Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Large display
- Good camera
- MicroSD card slot
- Somewhat underpowered for the price
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra phablet pairs a large 6-inch screen with impressive camera capabilities, but it lags behind the competition in terms of processing power.
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review
Conclusion The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a weird phone. Sony could have made a svelte mid-range Xperia at a lower cost than its flagships, but has instead made a £379 chunky mess. You can get the XZ1 for £449 in the UK now, and we strongly recommend that Sony phone over this one. If you really want a 6in 16:9 screen then the XA2 Ultra is one of the only ones on the market and its performance is solid. The rear camera is acceptable and the audio quality, run by Android Oreo, is top notch. But with cheaper mid-range phones like the Honor 7X boasting more compact 18:9 6in displays, the huge XA2 Ultra is a phone that will only appeal if you love the design, its audio quirks, and have a pocket big enough to fit it in.
No gradeSony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: Hands-on
Conclusion Our initial impressions of the Xperia XA2 Ultra aren't great. Apart from having dual front cameras and a pretty large battery, the phone doesn't have much going for it. It's huge and heavy and has big bezels despite Sony describing it as 'borderless'. Worst of all is that Sony has priced it the same as impressive rivals like the OnePlus 5T so we can't see it topping the mid-range chart. Check back for a full review soon.