On the first day of the opening of MWC 2018, SONY released two new phones, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. Compared to previous generations of Xperia, XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have changed greatly in appearance, screen and configuration.
Xperia XZ2: full screen, Snapdragon 845, double-sided glass
Compared to XZ and XZ1, the most obvious change of Xperia XZ2 is the screen.
SONY finally used the full screen on its first flagship device in 2018. The Xperia XZ2 doesn’t have a large screen, with a 5.7-inch diagonal, LCD material and a conventional 2160X1080 resolution.
Xperia XZ2 is only moderately good in border control. The width of the fuselage is 72 mm and the length is 153 mm.
In addition, the Xperia XZ2 fuselage thickness is up to 11.1 mm. Because the back cover is designed with a large curved glass of 3D glass. The thinnest place actual is only 6mm, so there will be no special thick feeling when the machine is held in hand. But the weight has reached 198 grams, and the only major product that is heavier than the Xperia XZ2 is only 202 grams of the iPhone 8 Plus. SONY Xperia XZ2 before and after using the thick 3D curved surface of the glass. Also it is related to the dynamic vibration system. In scenes like video and playing games, Xperia XZ2 can provide different tactile feedback effects with the rhythm of sound.
Another notable change is that SONY’s Xperia XZ2 has given up the iconic side fingerprint recognition of the Xperia Z and the X series, instead of the conventional rear fingerprint. The fingerprint is located in the middle of the back cover, which is lower than the normal fingerprint, which will be awkward at first.
The rear camera is another big change in SONY Xperia XZ2. It uses the second generation of Motion Eye camera system, and sensor size (1/2.3 of an inch) and pixel (19 million) does not change. But super slow Motion is upgraded from 960 FPS 720 p to 960 FPS 1080 p, and it can support the recording 4K HDR (10 bit – HLG) video. The two specs are the first to appear on smartphones, which also reflects SONY’s lead in mobile phone CMOS.
In addition, SONY Xperia XZ2 also continues the IP65/68 waterproof and dustproof. It can use front camera to scan 3D modeling expression. Not supporting CDMA seems to have survived. The Xperia XZ2 also cuts the 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the hardware, Xperia XZ2 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform, 4GB/6GB running memory, 3180 mAh battery supporting QI wireless charging and dual loudspeaker.
Xperia XZ2 will have four colors, including fluid black, silver, dark green and ash. It will be released in mid-march and listed in April.
Xperia XZ2 Compact: 5.0 inch 18:9, Snapdragon 845
As for Xperia XZ2 Compact, it’s basically a smaller version of Xperia XZ2.
It adopts the Snapdragon 845, the second generation of Motion Eye camera. However, the screen size is down to 5.0 inches and the screen ratio is still 18:9, which let XZ2 Compact become the smallest 18:9 mobile phone. The length and width of XZ2 Compact is 135mm and 65mm respectively.
In addition, the material of XZ2 Compact rear cover is changed from the 3D glass of XZ2 to polycarbonate, and the quality of the whole machine is reduced. Of course, the price of XZ2 Compact will be slightly lower than that of XZ2.