Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Galaxy Note 9 poll: Sony fans strike hard!

Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Galaxy Note 9 poll: Sony fans strike hard!
The Xperia XZ2 Premium certainly took its time to hit the market. In fact, it's not on store shelves just yet — it will finally be on the 30th of July. And that's 3 months after its official announcement, back in April.

It's Sony's most premium phone — hey, it's in the name — and it will cost you a premium penny — $999 at launch.

It's odd timing, and we are kind of wondering whether Sony is shooting itself in the foot here. The Xperia XZ3 is about to be unveiled in a little more than a month. And the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 — a major, major player in the phablet scene — will be revealed in a couple of weeks.

We just reviewed the Xperia XZ2 Premium and, while we do like it, we are still not sure it'll convince a lot of people to drop $1k on it. With that price tag, will it have a chance vs the Galaxy Note 9? We decided to ask you and here are the poll results:

Would you get the Xperia XZ2 Premium or would you rather wait for the Note 9?

Xperia XZ2 Premium all the way!
52.07%
Pft... the Galaxy Note 9 will stomp all over it as soon as it arrives
47.93%

Well, well... Sony claps back!

Related phones

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
Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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40 Comments

33. AIxenhartX

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

whooa I miss this pole lololololx didn't think that SONY'S Xperia XZ2 premium beat the Upcoming Samsung GALAXY note 9 the specs of XZ2 prem is typically common in other flagship except the dual camera rgb & bw with AUBE fusion chip/ 4k HDR compliant TFT LCD display of LG, JAPAN Display, AUO----- with secret setting of 4K 144Hz refresh vs 120Hz refresh other gaming phone info of ("Spek*****s")/ DVS vibration motor/ wish they level up more and put some audio chip that can trash other flagship and make a limited premiums ala game phone with a dedicated add on like NINTENDO SWITCH clip controller integrated gpu/battery/internal sd slot to download a PS GAME that can only be play to xperia or apply PS remote play exclusive only in XPERIA to play vs HALF bake games of mobile phones. And damn fused some ARC design w/ AMBIENT FLOW, its so ugly to see the back and thickness with wasted internal space hahahaha. Shove it with a little bit more of battery. And hopefully if they can put a wtf 21:1 aspect ratio display like TV that has a magnesium alloy frame coated with carbon fiber with a GG6 built in radio wave fingerprint scaner of Qualcomm or the Built in Glass scanner of Japan Display that would be a game changing phone but unpocketable for sure

38. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Thanks for the ad.

32. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

it is normal the cameras of the Samsung are very bad ht tps://youtu.be/0wBjBNNdwJE

31. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Edit duplicate

28. cmdacos

Posts: 4422; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Never even saw this poll. Must have been the Xperia title. Skipped right past due to irrelevance.

29. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

There was such a poll before. You just failed to notice it.

27. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

If the reviews from legit, non-shill outlets comes back good for the XZ3 (as in better than the XZ2), I'll be getting it.

26. srgonu

Posts: 574; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

This is cool.. I am fine with the poll results. Android is all about "Be together. Not the same".

21. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

4K 10-bit 144Hz WRGB > 3K 8-bit 60Hz pentile

24. Stormrider

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

144Hz? Where did you get that from?

25. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

An employee. It is hidden inside devs mode just like the 120Hz on previous flagships. Even X Performance is 120Hz. Actually XA2 too.

37. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

It doesn't matter! It's not activated by default and you cannot even force the display to run at 144Hz fresh rate anyway. And RGBW matrix is often used to make the resolution look higher than it actually is (so just like pentile matrix the effective resolution is lower). What's more interesting is how dim the display is despite using RGBW which is supposed to be brighter than RGB ones. I checked it out in a carrier shop and the regular XZ2 was noticeably brighter and vibrant. 4K resolution makes more sense in OLED because of the better power efficiency and higher luminance of the panel. For IPS QHD+ is more than enough.

35. AIxenhartX

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Read Esato find (Spek*****s)

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Roland Quandt says Note 9 will be €1050 ( 128GB). XZ2P is no morqe than $€900.

18. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Something tells me Apple fanboys inflated ther results. Nobody can convince me that's true.

17. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Lol, not that i love the xz2 p but i would take it o er the s9.

16. Ellio74

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

Now some people will try to justify why this is the final result... Lol Apart from that, this XZ2P looks promising!

12. SpencerO

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

My biggest gripe with Samsung is how much they mess with stock Android and how long they take to do that before they get the update out. I also think they have too big of a following with phones that are just run of the mill flagship phones. They almost never have any of the truly useful features first. Don't get me wrong they are decent phones. They just always seem dated. But that may be due to the large amount of blind following they have. They feel like they are just the mirror of Apple. Just another big splashy name with little ingenuity.

15. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

That is why I sold my Note 8 for cheap and bought a Razer phone for several hundred dollars less than I had paid for the Note 8.

34. AIxenhartX

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Same how can Samsung mess up its own Version of Android in their own phones and wasting money to develop TIZEN os for smartwatch smh. To be honest almost all Samsung fans are like Sony or Apple fans they are blind to see the light. But hopefully they wake up soon XD

11. fyah_king unregistered

And the note 9 will sell more.lol I'm enjoying my note 8.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3202; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why does it have to be a fanboy one way or another? Why can’t the Sony be better on its own merits. Some of you teenagers and millennials are pathetic.

9. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

The prices for both phones are ridiculously high. I used to like Sony allot but now the premium models just cost too much. I had a Note 8 with lots of features but the UI never ran fast and smoothly. So I bought a Razer phone and it is smooth, great battery life and awesome speakers plus the 120 Hz screen refresh makes the UI really nice..

20. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Having S6/S7edge, S9 they are fast just like i bought them

5. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The note 9 only serves to explode the saw teeth of the crapmoled with the s pen

14. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Ciro got new account :)) LMAO!!!

36. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

Good catch

4. Lord1970

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Since when are there more Sony fanboys?it is normal an obsolete mobile as the note 9 can not compete with a mobile 4k HDR 10 bits, the best camera on the market, the most fluid and fast mobile etc

7. jroshan5 unregistered

Blind samsung fanboys everywhere..... worse than any fanboys.....

22. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Cool story bro...

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