At CES 2018, Sony has three new Smartphones in their Luggage, the two of them see the Japanese in the “Super middle-class”. What’s behind it?
The Xperia L2 with a MSRP of 249 Euro at the Start, the buyer gets a 5.5-inch Display with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and a Camera Duo of an 8-Megapixel front camera with 120-degree wide-angle optics and a 13-Megapixel main camera and a separate shutter button. Under the optics on the back, a fingerprint sensor is integrated in the housing. The technology is Sony-typical pretty Packed, the minimalist Design makes the price range a good impression.
The new XA models such as the predecessor on a Display that passes to the right and to the left seamlessly in the frame, so that an edge loose impression. The frame is ergonomically rounded and is made of aluminum, the models are likely to be well in Hand. On a full metal housing, Sony has omitted, however, the back is made of plastic. Here is also a fingerprint sensor is embedded – an advancement compared to the predecessor XA1, the had to without.
While the XA2, with its 5.2 inches large Display and a handy impression, scores the Ultra model with a powerful 6-inch screen. The trigger in both cases is Full HD, i.e. 1920 x 1080 pixels. In both devices, Qualcomm’s new middle class-SoC Snapdragon 630 takes over the drive, the memory is in the Ultra model with 4 GB instead of 3 GB in size slightly larger. Also in the camera there is a subtle difference: While the main camera with 23 mega pixels, 4K Videos, slow motion (120 frames per second) and time lapse is technically identical, and the amount of time, Sony has upgraded to the XA2 Ultra the front-facing camera: 8-Megapixel optics with LED flash light and 120-degree wide-angle lens (XA2) is flanked by a 16-Megapixel front camera with a normal focal length and optical image stabilizer. Thus, the user can select depending on the occasion, just the camera, which receives at each Moment the perfect Selfie.
The battery seems to be on both devices adequately dimensioned: The XA2, he holds 3300 mAh, the XA2 Ultra there are 3580 mAh. Both phones are running Android 8.0, and are available from February for 349 Euro (XA2) or 449 Euro (XA2 Ultra).