You’d be forgiven for thinking MWC 2018 was the Samsung Galaxy S9 show but the Sony Xperia XZ2 has something to say about that.
On the camera front, the Xperia XZ2 Compact features the same 19 Megapixel of Primary Camera at the back panel with a 5 Megapixel of front facing camera at the front panel as Secondary Camera. Best of all, the phones have a wonderful design. As much as I wasn’t a fan of the cuboid vibes of old at least they were uniquely Sony. But all this negativity can change over night; all it takes is one good release. Sony not only wanted to strike a balance in these devices but present you with a device that you’ll love to use.
Sony’s talking about a future sensor for its phones that will go even further than this, but it’s not coming to the Xperia XZ2. Though it does risk being seen as a bit of gimmick, it does shake up watching video content on the device (no pun intended).
Sony is finally doing something about their exhausted Xperia design language, and the result is pretty impressive. It has an IP65/68 rating for dust and water resistance.
In the display department, Sony’s jumping in the 18:9 display aspect ratio bandwagon this year with the XZ2’s Full HD+ display that measures 5.7 inches diagonally.
This smartphone will arrive with the Sony’s proprietary advanced Motion Eye camera technology. It offers 5-axis stabilization as well.
This kind of intensive software task is possible thanks to the XZ2 making use of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor alongside 4GB of RAM. Plus the image processing algorithm or architecture technology, it can handle the noise in low light environments. Sony claims that the camera technology they are pushing out delivers “unprecedented ISO sensitivity 51200 for photos and ISO 12800 for video.”
Both the smartphones lack the 3.5mm headphone jack. It also has the stereo speakers from the larger XZ2, but the haptic system is missing. Apart from the 64GB ROM available, storage expansion is also supported via MicroSD card up to 400GB in addition.
Both the smartphones use USB Type-C (3.1) for charging and data syncing.
It is also launching a compact version of the device with a smaller screen and battery. Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ2 Compact comes in Black, White Silver, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.
However, in this situation, Sony is also trying to create a more polished smartphones that combines power with a style to woo back consumers – it’s just a shame that it’s not significantly cheaper, as that would have been a real victor for the brand.
The 5-inch XZ2 Compact drops the vibration system and wireless charging. We’ll keep you posted once we have more answers.
While the Xperia XZ2 packs a 3,180mAh battery, the Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with a slightly smaller 2,870mAh battery. In a side-by-side test – the Atmos-enabled playback versus regular audio – the Atmos audio sounded richer, broader and more immersive. However, reliable leaker Evan Blass has recently revealed the key specifications of the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. Basically, you’ll notice the vibration more firmly, especially when you’re gaming, for example. The inbuilt LDAC ensures high quality audio.