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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review

Last Updated on 2018-01-12 19:33:51 Published on Jan 23,2018 By: Sajid Ayaz Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the shining new star of the Company. It is a mid ranger having 6.0 inches bigger screen within an affordable price. The handset launched with IPS LCD display, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, Android 8.0 (Oreo), Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB RAM, 3850mAh battery, fast charger support, and fingerprint sensor security. It has higher 23MP rear Camera and Dual 16MP + 8MP Selfie Shooters.

Xperia XA2 vs XA2 Ultra (Main Differences)

The Xperia XA2 sports 5.2 inches display, Single front Camera, 3300mAh battery, and 3GB RAM. While The XA2 Ultra boasts 6.0 inches display, Dual Selfie Cameras, 3580mAh battery, and a further 4GB RAM choice alongside 3GB RAM.

Pros:

1 – 6 inches bigger screen

2 – Android 8.0 (Oreo)

3 – Extremely Fast Chipset and 4GB RAM

4 – Dual Selfie Cameras

5 – Fingerprint and Fast Charging

6 – Longer Life Battery

 

Cons:

1 – Traditional 16:9 display

2 – Bulky, heavy, thicker bezels

3 – Plastic made backside

Design

Design wise, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is an outdated smartphone. The front part is manufactured with premium metal frame while the cheap plastic is used to fabricate the back side of device. The bezels of the screen are bulky and thicker. Measuring 163 x 80 x 9.5 mm dimensions and weighs 221 grams. There is a 6.0 inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio and there we found no change in traditional design according to the latest tendency. A dedicated Camera button is available on right side to access cameras instantly. Secondary mic-pinhole and headphone jack are present on top side. However, the primary mic-pinhole and USB C port are equipped on bottom. Fingerprint reader is mounted on the back which is easier to access for both left and right handed person.

 

Display and OS

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has 6.0-inch IPS LCD display of 16:9 aspect ratio which is larger and sharper but opposite to the modern trend of 18:9 screen. It is appreciated for gaming and you can do some more browsing easily. It has 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution which gives sufficient brightness to watch movies, films and animated videos.

There is latest and most desired OS named Android 8.0 (Oreo). This operating system is 2x faster and runs smoothly. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a lot of new features such as enhanced browsing, improved autofill, smart text selection, picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, Android Instant apps, redesigned emoji, and more security patches. It promises to give seamless updates. Until now, we have found no issue in software.

 

Performance and Battery

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has come up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC. It is faster than other middle segment chipsets such as Mediatek and PowerVR. It manages RAM workflow in a better way. The Snapdragon 630 supports latest softwares, advanced photography, enhanced gaming, and speedy LTE bands. It consumes less battery to deliver a long life time. Adreno 510 GPU is embedded there which gives 30% higher graphics than its previous GPU. Its graphics won’t let you down for your favorite games.

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is boosted with 4GB RAM to enhance your multi-tasking speed. It handles background apps in a better way than 3GB RAM of Xperia XA2. You have two storage choices - 32GB and 64GB. You can get according to your requirement. For further memory assessment, there is microSD slot which can be used to add more memory space.

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has longer life battery than XA2. The Ultra version packs in a 3580mAh battery which runs 20% more than the predecessor. The Smartphone supports Smart Stamina which keeps you going on. USB-C port is also given to recharge other appliances like mobile phone, tablet and smartwatch. It is supported with Fast Charger to recharge your battery without taking too long.

 

Camera

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is the best choice for mid-rangers for a superior selfie experience. It comes with dual selfie cameras of 16MP + 8MP. The 16MP lens is wider and supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It is better for enhanced low light selfies. For instance, you want to shoot splendid selfies at night or in night club then you can make a beautiful selfie via 16MP lens of XA2 Ultra. In addition, the 8MP lens records moments at 120 degree which captures more area and is dedicated for group photos. Lets you capture and share you special instants with your near and dears.

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is also admirable for photography. Its primary camera has higher resolution of 23MP with f/2.0 wider aperture. It offers several beautiful camera features. The device can shoot HD, FHD and even amazing 4K videos as well as beautiful photographs. The low light performance is also striking. It is supported with stereo sound recording which records clear sound and cancels noise for the duration of shooting.

 

Fingerprint and Connectivity

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has a faster fingerprint sensor on its back where it is easier to reach. It verifies your finger pattern and unlocks device within a second. The Xperia XA2 Ultra is also supported with extremely fast connectivity options. It holds faster 4G band, LTE Cat13 network, which delivers up to 600Mbps download and 150Mbps upload speed which are higher internet speeds than those of LTE Cat4. The gadget offers Wi-Fi, NFC, USB C, A-GPS, FM radio, cellular connection, and faster bluetooth v5.0 with A2DP, LE and Aptx HD.

 

Verdict

If you wish to get Sony Xperia XA2 with bigger display, dual Selfie Cameras, and longer life battery then you have to get Xperia XA2 Ultra which is the latest and best one in mid-range for bigger scenes, better selfies, smoother performance, and some other beautiful features except body design and bezels.

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