Vodafone has added a new, medium range smartphone to its prepaid line of mobile devices with the Sony Xperia XA for $199.
The Xperia XA is more a medium range device and it certainly does look good based on the pictures both on the Vodafone website but also the Sony website too. Looking at the spec run sheet, given the price point the Xperia XA has been placed at, it could certainly be a whole lot worse.
So here is what you get spec wise with Sony Xperia XA:
|Key Specifications:||Sony Xperia XA|
|Release date||February 2016|
|Screen technology||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1,280 x 720|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P10|
|Core config||2.0 GHz x 8|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 200GB|
|Android OS||Android 6.0.1|
|Vendor skin||Xperia UI|
|Dimensions||143.6 x 66.8 x 7.9 mm|
It is a little sad that the Xperia XA does only come with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and it is unsure if or when the Xperia XA will get an upgrade to Android 7.0 (Nougat).
The Sony Xperia XA is available to purchase through your local Vodafone store for $199. The Xperia XA is locked to the Vodafone network, so if you would like it to be unlocked, fees apply and it would be worth checking with Vodafone on how much this unlocking fee would be.