Sony Xperia XZ2: A phone That Steals The Market.

  • Sony Xperia XZ2

The review is about Sony’s new phone Sony Xperia XZ2 which is  a successor of Xperia XZ1 launched six months prior. Although Sony, if not known for making budget phones, but at its price range, can it be compared with its rivals or not, is not yet understood. What does the smartphone has and what is it capable of, let’s take a look!

Introduction

First of all, it is not at all a budget smartphone if you are looking for one. Sony has taken steps over its footsteps only; hence the price is not at all budgeted. It has a major 18:9 aspect ratio which was a must-have feature in order to compete with others. While the look is somewhat okay, you possibly will be having another choice in mind or if you already are a Sony fan, you will absolutely love this one. It does have the new SnapDragon 845 processor, which could hold it in its place in the war. See below what the package offers to you.

Sneak Peek

The smartphone sports recent Qualcomm SnapDragon 845 octa-core chipset clocked at maximum 2.7GHz paired with 4GB of RAM and the new Adreno 630 GPU. Many will say that 4GB of RAM doesn’t stand against 6GB and 8GB of RAM now offered in OnePlus 6, but the truth is 4GB of RAM is enough for now in a smartphone. It features 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 400GB. Sony has inculcated a new “Dynamic Vibration System” in Xperia XZ2 which gives an extra dynamic vibration during use. The feature, however, seems cool first and is actually pretty nice in gaming with some extra PS4 controller like vibration but is not at all comfortable during normal use.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
SnapDragon 845 (2.7GHz) Processor

Decent Looks

Outstanding Software

4k Video Recording

Full HD Super Slo-Mo

Quick And Wireless Charging

 

Okayish Design

Only 4GB Of RAM 

The Display Is Only FHD

The Camera Is Not As Expected

Duplicate Application

 

 

COOL BUT NOT THAT COMFORTABLE

Modern Design But Feels Like A Brick

So firstly, the smartphone has a premium design and looks stylish but it is too heavy and the grip is not so good. Sony has done something that a lot of people won’t like, that is removing the headphone jack. The fingerprint sensor is too uncomfortable. Look-wise the phone has a superb appearance, the edges are now more curved and the rear camera setup, flash and sensors moved into a vertical column. The metal frames give a shiny and expensive look to the device along with some extra durability. The bezels are made thinner than Sony standard, giving it a nice and modern enhanced look.

Read Also: Sony Xperia XZ4 Review

SONY ADAPTS HDR TECHNOLOGY

FHD HDR Display And Stereo Sound

Sony Xperia XZ2 features an 18:9 aspect ratio 5.7-inch Full HD Display which is quite out of the time thing. The special feature is that the screen upscales the standard-definition to High Dynamic Range which improves the colour quality and makes the content more realistic in virtual appearance. Sony Xperia XZ2 does not support Dolby Atmos but Sony has managed to bunch up high-resolution audio system with stereo sound in the package. Although, it is not very much loud to get a party going but is one of the best we have seen yet.

ANY WORK LEFT? LET SONY HELP

Brilliant Performance

The fact that the phone has the latest version of the processor and a quite nice amount of RAM, it is expected to perform seamlessly fast and lag-free, and as expected, the smartphone delivers an extraordinary performance experience throughout every process. It navigates smoothly between menus and high-end gaming is supported very nicely. Another noticeable thing is that it does not heat up even when playing some high-end games and similar work. Overall, the performance makes the phone a great competitor but remember, only performance-wise.

A DAY TO PLAY NOT MORE

One-Day Battery

The 3180mAh battery of the phone delivers a day full of juice on a moderate to high usage. It goes better when it is used normally, the battery drains faster when 4K playback is going on and the results are not so great. However, Sony Xperia XZ2 supports quick charge as well as wireless charging, but you need to buy a separate charging pad for that. Moreover, using the charging pad is not that easy that it should be, it requires some patience and time to set the phone at the right place on the pad.

A SHOOT IN DAYLIGHT

Daylight Camera With Extra Unique Features

Sony Xperia XZ2 features a new odd-figure 19MP Motion eye camera sensor and is focused on 4K recording and high-class photography while the selfie camera is reduced to 5MP only. There is a reason why Sony’s camera is considered one of the best as it includes some unique features such as Sony G Lens, Exmor RS sensor for mobile and Bionz mobile image processor. The main camera feature leaves even Samsung S9 behind, it is the Full HD 960fps Super Slo-Mo video recording. Sony has been really smart in this field to be in the game with its rivals by enhancing the imaging power of the camera and also making out some pennies for themselves. Overall photographic experience is quite nice in daylight, but in low light condition, it’s still beaten by the rivals.

Software

Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with Android Oreo 8.0 with a lot of duplicate application bind inside the package in the world where every other company is trying to get rid of bloatware. Fortunately, Sony has hardly touched the Android’s Native setting menu which is seriously a good thing.

Read Also: Sony Bravia Review

Some Unique Features Of Sony Xperia XZ2:

·Dynamic Vibration System
·Sony G Lens. Exmor RS sensor for moblie
·Full HD 960fps recording
·Bionz mobile image processor

Tech Specs

GENERAL

Release date February 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.00 x 72.00 x 11.10
Weight (g) 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3180
Removable battery No
Colours Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 400

CAMERA

Rear camera 19-megapixel
Rear Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front Flash Yes

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Conclusion

Sony is an old competition in town and is having some trouble in getting out its old shoes to fit in the new ones. Even though, it has managed to throw out a piece a little out of what Sony is believed to be doing for recent few years. Sony Xperia XZ2 might not be the best piece in the market, but certain unique features and some luck with the buyers, Sony can actually play along with this one while planning for the next. For now, it is not the best choice because of some even rivals such as OnePlus and Huawei but is not the worst also.

 

 

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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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