the phone will likely be doing a lot. The front-facing camera is looming to be impressive as well, a must for selfie-users.

Up front, the Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with a stunning 16 MP front-facing camera which includes a 1/2.6-inch sensor with autofocus, OIS and LED flash. Hence, it stands to be among the best selfie-taking cameras in the market that can be used even in low-lit conditions.

As far as video capturing is concerned, the main and front cameras can record 1080p videos. The thought alone makes this a phone worth considering, especially for the crazed video capturing users out there.

Designed large with good reason and packed with two cameras that offer no compromise, Sony did it again by placing premium on a mid-range phone that is obviously a must-have for the youth!