I really hope they can change their design. It looks modern, but there's more bulk and more inconvenience to the design. Have been anticipating for the Mirai design they have talked about before and I hope that Sony isn't referring to this design. The XPERIA XZ2 I have may not look as thick as it is in photos, but u can definitely feel the bulk to it. It feels comfortable, but with the compromise of not staying stationary on the table, I'd rather stick with my XPERIA XZ as my daily driver (Which is what I did), and put my XPERIA XZ2 as another smartphone of my collection that has yet to convince me. Same can be said to this XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM, with more bulk which I don't know why and more inconvenience, because of the addition of one more camera on the rear. At least there's some aspects of it that I'm impressed at, the 4K display (Which isn't a big deal for me, I'm already satisfied with FHD), Dynamic Vibration System (Which I don't give a damn about but it's still a decent feature), and the camera (Especially the Ultra-High Sensitivity). And of course, all of these comes with a price that I think it's too overpriced, given the fact that smartphones at this price like the GALAXY NOTE 9 gives more features, but I'm not saying it's a bad phone, it's just that the price makes it not as competitive as others...
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2018Lol, that guy takes 3 different shots using P20, and only one on XZP2? And see how many down v... moreWell, all the downvotes have been done by Sony fanboys who actually thought 1/2.3 inch sensor with mediocre image processing would beat 1/1.7 inch one with one-shot HDR mechanism built into the sensor itself... Physics will always win.
And even if he had compared P20 Pro's 10MP photos and XZ2 Premium's 17MP photos ONLY, it would've made no difference at all: P20 Pro would crush XZ2 Premium. You can change the white balance of a photo afterwards, but you definitely can't recover crushed shadows, blown up highlights and overly noise-reduced details.
nothing-, 29 Aug 2018In stills probably yes there are times P20 Pro is better but if you use tripod Sony is better,... moreIf you use tripod and manual mode P20 Pro(or any other high end smartphones with decent manual control, really) will be far ahead of Xperia. Try shooting 40MP unprocessed RAW image with light trails in a city with your XZ2 Premium.
Sergi, 29 Aug 2018Color accuracy? See for yourself (1:28 colors at the bottom, on note9 it turns completely wh... moreSo Youtube video is now the standard way to compare the display quality? Great! I'd rather have GSM's objective and unbiased display analysis any day, tho.
Primark, 29 Aug 2018Do you know of any phone right now that can trump its lowlight capabilities? The Pixel 2XL for sure. And ironically, it's an older phone.
Pay particular attention to sponge Bob, the London bus route map and the dollar bill.
Hailan, 29 Aug 2018P20 Pro In stills probably yes there are times P20 Pro is better but if you use tripod Sony is better, but when it comes to video, the XZ2 premium is miles ahead.
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2018See hope it clearly doesn't.
You fanatics are ridiculous.
The note 9 is better in terms of ... moreColor accuracy? See for yourself
(1:28 colors at the bottom, on note9 it turns completely white. 3:48 color splash, note9 turns red color shade into orange)
Yann, 29 Aug 2018As a XZ Premium user I can say the fact the this phone is bulky and hard to hold. My phone is ... moreThese phones are phablets "designed" for two hands usage even if you have to answer the phone call which is ridiculous. Anything over 72mm (for my hand 70mm) wide is a two hand device, reason why I can't even hold the XZ1 in one hand either so I would rather have the XZ Premium then if I have to use both hands anyway. I guess it's good if you are big guy with big hands but an average user can't even pick up a phone call with these phones.
In my opinion in order for a phone to maximize it's screen estate it needs to have proper ration between width and height. Width is very important because of text and characters that can slot in single line and take less screen. That's why same diagonal size 16:9 or 16:10 is a lot more comfortable for reading text than 2:1(18:9) screen which either cuts the text line or it scales down the text in order to keep the fit. There is no way around the width unfortunately. What 2:1 screen do well is they give you psychological advantage that you have more screen estate cause your phone is taller but that extra height is not fully supported by Android UI, as a matter of fact you can see on tall 2:1 phablets a lot of empty space because Android would not shuffle the content over it, it does not scale right with 2:1 screens. Tall screens on phablets also introduce lots of hand travel as Android UI consists of headers and footers in every single app so your hand is always hunting that hamburger menu on very top and back button on very bottom.
2:1 screens are good for one hand usage (up to 70mm of width) as they give you enough height to space out ugly Android app UI headers and footers on small screens but 16:9 is a lot better aspect ratio for anything that's 73mm and above for two handed use.
Anon, 29 Aug 2018Actually GSMA battery test is indeed buggy. Technically Samsung and Huawei phones get good scr... moreTypical response in a Sony page. Ors doubtful you use either brand....or at least anything relevant
Primark, 29 Aug 2018Do you know of any phone right now that can trump its lowlight capabilities? Mainly reviews clearly showed it's not the best. And regardless just because something has a tiny hair advatage....which again in this case doesnt overall....then it does not change the point. Nothing in it worth that price. Plain and simple facts
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2018See hope it clearly doesn't.
You fanatics are ridiculous.
The note 9 is better in terms of ... moreFanatics like you are ridiculous!
Can't you see in the video XZ2P's screen is superior to note9
The only edge note9 has over XZ2P it's oled blacks nothing else...
Shui8, 29 Aug 2018U get the answer by watching this: https://youtu.be/eX_n49j1oc4 Sony got really bad expose... moreLol, that guy takes 3 different shots using P20, and only one on XZP2? And see how many down votes that video has, so biased.
Primark, 29 Aug 2018Do you know of any phone right now that can trump its lowlight capabilities? U get the answer by watching this:
Sony got really bad exposed on highlights & not so excellent dynamic range, both on daylight & low lights.
For low lights still photography, accept the facts that the crown still goes to P20 Pro (without Night mod).
Video recording on the other hands, XZ2 Premium wins hands down.
Primark, 29 Aug 2018Do you know of any phone right now that can trump its lowlight capabilities? P20 Pro
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018Good Game XZ2P:
https://www.gsmarena.com/vidcmp.php3?idType=5&idPhone1=9166&idPhone... moreActually GSMA battery test is indeed buggy. Technically Samsung and Huawei phones get good screen on results but in real life their battery run time is half that.
And for Sony, it's been the opposite. Ask anyone who has a XZP, it gets 8-9 hours of SoT. Much more than any Huawei phone and usually better than Samsung (depending on Samsung's usage). A normal user usually gets 6-7 hours of SoT on Samsung and Huawei phones.
I think GSMA needs to recheck their tests for non-popular phones. I've consistently seen miscalculations in Sony and Xiaomi tests.
3.8 score seem ridiculous... why so low? are the cameras so bad for that price? 900 euro?
basically people like a very fast mobile and a very good camera... again... LOL
ArMSWalker, 28 Aug 2018Sony screwed this phone's design bad! all the mid-rangers (xa2, xa2 ultra, and xa plus) are m... moreNah, Sony midrangers were always bad and XA2 is no exception. If you want Sony, only buy flagship. Every XZ series phone is pretty solid, and every Z since Z3 has been as well.
This costs € 900. the almost-as-good XZ2 costs € 480. That one is more competitively priced