So they got rid of stereo speakers, they got read of fingerprint sensor (Sor of) and even copied Xiaomi with low quality sound from headphone jack (Althought i've never seen such a poor result even in Xiaomi phones) and in video recording...
What's next? Oh yea, no 3.5mm jack and the stupid 18:9.
Why Sony, why, the sound quality of the camera is like Xiaomi? A very good phone with useless camera clips with such a awful sound quality.
With fingerprint scanner on the back XA2 has lost Sony uniqueness and looks like just another Chinese phone. For me this is the most reason not to buy it. This is a thick phone and there was more than enough space to implement fingerprint on the side and it's very unclear to me why Sony decided to put it on back which is less convenient as well as seriously affects design of the device making it just another noname Chinese phone.
[deleted post]Actually, "swollen battery" is a pretty dead-on description! Well said.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018"The Sony Xperia XA2 did poorly when hooked up to an active external amplifier, having very di... moreA dac/amp shouldn't have issues like that be possible, but a standalone amp could.
"The Sony Xperia XA2 did poorly when hooked up to an active external amplifier, having very distorted output and low volume. Frequency response and intermodulation distortion were way off the mark, suggesting some sort of issue the phone had in this case."
So if I was to buy a Sony for some weird reason, I couldn't really use my portable headphone amp/DAC with this one. Horrible.
shame that audio still doesn't seem to be a strong point in Sony smartphones... but this one does support aptX HD (in addition to their proprietary LDAC, i think?) and it's relatively affordable, so it should be a good option for wireless listening
i gotta to say,this is quite proper mid range with it price,so buying it it quite worth it
This phone is 100 times better than overpriced galaxy A8(2018). Best price in their price point. The most underrated feature in xperia phone is that it has Qnovo charging which extend the lifespan of the battery. Even iPhone battery degrade to such a extend that they need to replace it within a year whereas Xperia mid to flagship phones are good for 2 years. Really awesome tech.
I just hope Sony has not used a plastic camera lens like they did on the last XA line up. The previous XA1 was also very buggy which might have been the Mediatek chip