Sony Xperia XA2 hands-on

Sony revamps mid-range w/ Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, adds new fingerprint sensor, metal design

"The Xperia L2 is the real entry level phone for the new Sony Xperia range with a 5.5" 720p display, though not quite running edge-to-edge as the XA2 series does. The smaller Xperia XA2 also features just one front-facing camera - the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter - rather than dual front-facing cameras.

A rep for Sony made it sound like this will be a turning point for the Xperia line and that fingerprint sensors will stop being disabled in the U.S. from here on out.

Sony unveils new super mid-range smartphones.

The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra duo are powered by octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor and Android 8.0 Oreo.

We do know that in the United Kingdom, it will be available from O2 and Three, and we'll update this hands on review as soon as we know more about the cost.

The Xperia XA2 features specs that are almost identical to the XA2 Ultra, but squeezed into a more compact housing with a 5.2-inch FHD display.

This model is very similar to the standard Xperia XA2, boasting the same 23-megapixel rear camera. Colours for the Xperia XA2 Ultra are Silver, Black, Blue and Gold. One of the biggest design changes is the movement of the fingerprint sensor from the side-mounted power button to the back - right underneath the camera lens.

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Sony apparently loves its "super" mid-range phones, evident in how CES 2018 is seeing a pair of brand new phones coming to market starting in February.

The Xperia XA2 boasts a 23-megapixel rear camera with a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor that is created to capture crystal-clear images in low light situations. Measuring 142 x 70 x 9.7 mm, the smartphone comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor and it is backed by a 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge support. Xperia A2 has 3GB of RAM whereas XA2 Ultra has 4GB of RAM and is available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants.

The 16MP camera features OIS (optical image stabilization), which improves low-light performance and is assisted by a LED flash to really brighten up shots without a loss of quality.

Sony's budget smartphone, Xperia L2 comes with 5.5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 GB Ram, 32 GB internal expandable memory and 3,300mAH battery. The rear camera of the XA2 possesses a single 8-mp camera lens while the XA2 Ultra possesses dual camera with 8-mp lens and 16-mp lens respectively.

"As stated by Sony, the Xperia L2's expansive 5.5" HD screen is great for enjoying video, browsing and social networks on the go.

Three has also confirmed it will be stocking the XA2 but will announce pricing and availability at a later date. Like the XA2, it supports fast charging with the optional Fast Charger.

Sony Xperia L2 will hit the shelves in late January.

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