Earlier this year at MWC 2018, Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphones. Now, four months later, the company has brought the Xperia XZ2 in India, and it will be available to purchase starting August 1 via Sony and select retail stores. Among the key highlights, it lets you record 4K HDR movies, which is a first for any smartphone out there. The Xperia XZ2 also comes with 960fps super slow-motion video recording capabilities, and a dynamic vibration system which makes the phone rumble along with media and games.
Sony Xperia XZ2 price in India
The Xperia XZ2 is steeply priced at Rs 72,990 in India. At this price point, the smartphone will compete with the likes Huawei P20 Pro, Oppo Find X, Vivo NEX, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and 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.
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Sony Xperia XZ2 specifications and features
In terms of specifications, the Xperia XZ2 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display, and it supports High Dynamic Range with Sony 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.
In the photography department, the Xperia XZ2 comes with a 19-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, predictive capture, motion and smile detection features. Up front is a 5-megapixel sensor with support for 3D Creator app, allowing users to create their selfie in 3D and it can be shared directly on Facebook timeline.
To keep things ticking, the smartphone comes with 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 on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
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