Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

6.7/10 AVG.
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6.7/10
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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.8"
Camera
19+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Trends

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium impresses with its low-light capabilities, but its spotlight features cater to a niche audience, and they’re not good enough to make this phone exciting to use.

- Julian Chokkattu, Digital Trends
Android Headlines

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium is one of the best performing phones on the market, with an unbelievably good 4K HDR display, ultra-high quality sound output amazing vibration motors, spectacular new cameras, and a refreshed design language.

- Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines
Android Police

Sony wants $1,000 for this phone, and it's not remotely worth that much. Sure you can point to the 4K screen to justify the cost, but there's no user benefit to that many pixels on a phone. The camera is good, but not as good as phones that cost $600-900. Then there's the software, which feels amate...

- Ryan Whitwam, Android Police
G Style Magazine

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a fantastically capable device. It’s top tier specs mean that pretty much any app or game you throw at it will run super smoothly and this also goes for the phone itself.

- Samuel Huang, G Style Magazine
Engadget

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a capable phone that lasts all day, but most of its standout features are either unnecessary or incredibly niche. It’s also very expensive and very slippery. Most people will be better served by another flagship Android phone.

- Cherlynn Low, Engadget


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Sony released the Xperia XZ2 Premium on July 31, 2018.



Sony backs up the Xperia XZ2 Premium with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.8"

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium's screen size is 5.8 inches with 2160 x 3840 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
19+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 19+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3540mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3540 mAh battery.

Xperia XZ2 Premium Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.55 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3540 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 569 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Chrome Black, Chrome Silver, Chrome Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.9 x 1.3 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 236 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2160 x 3840 pixels
Pixel density 760 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
19+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/1.6), Super slow motion recording(960 FPS), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
ISO, Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, JPG, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony H8116, H8166

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Critic Reviews


Digital Trends

Makes a better camera than a phone

from Digital Trends

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium impresses with its low-light capabilities, but its spotlight features cater to a niche audience, and they’re not good enough to make this phone exciting to use.

Read full review

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium impresses with its low-light capabilities, but its spotlight features cater to a niche audience, and they’re not good enough to make this phone exciting to use.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

The 4K HDR phone

from Android Headlines

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium is one of the best performing phones on the market, with an unbelievably good 4K HDR display, ultra-high quality sound output amazing vibration motors, spectacular new cameras, and a refreshed design language.

Read full review

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium is one of the best performing phones on the market, with an unbelievably good 4K HDR display, ultra-high quality sound output amazing vibration motors, spectacular new cameras, and a refreshed design language.

Read full review

Less

Android Police

A Sony vanity project and nothing more

from Android Police

Sony wants $1,000 for this phone, and it's not remotely worth that much. Sure you can point to the 4K screen to justify the cost, but there's no user benefit to that many pixels on a phone. The camera is good, but not as good as phones that cost $600-900. Then there's the software, which feels am...More

Sony wants $1,000 for this phone, and it's not remotely worth that much. Sure you can point to the 4K screen to justify the cost, but there's no user benefit to that many pixels on a phone. The camera is good, but not as good as phones that cost $600-900. Then there's the software, which feels amateurish at times. The Xperia XZ2 Premium seems to exist only so Sony can say it makes a phone with a 4K screen.

Read full review

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G Style Magazine

The true Xperia flagship

from G Style Magazine

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a fantastically capable device. It’s top tier specs mean that pretty much any app or game you throw at it will run super smoothly and this also goes for the phone itself.

Read full review

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a fantastically capable device. It’s top tier specs mean that pretty much any app or game you throw at it will run super smoothly and this also goes for the phone itself.

Read full review

Less

Engadget

Too quirky for the mainstream

from Engadget

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a capable phone that lasts all day, but most of its standout features are either unnecessary or incredibly niche. It’s also very expensive and very slippery. Most people will be better served by another flagship Android phone.

Read full review

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a capable phone that lasts all day, but most of its standout features are either unnecessary or incredibly niche. It’s also very expensive and very slippery. Most people will be better served by another flagship Android phone.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

The bigger they are

from Tom's Guide

The range-topping Xperia XZ2 Premium adds a 4K display and dual cameras to Sony's formidable Android flagship, but the phone remains stuck in the past.

Read full review

The range-topping Xperia XZ2 Premium adds a 4K display and dual cameras to Sony's formidable Android flagship, but the phone remains stuck in the past.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

Still good enough to compete

from PhoneArena

Few smartphones offer exclusive features, which is why the Xperia XZ2 Premium is notable in the space. Over on the specs side, it’s every bit of a high-end smartphone, but it goes beyond that by offering exclusives in the form of its 4K HDR display, HDR video recording, and a camera that has remarkable light sensitivity.

Read full review

Few smartphones offer exclusive features, which is why the Xperia XZ2 Premium is notable in the space. Over on the specs side, it’s every bit of a high-end smartphone, but it goes beyond that by offering exclusives in the form of its 4K HDR display, HDR video recording, and a camera that has remarkable light sensitivity.

Read full review

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