Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact specs and price info leaked out

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact specs and price info leaked out
Two of Sony's high-end smartphones will be much less expensive than Samsung's upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, at least according to a new report coming from Sweden.

The most expensive of the two Sony upcoming handsets, the Xperia XZ2 is said to boast a large 5.7-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating and 18:9 aspect ratio. As expected, the phone will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

The slightly cheaper and much smaller model, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a similar hardware under the chassis, but a 5-inch display with FHD+ resolution instead. Also, neither of Sony's Xperia smartphone feature 3.5mm audio jack. Aside from size, these two phones don't appear to be much different.

Price-wise, the Xperia XZ2 will reportedly cost the equivalent of €799 or $987, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact should be available for just €599 or $740 outright. Both Xperia handsets are supposed to go on sale on March 6, but they might hit the shelves much later.

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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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25 Comments

1. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

No headphone jack from a company who has one of the best wired headphones on the planet?Wow Sony. I was hoping I could go back to using your phones again. What a disappointment.

3. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It was a prototype with no jack. Let's wait for the official release then we'll decide.

9. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

you could still buy XZ1 compact, its been only 4 months since it has been released!!! And in my opinion its the best compact phone ever made

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I think same. But their high end headphones are wireless. Probably the reason. That is why LDAC was insert on Android 8.0 stock.

15. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sony most likely were keeping their headphone jack because they didn't have a wireless solution for their Digital Noise Cancellation technology. Now in CES they presented a nice wireless DNC solution and they can go all wireless. Until now I was criticizing the competition for ditching the headphone jack thinking that this might kill Sony's best feature, if they decided to ditch the headphone jack to follow the market. Now I don't have problem with it. Ultimately there are adaptors for people that insist on using high-end headphones. For most people on the move wireless DNC ear buds is the best solution for sound quality and space that they take in the bag.

19. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Are You sure? In 2015 they started selling MDR-ZX770BN, which are wireless and has DNC support. So they could remove jack in Z5 line. Even Z3+... So Your theory doesn't say why now?

22. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

These are bulky headphones, not ear buds. For proper headphones going wireless doesn't make you significantly more mobile, they are not particularly portable anyway. For ear buds it's crucial.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Final nail in the coffin for Sony Mobile. Can't say I'm sad because they haven't been competitive for a while now.

12. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You do realise Sony is one of the companies that is actually making a profit with their mobile division Their phones might not be gimmicky but they get the job done except perhaps for the Z3+ and snapdragon 810 debacle

4. libra89

Posts: 2219; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Welp, I guess this is not going to be a go for me. Maybe when the price drops for the XZ2 Compact. Not likely to happen for me though.

5. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm curious to read the reactions of the Sony fans who have been criticizing the new tall aspect ratio that LG and Samsung first introduced. So far, every fanbase hated it until their favorite OEM supported it. To me, I'm glad Sony is adopting it, and if it is an OLED panel packed in the same boxy design but with slimmer bezels and side mounted fps, then most likely this will be my next phone.

7. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its not the tall aspect ratio that we hate, it's the media to be consumed and will fully utilize the new screen. It's too early to adopt, for myself, when most videos and movies available are in standard formats.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'd probably still criticise it but I knew already from the beginning that it would be a matter of time for Sony to adopt it. Anyway, considering that all competition has moved to same format, there is no way that you can move to a competitor which doesn't come with tall format, so the point is mute. I'm much more worried about Sony seemingly giving in to stupid pressure to change their classy design and adopting this fat, curved back. Despite overwhelming negative reaction from pubic, there was absolutely nothing wrong with previous Sony Design apart from large (and painted in body colour instead of black) bezels. I'm afraid that now Sony will move to these curved backs to mask the increased thickness that these tall screens bring (camera sensor has to now fit behind the screen instead of above it). Having said that, yesterday I saw for the first time the XA2 and I happily report that indeed the handset has not only curved back but also slightly curved front, which brings symmetry back. Lets hope that these flagships will also have this design. I'm really surprized that no reviewer has mentioned the slight curve of the XA2 screen, because it's a pretty impressive feat of engineering and design.

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I feel sad.. 2:1 is disgusting

23. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Terrible news for me! I really hate the 18:9 aspect ratio, whether it is on my own G6, the GS9 or the XZ2. It's not a dealbreaker though. The lack of a jack probably is btw.

24. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I wouldn't mind losing the headphone jack tbh, I have a pair of Sony's XB950, and I can't remember when was the last time I plugged wired headphones into my phone. As for the 18:9 aspect ratio, I love it, I find myself scrolling less using it, and it gives us bigger screens in narrower bodies.

6. torr310

Posts: 1618; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Small batteries....

10. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

xz1 compact has really small battery but yet it outlasts almost all the monster battery phones in the market (except moto z play)

20. ch3mn3y

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

Compact beats most device out there and has even smaller battery than XZ1. It's optimization what is important and it seems that only Sony sees that. However people prefer bigger numbers, what is stupid, but people are stupid, so...

8. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

March 6 for sale? This is fake!

16. Jacksie66 unregistered

I've been an avid sony fan for years. From the days of my Sony Ericsson t610 and w995 to the xperia arc, original z and my current XZ premium. If this is true about Sony ditching the jack then I'm gone. I have wireless headphones but I also have excellent wired headphones. I use both. I hate companies taking away features that you actually use and forcing you to go full wireless unless you use a stupid dongle. I think the oneplus 6 or the next LG V series phone will replace this. With absolutely crap sales you'd think that Sony would want to hold onto every customer they can..

17. Feanor

Posts: 1292; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

When you read the comments, you'll understand; people will want the side fingerprint scanner but thin side bezels, huge batteries but also space for headphone jack, zero top and bottom bezels but place for stereo speakers, thin profile but no protruding camera, aluminium panel but no scratches, shiny glass but no shattering. And if one of their favourite features gets ditched, they will complain. Sorry, but you cannot please anyone. E.g. I'd rather have the thick bezels and the unwieldy but precise looking design of the XZ series, as well as a side fingerprint scanner but looks like I'll be getting slimmer bezels but a soap bar shape with a scanner at the back. Looks like Samsung is doing nowadays better with hardware, but it messes up interface design and update support. You can choose which one is for you the lesser of two evils.

18. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You win the comment section today. Agree completely...

21. Jacksie66 unregistered

I'm with you. I love the design of my xz premium. Lots of people have commented on it and how good it looks. It's a perfect phone in my eyes.

25. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

damn every year price up....

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