The ultimate 2020 Review of Sony Xperia XZ2
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is an older model, having been launched in 2018.
The overall quality of this smartphone is good; since the price is in line with that of the competitors, it is a good choice, but there are cheaper models at the same quality level.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 arrived on the market with Android 8.0.0.
This mobile phone is the new version of the Sony Xperia XZ1, already tested. In comparison, this version has a larger screen size, higher screen resolution, faster processor.
The 5.7″ screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels is much more pleasant than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
One of the weaknesses of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is the low battery life: in our usage scenario, its 3180 mAh allow it to reach just 16 hours, which is below average.
The 44.6 GB of actual available internal memory (64 GB declared) may be enough to store our data, if not, we can use an SD memory card to expand the phone memory.
It suffered some minor damages in the drop test, but passed it well and can therefore be considered quite robust.
Like most models in this price range, this mobile phone is very powerful, so it can be used without problems even for high performance tasks, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: the presence of the fingerprint reader and being water resistant.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.
Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 19.2 Mp rear camera, which allows you to get good quality photos, except in low light situations where they only reach sufficiency.
This mobile phone has a 5 Mp front camera, which allows you to take pictures of just enough quality, so selfies are not exciting.
- It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods
- Battery life is short
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★★☆|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||Not applicable|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★★★|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||16 h|
|Quick battery charging||★★★☆☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★★☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★★☆|
|Impermeability to water||★★★★★|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★★☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★★|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||★★★★☆|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★★☆|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★★☆|
|Memory card reader||★★★★★|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★★|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||Android 8.0.0|
|Latest update available||Android 10|
|Google Service available||✔️|
|Diagonal screen size||5.7 inch|
|Internal memory declared||64 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||44.6 GB|
|Type of memory card||SD|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Octa-core 2.7 GHz|
|Processor frequency||2.7 GHz|
|Number of cores||8|
|RAM memory||4 GB|
|Battery capacity||3180 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||✔️|
|Wireless charger provided||❌|
|SAR level declared||0.94 Watt per kg|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||199 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||❌|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||❌|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||❌|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||19.2 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||5 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||1|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||❌|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|