The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is the company’s first dual-camera smartphone, pairing the familiar MotionEye image sensor with a secondary, monochrome cam to deliver clearer, sharper photos and videos.
It also shoots 4K HDR video that can be enjoyed on its 4K HDR display, boasting the highest resolution on a smartphone today. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip and 6GB of RAM for top performance. We expect the Xperia XZ2 Premium to be released this summer for an undoubtedly high price.
Design and Display
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium diverges a bit from the conventional Xperia build because of its more rounded edges rather than the block design seen before. You would also see that the bezel at the side are absent but has rather large one on the top.
Made from glass and a metallic frame which suggests wireless charging and also an IP68 certification. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack like its contemporaries and features a double front facing Dolby speaker for surround sound and the fingerprint sensor is located below the vertically arranged camera at the center of the back panel.
There’s only a handful of smartphones that has a 4K resolution display and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is one of them. In addition the display is triluminous, a feature that improves colour reproduction and contrast. Sized at 5.8-inch with 3840 X 2160 pixels, it has a staggering pixel density of 760 ppi. It does deserve some accolades, with an added Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
Battery and Camera
Some of the improvements talked about earlier, extends to the battery capacity of the new flagship compared to the other XZ2 models. Although it’s just a slight bump, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 3, 540mAh Li-ion battery built-in which can be charged wirelessly or by fast charge through the USB Type-C port.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 sees the addition of an extra camera on the rear side, which is quite the way to go now in most of the premium smartphones. You have the collaboration of a main 19MP camera and that of a secondary 12MP camera to deliver a better picture and like it peers, is also capable of 1080p video recording at 960fps. On the other hand, selfies are taken care of by a 13MP camera.
Hardware and Software
It also offers the best of Qualcomm’s chipset same as the rest of the XZ2 family but with a slight upgrade other parts of the hardware which we will discuss later. The smartphone is powered by none other than a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 with eight cores clocking at 2.7GHz max and an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics munching.
The upgrade I was talking about comes in the size of the RAM featured on the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, with a bigger 6GB RAM rather than the 4GB on the former. Also, you have 64GB built-in storage and an extension support up to 400GB with a memory card. You’ve got Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest from Google shipping out with the smartphone.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium:
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Body||Dimensions||158 x 80 x 11.9 mm (6.22 x 3.15 x 0.47 in)|
|Weight||236 g (8.32 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP65/IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.8 inches, 92.7 cm2 (~73.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~760 ppi density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 10 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– HDR10 compliant
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
|Platform||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 19 MP (f/1.8, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm) + 12 MP B/W (f/1.6, 1/2.3″, 1.55µm), 5-axis gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected], HDR|
|Secondary||13 MP (f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″, 1.12µm), 5-axis giro EIS, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Dynamic vibration system
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Qi wireless charging
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3540 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Chrome Black, Chrome Silver|