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    Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

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    Release Date
    5-Apr-18
    Market Status
    Discontinued
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3540 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.0 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.8 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Apr-18
    Market StatusDiscontinued
    BrandSony
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 57,990
    Design
    Water ResistanceYes, Water resistant, IP65, IP68
    Weight236 grams
    ColorsChrome Black,Chrome Silver
    BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
    Dimensions158 x 80 x 11.9 mm
    Display
    Screen Size5.8 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution2160 x 3840 pixels
    Pixel Density760 ppi
    Aspect Ratio16:09
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
    Screen to Body Ratio73.20%
    Screen Quality4K UHD
    Performance
    GPUAdreno 630
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
    ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
    CPUOcta core (2.8 GHz, Quad core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
    Clock Speed2.8 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants6GB 64GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 400 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front SensorExmor RS
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Front FlashYes, Screen flash
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3540 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeQuick, v3.0
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Wireless ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic24-bit/192kHz audioDynamic vibration system
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording3840x2160 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera Features8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 19MP + 12MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution19 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.8 (upto 8x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/1.6 Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens1.55 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
    Rear Aperturef/1.8
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    About the Phone

    Pros

    • Due to the presence of camera modification, it can capture good low-light pictures and record amazing low-light videos.
    • The Xperia XZ2 Premium has a sharp screen which beats many competitors due to its high pixel density.
    • Sony Xperia X2 Premium comes with massive power under its hood, controlled by the Snapdragon 845 chipset.

    Cons

    • The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a dated design which is clunky and cumbersome.
    • It comes with thick bezels, reducing the screen space.
    • It arrives with a weak battery that may not run for an entire day with moderate use.
    • While it can capture amazing videos, it lacks Optical Image Stabilisation and hence struggles with low-light videos.

    While the Xperia XZ2 Premium is a reliable phone, it has certain odd parts in it. It lags in the competition that it comes in and so, it is not a recommended phone unless you are a Sony fan.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes as a much-needed update to the XZ2. Priced at Rs. 57,990, the Sony Xperia XZ2 works on the display to set itself apart in terms of the competition that it arrives in.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 holds incredible power, along with a bright display to compliment it. However, the phone fails to provide the battery for such a capable screen and struggles with its dated design as well. In general, it is a better phone to go for than Xperia XZ2 if you can deal with an average battery life.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives with quite a dated look. It has a thickness of about 80mm and a weight of about 236g, making it look like a giant. But the screen comes with huge bezels, making the phone look stouter than it is. However, the phone does have some excellent touches. It has a curved Gorilla Glass 5 and shiny aluminium sides, which make it look expensive. The curved glass makes it look slim as well.

    The fingerprint scanner is not located at an ergonomic position, sitting quite low on the rear panel. The XZ2 Premium comes with IP65/68 water resistance, making an accidental dunk ineffective to damage the phone. Plus, like the XZ2, you will not be getting the headphone jack. The phone looks quite cumbersome and odd in hand.

    The Xperia X2 Premium comes with a 5.8-inch Triluminos LCD screen with 380 x 2160 resolution. Plus, it has an aspect ratio of 16:9. It comes with an incredible 765 pixels per inch, while the Galaxy Note 9 comes with 519ppi. The colours are vibrant, bright and quite accurate as well.

    The benefit is with VR, since, although the screen does not come with 4K, the high pixels allow you to have an immersive experience. Using Super-Vivid mode can max out on the Triluminos screen. The phone also offers HDR so that you can watch HD content from Netflix.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with the same 845 chipset as the XZ2 model, and it remains a killer performer. It is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU.

    Gaming works like a breeze on the phone, with loading times almost negligible in games like PUBG. The phone runs smoothly and does not falter when it comes with app switching or running multiple apps. Since the phone arrives with 6GB RAM, it handles applications wonderfully.

    The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium comes with an impressive dual camera setup at its back, with a 19MP sensor and an f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP sensor which only clicks monochromatic pictures. It does not have optical zoom and the second camera only enhances the image quality, especially when clicked in low-light. Huawei has the same technology but does a better job at it.

    In daylight, the camera can take detailed shots with very less noise. The colours are punchy, and they have very less dynamic range. Plus, there is Bokeh Mode which lets the background blur fit seamlessly with the subject.

    However, the mode is a bit slow, and you can see the outline between the blurred background and the non-blurred subject. In low light, the pictures have a bit of visual noise, and they lose some details too. Colour reproduction can go haywire also.

    In the front, it has a 13MP camera which produces brilliant photos but sometimes gets muddy due to indoor lighting. You can use to screen flash for better results.In Videos, the phone can beat competitors like P20 Pro and Samsung Note 9 with punchy colours and fantastic quality to capture motion. However, due to lack of Optical Image stabilisation, night videos falter.

    The XZ2 Premium comes with a 3540 mAh which just a 360 mAh upgrade from Xperia XZ2. As a result, it still performs poorly in battery tests. Playing a 90-minute video on the phone with maxed out brightness results in a loss of 30% battery where only 12% is lost on the Galaxy Note 9 and 9% for Huawei P20 Pro. The screen drains a lot of battery with 30 minutes of Real Racing 3 at 50% brightness taking away about 11% of the juice. The phone may last about a day with moderate use.

    However, it does come with fast charging taking 22 minutes to go from 0% to 30%. The fast charging could have been faster. Plus, the phone comes with wireless charging which is a plus.

    The Xperia XZ2 Premium is an accomplished set, but it lacks behind when it is compared with its competitors. It has an old display and design which will not catch the attention of people looking for a premium model. However, Sony has a distinct fan base who would love to have this Premium model for them. Otherwise, there are better performing handsets in the market like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Huawei P20 Pro.