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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: A smaller flagship without compromises

 

The Xperia XZ2 Compact is a high-end flagship in a petite form factor. Sony's made several compromises on its smaller phones in the past, but not this time. You get all the power and important features of the bigger XZ2 in a cute, bijou body.

Rare in its small size ; Easy to use one-handed ; Great 5-inch display ; Flagship power without trade-offs

All-plastic body may be off-putting for some ; Average battery life ; Poor-quality stereo speakers

Sony's Xperia XZ2 Compact is in a class of its own, packing every meaningful feature and component of the XZ2 into a petite, translucent body. I'd even say the device's 5-inch full HD+ display is better than the 5.7-inch equivalent on the XZ2. What's...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on review

 

Unlike many of its big-brand competitors, Sony didn't shy away from major announcements at MWC 2018. In fact, it took the wrappers of a shiny new pair of flagships, that boldly marry new design concepts with incremental hardware updates.

Feb, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review

 

Strong performance ; Day-long battery life ; Good camera ; Sharp display, great compact size ; Loud front-facing speakers

Some bloatware ; Software and camera bugs ; Fingerprint placement not ideal

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony's tiny powerhouse is the best small phone around

 

It's also the only small phone around.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a mini flagship phone you can actually use with one hand. Strong specs across the board keep compromises to a minimum.

The design is dull as a paving slab, there's no headphone jack and the front-facing camera isn't anything to get excited about.

The Sony XZ2 Compact's flagship-level performance and pocketable size makes it the phone to get if you want something smaller that doesn't skimp on the goodies.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

 

The 5-inch Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact could be one of the best phones for one-handed use.

Sleek design. HDR display. Fast processor. Sharp camera with unique 3D scanning feature.

No headphone jack or wireless charging. Some concessions from larger XZ2.

Bottom Line: The 5-inch Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact could be one of the best phones for one-handed use.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Smartphone Review

 

Another one. Just 6 months of development time separates the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and its predecessor. Still, a lot has changed: Design, display size and Super Slow-Motion, which is still one of the core features. Find out in this review whether the...

60-fps-gaming ready ; very fast Smartphone ; reasonable pricing ; good pictures ; 3D scans ; IP68 certified Case ; sleek matte finish ; extensive software suite ; accurate GPS ; bright display with strong colors ; Super Slow-Motion video ; fast LTE...

some bloatware apps ; bad speech quality at a high volume ; mediocre sounding speakers ; relatively slow microSD access ; no 3.5 mm headphone jack ; throttling under load

Sony's small flagship may attract customers for occupying niche alone: There are not that many compact high performance smartphones, especially not at 600 Euros (~$720). The pictures with their strong colors and nice gimmicks such as Super Slow-Motion...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact | LetsGoDigital

 

Sony unveiled its new 2018 smartphone line-up. The Xperia XZ2 series feature a new design, with a large display and an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the newest in a series of Sony phones made for those who want a phone of an almost lost kind: a compact and easily pocketable one...

Compact body that is easily pocketable ; Very good battery life ; Clean interface ; Loudspeaker is much improved

Chubby design, a bit too heavy

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review: This Is My Favorite Phone of the Year

 

It's hard to pinpoint why I'm smitten with the XZ2 Compact. Sure, it offers great performance and solid battery life, and it takes nice photos. But that's not unusual for a premium phone.

The Good ; Refreshing design ; Smaller size ; Above-average battery life ; Excellent performance

Underwhelming selfie cam ; Small on-screen keyboard

Sony's pint-size Xperia XZ2 Compact is the iPhone SE of Android phones — a beautiful, nostalgic phone that can easily compete when it comes to performance and battery life.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

 

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a phone for those averse to today's mega-slabs. It's a diminutive dynamo that packs a big punch. This Android phone won't take no guff from nobody. With a top-tier processor, capable camera, and features to spare, the...

The XZ2 Compact represents a wholly different value for mobile phone shoppers. There are very few — if any — premium flagship phones that are also compact and truly one-handed. That makes the XZ2 Compact stand out in a sea of thin slates that seem...

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2870
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1000, 1600, 4000, 12800, Auto / 4000, 12800
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:Manual
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand color:Coral Pink / Moss Green / White Silver
Color name:Coral Pink
Color of product:Black / Green / Pink / Silver / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar / Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+ / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM,MP3
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:N
Speakers:Stereo
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP,APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Direct printing:Y
Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:N / Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-A / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10
Processor model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8 / 8.0 Oreo / O
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:49

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.476
Height:5.31
Weight:5.93
Width:2.56