Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium starts shipping in the US, still terribly overpriced

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium starts shipping in the US, still terribly overpriced
You don’t have to look any further than last week’s tardy Xperia XZ2 launch announcement in India at an outlandish price point for an explanation of Sony’s increasing global irrelevance in the mobile tech industry.

Of course, that’s only part of the problem, as the Xperia XZ2 Premium is also wildly overpriced in the US, arriving in stores nationwide mere months after the “regular” XZ2, with an even higher-end Xperia XZ3 reportedly around the corner as well.

The 5.8-inch Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium shines in the screen resolution department, playing 4K content in perfect quality, but that doesn’t make it an easier sell at a recommended price point of $999.99. Formally unveiled back in April, the Snapdragon 845 powerhouse was up for pre-order stateside for the past few weeks, and is now speedily shipping from both Amazon and Best Buy.

The former retailer has just the “Chrome Black” version available at the time of this writing, while Best Buy can hook you up with either that or a “Chrome Silver” Xperia XZ2 Premium model. No matter which of the two you end up choosing, you’ll need to cough up that bonkers $1,000, no special gifts or deal sweeteners of any sort included. 

You’ll get a valid US warranty, as well as unlocked LTE support for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. No Verizon or Sprint compatibility, unfortunately, and the 64GB internal storage space is hardly impressive, considering the exorbitant retail costs. On the bright side, the 3840 x 2160 display is truly something, even though it sticks to an outdated 16:9 aspect ratio, and it’s also hard to rival a dual 19 + 12MP rear camera setup supporting 960fps Super Slow-Motion video recording in Full HD.

sources: Amazon, Best Buy

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Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Display 5.8" 2160 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3540 mAh(26.5h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Lower your price Sony..

2. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

bring back the XZP. design back They don't need to lower price It's a Sony way much better than that pos Apple overpriced hyped sht Even Steve jobs was a Sony fanatic worshiper and copied every Sonys design

3. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Sony wonder why they don't make sell many phones or make much money.

4. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Because they never advertise

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Cheaper than X. Better than X

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

How is it cheaper than the iPhone X? They're the same price.

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

At least it's Android.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4265; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Pull the plug Sony

8. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony should pause and re think their phone marketing strategy. It's obviously not working and it will continue to get worst if they don't do something drastic.

10. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Consequences of #TrumpTarrifs.

11. chimpman3

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2018

"Outdated" 16:9 ratio? No. The stupid long phones that Samsung is putting out now is what is retarded. I specifically look for phones that don't cheat their way to a "large" screen. Long != large.

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