What are the differences between the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact? Let's explore them!

What are the differences between the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact? Let's explore them!
Sony has just launched its brand-new flagship duo at MWC — the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact — and they sure are lookers! It's nice to see that while the industry is making a “regular” flagship and a large-sized “plus” one, Sony is going the opposite way, offering a compact phone alongside its mainstream flagship. That way, people who want to have a pocketable device that doesn't compromise in power and features still have somewhere to go.

But the Compact line has never been a direct copy of the larger phones. Usually there is some minimal corner-cutting and some slight restriction in features. Not enough to put one off of the Compact line, we would imagine, but they are still a slight downgrade from the main line.

So, if you're up for buying yourself a cute little Xperia XZ2 Compact, it's a nice idea to keep in mind what the main differences between it and the Xperia XZ2 are. We've compiled the following list for you, have at it!

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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)
Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2870 mAh(20.8h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. brunosalezze

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

This phones are going to sell like dust in the desert. It shoud be 650/500 at max, there is NO reason to get a XZ2 over an S9 or +

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The XZ2 compact is basically the same as the XZ2. Only the compact will cost 600. Just look at the differences. Every year the compact had a much smaller and lower resolution display. This year the compact has the same resolution display as the XZ2. Only its size is smaller. As a matter of fact the XZ2 is physically smaller than a iPhone 8. Nevermind the S9 which looks like a monster in comparison to the XZ2 compact. If Sony brings the compact to North America it will sell.

4. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They will, they always do.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To be clear, I'm not a Sony fan and wouldn't consider the XZ2. That being said, there are reasons to take the XZ2 over the S9/+. 1. Video is a priority for you 2. You want to save a little money 3. You like a cleaner Android experience 4. You don't like curved screens 5. You want to have speedier updates Honestly, I think the S9 is the better device. But to say that there are zero reasons to pick the XZ2 over the S9 is disingenuous at best.

14. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You forgot better battery life ;)

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Lol you really think so? If anything Sony's sales are getting a boost this year especially if the XZ2 and XZ2 compact work on all US carriers. People want something fresh not the same old same old.

5. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm glad for the lack of Dynamic Vibration. I hated that on Playstation One and Two. I found it to be really annoying.

6. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The price will be 650$ for XZ2. Europe always has higher prices check S9. In Germany its 1160 euros. Is it the same in USA?

8. Cat97

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks like the XZ2 Compact is the cheapest flagship with Snapdragon 845. Interesting. But to be honest, XZ1 Compact looks more appealing to me, way more compact and with the fingerprint sensor placed in a great spot.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The XZ1 compact is nice, but the XZ2 compact has the larger 5" FHD+ resolution display.

15. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I liked FPS integrated with Power button :(

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Both have two versions, 4 and 6GB ram. Compact now has dual sim version.

11. gandalf_the_junkie

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Compact because compact.

12. gamehead unregistered

So wireless charging, better vibration, bigger battery and more ram? Why would I get the compact again?

13. Nikolai90

Posts: 50; Member since: May 16, 2017

Both phones looking ugly like a mutating zombies. Sony Mobile Division hears haters that will never buy Sony phones but ignoring buyers who is really buying Sony. Xperia XZ2 series will get Sony Mobile Division in the red again such like unsuccessful Xperia X in the past.

16. ullokey

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sony is one of the few companies which actually make a profit (albeit a small one) with their Mobile division

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