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: Sony | eBay

Compare SIM-only plans for the Sony Xperia XA2

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-21%
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
-21%
$28
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 24 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
-50%
$10
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Online offer: Save $20 - get a $30 SIM for $10. New customers only. T&C apply. Ends 30 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
$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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