Done with Apple, should I get a Sony Xperia XA?

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    hello

    I am going to be selling my iPhone 6s on monday and wondered if I should buy a Sony Xperia XA, i dont really use my phone, only for phone calls and the design is the most important feature to me and the design of the Xperia is gorgeous, should I get a Sony Xperia XA as its currently £149.99 off contract in the uk in rose gold.
     
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    I really don't understand buying a phone on the basis of its appearance alone. If I only wanted one for phone calls, I'd base the choice on sound quality and build quality/reliability (if you can ascertain that). If I made the choice on appearance, I don't think the Xperia XA is anything special. Still, it looks better than my ageing Moto G which cost slightly less.
     
  5. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think its the edge to egde display i love about the xa
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I understand it.

    We don't sell our phones. We upgrade every 2.5 to 3.5 years using a portion of our tax refund to purchase. It means we live with these phones for that amount of time, not including the amount of time those devices spend later as they move down to be just home media devices.

    I want to LIKE the phone I am staring at and using during that entire time. Functionality and features are secondary to appearance for me. As long as the phone can make calls, text, email, light internet browsing and social media then I'm good.

    Since looks are paramount to me I don't use cases although my wife does.
     
  7. HEK macrumors 68030

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    I vote you buy a different phone. I also vote you go to that phone's associated forum. :cool:
     
  8. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ye i have asked for the thread to be moved
     
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  10. Osamede macrumors 6502

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    Sony sells throwaway devices. In all categories, not just phones. Am not saying dont get it, just saying be aware and dont pay a lot of money on any "premium" idea. Cheap and cheerful, why not.
     
  11. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Why not a Windows phone? Those are nice.
     
  12. Savor Suspended

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    If she doesn't like apps like no video call for Facebook Messenger, no Instagram, no Snapchat, no Uber, terrible browser apps, and restrictive to customizations. Trust me, I know. Used it since 2011 and use it now as a secondary. Don't be fooled by fancy transitions and smooth animations. She can wait until Nokia makes a proper Android phone in a few more months. WP is on its last breath anyway at less than 1% marketshare.

    OP, depends if you know how to use Android and can live without things from iOS. Android isn't for beginners like iOS and WP is to me. I say just do it but call me biased. XA is pretty inexpensive for a Sony smartphone. Sony used to charge $300 for a Xperia M2 which was $100 more than a Moto G with the same SoC. XA looks decent for its price.

     
  13. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    post really helped, just ordered it I am a technology nerd and I own a samsung galaxy s7 edge, basically just looking for a phone to take shopping with me, which is stylish and I can make phone calls to and from and use my s7 for things more like snapchat, games etc
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Nope, get the Oneplus X for around $200. Blows the XA out of the water.
     
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    Xperia XA is a very nice looking model.

    You might also consider the Nexus 5X. I have one and find it exceptional. While it's not fully loaded like my terrific Nexus 6P, the 5X has been an excellent smartphone. Pure Android 6.0.1, excellent speakers, very nice ergonomics and a beautiful display, I'm very pleased. Quite inexpensive as well.
     

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