10 best rivals to Sony Xperia XA

From Sony ‘X’ series are coming Xperia X, Xperia XA, and the Xperia X Performance. In this list we will see rivals to mid-range beauty Sony Xperia XA. Check out the following handsets which are best rivals to Xperia XA.


1. vivo V5 Lite

Compared to an Sony Xperia XA equipped with a 5-inch HD screen, a Mediatek octa-core chip, 2GB RAM, and a 13MP main camera, we think that the vivo V5 Lite can be a strong rival. Spec-wise, the V5 Lite sport a 5.5-inch HD screen, an octa-core processor, 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB), and 3GB RAM. The Vivo V5 Lite runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In terms of optics, the phone comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture (autofocus and LED flash), while at front we have a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. The V5 Lite’s battery (Li-Ion 3000 mAH) should be able to get you through a whole day without having to recharge. The phone comes with a price slightly less than $220.


2. Motorola Moto G5

On the second place of the list comes Motorola Moto G5. The Moto G5 features 5-inch Full HD screen with resolution of 1080×1920 pixels (441 ppi). Moto G5 is powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor. The device comes in 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD up to 256GB. The Moto G5 sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 while the front gets a 5MP wide-angle camera. This device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. With a battery of 2800 mAH Moto G5 costs $215.


3. LG K10 LTE (K420ds)

Number three is LG K10, packing a 5.3-inch IPS HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip coupled with 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB) and 2GB RAM. Besides, the phone is fueled by a Li-Ion 2300 mAH battery, and equipped with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS, and a combo of 13MP main (with f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash) + 8MP secondary (with f/2.4, 1080p) shooter. Other specifications include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, and GPS. There’s no fingerprint sensor, NFC, or USB OTG support. The price of this model is slightly below $190.


4. Asus Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL)

Here we’ve got an Asus Zenfone 3s Max. The screen is IPS 5.2 inches, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels gives a density of (282 ppi). Under the hood we have a Mediatek MT6750 octa-core processor 1.5 GHz and Mali-T860MP2 graphics with 3GB of RAM. It comes with internal memory of 32GB which can be expanded with microSD cards up to 64 GB. Zenfone 3s Max runs Asus ZenUI 3.0 based on Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat). There is 13MP primary camera and a 8MP on the front. The battery is Li-Po 5000 mAH which is the brightest spot of Zenfone 3s Max. Price is around $250.


5. ZTE Blade A2 Plus

Coming up next is a ZTE. ZTE Blade A2 Plus comes with IPS Full HD 5.5 inches screen and resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and density of (401 ppi). The Blade A2 Plus runs on the octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC, clocked at 1.5GHz. For graphics is charge Mali-T860MP2. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory expandable up to 256GB. The ZTE Blade A2 Plus has a 13MP camera on the back, and 8MP on front side. The device has a massive 5000 mAH battery and comes with a price of $215.


6. Oppo A57

Here we’ve got Oppo A57. It’s coming with 5.2-inch HD LCD display that features a 2.5D glass screen for protection. Inside, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 clocked at 1.4GHz with a 505GPU to handle graphics. Oppo offers a 16MP front camera and a 13MP rear-side camera. The Oppo A57 runs on Colour OS 3.0 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone features a non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAH battery which easily lasted a full day on a single charge. Expected price for Oppo A57 is $280 approx.


7. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Next, we have Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016). The phone comes in three versions of the processor depending on the markets. One is the Samsung Exynos 7870, other Exynos 7580, and the third, Snapdragon 615 processors working paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. J7 come with a HD screen of 5.5 inches Super AMOLED technology (267 ppi). Internal memory is 16GB expandable up to 256GB. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) revolves Android 6.0.1 in combination with TouchWiz interface. The rear camera of 13 MP complemented by LED flash and auto-focus while the front camera is 5MP. To start the camera, it takes about two seconds. With a battery of 3300 mAH J7 cost about $240.


8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with 5.5-inch wide-angle IPS screen, FullHD resolution of 1920 x1080 (403 ppi). Redmi Note 3 comes in two models, 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal memory expandable up to 256GB. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by 1.4GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. There are front camera of 5MP and the rear of 16MP. Redmi Note 3 runs on its own MIUI 8.0 interface based on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). With battery Li-Po 4050 mAH Redmi Note 3 cost around $180.


9. Lava Z25

Number 9 is Lava Z25. The Z25 is definitely a step up for Lava in terms of aesthetics as well as build quality. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi). The Lava Z25 runs a heavily customised version of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) called Star OS 3.3. The Lava Z25 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek (MT6750) processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB. The primary camera has a 13MP Sony (IMX258) sensor with f/2.0 aperture (PDAF). The front camera has an 8MP sensor and an f/2.0 aperture as well. The phone comes with a Li-Ion 3020 mAH battery and with the price of $270.


10. vivo V3 Max

Last but not least, we have vivo V3 Max. The display is highly responsive, it’s about IPS LCD 5.5-inch Full HD screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) and density of (401 ppi). The Vivo V3Max is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC (one of the most capable mid-range SoCs from Qualcomm), clocked at (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53). There’s also 4GB of RAM, along with 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). The V3 Max runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS, with Vivo’s custom FunTouch OS 2.5 overlay on top. There are a 13MP sensor on the back, an 8MP one on the front, with non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAH battery (Quick Charge 3.0). In the end, vivo V3 Max comes at a price of $330.


Those are 10 of the best rivals to Sony Xperia XA that we would like to introduce to you today. They’re not Sony smartphones but still equipped with many similar features and listed at different price ranges.