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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, , 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32 and exFAT, up to 400 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (1/2/5/8), LTE (1/2/3/5/7/8/20/38), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 157 x 75 ( = 0.38 x 6.18 x 2.95 in)
Battery
3580 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix f/2.0
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.4
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, stereo headset, Movie Creator, Xperia Lounge, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.9 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.44 W/kg, fanless
Weight
204 g ( = 7.2 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
399 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.23% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 30%, performance: 69%, features: 60%, display: 81% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

84.6% Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
After the regular XA2 and its more powerful Ultra version, interested buyers can now select from three XA2 models. The design has been updated slightly, now offering smaller bezels as well as a 6-inch display in the 18:9 format. We clarify in our review, what else the Sony XA2 Plus can do.
72% Sony Xperia XA2 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
Indeed, the Sony XA2 Plus is a bit of a tough sell. And that's not because the XA2 Plus isn't a worthy smartphone, on the contrary, it's just that the price at launch is rather uncompetitive, unreasonable if you will.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 72%

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Große Mittelklasse mit dürftiger Leistung
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2019
75% Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Solides Mittelklasse-Handy mit Schwachstellen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 79% features: 70% display: 76% mobility: 86%
75% Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Gut ausgestattet und etwas pummelig
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% display: 77% mobility: 74%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus viel Design, wenig Leistung
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
60% Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia XA2 Plus – to mógł być świetny średniak. Wyszła wersja bardzo „lite”.
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 30% features: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
77% Recenzja Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. To dobry smartfon, ale nie zabrakło kilku rozczarowań
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
69% [Recenzja] Sony Xperia XA2 Plus to coś więcej, niż „zwykły” smartfon
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Обзор плюсов и минусов смартфона Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 32GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; high autonomy; support NFC. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2019

Comment

Model: The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is seemingly a successor to the XA2 Ultra, bringing about a few subtle but important changes. Sony is marketing the Xperia XA2 Plus as belonging to the “super midrange,” so it’s clear the company has a pretty high opinion of the phone. The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is available in four colors, which are silver, black, gold and green. It measures 157.00 x 75.00 x 9.60 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 205.00 grams. The XA2 Plus is the first mid-range Xperia to employ an 18:9 screen. It's a 6-inch one, just like on the Ultra, but with taller aspect ratio and higher resolution. The screen bezels have been trimmed and thus the Plus is both shorter and narrower than the Ultra model it succeeds. The XA2 Plus also brings a Gorilla Glass shield version 5 (up from 4), and the 64 GB model now has 6 gigs of RAM (up from 4 GB). The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4 GB of RAM. The phone packs 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 400 GB via a microSD card. For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got an Adreno 508 GPU.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus packs a 23-megapixel (f/2.0) primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The single 23-megapixel lens packs an Exmor RS sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and a maximum ISO of 12,800 to hopefully boosting low-light performance. It’s able to capture video in 4K, as well as the slow motion at 120 fps, and comes with “bokeh” mode for professional-looking DSLR-like background blur. The front-facing camera is no slouch either. It’s a single 8-megapixel lens that’s been tuned for selfies and has a 120-degree super wide-angle mode to capture as much detail as possible. The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus introduces the first 18:9 screen to company's mid-range series - a 6-inch 1080p+ panel, which offers almost the same surface area as the regular 6-inch 1080p screen on the XA2 Ultra. The XA2 Plus screen offers an excellent maximum brightness of 520 nits. The black levels have improved a bit since the XA2 Ultra, and thus the contrast ratio is now great at more than 1500:1. There’s a hefty 3,580 mAh battery powering those decent specs, and a battery that size should mean the phone is more than capable of making it through the day when paired with the Snapdragon 630. Quick Charge 3.0 is also present, which Sony claims can provide hours of power with just minutes of charging. As a conclusion, the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is a great all-round smartphone with ruggedly handsome design, a large and tall screen, and flagship-like camera experience. But the XA2 Plus is a hard sell because the competition offers more for less cash. Users who are interested to get a mid-range smartphone but still stay out of Chinese brands can consider getting this.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 508: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 630 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs". 

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

630: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.204 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


73.23%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-17 (Update: 2018-09-17)