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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 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. People are impressed by the reliability and camera. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and durability. The GPS navigation and battery get less positive opinions.

screen, performance, design, camera, reliability

portability, price, battery, GPS navigation

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 97/100 = 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 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 (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 : 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.

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 : 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 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 : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review

 

Let me entertain you - The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's second attempt at a flagship device under its Xperia XZ series. The XZ2 Premium has a true Ultra-HD display, great audio features, a bright dual rear-facing camera setup and plenty of other...

color-true UHD display with HDR ; fast SoC ; wireless charging ; dust and waterproof (IP65/68) ; expandable memory ; fast Wi-Fi ; sturdy and well-crafted case ; solid dual rear-facing camera system

average GPS performance ; the display could be brighter ; slow microSD card performance ; worse battery life than its predecessor ; heavy ; no 3.5 mm jack

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a real heavyweight, something true both physically and regarding its hardware. Our only hardware gripe is Sony’s decision to omit a headphone jack.The UHD display should appeal to streaming junkies who want to enjoy their...

Sep, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2870 / 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 commands: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
Optical Zoom:2
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 / Coral Pink / Deep Green / Liquid Black / Liquid Silver / Moss Green / White Silver
Color name:Ash Pink / Chrome Black / Chrome Silver / Coral Pink / Deep Green / Liquid Black / Liquid Silver / Moss Green / White Silver
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Pink / Silver / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form Factor:Bar / Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Product color:Black / Silver
Product colour:Black / Silver
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 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 / 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
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
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:N / Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-A / USB Type-C
USB port:N / 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 / 0.476
Height:5.31 / 6.02 / 6.22
Weight:5.93 / 6.98 / 8.32
Width:2.56 / 2.83 / 3.15