Sony hasn’t been the best in the smartphone business, but the Japanese brand is still considering the smartphone market. This time around, the company has come up with two gorgeous looking smartphones with 18:9 displays, latest Android flavour, flagship hardware and of course industry-leading cameras. The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are the latest devices announced at the Mobile World Congress event just a while ago. Like always, Sony did not share the pricing of the smartphones, but it did confirm that the phones will be available starting this March.
Firstly, the Xperia XZ2 is a bigger smartphone, and the XZ2 Compact is the smaller one, but both the phones share the same hardware. They both are powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, same cameras, stereo speakers. But there are some features missing in the smaller Compact version though.
Sony Xperia XZ2
The Xperia XZ2 comes with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, and it’s 18:9 panel. Finally, Sony has launched an 18:9 display phone. The resolution is Full HD+, and it’s HDR certified with BT.2020 standard. Under the hood, it draws the power from the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 chipset, but it has just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Optics include a 19MP rear camera with Sony IMX400, a 1/2.3-inch sensor with f/2.0 sensor. The rear camera can record 4K HDR videos, and it’s the first smartphone in the world to do so. And Sony has improved the slow-motion video recording technology as the phone now records 960fps slow-mo videos at 1080p resolution. Up front, there’s a 5MP camera with 23mm wide-angle lens.
It has a 3180mA battery powering it and also has wireless charging support, which wasn’t expected at all. The rear of the phone houses a fingerprint scanner and comes in Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink colour options.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Talking about the XZ2 Compact, it has all the camera features as the Xperia XZ2 and is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and is backed by a 2870mAh battery. But it lacks wireless charging feature though. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Both the smartphones offer stereo speakers, and Sony is touting them as Stereo S-Force speakers. They offer a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 400GB. And the displays on the smartphones are protected using Corning Gorilla Glass 5 technology. And both the phones lack 3.5mm headphone jack and relies on USB-C audio.