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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. 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. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The camera and performance also get good opinions. Views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and size.

screen, performance, camera, design, durability

price, portability, battery, size, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: A missed opportunity | Trusted Reviews


Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: It might have a 4K screen, high-end specs and a dual-camera system, but the XZ2 Premium is far from perfect.

Sharp display ; Excellent camera ; Swift performance

Unwieldy design makes it very hard to use and hold ; 4K screen is overkill at this size ; Terrible position of the fingerprint scanner ; It's still a 16:9 screen

Niggling flaws make the XZ2 Premium feel like a missed opportunity

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: Too quirky for the mainstream


The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a capable phone that lasts all day, but most of its standout features are either unnecessary or incredibly niche. It's also very expensive and very slippery. Most people will be better served by another flagship Android phone.

Records 4K HDR video ; Fast and reliable performance ; Vibrant 4K HDR display

Slippery design ; Expensive ; Poorly located fingerprint sensor

Cherlynn is reviews editor of Engadget. She grew up in Singapore and came to New York in 2012. After earning her master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she fell in like with tech at her first job, covering...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review


Excellent 4K HDR display ; Takes great low light videos ; Good camera ; Day-long battery life

Slippery, bulky design ; Low fingerprint sensor placement ; Inadequate video stabilization ; Too much bloatware ; Expensive

Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium impresses with its low-light capabilities, but its spotlight features cater to a niche audience, and they’re not good enough to make this phone exciting to use.

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review


Modern tech meets a dated design

Good low light photos and video ; Bold, sharp screen ; Plenty of power

Poorly positioned finger scanner ; Big and heavy ; Dated screen shape

This chunky number is not our pick of the year’s ultra-high price phones, but the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium does excel at low light video.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Smartphone Review


Let me entertain you - The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's second attempt at a flagship device under its Xperia XZ series. The XZ2 Premium has a true Ultra-HD display, great audio features, a bright dual rear-facing camera setup and plenty of other...

color-true UHD display with HDR ; fast SoC ; wireless charging ; dust and waterproof (IP65/68) ; expandable memory ; fast Wi-Fi ; sturdy and well-crafted case ; solid dual rear-facing camera system

average GPS performance ; the display could be brighter ; slow microSD card performance ; worse battery life than its predecessor ; heavy ; no 3.5 mm jack

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is a real heavyweight, something true both physically and regarding its hardware. Our only hardware gripe is Sony’s decision to omit a headphone jack.The UHD display should appeal to streaming junkies who want to enjoy their...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium review: A plus-sized disappointment


Expensive, bulky and with below-average battery life, the Xperia XZ2 Premium lags behind the best flagship smartphones

4K HDR display ; Fun slow-mo camera ; Records 4K HDR video

Too bulky ; Supremely expensive ; Below average battery life

And when it comes to battery life, this phone doesn’t hit the mark, either. In short, the Sony XZ2 Premium is an oversized disappointment – it wouldn’t even be the best phone at £700, let alone £800.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Everything you need to know about Sony's new smartphone offering


All the details about Sony's new phone, including UK pricing and release date

Finally, the XZ2 Premium is equipped with two cameras at the rear, as opposed to the XZ2’s single unit. This should significantly improve image quality, especially for shooting in low light. Round the front, the 13-megapixel selfie camera is also a big...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium


The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium offers a 4K HDR video recording and playback, but with serious sacrifice. Find out why in our full review.

Expert review by : John Velasco (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Review


From its 4K HDR display, to the ultra low-light capture from its camera, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is a phone on steroids, the stuff we dream about. Everything about this phone appears to be promising, but with a retail price at $999.99, it's seriously...

Gorgeous looking 4K HDR display ; Camera takes some impressive photos ; 4K HDR videos look impressive in the right situation ; Buttery performance thanks to the Snapdragon 845 ; Easy to access SIM/microSD slot

Fingerprint sensor is awkwardly placed ; Impractical to shoot photos in complete darkness ; Pretty expensive at $999.99

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Review: The Bigger They Are…


Between its ultrasharp display and state-of-the-art dual cameras, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium represents the best of Sony's mobile technologies realized in one package. And yet, in far too many ways, it still feels like a flagship from the past.

4K HDR display ; Great low-light photos and video ; Flagship performance

Very bulky ; Portrait Mode not available at launch ; Below-average battery life ; Dated software experience ; Too expensive ; No Verizon or Sprint support ; Only 64GB of built-in storage

The range-topping Xperia XZ2 Premium adds a 4K display and dual cameras to Sony's formidable Android flagship, but the phone remains stuck in the past.

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3540

Call management

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 Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 3200, 12800, 51200, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.6
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y


Brand colour:Chrome Black / Chrome Silver
Colour name:Chrome Black / Chrome Silver
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Black / Silver
Protection features:Dust resistant, Waterproof / Dust resistant,Waterproof


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.7
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2160 x 3840
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:760
Screen shape:Flat
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
Text prediction system:Y


Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM,MP3


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


3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual 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 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (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 Model:845


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


Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :158