We had series of leaks about the Sony next flagship smartphone which turns out to be true. Sony finally launches the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018 today.
The Sony new offering seems like a slight change in the design but still has the same old Omnibalance design touch. The device looks exactly similar to previous leaks and Sony Xperia XZ2 comes in Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green and Ash Pink whereas the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact comes in Black, White Silver, Coral Pink and Moss Green.Both the devices look similar in terms of design with curved back and are very much thicker with 11.1 mm on Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with 12.1 mm when compared with all other smartphones under this price range.
Both the devices are also slightly heavy with 198 grams on Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact weighs 167 grams.Sony Xperia XZ2 is built out of metal and 3D glass surface whereas the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is built out of anti-scratch hard-grade polycarbonate.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports 5.7 inches FHD+ Triluminos HDR Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with 5.0 inches having the same resolution as the elder brother.Both the devices are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
Both the devices are powered by SD845 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 400GB.It also features IP68 rating which makes the device dust and water resistant.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact feature 19MP Motion Eye single camera on the back with 1/ 2.3″ Exmor RS, f/2.0 aperture, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, 5-axis stabilization, 960 fps Super slow motion movie and video recording up to 4K. There is 5MP selfie camera with 1/ 5” Exmor RS, f/2.2 aperture, 5-axis stabilization and 23mm wide-angle lens.
The connectivity option on both the devices include Dual/Single SIM 4G LTE and VoLTE, Dual Band WiFi, MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. Both the devices do come with front firing stereo speakers which are called as S-Force Front Surround.Sadly, there is no 3.5 mm audio port on both the devices.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is fueled by 3180 mAh battery whereas the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with 2870 mAh battery and both the device supports Qnovo Adaptive Charging with QC 3.0.Both the devices are running on Android Oreo out of the box.Sony also launched the AR functionality with 3D creator similar to Apple Animoji and both the devices will come with this feature.
As of now, there are no details about the pricing and both the smartphone are set to go on sale starting from March 2018.