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

Display size

6.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
16:9
 

Pixel density

367 ppi
401 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super IPS+ LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.07 %
71.47 %
70.06 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

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 megapixels
 

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

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 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

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

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR3

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
Yes
Yes

Talk time

41.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

33.4 days (801 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

32.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

35.0 days (841 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

37.2 days (893 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Music playback

118.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

24.00 hours
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 399
$ 499


Related phones

Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3580 mAh(32h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Complete domination by xperia xa2 ultra....

2. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Looks like Asus has the edge with the hardware but it looks kind of outdated in 2018

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The XA2 Ultra is such a good looking phone.

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