Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra was one of a handful of phones launched at CES 2018 and is now available nationawide. Its core specification comprises an octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor and an Adreno 508 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage.
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has a fingerprint reader (in the centre of the rear panel, just below the camera) and NFC so you can use it for contactless credit-card payments. There’s a microSD slot next to the SIM slot under a flap on the left edge, which will take cards up to 256GB in capacity. You get a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C for data transfer and charging, and even a dedicated, two-stage shutter button for the camera on the right edge.
If the price and size of the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra grabs all the headlines, it’s the camera tech that’s most interesting. On the rear is a 23-megapixel snapper with an f/2.0 aperture, a decent-sized 1/2.3in sensor, phase-detect autofocus and a single-tone LED flash.
So far, so good, but it’s the front camera arrangement that’s most interesting here, with two cameras on show. One has a resolution of 16 megapixels, an aperture of f/2.0, optical image stabilisation and a 1/2.6in sensor. The other is an 8-megapixel snapper with an f/2.4 aperture and a smaller 1/4in sensor. There’s also a single LED flash to help out in low light.
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra specs:
- 6.0-inch Full HD IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 367ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 23MP rear PDAF camera w/ LED Flash: f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3?
- 16 MP (f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6?, OIS, AF) + 8 MP AF front cameras
- 4G LTE
- Single SIM / Dual SIM (nano)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C 1.0
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 3580mAh nonremovable Li-Ion battery
- 163 x 80 x 9.5 mm
- 221 g
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is now available nationwide for Php22,990.