Do you like the new Sony Xperia XZ2 design?

Do you like the new Sony Xperia XZ2 design?
With its new flagship, Sony is definitely treading some new grounds. The company is known for having a traditionalist approach and sticking to its Omnibalance design ever since the first Xperia Z top-tier phone. Even when the flagship line was renamed to Xperia XZ and Sony said it will be re-thinking how it goes about its devices, they still didn't change that much. Now, the Xperia XZ2 breaks the mold.

Most evidently, we got an 18:9 tall display. Sure, it's a trend right now, but considering that most of the media that is being consumed on mobile devices rigth now is still 16:9, we wouldn't say that this is a change one must embrace in order to keep up with the times. Also, keeping in mind that Sony still refuses to make a phone with a QHD (1440 x 2560) display because it considers its benefits to be minimal (but still makes 4K phones, which is a bit confusing), it would be easy to assume that the company wouldn't be quick to jump on the 18:9 bandwagon.

Another thing that's new is the arched back of the device. Gone are the days when your Sony flagship is flat as a plank, we now have a bulged back, which would sit comfy in the palm of your hand. The finish has changed a bit, too, now chasing shiny, reflective colors under the glass panel.

Still, even with these changes, the phones managed to keep some of their DNA. When we look at an Xperia XZ2, there is no doubt in our minds that it's a Sony. We assume it's the same for you. But do you like how it looks now? Check out our hands-on pictures below and vote in our poll!


Do you like the Xperia XZ2's design?

Yeah, it's great!
37.64%
Meh...
33.49%
Not at all!
28.87%

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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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28 Comments

1. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I think the back is UGLY!

9. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Not as much as the s9

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Do you spend more time looking at the back than the screen on your phone?

15. mahima

Posts: 724; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

11mm thick with so so battery...anyone voting no1 option is a fanboy

26. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

11 mm is not flat thick it starts 6 mm thick in edges and ends with 11mm in centre which the curvature of phone is parallel to hand curvature to hold...

2. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

great phone. design is good not great

8. libra89

Posts: 2264; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I agree with this. It's nice but not awesome to me.

27. Leo_MC

Posts: 6894; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

How do you that the phone is great? It hadn't reached the market yet so it may be just a piece of s**t as far as we know for now...

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1317; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

looks like they took the u11+ and made it fat...

4. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Same here: the back is ugly as hell, all they had to do was to keep their previous signature design and reduce the big upper and bottom bezels. Also they should have kept their fingerprint sensor on the side and the headphone audio jack...now it's more like another cheap Chinese smartphone!

5. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

As a hardcore Sony fan I prefer omnibalance design to new one. Also the old fps.

6. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

It's an improvement over previous ones but it's still not up there competing with other brands

7. surethom

Posts: 1631; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Design not bad, but like most i absolutely hate shiny reflective back covers. Fingerprint magnet & cheap looking.

10. tobias.will

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2018

It Looks like htc U11

11. iczer

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I like it!!

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I like the fact that decided to shake things up, but there's no reason for a device to be as thick as this without having a monstrous battery.

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

There's always a room for a headphone jack.

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

XA2 looks better

17. Sparkxster

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The phone looks great don't get all the hate.

18. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

Being that thick, it should have a bigger battery. Add a case and its 12+mm thick.

19. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I would have voted for yeah but not at all chosen because of headphone jack removal....

20. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Still using a Z3 here but I gotta say these are the ugliest design made by Sony ever. Every design aspect of this is just off! Lol.

21. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

1. Bezels are still too big. 2. Worst place for a FPS. 3. Small batteries for that thick curved design 4. Lack of Optical Image Stabilization 5. Did i mention the bezels?

23. gamehead unregistered

It's an improvement

24. middlehead

Posts: 448; Member since: May 12, 2014

I'd have preferred they kept the FP reader in a side power button, but otherwise it's perfectly tolerable.

25. shortkey

Posts: 52; Member since: May 19, 2017

The overall not-actually-very-compact size and the lack of the 3.5 mm jack is what takes the phone down a decade of pegs. The design is cool, I guess. Definitely better than the previous one, as that one was just a flat brick that didn't fit snugly into the palm. This new one may be less distinctive but at least it's more ergonomical.

28. Krjal

Posts: 420; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I love it except for the missing headphone jack. Just a meh I guess.

29. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Why?couldn"t the Sony branding removed from the bottom bezel so more screen could have been used,Sony are way behind the others and people will look for a phone that offers more screen usage

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