Gsmarena team: "If you're the more reasonable type, there are likely more sensible options."
I couldn't agree more. :)
To put it simply, this is another overpriced, overkill 4k flagship smartphone from Sony purporting to have excellent low light photo/video capabilities (up to ISO 51,200) but doesn't live up to the high ISO hype. Several other 2-year old flagship phones capture better low light photos at the same shutter speed and at one-stop lower ISO. You only need to check out GSMArena's photo compare tool in low light to compare them side by side. And please gsmarena Sony fans, don't compare them in your mobile phone screen even if its an overkill 4K HDR. It won't make a difference. Do it on at least a 28" (or larger) calibrated 4K (or 8K) PC monitor and you'll see just how much money you've thrown away for that 'low light ISO 51,200' photo capability.
Imperator Neubaticus, 28 Aug 2018This is an embarrassment of a flagship. That display is disgustingly weak despite a 4k boast, ... moreCurved back is very ergonomic as it's more surface that has friction with your palm. Thin slab phones are hold by the frame, they rarely lay back face down in your palm so the firmest grip is at the frame while there is empty space between your palm and the back of the phone. That's why the curved body is actually good for ergonomics in a trade of for thickness.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018this is by far the most ugly, bulky least desirable phone sony has made so far. 236g?? WTF??! ... moreNo it's not. They sell great on Europe and Asia. They have better sales than HTC and LG combined.
Its time to close the mobile division of sony. They were know for design, camera and audio. Now for this type price also they are not able to deliver in any of these areas. Very sad. There sale almost nill in India, USA, China and Japan their home country also. Only mobile they were able sell was compact series in some countries...
Sony screwed this phone's design bad!
all the mid-rangers (xa2, xa2 ultra, and xa plus) are much better than the xz2 premium. I loved sony but right now apart from the xa2 plus none of the othere phones are worth buying
I think reviewer team intended to use this phone as basic/standard/benchmark for scoring. Hence, it got no stars rating.
My only question... is so dificult to score this mobile in terms of Photography?
I suppose will be at least in the podium.... the first second or third... in spite of bad design, video stabilization etc... if the question is only about the cameras... and the price go down to 700 euro... will be not a bad choice? what do you think???? :)
Let's be fair and square here. XZ2 Premium possibly not one of the best flagship phone in 2018 regarding the flaws it has such as 11.9 mm thickness and 236gr weight mass, lack of 3.5mm headphone jack, oversharping at some point, just okayish battery life (remember, it's a 4K panel, despite not running all the time, it's still powering the rest of the panel), priced way more than should be at $999, just okayish STB tho bezel is still useful for somepoint, and other you can name it. But, despite that, you also can't either denied that it has some great aspects, such as? Great detail on pitch black (complete darkness) videography, a RGB Sensor that one-packed with wide-angle at 25mm, a still reliable IPS LCD, fluid near vanilla Android UI with tons of customization (themes, transition) with being first OEM to implied Google Feed, keeping the RGB Notification LED, dedicated camera button where all OEM already removed it except for L series, and others, well you can name it by yourself. And yeah, design-wise, not perfect at all (a classic Sony Ericsson design with modern reimagined), but at least stand-out from the iPhone X design-wise clone such as notch and vertical camera setup with flash on the middle in Android ecosystem, which far from creative and tons people does complain towards that trend. In my perspective, XZ2 Premium is a great devices that stand-out in the public despite flaws inside out of it.
[deleted post]Comments that use the word "crapmoled" deserve the "crap" tag. That's so juvenile. Why can't you guys just use "amoled"?
I would not pay 1000$ even for a real flagship and for this junk maybe 400$ and 20$ for a Dbrand Skin and a case to hide it's ugly AF design.
Dientesdesierra, 28 Aug 2018Here it is seen how the screen of the XZ2p destroys crapmoleds easy. https://youtu.be/MJjng... moreThey need to test it to understand! Otherwise these kind of test are troll awakening clips.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018The lab tests show this phone' screen is nothing great and worse than the iphone 8's. Stop wit... moreiPhone 8 screen is obsolete, it is a low-end 8-bit SDR screen, the screen of the xz2p is 4k HDR 10-bit with image processor TV High range these tests are useless, the image quality is not measured with a device of the Chinese
this is by far the most ugly, bulky least desirable phone sony has made so far. 236g?? WTF??!
I mean, they ask a premium price for a 4K (in a 16:9 ratio??) in a resulution you don´t need, A dual camera (you several phones already using and producing goo results). It´s a Sony......They don´t care about the market they just do want they want as always...
You have to be a hard core Sony phone to even consider buying one of these... If money is no object go for the modern Galaxy Note 9
It´s the end of the line for Sony,
Dientesdesierra, 28 Aug 2018Here it is seen how the screen of the XZ2p destroys crapmoleds easy. https://youtu.be/MJjng... moreI quite like Sony has a brand but there is no way in hell I would pick this screen over the Note 9's or the Iphone X's. It doesnt look nearly as good it even gives you poor battery life.
Dientesdesierra, 28 Aug 2018iPhone Use obsolete screen technology, the XZ2p has the most advanced screen on the market, it... moreThe lab tests show this phone' screen is nothing great and worse than the iphone 8's. Stop with the stupid fanboyism.
Iphone 8 is brighter, has much better sunlight contrast ratio (3957 vs 2867) and is much more color accurate (1.1 vs 4.1)
Here it is seen how the screen of the XZ2p destroys crapmoleds easy.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018https://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_8_plus-review-1662p3.php There. 81 hr battery enduran... moreiPhone Use obsolete screen technology, the XZ2p has the most advanced screen on the market, it is normal to consume more. Use HDR technology from the Bravia master