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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Specs and Price

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Over the years the Compact series have always found a way to be more than just a smaller model rather it has become an hybrid of its own. The release of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact high-end smartphone in this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) alongside the bigger Sony Xperia XZ2 took a detour from what we expected. The smartphone now come with a different curved design as opposed to the square design Sony smartphones are known for. The beauty of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is that it retains all the goodies in the bigger model.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Key Specs and Price

  • 5.9-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (483 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage with support for memory card up to 400GB
  • 19MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water and dust proof (IP68)
  • 2, 870mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Vs Sony Xperia XZ2

Design and Display

Beside being smaller than the Xperia XZ2, it doesn’t have a glass finish rather you have got a polycarbonate casing covered with aluminium. The smartphone might also look chubby as a result of cramming the smartphone with features present in the bigger model rather what you have here is a smartphone with solid ergonomics.


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Although the bezels are not as thin as the ones in the LG V30S ThinQ or Nokia 8 Sirocco but it had been trimmed down considerably. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact like the XZ2 still has the front facing stereo which is one of the reasons the bezel are still that much.

As a result of the reduced size the smartphone now has a much more crammed up pixels as it still retains the same resolution as in the Xperia XZ2. The display appears as colourful as in the other smartphone and with a higher pixel density of 483 ppi.  You have a 5.0-inch 1080 X 2160 pixels display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 guarding it.

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Battery and Camera

A reduction in the size of the smartphone translated to a corresponding decrease in the battery capacity. This is understandable as the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact now as a 2, 870mAh Li-ion battery. On the other hand, the aluminium build now cancels the wireless charging present in the other model but still has the quick charge from Qualcomm.

In the camera segment, both smartphones are the same both having a 19MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. There’s is still the slow motion video recording at 960fps, however, the quality is upgraded from the 720p in the Samsung Galaxy S9 to 1080p. The only thing is, it does this  for a shorter 3 seconds only. All the camera features present in the Sony Xperia XZ2 is present in the Compact model.

Hardware and Software

Another interesting property of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is that it also features the same latest Qualcomm processor present in the bigger XZ2. Inside you have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset accompanied by an Adreno 630 GPU.

The similarity goes on, as you also have a 4GB RAM and a 64GB built-in storage and support for MicroSD card up to 400GB. This is more than enough to have an hitch free ride on the smartphone with its high grade SoC and ample memory. It will also be having Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed from Sony alongside its UI.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact was launched in the MWC 2018 and hitting the retail outlets in April. The expecting price is around £600 which is about 267, 000 Naira.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White Silver, Moss Green, Coral Pink
  • Dimension: 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Type: Nano Sim
  • SIM Count: Dual Sim

Display

  • Display: 5.0-imch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (483 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 19 MP camera(f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22 µm),2160p [email protected], 1080p [email protected]/60fps, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5 MP camera(f/2.2, 1/5″), 1080p [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yee
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with aptX HD, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 2, 870mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: August 1st, 2019

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