Sony Xperia XZ2

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Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8266)
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64 GB

Pro and cons Sony Xperia XZ2

  • Finally a new design with thinner screen edges
  • Can be charged wirelessly
  • Vibrates along with the sound
  • Improved Motion Eye camera
  • Misses regular headphone jack

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Sony Xperia XZ2 product description

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is another typical Sony phone full of all kinds of Sony inventions, but now in a completely new package. That was much needed, Sony had been using the same design style for some years now and it was starting to get boring. Thanks to the thin screen edges, the 2018 phones are a lot more modern, but they are still full of Sony technology. Which ones we are going to list here for you.

New idiosyncratic design

When we say "sphere" we also mean "sphere". Sony's new design style dictates that phones should be comfortable in the hand and then you don't need hard sharp lines but soft curves. For example, the back of the phone has a sphere and fair is fair; you have to luv that. At its thickest point, it makes it a bit thicker, thicker than the competition. At the same time it gives it a unique contemporary look. The back is made of glass and Sony did that for a reason. The Xperia XZ2 is the first Sony that can be charged wirelessly. Also new for Sony; this time the fingerprint scanner is on the back of the device and no longer in the power button. This should increase the chance that your print will be recognised and you will be in your device faster. However, it is relatively low. The XZ2 does not do facial recognition like some other manufacturers. However, the housing is still water and dust resistant with an IP65/68 certification. It may not be as waterproof as some of its competitors, but it will survive an unexpected rainstorm effortlessly.

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Even better, faster and sharper camera

Sony is known for making very good camera modules. So good, in fact, that we find them in phones of the competition. That gives Sony a certain lead, the Sony Xperia phones were the first with extremely fast autofocus and super slow-motion. Sony puts Xperia XZ2 on top of that and equips it with a new generation Motion Eye camera. This time, this 4K-resolution video shoots in HDR; a unique feature for a mobile phone. That should produce more realistic colours. The Super Slow motion video has also been improved and this year it shoots video in Full HD resolution. Many other manufacturers are still stuck on 'just' HD. The 3D Maker has also been improved so that you can use your phone camera to create even faster and better 3D models of people and objects. The camera still has a predictive power so that it shoots photos and selects the best settings before pressing the shutter button. And techniques we see in other Sony products such as the light-sensitive Exmor RS sensor, bright G Lens and fast BIONZ image processor. That combination should make the Xperia XZ2 a winning team.

Main Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications

  • 19-megapixel Motion-eye camera with 4K HDR video
  • Royal 5.7 inch HDR display that vibrates with sound (Dynamic Vibration)
  • Fast mobile 4G internet (up to 1.2 Gbit/s)
  • 64 GB storage memory but expandable up to 400 GB
  • Water and splash resistant with IP65/68 rating
  • 5 megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 wide-angle G-lens
  • Powerful processor (Snapdragon 845) with 4GB of RAM memory

Audio and power

Sony also does things with sound, so it is not surprising that we also see a lot of that on the Xperia XZ2. There is High-Resolution Audio that can upscale compressed music files for better quality and Bluetooth LDAC for better sound quality on wireless headphones. This year, dual speakers have been fitted on the front for stereo sound with S-Force Front for 3D sound that surrounds you. And yet our focus is on something else - Dynamic Vibration System. This is next to a nice term a technique that the device vibrates with the sound. Sony has equipped the Xperia XZ2 with a more powerful vibrator that vibrates with the sound of movies and games. It is all still unproven technology, but it should give an extra dimension to entertainment. And if you don't appreciate your DVS, you can always turn it off. To make Xperia XZ2 a true flagship, Sony has equipped it with the latest and most powerful Qualcomm processor, hefty battery with economy mode and faster UFS storage memory. A pity is the disappearance of the 3.5 millimetre audio jack connexion. You could connect your own headphones to it. The XZ2 is now only equipped with a USB-C port for both charging and connecting an adaptor or USB C headphones.

Sony Xperia XZ2 specification summary

Dimensions 153 x 72 x 11,1 mm
Weight 198 gr
Product code H8266
EAN code 7311271618263, 7311271616870, 7311271615088, 7311271615064, 7311271614975, 7311271614968, 7311271614951, 7311271614937, 7311271613466, 7311271613459, 7311271613015, 7311271612988, 7311271612834
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Colour display 5.7 inch, IPS
Camera 19 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera 5 MP
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3180 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

All Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications

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Thanks to its combination of colour and black and white sensor, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has an enormously light-sensitive camera. Ideal for in the dark

Sony Xperia XZ2 alternatives

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Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8266)
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Samsung Galaxy S10e (G970)
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G (G980)
Huawei P30 (L29)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android8.0 (Oreo)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)109.0 (Pie)
Colour display5.7 inch, IPS6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display5.8 inch, Flat Dynamic AMOLED Full HD+, hole-punch display6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.1 inch, OLED, notch
Camera19 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 16 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP16 MP, 40 MP, 8 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Front camera5 MP10 MP10 MP10 MP32 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core2.0 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 990, octa core1.8 GHz, 1.92 GHz, 2.6 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa core
LTE (4G)
Internal memory64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)
Battery3180 mAh3400 mAh3100 mAh4000 mAh3650 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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