Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium unboxing

Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia XZ2 were recently made available for the US, but shipments won’t be available until the end of the month. Just like many gadget fanatics, we’re intrigued by Sony’s latest flagship, which was announced not too long ago after its other flagship – the Xperia XZ2. We just recently got our review unit, so we’re eager to see how this stacks up against some of the top-tiered smartphones released during the first half of the year. Considering that this is one of the first big phones to launch in the second half of the year, it’s going to need to hit it out of the ballpark if it intends on being in contention.

There’s certainly some love given to this phone, which is clearly evident in its packaging. In particular, the logo and name on the front shimmers in a dazzling array of colors. For the most part, the grey colored packaging is pretty minimalist – while the back gives us some insight to the specs of the phone. And if you don’t already know, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a beast of a phone. Some of its more notable specs include a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display, dual-cameras, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and a 13MP front-facing camera. You’ll find the following items included in the packaging:

  • USB Type-C cable
  • Wall charger
  • Users Guide
  • Safety Information

Our first thought after taking the phone out from its packaging is how slippery it feels in the hand. That’s probably attributed to the its glass meets metal design, a common design characteristic amongst phones nowadays, but it feels especially slippery here. Beyond that, there’s some serious girth to the phone – both in its weight and size. Compared to its contemporaries, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is pretty wide, so expect to stretch out your hand more than your typical phone. Besides that, we have to admit that the phone’s construction feels solid.

Turn the phone around, we’re greeted with another drool worthy feature – the dual-cameras! The combination consists of a 19MP main sensor accompanied with a secondary 12MP monochrome sensor. Sure, it’s able to produce the same bokeh effects as other dual-camera implementations, but there’s more of a focus on low-light performance. In fact, the monochrome sensor will be able to gather more light, resulting in the ability to achieve an ISO of 51200 for photos and 12800 for videos. Over on the video side, you can expect the line’s signature 960 FPS super slow-motion recording!

Priced at $999.99, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is no doubt a serious investment, but we’re crossing our fingers that it can deliver the goods in setting the bar for the second half of the year. Considering what’s on tap on the horizon, it’ll really need to step up its game if it has any chance of swaying the minds of consumers in believing in the Xperia brand once again here in the US. Expect our in-depth review soon!

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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



29. theot14430 unregistered

Sony, no baloney

27. Kino2x

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Looks like Cheezburger )))

24. Reybanz88

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

This is such a weird looking phone, like 2 or 3 phones slammed together... It's completely unbalanced and has an old design. And what's worst is it looks heavy and thick no pun intended... Those are not qualities we want in a phone.

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017 Iphone X vs XZ2P night video

21. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

its a good lookin phone.looks quite well build...but a bit thick and well larger bezels than most of the phones these days...lets hope the camera is well live up to phones r solid ones with nice light skin wise...well we all know

20. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Sony needs a new designer.

18. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The XZ2 Premiums front looks soo ancient compared to the new bezeless design of 2018 phones. If Apple or Samsung made this design, the trolls would be spamming this article about how ugly it is.

30. Alin03

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Have you seen the iPhone 8 Plus? It's Apple's latest smartphone and it has bigger bezels, not to mention that its battery is smaller, screen is smaller, resolution...

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It's like I'm almost looking at an HTC phone, weird off style, limited availability and costly.

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1266; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looking forward to Xperia XZ 2 premium review.

13. xxCearxx

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

No headphones in the box for a $1000 phone??? WTH

15. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

I noticed that as well. Darn shame, really. It's not like I was looking for new earphones. It's just that even the budget phones offer them.

16. Alin03

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Normally there is headphones but in the european version, and maybe it's because it's a review unit.

31. jon.g

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 2018

It comes with Xperia Ear Duo.

12. magnaroader

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Unboxing a review unit... What's the point? You never get all the same goodies as a retail unit so it seems kind of mundane

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Bokeh and Monochrome will arrive just next month as update. Now PA will decrease score from 8.5 to 8.

9. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013


6. cmdacos

Posts: 4412; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao!!! Is it 2012??? Look at that thing!!!! King of bezels

7. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

To each their own. I like this design( not the back though) .

25. Reybanz88

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

The back is horrible! I miss the flat Xperia Z1 back

5. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The king is coming

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Video not available?

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 464; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Very nice and much better than x

19. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hahahah funny.

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