Xperia XZ2 Premium begins shipping July 30 in the US, costs $999.99

Xperia XZ2 Premium begins shipping July 30 in the US, costs $999.99
After months of speculation, Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium, which was officially announced back in April, finally has a price tag over in the United States and, unsurprisingly, it’s pretty high.

Going head to head with Apple’s iPhone X in the market, the Xperia XZ2 Premium will be available unlocked in the US for $999.99 and is currently set to begin shipping on July 30th. Nevertheless, those who are eager to purchase the smartphone will be able to do so ahead of time via a pre-order period that will be live on both Amazon and Best Buy’s websites starting July 9. Also, as an added extra for those who purchase it through the former's website, the company is throwing in a free pair of Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones which went on sale at the end of last month.

For the pretty high price tag, the XZ2 Premium offers a large 5.8-inch 4K display complete with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and the company’s trademark bezels. Also, the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm powers the smartphone and is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. When it comes to the camera department, the smartphone is Sony’s first flagship to sport a dual-camera setup on the rear in the form of a main 19-megapixel sensor accompanied by a monochrome 12-megapixel lens.

Despite the fact that Sony’s newest device is yet to be released, recent leaks have suggested the Japanese brand is already working on a successor that could possibly debut later on this year. Nevertheless, the device isn’t expected to bring any major to the tablet. In fact, the only significant upgrade is set to be the presence of an 18:9 aspect ratio.

source: Sony

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Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Display 5.8 inches
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Dual camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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55 Comments

55. holymungdiver

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

A warning to all who ponder buying this phone... DONT. Sony s screens suffer from a horrible symptom that is ghosted horizontal lines appearing when pressing not even forcefully.... This is extremely annoying.... Also anyone who thinks that the sony ps3 controller is a shoo in for compatibility.... Guess again..... No ds3 support. These lines will drive you mad. And any heavy gamer will suffer from 10x the amount of crashes they did with any previous device...just stay Away....... I thought hmmm sony let's give it a go... Sold my s9 and got a xz2.... What a HUGE mistake.... So dont do what I did... Just stay away.... For these are the the problems I discovered in the 1st few days of owning this sad sorry excuse for a smartphone..... Heck you'd be better off getting a jitterbug like your granny has.... STAY AWAY FROM SONY SMARTPHONES

53. cheetah2k

Posts: 2332; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

USD$999 bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

49. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Cheaper prize, xamfung And Apple use crapmoleds poor in.subpixels And displays 8 bits SDR cost more 1000 $

45. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Wrong price again Sony, wrong price (smh)....

44. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Wrong price again Sony, wrong price (smh).....

32. Sparkxster

Posts: 1266; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Great phone but price is too high this should come with 128gb of storage.

27. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

The king

48. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

ROFL......

26. wesley.

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Apart from the bigger battery, what is the point of a 4k screen on a small smartphone. Too many pixels for the human eye to see the difference. Like most 4k TVs too. Will also drain that slightly bigger battery a lot more than 1080p will.

34. mixedfish

Posts: 1573; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Damn man, it's 2018 and you still believe that 5 year old propaganda from Apple?

25. ALMBO6

Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

Can anyone please tell what is wrong with these people selling phones a thousand bucks? Does money not mean anything anymore? You can't even use these things for a least 2days on a single charge, what's the meaning of that?

24. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

That's pretty steep. Big nope.

23. A_A_A

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Why did they even release this phone? It's not going to sale at all.

21. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

1000 $ !!! hahaha why ?? for what ??

38. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 164; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Same specs as all other flagships but a 4K display?

43. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't think so... It's doesn't worth the half of this price for many reasons

20. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wait a few weeks or months then price will probably go down as this phone like most Sony phones will gather dust with that price.

18. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Hahhahahahahahahaahhahahhahahahahahahahaahahhahaz oh my sony lmaoooo

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I bet when Samsung and Apple bring 120Hz screen, ISP, 10-bit 4K HDR screen , battery care etc , you will all care about this stuff...

41. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

They do not have 4k HDR 10-bit technology, they use crapmoleds of low resolution pentile of 8 bit with sawtooth

14. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I'll stick to the ASUS ROG phone, it has some better specs and price will probably be the same or cheaper. Like 512GB vs 64GB, and 4000mAH battery vs 3530 mAH battery. Sony continues digging themselves into bigger holes.

37. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 164; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

It'll probably be more expensive. Rumors say its gonna come with all those extra accessories, or at least some of them. Wireless display dock, etc.

54. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I doubt they will place it at more than $1000, highly. It's only coming with one of the accessories and that's the one to cool off the phone during gameplay. ASUS is one of the lessor expensive brands. With the ASUS ZenFone 5z being stated at starting at $500 (it's on ASUS USA Blog), I don't see with the upgrades at it being more than double the price.

12. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This is for real a straight up NO.

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's almost as if Sony and HTC are fighting for the title of King of Irrelevance in the mobile world.

8. Joosty

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

It will drop to $700 in a few months. S9+ over this....

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's the biggest problem. Even if it drops to $700, it would still be the S9 over this.

30. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

S9 is an obsolete garbage, with a crapmoled pentile of low resolution, a camera of 2017, poor autonomy, and a low performance you can not compare it with the technology of xzp 2 is another level

31. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stop trying so hard. The s9 is a great phone, don't be so jealous that you can't have one. This phone will probably be a good phone also but it is way over priced.

40. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

I have a chrome xzp with a 4k screen, I do not need a trash from xamfumg s9, with lags, low performance, slow updates, low resolution screen with saw teeth, poor autonomy, and a camera of 2017

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