Sony has extended their X series in India with the new Xperia XA Ultra which as you might have already guessed, features an enormous 6-inch display. Announced originally back in May, the handset will also appeal to the “selfie-lovers” as it offers a 16MP front facing the camera with LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization.

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In terms of specifications, the Xperia XA Ultra flaunts a 6-inch FULL HD panel up front with Sony’s BRAVIA Engine 2. Underneath, it runs on MediaTek Helio P10 Octa-Core processor with four cores clocked at 2.0Ghz and the rest at 1.0Ghz. There’s, additionally, Mali T860MP2 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 200GB via a MicroSD card and a non-removable 2700mAh with quick-charging available.

Moreover, it rocks a promising 21.5 MP rear camera with 1/2.4″ Exmor RS sensor, Hybrid Auto-Focus, a dedicated camera button and on the front, Sony has provided a 16MP Sony Exmor R sensor with a LED flash, 88-degree wide-angle lens, and OIS. Weird why Sony didn’t include OIS on the rear shooter where most users will find it considerably helpful. Lastly, the Xperia XA Ultra comes with Android Marshmallow with Sony’s Custom UI layered over and supports Dual SIM, LTE, NFC. The phone looks gorgeous with an edge-to-edge screen, although, some might find the huge black lens disturbing.

The Xperia XA Ultra will be available in three fancy color variants including White, Graphite Black and Lime Gold and is priced at Rs 29,990. As a complementary addition, Sony is also bundling free e-books worth Rs 1,000 and three months subscription for apps like Sony Liv and Hungama Play worth Rs 299 and Rs 750. It’s quite certain Sony has failed to impress with its X series, the XA Ultra too misses out on a bunch of important factors – fingerprint scanner, waterproof features and a larger battery to name a few.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.