Sony Xperia XA1 (SIM Free / UK)

Offering a best-in-class camera experience the XA1 is a smartphone that delivers in all of the key areas.

An upgrade to the 2016 Xperia XA, the XA1 benefits from a few enhancements to make it that little more current and competitive amongst the array of devices available today.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia XA1

  • Android 7 (Nougat) OS
  • 5” 720p HD touchscreen display
  • 2.3 GHz octa-core processor / 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD memory card slot (up to 256 GB)
  • Rear 23 MP camera Sony Exmor RS camera sensor
  • 8 MP front-facing camera
  • Great low light image quality
  • Quick launch camera
  • Bluetooth 4.2 / 4G LTE / USB Type-C
  • Just 8mm thick and 143 grams

Colour and memory variants

The Sony Xperia XA1 is set to be available in a variety of colour and memory options.

Internal memory is 32GB with 3GB of RAM available with each model.

The colour options are Gold, White, Black and Pink.

Box Contents

  • SIM Free Sony Xperia XA1
  • 3 pin UK Sony mains charger
  • USB Data Cable


The XA1 bucks the trend somewhat retaining a smaller 5” screen form factor, whilst many other handsets are now boasting screens of 5.5” or larger.

There is little compromise in the handset's design, performance and feature availability, thanks to the specifications built into this handset.


Android 7.0 is the latest version of the popular mobile operating system that is installed on this handset.

From the moment you switch the device on you have access to lots of great software features from Google and Sony.

Sign into a Google account you already have or create one in just a few moments and the capabilities of the XA1 are further enhanced as your contacts, calendar appointments, applications and more become available to you.

Access the Google Play store for your favourite third party applications and services.

Within less than 10 minutes you can be up and running.

Sony also put on plenty of their own customisations that allow you to get more value from this 4G enabled handset.

With 32GB of internal storage most apps and media can be loaded right onto the internal memory, but if you need it the microSD card slot

provides the possibility for up to another 256GB of storage space.

The MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM combine to keep things ticking along nicely.


4G and Wi-Fi are of course present, so you can be connected to the internet and go about your daily life. Be that for checking the weather, the news, the football scores, sharing snaps from your night out, organising your social life or managing emails and documents for work.

You need not be tied to a wall with the XA1 as the 2300mAh battery will get most through a working day. However should you need it, the phone supports Qnovo adaptive charging and MediaTek’s PumpExpress 2.0 which means with the right power adapter you can charge your XA1 up quicker than you might expect.

USB type-c connectivity is a new addition to the XA1 and offers a connector that is fully reversible. Therefore when connecting a charging cable or data cable, right way up or wrong way round the cable will connect.

Also included is Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS.


It seems crazy to suggest that the 5” screen on the XA1 is small in today's mobile world, but with a trend for bigger screens, the XA1 sits at the lower end of the scale for screen real estate.

This is a good thing though as the device retains a form factor that is smaller and more mobile in hand and often more comfortable in a pocket.

The 720p HD resolution offers a blend of screen quality and battery efficiency.

Lots of phones now have a 1080p HD display or better but they are known for drawing power. Unless you are into your media, for most of what we do on a phone, the 720p resolution is more than adequate.

Who needs to read their emails or an e-book in HD?

Gone are the thick and chunky borders that once framed a screen, the XA1’s display is almost edgeless. The smooth rounded form has the screen almost slip away into the edge of the handset and ultimately helps not only the look but in hand comfort of this phone.

Just 8mm thick and 143g this is no heavy piece of tech to carry with you.


Perhaps where the Sony really comes into its own is with the camera. What great shots it can achieve.

Sparing the really technical speak, Sony has included some really clever technology inside the phone, both hardware and software that helps the camera capture amazing photos, in good and even low light situations.

You have the benefit of a front facing wide-angle 8 MP selfie camera as well as a rear-mounted 23 MP camera with LED flash.

The F2.0 aperture sensor means more pixels and more light which in turn delivers best-in-class images.

Capture images that help you re-live the scene as you remember it.

Steady shot technology and fast auto-focus help reduce blur for a crisp, clear and in focus image.

View, edit and share right from the XA1 and share with the world if you want.

For a smartphone that does not break the bank, fits comfortably in the hand, has a good specification and can help you negotiate modern life, the XA1 has you covered.


Sony_Xperia_XA1_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_XA1_User_Guide.pdf (2052KB)



SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version7.0 (Nougat)
Custom SkinSony UI
Speed2.3GHz 1.6GHz (2 x Quad-Core)
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelMediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core 64bit
OtherMali-T880MP2 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)256GB
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32 GB
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720 x 1280 (~294 ppi)
OtherImage Enhance Technology
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-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
FunctionsaptX / A2DP
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi Direct & Wi-Fi hotspot)
DataUSB 2.0 Type-C 1.0
PowerUSB 2.0 Type-C 1.0
Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Camera Key
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels23 MP
FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
Camera Lensf/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
OtherHybrid Autofocus, Quick Launch & Capture, Low-light photo: ISO6400, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens, 5x Clear Image Zoom, SteadyShot™
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type8 MP
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass Yes
Light Sensor Yes
FormatsMP3 / eAAC / WAV / Flac player
FormatsXvid / MP4 / H.265 player
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Capacity2,300 mAh
TypeNon-removable Li-Ion
Call Time
Standby Time
Dimensions145 x 67 x 8 mm
Weight 143 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps
OtherQnovo Adaptive Charging, STAMINA Mode, Quick Charging (MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0), xLOUD, Clear Audio , Stereo Recording
Warranty24 months



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Do you ship internationally?

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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 256GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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