This, the Nokia 6 2018, MAYBE Samsung J7 2018 and LG K10 2018(who am I kidding? LOL) make all the difference jn the world. Yes, all the Chinese companies have same features and stuff for a lower price, but build quality, screen quality, etc all are way, way, WAY better when it comes from a brand name, and for 250-300$/€ they will sell far better then previous models cause of the much bettet specs. Xiaomi is gonna be no match for em this year, hell even Huawei. Maybe only in battery.
XA2 Ultra sounds almost perfect for super-mid ranger.
It seems Sony finally listened to users what we need on it
Kyo, 08 Jan 2018Wow somewhat decent looking Sony phones.But should have had a sd640 instead of 630.640 is not ready to be used. Maybe only in april or later
The design is better than any other manufacturers . Everything is good for mid range device except thickness.
Vegetaholic, 08 Jan 2018Sony designer can't forget 2013 and refuses to go back to reality, worst designes of phones I ... moreWell this is not THE NEW MIRAI DESIGN yet, Sony don't usually reveal phones during CES but they did here and mainly because there's a reason and that would be in the MWCa dn if they did reveal this XA2 in MWC, it will get overshadowed by the new Xperia design, and this XA2 is just recycling the old resources from XZ and Z5.
Wow somewhat decent looking Sony phones.But should have had a sd640 instead of 630.
Sony designer can't forget 2013 and refuses to go back to reality, worst designes of phones I seen in years, but Sony is famous of doing everything last
Ok. Snapdragon 630 is decent AP for mid-range. Excellent camera with OIS is hard to find among mid-rangers. Large LCD and large battery are also good. Micro-SD slot and USB Type C. Nice feature. Even dual SIM slots. Near stock Android 8.0. All are very good overall.
But 16:9 screen and wide lower bezel AND onscreen navigation buttons and fingerprint sensor in back? Why not use 18:9 screen and narrower lower bezel? Or, if Sony keep using 16:9 screen, then put physical nav buttons and fingerprint sensor in the front lower bezel. The combination of 16:9 screen with wide bezel and on-screen nav keys and fingerprint sensor in back is weird oddity like same combination of Nokia 6 (2018)
Just waiting for their price tag, considering it has SD630 w/ is definitely an upgrade from crappy MediaTek, probably $300-$450 for those. Dont care about the Xperia L.
If this phone is priced nicely, I'll get it as a replacement for my rn4x. I've always wanted to Try a Sony and I think the XA2 I'll do.
AnonD-684988, 08 Jan 2018When you realise that even honor, xiaomi, doogee are also giving new design and ergonomics XD.... moreWhile there are one or two people who goes on to say that Huawei/Xiaomi/Apple/Samsung etc. are garbage and Sony is the best in topics unrelated to Sony phones, most of the time, Sony fans are just trying to defend the design they love, the interface they love, from unjust criticism from people like you.
Yes, they have a brick design. But why do you people keep calling them outdated and ugly? I think they are unique and elegant, other Sony fans too. Yes, some may think they are ugly but that should not be iterated like it's a fact or something. Beauty is subjective. Usability is also subjective, many may not like Sony UI but I miss it (I am using BlackBerry PRIV now).
My guess for GSMArena battery score.
XA2 = 100h
XA2U = 102h
AnonD-705970, 08 Jan 2018This phone are for mens no for womansNo, it is for everyone :)
Freddy, 08 Jan 2018Sony will never ever learn the meaning of MISTAKE :( Although i am die hard Sony fanboy buy my... morewth,THIS IS JUST A MIDRANGE! Sony will have the nrw design on the next FLAGSHIP, YOU GUYS ARE OVERREACTING! Sony's midrange are just like recycled products from the past flagship, MAN Plenty of you guys are so STUPID thinking this is the flagship, there's a reason why the XA2 is revealed this CES and not in the upcoming MWC, Sony doesn't usually reveal phones during CED but now they did cause for sure the new design XZ Pro-A or XZ1 Premium will have the new less bezels design language and it will overshadow the midrange XA2
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2018Has Sony gone into the building trade? These are bricks with them weights!This phone are for mens no for womans