Sony Xperia XA2 Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
424 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
23MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 70mm x 9.7mm
Weight
171g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 13

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 630
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$549
Launch date2018-04
Sony Xperia XA2

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

  • Price: RRP ~$400
  • Where to buy: | eBay

Compare SIM-only plans for the Sony Xperia XA2

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-50%
  • $17.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Use code FINDER50. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
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Speeds up to 20Mbps

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$17.50
per month
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Exclusive
  • 120GB for $28/mth for the first 6 months, then 100GB for $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$0.23 per GB
$28
per month
Exclusive
120GB
Data

$0.23/GB
$28
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the 1st 2 months, then $20/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$20
per month
20GB
Data

$1.00/GB
-50%
$20
per month
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.38 per GB
$15
per month
40GB
Data

$0.38/GB
-50%
$15
per month
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Finder Award
  • $10 for 70GB for the first renewal, then 30GB for $30. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$1.00/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Get 25GB bonus data on the first 3 recharges. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45GB
Data
$0.67 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
45GB
Data

$0.67/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
424 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
23MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 70mm x 9.7mm
Weight
171g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 13

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 630
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,300mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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