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Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs and Price

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It was a big surprise in the MWC 2018  looking at Sony’s new flagship which adopts a different design different from the ones Sony used to offer. Unveiled at the MWC event in Barcelona, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact are the successor to last year’s Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. The Sony Xperia XZ2 now comes with a better hardware, camera and a better design. The new smartphone is what you will expect as it comes in an entirely new body.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Key Specs and Price

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (424 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage and support for memory card up to 400GB
  • 19MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Dust and water proof (IP68)
  • 3, 180 mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Sony Xperia XZ2

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Design and Display

Over the years, Sony had sticked with the bar design and in a way lacks that innovative look every year except this one. The change in design has not in anyway left any nostalgia on my own end because it is a change that had been long time due. The chunk of bezel normally on the Xperia line of smartphones have been reduced on the Sony Xperia XZ2. Although, compared to its competition like Samsung Galaxy S9, Nokia 8 Sirocco and LG V30S ThinQ the bezel is still quite large.

The Loop Surface design has paved way for a more curved build made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 under which there is aluminium for added protection. However, the problem with this is, it easily attracts smudges and a more oleophobic coating would have done the trick. Ambient Flow is what the new design is tagged and finally it drops the 3.5mm jack like some other flagships. On the rear side the camera and the fingerprint sensor are arranged symmetrically in the middle although the fingerprint sensor is a bit far down and might be difficult to reach.

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Rather than the 4K resolution display featured in its predecessor, Sony has decided to dim it down a notch by only offering a full HD HDR display. The LCD display is 5.7-inch  and supports HDR viewing which is nice. The decision to reduce screen resolution has its advantages as the Sony Xperia XZ2 weighs less on the battery compared to a higher one.

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Battery and Camera

As it is, the Sony Xperia XZ2 has a larger battery capacity than some of its rival flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9. Besides it will definitely last longer with the reduced screen resolution and the better chipset. This means that the 3, 180mAh battery will last considerably longer and also supports Qi wireless charging.

There is an improved camera on the Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone and while it has a lot of potential the features offered here could have been more in this circumstance. The major highlights includes a 4K HDR video recording, 1080p slow motion recording which is now reduced to 3s and addition of 3D facial scan to both cameras. While this is definitely cool, you still have a 19MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera on the Sony Xperia XZ2.

Hardware and Software

Sony nails the latest chipset from Qualcomm and this will do well to boost its game in the fierce competition. Without much ado, the Sony Xperia XZ2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with its fastest cores clocking at 2.7GHz and an Adreno 630 GPU.

In addition, you now have a 4GB RAM on it with a 64GB internal storage space. There’s support for a MicroSD card up to 400GB which is large enough for most users. Sony Xperia XZ2 also runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Sony’s own skin on top same as before.

Pricing and Availability

The Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone which was announced in the MWC 2018  will not be rolling out until April in Europe although release in other regions are yet to be confirmed. The expected price of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is around about £800 which is about 355, 000 Naira.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XZ2:

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: Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink
  • Dimension: 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.7-imch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (424 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: Yes
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 180 mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: August 1st, 2019

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