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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
alaScore 89

427 reviews

May, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. 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. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Ryan Whitwam (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: A Sony vanity project and nothing more


There was a time not that many years ago when Sony was trusted implicitly by consumers all over the world. You knew if you bought a Sony product, you were

4K display ; The LCD looks nice, and the phone understands that it has a 4K panel. Thus, you can watch 4K content in apps like YouTube. ; Camera ; Daytime photos are fantastic. Low-light could be better, but the ultra-sensitive photo mode is sometimes...

4K display again ; This does not matter on a phone. A 1440p display looks just as good to me, and probably will to you as well. ; Design ; This phone is heavy, thick, and slippery. That's a recipe for accidentally dropping it on your face in bed. ;...

Should you buy it? Definitely not. There are some real problems with the XZ2 Premium, but I could forgive most of them if the price was not so outlandish. There's just no reason to spend a thousand bucks on a phone that can't keep up with devices that...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

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