Sony Xperia XA (SIM Free / UK)

Sony Mobile introduces an evolution of the Xperia™ brand to redefine communications. The new X series bring increasingly personalised and intelligent products to enrich your everyday life. This is achieved by delivering high-end technology and software solutions into its newest devices to give you the latest and greatest smartphones.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

Clove Technology only sell official UK specification SIM Free and factory unlocked smartphones for use on any UK / EU network.

For 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications and your local carrier.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia XA

  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS
  • Narrowest 5 inch smartphone in the world
  • Bezeless display
  • 13 MP main camera & 8MP front facing camera
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10, 2.0GHz 64 bit Octa Core. 2 GB RAM
  • 5.0” 720 x 1080p HD resolution
  • Curved edge display
  • 16 GB storage & micro SD support up to 200 GB

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia XA will be available with 16GB of main storage in Graphite Black, Lime Gold, and White from Clove Technology.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia XA
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Documentation


The Sony Xperia XA is the mid range device in the new X series line from Sony. With this new range Sony is bringing curved glass to the whole series along with minimal bezel for a flawless edge to edge design that feels comfortable in your hand.

The design of the XA is where Sony has truly delivered and they have made the XA have practically no bezels which actually makes it the narrowest 5 inch display in the world. This makes using the device with one hand effortless as navigating the screen is very ergonomic.

You would expect Sony to deliver in the camera department and they haven’t disappointed, with super-fast autofocus to capture those spur of the moment shots. Sony have also delivered with battery life once again and give you up to 2 days usage meaning you can listen to more music, watch more videos and stay out longer than before.

Fantastic camera with super-fast autofocus

Xperia XA features Hybrid Autofocus to freeze the action in a bright, blur-free shot. Combine this with touch focus and capture and you can take shots instantly meaning you will never miss that perfect shot.

The Xperia XA also has fast-launch so not only does your camera focus and snap pictures quickly it also starts up very quickly. This is a really nice feature as it’s combined with a dedicated camera button on the device meaning that your hand will never obstruct the image.

Have some fun

It's not all about serious technology improvements though, Sony have kept their suite of fun features to use with your camera so you can get creative with your shots.

You can add stickers, doodles and messages with the AR Effect mode, as well as using post editing tools to improve the look of your shots (or the subject!). Try the Style Portrait mode to edit during or after the picture.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The latest software from Android comes preloaded on the Xperia XA series and with it arrives a host of great features that improve the user interface and user experience.

Sony has kept the software very close to stock Android, however there are some excellent overlay pieces from Sony. One of which is Sony’s suite of multimedia applications, this is an area where they have a lot of experience and they draw on technology from the rest of the Sony brand to deliver you the best experience.

One main software change is Android 6.0 Marshmallow's new ‘Now on Tap’ feature. All you need to do is just touch and hold the home button of your device and information – as well as apps – will appear depending on what you're reading, watching or listening to.

There have also been improvements in battery optimisation with a new feature called ‘Doze’ and a new app standby aspect. Doze automatically puts your device into a sleep state so it can preserve battery life when the device isn’t in use. Combine this with smarter app standby control which means seldom used apps are not draining your power, so you can see some worthwhile battery improvements with Android 6.0.

These are just a few of the features, to explore all the enhancements that Google have brought with Marshmallow check out this link -

Core Specifications

This wouldn’t be a great mid-range smartphone without some core features that we have come to expect from Sony over the years. The Xperia XA is no different in this respect as Sony has given this device some great specifications.

The 5.0" HD 720 x 1080 display has excellent colour reproduction and viewing angles, thanks to Sony's screen technology that it brings over from its fantastic Bravia TV range. This means that all the content on your device looks clear, sharp and vibrant.

Processing is handled by one the latest chipsets from MediaTek, the Helio P10 which is a true octa-core 64 bit chip that is bolstered with 2GB of RAM. This means great performance, allowing you to multitask, whilst delivering sharp graphics without interruption.

As with any mid-range smartphone, you can expect a full range of connectivity options from dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct Miracast streaming and content sharing, assisted GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC for one-touchpairing and payments.

The XA also supports fast charging when used with Sony’s UCH12 charger which gives an entire 5 and half hours of use with just 10 minutes of charge.


Sony_Xperia_XA_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_XA_User_Guide.pdf (1494KB)



SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Custom SkinSony UI
Speed2.0 GHz Octa Core
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelMediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal Storage Yes
Touchscreen Yes
TypeHD 720p
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
OtherScratch-resistant glass
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
SpeedLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
FunctionsA2DP, apt-X
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
Datamicro USB 2.0
Powermicro USB
Audio3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Device Controls
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
Camera Lens1/3" sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type8 MP front camera Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor Auto-Focus Wide angle lens (88 degree)
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Call Time
Standby Time
Dimensions143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm
Weight 137.4 g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherClear Audio , Clear Stereo, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, X-Loud, S-FORCE 3D VPT (Virtualphones Technology), Dynamic Normalizer, FM Radio, Stereo Recording
Warranty24 months



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 200GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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