Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra All Round Review | Specifications, Features & Price

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra All Round Review | Specifications, Features & Price

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is an amazing smartphone with an elegant design. The smartphone comes with a 6.00-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone includes 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB using a microSD card.

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra All Round Review

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Key Specs & Features

  • 6.0-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (367ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • 23MP Rear Camera and 16MP Dual Front Camera
  • 32GB / 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 4G LTE (up to 600 Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
  • 3580 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Design and Display

You have in the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra a phone showing decent build. It has a metallic rear panel that appears to be made of plastic alongside metal frames. However, this beast is not as ergonomic as the smaller Xperia XA2 because of its bigger size. It is also noticeably heavier at roughly 221 grams.

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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra offers immense screen estate at 6 inches in diagonal size. You will find Corning Gorilla Glass on the surface for protection. It has thin side bezels, but lacks an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen resolution is Full HD (1080p).

Camera

This is a phone for selfie and photo-sharing site addicts. Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra packs a pair of cameras on the front. One 16MP shooter with optical image stabilisation (OIS) feature takes care of low light selfies. Another 8MP unit features a 120-degree wide angle lens for taking selfies with your group of friends.

You get similar rear camera as on the Xperia XA2: a 23MP Exmor RS shooter. This captures 4K videos while also supporting HDR and stereo sound recording.

Hardware and Software

In terms of chipset, there is no difference between the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia XA2. It also uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform. However, this pairs with slightly higher 4GB RAM.

Onboard storage capacity is higher at 64 GB, although you may get models with 32 GB. This is also expandable using a microSD card. The phablet runs on latest Android 8.0 Oreo.

Other Specs and Features

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra features an inbuilt fingerprint sensor on the back. For the best of mobile data experience, it offers support for LTE networks. There is Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, NFC, and USB-C along with other standard connectivity features.

Powering the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a 3,580 mAh battery, which is expectedly better than that of the Xperia XA2. This supports smart charging technologies.

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Qualcomm Snapdragon 630)
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver, Black, Blue, Gold
  • Dimension:163 x 80 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight:221 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM, Dual stand-by

Display

  • Display: 6.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels (367), 16M colors
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 23 MP Camera, f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″, 2160p HD Video@30fps, 1080p Video@30fp
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: Dual Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6″, OIS, AF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/4″

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 4 GB RAM
  • Memory Card Support: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, up to 256 GB

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+:Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (3CA) Cat13 600/150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Yes, Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker:Yes
  • 5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2:No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No

Battery

  • Battery: 3580 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)

 Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is not yet available in Nigeria, but the smartphone is now available for pre-order on BestBuy.com for $450. It is expected that the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra will begin its global launch on February 16, 2018. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. When available, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 160,000 Naira to 200,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

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