Review of Xperia A4. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:30:06, Updated date: 09/30/2018, 13:30:06

In-depth review of Xperia A4's features

We've conducted a detailed review of the Xperia A4, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xperia A4

Xperia A4's size

The Xperia A4 is 26.0 in (66 mm) wide, 50.4 in (128 mm) tall, and 3.6 in (9.1 mm) thick.At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands.In the case of the Xperia A4, it weighs about 4.6 oz (129 g).The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

Both the size and weight of the Xperia A4 make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

Xperia A4's screen

The Xperia A4 has a 4.6 inch screen.The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Xperia A4 is very clear, so you'll likely have no complaints on that front. However, you should be cautious about viewing things in 4k definition.

The camera function of Xperia A4

The Xperia A4 has a 20.7 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Xperia A4 comes equipped with a 2.2 MP pixel front-facing camera, which is very low resolution. If you aren't particular about your videos or photos, it might be fine, but otherwise, we recommend a smartphone at least one tier higher.

The battery performance of Xperia A4

The Xperia A4's battery capacity is 2600mAh, a standard level for these types of phones.Compared to other smartphones, the Xperia A4 has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

The CPU performance of Xperia A4

The processing power of the Xperia A4 is, at 2.5GHz×4(Quad core), relatively high. Its features would position it somewhere between high and mid-level among currently available smartphones, but it will be rather stress-free in terms of using most apps. Most 3D games that don't burn up too much memory should be playable to a satisfying degree for the most part. 2D games should be no problem at all.

The Xperia A4 has 2GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The overall operational speed of the Xperia A4 rates as a mid-range smartphone. While you will probably not experience much sluggishness or lag with normal use, we recommend a phone at least one tier higher if you want to enjoy games or videos.

Xperia A4's storage capacity

The Xperia A4 has 16GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Xperia A4 is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of Xperia A4

The Xperia A4 is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.

The merits and demerits of Xperia A4

The merits of Xperia A4

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.
  • The rear camera is fairly powerful and good for everyday use.

The demerits of Xperia A4

  • The rear-facing camera is very low resolution, so you should not think of using this smartphone as your main camera.

Comparing the specifications of Xperia A4 against similar products.

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.body size

Xperia A4

70.2-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.0 in (66 mm) x 50.4 in (128 mm) x 3.6 in (9.1 mm)

Xperia Z4 402SO

58.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.7 in (6.9 mm)

Xperia Z5 Compact

71.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):25.6 in (65 mm) x 50.0 in (127 mm) x 3.5 in (8.9 mm)

Xperia Z5 Premium

52.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 60.6 in (154 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)

Xperia Z5 501SO

58.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm)

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

58.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.body weight

Xperia A4

78.7-Weight:4.6 oz (129 g)

Xperia Z4 402SO

72.7Weight:5.1 oz (144 g)

Xperia Z5 Compact

75.1Weight:4.9 oz (138 g)

Xperia Z5 Premium

58.0Weight:6.4 oz (181 g)

Xperia Z5 501SO

68.8Weight:5.4 oz (154 g)

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

68.8Weight:5.4 oz (154 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen size

Xperia A4

67.6-Display size:4.6 inch

Xperia Z4 402SO

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia Z5 Compact

67.6Display size:4.6 inch

Xperia Z5 Premium

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Xperia Z5 501SO

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.RAM capacity

Xperia A4

50.0-RAM size:2GB

Xperia Z4 402SO

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 Compact

50.0RAM size:2GB

Xperia Z5 Premium

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 501SO

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.storage size

Xperia A4

50.0-Storage size:16GB

Xperia Z4 402SO

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia Z5 Compact

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia Z5 Premium

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia Z5 501SO

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.battery

Xperia A4

59.0-Battery capacity:2600mAh

Xperia Z4 402SO

64.0Battery capacity:2930mAh

Xperia Z5 Compact

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

Xperia Z5 Premium

71.5Battery capacity:3430mAh

Xperia Z5 501SO

63.5Battery capacity:2900mAh

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

63.5Battery capacity:2900mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.rear-camera resolution

Xperia A4

79.9-Rear-camera resolution:20.7 MP

Xperia Z4 402SO

79.9Rear-camera resolution:20.7 MP

Xperia Z5 Compact

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia Z5 Premium

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia Z5 501SO

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.front-camera resolution

Xperia A4

18.1-Front-camera resolution:2.2 MP

Xperia Z4 402SO

49.9Front-camera resolution:5.1 MP

Xperia Z5 Compact

49.9Front-camera resolution:5.1 MP

Xperia Z5 Premium

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xperia Z5 501SO

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.grip

Xperia A4

74.5-Color:Blue/Gray/Pink/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):26.0 in (66 mm) x 50.4 in (128 mm) x 3.6 in (9.1 mm), Weight:4.6 oz (129 g)

Xperia Z4 402SO

65.7Color:White/Black/Copper/Aqua Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.7 in (6.9 mm), Weight:5.1 oz (144 g)

Xperia Z5 Compact

73.5Color:Graphite Black/White/Yellow/Coral, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):25.6 in (65 mm) x 50.0 in (127 mm) x 3.5 in (8.9 mm), Weight:4.9 oz (138 g)

Xperia Z5 Premium

55.2Color:Chrome/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 60.6 in (154 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm), Weight:6.4 oz (181 g)

Xperia Z5 501SO

63.5Color:Graphite Black/White/Gold/Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm), Weight:5.4 oz (154 g)

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

63.5Color:Graphite Black/White/Gold/Green/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.3 in (72 mm) x 57.5 in (146 mm) x 2.9 in (7.3 mm), Weight:5.4 oz (154 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen cleanliness

Xperia A4

66.0-Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi

Xperia Z4 402SO

85.5Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia Z5 Compact

66.0Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi

Xperia Z5 Premium

95.7Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:801ppi

Xperia Z5 501SO

85.5Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

85.5Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.performance

Xperia A4

57.2-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, CPU specs:2.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Xperia Z4 402SO

73.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 Compact

61.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Xperia Z5 Premium

73.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 501SO

73.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Xperia Z5 SO-01H

73.1OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Specifications of Xperia A4

Xperia A4
ImageXperia A4
MakerSony
BrandXperia
Release date6/18, 2015
ColorBlue/Gray/Pink/White
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)26.0 in (66 mm) x 50.4 in (128 mm) x 3.6 in (9.1 mm)
Weight4.6 oz (129 g)
Display size4.6 inch
Display typeTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280
Pixel density319ppi
Battery capacity2600mAh
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
CPU specs2.5GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size2GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution20.7 MP
Front-camera resolution2.2 MP

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