Sony Xperia A2 released in Japan

by XB on 19th June 2014

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z1


Xperia A2The Sony Xperia A2 (SO-04F) is now available to buy in Japan through NTT DoCoMo. The phone is currently on sale online at a price of 69,120 Yen (£399, €498, $679). The Xperia A2 has a very similar spec sheet to the Xperia Z1 Compact (known as Xperia Z1 f in Japan), but has a matte plastic back and comes in new colours such as Lavender and Orange, as well as Grey Black and White.

The Xperia A2 has a 4.3-inch 720p display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 chipset with 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics. It features 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD memory card support, IP55/IP58 certification for dust and water resistance, a 20.7MP Exmor RS camera, a 2.2MP Exmor R front camera and a 2300mAh battery.

  • Kirk

    Isn’t it too expensive for plastic build, 720p screen? The chipset is kind of old, too. And LG said they achieved compactness thanks to plastic, but this is thicker than Z1C/f right? I mean it is unique in compact flagship department but HTC one E8 plastic phone actually takes advantage of cheaper materials.

  • Dan Vafidis

    nope, “thinner thanks to plastic” is just an excuse from LG and Samsung to puting cheap materials;
    Xperia Z1C /A2 does really NOT feel thick, maybe the bezels could be a bit thinner, but for the rest it is perfect, even the screen and processor is really fine, I hope they continue like this because the Hardware is good (SD800 + 2GB RAM is more than enough) and they can now focus on the software to make the best high end “small” screen phone

  • MichelleWSanchez

    The Xperia A2 has a very similar spec sheet to the Xperia Z1 Compact (known as Xperia Z1 f in Japan), but has a matte plastic back and comes in new colours such as Lavender and Orange, as well as Grey Black and White. http://sn.im/290xdj8

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  • Kirk

    I agree actually, but still too expensive. E8 is a bit thicker too. But if not cheaper and not thinner why plastic? More profit maybe. Also don’t know the economy there maybe it’s normal.

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  • alex

    I have no see real difference between new Xperia Z2 compact with previous Xperia Z1 Compact… And if Z2 comp. it’s small version of the huge Z2, then why on Z2 compact camera, has no 4K video recording? That It`s your progress Sony..

  • jake

    720p on 4.3 ?
    Even my laptop is 900p only .

  • Melfes Wired

    coz this is not Z2 compact, its just another version of z1 compact

  • Melfes Wired

    first, dont forget the color.

    second, the back panel of z1c is also plastic, although z1f does use glass

  • drifter77

    Let’s hope the matte back scratches less than the Z1 Compact. What about heating issues? I see the same Snapdragon 800 and it tends to heat up the phone pretty quickly.

  • drifter77

    Actually it’s better to have the 720p than full HD for this form factor. It also helps prolong the battery life.

  • kiks77iidx

    Xperia dont go away youve bueen my one and only phone since you were Sony Ericsson you make my life easier and brought love and light to my life, dont leave us. Sony dont let it happen I dont know what I would do with out you I dont whant any brand to be my favorite but you Xperia, the one who brings joy to mu days pleace make youre best like you have always have I <3 Xperia

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