For the price and compactness, this phone is a winner. I've always love Sony's UI...even now i'm a huawei user. Great camera improvement, hurm I thought it'll be better if they stick to 720p res screen, easily can get 100+ hour battery endurance, its a compact phone anyway. Still not liking these new Ambient Flow design....looks weird and unergonomic.
so this phone is just 1mm thinner than lumia 1020 which had 1/1.5" camera
AnonD-743635, 17 Mar 2018The rear, in green, seems so Art Noveau (modernism) , as something out of a 60's movie, or a r... moregreat thanks for the review! I'm getting one.
finally improved camera from previous generation and reduced bezels. now it's 5" with 135mm height which is still good for me (my limit is 140mm high). i only miss fm radio, but no compact phones around with radio..
and no notch, thanks God! ok is a bit thick in the center, and fps was better on the side, no jack etc etc, but much better this one than all those awful new phones with tremendous notch, lol
look "latest devices" in gsma website.. all new announced phones will be 6" phones with notch.. are you kidding? all copying apple even when they do something awful.. looool! so sad... let me get this one, maybe the last of the compact phones :p
and I'm in Italy, so I'm getting also the nice headphones.. if i can sell them for about 200€, I'll get a new flagship for around 400€ in the end.. not bad!
The rear, in green, seems so Art Noveau (modernism) , as something out of a 60's movie, or a robot of the "Robots" movie or something out of the Fallout games
It's taller so you cannot reach the corners anymore. I'll go with S8/S9 instead.
jrharbort, 17 Mar 2018Keep in mind it is only 5" because the screen grew taller, not wider. So the phone can still b... morebut is 6mm tallerthan the 129mm XZ1, so 5 mm pass the imbreachable 130 mm limit, so useless to some xperia compact fans, it seems
To me, my to go limit is less or equal to 72mm wide, less than 150mm tall
With XZ2/XZ2C Sony once again confirmed that it makes the best Android smartphones. Bravo Sony.
raiden78, 17 Mar 2018Shitty design, poor batery life(compare to XZ1), thick as a brick, not compact anymore (must b... moreI am an XZ1 user myself, but even I can see why the battery life fell to 88 hour endurance. It's pushing a display with almost 2.5x more pixels (1080x2160 vs 720x1280). I knew once they finally made the upgrade to 1080p, endurance would take a hit, but that was a tradeoff I was willing to accept for an upgrade to higher pixel density. Considering the battery capacity of the handheld, they did pretty well. There aren't really any other sub-3000mAh battery phones you can name that pack an 88h endurance.
apertotes, 17 Mar 2018I understand there is a trend towards bigger screens, but 5" is not compact anymore. A few of ... moreKeep in mind it is only 5" because the screen grew taller, not wider. So the phone can still be handled just as easily as the previous 4.6" XZ1 compact.
great specs but design is bad..especially on the back...they should change it with the upcoming xz pro
It's a shame that Sony decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. It would be a great overall device.
raiden78, 17 Mar 2018Shitty design, poor batery life(compare to XZ1), thick as a brick, not compact anymore (must b... moreAnd 5.1-5.2" is my ideal size, guess what, your "compact" XZ2 is almost the only phone launched the last 4-5 months with around that screen size, you don't have a choice, I don't have a choice, 6" 18:9 (and notch) for all and stop complaining is 2018 motto (I used a moto defy 3.7" for many years and the only problem is too small keyboard for my eye-hand coordination)
Ellio74, 17 Mar 2018This phone is as convincing if not better than the XZ2. And the multi-stacking feature is we... moreFrom any practical standpoint a good plastic is better than the cheap , nickable, basic aluminum sheet and fragile, grime magnet, slippery glass, but is the 21th century and looks,trends >> function
Why did you guys replace the "Key test findings" with "Pros and cons" ? It was really nice for people who prefer to read the summarized version rather than the full review.
First, the quality of the camera in low light is a clear improvement over XZ1, but: "We can only assume that's the Multi Frame noise reduction, asking for six 1 second, or so, shots to work with."
This is ridiculous, six second to take a shot? "Ridiculous" because the one that took only one second using Manual seems better. The other in Auto is brighter, but not necessary "better". Were we could already see became blown out.
Since i am leaning to the smaller more than its big sibling, i consider it the best smartphone until now.
I understand there is a trend towards bigger screens, but 5" is not compact anymore. A few of us want a really small phone, like 4" max. Something you can put in your pocket and still walk naturally. We have tablets and computers where we can watch Game of Thrones, no need to do that on the phone.