Alongside the top end Xperia XZ2, Sony has brought a compact version of its flagship smartphone to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s called the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and is among those rare breeds of smartphones that pack top class interior despite sporting a rather small display, as per 2018 standards.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact shares a lot in common with the Xperia XZ2. This isn’t something surprising considering Sony’s previous track record of launching pocket-friendly version of its yearly flagships. With that said, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with a few compromises. Unlike its bigger brother, the Xperia XZ2, the compact smartphone misses out on an all-glass construction. Instead, it features an anti-scratch polycarbonate body. The absence of glass also results in the loss of wireless charging capabilities.
Upfront, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact rocks a 5 inch Full HD+ 18:9 Triluminous display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. That said, it’s hard to spot the presence of the new aspect ratio display due to the presence of rather thick bezels on the chin and the forehead. The chin, however, features front-facing stereo speakers with S-Force Front Surround.
The camera department of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has been carried forward directly from its bigger brother. The battery inside the mini Xperia is slightly smaller at 2,870mAh. It comes with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Specifications
- 5-inch Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080p) Triluminous HDR Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM/64GB Internal Storage + Up to 400GB External Storage (microSD)
- 19MP f/2.0 Rear Camera with 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 4K HDR Movie and 960fps (FHD/HD) slomo Video Recording
- 5MP f/2.2 Front Facing Camera with 1/5” Exmor RS sensor with 23mm super wide angle lens
- Fingerprint Sensor, Stereo Speaker with S-Force Front Surround, IP65/68 Water and Dust Resistance
- 2,870mAh Battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Quick Charge 3.0
- Single/Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE support
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC
- Android Oreo 8.0
Sony Xperia XZ2 Price and Availability
The Japanese OEM is yet to release a market selling price of its Xperia XZ2 Compact. The pocketable flagship smartphone will be available in a slew of color – Black, White Silver, Moss Green and Coral Pink. Sony has, however, revealed that it will be globally rolling out the smartphone starting March 2018.