The only thing I like about this phone is the separate SD card slot. Don't understand why they often go with the hybrid crap on top of the line phones and only mid and low range phones get dual SIMs with SD slot.
Same poor audio quality through external amplifier is not just on Sony phones. Look at the Mi 5A, which was reviewed recently. It exhibits the same poor quality as this phone, yet no one comments about it.
Really guys, there has to be an issue with the amplifier that GSMArena is using. But seeing how you guys are immediately making up conclusions without any further researching goes to tell that Sony is a phenomenal legendary company. So much so, the haters have to make up some fake news/stories to stop their real comeback. We know if Sony does something right, even the person that seriously and deep-heartedly hates Sony would easily fall in love.
Despite i am sound like hater i am not.
I like reasonable phones for a reasonable price.
Having less for more is not an option unless you are brainwwashed by certain company.
As long as i am not a Sony fan i can honestly say ONE BIG NO because in this case we really get much less for much more price.
And thats definitely not a way why to buy this phone from Sony.
LG superfan, 08 Feb 2018New back design is uglynot as ugly as lg, samsung and chinese iphone copy
AnonD-481725, 08 Feb 2018So this is the best midrange smartphone of the year. No its not and it never will be.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2018Haters are non-brainwashed realists and fan-boys are worse than any "hater".1 hater detected.... lel
Camera improvement is visible, color and digital noise however remains. But hard to find 23Mp output to compare. Detail wise nobody comes close, maybe just x force can.
Mcallim72, 08 Feb 2018i haven't heard anyone say the want a Sony phone since 2008.
Overpriced, under spec and full ... moreUnder spec?
This is the most specced newly released midranger at this moment.
Give it a rest man. Dont make things up.
i haven't heard anyone say the want a Sony phone since 2008.
Overpriced, under spec and full of bloatware.
Shui8, 08 Feb 2018Smaller XA2 are more relevant because of its pricing, best mid range for me. But for the price... moreYes you made a point, unless you want to get a flagship of last year such as oneplus 5T/LG G6... But it still depends on the pricing of regions.
I am a sony fan..But the truth is XA2 ultra somewhat old school outdated product..
There are lots of cheaper option comes with big screen ,great selfie cameras but at the same time look more moden..
Just 4k video recording and SD630 can't save sony..
AnonD-481725, 08 Feb 2018So this is the best midrange smartphone of the year. Smaller XA2 are more relevant because of its pricing, best mid range for me. But for the price of XA2 ultra, u can get a flagship level phones like Honor View 10, better gpu and cpu performance, AI features, better dual camera even in low lights, 6gb ram, 128gb internal memory and many more. Oneplus 5t also not bad but a bit pricier than Honor. Sony indeed make an improvement this year, cant wait for their flagship.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2018Like in every situation.... let the "Haters Begin"!!!Haters are non-brainwashed realists and fan-boys are worse than any "hater".
Not into selfies, but guys...really?
You make the selfie setup a con here?
You said it yourself in rev, if you want detail turn the preset soft skin mode off.
But, Not a word on selfies quality with soft skin off?!
I too have a softskin mode preset on my selfie 13 mpx snapper, I turned it off once, the detail was just too much for me.
So please, dont make up circumstantial cons, especially about a 16 mpx OIS one.
If you not like softskin lack of detail, turn it off and comment on detail level.