Xperia A2 hands-on photos

by XB on 15th May 2014

in Hands On, Xperia - Japan Models

Xperia A2 hands-on_1We’re still trying to understand the logic in launching a new handset in the form of the Xperia A2 (SO-04F), when it is effectively the same handset that Sony Japan launched nearly six months ago with the Xperia Z1 f (Xperia Z1 Compact), but sporting a new lick of paint.

Anyway, if you want to see what the handset’s new Orange, Lavender and Grey Black colour options then check out some of the hands-on pictures below. We have a feeling that the Xperia A2 will remain a Japanese exclusive, but if we do hear of a Western release we’ll keep you posted.

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Via Engadget Japan, Gigazine and Watch Impress.

  • John Zakaria

    Why is The UI diffrent

  • Alan

    What material have they used for the back panel? Looks good.

  • joseph carmine nero

    it’s Docomo launcher

  • Amimanot

    Matte plastic if I’m not mistaken

  • Eman Philic

    very very smallllllll display. grow up sony!

  • Z1c

    I think it is anodysed aluminum plat.. It was mentioned sometime ago.

  • tomafuin

    no stereo speaker? okay –> z1c

  • naranja

    DAT ORANGE! <3

  • RememberMe

    Wait, are you a idiot? This is a “compact” phone for a reason. Want a larger display, get the Z2!

  • Feanor

    Maybe it’s a carrier specific model. The carrier could have requested a Z1 Compact refresh.
    However the round frame without contours and the uniform paint doesn’t bode well for Sony design. The Z1 Compact is far sexier. Let’s hope this is not any indication for things to come.

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    Japan-only Sony phones are ugly

  • m sacha

    i hardly complain about bezels….but damn, that bezel!!! lol

  • zymo

    The display isn’t small, it’s the bezel which is way to big.

  • InspectorGadget80

    just wish for once that SONY release these lil ones here in the STATES love the ORANGE one

  • WhyWai

    The colours are really nice!

  • Minority Report

    TOO BIG BEZEL! Ugly! Outdated look!

  • z1c user

    you should put this model side-to-side with z1 compact to compare the dimensions and design

  • walker

    i really love orange color ….when the color HIT Xperia Z1 !

  • axis

    As is the case with all sony phones, the front panel should have the same color as back panels, like ZL. And keenly needed more smaller bezels.

  • Mirrorpurple

    need to shed some weight… its too fat

  • Tech Gospel

    Looks identical except for the rounded frame instead of the milled flat edge we have on the Compact. Flaps look rounded too. So dimension-wise, it appears that this would be slightly larger all around than the Compact by 0.5mm

  • Jeff Martinez

    Does the word compact mean anything to ya? You want bigger look at the Z2.

  • Jeff Martinez

    No drastic changes from the Z1 Compact. I’ll stick with mine and I look forward to the Z3 Compact if one ever makes it out. I just love this little beast. And yes I agree lose some of the bezel.

  • Eman Philic

    4.7″ will also be a compact if u compare with fucking 5″ display
    yep anytime i want z2 if u donate me some $


  • RememberMe

    Please, the difference between 4.7″ to 5″ is minuscule. Like I said, this is a compact phone. Don’t like it? Get something else.

  • Sture Karlsson

    Those specs have to fit somewhere. I don’t see the bezel being alot more than an IPhone > it’s target competition

  • xperiafan324

    So this has a total plastic build then? The 5C of the Z1 f by the looks of things. But damn, that orange and lavendar look sooooo good. I’d be all over the orange if Sony ever made it global.

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