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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 457 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and camera. The screen and design also get good views. Views are divided on the portability. The durability and price get critical reviews.

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

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: Too quirky for the mainstream

 

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a capable phone that lasts all day, but most of its standout features are either unnecessary or incredibly niche. It's also very expensive and very slippery. Most people will be better served by another flagship Android phone.

Records 4K HDR video ; Fast and reliable performance ; Vibrant 4K HDR display

Slippery design ; Expensive ; Poorly located fingerprint sensor

Cherlynn is reviews editor of Engadget. She grew up in Singapore and came to New York in 2012. After earning her master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she fell in like with tech at her first job, covering...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Memorable looks, forgettable features

 

Sony's Xperia XZ2 has an elegant all-glass design and delivers outstanding performance. None of its unique features are very exciting, however, and with the Galaxy S9 being an attractive alternative, it's not a must-buy.

Glossy all-glass design ; Perfect performance ; Proficient but simple camera

Display can eat battery life ; Inconsequential unique features ; Awkward fingerprint reader placement ; The Galaxy S9 exists

The Xperia XZ2 has a number of desirable characteristics, but it's far from perfect. All that glass looks and feels beautiful, even if the fingerprint reader placement is a little off. The main camera takes pictures rich in detail and color. The HDR...

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

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on review

 

Sony packs a lot of impressive tech into the Xperia XZ2 that makes it a promising competitor to the Galaxy S9.

Good performance, specs ; Solid, refreshed design ; Super-slow-motion in 1080p is unique ; Loud speakers ; Colorful display

Sony user interface feels cluttered ; Volume rocker is too high ; Dynamic Vibration System goal of immersion is unconvincing

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review

 

Excellent 4K HDR display ; Takes great low light videos ; Good camera ; Day-long battery life

Slippery, bulky design ; Low fingerprint sensor placement ; Inadequate video stabilization ; Too much bloatware ; Expensive

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium impresses with its low-light capabilities, but its spotlight features cater to a niche audience, and they’re not good enough to make this phone exciting to use.

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Sony's latest flagship is great but not too great

 

The Xperia XZ2 is a good phone with a great camera, but there are better options out there.

The Sony Xperia XZ2's curved design makes it comfortable to hold, and its powerful speakers and cool vibration feature make games and videos feel larger than life. Being able to shoot 960fps slow motion in full HD is useful in the right moments. The...

The Xperia XZ2 has a dated look, despite Sony's redesign. Software features, such as 3D face scanning, aren't very useful. The placement of the fingerprint sensor makes it too easy to press the camera lens instead.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a solid phone, but we prefer the Huawei P20 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S9.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2

 

If you want to watch and record HDR video, the attractive Sony Xperia XZ2 might be just the phone for you.

Sleek design. HDR display. Fast Snapdragon 845 processor. Sharp camera with unique 3D scanning feature and 4K HDR recording.

Relatively low screen resolution. No headphone jack.

Sony gets a lot right with the Xperia XZ2. The design feels sleek and modern, it has solid multimedia capabilities, and it's no slouch in the power department. If you're drawn to its unique features like 4K HDR video recording, 3D scanning, and dynamic...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Smartphone Review

 

Everything in HDR. HDR is the key term for Sony's new high-end smartphone Xperia XZ2: The display supports HDR 10 and is able to upscale content to HDR, while the camera can record videos in HDR. Can this be seen as a real innovation? Have they done...

blazing fast smartphone ; 60-fps gaming is possible ; bright display with vibrant colors ; main camera with numerous features... ; ...and really good image quality ; 3D scans are possible ; case protected according to IP68 ; very exact touch input ;...

some bloatware apps ; prone to fingerprints ; fingerprint sensor can't be felt easily ; earpiece booms for loud voices ; moderate speaker quality ; relatively slow access to microSD ; situationally high power consumption ; relatively broad bezels ; no...

Oh, Sony... we want to praise your smartphones just because they are daring and you know how to present them well. But then we remember that you overlooked the trend for bezel-less smartphones and that you are now releasing a new phone that entirely...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Review

 

The XZ2 isn't just about looks. It's also a multimedia powerhouse equipped with powerful up-to-date hardware. But ultimately, is the Sony Xperia XZ2 as great of a phone as it seems on paper?

The Snapdragon 845 chip makes it a top performer ; The screen is bright and good-looking ; Excellent battery life with great stand-by times ; HDR videos look impressive in the right situation

Fingerprint scanner is awkwardly placed ; Phone is heavy and slippery ; No headphone jack ; Front camera is a downgrade vs Xperia XZ1 ; Does not work on Verizon or Sprint

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: New design struggles to deliver the flagship goods

 

Sony smartphones have sat just below the top tier for a while now, so the new Xperia XZ2 has a lot to prove. At £699 (inc. VAT) it's more affordable than the £730 Samsung Galaxy S9 , but is pipped by the Huawei P20 which is £100 less at £599 (the P20...

Good performance ; Dual SIM or one SIM plus a MicroSD ; 4K video capture and super slow-motion mode ; 18:9-format screen

Poor battery life ; Odd fingerprint scanner location ; Disappointing camera

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3180 / 3540
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N
Wireless charging:Y

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
Voice dialing: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 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1000, 1600, 4000, 12800, Auto / 1600, 3200, 12800, 51200, Auto / 4000, 12800
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:1.8 / 2 / 2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.6
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
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:N / Y

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Ash Pink / Chrome Black / Chrome Silver / Deep Green / Liquid Black / Liquid Silver
Color name:Deep Green / Liquid Black
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18:9
Display Diagonal:5.7 / 5.8
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080 / 2160 x 3840
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:760
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / Y
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
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
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
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-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (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 / Oreo
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:4 / 6
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:49

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.437 / 0.469
Height:6.02 / 6.22
Weight:6.98 / 8.32
Width:2.83 / 3.15