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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and screen are on the whole positive. The camera and size also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

 

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: Compact, but with plenty of punch.

Small and curvy ; Good camera ; Power-packed

Not the best for gaming ; Polycarbonate body doesn't ooze luxury ; Lacks some camera features

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact only makes sense for big spenders who are after a small phone.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: the most powerful small phone in the world

 

The XZ2 Compact is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Just a fat sheep, one with a big booty.

So. Much. Power! ; Sharp 18:9 screen ; Good camera system ; Smooth, curved design ; Easy one-hand usage ; Fast fingerprint reader

It's thick and chunky ; No headphone jack ; Plastic backed

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: If small is your all

 

It's not often that you'll find a phone that's both compact and powerful. That's where the XZ2 Compact wins, as there are no direct competitors that

It's refreshing small-scale ; Good camera results ; Long-lasting battery despite small capacity ; Super slow-mo video is fun ; Solid build and comfortable hold

Camera can be slow to focus ; Software a little buggy - sometimes unresponsive ; Chunky design is contrary to Compact name

As small phones go, the Sony XZ2 Compact in a league of its own. Think of the other small-ish flagships out there: the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9 are both considerably taller and wider than the Sony. Of course, there is the iPhone SE, if you're an Apple iOS...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review

 

A small but mighty phone to match the flagship contenders?

High-end insides ; Rich screen ; Decent camera

A bit fat ; No headphone jack ; Mostly-plastic back

Sony has packed top specs into a tiny body, if one that doesn’t seem fancy enough to match the price

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review

 

Small and powerful but not very stylish

Solid camera ; Great performance ; Sharp screen

Feels cheaper than it is ; No headphone jack ; Selfie camera isn’t great

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is small and powerful. It's also chunky and partially plastic, so not the best choice if you want a phone that looks as good as it runs.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: A dinky smartphone with flagship-rivalling DNA

 

This well-equipped little phone is one of the best small form-factor handsets we've seen

Speedy performance ; New design is excellent ; Impressive 18:9 display

4K HDR video recording issues ; Pricey

There’s also a question about what the future might hold. Sony has recently been showing off new dual-camera technology, which should bring better low-light performance to its smartphone family in the not-too-distant future. The XZ2 certainly has its...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: Hands-on

 

We've tested out the Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony's new mini flagship with a 5in screen. With a new design, an 18:9 display, and the ability to record 4K HDR video, this looks to pack an awful lot into a pretty small phone - here's what we thought when we...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: Small but (almost) perfectly formed

 

Sony is still flying the flag for small(ish) phones

Despite the slight video concerns, to me, the Sony Xperia XZ2 remains a smartphone that warrants some serious consideration. For a RRP of £529, you’re looking at a handset with performance to match the most powerful phone out there – the £739 Samsung...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: A smaller flagship without compromises

 

The Xperia XZ2 Compact is a high-end flagship in a petite form factor. Sony's made several compromises on its smaller phones in the past, but not this time. You get all the power and important features of the bigger XZ2 in a cute, bijou body.

Rare in its small size ; Easy to use one-handed ; Great 5-inch display ; Flagship power without trade-offs

All-plastic body may be off-putting for some ; Average battery life ; Poor-quality stereo speakers

Sony's Xperia XZ2 Compact is in a class of its own, packing every meaningful feature and component of the XZ2 into a petite, translucent body. I'd even say the device's 5-inch full HD+ display is better than the 5.7-inch equivalent on the XZ2. What's...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on review

 

Unlike many of its big-brand competitors, Sony didn't shy away from major announcements at MWC 2018. In fact, it took the wrappers of a shiny new pair of flagships, that boldly marry new design concepts with incremental hardware updates.

Feb, 2018
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2870
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1000, 1600, 4000, 12800, Auto / 4000, 12800
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:Manual
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Coral Pink / Moss Green / White Silver
Colour of product:Black / Green / Pink / Silver / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OTA,WAV,eAAC+ / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM,MP3
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:N
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP,APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Direct printing:Y
Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:N / Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-A / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10
Processor Model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 Oreo / O

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / microSDXC / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:49

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :135
Weight:168
Width:65