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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 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. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and size are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the connectivity.

portability, size, performance, screen, camera


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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (

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 (

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.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (

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 : Alex Todd (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review: Pint-sized pocket rocket


Smaller than the standard phone but with next to nothing cut out, this could be the most capable Compact to date. Here's our Sony Xperia...

Excellent performance ; Impressive battery life ; Beautiful HDR display ; Fantastic camera

Chunky design

For those who’ve ever wanted an Xperia Compact but thought they compromised too heavily over their standard siblings, this generation might be the one to jump for..

Apr, 2018

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Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact


The Xperia XZ2 Compact is Sony's new mini flagship with a 5in screen, available to pre-order now. With a new design, an 18:9 display, and the ability to record 4K HDR video, this packs an awful lot into a pretty small phone at a decent price.

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

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 : ePHOTOzine (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review


We review the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, a compact smartphone with 19mp camera, 5mp selfie camera, 4K video, and high-speed video recording.

The Sony Experia XZ2 Compact is capable of producing images with excellent colour reproduction, although noise can be an issue when shooting at full resolution, and when you view images at full size. The camera app is intuitive and hasn't changed much...

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


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

Call management

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


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
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1000, 1600, 4000, 12800, Auto / 4000, 12800
Maximum frame rate:960
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
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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y


Brand colour:Coral Pink / Moss Green / White Silver
Colour name:Coral Pink
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


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 Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:N
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP,APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):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
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


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
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)


64-bit computing: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


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


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 type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :135