Xperia XZ2 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:15:57, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 07:08:46

Detailed review of Xperia XZ2's features

What are the great and not-so-great aspects of the Xperia XZ2? We reviewed it across a wide range of variables by level of interest. If you're wondering whether or not you should get the Xperia XZ2, we recommend that you read this article!

Summary of Xperia XZ2 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia XZ2

The body of the Xperia XZ2 is 2.8 inches (72 mm) wide, 6.0 inches (153 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (11.1 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.7 inch, and it weighs 198 oz (198 g). Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

Xperia XZ2
Xperia L2
Xperia R1 (Plus)
Xperia XZ2Xperia L2Xperia R1 (Plus)
ColorLiquid Black/Liquid Silver/Deep Green/Ash PinkBlack/Gold/PinkBlack/Silver
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.4 inches (11.1 mm)3.1 inches (78 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.8 mm)2.9 inches (73.2 mm) x 5.7 inches (146 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm)
Weight198 oz (198 g)178 oz (178 g)154 oz (154 g)
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Display of the Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

Xperia XZ2
Xperia L2
Xperia R1 (Plus)
Xperia XZ2Xperia L2Xperia R1 (Plus)
Display size5.7 inch5.5 inch5.2 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2160720 x 1280720 x 1280
Pixel density423 ppi267 ppi282 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 has a battery capacity of 3180 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 uses the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 CPU with 2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 6GB. With a CPU of quite high performance, it has processing capability way above normal smart phones. It is hard to find cases where its performance is lacking from the perspective of CPU performance, and you can even say it is excessive. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Xperia XZ2
Xperia L2
Xperia R1 (Plus)
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ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845Mediatek MT6737TQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPU specs2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)1.5GHz×4(Quad core)1.5GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB3GB3GB
Storage size64GB32GB32GB
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The camera of the Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 has a back camera with 19 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. Compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

Xperia XZ2
Xperia L2
Xperia R1 (Plus)
Xperia XZ2Xperia L2Xperia R1 (Plus)
Rear-camera resolution19 MP13 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP8 MP8 MP
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Review of the product design of the Xperia XZ2

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia XZ2, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia XZ2 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia XZ2 is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia XZ2 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Xperia XZ2 has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia XZ2 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia XZ2 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Xperia XZ2 is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Xperia XZ2 feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Holding the Xperia XZ2 with one hand tends to feel unstable when buttons are displayed on the edge of the screen. The size of the buttons doesn't make it impossible but it does make it more likely that you will drop it so take care.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Xperia XZ2 are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Xperia XZ2 can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Xperia XZ2 with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia XZ2 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Xperia XZ2 is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Xperia XZ2 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Xperia XZ2 can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Xperia XZ2, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Xperia XZ2 provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

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