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Sony Xperia XZ2

Specifications

Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony Xperia XZ2 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, TRILUMINOS display for mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, X-Reality for mobile, Bravia TV Upscaling to HDR, HDR 10, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 400 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, USB-C 3.1, DLNA, Miracast, USB OTG, aptX, aptX HD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (800/​850/​900/​1700/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B29/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.1 x 153 x 72 ( = 0.44 x 6.02 x 2.83 in)
Battery
12.08 Wh, 3180 mAh Lithium-Ion, Quick Charge 3.0
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 19 MPix f/​2.0, contrast AF, laser AF, phase-shift AF, color spectrum sensor, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps, videos @1080p/​960fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, videos @1080p
Additional features
Speakers: front-pointing stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB charger, USB cable, adapter USB-C to 3.5mm, headset, 3D Creator, Skizze, Playstation App, AVG Protection, 24 Months Warranty, bandwidth (download/​upload): 1200Mbps/​150Mbps (LTE); SAR value: 0.56W/​kg (head), 0.94W/​kg (body); wireless charging (Qi); IP65/​IP68-certified, fanless
Weight
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 71 g ( = 2.5 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80.45% - good
Average of 69 scores (from 134 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 89%, features: 85%, display: 88% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XZ2

89.1% Sony Xperia XZ2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Everything in HDR. HDR is the key term for Sony's new high-end smartphone Xperia XZ2: The display supports HDR 10 and is able to upscale content to HDR, while the camera can record videos in HDR. Can this be seen as a real innovation? Have they done enough to compete on the market?
70% Sony Xperia XZ2 Sony Handset
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Xperia XZ2 is not the fastest device when it comes to starting the Android operating system even after an upgrade to version 9. However performance speed was fine during normal smartphone operations. Although, as I have already mentioned, it is quite easy to interrupt tasks because your finger accidentally comes into contact with the side-mounted buttons.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 60%
88% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: A decent flagship housed in a questionable design
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re looking for a smartphone with decent specs that’s a little easier on the wallet, the Sony Xperia XZ2 offers just that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Two steps forward, one step back
Source: Talk Android English
It isn’t all bad news; the Xperia XZ2 is Sony’s best flagship smartphone since the much-lauded Xperia Z2. Sony will hopefully build on the XZ2’s foundations with the launch of the Xperia XZ3 during IFA 2018 in Berlin which is widely rumored to feature a whopping 48MP sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review - Another powerful flagship but with too many features
Source: Tech Nave English
The Xperia XZ2's Ambient Flow design (except the rear fingerprint sensor) really wowed us, while camera quality along with the processor and battery's horsepower are satisfactory. It could have been quite a good purchase if it wasn't for the gimmicky features.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2018
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Fantastic Camera, Unique Design
Source: Make Use Of English
A stunning camera with 1080p super slow motion and 4K HDR video recording, as well as a gorgeous HDR screen. Top notch performance and battery life make this a fantastic device for anyone: but only if you can get past the dated and awkward design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
This is the first Sony phone in a long time that’s been a mostly positive experience for me. The camera app finally loads quickly, and takes quite decent shots, with the added benefit of 4K HDR and FullHD Super Slow Mo video.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Review
Source: Droid Life English
The Xperia XZ2 package itself is a good one. You have a good camera on the back, a solid spec sheet for 2018, and hardware that doesn’t look like it’s from the earlier part of this decade. I am glad this is the the first Sony device I’ve used in a while because the company did a great job here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2018
75% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Different but not quite better
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a good phone but, for the price and compared to the competition, it’s difficult to really call it good enough to make the case for choosing it over the other options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: A new look for Sony
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Xperia XZ2 may be a fresh new start for Sony, but when you compare it to other Android smartphones, it doesn't feel like one. Chunky bezels, and a thick and heavy design make the XZ2 feel like a much older phone. Questionable design decisions, like the poorly positioned fingerprint scanner and power button, also detract from the user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia XZ2’s Killer Feature is PlayStation 4 Remote Play and Gaming
Source: G Style Magazine English
With that said, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is currently one of the best devices you can get if you’re a serious PS4 player and mobile gamer. It has all the latest flagship specs, can use a real PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 controller wirelessly, and has fantastic audio to boot. I’m glad to see that Sony is continuing on with their support for PS4 Remote Play on their flagship Xperia devices and it’s honestly one of the main reasons why Sony’s Xperia line still intrigues me. Without it, the Xperia XZ2 would be lost in a sea of next gen smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2018
90% Sony XPERIA XZ2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Sony XPERIA XZ2 marks a shift with a fresh new curved design from Sony. Launched in Barcelona during MWC 2018, this phone is now available in the U.S, and it has a few tricks up its sleeves. It has strong video-recording capabilities, including 960 FPS slow-motion in 1080p and it is the first phone in the world to record in 4K HDR. The front speakers have been included to provide a powerful sound during multimedia activities, and the new Dynamic Vibration system should give an extra dimension to the experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia XZ2 First Impressions – The Best Looking Xperia Yet
Source: G Style Magazine English
While I didn’t talk about specs in my initial impressions, lets just they’re pretty good. The Xperia uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chip with 4GB or RAM, expandable memory, Android 8.0 Oreo, a 3180mAh battery, and it’s water resistant. I’ll get more indepth on the specs in the full review, but for now I’ll just leave you with that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018
90% Sony XZ2 is superb as you would suspect (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
This is the Sony that renews my confidence in the brand. It can make a desirable flagship that I would be happy to own. I am not keen on the ‘ambient flow’ glass, but as I always use a case, it is not an issue.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: A Flagship That Could’ve Been So Much More
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a phone with both a lot to love and dislike, all at the same time. While Sony equipped the XZ2 with the latest mobile processor and display, we also think that the company’s decision to not implement its new dual camera sensor setup into the phone is a missed opportunity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2018
88% Sony XZ2 is superb as you would suspect (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
This is the Sony that renews my confidence in the brand. It can make a desirable flagship that I would be happy to own. I am not keen on the ‘ambient flow’ glass, but as I always use a case, it is not an issue.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
50% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Modern touches, yet thick like a brick
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Think about the price, too. Sony’s flagship is $800, but the Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2 are less expansive. The OnePlus 6 is also hundreds of dollars cheaper. Sony is living a false reality. Samsung, Apple, and Google are in a league of their own, and the Xperia XZ2 is being forced to fight their flagships when it just doesn’t belong.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Review
Source: Yugatech English
However, no smartphone is deemed perfect as the Japanese company has missed on quite a few opportunities to cater to loyal fans and curious buyers alike. Despite contingency measures, the absence of a direct audio jack in the device to preserve its aesthetics would throw off a few people who prefer direct wired connections. There’s also the dilemma of a hybrid dual-SIM slot and the presence of still uninstallable apps that are there with the device since day zero.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: a beautifully eccentric Android flagship
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
But this is undoubtedly a true 2018 flagship phone (and it would want to be, at $1099), with ample performance, killer battery life and serious video and audio chops to back up its more eccentric features. If the unique design appeals to you, I have no problem recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2018
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Finally, the real deal
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Sony’s Xperia XZ2 is an extremely capable smartphone in a world full of capable smartphones. It’s beautiful screen, bold design, powerful performance, long-lasting battery and admittedly impressive camera make it one of the most recommendable devices today.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2 long-term review
Source: GSM Arena English
Ultimately, the Xperia XZ2 is a very good phone that's held back by some weird ergonomics, looks that are still behind the times, and a camera performance that leaves a bit to be desired: definitely a Sony, then.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2018
72% Sony Xperia XZ2 review:
Source: CNet English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is a solid phone, but we prefer the Huawei P20 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Rebellious to a Fault
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you can see past its idiosyncrasies, the Xperia XZ2 is one of the most capable Android phones on the market, with loads of power, a solid if not class-leading camera, and a long-lasting battery bolstered by smart software that aims to keep the device humming along longer than its competitors. It's the kind of improvement Sony desperately needed to make with its high-end phone line, giving consumers another solid option to Samsung, Google and LG devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: PC Mag English
If you want to watch and record HDR video, the attractive Sony Xperia XZ2 might be just the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: A new look for Sony
Source: Hardware Zone English
Overall, the XZ2 is a step in the right direction for Sony, but it doesn't offer enough to make it a serious contender. For that, you'll probably have to wait for Sony's real 2018 flagship, the XZ2 Premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2018
88% Sony Xperia XZ2 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Would I recommend the XZ2? Actually I have to say yes, the new design makes it look and feel like a new phone. Compare it to the Galaxy S9 and S8, which shares the same design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 88%
Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Tech Smart English
The previous XZ and X devices have failed to impress somewhat, often overpriced and under specced compared to competitor offerings. This is not the case with the Sony Xperia XZ2, boasting some of the best specifications currently available on the market, along with a R13 499 (RRP) price tag that's far easier to justify than its predecessors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: A new look for Sony
Source: Hardware Zone English
Overall, the XZ2 is a step in the right direction for Sony, but it doesn't offer enough to make it a serious contender. For that, you'll probably have to wait for Sony's real 2018 flagship, the XZ2 Premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2018
90% Sony Xperia XZ2 review – Curves, Glass and Gloss
Source: Htxt Africa English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 finds itself in a bit of a predicament thanks to it's competition from Huawei and Samsung. It's a flagship for 2018 that does everything great but doesn't have anything extremely jaw dropping. It sports a great battery life and camera and is easily one of the best on a smartphone released this year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test du Sony Xperia XZ2 : Sony de retour parmi les grands !
Source: Phone Arena English
Le Sony Xperia XZ2 ne révolutionne pas le smartphone mais il signe un vrai renouveau chez Sony. Enfin le design se modernise, et même s'il n'est pas parfait, il fait plaisir à voir. Il sera certainement perfectionné sur les prochaines moutures. Le Xperia XZ2 réunit tous les ingrédients qui font un excellent smartphone haut de gamme : il est le plus puissant du marché, il est endurant et son interface est très agréable. Mieux, il offre une expérience multimédia inédite grâce à un travail poussé fait sur l'audio (vibrations dynamiques). Seul bémol, la photo : même si c'est beaucoup mieux qu'auparavant et que le résultat est plutôt bon, le XZ2 ne parvient pas à égaler un Galaxy S9 ou un Huawei P20 Pro. A 799 euros, le Xperia XZ2 a largement sa place parmi les grands.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: New design struggles to deliver the flagship goods
Source: Zdnet.com English
The redesigned shape and styling of Sony's flagship Xperia XZ2 handset will appeal to some, but I found it slippy to hold and prone to wriggling around on the desk. The camera promises much, but it's tricky to get the most out of 4K video or the super slow-motion mode. The Dynamic Vibration System is something of a mystery to me, and I found it uninspiring. Sony's insistence on including non-removable third-party apps is irritating. Finally, battery life is underwhelming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 review
Source: Techradar English
You’re unlikely to be disappointed by the Sony Xperia XZ2 (as long as you’re not someone who likes to compare their latest smartphone purchase with competitive friends), as it’s a great all-round smartphone that can tackle any task you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: The best Sony phone in years, but is that enough to lead the flagship pack?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is one of the better Sony devices we've used in recent years, representing a genuine push forward in the company's design stakes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: the sleeper hit of 2018?
Source: T3 English
Sony has removed the design shackles it had laden itself with over recent years to produce a phone in the Sony Xperia XZ2 that now looks better than it ever has, comes equipped with some standout hardware and features (it's the first phone on the market to deliver 4K, HDR recording), and is technically just as powerful if not more so than rival devices. Those bezels are still there though, despite being reduced, and it remains the more head-not-heart choice out of the Android flagships.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re a fan of Sony phones then you won’t be disappointed with the Xperia XZ2. Featuring a reworked modern design, souped-up internal specs and all the trimmings you’d expect of a 2018 flagship, the XZ2 is a perfectly fine handset that will meet most people’s needs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: much-needed design change and an epic camera make this the Sony phone to go for
Source: Mirror English
On balance, I probably prefer the smaller XZ2 Compact both for the pocket-friendliness and the lack of glass attracting fingerprints on the back. But make no mistake, if you're looking for raw power (not to mention force feedback) then the larger Xperia is going to draw your eye.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XZ2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia XZ2 Compact makes for a decent choice with the same core specs in a smaller phone at a lower price, but otherwise flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone X and Huawei P20 are simply better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Despite that, it’s fair to say that for the first time in a little while, Sony has put itself in the running for a spot in your pocket, by offering a powerful, good-looking phone with plenty of promise. It might not be king of the kennel right now, but this Android underdog could finally be starting to biting back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Memorable looks, forgettable features
Source: Engadget English
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 display is vibrant, but crank up the brightness and battery life really suffers. Performance-wise, it's faultless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Fresh look, brilliant camera
Source: Recombu English
Sony’s first flagship phone of 2018 serves up a fresh new design as well as refining the overall user experience. This shiny beast doesn’t care if it’s thicker or heavier than other premium blowers. Instead it concentrates on serving up a slick media experience, as well as one of the best smartphone cameras out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
I really wanted this phone to be a true, worthy alternative to the hugely prevalent iPhones and Galaxy S-series phones. Perhaps it would have been, had Sony priced it lower than it did, but as it is, the Xperia XZ2 stands a step behind its rivals. Still, if you like it, then go ahead and get one! Just keep in mind that for the same amount of cash, there are several alternatives that could ultimately provide you with more bang for your buck.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
We’re looking forward to testing the XZ2 more thoroughly for our full review, but right now our feelings are mixed. The internal hardware is top of the line, but even after a revamp Sony’s design still feels dated, and the insistence on a single-lens camera is puzzling in a flagship device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 initial review: HDR-shooting, vibration-producing, serious Sony flagship
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 will be available for £699 SIM-free from April 2018. Pre-orders are now open and you can get a free PS4 with pre-orders, so click through to see the best Xperia XZ2 deals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2018
86% Sony Xperia XZ2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
With all said and done, we won't pretend the Xperia XZ2 and its little sibling are just your regular old next-generation flagship releases. Sony's major redesign is a fact. Whether or not "Ambient Flow" sticks around and retains its rounded shapes and forms might just depend on the success of the XZ2 pair. It is still way too early to make any viable predictions in that regard, and the truth is, long-time Sony fans and newcomers to the Xperia realm, alike, have to make their peace with the design one way or another. A distinctly individual decision, if we ever saw one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
Sony Xperia XZ2 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I’ve long criticised Sony for playing it safe with its Xperia phones, offering a boring design and a middling camera. With the XZ2, at least one of those concerns has been addressed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The XZ2 Compact misses out on one other feature - its larger sibling introduces what Sony calls “Dynamic Vibration System” which basically triggers the phone’s vibrator based on the sound in games and videos and even music, like force feedback in a game controller. You can adjust the intensity at any time. We tried it and found it to be extremely gimmicky. It can actually be distracting when you’re absorbed in watching something, and we imagine it would get uncomfortable very quickly if we were holding the phone while listening to music. We don’t think this will become a must-have feature anytime soon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review (early verdict): the sleeper hit of 2018?
Source: T3 English
Sony has removed the design shackles it had laden itself with over recent years to produce a phone in the Sony Xperia XZ2 that now looks better than it ever has, comes equipped with some standout hardware and features (it's the first phone on the market to deliver 4K, HDR recording), and is technically more than capable enough to take on the other Android flagships. Those bezels are still there, though, despite being reduced, and we're still not sure how much star power the Xperia XZ2 has.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I’ve long criticised Sony for playing it safe with its Xperia phones, offering a boring design and a middling camera. With the XZ2, at least one of those concerns has been addressed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
Review: Hands-on with the Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, we were very impressed with the Sony Xperia XZ2 in our hands-on time, but the handset's success will depend partly on its price, which Sony has yet to reveal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
We’re looking forward to testing the XZ2 more thoroughly for our full review, but right now our feelings are mixed. The internal hardware is top of the line, but even after a revamp Sony’s design still feels dated, and the insistence on a single-lens camera is puzzling in a flagship device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: PC Mag English
If you love to watch HDR video, the attractive Sony Xperia XZ2 might be just the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia XZ2 has many elements we've wanted to see for years: a bold new design, powerful innards and innovation inside. However, it's still got a bezel-heavy front, despite packing the new 18:9 screen, and some of the design choices are a touch questionable. There's a lot to be impressed by here – but the question is whether it's enough to help rekindle the brand's fortunes.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony's presence at this year's WMC was definitely and eventful one. A pair of phones is a pretty light announcement roster on the surface, but the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are quite unlike Sony's phones of the past.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 initial review: HDR-shooting, vibration-producing, serious Sony flagship
Source: Pocket Lint English
It's almost a shame that this phone carries the derivative XZ2 name: with a completely new design, the only thing that really ties it to the XZ or the XZ1 is an ambitious camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
So that’s the Sony Xperia XZ2 and it’s possibly exciting, I guess. I like the idea of its bog-standard HD video being upscaled with HDR, and having a dedicated camera ISP could make a real difference to photos.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Hands on with Sony's £699 Galaxy S9 competitor
Source: It Pro English
The XZ2 combines top-end specs, a dazzling new design and a worthwhile upgrade to its forebear's video capabilities. From what we've seen so far, it's a big step in the right direction for the firm; it could even be the flagship to beat in 2018.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 hands on
Source: What Hi-Fi English
Sony has impressed us before with their smartphones, but after losing its way a little with the demise of the Z Series, the XZ2 looks like a step in the right direction for those who put sound and vision first in a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony XZ2 and XZ2 compact are slated to ship in late Spring, and will come to the U.S. unlocked. The Canadian version will come through a partnership with Bell, taking advantage of their Gigabit LTE network.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact Hands-on: New beginnings
Source: Mobile Syrup English
All in all, I left Sony’s hands-on event feeling that the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact felt like competent phones. I’m not sure if Sony’s emphasis on video and audio excellence will resonate with Canadian consumers, but if you’re a Sony fan, there’s something to be excited about here. More importantly, after years of false starts, it finally feels like Sony has something it can build on.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
[Review] Sony Xperia XZ2: um ótimo smartphone sem grandes encantos
Source: Gizmodo English
Como dissemos durante a MWC deste ano, o Xperia XZ2 é um aparelho para colocar a Sony de volta no jogo. O problema é que, hoje, eu não consigo imaginar um comprador disposto a gastar todo esse dinheiro — R$3.899 na loja oficial da marca — por alguma coisa que não seja um iPhone ou um Galaxy S9.
Positive: Good cameras; elegant design. Negative: Weak hardware; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018

Foreign Reviews

70% Review Sony Xperia XZ2 en XZ2 Compact: tegen de stroom in
Source: [link]
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
92% Sony Xperia XZ2 Style trifft Power
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 98% features: 89% display: 91% mobility: 94%
91% Sony Xperia XZ2 der Flaggschiff Geheimtipp!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 85% workmanship: 91%
Sony überrascht die Handy-Konkurrenz
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2018
90% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2018
Sony überrascht die Handy-Konkurrenz
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2018
80% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Das beste Smartphone, das niemand kaufen wird
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Das Sony XZ2 ist ein mächtiges Flaggschiff
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2018
Dieses Smartphone dreht durch
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 starke Hardware, dickes Design
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
87% Sony Xperia XZ2 Vom Mauerblümchen zum Shooting-Star
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 87%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Das derzeit schnellste Smartphone
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2018
95% Teils besser als das Galaxy S9
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 97% features: 100% display: 97% mobility: 86%
Das gewagte Spiel mit den Sinnen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2018
Das gewagte Spiel mit den Sinnen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony-Flaggschiffe mit neuem Design und Snapdragon 845
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Das ist Sonys Antwort auf das Galaxy S9
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Style trifft Power
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2018
77% Sony Xperia XZ2, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Sony Xperia XZ2, análisis: el difícil equilibrio entre lo tradicional y lo moderno
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
80% Análisis del Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia Xz2, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; powerful hardware; large battery capacity. Negative: Mediocre design; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2018
Análisis del Sony Xperia XZ2: Un móvil que brilla en los pequeños detalles
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2018
Estos son los nuevos Sony Xperia XZ2. ¿Suficiente para retar a Samsung y Apple?
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
75% Sony Xperia Xz2
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Análise Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high performance. Negative: Poor display; poor main camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 As Primeiras Impressões
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice display; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2018
88% Recensione Sony Xperia XZ2: il coraggio di cambiare, a volte, non basta
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 75% features: 95% display: 93% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 65%
90% Sony Xperia XZ2 è l'ottimo smartphone che nessuno comprerà
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 è un fulmine ma pesa tanto | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
80% Recensione SONY XZ2
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 78% display: 89% mobility: 89% workmanship: 82%
Sony Xperia XZ2 hands-on: un nuovo bellissimo inizio
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Ecco gli Xperia XZ2 e XZ2 Compact
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; solid workmanship; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
60% Xperia XZ2 - Het roer om
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony Xperia XZ2 review: moderne Sony mist killer feature
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Review: Sony Xperia XZ2 – Sony zet stappen in de juiste richting
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 en XZ2 Compact preview: welkom in 2018, Sony
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Le monde numerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia XZ2 – Un téléphone haut de gamme résistant, mais glissant
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 60%
90% Test du Xperia XZ2 : Sony propose un très bon smartphone que personne n'achètera
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Test : Sony Xperia XZ2, le smartphone Android le plus puissant du moment est-il aussi le meilleur ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% mobility: 100%
70% Test Du Sony Xperia Xz2 : Le Snapdragon 845 Lui Va Si Bien
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
Les Sony Xperia XZ2 et XZ2 Compact éveilleront vos sens
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice design; good hardware; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2018
Prise en main du Xperia XZ2 : Sony mise sur vos sens
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
70% [WIDEO] Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia XZ2 – multimedia: wzrokiem, słuchem i organoleptycznie!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
86% Skaner w fatalnym miejscu, ale reszta na wysokim poziomie – recenzja Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
[Recenzja] Sony Xperia XZ2 – idealny przykład na to, że chęci to nie wszystko
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2018
Testujemy smartfony Sony Xperia XZ2. Czy nowe modele odniosą sukces?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; decent processor; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 – nasz test i recenzja
Source: One Tech Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; support waterproof; long battery life; decent speakers; high performance; great main camera. Negative: Easy scratching; no headphone jack; overheats while charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2018
78% Обзор Sony Xperia XZ2: самый мощный японский флагман
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia XZ2: новый рецепт японской кухни
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; high performance; decent cameras; nice speakers. Negative: Combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2018
Почему смартфоны Sony полностью изменились, а фанаты всё равно недовольны? Обзор Xperia XZ2 и XZ2 Compact
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; good hardware; compact size; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2018
Новые флагманы Sony представлены официально: Sony Xperia XZ2 и XZ2 Compact
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
80% Xperia XZ2 - bản nâng đắt tiền từ hãng điện tử Nhật Bản
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ2: Màn hình 18:9, lưng kính cường lực Gorilla
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; metal case; excellent display; top cameras; pleasant speakers; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2018
Mở hộp và trải nghiệm Sony Xperia XZ2 đầu tiên tại VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; solid workmanship; large screen; nice display. Negative: The location of the fingerprint sensor; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết Sony Xperia XZ2: Khi "gã khổng lồ" Nhật Bản thức giấc
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; nice display; large screen; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2018
Ảnh thực tế Xperia XZ2: Sony đã thay đổi
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; decent hardware; nice cameras; wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Trên tay & đánh giá nhanh Xperia XZ2 cùng Xperia XZ2 Compact: Cuối cùng Sony đã thay đổi!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high performance; decent speakers; excellent cameras.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
85% Test Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Sony Xperia XZ2 [TEST]: Sløj topmobil fra Sony
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
83% Test af: Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Sony Xperia XZ2 test – nu er Sony tilbage i kampen
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 56% performance: 80% workmanship: 55%
83% Her er dommen: Sony Xperia XZ2 er en udholden og lækker ål
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Positive: Compact size; pleasant ergonomy; metal case; nice main camera; long battery life; good display. Negative: Average speakers; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test av: Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Test: Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Test av: Sony Xperia XZ2
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: merită cumpărat
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Thin frames; large screen; elegant design; nice display; high autonomy; decent cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2018

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Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.198 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


80.45%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-03-18 (Update: 2018-03-18)