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Sony Xperia XA2 review

Last Updated on 2018-01-11 16:14:32 Published on Jan 23,2018 By: Maq Ahmed Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Sony introduces Xperia XA2 mid-range smartphones based on latest technology. Sony Xperia XA2 offers 5.2 inches display, FHD resolution, Android 8.0 (Oreo), Snapdragon 630 SoC, 3GB RAM, 23MP Primary Lens, 8MP front Camera, 3300mAh battery, fast charger support, and fingerprint sensor security.

 

Pros:

1 – Latest Android 8.0 (Oreo)

2 – Snapdragon 630 Processor

3 – Awesome Camera (23MP)

4 – Fingerprint Sensor

5 – Fast Charging Support

6 – Additional Fast Connectivity options

 

Cons:

1 – Older design and Chunky bezels

2 – Thicker (9.7mm thickness)

3 – Only 32GB Storage Option

Design

Sony Xperia XA2 looks like an old-fashioned smartphone in terms of its design. The bezels above and below the screen are bulky and thicker. The device measures 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm dimensions as well as 171 grams weight. The front side is well equipped and made of aluminium protected with a gorilla glass whereas the back side is fabricated with plastic body. In this 6-inch smartphone age, Xperia XA2 brings just 5.2 inches of touchscreen. Headphone jack is replaced on top side and the microUSB port available at bottom. Primary and Secondary mic-pinholes are also there. Fingerprint reader is mounted on the back which is the right place for it.

 

Display and OS

Sony Xperia XA2 has 16:9 aspect ratio display while the latest tendency is 18:9. It gives Xperia XA2 a negative feedback. On the other side, the handset brings upgraded resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for 5.2 inches screen which is quite acceptable. Its brightness performance is very cool. You can enjoy rich media experience without any lagging.

In addition, 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 provides seamless updates.

 

Performance and Battery

Sony Xperia XA2 packs in a Qualcomm’s mid-range chipset, The Snapdragon 630. 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 device is aided by 3GB RAM to boost device performance in order to provide you smooth multi-tasking experience. There is 32GB Storage which is just fair to store data. To fill up your memory requirements, microSD card slot is available there. Coming toward the Battery, Sony Xperia XA2 gets a 3300mAh power source which gives 20% extra battery life as compared to Xperia XA1’s battery. 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

As we know that Sony is well-known for its Camera technology and Sony brings Xperia XA2 which is also excellent for shooting. 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 stunning QHD videos as well as photographs. The low light performance is also striking. It is supported with stereo sound recording which records clear sound and gives noise cancellation. There is an 8MP Front Camera for Selfies and Video calls. It has f/2.4 aperture. The Selfie performance is good but not much admirable.

Fingerprint and Connectivity

Sony Xperia XA2 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 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.Sony Xperia XA2supports Wi-Fi, NFC, microUSB Host, A-GPS, FM radio,cellular connection, andfaster bluetooth v5.0 with A2DP, LE and Aptx HD.

 

Verdict

If you have no problem with chunky bezels and like medium 5.2 inch screen size, then you should buy Sony Xperia XA2 for its all other commendable features including Android 8.0 Oreo, Snapdragon 630, more connectivity options, big battery life, and 23MP extremely well main camera.

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