It's no flagship phone, but if you want a handset with decent performance and great battery life, the Sony Xperia XA2 is a very solid choice.
- Great battery life
- Camera shutter button
- Decent performance
- No dual lens camera
- Weak and wobbly SIM card tray
- Blocky design
The Sony Xperia XA2 offers solid performance and exceptional battery life for a mid-range handset.
Sony has high prestige and a solid brand name to back itself but in the mobile space, real hits have been few and far between, even when the company has led the field as it did with super-slow motion on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
It's even more noticeable in the mid-range space, where for years Sony has offered solid phones that have never really grabbed the imagination in the way that some of its competitors have.
The Sony Xperia XA2 rests on an older Sony design, so at first glance, I wasn't expecting much out of it. It turns out that looks aren't everything.
- Chunky design stands in stark contrast to the slim style of most modern smartphones
- Dedicated camera shutter button is a handy feature most competitors lack
- 23MP sensor delivers solid picture quality for a mid-range smartphone
- The absence of a dual-lens array means less versatility compared to many competing handsets
- A solid mid-range performer that delivers a snappy experience in general use
- Android 8.0 support provides plenty of modern features and optimisations
- Standout battery life that ranks among the top performers on the market
- More than capable of all-day battery life, and possibly even multiple days with light use
- A premium-feeling handset at a mid-range price
Pricing and availability
Sony Xperia XA2
Premium power doesn't have to cost the world
Enjoy high-end power at an affordable price with the Sony Xperia XA2.
- The Sony Xperia XA2 is currently available for around $400 from online retailers like Catch and Kogan.
Sony Xperia XA2 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||424|
|Rear camera megapixels||23MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Front camera megapixels||8MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.4|
|Dimensions||142mm x 70mm x 9.7mm|
|Network category speed||Category 13|
|Operating system||Android 8|
|External storage support||Up to 256GB|
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