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Sony Xperia XA2

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Display: 5.2 inches
  • Camera: 23 MP/8 MP
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.3
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Software 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Value For Money 8 / 10

The Sony has announced its two new smartphones that are Sony Xperia XA2 and Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra. The Sony Xperia XA2 comes in the Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink colours variants.

Key features and specs of Sony Xperia XA2 are:

The Sony Xperia XA2 comes with the 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with the pixel density of 424 ppi. The display will be protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass protection that prevents scratches. The phone is a Dual SIM device that accepts a Nano-SIM. It packs a 32 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256 GB via Micro SD card.

The smartphones run on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset and processor. It has a spot of Adreno 510 GPU. The dimensions of the phone measures at 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 in) with the weight of 171 g (6.03 oz). The phone has a 3 GB of RAM. In coming to the camera section, it packs 23 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera for shooter selfies and video calls. The primary camera is capable of 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps video recording.

It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, LED flash. The phone has a powerhouse of Li-Ion 3300 mAh capacity with the Non-removable battery. It has a feature of Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) which is quite superb.

The sensors on the phone includes:

  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted),
  • Accelerometer sensor,
  • Proximity sensor, and
  • Compass sensor.

Some connectivity options includes:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot,
  • Bluetooth- 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE,
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS,
  • NFC,
  • FM radio, and
  • USB- 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host.

Sony Xperia XA2 - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    142 x 70 x 9.7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 in)
  • Weight
    171 g (6.03 oz)
  • Colors
    Silver, Black, Blue, and Pink color

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.2 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    424 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
    Browser HTML5
    - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
    - Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
    - MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 510
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    3 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensor.

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    23 MP
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3300 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack