Sad they didn't release L2 with Oreo, but since the XA2 and XA2 Ultra has Oreo, Sony might be the first manufacturer to bring Project Treble for the masses!
Unlike your typical chinese oem who loves planned obsolescence by still releasing nougat phones in 2018
Denis Thomas, 08 Jan 2018Hmm.. What can I say now? Good move Sony, good move! Finally you took care of the bezels, pu... moreYou completely forgot about the design. I still can't say I like how these phones look, somehow other manufacturers can make the same shape (modern smartphone) look much more interesting. No sharp edges would do wonders, for comfortability too.
AnonD-690051, 08 Jan 2018still looks like brick. still cant beat xiaomi which have better ui, more features, and cheaper. I think the previous model has better design than the new ones. Not the front panel, the back panel.
Mike , 08 Jan 2018I am very disappointed with the finger print at the back. Look so bad please not follow as oth... moreThey can't make them thin bezels then.
Besides, I really don't mind it.
For one, it is now always-active (as compared to their current ones that need to be pressed to work).
Second, it now works in the US officially (installing a different region ROM isn't really super hard, but Sony still took care of it).
And last, is that it's at least placed on the back very well. Who wants a fingerprint scanner beside the camera?
AnonD-446869, 08 Jan 2018Crap phone . big bezel. Hello sonyish now is 2018indeed. lol
xXENDER FREAKXx, 08 Jan 2018Does big bezels affect the overall usage of the smartphone? How immature Yeah how immature when they price their low end phones as flagships
still looks like brick. still cant beat xiaomi which have better ui, more features, and cheaper.
Hater Will hate always but STB on XA2 is bigger than Nokia 6 2018
75-77 matches to Huawei flagships
I hate single bottom speaker
Hmm.. What can I say now? Good move Sony, good move!
Finally you took care of the bezels, put huge batteries in the game, top tier cameras and a fingerprint scanner.
There is no room for saying something bad, really a good move!
AnonD-446869, 08 Jan 2018Crap phone . big bezel. Hello sonyish now is 2018Does big bezels affect the overall usage of the smartphone? How immature
X2 should be below $300, it is not that different from Nokia 6 (2018), less RAM in fact? But the camera is surely better.
$270 at most and it will sell well.
I am a SONY fan. I really am, from my multimedia appliances at home to phones and gadgets, most of them are SONY. This first XA2 gen release has got me mixed of emotions. The front panel just got better with lesser-yet-just-the-right bezel to it (it doesn't have to be LESS bezel, no. Not a fan.) Arguably better chipset, fingerprint scanner addition, & more upgrades. But there are some drawbacks too.
Placing the rear camera lens in the top left corner has been tickling me ever since I got the Z3+. For me it's the best spot, and has proven quite handy in some of my photography situations. And so the fingerprint scanner. It was best place where I wont have to adjust my hand a bit to reach the back, just right where my thumb rests. And they could have made it a little squarish too, it might go a long better than how the phone actually looks; and did I mention it's thick? Yeah, I guess.
But hey! That means there still more rooms for improvement for the next XA generation to look forward to. After all I'm still a fan.
Why is a fingerprint reader on the back better than on the side?
Mike , 08 Jan 2018I am very disappointed with the finger print at the back. Look so bad please not follow as oth... moreYeah.
But, well, at least USA gets to have Xperias with fp available this time.
Flagships will retain side one I hope.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2018Yes sony has big bezel than other phones, but i dont care. Sony phones are tougher and with gr... moreActually, XA2 Ultra has better screen to body ratio (76.1) than for ex Sammy A8 Plus 2018 (75.5). ;-)
Take a peak at specs list....
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2018WOW seriously, quad core MTK? No problem if the processor is THE SAME of previous year... Why they didn't moved to MTK 6739?
No hands-on video?
I am very disappointed with the finger print at the back. Look so bad please not follow as other smart phone, it is absolutely bAd looks. I am tired.