AnonD-481725, 27 Jan 2018My suggestion for you is to not build your decision relying on one source, watch multiple revi... moreWell there are flagships with way better battery test results, camera is also flagship grade. Not to mention its resolution and hw shutter key. 8mp in low light should also be better. This is like Z6 phone.
Fearghast, 27 Jan 2018I was considering this phone for my wife, but seeing a just ok battery (for Sony phone and bat... moreMy suggestion for you is to not build your decision relying on one source, watch multiple reviews about this phone.
Great stuff for 300-350 bucks.
Oreo feats out of the box and great battery life.
Cameras performance quite decent.
Although I dont care for selfies, that 120 degree mode is just great feat for selfie lovers.
I guess 4k video and sound quality shortcommings are due to a midrange SoC just not strong enough as a flag SoC in crunching so much data...
But the 1080p at 60 fps is best mode for video ovreall anyhow so...
Yup, for 300 to 350, great stuff.
I was considering this phone for my wife, but seeing a just ok battery (for Sony phone and battery size / SOC), bad analogue output and just ok-ish camera, I will most likely pick something else, something better.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018When was there ever a side power button FPS on midrange Sonys?! Nonsense XA1 Plus -_-
LGFan, 27 Jan 2018Bothies..feature..is..availabe..on..LG..G4..i.e.3..years..backZ2 can use both cameras same time, it is called FACE IN PICTURE
an overall nice phone. it looks nice with that borderless edges and the main camera is better than the z5 and xa1 (check comparison tool ) , long battery life. this should be a best seller....of course with proper marketing , which sony is not good at...:(
Camera is worse than the one used in xperia xa1. How come it is possible, Sony?
The design is okay, typical Sony. I'm glad they stuck with 16:9 screen, honestly think 18:9 is unnecessary. Edge to edge screen is more than enough even with top and bottom bezels.
Improvements they should have added are ip68 rating and snapdragon 660 at least for the Ultra if this is marketed as a super midrange.
I'm surprised the camera is better even having the same sensor as the XA1. It may have something to do with better SoC or improvements in jpeg post processing.
Camera output got better colors in stills and a bit sharper, 4K is better than nothing... But, digital noise preserve, videos looks as gone through vintage filter, camera is basically killed in low light. Some details still missing - nothing new for sony image processing, though I would want to see them getting better, also are they actually not able to see that digital noise? Kind of sour taste with flagship coming soon. For such awesome sensor, it didn't get enough love from sony.
AnonD-538833, 27 Jan 2018This phone is 100 times better than overpriced galaxy A8(2018). Best price in their price poin... moreUnless if using crap fake charger. Have iPad mini 4 now for more than 2 years battery still excellent.
[deleted post]It has been in phones like Xperia S or even Sony Ericsson. Not sure why a "swollen battery"is mentioned all of a sudden.
Wonder why they not allow raw shots and more than 1sec exposure. Even just 4 seconds would be a lot better.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018With fingerprint scanner on the back XA2 has lost Sony uniqueness and looks like just another ... moreDon't forget that Samsung also has fingerprint on the back ;) this way they can sell phones in US (fps on the side couldn't work there due to some pattern issues)
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.