Weekly poll results: the Xperia XA2 duo is Sony's best mid-range effort yet

21 January 2018
However, many found that the slight refresh to the design didn't go far enough.

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  • AnonD-521587

Tann Hauser, 22 Jan 2018If they do it the iphone way, with one single USB C for everythi... moreyeah honestly i might just stick with sony midranger (i own the Sony X right now) because im not buying that shit. If samsung were to remove it and then sony followed it would make more sense.

even oneplus5t has a headphone jack and its 500 dollars. I have a feeling sony will fuck this up despite making good moves like always.

  • AnonD-481725

[deleted post]You replied me by mistake, but yes he probably does XD.

  • AnonD-481725

Alien , 22 Jan 2018XA2 Ultra vs A8+ - Cat13 600/150 Mbps vs Cat11 600/75 Mbps -... moreAnd for much cheaper price lol.

Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018XA2 got new cpu/gpu, 1000mAh more, 4K recording, active intelli... moreAnd the XA2 ULTRA? From the word ULTRA. It should have the following specs since it has significant changes in the outer design:
1. Two bottom speakers so that it may have a triple stereo speaker system similar to iphone 7 plus.
2. Should have 4,000mah battery note 3,500.
3. Should have 128GB internal storage. And not 32/64GB.
4. Have the same camera sensors as the XZ premium except for the 960FPS. And should have larger LED true tone flash. But lets not forget to make it a dual LED true tone flash.
5. 79% or higher screen to body ratio. With 2k resolution display. Not 1080.

So tell me. What does the word ULTRA means to you?

  • Alien

Weduz97, 22 Jan 2018Also XA2 Ultra has better screen to body ratio than a Galaxy A8 ... moreXA2 Ultra vs A8+

- Cat13 600/150 Mbps vs Cat11 600/75 Mbps
- Android 8.0 (Oreo) vs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- 23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3") vs 16 MP, f/1.7
- 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR vs 1080p@30fps
- XA2 Ultra has USB-OTG vs n/a
- Every pixel has 3 subpixels on XA2 Ultra
- Built-in optical image stabilization vs n/a
- DLNA certified vs n/a
- BSI Sensor vs n/a
- Serial shot mode vs n/a
- Manual ISO vs n/a
- !! SUPPORTS 64-BIT !! vs 32 Bit (ancient)
- manual white balance vs n/a
- Dynamic frequency scaling vs n/a
- AES Encryption vs n/a
- Out-of-order execution vs n/a
- NX BIT vs n/a
- Trustzone vs n/a
- XA2 Ultra is cheaper!

Source: GSMA, Versus.com

Conclusion: XA2 Ultra eats A8+ for breakfast!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 Jan 2018The FCC ID of the next Premium was found. There is no headphon... moreThe iPhone 5 accepts both the 3.5 mm jack and the lightning port as audio ports...probably same for Sony...remember, they build headphones wired and wireless....

ProJames, 21 Jan 2018They look much better than last year on paper (I preserve my rig... moreSD660 is Top midrange as SD650 used on Xperia X. And now where is Xperia X Lineup? I can only se XA and XZ.

pt020, 21 Jan 2018Actually the XA2 lost 4mm in bezels (2 up + 2 down) if you compa... moreAlso XA2 Ultra has better screen to body ratio than a Galaxy A8 Which means side, top, and bottom bezel of XA2 Ultra is less than a Galaxy A8

AnonD-521587, 22 Jan 2018same here not supporting the lack of headphone jack. I think its... moreBt headphones....no thanks, bought one to try... Too expensive and constant charging those, gave me a irritation rash...wasted money.
Usb bundles....not interested in bundling nuissance for a 700 euro phone.
Enough said.

AnonD-521587, 22 Jan 2018same here not supporting the lack of headphone jack. I think its... moreIf they do it the iphone way, with one single USB C for everything and usb dongle, its the Htc way to mobile oblivion for them...
I am first to say No to jackless Xperia...
Going elsewhere most certainly.
Hope they will not miss this little petty me bucks in their profit report.

  • AnonD-521587

Tann Hauser, 21 Jan 2018Im all in with Xperia midrangers if rumors about loosing the hea... moresame here not supporting the lack of headphone jack. I think its dumb. Sure i can buy a high quality pair of wireless headphones but i don't have the money to payhigh end wireless headphones.

  • Anonymous

Thus a beaSt of midrange Sony cell!!!

  • Anonymous

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 21 Jan 2018"The revamped Xperia design didn’t go over so well". Of course ... moreXA2 got new cpu/gpu, 1000mAh more, 4K recording, active intelligent Steady Shot, metal body, wider angle front camera, fingerprint scanner, bigger screen, Full HD , BT 5.0, smaller body ..

  • Anonymous

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 21 Jan 2018"The revamped Xperia design didn’t go over so well". Of course ... moreMost phones are not huge overhauls from one generation yo the next. And they were updated decently enough.
And they trimmed the bezels enough. They have a good working design.
Not every single fricken phone out there has to be a bezeless glasd slab. And not everyone in the world wants only that.
And the designs are good too. Except for some pushing tpo much bezel

  • Anonymous

Truly, XA2/XA2u is great choice (both) to gs8/8+ & gn8 xD

  • HP

The price of Mediatek phone such like Xperia L2 killed the phone, not because we hate it.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 phone such like an elegant edge to edge screen Xperia XA2 with a package of higher midrange on a lower midrange phone such like Xperia XA2 is the best feature. It is even getting Oreo out of the box with USB Type C port,and it have former Sony flagship level camera sensor. Low midrange getting flagship level camera sensor is awesome.

Xperia XA2 price doubtedly making it attractive but pretty neat on its pre-order gifts to woo customers. Worth consideration but it is strongly fighting AI phone such like Honor View 10 and also Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 phone such like Oneplus 5T.

  • pt020

Actually the XA2 lost 4mm in bezels (2 up + 2 down) if you compare it with the XZ
(with the same screen size).

"The revamped Xperia design didn’t go over so well". Of course it didn't go well because of it's similar design from last year. And has no improvements in the internal hardware except battery.
"The Xperia L2 was mostly overlooked". Of course it will be overlooked since it uses mediatek. Instead of qualcomm processor. People would rather avoid mediatek because of its weak processing power. While the mali GPU is mediocre.
Seriously. Why would sony make the same design. And another garbage like the L2, which not only has a weak processor. But also a small storage. 32GB internal storage in 2018 model shouldn't exist anymore. And 64GB should be mostly on the line. Worst part is it's still running on nougat. When it should be running on oreo.

  • Anonymous

Better than moto G6

  • Anonymous

AnonD-724322, 21 Jan 2018I wish Sony release XA2 plus as well just like last year.At IFA...

Like XA2 but 5.5" screen and maybe the battery of XA1+