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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra


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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra was announced in January of 2018 and released by SONY the month after. It is a midrange device the Xperia XA2 Ultra. The XA is a line Sony holds dearly, and close to the heart of the company. Reasons to why, SONY understands best. You know how Samsung releases their flagship in twos? So does Sony. The Xperia XA2 has two versions, this being the first and Xperia XA2 the other. This article is about the Ultra version, which is the superior of the two. Let us have a look at it. First, its main features.

 

Main features

6.0 inches IPS LCD display

1080 x 1920 pixels resolution

Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Single or Dual SIM (2g, 3g and 4g)

Android Oreo 8.0

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset

Adreno 510 GPU

32/64GB internal memory + 4GB RAM

23MP primary camera

Dual 16MP + 8MP selfie cameras

Bluetooth 5.0

GPS

NFC

USB 2.0 Type C reversible connector; USB Host

3580mnAH battery with Quick Charge 3.0

Rear mounted fingerprint scanner

*choice of four colors: silver, black, blue and gold

 

I would say, this is the bigger brother of the Xperia XA2 (check it out at www.phoneplacekenya.com). So have more does big brother bring to the table? There is only one way to find out. Below is an in depth analysis of the above listed features.

 

Design and build

Body: It comes with an all aluminum back and front glass body. The glass on the front is Corning Gorilla.

The front also has the 6.0 inches display panel, sandwiched by the top and bottom bezels. The top bezel has Sony branding (centrally placed) right below the call speaker which serves as a loudspeaker as well. The dual selfie camera and sensors are also on the top bezel. I would have preferred Sony to include the back and recent touch capacitive keys on the bottom bezel to increase on the display estate, but that snot the case here. It is no big deal for a 6.0 inches display though, there will still be enough room to view it all at once on that screen.

On the back, things have been kept simple and clean. The primary camera is centrally placed and sits right above the rear mounted fingerprint scanner. There’s also Xperia branding one the back and that’s pretty much it. It is a phablet that weighs about 221 grams the Xperia XA2 Ultra.

 

Display and camera

Display

As mentioned already, this is a phablet device. It comes with an IPS LCD touch capacitive touch screen of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Its 367 ppi pixel density mostly ensures it gets bright enough to be viewed in whatever lighting conditions- be it indoors or outdoors. Other details to note here include its 16:9 aspect ratio, corning gorilla glass protection, 16M colors and multi touch feature.

 

Camera

Its primary camera is a 23MP camera will ensure you capture your moments in the best way possible. Imagine 23MP photos. These are those pictures people will keep asking about the professional camera you use for your photos. It has phase detection autofocus, an LED flash, geo tagging feature, touch focus, face / smile detection, HDR and panorama modes. Video recording with it stands at 2160p@30fps and it records with stereo sound an in High Definition.

The selfie camera is a big deal here. Two cameras where we are used to seeing one. 16MP + 8MP cameras for normal selfies and wide angle selfies respectively. With just a switch of cameras (option provided on camera app interface), you can fit in more detail in your selfie picture. This most definitely is a smartphone for them who love to take lots of pictures.

 

Performance and memory

It comes running on Android Oreo 8.0, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset and an Adreno 510 GPU for graphics performance. Sony is ever early with OTA updates, and for that reason, I fancy them much. Its latest smartphones also ship with the latest OS update available.

Internal memory is 32GB or 64 with 4GB RAM and it can be expanded up to 256 GB using an SD card. There is a dedicated slot for this function.

 

Battery

Its 3580mAh battery will see you through a full day of mixed usage and once it drains, you can quickly juice back to 100 with Quick Charge 3.0.

 

This is one smartphone with high end specs, great build / beauty and impressive platform performance, camera(s) as well. Buy your Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra today at www.phoneplacekenya.com. You get to choose from a range of colors: silver, black, blue and gold- have your choice.

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