Features Key features of the Xperia XA1  vs Galaxy A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia XA1
1280 x 720
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720


Xperia XA1
3 GB
Galaxy A5
2 GB

camera resolution

Xperia XA1
23 MP
Galaxy A5
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Sony Xperia XA1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia XA1

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Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution front camera 23 MP vs 13 MP More than 75% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Front view of Samsung Galaxy A5

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Samsung Galaxy A5

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Lighter 123 g vs 143 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 8 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia XA1  vs
Galaxy A5 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.2 GHz
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 23 MP 13 MP
Resolution 23 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 8 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Xperia XA1  vs
Galaxy A5 
Weight 143 g 123 g
Thickness 8 mm 6.7 mm
Size 67 x 145 x 8 mm 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS No Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 7.0 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Talk time (3G) 607.2 min 900 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,300 mA·h
Sony Xperia XA1
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