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Xperia XA2 review: meet Sony’s new mid-range model

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The new Sony Xperia XA2 (Check on is traditionally a very elegant smartphone, featuring the classic “Xperia” look, with the square design at the corners, but with rounded edges at the ends of the display. It has a 5.2 inch IPS panel, capable of Full HD resolution, unlike the older model. Another novelty is the finger-print sensor, now placed on the back of the device.

The improvements do not stop on the surface: great steps forward have been made even under the body, where we find a marked change of course: Sony, on its mid-range smartphones, used to implement a MediaTek processor. Here instead, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, with a 2,2GHz octa-core CPU, which represents one of the best chips in terms of quality/price ratio and energy efficiency. Next to it we find 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be increased via micro SD.

As always with Sony, great attention to detail has been paid to the photo sector of this device, always above the average of the range. In this case, the smartphone sports a 23-megapixel rear camera which ensures very good images even in low-lighting conditions. It also lets you record 4K video and slow-motion footage up to 120 fps. The front-facing camera has a wide-angle 8-megapixel sensor, with a field of view of 120° for perfect selfies. To power the whole thing up we find a 3300mAh battery. Connection wise there is nothing missing, with Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port for charging. It runs Android Oreo 8.0.

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