Sony’s Xperia XZ2 is now up for sale via Sony Centers, and select retail stores. The company had first unveiled the Xperia Z2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones earlier this year at MWC 2018. It was only last week though when the Xperia XZ2 launched in India with a price tag of Rs 72,990. Also Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consolesAlso Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in India
At this price point, the Sony Xperia XZ2 will compete with the likes Huawei P20 Pro, Oppo Find X, Vivo NEX, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Apple iPhone 8 Plus to name a few. Also, while competitors come with dual cameras, Sony is relying on a single camera. In fact, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a QHD+ display, whereas Sony is restricted to Full HD+ resolution, which is not a good advantage in front of the competition. Also Read - PlayStation 5 going on a diet? Retailer leaks lightweight PS5 in works
Among the key highlights are the Sony Xperia XZ2’s ability to record 4K HDR movies, which is a first for any smartphone out there. It comes with 960fps super slow-motion video recording capabilities, and a dynamic vibration system that makes the phone rumble along with media and games.
Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications and features
The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display, and it supports High Dynamic Range that Sony claims to be upscaling all content to near HDR for better quality playback. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present, which is expandable memory up to 400GB.
As for the camera, the Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with a 19-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, predictive capture, motion and smile detection features. Upfront, there is a 5-megapixel camera with support for 3D Creator app, which will allow users to create their selfie in 3D and it can be shared directly on Facebook timeline.
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The Xperia XZ2 packs a 3,180mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 feature, and wireless charging support. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE with VoLTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and GPS. In the software department, the smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.