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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 367 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 21 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB Typ C, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/​900/​1,800/​1,900), UMTS (850/​900/​1,900/​2,100), LTE (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 163 x 80 ( = 0.37 x 6.42 x 3.15 in)
Battery
14.63 Wh, 3580 mAh Lithium-Ion, QuickCharge 3.0
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3” Exmor RS, ISO12800
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix dual-camera: 16MP OIS (1/2.6" ExmorRS) + 8MP 120° super (1/4" Exmor R)
Additional features
Speakers: downward facing speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, AVG Protection, Sketch, AR Effekt, Movie Creator, 24 Months Warranty, bandwidth (download/​upload): 600Mbps/​150Mbps (LTE); SAR: 0.41W/​kg (head), 1.12W/​kg (body); FM radio, fanless
Weight
221 g ( = 7.8 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
449 Euro

 

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Average Score: 77.1% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 75%, features: 69%, display: 84% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

84.7% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Selfie, Selfie. "Two rear-facing cameras? That is so 2017!" Sony's latest mid-range smartphone Xperia XA2 Ultra features a front-facing dual-camera instead in order to improve selfie quality. Let's find out whether or not this was a smart move, shall we?
89% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: A decent mid-range smartphone eclipsed by other offerings
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re a smartphone user who sticks to the basics like web browsing, music streaming, texting, social media, and email, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a decent mid-range device which should easily cover those bases for you. Unfortunately, there are other devices on the market with better specifications for a slightly higher price which puts the XA2 Ultra in a tough spot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 85% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95%
80% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: An affordable ‘phablet’ for people looking to up their selfie game
Source: Mirror English
Overall, this affordable smartphone could be a great option for people looking for a high-quality camera, without a hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Camera Photo Samples [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
Overall, I think most people will be happy with the results and I would say that under normal circumstances, the Xperia XA2 Ultra makes a fine substitute for a point-and-shoot camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2018
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra offers decent overall performance and above-average camera capabilities. But at $450, it's in the same price category as the Motorola Moto X4, which gets you dual rear cameras, compatibility with all major carriers, and some extra bells and whistles like waterproofing for $50 less. For $50 in the other direction, you have the Huawei Honor View 10, which boasts a sharper display and a more powerful processor. There's also the upcoming OnePlus 6 to think about, which will likely offer even more power than the View 10. Ultimately, despite being a capable phone that can snap nice photos, the XA2 Ultra feels a little lacking for the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review: Too Much for Too Little
Source: Tom's Guide English
Other devices simply promise more for the money. Take the $199 Honor 7X or the $279 Moto G5S Plus, for example. These are two well-rounded handsets that are just about as powerful as the XA2 Ultra where it counts, except they feature modern designs and feature-packed dual lenses.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – A Mid-Ranger That Doesn’t Feel Like One [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
Overall, it’s an impressive mid-range phone. The build quality is excellent and you’d be hard pressed to find anything else in this range that looks and feels as good as this. Plus since this is an unlocked device, you’re not tied down to any carrier. Updates also come really frequently and that’s always a plus when it comes to Android devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2018
87% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: It’s about time
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is available as an unlocked device for GSM networks and is priced at $450 in the U.S.. For a mid-range phone, the XA2 Ultra has a lot to offer, with its long overdue design refresh, dual front-facing cameras, fantastic battery life, and finally, a fingerprint sensor that now works. But it’s not priced as competitively as it should be — typical of most Sony phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
80% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The best phone Sony has produced in years. It’s big, but you get a lot of phone for your money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony XA2 Ultra
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra doesn’t quite offer the obvious aggressive value of a handset such as the OnePlus 5T. Its specs are mid-range, the camera isn’t stabilised, and 32GB storage is easy to consume if you’re a mobile media hoarder. Its size may also be off-putting – you’d be wise to head to the high street to have a feel before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review: Powerful battery and bezels for days
Source: Mobile Syrup English
With all of these 18:9 aspect ratio mid-range smartphones entering the race to be best mid-range handset out there, the Xperia XA2 Ultra doesn't seem like it fits in. However, with its specs, it might be possible that the phone can find its own niche among certain rectangular phone lovers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Source: Tech Smart English
Speaking of price, the XA2 Ultra comes in at R 7 999 depending on the retailer. This is the same amount that the XA1 Ultra first appeared locally for, which means that consumers buying the new device will be getting more bang for their buck. That said, I don't believe that there are enough improvements across the board for those who already own the XA1 Ultra to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2018
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a weird phone. Sony could have made a svelte mid-range Xperia at a lower cost than its flagships, but has instead made a £379 chunky mess. You can get the XZ1 for £449 in the UK now, and we strongly recommend that Sony phone over this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: An affordable ‘phablet’ for people looking to up their selfie game
Source: Mirror English
Overall, this affordable smartphone could be a great option for people looking for a high-quality camera, without a hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review - A selfie phone for premium users
Source: Tech Nave English
Despite the underwhelming gaming and spotty main camera performance, I guess they do not matter as much since it's a selfie phone and targetted at the selfie lovers. This is one of those premium selfie phones that's big sized (which some consumers prefer), the dual front cameras work wonderfully, the battery is awesome and charges fast. But the fact remains that RM1999 is kind of expensive with those other qualities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2018
80% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Source: Stuff TV English
At £379, though, you’ll have to really value that picture quality. There are better all-rounders out there for similar cash, like the Honor 9, Moto X4 and Galaxy A5 - even if that means making do with a smaller screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a weird phone. Sony could have made a svelte mid-range Xperia at a lower cost than its flagships, but has instead made a £379 chunky mess. You can get the XZ1 for £449 in the UK now, and we strongly recommend that Sony phone over this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review: Mid-range monster
Source: Recombu English
Sony’s Xperia XA2 Ultra offers two main advantages over the standard XA2. The first is that more spacious screen, a major draw for anyone who consumes lots of video on the go. The second is that updated dual selfie cam, which is particularly good for low light and night shots.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra Review
Source: Phone Arena English
With their snappy performance and solid battery life, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra offer good value for their money, and despite the few minor issues here and there, I'd say that they'll satisfy users who want to get the most bang for their buck and don't want to spend a fortune on a new phone. Would I use any of these as a personal device? Yes, though I'd probably go for the XA2 as the larger XA2 Ultra doesn't really have enough exclusive features to win me over. If you're into selfies, however, the larger XA2 Ultra would be the one to go with.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Xperia XA2 Ultra is doing great in its domain - a massive screen and an impressive selfie experience. If you aren't a grumpy old-school person, then there is a good chance you like to take selfies and share your face occasionally on the social networks. Sightseeing, dining, beaching, clubbing, hiking, biking, vlogging, or maybe even duckfacing (how about no! - ed.) - the Xperia XA2 Ultra is ready for any occasion but swimming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Our initial impressions of the Xperia XA2 Ultra aren't great. Apart from having dual front cameras and a pretty large battery, the phone doesn't have much going for it. It's huge and heavy and has big bezels despite Sony describing it as 'borderless'. Worst of all is that Sony has priced it the same as impressive rivals like the OnePlus 5T so we can't see it topping the mid-range chart. Check back for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2018
Sony XA2 Ultra hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony XA2 Ultra will be a niche device, but it’s one of the only options on the market if you want a big-screen Android phone without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2018
Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra will be available in multiple colours when they launch in the coming months. As for pricing, Sony hasn't revealed that yet, but given the specifications, we hope that they will both be in the sub-Rs. 25,000 segment when they eventually land in India. So, what did you think of Sony's first 2018 offerings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2018
Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, L2 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony's wasting no time kicking off the year 2018 - CES in January marks the announcement of the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra midrangers, plus an L2 lower down the ranks. After the brief time we got to spend with a few early units of the three models, you can label us excited.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
Sony XPERIA X2A Ultra Review: First Impressions
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Sony XPERIA X2A is a pretty good upgrade from last year’s XPERIA X1A. With the longer battery life and much better LTE connectivity, it should provide an improved user experience. The camera still has impressive “paper” specs, and we can’t wait to take it in the field to see what kind of photos it can snap. The dual-selfie camera will prove particularly interesting. There is a surprisingly large market for that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2018
Hands-on with Sony’s new mid-rangers: Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2
Source: Android Authority English
However much they cost, the Xperia XA2 will come in silver, black, blue, and pink, while the Xperia XA2 Ultra will arrive in silver, black, light blue, and gold. Finally, the Xperia L2 will come in black, gold, and pink. Sony tells us that they will be available starting in late January.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2018

Foreign Reviews

82% Bigger is better
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra groß und mit Dual-Selfie-Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2018
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Besser, aber noch nicht gut
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Display-Riese mit zwei Selfie-Kameras
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% display: 77% mobility: 74%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre design; average performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2018
Características Del Móvil Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent processor; good cameras; large battery capacity; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2018
70% Recensione Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
78% Recensione Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
70% Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra recensione: migliore ma non ancora perfetto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Review: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Android Smartphone)
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% Review: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – solide smartphone met een iets te hoge prijs
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Test Du Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra : Le Selfiephone Par Excellence ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra : un grand écran, deux caméras frontales et une pile Ultra
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Positive: Nice dual cameras; decent battery life; good price / performance ratio. Negative: Many bloatwares; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2018
82% Recenzja Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra z 6-calowym wyświetlaczem. Duży może więcej?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Обзор Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: планшетофон с интересной особенностью
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; nice performance; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Видеообзор: Sony XA2 Ultra — большой и достойный внимания1
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; good price; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2018
Большой Sony с крутой селфи-камерой. Обзор Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: High display; decent speakers; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2018
Recenze: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Dual – dva jsou víc než jeden
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice performance; elegant design; good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2018
80% Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia XA2 Ultra tại Việt Nam: Camera ấn tượng, hiệu năng khá, pin ngon
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Trên tay đánh giá nhanh Xperia XA2 Ultra: Ngon từ trong ra ngoài
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice cameras; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2018
80% مراجعة للهاتف Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: مناسب لمحبي السيلفي؟
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: With the never ending fad of selfies Sony has also caught up on the bandwagon with their latest release, the Xperia XA2 Ultra. From a quick glance, the front portion of the phone pretty much looks alike the previous models, though what gives it away is the dual front cameras. It boasts a dual camera for selfies consisting of 16 MP sensor for low light images and an 8 MP sensor for super wide group selfies. The phone comes with a 23 MP rear camera. Fitted with three impressive cameras, it is now considered to be one of the best releases of Sony in recent years. An added plus point is its price range. Catered for those looking at mid range phones, this model is almost half the price of most high end models. The cameras perform decently though not outstanding as compared to other models in town. As the name says it all, Ultra can be considered as a huge sized phone with a display size of 6 inch. The size would be great for movies though a tad too huge for those with smaller fingers or those who prefer something that fits their palm comfortably. The phone is also slightly on the heavier side making it bulky. Nevertheless, it will be a hit among those who prefers a bigger phone with an expensive look. While the sides of the phone are made of metal plates, the back portion is made of plastic. This is unlike Sony's higher range phones. This should not be much of concern though as it still looks sturdy and the back is more scratch proof.

As with many of its competitors, this model comes with a fingerprint scanner on its back, placed at strategic point where your index finger lands comfortably. Additionally, XA2 Ultra is fitted with a battery size of 3850 mAh battery life, which delivers far longer battery life than most of its competitors. Unlike the XA1, the XA2 Ultra comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. The pairing of energy efficient chip and 3,850 mAh battery proves solid. There’s also NFC for mobile payments. The storage space is on the lower end with 32 GB internal memory though it is expandable with a micoSD card up to 256 GB. One downside though, the phone is not waterproof or dust proof. The charging point is also exposed without any rubber enclose. XA2 Ultra comes with Android 8.0 Oreo, which is excellent as compared to most other mid-range device as well as other handsets double its price. All in all, the phone has some pretty good hits. While it is light on the pocket, it needs a huge pocket space, literally!

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.
0.221 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.


77.1%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-13 (Update: 2018-02-13)