Poll results: Sony Xperia XZ2 gets a "meh" out of 10

Poll results: Sony Xperia XZ2 gets a
So, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is a different beast in regards to what we are used to seeing from Sony. It's got an arched back with a super-shiny finish, an oddly-placed camera, a fingerprint scanner, an 18:9 screen on the front and it's... a bit thick. Still, the Sony Omnibalance look is there, most evident when you look at the device from the front, and we appreciate the fresh take — something that Sony wasn't keen on doing for the past few years.

Not only does it look different, the XZ2 packs a slew of new features — some special, others not so much — and we have to say, it's an interesting launch. And we are not saying that just because there are so few major players at MWC 2018.

But back to the topic at hand — we wanted to talk looks. We realize that the new direction might be welcomed by some, but off-putting to others. So, we thought we'd ask — do you like the Xperia XZ2's new clothes?

Well, while only about 29% gave us a strict "No!", the positive response doesn't seem to be overwhelming either. 38% said they like it, while another 33% are in the unimpressed "meh" territory. This might change once people get to examine the device up close as it hits their local store shelves. But for now... it is what it is.

Do you like the Xperia XZ2's design?

Yeah, it's great!
Not at all!

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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)



1. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Ok we have huge contradictions here! Xperia XZABCDEFGH2 gets meh in this poll... couple of days b4 it has got equivalent attraction wit s9 plus. So s9 plus = XPERIA XZABCDEFGH2! Meh = Meh !!!! What the hell am i doing now!

7. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

11mm thicknes with "meh" battery is a very big "meh"

8. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The battery is bigger than a Galaxy S9, it is not so "meh".

16. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The galaxy S9+ is thinner, with a bigger battery and ois.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1366; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This Omnibalance word is being used completely wrong: Omnibalance was referring to the original Xperia Z where the front and back glass were accompanied by acrylic inserts all around the frame to give a global feeling of glass surrounded body: hence Omni-balance. The design was sort of followed by the Z1 and Z2 but since the Z3 the term Omnibalance makes no sense any more because the frame lost all symmetrical inserts. Sony stated very clearly that the XZ devices had a Loop design. This wrong use of the term Omnibalance makes people think that it has something to do with Sony's treatment of bezels and that Sony is sticking to some sort of design book. In reality Sony has changed the design massively, with only common denominator the large bezels.

4. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

The new design is a very nice step in the right direction in staying on par with the competition. The loop design with the square feel to it is still very unique and well liked. Just made Sony stand out so much on the hardware. You knew if you saw that device, it was a Sony phone without a doubt. I'm sure the new design will grow on us all.

5. gamehead unregistered

Then: We want a new design! Now: Ew it's fugly!

18. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's possible for a new design to be ugly.

28. gamehead unregistered

I'm not saying that it cant.

6. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

The back is nice, but those bottom bezels can be a bit smaller.

10. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Yeah and lose front facing stereo speakers in the process?! No thanks...

9. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Design doesn't look good, but I'd still buy it if I had a higher income. Design doesn't bother that much cus I always put my phone in a case anyway.

11. Nikolai90

Posts: 50; Member since: May 16, 2017

Ugly, uninspiring, lame, mutates alien, detestable and swollen back Xperia XZ2 has caused me divorced with Sony. Ridiculous "Ambient Flow" design. Not my Sony. Xperia XZ, XZs, Xperia XZ Premium with "Loop Surface" design is much more elegant, brilliant and looks premium than this cheap reminiscent of Asus Zenfone Go 4 and 5. They could trim bezels and make it 18:9 ratio screen on Loop Surface design but they won't. Rear fingerprint scanner placement looks weird and the camera doesn't even looks like Sony. Xperia Z5 series, Xperia XZ series are the best design so far albeit not 18:9 screen. Not I that ditching Sony but Sony ditched me causing so much suffering from mental breakdown caused by Sony Mobile Division. Bye Sony.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I'm sure as people get to see and experience the XZ2 and XZ2 compact in person their minds will change.

13. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

The design of the backpanel is hideous. It’s like a soap... meh

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ was a pain in the ass to hold because of the flat back. Sony puts a curved back to provide a more natural grip and the design-bitches come out in full force. Care for some cheese to go with that whine?

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Sony had flat backs for many years, I don't see you or Sony fans complaining about it? Rofl

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

While you're rolling on the floor laughing, see if you can find some time to learn what reading comprehension is about. The topic is about the criticism toward Sony for the curved back. FOCUS!!

26. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

People complain about thickness not curve. Beside compare it with S9 not S6. focus!

15. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Its not that ugly but was really disappointed at the 11 mm thickness.

20. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

At its thickest point.

24. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It's ugly exactly because it's thick.

21. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

At first I thought it was fine, but the more I look at it, the more I am disappointed. There's almost nothing original about the design... a first for Sony in years. Here's hoping they come up with something better for the XZ Pro.

22. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

HTC all over again.. nah.

23. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Front design yes, back design meh. Bulky ugly. I loved xz premium design. Just make it bezel Less. Add dual camera and OIS. And please bring back 3.5 jack! Sony better fired their design team..

25. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You bet the next Sony phones for years will looks like this..

27. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Ugly and uninspiring design. Looks like another noname phone from Chinese manufacturer desperately trying to look like others. Sony style completely lost. Plus no 3.5 mm jack. Worst device Sony introduced in last 5 years. And yes - design team needs to be fired immediately before they make even more damage to company.

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