Sony releases a new flagship smartphone soon. The phone called the Sony Xperia XZ2, and it indicates a stark shift in the firm’s design philosophy, abandoning the flat, boxy look of its predecessors in support of curved shapes and continuous lines.
And the Xperia XZ2 isn’t only about looks. It’s also a multimedia substation decorated with an HDR display. It has front-facing stereo speakers, and a 19 MP camera. The camera unique with its capability to record HDR video. Qualcomm’s immovable chip to date, the Snapdragon 845, ends this surely premium package. But finally, is the Xperia XZ2 as famous of a device as it seems on paper?
Sony Xperia XZ2 Full Specifications:
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, April
Display: 5.7 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~424 PPI density)
Frame: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) & aluminum frame
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Weight: 198 g (6.98 oz)
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 630
Memory: 4 or 6 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB
MicroSD: microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Rear Camera: 19 MP, gyro EIS, laser autofocus, LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@960fps
Front Camera: 5 MP, gyro EIS, 1080p
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio: No FM radio
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Colors: Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink
But at the same time, there are various things Sony could have set extra focus on, particularly when it is pricing the XZ2 to fight with the Galaxy S9. Most markedly, yet picture quality leaves room for development, and so do its stereo speaker performance. And while its latest design has an improved look, the Xperia XZ2 doesn’t feel especially effective with its size, weight, and awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor.
I really needed this smartphone to be a true, worthy option to the hugely common iPhones and Galaxy S-series devices. Maybe it would have been, had the company priced it lower than it did, but as it is, the XZ2 stands a move behind its competitors. Still, if you like it, then move ahead and get one!