11 Jul Smartphone thoughts: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
I got a chance to try out the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra. Lover of Android, I was keen to try out this smartphone.
My first impression of the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra was that it’s a big phone. It boasts a full HD 6-inch screen which makes it great to watch videos on. The only downside to such a big phone is that if you have smaller hands, like I do, it’s difficult to navigate with one hand. I generally had to use both hands or else it was a bit clumsy.
That said, it’s still great to watch videos on, which doesn’t mean much if the battery is rubbish, which luckily, it’s not. I am quite a heavy smartphone user with always being on social media, taking lots of pictures, watching videos, doing emails, texting and calling on a daily basis. The battery was still at 20% by the time I went to bed most days and once or twice went a day and a half without charging it.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra sports 3 cameras – 1 rear and 2 front.
The rear camera is a 23MP and does pretty good job when the light is good. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a let down in low-light conditions. The two front cameras are 16MP and 8MP respectively and are pretty impressive. The 16MP camera has a super wide 120-degree field view – which is great for group selfies as you can fit in so much more into the picture.
The one thing I had to get used to (and had difficulty doing so) was the super sensitive touch screen. At times things opened without my finger being near them.
It doesn’t have the massive flagship price tag, which is a big plus point.
If there’s one thing I love more than a great cup of tea, it’s saving money. Why buy something at a premium if you can get something just as good at an affordable price? All in all, it’s a great phone at that price point. It’s got a big screen, which makes watching videos or streaming Netflix a pleasure and it has a battery that lasts longer than most smartphones’.