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Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2: The double front camera is integrated into the most traditional design

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2
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After the usual dose of rumors about what is presented at the fair in Las Vegas, we already have official presentation of the new Sony mobile phones, specifically for the ranges of entry and media. These are the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2, which finally maintain the classic design of the house.

Although one of the main changes is visible at first glance, since the XA2 Ultra incorporates double front camera. Something more striking if possible in this case, since the manufacturer has not yet incorporated it into their flagships at least until last year, but let’s see how these terminals are inside.

Data sheet of the Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2
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SCREEN 5.2 inches Full HD 6 inches Full HD 5.5 inches HD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
STORAGE MEMORY 32 GB (expandable by micro SD up to 256 GB) 32/64 GB (expandable by micro SD up to 256 GB) 32 GB (expandable by micro SD up to 256 GB)
REAR CAMERA Exmor RS 23-megapixel sensor with f / 2.3 aperture, hybrid autofocus and 5x zoom Exmor RS 23-megapixel sensor with f / 2.3 aperture, hybrid autofocus and 5x zoom Exmor RS 13-megapixel sensor and 3x zoom
FRONTAL CAMERA 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens 16-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens 8-megapixel sensor with OIS and 120-degree wide-angle lens
SOFTWARE Android Oreo 8.0 Android Oreo 8.0 Android Oreo 7.1.1
BATTERY 3300 mAh 3580 mAh 3300 mAh
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
PORTS USB type-C, 3.5 mm jack USB type-C, 3.5 mm jack USB type-C, 3.5 mm jack
142 x 70 x 9.7 mm, 171 grams
163 x 80 x 9.5 millimeters, 221 g
(To be confirmed
From 349 dollars
From 449 dollars
(To be confirmed)

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Sony Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia XA2
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The XA series goes, as was rumored, to integrate Qualcomm processors to leave behind the option to MediaTek (which in the absence of confirmation would have remained for the Xperia L2). In this way, one of the main changes we see with respect to the Sony Xperia XA1 is that it moves from a MediaTek Helio P20 to the Snapdragon 630.

What is maintained is the RAM (in 3 GB), but another important improvement is the rise to Full HD resolution on a screen that goes from 5 to 5.2 inches, the diagonal being another of the differences between the Sony Xperia XA2 and the XA2 Ultra. On the other hand, although the sensor maintains megapixels, the rear camera is capable of recording at 4K and 120 frames per second (such as the XA2 Ultra).

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
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For very twins that are the surname “ultra” brings great differences, being the Sony XA2 Ultra, as our colleagues say, a great benefit.

Where is that difference? The most striking is that double front camera with image stabilization, which comes with a second sensor of 16 megapixels (accompanying the 8 megapixel). But we also see it in the memory, since it comes with 4 GB of RAM, and in something more capacity for the battery taking advantage of the greater volume: 3580 mAh (with respect to the 3300 of the XA2).

Thus, as far as the rear camera is tied with the XA2, with that Exmor sensor of 23 megapixels and recording in slow motion and 4K. They also rise to ISO 12800, so it promises an improvement in low light photos.

Sony Xperia L2

Sony Xperia L2
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Starring the renewal of the 2018 entry range of Sony smartphones is the Sony Xperia L2. At the moment we do not know exactly what processor it integrates, but that it is ** a quad core at 1.5GHz ** that could fit with a Mediatek MT 6737T.

It maintains IPS panel of 5.5 inches with respect to its predecessor the Sony Xperia L1, but it improves in terms of RAM passing from 2 GB to 3 GB. And what also retains are those lines of design so characteristic of the brand in general, although there is an incorporation of the fingerprint reader, which like the other two new terminals goes in the back (and not the side as we have seen in many previous models of the manufacturer).

Although it is somewhat below the other two in terms of power and camera (as is logical), the battery has the same capacity as the Xperia XA2, 3300 mAh, like that RAM we have seen. Of course, what leaves behind a somewhat incomprehensible is that, as stressed also in Android, the Sony Xperia L2 does not come with Android 8.0 Oreo, but still does with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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