Sony Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia XA2

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so the Sony Xperia XA2, Sony has brought a lot of positive changes with his phone, including the sharper high-res screen, much better battery life, Android Oreo and 4k video, we do wish we could say the same about the selfie camera which has actually been downgraded from last year, but if selfies aren't your biggest priority the Sony Xperia XA2 still makes for an excellent upper mid-range phone .
Design
6
Display
8.5
Software
7
Performance
7.5
Battery Life
6.5
Camera
6.5
Value for Money
7.5
PROS:
  • Android Oreo and lightweight Xperia topping
  • Very capable main camera
  • Efficient chip with balanced performance
  • Superb battery life
  • Pretty bezel-less, contrasty and very bright screen
  • Nice design, feels great in hand
CONS:
  • Not so good audio quality through the jack
  • Not bundled with a QC 3.0 charger
  • Soft 4K videos
  • Disappointing selfie photos

Sony Xperia XA2

superb battery life, 4k video and a new take on a classic sony design, there’s a lot going on with Sony Xperia XA2 , last year’s Sony Xperia XA1 was a great mid-range phone, but now we have the Sony Xperia XA2 , which tries to improve on in almost every way is this succeed .

We are nasphones.com and this is our Sony Xperia XA2 Review

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the Sony Xperia XA2 brings a style familiar to Sony fans, our black model has the signature rounded sides and squared off corners along with minimal side bezels, just as before the top and bottom edges are flat, you can even stand the phone up on a table if you want to .

it is a bit heavier and thicker than last year’s model partly due to the phone’s larger battery pack, it’s a bit chubby but actually feels pretty comfortable in the hand, a metal frame gives the phone a bit of a premium feel but the curved backside is plastic .

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the matte material doesn’t feel cheap, though it does take some effort to clean, one thing that is missing is waterproofing we do miss having it on Sony’s mid-range phones .

the fingerprint reader is placed on the back instead of Sony’s usual spot on the side, it’s fast, accurate and even functional for users in the US though we did notice a slight delay when waking up your phone .

at the bottom is a USBC port and a single speaker, it’s loud and really nice sounding there is a 3.5 millimeter jack to, Sony hasn’t switched to Apple’s trends just yet .

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sound output is good through the headphones but we did run into some issues which could be down to our test unit itself, the Sony Xperia XA2 comes with 32 gigs of storage as standard and it is expandable with a memory card .

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and as we’ve come to appreciate from Sony there’s a dedicated two-step button that activates the autofocus and camera sugar, the Sony Xperia XA2 has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with a 4h D resolution higher res and last year’s model .

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the display brings the same good brightness maxing at over 530 nets, the blacks and contrasts are good too for an LCD, sunlight legibility is just average though .

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colors aren’t too accurate and run a little bit on the cool side, but there are options to make them super vivid in settings, the Sony Xperia XA2 runs Android a OREO out of the box .

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Sony users should feel right at home with the Xperia UI, not much has changed and most of the changes are under the hood, as usual the swept down gesture shows a screen of the apps you use most, along with app recommendations and a search bar .

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apps are always stored within an app drawer, we appreciate the multimedia ones that Sony has pre-installed, and a bunch of themes and wallpapers are available to customize the look of your home screen .

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inside the Sony Xperia XA2, Sony has gone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, stepping up from the media tech chipsets of the past, together with 3 gigs of RAM it performs great, it holds its own against the mid-range competition in benchmarks and stays cool even with heavy use .

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and everything is smooth with no stutter when opening and closing apps, this processor is also good for battery life and with a larger 3300 milliamp hour battery, battery life is great, it earned an endurance rating of 92 hours and a proprietary tests .

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when the battery is low we can charge back up quickly thanks to quick charge 3.0 we didn’t get a quick charger but we were still able to get from 0 to 30% in half an hour .

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the Sony Xperia XA2 brings the same main camera setup that we saw last year, a 23 megapixel F2.0 single shooter with phase detection autofocus, it also now brings more features previously seen in Sony flagships .

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when shooting with the default superior auto mode, the Sony Xperia XA2 does a nice job at adjusting itself to different scenes, daylight shots look good with a lot of fine detail and decent dynamic range .

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there is a touch of corner softness but it’s hardly noticeable, in low-light images look soft as the noise reduction reduces the level of detail, you can go for longer shutter speeds if you have a tripod this way low-light images look a lot nicer but oddly they come out as 8 megapixels .

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the Sony Xperia XA2 is selfie camera is 8 megapixels too, and is missing the autofocus at the Sony Xperia XA1 had, the selfies are a bit soft and the captured level of detail leaves more to be desired, but you do have the option for a wide 120 degree field of view, so you can fit all of your friends into the shot .

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4k videos have good contrast and accurate colors, decent dynamic range and electronic stabilization, detail is perhaps a bit average, but these videos are still a huge upgrade over last year’s .

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so the Sony Xperia XA2, Sony has brought a lot of positive changes with his phone, including the sharper high-res screen, much better battery life, Android Oreo and 4k video, we do wish we could say the same about the selfie camera which has actually been downgraded from last year, but if selfies aren’t your biggest priority the Sony Xperia XA2 still makes for an excellent upper mid-range phone .

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Update - 2019.02.14

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Sony Xperia XA2

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)

3G bands

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

LTE

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat13 600/150 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2018, January

Status

Available. Released 2018, February

Dimensions

142 x 70 x 9.7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 in)

Weight

171 g (6.03 oz)

Build

Aluminum frame, plastic back

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~75.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Operation System

Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Chipset

Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)

CPU

Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Adreno 508

Memory Card Slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Internal Memory

32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Main Camera

23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/2.3", PDAF, Single

Camera Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR

Selfie Camera

8 MP, f/2.4, 1/4", Single

Selfie Camera Video

1080p@30fps

Loud Speaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

Other Features

24-bit/192kHz audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

BATTERY

Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0), Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Colors

Silver, Black, Blue, Pink

Price

About 270 EUR

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