Flossy420, 08 Jan 2018Look at the huawei P10 plus
3750 mah battery and still very bad battery life for the capacityHuawei have more good battery life than many Sony models. 9.5mm, 9.7mm last very stupid step. Chinese manufacturers in 9.1mm 5.7-6" phone put 6000mah battery.. And min 1.5time more good battery life than Sony this models or other. Asus Zenfone 3(z553kl) in 8mm thickness have 5000mah battery, screen 5.5" if i true remember.
Go down Sony. After this news im hate my Sony.. (successor Z5 model - Xperia X Performance). For comfortably chance i buy other good model and sell this
Similar to Samsung A8 and A8 plus.
An average or below average midranger with price of a flagship.
Sony makes maybe good TV maybe even an playstation but their phones are each year more and more horrible.
What..........! Wait XA2 Ultra and Display Ratio 16:9
Why not 18:9......?
A snapdragon 630? Smh come on Sony at least put a flagship processor in the device.
I get 2 days out of my XA1 Ultra so with the increased battery size in the XA1 Ultra I would love to see what kind of battery life it would offer.
genesis440, 08 Jan 2018Yeah, a company like sony should stop a midrange line because you dont like its design. bullsh... moreWho am I? I'm a 6 year old sony smartphone user. Who has owned xperia ZL, Z2, and now Z5 premium dual. What about you? Who are you to post some b*llsh*t comment against me who has a lot of ideas about designing a 6 inch or higher smartphone and has held a lot of smartphones?
Akmal Penang, 08 Jan 2018Evolve?? What about 960fps slow-mo and 4k display?? I love the way Sony stick with their belie... moreMost people don't use the 960FPS camera. And mostly would do selfie a lot. So in terms of usage. Not everyone uses slow mo on smartphones. And that 4k display is already old and it already exist 2 years ago. The evolution that I'm talking about are as follows:
1. Dual camera system. With improved LED flash brightness.
2. Heatsink technology. For the processor and the camera IC.
3. fingerprint sensor on the screen. Instead on the back or on the side of the unit.
4. When designing a 6 inch tablet. The battery should be bigger not smaller.
5. Thicker phones for thicker battery life and more components inside.
6. Improved speaker design and relay. Which could be a triple or quadruple stereo speaker system.
7. Wireless charging. And quick charging. Stop using QNOVO.
8. Start using 64GB on all models. And should have bigger internal storage offer up to 256GB of internal storage.
9. Start making OLED phones so that it could be supported by daydream VR.
10. Increase screen size of the flagship from 5.5 to 5.7. And from 6 to 6.5 inch sony android smartphone.
This 10 list that I'm talking about is what sony is missing. Which is why it isn't selling well. So that 960FPS is a pure gimmick. While the 4k display is old fashioned. Without any optimized apps for 4k display. What's the use of it? Look at the razer phone. They have a list of optimized games at 120hz refresh rate!
So if razer can do it. Why sony can't?
.Joker., 09 Jan 2018what's the price of itThat is the magic question!
Good work Sony
Hope flagship will be more different and more fancy than xa2's
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2018Past is past.. But now, XA2 Ultra is completed My next phone doubtless..what's the price of it
Only new phone with a headphone jack, sd card slot and fm radio. I was considering the pixel 2 but will now go Sony for sure.
I have to give it to Sony for believing in their products and not following others.Sony is being genuine to herself.I can definately see that is a Sony product only by its looks.Really happy that Sony has decided to go with a Snapdragon processor this year!Mediateck wasnt just right...This move makes way more sense.They also listened to costumers regarding batteries.Congratulations.I see success this year with these new models!
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 08 Jan 2018LOL! It's about time for the sony to move on! They shouldn't remain making mid range phone mod... moreSony DID try to jump onto a 6 month flagship release cycle and got slammed on this very site for it:
z5 Oct '15
Z3+ June '15
z3 sept '14
z2 Feb '14
z1 sept '13
Z Feb '13
Just bcus they didn't alter the name slightly:
LG G - V
Samsung galaxy S - Note
Huawei P - Mate
etc. And the argument that 1 is a phablet, the other a traditional phone size is ridiculous as most models from Samsung, Huawei etc release in 2 or 3 sizes.
Past is past..
But now, XA2 Ultra is completed
My next phone doubtless..
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 08 Jan 2018From the technological standpoint. Sony should have done something better for the XA ultra wit... moreGo buy a flagship phone dummy, this is a "Mid Range" Phone that costs more than half less than a flagship device.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2018Its only Scamsung haters, etc. that usually lurks around, I respect both Sony and Apple since ... moreRight, everyone is going for the Generic design with rounded corners and very slim bezels, the new alcatel looks promising, very original with its upper bezel, instead of going for a notch they stuck with a huge chunk of bezel at the top haha, then theres the Huawei emulating apples notch, but with a totally different design of course, the slimmed it down which makes it look very futuristic, somehow they make the notch work...