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Sony Xperia XZ2 announced with Snapdragon 845 chip – Review, Full Specs and Price

The Sony Xperia XZ2 has officially been announced by Sony at the 2018 Mobile World Congress. According to the tech giant, the intelligent device houses the Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor. The XZ2 smartphone is fast and stays fast too for a long time with 4GB of RAM.

Sony isn’t ready to let go of their single rear shooter just yet, the Xperia XZ2 sports a rear 19MP camera. The device will be available to all markets at the end of March, according to the company. But before then, let’s have a thorough review of the Xperia XZ2 smartphone.


Sony Xperia XZ2

A little bit different from other Xperia devices, sporting an Aluminium Alloy overall unibody and covered in glass. Looking at the back, it’s totally different from what we are used to seeing from Sony. The rear camera is now at the middle, while the dual-tone dual-LED flash is above the camera.

Sony Xperia XZ2

If you look closely underneath the rear camera, there’s a rear fingerprint scanner for fast access to the phone and private apps. Moving to the side, it measures 11.1 mm in thickness, which is really bulky but nonetheless it weighs 198g. It’s IP68 certified and available in Deep Green, Ash Pink, Liquid Black and Liquid Silver.


The XZ2 device is bezel-less to a point, achieving a 76.1% screen to body ratio. The bezels were obviously reduced, with the Sony logo sitting at the remaining bottom bezel, while the top bezel houses the selfie camera, light sensor and speaker grille. The 5.7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen is crystal sharp with depth details.

It boasts of 2160 x 1080 pixels in resolution and 424 pixel per inch density. The multi-touch screen supports up to 10 fingers, HDR BT.2020 compliant, Triluminos Display and X-Reality Engine. Protecting the 3D glass is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 offering scratch and water-resistant as well. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio and supports Dolby Vision.

Hardware and Software

It houses the powerful Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 chip from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.7 GHz. It has a 64-bit CPU architecture, 10nm FinFET LPP process technology and Adreno 630 graphics processor from Qualcomm.

Enjoy smooth and fast multitasking with 4GB RAM space available and clocks at a memory speed of 1.866 GHz. Save all files, games and movies in the 64GB internal storage space, which of course is upgradeable up to 400GB. The Xperia XZ2 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with modified user interface.


At the back, there’s a single 19MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.22 um pixel size. With the camera you can capture 5K resolution images, with photographs boasting of 5033 x 3772 pixels in dimension. The camera comes with a dual-tone dual-LED flash and other quality features like Phase Detection and the rest. Record videos of 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second and 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second. For selfies, there’s a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture that takes stunning selfies.


Powering the Sony Xperia XZ2 up is a 3180mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with Qi wireless charging and fast charging feature.


Sony Xperia XZ2 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Sony Xperia XZ2
Announced February, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores from March


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm
Weight 198g
Protection Glass
Colours Deep Green, Ash Pink, Liquid Black, Liquid Silver


Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7-inch
Resolution 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 424ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 76.1%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features Multi-touch, 3D Glass, Scratch Resistant, Dolby Vision, HDR10 Compliant, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Secondary Display No


Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED flash


Android 8.0 Oreo
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998
CPU Octa-Core 2.7GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
Internal Storage 64GB
Yes, up to 400GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light sensor
Compass, Hall sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Gravity, Color Spectrum

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Recognition No


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3180mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones

Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Sony Xperia XZ2 Price and Availability Status?

The Sony Xperia XZ2 will be available on Shopping stores from March with a starting price of $749 (N230,000) to $799 (N270,000). Click on the links below to view the latest Sony Xperia XZ2 price & availability.

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1 thought on “Sony Xperia XZ2 announced with Snapdragon 845 chip – Review, Full Specs and Price”

  1. Oooh, sorry Sony Mobile this is not what ur fans expected. Sony their engineers and designers f**kup for creating these abominations.
    11.1mm thick and the battery is 3180mAh. Huawei can fit a 3200mAh battery for a 5″ phone 7mm thin. Sony needs to borrow a page from manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Huawei on how to design their logic boards to save space. Poor logic board designing and internal construction on the part of Sony..

    Borrowing MKBHD’s words: a poor use of space


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