Over the years, Sony has gone from being a main player in the Android market to a benchwarmer. Despite dwindling sales, the Japanese tech giant has kept the Xperia lineup alive and well, and it revived its name at MWC 2018 with the release of Xperia XZ2.
From iconic design changes to some of the most powerful hardware elements in the business, there’s a lot that makes the Xperia XZ2 a true flagship. If you’re wondering why the Sony flagship deserves to be your daily phone, here are 5 reasons to buy the Xperia XZ2.
1. Fundamentally new design
Sony was one of the first Android OEMs to ever introduce a glass back with the original Xperia Z. Over the years, the design did become dated with sharp corners and massive bezels. But to keep up with the bezel-less design of modern devices, Sony has brought forth the 18:9 aspect ratio.
Apart from the crisp HDR display, the Xperia XZ2 now comes with a curved glass back that is designed to snuggly fit into your palm. Taking the fingerprint sensor to the back this time around, the Xperia XZ2 comes in some stunning shades like the Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Deep Green and Ask Pink.
2. Killer camera setup
Sony has always been a brand to boast the best camera specs on a mobile, and the Xperia XZ2 is no different. Packed with the Exmor RS sensor and it’s very own award-winning G Lens 2.0, you get massive software-side image processing with the BOINZ mobile imagine processing and 5-axis stabilization.
Being the only camera on a mobile phone capable of recording videos at 960 fps in full-HD 1080p resolution, it even blows the Galaxy S9 out of the water. With 4K HDR recording, 3D imaging sensor for creating animations and models, the Xperia XZ2 is basically a powerful Cyber-shot that fits in your pocket.
3. Better battery life
Unlike the Galaxy S9 that carries the same battery capacity since two generations, albeit at 3,000 mAh, the Xperia XZ2 has an upgraded 3180mAh battery packed in. The difference is not limited to just extra 180mAh though, as while the Galaxy S9 has to power up Quad HD display (2960 x 1440 pixels), the XZ2 has much lesser workload here thanks to the use of an FHD display (2160 x 1080 pixels).
4. High-end audio experience
It was disappointing to see the 3.5mm headphone jack to disappear from Xperia devices finally, but Sony is making up for it. Starting things off, you get dual front-facing stereo speakers that offer a surround sound experience that is unmatched by any bottom-firing speaker on even the best Android phones.
Starting off with LDAC support, you now get uninterrupted Bluetooth audio streaming, giving you a studio sound experience. Sony has included its very own ClearAudio+ audio tuning engine along with the software, so you can fine-tune the settings and create your personal audio profile.
The largest competitor that the Xperia XZ2 has at the moment is the Galaxy S9 and S9+. While the hardware on the two devices might be identical, software is one particular field where Sony excels.
Not only has Sony managed to bring out every major software update to its Xperia lineup within months of release, but it also follows up with regular security updates and new features every now and then. Since you plan to use a premium Android device for a year at a minimum, it only makes sense to get one that offers top-notch software support. If you want Android P on your next purchase sooner than later, go for the Xperia XZ2.
Thoughts? Is Sony giving you enough with the Xperia XZ2 to make you buy the device?