Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

  • Released 2018, February
    221g, 9.5mm thickness
    Android 8.0
    32GB/64GB storage, microSD slot
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  • 6.0"
    1080x1920 pixels
  • 23MP
    1080p
  • 4GB RAM
    Snapdragon 630
  • 3580mAh
    Li-Ion

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - H3213, H4213, H4233
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - H3223
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600) - H3213, H4213
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 25(1900), 28(700), 29(700), 66(1700/2100) - H3223
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - H4233
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat13 600/150 Mbps
Launch Announced 2018, January
Status Available. Released 2018, February
Body Dimensions 163 x 80 x 9.5 mm (6.42 x 3.15 x 0.37 in)
Weight 221 g (7.80 oz)
Build Aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 99.2 cm2 (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~367 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Platform OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 508
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Main Camera Single 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/2.3", PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], stereo sound rec., HDR
Selfie camera Dual 16 MP, f/2.0, 23mm (wide), 1/2.6", OIS, AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 1/4"
Video [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 24-bit/192kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB On-The-Go
Features Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery   Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
Misc Colors Silver, Black, Blue, Gold
Models H4213, H4233, H3213, H3223
Price About 260 EUR
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 1677 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1548
Basemark X: 14328
Display Contrast ratio: 1562:1 (nominal), 3.445 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 80dB
Audio quality Noise -67.7dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB
Battery life

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra - User Reviews

  • I don't recommend 9. Better 8 upgrades overall.

  • Specs should say "upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)"

  • In my country there are silicon protection glass that requires 10 minutes of processing it. It's cheap and it have the best protection available. I am using one of it and it's great. Check on internet and see.

  • The phone ask you to restart it at least once per week, or every 3-4 days. I got month and a half with my phone and i havent had any issues with it. The only problem ive got, is that i cant find any tempered glass, or cover for it on my city, lmao. Had to get them on ebay.

  • Flash and software repair once or restart device. Some games/apps are not adapted for its system. Device it's ok.

  • Same here, top half of digitizer stops working sometimes.

  • Hi, I have problem with my XA2 Ultra, touchscreen suddenly stop working, but there is live picture on it, but I can't press anything. And after few hours works normally. And yesterday repeat again, and still not working from yesterday...

  • same problem here any thoughts/

  • Only selfie camera works normal camera does not want to work even if restart phone am I the only one experiencing this problem?

  • It's just really a counterfeit game derived from league of legends. lol noob kids who call himself a gamer just by playing Mobile Legends.

  • Hi has anyone else found that people are saying that you are very quiet when using Bluetooth hands free? Off Bluetooth phone is great but in my car or lorry people say I am very quiet and they can't hear me??

  • Needs an update asap! Camera stops and needs to restart the phone to work, also lots of issues with the camera etc. Did you all had the same issues with Android 8? Thanx

  • Same here! A big jewel!

  • Awesome Phone using it since almost 2 yrs no issues at all. Nice quality Camera is excellent. Great for the price.

  • Where I can buy this phone new? In Montenegro and Serbia not exist

  • Has veered my trust away from Sony completely. The handset does not even come with a protective cover. The metal joints at both ends tend to get into an unsightly shape if dropped. Fast charging is okayish. Software feels a bit slow. Music is ok. Camera is below average for this price.

  • what next software update am facing hotpots issue sony xperia X2A ultra

  • hello, i would like to ask if any one have problem with the camera resolution after update to pie???

  • I kept on getting the triangle with tools icon. I think it was 3x already. After I restart it, I got that icon but it will go through restarting the phone. I mean I don't know what's wrong with it. My phone before was z3 and did not encounter anything like this.

  • Bro here is a little secret don't update any sony device it will just make it go bad.

  • So, this is an update problem, not a screen problem.. It happens to me too

  • I'm a big fan Xperia since my Xperia j... I am very satisfied with Xa2 Ultra in everything except when this pie came out.... I felt something defferent in camera output since I compared it on the previous version... The output picture is quit strange its bad compared to the previous version....plsssss can you fix it I'd like the previous camera settings and output... I'm fun using Sony cameras in mobile photography but since this upgrade I'm not happy by the results....

  • I was very satisfied with the phone until i got "ghost touch" problems. I don't know why this happens, some people say is because of the las update

  • I bought the phone for it's camera capacity, and I am very disappointed. The rest of the phone is absolutely fantastic, just the front camera doesn't seem to get sufficient light through the lens, if settings are higher than 12MP. In spite of false camera claims, I won't trade the phone for another brand.

  • Sony xperia xa2 ultra H4213 no volte in mobile / volte in H4233 model xa2 ultra

  • I've always used Sony's for mobile, and my XA2 Ultra is absolutely amazing! Only thing is rear camera is terrible in low light photo's, and flash doesn't help. Also now after new update, when I take a landscape screen shot, the side screen buttons pop up and are now in all my landscape screen shots. Please fix guys!

  • Or.. You just suck at it 😝

  • If your phone keeps disconnecting wifi intermittently, it is not the phone but the new default wifi setting in android that asks the phone to switch networks when there is a stronger signal so just turn off that and you will be fine.

  • Sony Xperia XA 2 Ultra volte not support from India

  • I would like to ask whether the XA2 Ultra can survive (or won't get damaged inside) under conditions of light rain or an accidental drop in the sink for 2 seconds? And has the range been updated to Android 9 Pie? Any improvements on the overall camera quality, performance & battery life?

  • That's because Mobile Legends is an ugly counterfeited game.

  • Immediately after pie update my touch is not accurate and malfunctions. When i touch the screen in the top half it scrolls down or is completely in accurate.When i lay on my back and keep my fone up facing me. When i sit up or keep my fone in a more natural position its perfect. While on Oreo i had no such issue. Is this just a setting or did the software affect the way a sensor is functioning. Ghost touches on top half

  • New issue alert. I was playing mobile legends then all of a sudden, ghost touch happened and it's on the top side the screen. I searched about it and apparently, others are experiencing it too. A simple restart will fix it but hopefully, that's the end of it. Oh no, I said a negative opinion about a Sony product. Brace yourselves! SYUSER's asinine comment is on the way.

  • I am a user of more than 20 devices of Xperia. Xa2 ultra is working so fine and with some settings it's amazing. I didn't do a software upgrade because my friends with Xa2 devices are not satisfied by 9 yet. Surely Sony will fix it. Mind your crap please!

  • If we consider the latest software updates which phone has the better overall cameras in hardware and in practice...The XA2 Ultra or the Moto G6 Plus?

  • when you get used to with a fast charger, then you will feel how much painful could it be with a slow charger.

  • I am no spy nor paid for bad mouthing. I posted a huge complaint about this phone under the same user name and would like to add the following after properly giving my sony a chance to redeem itself: Specifically regarding the camera: I have noted that whenever a picture is taken the picture looks totally different after rendering. Phone guru friend tried to change settings and it was, concluded the camera is not what it sells to be. Also, when objects are close to the camera the camera blurs the picture out. Not happy with sony.

  • I will keep a summary of this phone short so that you do not make the same mistake as me when buying: The wifi conection on this phone is the worst of the batch (sat next to other phones when my phone loads and stops or cannot connect as far as theirs) The phone had recent android updates now screen mirroring doesn't work on certain tv's. Also after the latest update google freezes in searches on the main screen. Battery does not last nearly as long as my p9 lite. This post is in April 2019

  • The phone hasnt good metrics.the camera is good but the proccessor is the worst i personally dont like it.Its a good phone but i wouldnt put it on the top list

  • Anyone notice the front camera us blur after update to 9.0?

  • Better battery life after Pie update

  • Relax , this SYUSER person comments on many Sony phone model advocating for sony and pushing aside bad comments and opinions , Id figure he must be a paid sony spy .

  • JUST the comment I was looking for. I'm getting this beauty in silver to match my black/silver Sony headphones (MDR-XB550AP/B) and I can't WAIT. Such a beautiful and Japanese-level elegant design! Also one of the last phones with Loop Surface design language.

  • He just said so many great things about things phone, like the build & sound quality, the cameras and the display, and ALL you care about is the charger? OMG...

  • What have you got in the box? What about the charger? Is it a 1.5A charger or something else?

  • This phone is really awesome. For a so called mid runner.. Feels extremely well built, has amazing sound through headphones, takes incredible photographs. Front and back camera. It is very fast all around, with a beautiful crisp display. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a super a quality large phablet. At a very reasonable price. Fast charging. Excellent signal, WiFi and 4g. For me personally I find it faultless.

  • My device storage gets filled with just few downloads of about MBs despite its 32GB capacity

  • Must be user error... My xa2 ultra connects great to my wifi.

  • OHHH, Well, good for you. You say what you have experienced with your XA2 ultra (which is magical with rainbows and a pot of gold at the end, I might add) and I'll say what I've experienced so far with my Xa2 Ultra. If someone has negative/ positive experience about a certain product, don't we have the right to say something about it? I'm just honestly saying what I've experienced so far and because my opinion doesn't align with yours, you call me a troll? Come on. How old are you, 12? If you're an adult, how immature are you? Can't take negative comments about your precious XA2 Ultra? You can say what you absolutely have to say to this product, I too can say what I have to say about it. This is the "Opinion" section which we can say our opinion about the PRODUCT! Not everyone is experiencing what you've experienced using this product (which is all positive). So don't call people trolls if they are saying negative things abour this phone. It's their right of opinion Douchebag!

  • I feel your pain

  • Terrible phone lags overheats. Camera is terrible low light and when use the flash to help I get a halo effect. Used the phone on a trip to Spain and it just kept overheating... Internet freezing.. Pages lock up.. Really disappointed. My friends Motorola had none of theses problems.. I Did all updates still useless.. What can I say I would not buy another Sony phone just not good enough

  • And do you think that I am bull-@%ing? I am using 100% everyday for few months and it does not present any of what you say. Some improvements will have by Android 9. Sony did well every time.

  • Not trolling. Just saying what I am experiencing with this phone Sony fanboy.

  • I bought it the same last year in September. It works flawlessly. Indeed needs some work on camera and software but it works good it set properly. Truly recommend it! Stop trolling!

  • I bought this phone last year, December 26. Up until today, even with all the needed updates, this phone's wifi sucks. I'm a casual online gamer and I love moba games. There are other brands of phones here. Samsung, huawei and even an iphone's wifi is stronger. Please, for the love of all that's holy, either buy other brands or buy other sony phones. Even the Xa ultra have stronger wifi connection than this rubbish Xa2 ultra. I WISH I CAN GO BACK IN TIME AND NOT PURCHASE THIS PHONE!

  • Does this phone have 5-pole audio jack?

  • Dont listen to other people that explain about this phone,,this phone have fix everything after update...from malaysia

  • Nice points mate!

  • Issues of America.

  • Don't be insolent! The issues of interrupting WiFi, 4g and Bluetooth, was solved for the zones where the firmware was upgraded. Look for XperiFirm software. After that the device is now working perfectly. So shut up all of you if you don't give a damn about it!

  • 2 words.. "Don't buy". I bought this phone last year, December 26, 2018. After a little over a month, I seem to be having difficulty in connecting to wifi. My other phones doesn't give me this kind of problem ( Lg G3 stylus, samsung j7 prime). XA2 Ultra is a no-no.!

  • Hey dude , what country you reside in ? Actually I'm planning to buy this phone . So your comment take an effect so I want to clarify this to SONY . Though they specify that LTE applicable for this phone. Anyway, Thanks for the helpful review.

  • -- DON'T BUY THIS PHONE, HERE IS WHY --- I purchased this phone in a BestBuy store. My phone Service provider is T-Mobile. At first loved the phone: Good display, 6" display, USB-C... However I discovered pretty soon that the firmware does not Allow LTE nor VoLTE, as a result I lost several call (to me) and the quality is pretty poor in weak signal area. Spent lots of time with T-Mobile... and Sony tech support, both finally admitted that theses features, just don't work. I asked Sony if they could update the firmware, to allow enabling LTE and VoLTE by default (like on most phones now!), and it seems that they are not able or willing to do this at this time. I expect a call from t-mobile, but I admit being feed-up with how difficult it is to get this phone fully working: quite a shame... I shall probably return this phone shortly and get another phone...which just work ! Jeffersonian

  • You told that they dont want to replace? How did it become better? For sure when you buy it thru sony they would replace it. Which store did you bought it?

  • Also in my case it's other! It have better warranty services and it replace defective devices in case of. Best store in my country. I heard about Amazon to come in the next months. Sadly Sony Center is not to be desired having big prices and bad services. Also Sony Care is not responsive as it should. I hope Sony will solve these by 2019. With very few small exceptions Sony Xperia is a must have smartphone in anybody's pocket. This device too.

  • Did you buy it thru Sony Store? Or other phone sellers?

  • For the screen issue use BestDisplayBrightnessLevel app from Play. And stop using its factory ones as much as you can. Same for camera, music and wi-fi. These issues will be solved.

  • Change the software for now (till the Pie upgrade). Snap camera and Hedge camera are perfect for this device.

  • It is not that weak like that crap devices you are giving examples. It's the self system management, cleaning battery consuming that is doing like that. Stop it from settings and and avoid stamina. These are system issues that will surely be solved by an upgrade. The Pie upgrade mostly.

  • Camera Sucks, i reset the phone several times because camera software always crashing and giving error, even if device is newly factory reset, the camera software sucks, hopefully they can update with this f*cking annoying issue, I cannot use camera!!!

  • Damn, wifi connection is really weak compared to my lg g3 stylus, samsung j7 prime and blackberry leap.. This phone looks good and all but when it comes to connecting to wifi, it's such a let down.. 😭

  • I bought this phone last month and I've been using this for the past 17 days.. I'm starting to see some issues already. First, the wifi. It keeps on disconnecting for about once or twice a day.. If you're thinking that it's my router, well there are four smartphones and two laptops in our house and this phone always gets disconnected even to the point where this is the only device that is hooked tru wifi. Well, it can be remedied by restarting the phone but that kind of sucks especially when you're downloading an app or file.. Second, the screen. It somehow dims itself automatically even when I turned the adaptive brightness off. I don't know if anybody else has experinced that. Well that's it for now. Hope these two are the only issues that this phone has..

  • Too good not to have it. XA2 ultra have great cameras, amazing battery and loud speakers. Now it's very cheap in my country. So it's not a great deal to wait if you have the money.

  • u could wait 2 months, XA3 ultra is gonna be released in the market ..

  • Without a doubt, and its system can be setup in a way that everything can be as smooth as Galaxies or Mates class of smarties.

  • Just bought this unit today. I updated every single thing, the apps and the system too. So far, the phone is pretty smooth. Doesn't freeze, connects to wifi immediately, doesn't heatup when playing games. So far so good.

  • I bought this device on November, and till to day is one of the best performance mobile, battery life, and for the specifications not expensive compared to other phones. Good Job Sony :)

  • I did't got any flickering in my units (bought 2, dual sim) but both were repaired for some other reasons by flashing with the firmware of another region (United Kingdom - from Central European zone) and then Pc Companion repair. It repaired it, including Bluetooth, freezing and restarting. I honestly recommend to try if it's made by know how. Also if you can't flash it try not to use adaptive brightness and assistant regarding cleaning or battery, sometimes clear audio+ or system sound manager that can be disabled from app manager - may free some errors. I did disabled all and replaced with apps from Play. Some of its factory apps can give some issues. Also you may try activating proximity sensor without using fingerprint, nor power button. Try all these because Sony will change for sure these hidden issues. I personally solve it in some way. It's an amazing fast and cheap device in my country for its class. Good luck!

  • same was observed on my unit (flickers) which was purchased last Oct 2018

  • Got my unit last Oct 11 '18, experienced flickering of the screen and Bluetooth can't connect, it was a factory DEFECTIVE and demanded a replacement of unit. Unit performance in not good.

  • I had it too, but after a system reset did it well. A future upgrade of system may solve it definitely. I also use a signal booster and system cleaning app to work best. Try and see!

  • I have a problem with the signal, after 24 hours or more the phone lose signal without reason, I have t mobile.

  • I had it too. Flashed with another zone firmware then repaired with PcCompanion and was fixed! Stop blame Sony! This device is better than S9+ in many ways.

  • I purchased 1 unit of XA2 Ultra here in Philippines and i received a unit with "Ghost Touch" problem after 5 days purchased. the store doesn't have 7 days replacement warranty as per the Branch Head, what they did was replace the goddmn! LCD and i did not accept that. i want replacement!

  • Indeed! Another well priced and performing device for its class. Well done Sony!

  • It have a great battery

  • I bought one mine last few days by a price cut and for my coming birthday. We now have an Xperia family and it's amazing. Perfect device for its price. I warmly recommend it!

  • This phone is great it lasts for a long tie its quick beautifully designed and coloured I recommend buying this phone! and its cheaper but its look like a flagship but its not I love it!

  • I gave up after mine crushed this damn thing is too expensive yet no one can fix it

  • I tested this device being bought for a family member. Simply amazing battery, camera, speed and now its even cheaper! Sony never quit to impress. A must have device!

  • the battery lasts longer than similar phones but the repair centre is a nightmare. After several calls tgey agreed to honour the warranty. They said that it would take 2-3 weeks to repair the phone. Thwy received my phone Auhust 1st. By September 10th when I contactef them they couldn't find. y phone. The customer service rep said she would track it down and call me back within 2 days. 2 weeks later and no call. I call again and Im told that this rep will call me back the same day. Its now October and no phone. Beware of Sony Canafa telephone repair.

  • Please change video recording on main camera. It can record 1080p 60fps

  • Contact local Sony support.

  • If you care about battery life, performance and Android support, you should buy XA2 Ultra. Snapdragon has really good performance and it doesn't use much battery. This is why XA2 Ultra has good battery life.

  • For bokeh effect, you'll need to download an add-on for camera app from Google Play.

  • Your finger(s) need tune up

  • Does the camera have a bokeh effect?

  • Battery is perfect

  • Then buy the XA2 plus..it is 5.5"

  • No tempered glass. I don’t know about premium Sony Phones but this one definitely has bad touch interface which shows when you type text. Other than that it’s a perfect phone.

  • i am confuse, which one should i buy? xa 1 ultra or xa2 ultra. i want to buy xa1 ultra as it is match with my budget but is the mediatek really that bad than snapdragon? i dont quite understand the difference and would like any kind of advice.

  • "Huawei" and "Yuck" at same sentence? dude on which planet are you living?

  • Have it for 3 months and no problem. His unit might be defective.

  • remember this is not a TOP phone, it is a mid range phone

  • remember this is not a TOP phone, it is a mid range phone

  • do you use tempered glass? try to release

  • I don't think this phone is available in Indian Market. If you like to buy abroad, please checkup whether it accepts Indian Sim Cards.

  • The only problem with this phone, its the design and size.... It is so heavy My pockets cant handle it..

  • So I got this phone 4 days ago and I'm having trouble with the loud speaker. I was listening to Spotify on high volume but then it fades to a low sound even tho it's still at high. It happens with YouTube too. Another prob is that the sound will just dissappear too when going on YouTube and during phone calls I can't go on speaker mode cause it sounds so light. What can I do?

  • I don't have an answer for you, so sorry for replying but I'm facing the same difficulty choosing but then again, I don't even dare to consider Samsung because I keep imgaining how the battery would explode and ruin all my data due to the problem prior? I'm torn between this and CAT phones since I care about toughness and camera mainly. CAT phones are GREAT but their cameras to me are like jokes with 12/13/16mp. I own an Xperia Z5 Compact right now and I had tons of problems with it and now that the screen got shattered and the repair**** ruined the phone even more I have to buy another one. Keeping in mind how Sony is caring less and less about performance and quality over looks I'm reluctant to go with Sony even though all the phones I had so far were Sony but then again I can't find proper alternatives. I'm so torn ... .

  • go to Messages settings > general > then toggle vibration option for messages to disable.

  • It doesn't have any IP Certification.. It's no water/dust resistant

  • I used to like Sony Xperia Ultra phones. I don’t like the small battery power. 3580mAh is too small. I now use Xiaomi Mi Max 3

  • This h.p battery in Stamina mode is very save Power 🔋. Speaker sound is loud ! Screen colour is beautiful and the camera for picture, video is Best ! But, the reception is not that good . Radio receiving also another problem from many years ago I've been use Sony C4 also the same thing. Radio Receiving also badly! Hope Sony Co will correct it and fix it. Comment from Singapore user, Thank you.

  • Used this phone for 2 days and returned it : CONS: - Touch interface is not smooth like on Samsung or Huawei phones. Bad touch interface shows when you type text messages. The same google keyboard feels very difficult to type with on Sony phones comparing to top Samsung phone or top Huawei phones where typing with the same google keyboard is Butter smooth just like on iPhone because of a very smooth touch interface. Because of a bad touch interface it is very difficult to type fast with relaxed fingers. Pressure in your fingers and mistake after mistake when typing fast. SONY: you have great phones but touch interface kills it all.

  • been asking my friends the same question.

  • Great phone with a superb and sublime battery life however the camera is not that classy. On the other hand how do I stop the vibration when notifications pop up it jus keeps vibrating even when the volume is on off?

  • use 2 snapdragon from samsung and personaly i think mtk is better . If snap dragon can stop overhearing isue and etc i support them . If they dont buck up i have no choice but to buy Huawei (yucks)

  • 3 sloys

  • I had faced very bad experience with Xperia Z3. Front glass broken easily and went through very tough situation to locate the customer care and they demanded unreasonably high price to change the glass. I just added some more money and bought a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and very happy with it for the past 1.5 years. Never going to by another Sony product in lifetime.

  • well, just throw it on the water and see what happens.

  • I'm now using xperia xa2 ultra, so I think nokia 7 plus is better, specially in camera? Ryt or not?

  • Just returned a nokia 7 plus due to the june update which messed up a lot in the phone. Took this ultra instead.

  • i bought it and i love it i wanna know is it really waterproof ?

  • Can any one say its Support Jio volte sim in india ? And front camera have portirate mode or not?

  • can you hide the navigation bar in this phone?

  • I've been using the phone for a week now and I'm very in love with it. When the bought the phone thinking about the media and gaming experience it will give you, it is definitely a thumbs up. I'm a fan of big and bulky phones so it is definitely a go for me. The bottom-firing speaker is really nice, but I'm having troubles with it when I'm playing games with the device. When you play games and use the phone in landscape, you tend to cover the speaker and somehow muffle the sounds. (but that can actually be fixed by wearing headphones.) When it comes to the camera, i'm not really impressed with the quality of the rear cam (but maybe when i get the hang out of it, i might get better photos. Haha!) When it comes in Wifi Connectivity, I don't get any issues in connecting; however, when you get farther from the source, it wouldn't get the signal anymore. But overall, I'm really in love with the phone. I didn't regret buying it. Quite expensive, but really worth it. Got mine in Blue, it's so pretty!

  • This is exactly my problem, the proximity sensor

  • I own the XA2, not the Ultra. These comments are based on the normal Sony XA2 but its virtually the same design: Battery is awesome but proximity sensor is on the right and u have to specially hold it CLOSE & ON your ear to stop it from turning the screen on. If you don't then the screen comes on and u start activating the speaker or mic controls during a call. Pathetic. The proximity sensor design is so bad that's its a deal breaker. Otherwise the phone is nice. What a pity.

  • Does it have double tap to wake?

  • I am using this phone for almost 2 months and I feel great. This is better than other phones within its price range. Nice camera, nice battery life and also good processor. Tho, it is not perfect. It is heavy or bulky. Also, there is a problem connecting to wifi if you are in a room far from the wifi router. But definitely, this is a good phone. I feel good that I bought this phone. Its large screen is good in playing and watching movies, that's why I bought it.

  • maybe you dont have enough money to buy thats why you're telling like that. just stick to nokia 3310 poor guy.

  • nokia also good but sony also good company good built quality im using sony xperia t2 ultra sins 2014 . but still its working fully funtionaly . my opinion is xperia devise better useble mobile

  • I am using this phone for one week The hardware quality like screen and loud speaker is really impressive. The software is really poor some basic functions are missing like shortcut icons for vibration and silent mode network speed, the smart back-light control never working and the screen continue working even if you put the phone on the table, the applications closed suddenly, the proximity sensor not work well and some times the screen turn on during conversation and you accidentally hang off the call or mute it. The problems still on even after i updated the phone to the last version 50.1.A.10.40 I didn't like the software and i think my previous huawei P8lite software with android 6 is more than better than xperia XA2 Ultra with android 8 If sony didn't plan to fix the software of this amazing phone then it didn't worth to buy it at all.

  • my suggestion not to any sony xperia mobile. you will waste your money and time.

  • Your SD format might not support. Backup and formatto fat32. Sony midrange only match by motorola

  • Dear Colleagues, Kindly suggest which one should i buy Samsung A8, A8+ or Sony XA2 ultra, having decent battery life & good performance with no lagging & heat issue. Regards AW

  • Nokia 7plus

  • xa2 ultra compare to r11s which is better?

  • The Best midranger... very satisfied...

  • hi, is the problem been facing on the edges???

  • same here with wifi can't reconnect until such time I restart it. waste of time n money.

  • I have a problem when a i making a video in 4K. When i finish the video Come : the SD CARD is not found! also when i make a normal video's. But.... I check in my album the foto's and the video's are in de SD Card saved. Somebody have the same problem?

  • Best phones very very good xa1 ultra or xa2 ultra

  • xa2 ultra or nokia 7 plus?

  • Can the fingerprint reader be used for anything else besides for just unlocking the device? Also what gesture features does the device have?

  • can you hide the navigation bar in this phone?

  • For me, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the best midranger in the market: 1. It has a very good camera. For the rear camera, its 23 MP can take photos like those flagship phones. Its good already for a midranger phone. Plus, it has 4K video recording, which is rare when it comes to midrange devices. Of course, the quality is insane for a midranger. For the front facing camera, it is actually pretty crisp because of its dual setup. 2. The battery life is amazing. I am usually a heavy user but honestly I was surprised that after hours of gaming and surfing, it still has a decent amount of juice left. 3. Performance may not be as good as those flagship models but it tops when it comes to its midrange counterparts. Gaming is actually smooth. I didn't experience lags at all especially in playing large games such as NBA 2K18 etc. 4. Design is elegant. For some users, they find the design to be old-school but for me, it is truly elegant. The boxy design of Sony gives an impression of a "futuristic-like" look. Aside from this, the design is comfortable to the hands. With its boxy shape and top amd bottom bezels, its is actually comfortable especially in holding the device for gaming and movies. 5. The price tag. Here in the Philippines, it is currently around 20K - 25K (400$ - 450$) which is affordable for a smartphone with such good specs. Trust me, your money is worth it. 6. Audio quality is good and the loudspeaker is pretty loud. It has a clean bass and treble. It also comes with Sony's Clear Audio+ which enhances the overall sound of the device. Overall, Sony has done a pretty good job in XA2 Ultra. Great camera with 4K capability, superior battery life, decent performance (Snapdragon 630), good audio quality, and elegant ergonomics and design is all you get when you buy this phone. Its really worth it! Tip: Although this is a personal preference, I would like to suggest that you buy the Blue color of the phone. It is unique and beautiful! But again, your choice :)

  • Good

  • Is it confirm that Release date in India is July?

  • This has to be one of the most pathetic questions I've ever seen. Of course, go for the Mate 10. Better design, better specs (well duh, it'a a flagship), better battery and almost better everything except maybe the UI. I have a friend who's got a Mate 10 and he loved the phone more than his Iphone X, S8 Plus, Iphone 7 Plus and the Galaxy A8(still a midranger, but still better than XA2 Ultra). Too bad he sold it for a P20 Pro but still, Sony midrangers are not good at all and you're better off with the Mate 10. If you want a Sony then go for their flagships and I rock a Sony right now.

  • So here is my short review of xperia XA2 Ultra compared to my previous XA Ultra: 1. You will be disappointed with the camera because it is worst than the old XA ultra. If you try out the camera, you will notice the distinct difference straight away but come on, having used Sony smartphones before, since when is its XA smartphone camera ever good? I can't remember any. 2. Music quality, worst than XA Ultra but if you adjust the audio setting to studio or whatever, it will improve a bit but overall, it will have that unclear tone to any music you play. (hard to describe it but it is like putting a piece of cloth between the speaker or your earpiece while listening to your favourite music.) 3. It is true for those comments below that state that its highest volume is lower than previous XA smartphone's highest volume but from what I have experienced, it is at least 20% reduction. Just view it as saving your ear. 4. Its OS is Oreo so you cannot transfer your app to SD card like its previous OS 7 nougat. 5. Somehow, with my old phone (nougat OS) which runs apps on SD card faster than Oreo which runs app from internal memory. (O.O)??? 6. Battery is long lasting but somehow it seems that performance has been tuned down a bit to allow that to happen as I have mentioned in point 5 regarding its performance. My old phone drains battery at moderate rate and last about 1.5 hour plus on graphic-intensive game. This phone last twice or thrice as long but game loading could be few seconds lag but overall is still acceptable. So if you are extremely or quite particular about the music quality, you may forget about it. If you can tolerate about 20% drop in volume plus music quality, then it is still an attractive mid-range priced smartphone. Plus, try to either get brown or blue color. Its black color is not glossy from what I have seen and though that doesn't mean that the rest is glossy but at least less unattractive than pale black color which you see underneath some of your laptop.

  • Jul 25 ....so saddd

  • same here

  • Can anyone tell me the network frequencies the dual sim model supports? I cannot find anything from Sony about it.

  • Does it list the network bands on the box or in any of the documentation?

  • Do I need to use a screen protector on my Xa2 Ultra? I couldn't find any screen protector in market :(

  • I have checked sony mobile India site. But no such option. Pls confirm its release date in INDIA

  • Thanks for your help.

  • It's really bright but could be better, you can see everything perfectly fine anyways

  • Can anyone help me with the battery because the battery percentage decreases even though im not using the phone..

  • Hi. Can you please tell me what the screen display is like in direct sun light. Thanks.

  • try reformat.

  • Yes there is front flash It is not mentioned in the specifications but in the review and review photos

  • It is in this review ISO max 12800

  • .... I think you bought a broken phone if the touch-screen doesn't work. About the camera...what do you expect from a mid-range phone??? 😂

  • I want to how much ISO for cemera

  • Already released You can order from various retailers check on Sonymobile India webpage

  • XA2U

  • When release in india ??

  • sony is the best

  • mate 10 or xa2 ultra?

  • Plastic camera lense certainly.

  • I returned this phone. Video quality was terrible. It couldn't focus at all. Sound quality in recorded videos was another problem. It it's a shame for Sony. I will go back to Motorola again.

  • It has

  • Can any of owners tell me is camera lens made of glass or of plastic like (apparently) on XA2?

  • I bought the phone a 2 week ago...great phone very fast, display is super and the battery life wawww 2 days ...thx sony

  • Touchscreen not work properly. i select app its going next page, chatting time not select or select other letter. vary bad wast of my money. camera quality very bad. Totally this model not good. how to solve Touchscreen problem i can't. i hate this model.

  • I wish that Sony send an upgrade to fix the WI fi drop problem

  • Has anybody flashed android 8.1 on this device? If so, would you tell us about camera quality and wifi reception?

  • well. keep continue to using modern tools in hospital with bad health. Good luck

  • U all r Sony hater the phone is fine..smh

  • Yes there is

  • can someone tell me if there is flash on front camera please?

  • Think about your health. Stop using all modern age tools and go back to Neanthertals.

  • what'up with recent sony phones. They are all much thicker than their previous versions. I thought technology gets smaller and smaller.

  • Xperia XA2 Ultra have video recording 720p 120fps, kindly update

  • Think about your health, think about SAR. Mi max has extremely high SAR. It will destroy you soon.

  • same problem here. Wifi signal is horrible. Call quality and cellular reception is ok. but I can't use wifi properly in my home due to frequent drop of signal. Even my Xiaomi Max 2 has superb signal strength in terms of wifi. Poor Sony. You spoiled a good phone and lost a fan here. I am selling it.

  • I bought this phone 1 week ago after 2 Motorola phones (Moto G 2nd and 3rd) from Freedom Mobile in Canada. The wifi antenna is very weak. The signal drops after getting a short distance away from the router. The number of detected wifi networks are also much less than those which are being detected by my old phones. I feel guilty for betraying Motorola.

  • i guess its 2.1

  • I was so happy to see a notch free phone that supports dual sim and dedicated microSD. 3.5mm Jack added as a bonus ! Then I discovered that the dual sim versions does not support Band 4 ! Why making dual sim phones if you can't use them while travelling ? I guess it'll be the Huawei Mate 10 instead.

  • Hi Does anyone know what storage type the Mate 10 uses? eMMC or UFS? And what version?

  • Thanks

  • Hi, to me, the screen is marvelous. I have been watching HD videos and playing games (Honkai Impact 3).

  • Model no is H4233. I don't know about frequencies but in my country I am using 4G LTE in it. Very happy user.

  • Can you tell us which model number you have and what network frequencies yours supports?

  • Bought this phone 7 days ago. Till now I would say the most promising side is battery life and call quality. In ear voice is clear and crisp and soothing. Doesn't give a metallic sound like Chinese brands. Display is good too. Camera I would say average. But selfie is better. Design wide, its good to hold in one hand due to its loop design. Looks nice in the new blue color which I purchased. A great midrange phone for long lasting use I must say. Sony phones do lasts longer than other androids.

  • Is there any difference between the version for the US and for Asia?

  • better skip amoled . i waiting for qled due to its similarities . Great phone with a ugly design .The dark ages of sony mobile is here again . Hope ver 3 have better design and the headphone jackc

  • If it is a regular charger then it would take around 3 hours, if you got the fast charger in the box or you bought it then it would be around 1 hour and 40 minutes. The battery performance of this smartphone is unbeatable so why would you care about charging speed anyway?

  • Anyone tell me the quick charging time of XA2 Ultra

  • There is absolutely NO bokeh or background defocus. Bokeh app at playstore don't work. It is only for macro shots. Not for portraits.

  • Son: Look mum that man is carrying a brick in his hand. Why? Mum: No son, that's just the new XA2 Ultra in the man hand. The end.

  • P2 made by motorola, even apple & samsung engineer's combine cant win against Motorola engineer's. XA2 battery is above avarage anyway

  • How come iphone8 with battery faulty can pop up screen, pixel2 with a lot problems, note7 fire selling well in US?

  • Do not disturb option taken the place

  • there is no option to change internal memory to external memory. Not possible also to move app to sd. Wtf!! xperia xa2 ultra..I am disappointed. I hope I can return back this phone.

  • So WHAT??? every individual has a right to choose....

  • Bokeh? Yes, just download the app it is called Background Defocus

  • Can it have blur option in camera?? And it have volte feature??

  • Sony is good

  • > Sony and htc are not mainstream phones in US anymore. Well, they are. Mainstream = availability, not popularity. They might not be popular, but they are in fact mainstream. Learn the differences. > US people buy best phones only Best is purely subjective. Perhaps "popular" and "mainstream" (the two traits already mentioned above) is what you're looking for.

  • release in india ??????????????

  • What do you think about the screen? Viewing angles, blacks quality, video watching quality?

  • Can any user of XA2 Ultra share its stock wallpapers by extracting them from its system folders please?

  • Sony and htc are not mainstream phones in US anymore. You'll be lucky to find a sony phone in 100 phones in US. Most US people buy best phones only, aka iphone and galaxy.

  • I cannot find the volume control in the status bar

  • Hi guys, I am from Malaysia, just received my unit last Friday. Very very satisfied with it. Have not touch any Sony's phone for the past 3 years, used to own Xperia P (which I hated it a lot) before I change to Zenfone 2. This model caught my attention when it is on pre-order, and somehow I just ordered it without even thinking twice and was very very worried if I had made a wrong decision. Overall it is very responsive, the interface is clean and simple. The fingerprint sensor is also very responsive, sound quality is great (the only thing that I miss after I ditched my old Xperia P). not to mention camera quality (overall looks great, I am not that kind of person who zoom in to pixels), give good quality image even under low light condition. For those who are considering it, yeah, I think it is worth the price.

  • In term quality maybe they lose..but their marketing, they conquer worldwide

  • Is this a volte mobile? Is this a water resistant mobile

  • Is this a VoLTE mobile ?

  • Awesome big disply screen and comfortable price.

  • You are comparing apples to oranges. Xiaomi is good in their own merit, but their phones are only targeted to those in China, to those in third world countries, or to those who are comfortable with buying online (which is not a lot). From what I see, Xiaomi isn't going to sell their phones to the western market anytime soon. In Canada and the US, most consumers buy in-store like BestBuy, which means they are only restricted to mainstream phone brands such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, Sony and HTC. Amongst all the mainstream brands, I believe Sony phones stand out the most. Their hardware design is very unique imo and does not follow the smartphone trends, which is good.

  • This phone is not much good, i love selfies and i do have Xa2 ultra and Zenfone 4 selfie pro, Zf4 selfie pro has more better front camera. Plus it has 12mp sony imx362 which the first front camera to have dual pixel and bigger f1.8 aperture. And zf4 selfie pro has better price too. But xa2 ultra is good, just not bad.

  • Let's see what you got! Xperia XA2 Ultra vs RN5p: First: USB type-c vs micro USB Second: dedicated SD card slot vs uses sim 2 slot Third: aptX HD vs A2DP/LE I guess 3.5K mAh in Sony's smartphone= 6K mAh in xi mi's phones

  • Another obsessed Xiaomi fan lol, since when chinese are good in industry?

  • I'm preferred Sony logo to anything else!

  • Xiaomi redmi note 5 pro destroyed this Xperia already. Xiaomi had better processor and it costs 200$ less. These 200$ is the cost of Sony logo.

  • Dude 1/2.3 is infact a large sensor size, you are reading it the wrong way. The largest as of now from any major brand.

  • Why the huge bezels though? It's 2018 for crying out loud. Dear, Sony! You need to step up your game. And I'll bet it's be damn expensive.

  • What's actually inside this brick when a phone with way smaller dimensions like Lenovo P2 can have a 5000mah battery?

  • Smaller sensor size+high mp count+narrower aparture=terrible low light and indoor shots which is known as xperia combo. Lmao!!

  • This app only do background blur for macro shots. Crap app

  • There is NO(absolutely NO) bokeh effect.

  • There is NO(absolutely NO) bokeh effect.

  • There is NO(absolutely NO) bokeh effect. The app you mentioned can only take bokah effect only for objects(macro shots with background blurring)with subject 1 feet from camera and background 3 feet.

  • Dedicated SD card slot.

  • about dual sim is it subrated place to card solt or 1 sim and card solt or doul sim with out card soult !!

  • Would like to see its final price then we can say if its awesome or not.

  • Awesome phone. Just a bit too big, 5.7 would be enough :)

  • 1-Bokeh yes it does just download the app from the playstore it is called background defocus. 2- 18:9 screen ratio... No it is 16:9 but why the hell do you even care. 3- slow motion is available at 1080p 120fps.

  • Thnxxx...its bokeh effect is b8r than one plus 5???

  • Xa2 ultra supports or not ¶¶ 1.Bokeh effect in rear camera as like one+5 ? 2. 18:9 display ? 3. Time lapse, slo motion video ?

  • This device costs 492EUR (plus shipping) on eBay ... well, the price can be an issue ... since it is a mid-range device.

  • Were you expecting 46 MP? lol

  • usb otg ? sure it does

  • I want to buy this phone but their same 23MP make me think twice.....

  • Lol obviously it does!

  • does this phone supports OTG? thnx for the answer.

  • Just checked this phone and its small sibling XA2 at MWC, great phones that does it job for its worth, dont even believe on reviews or haters that post here. Better actually experience it on-hand rather than believe on haters speculations.

  • We don't care about design...we care about quality..I've use many Sony phone z1,z2, n now using m5 still great smartphone 2 years using even with mediatek chipset.

  • You can make bokeh effect with almost every sony xperia smartphone. You just need to download one app from the store. It is called background defocus. It is made for Xperia smartphones. After you install it, you will find it in your camera apps menu. The app is very useful and does what it's meant to do!

  • Cool phone! The curved glass at the edge looks quality. Good that they prioritised selfie cameras and made an extra effort with battery life too. Great sign of things to come for Sony in 2018.

  • The naming for more recent Sony phones are getting too out of hand for my standards...

  • I was very sensitive to decoding of 24-bit 192KHz! I know XA2u has no an option to decoding high resolution or gyro.. I do want XA2u to these reasons: huge battery capacity (about 3500mAh in Sony's mobile = 6.5k ~ 7k mAh ) Jack headphones/earphones, 6" IPS LCD (I don't trust to Amoled yet!) IMO, XA2u has great look and finally aptX HD is really great option for me I hope to seeing android P in XA2u in future 8/10 is my score..

  • Did everyone forget that Apple has kept the same design for iphone 6, 7 and 8 families, and yet nobody said a darn thing. And did I mention that the iPhone 6, 7 and 8 families have way bigger bezels than Sony phones. And there we are, everyone hating on Sony for a boring design and big bezels... just putting this out there...

  • You're not a fanboy but hater. Lg g6 78% stb vs xa2 ultra 76% stb. Lg known for bootloop goodluck.

  • Sony phones have same style for 4/5 years. This is one reason why Sonys sales are so bad. Sony needs to modernize its looks. Only Sony fan boys buy Sony phones.

  • Ugly. When is Sony going to change designers? While every fones are sexy including the cheap ones, Sony fones are still stubbornly square in design. Feature-wise is still lagging compared to other brands. And the bezel, still as wide as the pacific ocean. Even cheap chinese fones are coming up with small bezels. And YET sony fones are very expensive. No wonder sony is losing money in their fone division

  • - no wifi (ac) - no DLNA - no water proof - no Scratch-resistant glass - no Triluminos display - no X-Reality Engine - no gyro, no baramoter that is why this phone no a mid-range because all of these exist already in Xperia X (2 years ago) I think this phone is less than mid range and more than low range !!

  • How much it cost? I think it's not officially stated..

  • I thinK XA 2 and ULTRA are SONY MID-RANGE right now... L2 is for lower-range... I'm just wondering why SONY didn't make mid-range with water-resistant IP 68 like xperia M5...? Really like that phone... Just cons in fingerprint and small 16GB internal storage...

  • Just flash it and problem solved...

  • Not really sure about it since sony mobile was no longer available in my country... But, you can buy it unofficially from BATAM maybe... Or in JAKARTA...

  • Just go for xa2 or xa2 for sure... It has a-long-lasting battery life than previous gen and of course GREAT CAMERA... I'm not suggesting you to pick xiaomi, besides the lower version of QUALLCOMM SD 625, i have a bad experience with xiaomi devices (i'm used to have MI5 PRIME, yeah... It's quite nice phone in the beginning and then it start to hot easily, even when i just browsing... Not gaming... And it has a problem in the home button after i use for 3 weeks like a fingerprint is suddenly gone for no reason. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Then i sold that phone) Never in SONY... now i'm stay in my Z5... REALLY LIKE AND LOVE THAT PHONE... just a little bad in battery life cuz unefficient power hungry SD 810... If you are looking in performance, than go for xperia x performance or xperia xz for sure... The price are already drop and Both are IP 68 WATER-RESISTANT... Hope it help you

  • PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I like almost everything about this phone. Don't really matter when it comes to that 18:9 ration screen but... BUT!!!! They could have included snapdragon 636 rather than the snapdragon 630. Am using this xperia X model with the snapdragon 650. Now if I shift to this model am going in from adreno 510 gpu to a adreno 508 gpu🤔...isnt it a LOST? The upcoming redmi note 5 holds a snapdragon 636 with a adreno 509....which in fact will be much more cheaper than the xperia xa2 or xa2 ultra. But still I really love Sony😭.... Damn it. Need some help regarding whether I should go this xa2/xa2 ultra or wait for redmi note 5. Also if I shift from my current xperia X or xa2 what will I lose and gain. Please help me.

  • It`s 2018 SONY ! still big bezel no always on display WTF . I was a Sony fan boy for the past 8 years but not anymore . I just switched from Xperia XZ to LG G6 last month and I was amazed about how good are the camera,battery,wifi signal,speed,microphone,speaker,no lag , no overheat issue and overall performance, the Only ONE good think about the XZ was the screen resolution display for images .

  • Is available in Egypt.

  • release indonesian?

  • everything is ok for sony, even Battery, then quality sound. But the support from sony is bad if we are using the companion then also we will get errors, i got it with my Z5P. my headset is gone after I did a software repair by using the Companion. And they are not providing international warranty.

  • They are not providing International warranty, even then no satisfactory support over another medium, I just Stuck with my Z5 Premium after the update with the Xperia Companion. Nobody could help me. Problem arises over software only then also they are refused to help the customers

  • How is battery charge performance? Both Xperia XZ and XZ premium are not charge 12V.

  • OIS on the front camera but not on the back [email protected] narcissists...the world is going nuts!

  • They usually release mid range after Flagship Devices

  • Does this phone supports bokeh effect in rear camera., Time lapse, slo motion vid ?

  • Why Sony kill the mid range !!?? Why Sony not compete like Samsung A series!!?? the last mid range from Sony is Xperia X (2016) (almost 2 years ago ), so why stop produce mid range??!! either low range or high end (e.g XZP, XZ1..), so why ?

  • After watching the CES 2018 Xperia products introduction, the smartphone is very very snappy. You can find the video on YouTube.

  • No 221 picograms

  • To be honestly..I'm interested with this device but...when I see the price..I'm think twice to buy it or not...it's to expensive men

  • XA2 Ultra has two sim slots and a dedicated microsd slot.

  • No, throw the money for new innovation, and trust to Sony.. Nevermind about UI as long the device is good enough to use for a long time to come.. I like XA2 Ultra, amazing..

  • Yesss

  • the ui still similar to sony's kitkat. i dont see any improvement. this phone is for those who want to throw a lot of money for nothing.

  • XA2 Ultra.. The phone has truly "amazing+beautiful+desirable" design also has great garnish! Front, back panel, top/down bezels and bottom!! Everything is in true place!!! No more no less!!!! Seriously, am lost in harmony when I'll be with you bb (bb=XA2u)..xD

  • 221 nanogram.. Perhaps xD

  • Are there have hybrid slot for sdcard/simcard or have 3 slot.

  • No 221 microgram

  • water proof?

  • Yes it has.

  • For front Camera,any Light FLASH?

  • I think the competitor will start their flooding program now...

  • 221 milligram..

  • 221 g ?

  • idk why there are too many complains about the chipset!! im using SD625 and it's flying , Adreno 506 is a big step up from 505 , it has 130 G flops (Adreno 330 which was flagship and still capable of doing much is like 145 G flops) , so it's doing pretty well for a mid ranger , imagine this one ... it will be way even better , and who the hell comparing the MTK P20 rubbish with that? even SD625 smashes it into pieces , people don't just type stupid comments unless you've really done some research or used the devices .

  • Wait... Aren't you the same with the names Leo R and TrueSonyFan, used to claim that you have all Sony Xperia smartphones and saying Sony is blabla... You are still playing the same reputation lol.

  • No Wi-Fi 802.11 ac! Shame on you

  • To be clear, SD650 has to be older than SD630.

  • The additional benefits of the 660 over the 630 almost nothing compared to its impact on the price in the other hand. The snapdragon 630 is more powerful and way efficient and it is half the size compared to the snapdragon 801.

  • Nobody's going to use a processor that's 4 years old. Also considering that Sony abandoned Nougat for the regular Z3 in 2016 with the 810 there's basically no chance that they'll bring it back.

  • Beautiful Design. i so wish Sony had released this with a flagship cpu version with IP68, i would surely buy it. also i really hope that Sony doesn't do the mistake of pushing the 32GB version and making the 64GB very difficult to find or unavailable in my country's market. i am big fan of Front Camera with AF phones. there are not many in the market at all. right now i am with the Nokia 8. but i really Love the Sony's way of designing unique devices. XA2u looks as a very promising device to me.

  • I heard bad news about Sony's existing! To Sony: Finally we'll see amoled display also smaller bezels unlike older versions and latest Snapdragon's SoC! Increase of batteries capacity.. Don't get out from world of smart phones!! BTW, it beauty (XA2u) was deserve to sd660 (I know not released yet) at least sd652/650 Arigato

  • I forget to say that the old sony z3 has snapdragon 801 processor. At least use an old flagship processor to deserve that expensive price.

  • The processor is old. For a good company like sony they should use snapdragon 650-660 My j7 2016 which is less than 200$ has a better processor and the same battery. It is smooth and fast though it is 2years old and the battery is very good

  • Xa1 plus is good. Altra is big and they battery is smaller

  • I like it because it is bulky ang not fragile and easy to split like Huawei midrange phones which look cheep to me. Watch YouTube called: gerry rig phones.

  • wow!

  • Nope, no certification.

  • Yes, 4k video recording support :).

  • Eeehhh to all last 10 comments! LOL

  • I like this phone and its smaller version, just can't figure out why they omitted a gyroscope sensor.

  • 4k video support ot not

  • Is this water proof? IP68 certified?

  • please review this phone France buyers.

  • Also i forgot to say, I appreciate your hard work and dedication in warning people and giving them alternate choices. Well Done! Problem is nobody will listen to you :(

  • Buddy I'm really sorry to tell you this. You can scream, and shout and let it all out but Sony fans know the real value of Sony and will buy it either way. The only way you can change our minds is if you start a bank and control the finances we own, and of course thats..well never going to happen is it? Have a nice day :)

  • No problem mate :) anyway I'm sorry to disappoint you this ugly duckling is mine

  • Price???

  • Yup android make by Google IN CONJUNCTION with othwr oem, in bug fixing, feature, etc Raw android is totally useless, oem still need to reprogram all the necessary kernel amd driver, not to mention all the skin and feature also ui element Thats what come from my experience about custom ROM, About price, yup it a little bit on the high side, but to me it's a good investment, i use a sony at average for 3 years, so the cost of a phone is devided to 3 years, since I don't buy phone yearly, it's not just about the phone durability, it also about consistency in performance, battery life and update, and warranty Used a samsung before but it give up on me in mere 8 months or so, it start to stutter and freeze as i bloated the phone with apps and file not to mention the battery degradation Also once bought(import) some cheap phone from online store, well it usable, but as secondary phone that is, it can't go with my long live expectancy of a device, it start to stutter, aging battery

  • Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM

  • Yes there is 64GB option, go to Sony xa2 Ultra specifications on Sonymobile.com once again, scroll down to the bottom and hit the Disclaimer button.

  • Will there be a 64GB version? I don't see that spec on Sony website.

  • Man OS is made by android i mean google it have nothing to do with Sony. Update is provided by Sony but all work to make oreo comes to Google and people who making it. After sale service depends on country. For example if you live in North Korea i will hardly believe you will have any phone at all from any brand. Some goes for countries from for example Micronesia, Polynesia etc. In my country for example we have problems with services for like 60 different brands. Only a company i work for sells over 40 different brands. Sony is good but a bit pricey same like apple or samsung. As i said abobve we havent problems here in Slovakia with repairing phones like oukitel, Doogee and some other brands which not many people know. My Lenovo Vibeshot is 2,5 years old and still works as a brand new so the reliability depends on every user and how he care and treat his phone. Rest is pure speculation. And to be honest people were buying apple because they trusted them which is no more since a used batteries in phones problem has been unveiled apple lost many customers and even more they gonna loose when all the dirt apple is hidding will float on reef.

  • One can argue the brand name is expensive, but because the brand is supporting the device, the os stability, the update, and after sale service, Buying cheap chinese brand like oukitel is good when you need a phone that work, but for serious thing, problem will occur about warranty, durability and reliability I buy sony half of it because of brand, other half is for product, same with good established brand Why people buy apple, it dead simple, the convenience of the service, got a broken phone in warranty, either walk out with repaired phone or getting totally new phone, people who had the money to buy apple product usually don't have time to deal with import and outside warranty

  • I am not insulting Sony for quality just for price.

  • I love this design

  • Yes,many of the people buying duplicate smartphone from some websites,to save that 10-60 $.they should stop compare the branded showroom phones with that online phones. I'm always reaching my nearest official showroom. All those electronic item's are working great...

  • You dont need to insult Sony for the quality & price. I love selfie and i will buy this phone unless Xiaomi able to make selfie smartphone with price lower than this.

  • When im looking for best selfie smartphone its always sony came first in my mind.

  • Wow, this phone comes with Oreo. Only Huawei is giving us Oreo phones. Is good you have given us Oreo and radio and Bluetooth 5.0. Is good but this phone is so bulky. Very thick phone, thick and tall.

  • Man i am no Xiaomi Worshiper i only love best possible quality and specs for best possible price. Which Sony never do. Tottaly same and 100% genuine phone like XZ1 premium with a sticker from Xiaomi Meizu Oukitel etc would cost up to 500 eur no more. You pay for a Sony sticker not a phone but someone likes you never understand. And rather pay 200-500 more bucks for same thing. I i wont bother its your choice how you waste your money.

  • Xiaomi worshipper please take a rest, you are on all threads like if somebody bought a Sony or a Samsung LG..... Mobile it is going to be the end of the world. I am interested in Sony mobile and i am going to buy the Sony mobile and i am happy with Sony mobile, and i am paying from my pocket not yours and all people has their own minds to decide not only you have a mind.

  • Even Htc do more thin. Htc U11 eyes 6" 8.5mm 3900mah battery, Sony 6" 9.5mm 3500mah

  • no. it is ugly

  • Man but i did. My 2% common sense says big no. I dont care if people buy this phone or not. Choice is definitely theirs. But i would like to care and say why to waste money on a ugly thick slow turtle if for much less they can buy a much better device.

  • No, this is beautiful..

  • I can't stress this enough for you, but there are things that are small details which can be appreciated. At this point every phone manufacturer is trying their bet to compete with specs, speed, gimmicky features and more. To me, that's fine, I look a little more deeper. I don't buy Sony for its looks, specs and how fast it can open Google Chrome, I buy it because I've liked, enjoyed and have a strong emotional bond that i can't find with other phone manufacturers. For instance I took my Z5 to the pool, all my friends were determined it will fail as in, stop functioning and so on. It didn't! So these are things, that make the difference. At the end of the day all phones are good, it comes down to your personal taste. The reason i keep on ranting BS everywhere is because some people talk without adding 2% of their common sense.

  • Man its your chgoice buy it if you like but as i see the spoecs you will sell it next day and get something better. Did you saw oukitel K10 on gearbest? For a 249 eur it offers awesome Helio P20 8 core. Great GPU, 6gb ram 64gb diskspace and a 11 000 mAh battery. Compared to this ugly slow brick this is brand new Buggatti Chiron.

  • owning xa1 ultra, you get used to the size. pocketwise it fits in jeans and bid pockets but not in slimfits or body hug apparel. battery wise is above average even if its only 2700 mah. camera is great in daylight. nighttime shots are above average, they are good, but cant keep up with the best. use fv-5 or open camera to get best pictures.

  • This is an interesting phone, apart from the unacceptably large dimensions and weight. Nearly 1 cm (10 mm) thickness and over 220 g heavy? Really? Anyway, I would like to ask existing XA Ultra or XA1 Ultra users your opinion on using those phones for VoIP calls, to assess whether XA2 Ultra can be an option for me. In my experience with mid-range Sony phones thus far, using Hangouts or SIP clients like Zoiper over Wi-Fi, quality is always very low, meaning that calls start chopping audio almost immediately, forcing me to hang up. This has happened with a number of handsets (e.g., XPERIA M4, XA Ultra) that I have used in the past, in any Wi-Fi network I have connected to. At the same time, other phones (e.g., Samsung Galaxy) work fine. Would that be a common Sony characteristic, or should it be attributed to the low end spec of the XA/XA1 Ultra, for instance?

  • I have Xperia Z3 Compact, measuring results 70% healthy battery with accubattery app.. it's 2014 phone.. Sony is good

  • 4K OLED alone, from factory is about 50€.

  • 4k OLED cost $600 alone? LOL! Where's your basis that the priced is $600?

  • Sony also like.. Huawei i didnt used. I know that good, who uses.. But bad that firms that you like, prefer produce more stupid phones.. Asus was thick.. Already have many slim and normal models 6.9- 8.5mm

  • 4K OLED is very difficult to manufacture in large quantities that's why The display alone could cost 600$ alone. Current 2K oled displays are about 350$

  • so why are you looking at a sony if you like Huawei the most .. 0.0

  • if is not on the description obviously don't duhhh!?

  • I wouldn't pay even a 250$ for an iPhone 6s because my Sony Xperia x is selling for this price and i compared my sister's iPhone 6s to my phone the 6s is like a trash except the metal body.

  • and guess what ill be buying it...do you have any more complains lol? oooooh im sorry you are dissapointed.

  • hahaha..no

  • or an iPhone 6s.

  • It doesn't look as goofy as the XA2, but still not as classy as XA1 Ultra.

  • Well honestly I have encounter salesman who are against me buying Sony xa1 they says other option is better including Samsung a5,asus max,etc. I used Sony before but falling on a salesman talk I bought the max which has more than 4000mAh battery but now I regret as after 5 months of usage I got only 4hr sot and now I am using my bro old z3. So consumer should used their experience and buy product. I am buying the xa2 ultra as soon as it release in sure it won't cost more than a8. Btw a good product is always welcome to me be it Sony,samsung or any Chinese brand..

  • The iPhone and Samsung also like this, but iPhone is more and more brandname because it selling price is insanely high! Why don't you complain!? Maybe you live in a country with some policy to makes you only can choose between crap or China phones.

  • Man no OIS no Eis no IP67 or 68 only 32GB of diskspace, 9,5 mm thickness. This beauty looks like a well fed man on a sweets. Snapdragon 630 should be instead 660 and so on, Low battery as well. No Gyro no dual camera and as we know Sony it will be super pricey. Dunno what you see on this 221g heavy brick but there is nothing i would like or recomend for my customers.

  • Amazing phones...but why main camera doesn't have ios?! How much difference between the xa1 and xa2 main camera?

  • Xa1 Ultra is better of course if you don't mind the lack of the fingerprint scanner.

  • Nope

  • is it waterproof?

  • Please help me . which is better Huawei Nova 2plus or Sony Xa1ultra. I wish i can wait xa2 ultra to be announced but no fix time for that plus price is not known yet.

  • Should have use SD 660 instead of 630. Furthermore the back should have ois camera instead of front selfie camera. Really seem ridiculous n funny indeed.

  • I won't bother with brand names anymore ... just go for something that has similar specs and cost way cheaper ... such as OnePlus5T or even an Infinix phone

  • Lmao!! It hasn't even been pubicly released yet but just announced!!!! and considering it a mid-range SoC, the price would make it even more expensive like $400-$500+.... Heck even Scamsung sells their latest shitty exynos SoC A8 for like $550+ whose overpricing now??

  • I agree. I love Sony Xperia phones, but the prices are a bit too much, compared to some other manufacturers. Because let us all be honest here, the additional price we are all paying for is actually for the BRAND NAME. Because if we remove the Sony brand name on these phones, the price equivalent to the specs that they put inside their phones should be a lot cheaper.

  • Over pricing kills sony market...in the smartphone competition..

  • If sony keep on giving high price tag means it is better to stay away from the competition among the best phones because within 20k most featuring smartphones are available in market...if sony gives price tag to reasonable price means it is considerable otherwise go-ahead for some other brands

  • i wonder if the 120fps video mode is on fullHD 1080p

  • Still worse mobile sony does not learn how to do it correct... It 18:9 ration time with 6 inch display and never forget to jump in to a midrange phone race with 18:9 ration display dual camera n snapdragon 660...come on do it....don't make me dispoint me

  • Remember the good old days when the Z Ultra was 6.5mm thin...

  • Uses only when reading or watching news live apps and some surfing. LOL! You don't even use the Z ultra anytime cause you have other phones. That "charged 1 day ago" means that you literally don't use the Z ultra other than watching some news and surfing the web. So you prove nothing about its usage!

  • The chipsets are one generation behind after new Snapdragon 670 and 640 released. Sony should at least give 660 not 630. 630 is not much difference with 625. 2017 with 630 while other brands give 670 at the same price with this phone. At least fixed back the price! Your phones doesn't give much transformed from your predecessor Sony! Is this your strategy to kill other brands out there?

  • Damn man! It doesnt bring gyroscope sensor. Bye VR

  • Sony did not release the official price yet because they are still gauging people's reaction. Remember how the price jumped by about 30+% from the original XA to the sequel XA1? The way people are somehow overhyping the XA2, another price jump is imminent. But personally, if the XA won't be priced higher than $330, it will definitely have a fighting chance, sales-wise, against the trendy 18:9 midrange phones from Chinese brands.

  • Got the Samsung Note 3 around that time. Still in working condition and seriously considered the Z Ultra as my next device, even though it was two years old by then. Beautiful device indeed.

  • It is interesting to notice that Sony has divided user opinion for quite some time. They found a design they (and frankly myself too) like and stuck with it. Personally, I'm very fond of Sony's build quality and design, but can appreciate public opinion that they tend to overprice devices. The same can be said of many phone manufacturers; Apple and Samsung come to mind. Then again, you get what you pay for. On a different note, I've noticed that Sony listened to public opinion and have rectified some device shortcomings. For one, the forehead and chin bezels are much smaller on the new devices (if they're removed all together, Sony devices will end up looking identical to Samsung and the rest), the battery has been enlarged dramatically, they're on board with Corning Gorilla Glass and the like. This in my opinion is important, for a company to fix their device shortcomings in the next iteration. I'm excited to get my hands on this device in South Africa, especially if the price stays on par with last year's offering. Sony is carving themselves a niche in the mid-range market, which is good news for buyers who want a dependable device with flagship-like features on a budget. In my honest opinion, this might just be it.

  • From previous years Sony were always unweiling more expensive devices than a most of its competitors but compared to most of other competitors for same i mean Sony price you could get a much better device.

  • Sony still hasn't announced the price for this device. The phone for sure will cost less than the Samsung devices. Lately, Samsung has been fond of overpricing their devices.

  • Agreed (y)

  • Have been busy on my xperia z ultra for the last 3 hours, mix of TV news live apps downloading and and erasing and some surfing. Charged 1 day ago but not much use until now. Battery reads 61%. Ooh its only about 4.5 years old, late 2013!

  • looks amaaaaaaaaaazing, can't wait to have it

  • LOL! Did I mentioned that I have an iphone 7 plus? There are other smartphones that has dual camera and has 256GB internal storage like the galaxy note 8 emperor edition. So why did you mentioned the iphone? And BTW. That performance issue is about batteries. So if I replace my smartphone batteries. That issue you were saying will disappear. How about the Xperia? Since it doesn't provide a replaceable battery. How good is the smartphone after 5 years?

  • Even the Xperia XA2 Ultra can run smoothly after 2 years better than your beloved iPhone 7 Plus which will slow down due to it deliberately slowing down old iPhones with bad batteries policy. 1- 2-

  • Luckily Sony used SD630 based on ARM-Cortex A53 which isn't affected by Meltdown/Spectre so a HUGE PLUS!!!! Hardware Security Wise....

  • Simply beautiful. Can't wait to see the flagships

  • Huawei 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. Thanks no. 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.

  • Definitely double/triple with SD630 SoC and bigger batteries...

  • 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.

  • XA2 prize.. comment plzz..

  • 9mm? Acer Ultrabook is thinner then this brick!

  • Who 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?

  • Most 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?

  • Around 400$

  • That is the magic question!

  • Good work Sony Hope flagship will be more different and more fancy than xa2's

  • 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!

  • Sony 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..

  • Go buy a flagship phone dummy, this is a "Mid Range" Phone that costs more than half less than a flagship device.

  • Right, 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...

  • Its only Scamsung haters, etc. that usually lurks around, I respect both Sony and Apple since they have their own unique design and dont copy or scam users.

  • 2018 just literally started now and you're already whining about "this and that" the flagship is on its way, so settle down boi.

  • i am disappointed because i love sony mobile ))

  • kill the designer of the sony.. we dont need da bezzels . dooont.. 2018 its the end of the bezzels. stupid. end very thick too... unlike.. and wtf 221g ? lol

  • Sony haters plz stay away from beast company go to ur compay touchwiz samsung stupid software thousands of mobiles every year Apple lovers go to ur bitten apple Dont disturb us I love sony even it presents bottle of water

  • I think the new l2 and xa2 and xa2 ultra are very heavy phones because of bigger battery and excellent materials and sony focused in battery life in these phones especially

  • Fantastic design by Sony, I love it.. Very good spec too for mid-range. Can't wait to buy it..

  • why sony no Gyro again.. too much big problem this one.. I will go iphone 7

  • buitifull design.it is sony.difrent design.not a copy from others

  • WTF :| 221G??? 9.5mm :)) Make BelieVe SONY :))

  • Yeah, a company like sony should stop a midrange line because you dont like its design. bullshit alert!!!! who are you again? not some important person I recon.

  • Evolve?? What about 960fps slow-mo and 4k display?? I love the way Sony stick with their believe and tradition, philosophy, rather than copying other.. Rite now, I'm using XZ Premium and I love it, next must be another Sony device for me..

  • Did I say that I have a samsung device? Your opinion is the reason why sony doesn't evolve! Happy because of its boring design? LOL! Check the picture. Do you see what is missing?

  • I wish the XA2 ultra comes wirh 18:9 Screen

  • LOL! How can you be sure that the price tag would be $1,500? If the XZ premium was priced at $799 upon its released. Since that is a 5.5 inch display. How can you be sure that the XA ultra is gonna be priced at $1,500 if the size of the display is increased to 6?

  • 9.5mm thickness??? 😲 Sony.. welcome to 1999

  • Look at the huawei P10 plus 3750 mah battery and still very bad battery life for the capacity

  • And cost 1500$ because no manufacturer has ever produced a 4k oled display for smartphones

  • Looks like a decent phone, finally something that makes me want to get rid of my Xperia X5. ;)

  • We love Sony design and not mind about Samsung design at all.. U can keep going with ur S8 or whatever and leave us happy with our beast Sony device..

  • So are you saying that sony doesn't have customers? I don't see why your reason is relevant when you don't even know how many sony users are out there. And you should know that I myself own a sony handset.

  • Finally, a Sony phone with OIS in a decent mid-range flagship!... Aaaaaaaaaand it's only for the selfie cam. This makes no sense.

  • Little screen in comparison with the body, bigger bezzels

  • Samsung can pull that because they are sure to have customers, while sony need to play the safe game, to prevent losa

  • LOL! It's about time for the sony to move on! They shouldn't remain making mid range phone models like this. And they should add another flagship instead of 1. Just like how samsung did on the S8 plus and the note 8! Which BTW is a 6 inch smartphone. Are you really stuck in the past. And sony shouldn't evolve?

  • Its not flagship bro.. Its their mid range phone

  • From the technological standpoint. Sony should have done something better for the XA ultra with the following specs: 1. Use and OLED display. 2. Should have two speakers at the bottom of the unit which gives it a triple speaker system. And also should've been stereo speakers. 3. From the 6 inch perspective. They should have increase the pixels to 4k resolution and having a 800PPI. 4. From the size perspective. It should've been able to have 5,000mah battery. Not 3,500 mah battery! 5. Instead of snapdragon 630. They should've choose snapdragon 820 processor. 6. Internal storage should've been 128GB. 7. Should have the same camera technology as the XZ premium. But instead of 1 camera. It should have two. And has the same camera sensors. Let's not forget the improved LED flash by giving it a dual flash technology from the rear and one brighter LED flash from the front. 8. Should have the wireless charging technology!

  • Now that is petty

  • Very bad Sony.. Go under. More bad than htc. In that thickness and 6c.. You must put 4500mah battery. Look huawei models.. P10, p10 lite 7mm 3500mah

  • I wish the XA2 Ultra comes with 18:9 screen.