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February 28, 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2 2018 Review

The new and upgraded Xperia version XZ2 has been recently announced at MWC is the first mobile phone with proper 4K and HDR video recording. It also includes Full HD slow-motion video capture, as well as 3D facial capture to support selfie camera, and 18:9 display to boot. Furthermore, the smartphone device is available in four different colors schemes, including liquid black, liquid silver, ash pink, and deep green.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Release Date and Availability

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available throughout the world right now. And if you curious to buy this phone, stop worrying now.  In the US, it launches exclusively through Best Buy, and available for pre-order until 20 April. The device will be available on almost all U.S retailers and Amazon from May 2018.

Sony Xperia XZ2 release date in Australia is still unknown, but you may find it on some retailers in Australia for pre-order. However, it might not launch in the U.K.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Prices

Sony Xperia XZ2 price starts at £699 or almost 799 USD if you are considering your buy in the United States and Europe. If you want to know Sony Xperia XZ2 price in Australia, it will possibly start from AU$800 and go up to AU$900 for SIM-free version.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Specs

Here is the brief detail about Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications.

  • 5.7-Inch FHD IPS LCD display w/ 2160x1080 Resolution
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 5 back & front
  • IP65/68 Rating
  • 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core Processor
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System
  • 64GB of internal storage (Up to 400GB via microSD)
  • 19MP Primary Camera w/ 4K HDR video recording, f/2.0 lens, and Full HD 960fps slow-mo Capture
  • Other Camera Features: Gyro EIS, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection
  • 5MP Front-facing Camera w/ 23mm wide angle lens, f/2.2, and 1080p video
  • 3180mAh Non-Removable Battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0 & Wireless Charge (QI)
  • Battery Type: Li-Ion
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB 3.1
  • Weight: 198g

Sony Xperia XZ2 Features

Now let’s check the most prominent features of this flagship Sony Xperia device.

Design & Display

Sony is producing its phones with more or less the same design for years, but XZ2 seems different. Not only it’s different but modern and something new from the manufacturer, with big bezels and a blocky shape. In short, it is a complete change in Xperia Phone’s history.

Sony Xperia XZ2 has much better QHD display as compared to Xperia XZ1’s 1080p display and Xperia XZ Premium sharpest screen display. With having the highest quality display and 4K feature, it is really competing with other flagships of the recent times.


Talking about Sony Xperia XZ1’s camera, although it quite impressive in daylight, it can’t deliver the better results in low light conditions. Even when you compare it with rivals like Galaxy Note 8 device, you will get relatively fewer quality photos.

But now with Sony Xperia XZ2 Camera, it seems that you will get a better camera technology backed by all the basics and an ability to produce exceptional results in all light conditions.


Although Sony Xperia XZ1 battery is not bad and can last all day long; however, if you use it for tough tasks like gaming then you will have to charge it before going to bed.

Mostly smartphones by Sony including XZ1 often backed by enough juice, but a larger battery and further optimisations in the XZ2 could really enhance performance.

Final Words

The new Sony Xperia XZ2 is a great combination of high-rated specs, a nice fresh design, full HD HDR display, and upgraded 4K video capabilities. Although it is not very much desirable and sleek in design and has an average camera set-up. But all in all, XZ2 is a feature-packed phone with great sound quality and full day battery life.


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