Sony Xperia XA Ultra drops below $300 on Amazon, microSD card included
If there’s one thing mobile consumers have always commended Sony for, in (financial) sickness and health, that’s surely the company’s stubbornness to offer solid compact Xperia models when practically everyone else in the business was adopting larger and larger footprints.
But Ultra-branded phablets have enjoyed their time in the spotlight too, starting with the ridiculously jumbo-sized 6.4-inch Z derivation back in 2013. Since then, these beasts mostly lean mid-range, fittingly priced at $400 tops generally.
The Sony Xperia XA Ultra is the only supersized member of the new “premium” X family, but at the same time, it’s surprisingly affordable, especially now that Amazon has it listed for $298.48 unlocked in black and white. You’re looking at hefty $70 savings here, not to mention a free bundled 64GB memory card, worth an additional 15 bucks or so.
This is the second compelling XA Ultra deal in under two weeks, and the selfie-proficient 6-incher has barely been around since late July. For such a huge phone, it feels nice in the hand, with an 8.4mm profile, though it also packs a decidedly tiny 2,700 mAh battery. Its key selling points are the 21.5 and 16MP cameras, 3GB RAM, relatively sharp 1080p screen, and respectable octa-core Helio P10 processor.