Sony Xperia XA2 Plus has been announced by the Japanese tech giant as an update to the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra we saw earlier this year. However, it’s an upgrade to the XA2 and a downgrade to the XA2 Ultra.
Flowing with the current trend, it dishes out a tall 18:9 aspect ratio screen and powered by the Snapdragon 630 mid-range chipset. The 32GB/4GB storage variant is also budget-friendly as well. Let’s find out more.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Key Specs and Features
・6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 6GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-Core 2.2GHz Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
・64GB/32GB built-in storage
・23MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3580mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design and Display
From afar, you don’t need anyone to tell you it’s a Sony smartphone, the company still kept its OmniPresence metallic design with the normal body as usual. The camera has been taken to the extreme top middle.
The LED flash sits by the left side, while the fingerprint scanner is seen underneath as well, but it was brought down further for your reach. It measures 9.6mm in thickness and weighs 205g overall. It will debut in Silver, Black, Gold and Green colours.
As stated above, this is the first XA2 smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. You will get more screen here than bezels compared to other Sony smartphones. There’s a Sony logo at the top with the usual features.
The tall 6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen boasts 1080 x 2160 pixels in resolution and 402 pixels per inch density. The screen stretches up to 78.9% screen-to-body ratio, with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
Hardware and Software
The Snapdragon 630 mid-range chipset from Qualcomm runs the race underneath. It comes with an octa-core processor clocking at 2.2GHz max as well, while the Adreno 508 graphics card dominates the graphics department.
You get to choose between two variants in terms of RAM and storage space, the standard version has 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage space. While the cheaper variant has 32GB storage and 4GB of RAM. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Camera
The 23MP rear camera has f/2.0 aperture, 24mm lens, 1/2.3″ sensor size and PDAF. The camera comes with a LED flash and other Internal features like touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama. It shoots 4K videos @30fps with stereo sound rec. and HDR. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.4 aperture and 1/4″ sensor size.
Network and Connectivity
The XA2 Plus supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm jack, USB TypeC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3580mAh battery with fast charging technology. Sony Xperia XA2 Plus will be available on shopping stores from August, starting from $299 to $349, that’s about (N100,000 – N120,000).
Full Specification Of Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
・Announced: July, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Metallic
・Dimensions: 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm
・Colour: Silver, Black, Gold, Green
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 78.9%
・Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.2GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 508
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 400GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB
・Back Camera: 23MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes