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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Operating system

    Android 8

  • Screen size

    5.8 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.7 GHz

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Sony is struggling to establish itself in the smartphone market, due to a much more responsive competition. The Japanese brand is trying to give its Xperia XZ2 a new look with this premium version.

The design of this smartphone is undoubtedly disappointing. Extremely heavy, the XZ2 Premium is tiring after long use, and it is also very cumbersome. Indeed, there is a lack of an elementary design optimization work here, the edges being far too marked all around the screen, especially since they are useless or almost useless. In fact, the fingerprint reader is in the back, badly placed under the photo lenses on which fingers often land. If a Jack port for an old helmet is missing, everything else is present and the design, if dated, also gives good guarantees of solidity.

The 5.8-inch screen is therefore in the classic 16:9 aspect ratio... But now dated. Anyway, the slab is very defined, with 4K on the program (2160 by 3840 pixels), a nice thing but which on such a small screen only brings a little more comfort, but nothing decisive either. The contrast is good, but not from the level of the AMOLED tiles, but the brightness allows for unobtrusive use in all light conditions. The color rendering is a little cold, but it is possible to correct it in the settings.

The sound part is on the whole very successful. The headphone output, whether wired or via Bluetooth, is always well balanced, with a plethora of options to go a little further. The two speakers also do quite well, as long as it remains musical rather than violent as sounds to be reproduced.

In terms of performance, this Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is very comfortable with anything you ask it to do , despite Sony's own software overlay. It's a bit of a shame to find so many pre-installed applications, which you can't always remove, which takes storage for nothing. The games are not at pains and will not impose any sacrifice of details to turn out well.

The XZ2 Premium is photographed by two sensors, a new feature for Sony. In bright light, the results are rather correct, with correct and pleasant colours, but the software processing is long and the level of detail in the image could easily have been better. Similarly in the dark, there is some difficulty for the camera to manage excessively strong light sources (such as a lamp), but it performs better in a homogeneous scene. On the positive side, the second sensor, monochrome, takes beautiful black and white shots, in addition to allowing you to play on the depth of field in a beautiful way. The video recording is a success, but it is better to be satisfied with a beautiful Full HD resolution to maintain fluidity. In selfies, the smoothing of the front sensor can be perceived as flattering, but on the whole it is rather beautifully done.

The autonomy does not benefit from a huge battery, this one being just within the standard while the XZ2 Premium's off-standard weight could give hope for something different. Here, the smartphone has a good day and a half, but it has the merit of never crashing without a reason when it comes to batteries.

Review of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium done by Julien Hany the 2019/01/05

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Key points

Screen size

5.8 in

Processor frequency

2.7 GHz

RAM

6144 MB

Internal storage

64 GB

Photo resolution (Front camera)

13 MP

Video resolution

2160 p

Photo resolution

19 MP

PPI

760

Capacity

3540 mAh

Rugged

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Weak points

Thickness

11.9 in

Weight

236 oz

Radio

No

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Technical specifications

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has several versions, you will find the features of the 64GB / 4GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (64GB / 4GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 8
Available Yes
Released (US) July 2018
Original price (US) 1000 $
Released (FR) September 2018
Design Candybar
Color
Black
Silver
Rugged Yes
Type Waterproof
Dust
Ingress Protection IP 68
Display
Screen type IPS LCD
Resolution 2160x3840 pixels
Screen size 5.8 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 760
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 800
850
900
1700/2100
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
900
1800
2100
2600
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 19 MP
Video resolution 2160 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 13 MP
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
80 in
11.9 in
158 in
236 oz
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Height 158 in
Width 80 in
Thickness 11.9 in
Weight 236 oz
Hardware
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Processor frequency 2.7 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 6144 MB
Internal storage 64 GB
Removable storage Yes
Memory card microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM No
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Supported formats eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WAV
Video player Yes
Supports H.265
MPEG4
Xvid
Radio No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-ion
Capacity 3540 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes



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