For me, it was this or the Xperia X for $230+ from B&H. The X has double tap to wake and dual front speakers. The Xperias released in 2017 lost that 2x to wake feature, FM radio, and even PS4 remote play.
I'm choosing this XA2 because of a couple reasons -
It looks much better. Check the link below. Silver is nice.
Fingerprint scanner without needing to flash to a foreign ROM. Finally!
The Snapdragon 630 is successor to the ultra efficient 625.
The battery at 3300 mAh looks good enough and lasts longer than the X.
I really don't understand the negative comments. I used to own the S7 edge and it was overrated af. I despise glass backs, curved displays, and Samsung's trash software.
Stick to Sony. All the sheep (which are in the billions) can continue to be duped by marketing and popularity contests and can have their iPhonies and Ga-lag-seas.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Usually because of Sony people on it bashing everyone and then passing the blameExactly. Yet they never ever admit being guilty of doing just that. :-D
AnonD-731491, 28 Jan 2018haha I'm not a fan, samsung screens are not very good, if you want Sony ips quality until the ... moreYou are Linking speed test while talking about the screen of device. Like really? BTW this is just like every Sony phone. More comments than sales. Hope they do better Than what they are doing now and I believe they will. Love their PS4 and TV's and mirrorless cams
S8 User, 28 Jan 2018Your choice, but it's quite possible you'll be returning to Samsung after a Sony phone LOLWell, as of now I can't say yes or never. It will depend on my experience and needs in the future and what Samsung can offer.
Can you please write in your reviews whether these phones have a notification light?
In comparison to the A8, the Xperia has also gorilla glass 4. Differences are water resistance, battery size, panel type and price.
YalokIy, 28 Jan 2018Lol, iphone X has the best screen on the market and s8 is second to it.
But hey, everyone, ... moreha ha not you live in the fantasy world of displayfake, in reality the ips of Sony kick the ass to the crapmoled pentile low resolution.
this is not a fantasy of displayfake, you just have to put an Xperia IPS next to a crapmoled penlile to see it
AnonD-731491, 28 Jan 2018haha I'm not a fan, samsung screens are not very good, if you want Sony ips quality until the ... moreLol, iphone X has the best screen on the market and s8 is second to it.
But hey, everyone, let's agree with Ciro. After all, everybody lives in one's own reality and in his reality anything with sony badge is just better than everything else.
AnonD-731491, 28 Jan 2018haha I'm not a fan, samsung screens are not very good, if you want Sony ips quality until the ... moreAnd there you go mashing up more lies but then claiming you are not being a fan. The irony
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Sorry but it has the best colors. Sorry you are such a fanboy that you have to lash out in ang... morehaha I'm not a fan, samsung screens are not very good, if you want Sony ips quality until the next 4k Oled RGB Xperia.
I have friends with iphone x and samsung s8 and Sony's IPS is far superior
Xzp ips destroy amoled pentile samsung.
My next phone.
Feb 16, 2018
The ones in silver looks the best. Check Engadget and you will see why. I just need a small phone that doesn't break the bank and has great battery life. I don't expect $800 flagship camera quality.
3D Memorys, 28 Jan 2018I am an ex-Samsung user, I won't return. I will stay with Sony.Well, your choice, but I can't say it's right one... as long as you are happy it's OK :)
Aadrian, 28 Jan 2018Ah a Sony phone review. Always a resource for a million comments.Usually because of Sony people on it bashing everyone and then passing the blame
DarkJava, 28 Jan 2018When you can get previous gen flagships for LESS than current gen midrangers, they have to be ... moreUse the photo tool.
Note 8 has same sensor of S8 and difference is huge.
Same between Z5, XZ and XA2.
I have checked many phones, Note 8 and XZ1 are far ahead of Pixel 2, U11, iphone X and Mate 10.
A bit advantage to XZ1..
At least for ISO and GOOD Light
Compare XA2 with S8. You will be surprised..
S8 User, 28 Jan 2018Your choice, but it's quite possible you'll be returning to Samsung after a Sony phone LOLI am an ex-Samsung user, I won't return. I will stay with Sony.