Sony Xperia XA2 Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Sony Xperia XA2
Sony Xperia XA2
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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.


  • 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

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


  • 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, 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
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 February 21st, 2019
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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and

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