Sony Xperia XA2 Plus review

7.9/10 AVG.
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7.9/10
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The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
23+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

There is an excellent battery life and a pleasant display rich in contrast. The results in the benchmarks hardly play any role in everyday usage, where the Sony smartphone presents a fluid user interface and smoothly running applications. Demanding games can be played well in medium settings, and Bl...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
GSMArena

The Sony XA2 Plus is a bit of a tough sell. And that's not because the XA2 Plus isn't a worthy smartphone, on the contrary, it's just that the price at launch is rather uncompetitive, unreasonable if you will. We could see the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus doing well among the loyal Sony fans, as usual, but...

- GSMArena


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Common Questions


Sony released the Xperia XA2 Plus on August 31, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus user manual here.


Sony backs up the Xperia XA2 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
23+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 23+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3580mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3580 mAh battery.

Xperia XA2 Plus Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.41 W/kg
Body: 1.34 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3580 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Silver, Gold, Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.5 x 0.96 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
23+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Slow motion recording (120 fps), Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, ISO, Aperture F2.4
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Notebookcheck

Recommended for those who do not need the dual cameras and prefer the slimmer 18:9 format

from Notebookcheck

There is an excellent battery life and a pleasant display rich in contrast. The results in the benchmarks hardly play any role in everyday usage, where the Sony smartphone presents a fluid user interface and smoothly running applications. Demanding games can be played well in medium settings, and Bluetooth 5.0 is present. 

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There is an excellent battery life and a pleasant display rich in contrast. The results in the benchmarks hardly play any role in everyday usage, where the Sony smartphone presents a fluid user interface and smoothly running applications. Demanding games can be played well in medium settings, and Bluetooth 5.0 is present. 

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GSMArena

Stylish design and sturdy build

The Sony XA2 Plus is a bit of a tough sell. And that's not because the XA2 Plus isn't a worthy smartphone, on the contrary, it's just that the price at launch is rather uncompetitive, unreasonable if you will. We could see the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus doing well among the loyal Sony fans, as usual,...More

The Sony XA2 Plus is a bit of a tough sell. And that's not because the XA2 Plus isn't a worthy smartphone, on the contrary, it's just that the price at launch is rather uncompetitive, unreasonable if you will. We could see the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus doing well among the loyal Sony fans, as usual, but it won't convert anybody else, not with that hardware package or price.

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