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Sony Xperia XA2

Specifications

Sony Xperia XA2
Sony Xperia XA2 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17.51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, compass, Miracast, Google Cast, aptX HD, UTB-OTG, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE Cat.12/13, downloads up to 600 MBit/s, uploads up to 150 MBit/s, Nano-SIM, Dual-SIM, head SAR 1.07 W/kg, body SAR 1.43 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 142 x 70 ( = 0.38 x 5.59 x 2.76 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix 1/2,3” Exmor RS, F2.0, 84° wide-angle lens, hybrid autofocus, ISO 12800, 4K videos at 30 fps, Full HD videos up to 60 fps, slow motion at 120 fps (720p)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4” Exmor R, F2.4, 120° super wide angle lens, ISO 3200
Additional features
Speakers: one speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, modular power supply, USB cable (Type C to Type A), earphones, quick start instructions, warranty information, Google apps, Amazon apps, Sony Xperia Lounge, Sony PlayStation, Movie Creator, AR Effect, AVG protection, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.55% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 52 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 72%, features: 73%, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XA2

84.5% Sony Xperia XA2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
New mid-range. Sony is refreshing its smartphone product lineup, beginning with the 5.2-inch Xperia XA2 mid-range smartphone, which aims to please with qualities such as having the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, a Full HD display, and a 23-MP camera. Our test shows whether the Sony Android phone succeeds.
Sony Xperia XA2 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
As a summary, the Xperia XA2 runs quite well on the internal hardware, and it should last you all day on the battery. It doesn’t have the best camera at night but it does pretty well during the day, and offers pretty decent 4K video. I also quite like the design, the rear mounted fingerprint sensor is fast and works well, and it’s USB-C which is good to see in the mid-range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2018
65% Sony Xperia XA2 review: One last hurrah for OmniBalance
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The XA2 almost feels like what you’d expect from a phone from three or four years ago. It might feel a little dated in spots but if your mobile needs haven’t really changed during that time, it’s well-enough equipped to do the job.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
87% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Making a buzz
Source: Android Authority English
Overall, I quite like the Sony Xperia XZ2. Sony has never tried too hard to be like other manufacturers, and here it’s mostly stuck to its no-frills design language. The bulkier design is welcoming to hold. The battery life got me through a solid day and a half and charged up even faster. The processing and audio quality are top notch. The phone also has a few minor pitfalls like button placement and some major slipperiness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Sony Xperia XA2 review: Sony is now serious about mid-range
Source: PC Authority English
Still, for me personally, the Xperia XA2 is an excellent smartphone and it's seriously made me consider Sony when my contract expires in four months' time. Well done, Sony.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s not the most dynamic phone in its class but a solid option for those who like Sony’s style.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2018
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia XA2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia XA2 sits in a slightly odd place. It offers solid specs and performance for the price, but the 16:9 screen and chunky body are already out of step with the competition, and the camera just can’t keep up at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Sony Xperia XA2 review: A magnificent mid-range smartphone
Source: It Pro English
Low-light photography issues aside, though, the Xperia XA2 is a seriously impressive smartphone, made even better by its highly reasonable asking price. Its display is fantastic, battery life is good and the handset itself looks like something you've paid twice as much for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
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%
80% Sony Xperia XA2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Probably the best mid-ranger Sony has made in a while, the XA2 might not mix up the traditional Xperia look but it has hardware that ticks almost all the boxes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony Xperia XA2 Review: Premium quality, affordable price
Source: Recombu English
As much as I loved the Xperia XA1, the XA2 is a big upgrade in so many areas. The design has been reworked for a more premium finish, while the impressive battery life and gorgeous display also boost this phone over most other mid-rangers. For just £300 here in the UK, you won’t find many other mobiles that offer the same fantastic all-round experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
76% Sony Xperia XA2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Our only issue was with the selfie downgrade - the 8MP wide-angle camera has lost the autofocus and the brighter aperture compared to the XA1. And we would have appreciated at least some splash protection, as most of the competition is already going for a tight IP68 ingress protection.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
Sony Xperia XA2 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia XA2 is another fairly unremarkable phone from Sony, but it's affordable despite being a fair bit more expensive than the previous model. And with it brings various upgrades including a much better screen, fingerprint scanner and bigger battery. This could be a solid mid-range device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2018
Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The XA2 is a nice spec-bump over the XA1 and there are a few welcome additions in the form of a higher-res screen and Snapdragon CPU. But Sony’s design is still behind the pack and with lots of budget options moving to a slicker build, the XA2 could feel old very quickly.
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.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2018
Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The XA2 has a much more capable processor, higher resolution screen, and what looks to be a fantastic set of cameras too. If Sony gets the price right, it could be a very tempting phone for anyone on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2018
Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies
Source: Pocket Lint English
The XA2 hits the sweet spot where you get an excellent set of specs and decent design for a great price. Definitely worth consideration if you're in the market for a mid-range handset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2018
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.
Comparison, online available, Long, 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

80% Sony Xperia XA2 Generationen im Zeichen der Zeit
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Sony Xperia XA2 Megapixel-Monster zum günstigen Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 85% features: 78% display: 89% mobility: 84%
Sony Xperia XA2
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2018
Sony Xperia XA2
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Sony Xperia XA2 schönes Design, gute Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2018
Erste Eindrücke zum Super-Mittelklasse-Smartphone aus Japan
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2018
75% Das taugt die neue Mittelklasse
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 73% display: 80% mobility: 75%
75% Sony Xperia XA2, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Análisis del Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
69% Análisis del Sony Xperia XA2: el móvil que me abrió los ojos
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 69%
77% Recensione Sony Xperia XA2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
72% Recensione Sony Xperia XA2
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 88%
70% Recensione SONY Xperia XA2
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% display: 70% mobility: 73% workmanship: 79%
Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on: il super smartphone di fascia media dal Giappone
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2018
60% Review Sony Xperia XA2: stevige mid-range smartphone heeft enkele addertjes onder het gras
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Sony Xperia XA2 review: grijze muis in feestoutfit
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test Du Sony Xperia XA2 : Simple, Efficace, Classique
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Test du Sony Xperia XA2 : évolution sans révolution
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; beautiful design; great built quality; support USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2018
75% Czyste linie, wzornictwo wbrew trendowi. Test smartfonu Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Recenzja Sony Xperia XA2 – przyjemny smartfon, ale nie bez wad
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 65% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Recenzja Sony Xperia XA2. Czy Japończycy wrócili do gry?
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; decent selfie camera. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2018
Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia XA2: камерная "классика"
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent selfie camera; good speakers; support NFC; fast charging. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2018
Видеообзор: Sony XA2 — достойный член своего семейства3
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2018
Смартфон Sony Xperia XA2 : Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Hybrid slot; thick; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Recenze: Sony Xperia XA2 Dual – věrný tradicím
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2018
Cảm nhận Sony Xperia XA2 giá 6tr590: lâu rồi Sony mới khiến chúng ta thoả mãn như vậy!
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent cameras. Negative: Tiny screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2018
Đánh giá Xperia XA2: Vẫn là chiếc máy tầm trung tốt nhất của Sony
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; solid workmanship; good display; long battery life; nice cameras; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Sony Xperia XA2: Snapdragon 630, vân tay sau lưng, ...
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; fast fingerprint sensor; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2018
80% Test Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test av Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; decent cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2018
83% Test af: Sony Xperia XA2
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
67% Sony Xperia XA2 test – ændringerne er for små
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 67%
83% Test Av Sony Xperia XA
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
Sony Xperia XA2 testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Positive: Smart system; nice design. Negative: Heavy; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2018

Comment

Model: In February 2018, Sony launched a successor to its Xperia XA1, the Sony Xperia XA2. The mid-range Android phone features a 1080p screen (XA1: 720p) and the battery capacity has increased to 3,300 mAh.

Design and Connectivity

The 5.2-inch phone measures at 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm and weighs at quite heavy 171 g. It is slightly thicker than the XA1 (145 x 67 x 5 mm) to fit in a 3,300 mAh battery. The Xperia XA2 does not follow the trend to 18:9 displays. As a result there is more space left above and below the display and it looks more like a phone from 2017. In contrast, competitors including the Huawei P Smart, Oppo F5 and Honor 9 Lite all features a 18:9 screen which give them a more cutting-edge look. Nevertheless, it is an edge-to-edge screen and the back is slightly curved to sit more comfortable in the hand. www.techradar.com thinks that 16:9 aspect ratio, relatively fat 9.7 mm thickness and Sony’s usual rectangular design makes the Sony Xperia XA2 seem a chunky little mobile. www.androidpit.com says that the case-display ratio is approximately 75 %. Sadly, the phone lacks an official water resistance.

The Xperia XA2’s side and top are made of aluminum. www.techradar.com reports that the plastic back does not flex and recommends that you should avoid putting the phone in a pocket with your keys or a load of coins as it scratches easily. The use of plastic rather than glass or metal for the back shows that this not a premium model. www.trustedreviews.com thinks that the Xperia XA2 is pretty pocket and hand friendly, albeit a little heavy.

The USB Type-C port sits on the bottom. On the right side you can find a volume rocker, a circular power button and a dedicated camera shutter button. The left side provides a microSD and a nano-SIM slot, while the top side houses a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

As for connectivity, the Xperia XA2 features A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Wi-Fi Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, Google Cast, and NFC. It supports the following networks: GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA+ (3G), LTE (4G) Cat13/Cat12. www.androidpit.com reports that device is currently being sold unlocked in the US and is compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but is not compatible with Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

Fingerprint reader

The fingerprint reader sits on the back. Even US variants come with a fingerprint reader, which is unusual for Sony. www.techradar.com thinks that the fingerprint reader is well positioned and reliable, albeit not the fastest they have used. They report that coming out of standby takes about 1.5 seconds. According to www.trustedreviews.com, the fingerprint scanner is reasonably fast and very reliable.

Display

The XA2’s 5.2-inch display features Full HD resolution (1080p), a pixel density of 424 PPI, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. According to www.techradar.com text and images look pin-sharp. They say that colors seem a little muted and the white balance is slightly blue-skewed out-of-the-box, but this can be adjusted via the Settings menu by selecting from various display modes. www.trustedreviews.com confirms that screen tone is on the cool side with factory settings. www.expertreviews.co.uk reports, “Images look terrifically vivid, especially with the phone’s slightly-saturated “Super Vivid” display mode engaged and the display is reasonably colour accurate, too.” They measured 96.5 % sRGB coverage, a respectable contrast ratio of up to 1,167:1 and a maximum brightness of 507 cd/m2. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass (Sony Mobile has not specified the version).

Hardware and Performance

The Sony Xperia XA2 features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, an Adreno 508 graphics chip, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded by 256 GB with a microSD card. Hence you get solid mid-range hardware. www.techradar.com says that Android 8.0 runs well and the gaming performance is good. www.trustedreviews.com confirms, “It’s responsive, smooth and apps are usually quick to load.”. Certainly the performance cannot keep up with top-end phones, but this page says that it is significantly better than many other phones in the sub-£300 range. www.expertreviews.co.uk reports scores of 854 and 4,157 in Geekbench 4’s single- and multi-core CPU tests, respectively. They observed drastic frame drops in graphically-demanding games such as Asphalt or Modern Combat 5. However, the XA2’s hardware has not been designed for intensive gaming, but it is well suitable for everyday tasks.

Software

The Xperia XA2 runs Android 8.0 and uses Sony’s custom user interface. In contrast to the Android operating system, Sony’s interface has not changed much over the last years. www.techradar.com reports that its apps menu still uses horizontal pages like Android did back in Android 5.0 and earlier, while new Android phones have a vertical-scrolling apps menu. Themes are supported, most of which are created by Sony Mobile. www.trustedreviews.com writes that Sony has added more apps than other manufacturers, but only few bloatware. Sony’s classic media apps are included, which are a defining part of Sony’s Android experience. In www.trustedreviews.com’s opinion none of the added apps is a reason to buy the Xperia XA2, but all are decent. recombu.com writes that Sony has added the ability to hook up to your PS4, but instead of the Remote Play feature (for streaming games to your Xperia phone) you simply get Second Screen functionality.

Battery Life

A large battery is one of the advantages of the Xperia XA2. It lasts a full day on a single charge and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It is charged via USB-C. The Qnovo technology helps protect the battery from overcharging. According to www.techradar.com a fast charger is sadly not supplied. www.techradar.com complains, “We're mildly disappointed by its real-world longevity though. It'll last a day, sure, but won't necessarily get you the big second-day buffer that separates a truly long-lasting Android with one of just okay battery life.” www.expertreviews.co.uk recorded a battery life of 14 hours and 27 minutes in their continuous video playback test, with the screen set to their standard 170 cd/m2 brightness and flight mode engaged.

Camera

The 23 MP main camera on the rear side features an 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensor, 84° wide-angle f2.0 lens, and hybrid autofocus. It is capable of 4K video recording, 120 fps slow-motion video recording, and HDR video recording in Full HD, but lacks optical image stabilization. Support of ISO 12800 should ensure better low-light photos. www.techradar.com reports that the camera handles indoor shooting better - and can render more detail - than most of the 13 MP cameras used by other "affordable" phones, while it cannot match the OnePlus 5T’s camera. They mention that exposure metering was not helpful, since they often had to customize the exposure level via the brightness slider when they choose a focal point. www.trustedreviews.com confirms that the phone has an issue with exposure metering when you choose a focal point rather than just hitting the shutter button. Moreover, they complain that the Xperia XA2 can take around three seconds to get you to the point of being able to hit the shutter button. According to this page day-lit shots look very sharp and punchy, but there’s quite serious loss of sharpness towards the edge of the frame, which might be due to a just-OK lens matched with a relatively large sensor. This pages warns that you should not expect too much from the camera at night, since aggressive image processing smoothes-out almost all fine detail in order to make the images look clean. The tester of www.expertreviews.co.uk writes, “My low-light test tests were rife with compression artefacts and blotchy chroma noise”. 3g.co.uk summarizes that the XA2’s camera is no match for the iPhone X’s or Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s, but it is very competitive with other phones at this sort of price.

The 8 MP front camera features an 1/4" Exmor R sensor and a 120° super wide-angle lens F2.4. It supports up to ISO 3200. www.techradar.com evaluates, “Image quality is decent. Photos look bright, but detail capture isn’t close to the very best 8MP selfie cameras.” www.trustedreviews.com complains that images start to look low on detail and flat with indoors lighting. According to www.stuff.tv, the front camera is purpose-built for group selfies.

Temperature

www.techradar.com observed that the Sony Xperia XA2 seems to get a little warmer than most during relatively light tasks. They wonder if a CPU/resource management issue may be to blame.

Sound

The Xperia XA2 has a single speaker. Hence, the sound is mono and directional. According to www.techradar.com top volume and sound quality are both decent, but the sound cannot keep up with the best-sounding premium phones. www.trustedreviews.com writes that sound quality is fine and not too thin. Three technologies help improve audio performance, the Smart Amplifier, Clear Bass, and ClearAudio+.

Summary

The phone offers solid mid-range performance and a high battery capacity, but the battery life is not as good as expected in view of the large battery. Its a phone for those who like Sony’s styling. Disadvantages are the 16:9 screen format and the low-light performance of the cameras. The wide-angle lens of the front camera is nice to have, when you like to shoot group selfies. www.trustedreviews.com summarize, “This is a perfectly solid, “nice” phone we’ve enjoyed using. […] It’s not the most dynamic phone in its class but a solid option for those who like Sony’s style.”

Alternatives are for example the Samsung Galaxy A5 (older Android version, glass on the rear, slightly better camera performance in low-light conditions, water resistant, slimmer, OLED), the Moto G5S (cheaper, all-aluminum frame, very simple software and a good, albeit slightly slow camera), the Huawei P Smart (slightly cheaper, 18:9 screen phones, worse camera). www.expertreviews.co.uk think, “The problem for the XA2 is that the £270 Honor 7X offers a bigger, 18:9 screen and a dual rear camera for less and in a slimmer, sleeker chassis, albeit with considerably worse battery life.”

Sources

https://www.sonymobile.com/de/products/phones/xperia-xa2/specifications/#gref
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-xperia-xa2-review
http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-xperia-xa2
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/sony/1406720/sony-xperia-xa2-review
https://www.stuff.tv/sony/xperia-xa2/review
https://3g.co.uk/reviews/sony-xperia-xa2
https://www.androidpit.com/sony-xperia-xa2-review

Press Review by Martina Osztovits

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.
5.2":

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.
0.171 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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.


77.55%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02- 1 (Update: 2018-02- 1)