The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra smartphones debuted yesterday, and today they are pre-ordering in Poland. Is it worth being interested in one of these phones? I had the opportunity to spend some time with Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – I see a lot of potential in them. I also have info for you about the cool Sony promotion.
At yesterday's press meeting with Sony, I had the opportunity to check three medium-shelf novelties of this manufacturer. Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 will go into regular sale in Poland only at the end of January / beginning of February, but the first two models can be ordered as part of pre-sales today, collecting a bonus in the form of headphones Sony SBH24 . Is it worth being interested in them? At the outset, I must point out that the phones made available to journalists at the meeting worked on unfinished software. For this reason, I can not say much about speed, stability or quality of photos, because sales copies can (and should) do a bit better. In the text I will focus on other aspects of the new Xperia.
Sony Xperia XA2 has a lot of potential
Sony does not hide that from all three Xperia XA2 will be the smartphone most promoted in Poland , both on the free market and operators. These are very popular in our country, so the manufacturer thought about it well. What is worth knowing about Xperia XA2?
Frames are not great!
Let's start with the look, which is often criticized in the case of Sony smartphones. When I looked at the press graphics, I had the impression that the frames above and below the screen were big, which in my eyes was the biggest drawback of my predecessors. Seeing the real Xperia XA2, I immediately noticed that it was a misleading impression. This time Sony really tried – just look at the following table: The medium has much smaller frames than the flagship. What's more, the Xperia XA2 screen covers about 75% of the front , which is only slightly worse than in the case of the frameless Galaxy A8 (2018), where the so-called. screen-to-body ratio is approximately 75.6%. You can not see it because of the angular housing, which optically enlarges the whole phone. It's a pity that the phone got a little fat by the way – almost a centimeter thick is quite a lot. Fortunately, this is due to the presence of a capacious link, which I will mention later.
Execution quality without any problems
Sony Xperia XA2 is a smartphone made in the greater part of metal , which covers the sides and the rear panel of the device. On the front you will find Gorilla Glass. Available copies did not have any problems with folding or durability. The whole is pleasantly in the palm of your hand. By the way – does only Xperia XA2 remind me of the old stylistic line NXT?
Biometric sensor went on plecki
If you're wondering why the Xperia XA2 fingerprint reader is on the back panel, it's the answer to this question. Representatives of Sony revealed that integrating the sensor with the power button on the right edge was not too warmly received by left-handers. The Japanese carried out research and it turned out that the better place would be their backs .It is comforting that the reader is now active , so the phone can be unlocked by putting your finger on it without having to click.
Cool accessories and good equipment
Xperia XA2 is a premium grade medium, which is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to flagship smartphones from a Japanese manufacturer. In terms of components, everything is perfectly fine – Snapdragon 630 with Andreno 508 and 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory is quite a solid set, typical for a smartphone of this class. I know that many of you would like Snapdragon 660, but as you can see, you can not have everything. Sony has once again put on the camera, equipping Xperia XA2 with a 23-megapixel main camera , which gives the ability to record movies in both 4K resolution and in slow motion (120 fps). Satisfied are also selfie fans who can count on an 8-megapixel camera. What's important, in the settings we can choose the wide-angle mode (120 degrees), so we can easily fit the whole family on samoptriches. A nice addition is the physical shutter release .I am glad that the Japanese took care of solid communication facilities. On board the discussed Xperia we will find NFC , dual band Wi-Fi, USB type C, hybrid Dual SIM and Bluetooth 5.0. I am even more satisfied with Android 8.0 Oreo at the start – Samsung with its Galaxy A8 should learn. The icing on the cake is a battery – 3300 mAh is enough to allow the smartphone to work on a single charge for two days.
Xperia XA2 Ultra is just a curiosity
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is to sell primarily in Asia. In Poland, a group of customers interested in such large smartphones is so big that Sony has decided to introduce this model to our country. The variant available has 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. If someone says that Xperia XA2 Ultra is enlarged Xperia XA2, this one will have a lot of reasons. The devices connect a lot and share the screen size, battery capacity (though not much) and a selfie camera. The 6-inch Xperia XA2 Ultra has a dual front camera , and one of them even offers optical image stabilization, which we can not wait for in the company's flagship.
Is it worth buying new Xperia mediums?
Advance sales of Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra smartphones are starting today (09.01). New Sony midges will go to stores like x-kom , RTV Euro AGD, Allegro Strefa Marek – official Sony Mobile store run by M-point, Media Expert, Komputronik, Saturn, Media Markt and Neonet.pl (links will be updated on a regular basis). Operators will only get Xperia XA2 – Play now, and T-Mobile and Plus a little later. Let me remind you:
- Sony Xperia XA2 – PLN 1499 ,
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – 1899 gold .
It can not be concealed that these are not low amounts, but Sony did not go ahead of them – the competition sells its average people for very similar money. I can not tell you now with full conviction that you should buy Xperia XA2 or Xperia XA2 Ultra. This will be possible only after testing. However, now I know that if someone is determined, they probably will not make a mistake, because the new Sony midrange have a lot of potential and will certainly satisfy the fans of the brand . Xperia XA2 will come to me for testing in the second half of January, so if you have any questions, you can easily ask them in the comments.
Sony promotion on the occasion of CES 2018
I will give you a message from Sony using the opportunity. The producer has prepared a special promotional campaign for premium Xperia smartphone users. All you have to do is download the promotional code from the Xperia Lounge to get a discount of 200 PLN when you buy products on the Sony Center website. The action lasts until the end of January, the offer is limited, so – whoever first, this has a better chance! More information coming soon on the Sony blog.