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Sony Xperia XZ2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2. 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. People really like the usability and camera. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

design, performance, portability, camera, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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 : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2

 

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

Sleek design. HDR display. Snapdragon 845 processor. Sharp camera with unique 3D scanning feature.

Relatively low screen resolution. No headphone jack.

Bottom Line: If you love to watch HDR video, the attractive Sony Xperia XZ2 might be just the phone for you.

Feb, 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 : 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 : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Hands-On: The Compact Steals the Show

 

Sony's new Xperia XZ2 flagship sports a fresh look to catch up to Samsung and Google, but the pint-sized XZ2 Compact is the real winner.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 hands-on review: An impressive makeover

 

After only six months, Sony's Xperia XZ1 has been pushed aside to make way for its successor, the Sony Xperia XZ2. But what can Sony do to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple? We'll explain everything in our preliminary hands-on review of the...

Visually, the Xperia XZ2 loses the old-fashioned look with the Ambient Flow design adapting to the new trends. You can tell that Sony has an eye for detail and the manufacturer is making it clear how it is evolving with many different products coming...

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: The best Sony phone in years, but is that enough to lead the flagship pack?

 

A fresh new design, lots of power and a great display lead the charge. But the camera experience feels muddled, while the battery life isn't that

Great design refresh ; Excellent display ; Plenty of power ; MicroSD card slot ; Some good video capture options (4K HDR)

Camera app a bit muddled ; Battery life isn't the best ; No 3.5mm jack

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is one of the better Sony devices we've used in recent years, representing a genuine push forward in the company's design stakes.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: the sleeper hit of 2018?

 

Sony's flagship gets a radical (and much needed) redesign, as well as a few exclusive, world-first capabilities

Bold, refreshing new design ; Powerful hardware spec ; 4K, HDR video capture ; Good battery life ; 1080p super slow-mo footage

Bezels are pronounced ; 3D Creator tool is janky ; Fingerprint magnet

Apr, 2018
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3180
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
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
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:Ash Pink / Deep Green / Liquid Black / Liquid Silver
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
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
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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: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-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 / Oreo

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
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:49

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.437
Height:6.02
Weight:6.98
Width:2.83