Sony Xperia XA2 Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.2 inches

Display size

1080 x 1920px

32GB

Internal storage

23 MP

Rear camera

3,300 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

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
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.4
Dimensions 142mm x 70mm x 9.7mm
Weight 171g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 13
Processor Snapdragon 630
RAM 3
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,300mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$549
Launch date2018-04
Sony Xperia XA2

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

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.

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  • The Sony Xperia XA2 is currently available for around $400 from online retailers like Catch and Kogan.

Sony Xperia XA2 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

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
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.4
Dimensions 142mm x 70mm x 9.7mm
Weight 171g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 13
Processor Snapdragon 630
RAM 3
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,300mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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