Sony Xperia XA2 Plus announced with 6" screen, Snapdragon 630

11 July 2018
The mid-ranger packs a 23 MP camera.

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  • Nutz

Damn SD 636 and Band 71 would have been perfect for me

  • Randomperson

It looks great, it has better design than its flagships lol I guess they will do this design again next year with some new chipset but I also like xa2. Unfortunately it's not available in my country.

it got me tempting

sony won't give up put brands letter on their front devive :D

  • HgA

"Totalframe design® by Sony" 😂.

  • MrGrumpy

So the same two problems as the existing Sony phones then:

1. Rubbish camera that can't even handle macro shots
2. Fingerprint sensor moved to the back where it's less ergonomic and far less useful

I can live with the rubbish camera but not with the excellent side mounted fingerprint sensor being moved to the back where's less accessible.

Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018We will see the price, if this phone reached 300$ then its ... moreVivo V9 is a good phone...but trust me you won't get any update from Vivo..my friend's Vivo V5 still stuck on Android 6 while my phone is running Android Oreo... even though our ohone are release on the same year.

Put, that, super wide selfie in the flagship. Its not just about group shots, with 120 degree fov or wider is communication or stulls/videos more close to reality. Mp aren't everything.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018But you can have sd660 and 6gb ram in exchange of that, so ... moreI prefer overall stability and user experience not all time processor and ram are matter software optimization is also needed just like iphone there processor and software optimization both are good that's why people choose iphone over android

Sony should revisit their pricing structure to regain their market share. -,-

If this phone reach $400 marks, then Honor 10 is a way better choice.

  • Anonymous

Oppaii, 12 Jul 2018But your experience would be different. That 6gb RAM of V... moreVery true. Even my Z3 still works fine.

Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018but vivo v9 don't give you 23mp rear camera, 4k recording, ... moreYou forget that Vivo V9 doesn't have an elegant and simply design.

Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018But you can have sd660 and 6gb ram in exchange of that, so ... moreBut your experience would be different.
That 6gb RAM of Vivo is nothing. Vivo's software is sh*t (and we all know that). An SD630 on Xperia is not a problem you can do what you want stress-free because of Sony's optimization.

  • Anonymous

Too expensive when the phone will have sd630..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018but vivo v9 don't give you 23mp rear camera, 4k recording, ... moreBut you can have sd660 and 6gb ram in exchange of that, so which one you prefer?

Fulljack, 12 Jul 2018well it has excelent display, audio, build quality, stellar... moreEven considering those benefits, they are still priced too high in certain markets. 15-20% reduction on their pricing strategy will make a significant difference to sales i feel. For example, this is a great phone at 350 USD, but becomes unattractive around 400-500 USD, given the availability of phones with higher end chipsets and better storage (quality and quantity).

Aslipundit, 12 Jul 2018SD 630 is not really a problem as it is a decent processor ... morewell it has excelent display, audio, build quality, stellar battery life, great track record, and not to mention after sales support. not really a fanboy, just stating the advantages. but hey, people prefer cheap chinese phone with questionable quality, am I right?

SD 630 is not really a problem as it is a decent processor with GPU performance close to the 636. CPU is behind as it misses out on 'big' cores, but it has all the other features like dual channel LPDDR4 memory and support for 4K recording. For comparison, the SD 625/626 has SINGLE channel memory and a weaker GPU, which will impact performance on a day to day basis.

Pricing is the problem with SOny phones. They just do not merit the premium asked by Sony, especially in comparison to competitors. This is not iphone with a custom chip, top class camera module and the works. This is a mid range phone and should not be priced more than 350 odd USD.

  • AnonD-728535

Isn't SD 630 procie the same one as in regular XA2?