4 things that would've made the Xperia XZ2 a better offer

4 things that would've made the Xperia XZ2 a better offer
On schedule with its half-year refresh cycle, Sony dropped a brand-new flagship duo at MWC — the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. And this time around, the company shook some things around, adopting more modern trends and saying goodbye to some old habits. The new Xperias have long 18:9 screens, back-mounted fingerprint scanners, and a bunch of new features — some unique, some playing catch-up with the industry.

We'd say the the Xperia XZ2 is the first exciting Sony flagship in a while and it looks to be a pretty solid phone. Some might be disapointed about the removal of a headphone jack, which is a move that few expected from Sony. Others dislike the new look of the phone's back, saying it looks too much like a modern HTC. But, those complaints aside, there are a couple more things we wish we would've seen be done differently on Sony's new flagship.

They may be considered nitpicks, but let's dive in and explore them!

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Xperia XZ2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

https://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-xz2/battery-and-processor/ The battery size from XZ2 is 3180mAh, please don't give false information. 2870mAh is belonged to XZ2 Compact.

5. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I was just saying that!

6. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Me too. They better correct that as it actually got a bigger battery than the S9.

13. washinma44

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 27, 2018

I was getting ready to say the same damn thing! How you going to be a mobile phone site and not have the correct information? (LOL) SMDH

17. KingSam

Posts: 1446; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

They are humans and they have a lot of devices to cover so why the hate.

9. w1000i

Posts: 246; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Where else you will find these stupid mistake, that came against the headline.

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Should have kept 13MP selfie.. 5 , 7 or 8 is too bad. If it was good the rear cam of phones woukd be still 8.

3. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Yeah front camera is my only gripe. Would have loved OIS but guesd sony will never bring OIS.

8. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

The front camera of XA Ultra series say hi to you haha...

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not sure if is just me, but I have impression that XZs, XZ and XZ Premium take better selfies than XZ1. XZ1 seems to use soft skin all the time, even when it is off.

4. maherk

Posts: 6843; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The fps placement is terrible, they should've kept the XZ Premium design but with slimmer bezels.

7. shortkey

Posts: 53; Member since: May 19, 2017

5. removable battery 6. being a bit smaller 7. A 3.5 MM HEADPHONE JACK

10. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Join as a designer then, don't just speak easily.

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2577; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Not being ridiculously thick would have been my #1.

14. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Gsmarena the xperia have the best video stabilizer on the market.

15. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Phonearena the xperia have the best video stabilizer on the market.

16. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Better front cam

20. gamehead unregistered

a 1440p screen wouldve been nice. why 1080p?

21. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Sony likes 1080 and 2160. They think 1440 is useless.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Dear PA, there is the Background Defocus since Z phones. You can choose how blurry background gets , the directon too.

23. Krjal

Posts: 429; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Headphone jack.

24. makiz

Posts: 33; Member since: May 30, 2017

You should do a little more research before jumping on any conclusions. Sony has the Bokeh application for portrait mode photos, which is available for all the high end xperia devices since the Z1 or Z2, I can't recall..

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