Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony XA2 has the better quality/price ratio within the XA2 models. It’s an octa-core smartphone with high quality display and a curved glass.

This is a detail page about the SONY Xperia XA2. There are few sub version, each with its different code name, but same speech, so it could be a little confusing.

Sony Xperia XA2 Single SIM model, 3GB / 32GB

Sony Xperia XA2 Dual SIM model,  3GB / 32GB

Basically we have 2 different model, single SIM, or dual SIM. The above frequencies are from maemo.org.

The hardware

The XA2 Xperia is powered by an octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 CPU processor (the Snapdragon 630) and this makes it much more capable than its predecessor Xperia X, which was basically a 4 + 2 cores, ed. The GPU is an Adreno 508 GPU, enough to handle the workload.

For memory, there are 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of file starting with the usual microSD slot for expansion. (To verify if the Sailfish-32GB limit is still there).

The battery is a large, non-removable, from 3,300 mAh. It is compatible with QuickCharge 3.0 format for fast charging.

That said, Sony usually does not provide the rapid charger, and then the charge will be slower.

The cameras is – as usual for Sony devices – very good, with a main-camera of 23MP f / 2.0 apertures, with 2160p / 30fps video recording.
The front camera is 8MP, appreciated for its 120 degrees of shooting angle, but with fixed focus. It allows a good 1080p / 30fps video recording.

 

Design

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One aspect that struck in all the reviews is the good industrial design: the body of the phone is slightly curved, convex, and this helps the grip.

Watching him well there is some similarity with the loved Nokia N9, especially looking at the blue model: the curved glass (only horizontally, however), the relatively thickness, glossy finish on the sides as extras.

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The Xperia blue XA2 is the editor’s choice. When will Sailfish installed, the rounded corners will accompany swipe gestures!

 

Video unboxing

Our video unboxing, which in reality is a re-unboxing – because the first unboxing is as Android 8.0, and we had to flash it and re package it to simulate an unboxing. 🙂

You can find the video on our ‘alpha’ J-D Youtube channel, subscribe!

 

Main features

Sensors

Fingerprint
accelerometer, proximity, compass

Messaging
SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser
HTML5

BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Colors
Silver, Black, Blue, Pink

TESTS
Performance
Basemark OS II: 1690 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1548
Basemark X: 14312

Battery life
Endurance rating 92h

Technical features

NETWORK
Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE

LAUNCH
Released 2018, February

BODY
Dimensions
142 x 70 x 9.7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 in)

Weight
171 g (6.03 oz)

Build
Aluminum frame, plastic back

SIM
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY
Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size
5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~75.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)

Multitouch
Yes

Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 4

PLATFORM
Sailfish OS 3.x and above

Chipset
Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)

CPU
Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU
Adreno 508

MEMORY
Card slot
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Internal
32 GB, 3 GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA
Single
23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/2.3″, PDAF

Features
LED flash,
HDR, panorama

Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec.,
HDR

SELFIE CAMERA
Single
8 MP, f/2.4, 1/4″

Video
1080p@30fps

SOUND
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker
Yes

3.5mm jack

COMMUNICATION
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE

GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC

USB
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host

Where to buy

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