Sony - XPERIA XZ2 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Liquid Black
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
Android 8.0 Oreo OS
Rapid operating system keeps you safe and secure on your mobile device.
Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile
Also compatible with GSM SIM Kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid and Simple Mobile.
4G LTE speed
Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
5.7" TRILUMINOS touch screen
Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Gorilla Glass 5 resists scratches.
19.0MP rear-facing camera
See all the detail thanks to ultra-high resolutions from the rear camera. Also includes a front-facing 5.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.
64GB internal memory plus microSD slot
Extensive storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 400GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).
Sony Exmor RS sensor
Ensures accurate color gathering and vivid imagery so that photos and videos look superb yet realistic.
Lets you capture slow-motion videos at up to 960 frames per second for staggering films.
Captures the image before you even press the shutter to get the perfect shot.
Predictive hybrid autofocus
Automatically focuses on your subject to ensure maximum speed.
BIONZ image processing engine
Powerful digital image processing produces even more vivid colors and ensure contrasts are high.
Sony G lens technology delivers high photo quality every time.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Keep your images free from motion blur with SteadyShot image stabilization.
Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure
Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.
Access to Google Play
Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.
Text to Speech reads your texts aloud
Allows you to listen to your text messages instead of reading them on the screen.
The phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 5 feet of static water for up to 30 minutes.
* SIM Card not included.
* Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.
Sony XPERIA XZ2 H8266
3180 mAh Battery
Power adapter, USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter
- Wireless Technology2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE
- Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
- Usage Time(s)Talk (GSM): up to 730 min; Talk (WCDMA): up to 1380 min; Standby (GSM): up to 590 hrs; Standby (WCDMA): up to 630 hrs; Standby (LTE): up to 590 hrs; Playback (music): up to 85 hrs; Playback (video): up to 16 hrs
- Internal Memory64 gigabytes
- Screen Size5.7 inches
- Water ResistantNo
- Phone Memory (RAM)4 gigabytes
- Processor BrandQualcomm Snapdragon
- Front-Facing Camera5 megapixels
- Rear-Facing Camera19 megapixels
- Processor ModelSnapdragon 845
- Internet ConnectableYes
- Product NameXPERIA XZ2 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Device ManufacturerSony
- Additional Hardware IncludedPower adapter, USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter
- Phone StyleSmartphone
- Model NumberH8266
- ColorLiquid Black
- Color CategoryBlack
- Email CapableYes
- Keyboard TypeTouch Screen
- Mobile Hotspot CapabilityYes
- SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Barometer, Magnetometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor
- Stand-By Time26.2 days
- Voice ActivatedYes
- Ingress Protection (IP) RatingIP68
- Wireless ChargingYes
- Social Media and Messaging ServicesSMS, MMS
- Dust ResistantYes
- Display TypeLCD
- Touch ScreenYes
- Integrated CameraYes - Front and Back
- Recording Resolution3840 x 2160 (4K)
- Battery TypeLithium-polymer
- Battery Capacity3180 milliampere hours
- Fast Charging TechnologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- NFC TechnologyYes
- Charging Interface(s)Wireless
- Wireless Charging StandardQi
- Model FamilySony Xperia XZ2
- Expandable Memory up to400 gigabytes
- SIM Card SizeNano SIM
- SIM Card SlotsDual SIM
- Carrier CompatibilityAT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, TRACFONE, Net10, Simple Mobile, H2O Wireless
- Data Transmission TypeGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
- Wireless CompatibilityBluetooth, Wireless A, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N, Wireless AC, MIMO
- Network TypeGSM
- 4G LTE Band1, 12, 13, 17, 19, 2, 20, 26, 28, 29, 3, 38, 39, 4, 40, 41, 5, 66, 7, 8
- GSM 2G Frequency1800, 1900, 850, 900
- GSM 3G Frequency2100, 1900, 1700, 850, 800, 900
- 4G LTE Frequency700, 800, 850, 900, 1500, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2600
- Product Height6 inches
- Product Depth0.4 inches
- Product Weight7 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
- Internal CarrierNot Applicable
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews(115 customer reviews)
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Nice screen and beautiful picture taken wihthe cam||Posted .
Dont like at all use this phone on landscaping works cause the dust get in the speakers and sounds distortionated. Nice speed on apps and no lag at all. The fingerprint button are badly located and sometimes if the finger are wet don't recognize the fingerprint. Nice big bright hd screen, almost like iphone 7, frontal sound are nice and vibration instead of bass its amazing. Hd resolution make videos looks nice pictures are awesome and high quality resolution batyery long last enough for my and i charge every 2 days (hardly used 10 hours straight using Bluetooth and Pandora music then get home and using before i go to sleep and still have battery for next day same use and i get home with 10%)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is the best cell phone I ever had. The battery last 2 days. Got it from Best Buy, the sales person did everything right.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fast and smooth, solid camera, amazing battery|Posted .
Sony Xperia XZ2 Summary With the new Xperia XZ2, Sony delivers a beautiful and well crafted 2018 flagship with a capable camera, outstanding battery life, and one of the smoothest user experiences you’ll find. Pros: - The top-tier Snapdragon 845 processor delivers outstanding performance for any task, including graphically intense gaming - The best battery life I’ve experienced in a modern smartphone – easily 6+ hours screen on time - Beautiful HDR display that clearly demonstrates Sony’s decades of expertise with high-end LCD TVs. - Excellent audio, including loud and clear front facing stereo speakers - Solid 19MP camera delivers sharp photos, 4K HDR video, and 960 fps slow motion - Dedicated camera button - Class leading software optimization for a silky smooth user experience - Generous 64GB storage can be easily upgraded with an inexpensive SD card - Dual SIM capable - Fast charger included Cons: - 1080p display is not as sharp as some other recent phones that run QHD or higher - Outstanding LCD display still can’t match OLED for contrast - No headphone jack (Sony supplies a USB C adapter in the box) - Ambient light sensor is a little too sensitive / directional at times - If you’re not familiar with using unlocked phones, carrier support could be a factor Setup / What’s included In addition to the device itself, Sony includes a USB C fast charger, USB C headphone adaptor, and a nice set of Sony headphones which sound good and include a microphone for hands-free calling. Setting up the XZ2 is as easy as popping in an active SIM card (no SIM tool required) and walking through the excellent guided setup. The software allows you to easily restore a backup from another Xperia phone, from your Google account, or via Sony’s transfer app which, when loaded onto the old phone, will allow the new device to carry over your settings, contacts, etc. The entire process takes just a few minutes and you can easily go back and run the transfer app later if you choose to skip this option at first. Design and Build The Xperia is a well built device. The glass back has a gentle curve that fits well in the hand and there’s no camera bump protruding. It’s definitely a large device, and at a measured 199g it’s about a third heavier than a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. That said, while not as easy to use one-handed as something like a Galaxy S8, but it’s well balanced and pleasant to use. Sony includes an easy-to-activate one-handed mode that shrinks the display down a little if needed. In addition to volume and sleep/wake controls, there’s a dedicated camera button which can wake the device directly to the camera – a great feature to ensure you don’t miss those passing photo ops. Sony says the device is rated IP65/68 for dust and water resistance. I’m not sure why the dual rating, but it’s probably safe to say that the phone will handle any inadvertent spills or rain showers, but wouldn’t be a great companion for underwater photography. There's a fingerprint sensor about mid way down the back of the phone. Some may find the position a bit low and may, as a result, end up smudging the camera lens instead. I found that I got used to it pretty quickly and it's easy to reach with one hand. It's also very quick and doesn't require perfect alignment. The screen is both a strong and a weak point. Colors are gorgeous, contrast is excellent for an LCD panel, and the HDR video rendering is a nice benefit. However at 1080p, the resolution is lower than many other new phones. In my experience, the difference is noticeable but not a real problem in day to day use. Videos, web pages, games, and text documents all look great on this screen, but just that little but less sharp then some of the QHD options out there. The lower resolution probably does contribute to the stellar battery life, a point conceded in a way by the fact that Samsung has recently been switching their displays to 1080p as a software default. Camera The 19MP rear facing camera does a great job capturing scenes in full auto mode in most situations. For those cases where lighting is challenging, a quick tap on the right focus point generally gets the metering and focus set for a solid shot. I’ve tested close ups, landscapes, and low light interior shots and the XZ2 has handled them all really well. Low light shots don’t come out as bright as something like the GS9 with its dual aperture, but I found nothing to complain about and the extra resolution is nice to have too. Video can be recorded at up to 4K with HDR enabled and the results look great despite the lack of optical image stabilization. I also test the 960 fps slow motion mode and the results are great so long as there’s enough light in the scene. One caveat here is that Sony requires you to manually trigger slow motion shots, which can make getting the timing right rather challenging. Overall the camera is a great improvement over my Galaxy S7 in most situations and I suspect most non-enthusiasts will be more than pleased with the results. Software Experience Sony’s software is very light weight with a very close resemblance to standard Android Oreo (the latest version as of this review). Partly as a result of this approach, and I suspect partly due to some very impressive and deliberate engineering effort from the Sony team, this is one of the smoothest phones I’ve ever used. At first I wondered if I might miss features given this simple approach, but a few days of use convinced me that the fluidity and speed of the experience more than make up for the lack of custom software extensions and features. That’s not to say that Sony hasn’t stirred in some of their own ideas. The phone features some additions like HDR video rendering, a theme engine, and a thoughtful battery health system that manages your nightly charge cycle to keep the battery below 90% until shortly before you usually take your phone off the charger. This should help to extend the life of the battery as Lithium batteries prefer not to stay at full charge for long periods. Performance and Battery This phone is fast. Everything I’ve tried from graphically heavy games to Excel to video apps to tools like EverNote has run perfectly. In addition, the highly optimized software does a great job of launching, managing, and switching between apps. With the large display and Android Oreo on hand, split screen app usage is both practical and buttery smooth on this device, so it’s easy to have a YouTube video running on the top third of the display and email below. I’ll leave the benchmarks to others, but while those I’ve seen show solid results, they don’t convey just how fluid this phone is in everyday use. Perhaps the same optimization that makes things run so smoothly also leads to excellent battery life. This device is very efficient in standby and I was easily able to get through a day and a night before charging, even with 6 hours of screen time and a couple of hours of gaming. The stamina of the device goes beyond what you’d expect even the admittedly large 3180 mAh battery. For times when battery life is low, “Stamina” and “Stamina +” power saving modes are available to extend battery life by disabling certain services. Network Performance The XZ2 performed well for me on both HSPA and LTE networks with AT&T. Calls sound fine, but quality is limited by that of your connection. The device supports a wide range of frequency bands and should work fine with any GSM / SIM based carrier such as AT&T and T-Mobile. That said, if you’re new to the world of unlocked phones, having a device that’s not officially provided by the carrier can bring some complexity. It took me several days to get LTE working with AT&T (best bet is to just use your current SIM card and NOT call AT&T to activate your new unlocked phone as a new device). Online posts suggest that T-Mobile may make this easier. In any event, once up and running the performance is excellent, and having an unlocked device makes for a lot of flexibility in moving between carriers, and easily using local service when travelling. The XZ2 makes this even easier because as a dual-SIM device you can keep your US SIM installed when travelling and insert a local SIM in the second slot. Conclusion At first glance, the Xperia XZ2 may appear to be a nicely designed phone that doesn’t really have any outstanding features to distinguish itself in the market. However, after over a week of use as my full-time phone, I believe this to be one of the stronger offerings available today from an overall user experience perspective. Sony has gone to great lengths to create a thoughtful and optimized experience. If you’re looking for a new phone with a good camera, fast performance, smooth software and outstanding battery life – and if you’re wanting to take a different route to the usual Apple and Samsung fare – this could be your next device.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I Feel I Started At The Top For My First Android|Posted .
I have had an iPhone since they first came out and have always been happy with them, but decided to give an Android a try this time. It was easy for me to find all the In's and Out's of this new phone as I spend a lot of time working on and using computers and related equipment daily. This Sony Xperia XZ2 is about the most stunning phone I have ever owned. It has a sturdy aluminum frame with a gorilla glass front and back. The back is slightly convex for a better fit in the hand than if it were completly flat. But being Gorilla Glass front and back, also makes it the absolute most slippery phone I have ever had. Sliding right out of a pocket, off the lap desk and even vibrated off the end table until I put a very inexpensive case that I managed to find online on the phone and that took care of the slickness and Im now happy with that. Speaking of the back, most of the criticism I have seen is about the fingerprint sensors location on the back of the phone. Many seem to dislike that and even question the intellegence of the designers, but after using it, in less than a day, I was a really big fan of it being on the back and find it in a convenient natural place for myself to use. I also didnt like the dedicated camera quick launch button as I hit it every time I used the phone, but found out its very easy to disable and arm again at will in the camera settings so I turned it off...one more issue, at least for me, solved. And as for the camera, it is 19MP and takes ome of the crispest vibrant photos of any phone I have owned. It also has excellent video capabilities you can check out in depth at the company website. Its display is unbelievable with a crisp clear image, no matter if its photo, video or gaming. The speakers deliver loud and clear true stereo sound. The processor is a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform and that makes it one of the fastest phones on the market. Its Dynamic Vibration is another feature folks who play games ( It Has Sony Playstation App Pre Installed) will really enjoy as it brings games more to life as you can feel whats going on in the game. Music lovers will like that feature as well. With many more features standard I really suggest you check the Sony Xperia Xz2 page out for yourself and get all the details on all of them. Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that Sony, like Apple on the new iPhones have done away with the 3.5 headphone jack, however Sony includes a set of headphones and the adapter to use then thru the USB 3.0 charging connection even simultaneously while charging the phone. That is no issue for me at all, I went wireless with headphones and earbuds a very long time ago. Also, at this time since its new to the market, cases and other sony accesories are few and far between but that is a usual when I new phone comes out. I cant stress enough how slick this phone is without a case and highly recommend finding one with a grip to it online as soon as possible after or even before you make the purchase. It has Wireless charging (Qi) as an option so any Qi wireless charging device will work just fine. So far I really love this phone and make it a little more customized every day to fit my wants, needs and personality and think you cant go wrong with the Xperia Xz 2 if your looking for a high end AndroidI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very Good Phone, But.......|Posted .
Out of the box, my first impressions were that this was a very attractive phone that feels comfortable in your hand. It has some weight to it which some would call heavy, I call it solid. I think that adds to the premium feel of the phone. It comes packaged with a wall charger, a usb type c cable, wired earbud headphones with extra earbuds and a clip to attach them to your shirt. There is also and included usb type c to 3.5 mm cable, since there is no headphone jack on the phone. The phone looks and feels premium, but the included cables don't. For the price of the phone, they should provide braided cables. The earbuds are ok, but I won't complain, as they are free. The sim card tray is at the top and doesn't require a pin to open it. The sim card tray itself is also very flimsy plastic which I thought might break just from trying to insert the sim card. When you turn on the phone, you are immediately impressed with the screen. It is lcd, not oled, but it is bright and vivid. It is easy to read outdoors even with brightness set at 40%. Cell signal strength is oustanding. I have T-Mobile, and this phone consistantly brings in 5 bars of signal strength. Better than any other phone we have. The camera is a single lens 19 megapixel rear and a 5 megapixel front. After 2 days of putting both through the paces in light and dark settings, with still photography and video. I am very happy with the results. Sony also has a physical camera shutter button which makes it so much easier to take pictures. There is a super slomo function which is nice, but very difficult to capture what you want. There is also a 3D image capture which allows you to take a 3D image of yourself. It's cute, but I don't know how usefull it will be. Watching a movie or video on this beautiful screen should be a pleasure, and visually it is. The problem, however, is that the speakers are tinny sounding. And this is true in phone conversations also, especially when using the speakerphone. This is the single biggest knock against this phone. Sony has a haptic feedback volume setting. This provides you with a vibration during certain scenes in a movie or while listening to music or playing video games. I tried it while watching the movie Troy. It was good at times, letting you feel the rumbling of horses hoofs as the hit the ground or in fight scenes where you could feel every punch. The problem is that it also vibrated when it shouldn't have and you get tired of it pretty quickly. You can turn it off. I immagine that it would be good with video games. The phone features the Snapdragon 845 with Bluetooth 5.0, fast charging and wireless charging (wireless charger not included). It is also water and dustproof.. The Sony UI is very light and easy to navigate, however, Sony does include several apps the you don't want or need and you are unable to delete them. In summary, the pros: 1) Premium look and feel 2) Very strong cellphone signal reception 3) Excellent cameras front and rear 4) Snapdragon 845, very fast and smooth 5) Bluetooth 5.0, great reception and sound 6) Water and dust resistance ( Sony claims it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes) 7) Excellent battery which easily holds a charge throughout the day. 8) Quick charge and wireless charging 9) Sony has a reputation of timely updates for their phones, and I hope that contuse here. Cons: 1) Tinny sounding speakers especially while on speakerphone 2) Fingersprint scanner is low on the back of the phone and takes some getting used to. Though, it is a fast and accurate scanner. .Finally, I really enjoy using this phone and probably would have given it 5 stars if not for the speakers.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A Premium Xperi-ence|Posted .
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is the newest flagship smartphone from the aforementioned company. I want to start off by acknowledging that this new design is a welcomed change for Sony, who has been in need of a more streamlined design for some time now. The curved edges bring it into the modern age of the more eye pleasing smartphone. Gone are the sharp edges and cold look of the previous entries of the Xperia series. Replaced with a more curved and aesthetically feeling phone. It has a 5.7”, full HD display, which is a very nice look. Even though it’s not the standard Super AMOLED display of other flagships, it does hold its own. But we’ll get into more of that in a minute. Inside the box, you are greeted with the phone (obviously) , a USB type C adapter with fast charging brick. A pair of Sony branded earbuds (even though, this phone does not have 3.5mm jack) It does, however, come with a USB C to 3.5mm jack dongle for those that want to truly experience the magic that is the audio ear candy the Xperia XZ2 can provide. Also packaged, are extra earbud tips. And your necessary / unnecessary document books that no one ever reads. I’m beginning to believe that those books are there to make sure everything is properly secured inside the box. The Xperia XZ2 is a well built phone. Definitely a premium device. As I said earlier, the screen is a nice 5.7” Super AMOLED display with somewhat of an infinity type feel to it. The bezels are smaller than previous versions of the Xperia line. The body consists of 3 buttons on the right side. The volume rocker, power button and a dedicated camera button ( I really like that button).The fingerprint scanner is on the back right below the camera lens. It’s a hefty phone, for its size. It has a thickness that feels kinda out of place at 1st. But once I played with it, I found that the curves actually feel really good in the hand. The fingerprint sensor on the back is in a better place than one other flagship (We all know which one I’m talking about.), but it still feels a little low. Maybe it’s just my big ol’ man hands. I eventually got used to that as well. The gorilla glass body is both a blessing and a curse at the same time. The positive is that it looks great in its liquid black color and it also allows for wireless charging unlike its little sibling The Xperia XZ2 Compact. The curse comes by way of that slippery body. OH MY GOODNESS, is that thing ever so slippery. And those fingerprints just keep a’ comin’. This phone will definitely need a case or skin. Other than that, I find this to be very nice to hold and look at. The Qualcomm snapdragon 845 processor is super fast and the near stock android OS is a joy to work with. A 19 megapixel motion eye camera ( Them slow motion pics tho) in the back takes nicer photos than the the previous cameras in the line. There’s a neat little feature called 3D creator, where you’re able to scan your face and send it off to get 3D printed or just send to friends online. I am NOT good at this. Lol! Then there’s the fact that this the 1st smartphone camera capable of shooting in 4k at 30fps. That does take a lot of power and could result in the phone warming up, so I would only recommend that for short bursts. On front, you’re given the 5 megapixel selfie cam. The battery won’t wow you with the 3180 mAh battery on board, however, it should get you through a full day before the inevitable nightly charge is required. 4 Gigabytes of RAM and 64 Gigs of storage that can be expanded to the largest micro SD capacity you can find at the moment. The sound quality comes through really well with front blasting speakers for those quick YouTube sessions. The call quality is very nice. I had no problems connecting even on the small network I’m using. Gaming on this beast is top notch. It runs just about any game super smoothly. Being a Sony product, I really didn’t expect anything less. I didn’t even get into the assistant. Yes, Sony has their own assistant called Xperia assist of all things. It’s another program trying to learn your habits, to better assist you in you daily life. I tried it out. It’s not horrible. Lol! No worries though. The Google assistant is still available. It’s also IP68 certified. Making it water and dust resistant. The Verdict The Xperia XZ2 is a really good improvement over its predecessors. It’s a great flagship phone that is feature packed. It does what other flagships can do, albeit, not as good, but passable. But what it does really well , like the camera features and sound quality, it knocks it out of the park. My only real issue with this phone is its price point. It’s the same price as some much better phones out there, so It’s really gonna have to come down to your preferences. I don’t think it’s a bad phone by any means, but the competition is pretty fierce. Could I recommend this phone to anyone? Yes. I could and more than likely,I will. It’s a great gaming device that takes really good photos and great videos. So Great job Sony.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The Xperia XZ2 Moves Forward|Posted .
The XZ2(Xperia) is a breeze to setup and even has options if you’re coming from a competing phone and want to transfer some of data/files from that previous phone. This is a welcoming feature because it’s not punishing the new user. The display on the Home Screen is clean and is presented in sharp clarity. Navigating around is simple and won’t intimidate new users compared to past phones. Since a lot of what I upload is in cloud storage, linking the Xperia to those storage spaces was easy and secure. The touchscreen interface is responsive without any lag. I was also remarkably impressed with how well Google Assistant responded to my commands. Not once did I have to repeat myself nor did Google misunderstand my commands which ranged from playing music to finding out the answers to various questions that came up in conversations I was having with friends. I take a lot of photos and videos with my past phones so I dived right into the camera to see what it had to offer. Overall, I wasn’t entirely disappointed. The camera really takes some finely detailed photographs without me feeling the initial need to edit them so viewers can enjoy what I was originally seeing. Nothing is lost in digital translation. Greens are deep greens and blues are popping. I like the fact that the camera senses when I’m going for a macro style photo or that it senses when the focus point is moving, it’ll compensate for the motion. However, in low light, the camera seems to struggle to let me capture what I’m seeing myself. To be fair, low light photography has always been tricky for phones. The Xperia comes with several photo edit apps that complement or even enrich on my initial photo(s). If you’re a shutterbug then there’s a lot to tinker with in the editing phase. I was seriously impressed with the video recording with the Xperia. Fluid HD recording that makes the viewer feel like they were there when playing it on a 4K television. The slow-motion recording is INSANE on the Xperia. I didn’t know that 960fps was even possible on a phone. I’ve recorded a lot of slow-motion water videos already using the enthralling slow-mo feature and I cannot wait to see what I will create down the road. If you like to watch movies on the go then the XZ2 will be your mini theater away from home. The stereo sound that pours out from the built-in speakers is by far the most impressive that I’ve heard to date. They’re loud but don’t distort the audio. Watching Westworld on the XZ2 is enjoyable because there's nothing lost in both visual or audio. My friends were impressed as well since they started watching over my shoulder. There’s no standard headphone jack on this phone. It does come with an adapter/dongle so that you can use your current headphones if you desire. Personally, I use and prefer wireless (Bluetooth) headphones so this wasn’t an inconvenience for me. Unfortunately, the video presentation on the YouTube app or YouTube through the Chrome browser is bad and I cannot explain as to why. Watching vlogs like Philip De Franco were presented in an oversaturated, blown out color scheme. Maybe there will be an update for this since I honestly can’t see Sony being ok with this. One glaring vexation with the XZ2 is the placement of the fingerprint scanner that unlocks the phone. It’s located DIRECTLY beneath the camera lens. Too many times I’ve wondered why the phone wasn’t unlocking only to see that my finger was on the camera lens. And finally, there is the design which is a hit and miss. The XZ2 smartly uses the surface real estate with hardly any bezel but the casing itself feels fragile and slippery. I highly suggest that you buy a case for this phone. On a side note, the XZ2 is water resistant but I don’t know to what degree but it’s reassuring that if my phone were to fall into a puddle etc then I don’t have to freak out thinking it’s ruined. The XZ2 is overall a sharp phone that offers a lot for the user but it’s just shy of being remarkable.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
High Performance Phone suitable for Business & Fun|Posted .
I am an avid Android user and my phone prior to this is Google Pixel. The first thing I noticed when I switched to the Sony Xperia XZ2 is the weight. It is quite noticeably heavier than the Google Pixel. Pros: + Screen although it's not HDR or AMOLED, it is very vivid and color is brilliant with Triluminos display technology like in Sony TV. Upscaling to 4K yields very nice viewing of Netflix and YouTube. + Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is fast! I ran Outlook for my Corporate email, Skype Business without a hiccup. + Sony Xperia Assistant: Having been a long time Pixel/Nexus user, I am not a big fan of bloatware. But this app actually reminded me that I turned off my regular morning alarm and if I'd like to turn it back on! Impressive. +/- Camera: daylight, outdoor, indoor takes very nice pictures. But lowlight, Google Pixel is still the king! Same goes for Video, Google Pixel is still much better. + Speaker: This one hands down is a stronger point than Google Pixel. Pixel sound quality is rather weak. + Battery Life: I can run all day without charging. Cons: - Price: Yes, it has high end processor, but price is too high. - Design: heavier and clunkier than Pixel. Fingerprint sensor is too low. Overall, I like the built quality. It's fast! Some items are rather gimmicky, such as Vibrate sound effect, Dual SIM (T-Mobile offers free data international roaming, I almost never have the need for additional SIM). I was able to find case online and they fit great. It's however a challenge to find a tempered screen protector that can fit the screen perfectly due to screen design but this applies to 80% new phone today.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionHas anyone inserted an active Verizon sim into this to check if it would connect to service? Yes, I know only the XZ2 Compact is officially compatible and the description states it won't work, but I just thought I'd ask since this is a tempting device.
Asked by EO.
- A:Answer I tried my verizon sim and it didnt work. SIgnal bars shows up but then went blank seconds later.
Answered by PMiller
Q: QuestionI ordered a phone from Best Buy that was suppose to be dual SIM enable. When it came it had a slot for a single SIM and an SD Micro card slot, Will the XPeria XZ2 really have dual SIM slots?
Asked by XPeriaXZ2holddualSIMs.
- A:Answer Yes, it is a hybrid SIM card slot meaning you can use one SIM card and one SD card or two SIM cards and no SD card.
Answered by PhoneGuy
Q: QuestionIs the screen flat? I am tired of trying to get cases and screen protectors for the curved screens.
Asked by Bynor.
- A:Answer Yes, screen is flat
Answered by mdr903
Q: QuestionIs the screen flat? I am tired of trying to get cases and screen protectors for the curved screens.
Asked by Bynor.
- A:Answer This phone have curve screen... Very hard to find good screen protector.
Answered by Refundraccoon
Q: QuestionI understand the phone can be charged via a wireless charger. But if I don't have it on hand can the phone be charged by regular cable?
Asked by Peter.
- A:Answer Just bought this for my hubby, it came with its own plug and charging cable in the box, which work just fine for charging the phone. It is also compatible with my wireless pad charger. Also got a REALLY tough case online from Asia that ensures this phone will never be harmed, lol.
Answered by MaggieMayB
Q: QuestionI just want to know if it's the xperia xz2 premium? Or it's just the normal
Asked by Kire94.
This question was asked about the related product: Sony - XPERIA XZ2 with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Deep Green
- A:Answer It would be the normal. The XZ2 Premium is much more pricier, has dual cameras, and has a 4K screen
Answered by JoseN
Q: QuestionSo this phone is not water resist ?
Asked by Andjey.
- A:Answer It is water resistant, not water proof, if you spill something, drop it inside the sink or toilet it will be fine, if you go swimming and you submerge about a meter with it you will be really putting the phone at risk.
Answered by Yona
Q: QuestionWhat is the screen size on the phone?
Asked by Brinks.
- A:Answer 5.2 in
Answered by Yona