16/04/2018

The Premium Reason NOT To Upgrade To Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact

The Premium Reason NOT To Upgrade To Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact

It's only Monday and the Japanese manufacturer has probably delivered the biggest unveiling of this week.

During World Mobile Congress, Sony treated us with the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact. If you have upgraded, we have bad news for you, if not read on.

Hello, Xperia XZ2 Premium

Sony just introduced the first device equipped with rear dual camera - the Xperia XZ2 Premium! The focus of the new Xperia is basically camera. It was made to take pro-quality slow motion footages, 4K HDR at 960 fps to be exact, and outstanding pictures.

Ground breaking camera

Behind the camera science is Sony's latest Motion Eye™ technology that was previously featured only in the most advanced cameras. The rear camera features a redesigned 7-piece two Sony lens G with F/1.6 and F/1.8 apertures. The 19 MP Memory-stacked RGB sensor captures colour data and the 12 MP black & white sensor picks up luminance data.

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The dual sensor system and AUBE™ Fusion image signal processor create high quality images output in real time. Dual camera effects such as bokeh and monochrome are perfect addition and will rival portrait modes from current flagships. Sony says its new camera "captures beyond the human eye".

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The selfie camera has been boosted as well. It's now a 13 MP sensor with increased sensitivity of up to ISO 3200.

Design

The Xperia XZ2 Premium 5.8” display with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels is based on Sony's BRAVIA® TV technology to deliver cinema-quality contrast, colour and clarity. Screen to body ratio is industry's standard 16:9.

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The front panel is a 2.5 D Gorilla Glass 5 and the back of the Xperia XZ2 premium is made of smooth and reflective glass to enable wireless charging. The fingerprint reader is positioned below the dual camera set up on the back. "The Xperia XZ2 Premium is encased in curved 3D glass and with an aluminium frame and a mirror-like chrome finish."

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Specs

The new Xperia XZ2 Premium is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chip with 30% quicker processing power, high-speed uploading and up to 1.2Gbps download speed.

The all day long battery life is guaranteed by a hefty 3540 mAh battery unit and Smart Stamina mode makes the battery last even longer. There is also Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.03 support.

Internal storage is 64GB and is expandable up to 400 GB thanks to microSDXC support and memory has been boosted - 6GB of RAM.

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Availability

Sony promised the new Xperia will become available globally this summer and will ship with Android 8.0. There was no pricing confirmed yet, but we'd expected the price tag will hike up to £1000.

All in all, the specifications look in line with the top flagships, we will see what the final price is, but for Sony fans that are looking for the next real premium phone, this could be just for you!

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