Sony Xperia XA2 Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

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.

The good

  • Great battery life
  • Camera shutter button
  • Decent performance

The could-be-better

  • No dual lens camera
  • Weak and wobbly SIM card tray
  • Blocky design

Sony Xperia XA2 at a glance
When was the Sony Xperia XA2 released? April 2018
What’s new about the Sony Xperia XA2? 23MP rear camera, wide-angle selfie camera, Android 8.0
How much does the Sony Xperia XA2 cost? RRP $549 outright

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.

Design

  • 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

Camera

  • 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

Performance

  • A solid mid-range performer that delivers a snappy experience in general use
  • Android 8.0 support provides plenty of modern features and optimisations

Battery life

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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.

Promoted
  • The Sony Xperia XA2 is currently available for around $400 from online retailers like Catch, Kogan and DWI.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 424
Processor Snapdragon 630
Height (mm) 142
Width (mm) 70
Depth (mm) 9.7
Weight (g) 171
Battery size (mAh) 3,300
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 23
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.4
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 13
NFC support Yes
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Updated October 17th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 845
5
2160 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 845
5.7
2160 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 835
5.5
3840 x 2160
64GB
MT6757
6
1920 x 1080
32GB
MT6757
5
1280 x 720
32GB

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