Specs comparison: Xperia XA2 Ultra vs ZenFone 4 vs Moto Z2 Play

Specs comparison: Xperia XA2 Ultra vs ZenFone 4 vs Moto Z2 Play
So, Sony's new midrangers are out – the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. With a mix between premium design and mid-tier hardware, they will try to please the selfie-lovers that like to have a nice phone on hand without necessarily breaking the bank.

Let's take a look at the XA2 Ultra, for example — a wide-angle, 8 MP selfie camera is next to a 16 MP, OIS-assisted selfie camera, and there's a LED flash up front as well. Obviously aimed at the selfie-loving youngsters, the handset still has a lot to offer under the hood as well — a massive battery, a good amount of RAM, generous storage... Let's see how it compares next to some other midrangers, hovering around the same tier or price point:

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra vs Asus ZenFone 4 vs Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super IPS+ LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.07 %
71.47 %
70.06 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 8953 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 508
Adreno 508
Adreno 506

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
64GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3580 mAh
3300 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Fast charging
Fast charging

Talk time

41.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

33.4 days (801 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

32.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

35.0 days (841 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

37.2 days (893 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 

Music playback

118.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

24.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
8 MP
 

Specifications

 
Focal Length: 12 mm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 720x480 (DVD) (480 fps)

Features

HDR, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
8 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.42 x 3.15 x 0.37 inches (163 x 80 x 9.5 mm)
6.12 x 2.96 x 0.30 inches (155.4 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm)
6.15 x 3.00 x 0.24 inches (156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm)

Weight

7.80 oz (221 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal
Back: Metal

Resistance

 
 
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
Interchangeable covers

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 399
$ 499


Related phones

Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3580 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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