As the bigger brother, the Xperia XA2 Ultra features the same rear camera, but adds a dual camera setup to the front of the phone.
The 3580mAh battery of the Ultra is larger than the 3300mAh cell of the normal Xperia XA2, although we're hoping for over a full day of use in either case.
Sony unveils new super mid-range smartphones.
The mid-range XA line is now on its third iteration with the XA2 and XA2 Ultra launching on Android Oreo. It's a sign that Sony might start taking the United States market more seriously - or at the very least, that it'll stand a bit more of a chance against competitors, rather than lacking a major and critical feature.
"The 5.2" Full HD display is brighter, sharper and more colourful - it sits within a borderless design, taking the screen right to the edge. The Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are sequels to a pair of handsets that were released in the United Kingdom a year ago, namely the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. On the camera fornt, the L2 possesses 8-mp front camera lens and 13-mp rear camera lens. This doesn't necessarily mean that they'll be underpowered phones, as both offer a Snapdragon 630 processor and similarly sized batteries (3,300 mAh for the XA2 and 3,580 mAh for the XA2 Ultra). There's no word on what it'll be priced when it's released, but do know that it's anticipated to land sometime in sometime in February in colors like silver, black, blue, and pink.
The XA2 features a 3,300mAh battery instead of the XA1's smallish 2,300mAh unit, while the Ultra's power pack has grown to 3,580mAh (up from 2,700mAh).More news: Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES
Of the "super mid-tier" smartphones, the Xperia XA2 Ultra is more high-end of the three, which features a large, 6-inch FHD 1080p screen.
Imaging is handled by the rear 23-megapixel camera and the front 8-megapixel sensor.
The fingerprint sensor button on the back of the device will work in the US, whereas Sony previously removed this feature from Xperia phones in the region.
The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra come with a Snapdragon 630 chipset in charge of doing the math, replacing the Mediatek Helio P20 of last year's models - 14nm vs. 16nm silicon. Quick charging is also supported to give you hours of power with just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W). The Xperia L2 is the basic of the trio, featuring a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the back.
Xperia L2 will launch in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in three colours: Black, Gold and Pink - each rendered with reflective surfaces, emphasising the "loop surface" design, and unlocking is made easy with a single touch via the rear fingerprint sensor.
The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra boasts a familiar Sony design, which isn't the most exciting out there, but it is at least functional.