It has been 18 years since Sony entered the smartphone market. Since then they have been delivering reliable and outstanding products to the world. Lately, Sony has been anxious to announce its new model, the Sony Xperia XA2. This time, the product design has been improved. However, adding a fingerprint reader to the back of the phone can be considered as a new attempt by Sony, to launch such features in the mid-range models to beat the competition.
The specifications of Xperia XA2 are given below –
|Body:||Aluminum frame, polycarbonate back
Color schemes: silver, black, blue, and pink
|Display:||5.2″ 1920×1080 LCD, 424ppi density.|
|Rear camera:||23MP, 1/2.3″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, Hybrid (PD/contrast) autofocus. 2160p/30fps video recording.|
|Front camera:||8MP, 120-degree field of view; fixed focus. 1080p/30fps video recording.|
|OS/Software:||Android 8.0 Oreo.|
|Chipset:||Snapdragon 630: octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 508 GPU.|
|Memory:||3GB of RAM; 32GB storage; hybrid microSD slot for expansion.|
|Battery:||3,300 mAh (sealed); Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.|
|Connectivity:||Single/Dual SIM; LTE Cat. 12/13 (600Mbps download); USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n; GPS; NFC; Bluetooth 5; FM radio|
|Miscellaneous:||Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; single speaker on the bottom; 3.5mm jack; two-stage hardware camera shutter release key.|
The biggest difference between XA2 and XA2 ultra is the screen and the size of the body. The Sony Xperia XA2 uses a 5.2-inch screen, while the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra uses a 6-inch screen. Both are designed with a ring-shaped body and an aluminum alloy design. For the first time, fingerprints have been added to mid-range models for the unlocking function. It is not difficult to analyze that this model is similar to Sony Xperia XZ1 phone, which has a solid texture of metal. Although the texture is actually upright, the phone cannot be completely flat on the platform.
The front Dual Camera Enhances its leading features. The Xperia XA2 uses a 23-megapixel main camera and an extra-large 1/2.3″ Exmor RS image sensor. It supports ISO 12800 sensitivity, and they have added 4K and 120 fps in the mobile phones. In addition, the Xperia XA2 has a front dual-lens design, which is a 16-megapixel camera with OIS optical anti-vibration, and an 800-megapixel camera with a 120-degree ultra-wide angle. The front lens has more plasticity and can experience 120-degree multi-shot effects along with an anti-shake technology to make the image appear clearer. For a mid-range phone like XA2, these features are quite good. The Xperia XA2 is positioned as mid-range handsets and its performance is also acceptable.
This phone uses the Snapdragon 630 processor, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory, which is a common middle-range configuration. The Xperia XA2 uses a 3300 mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. It has a decent stamina and fast charging technology that regulates the power consumption according to the user’s mobile phone usage and habits. In conjunction with new adjustable charging technology and Battery Care’s battery protection charging technology, the battery is not easy to wear out and the battery life can be extended. The Xperia XA2 also supports fast charging, allowing you to extend your endurance for several hours in minutes.
There are indeed many different mid-range handset models on the market, but this time Sony Xperia XA2 is all aggressively priced. What is more special is that the Sony Xperia XA2 is not inferior to other mid-range models.
|Good performance||Surprisingly ordinary battery life|
|Punchy screen (after tweaks)||A bit tubby|
|Mostly solid camera||Quirky camera operation|
The Xperia XA2 is available in silver, black, pink and blue colors. It is a solid Android phone at a sensible price, although the design will date quickly and the real-world battery stamina doesn’t quite seem to match the specifications.