- Sony Xperia XZ2 is priced in India at Rs. 72,990
- The smartphone will be sold in select stores from August 1
- It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM
Sony took the wraps off the Xperia XZ2 at MWC earlier this year, and it has finally launched the smartphone in India. The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with Sony’s proprietary advanced Motion Eye camera technology, high-resolution audio with front-facing stereo speakers, water resistance IP65/ 68, HDR displays and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It also integrates Google’s ARCore and Google Lens image searching feature and will be made available in the country next week. Sony has launched only the Liquid Black colour variant in India.
Top Highlights of Smartphone: It is touted to be the world’s first phone to support 4K HDR movie recording. The Xperia XZ2 comes with 3D Creator on the front and main cameras to scan yourself or the surroundings and print it or share it in 3D. It also incorporates the new Dynamic Vibration System which analyses audio data and lets you feel the action in your hands, bringing movies, games and videos to life.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Price in India, Sale Date, and Launch Offers
The Sony Xperia XZ2 has been priced in India at Rs. 72,990, and will be available in select Sony Center and select mobile stores across India. The smartphone will be made available from August 1, and as mentioned, only the Liquid Black colour option will be available to buy. There are no offers available for this smartphone.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications and Features
The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports a fluid 3D glass surface, and the display has bezels on top and bottom edges for sensors and the logo respectively. It sports an arched back for better grip and it houses a single rear camera setup with a fingerprint scanner sitting underneath it. The Xperia XZ2 has no visible antenna lines and houses the volume rocker and power button on the right edge of the smartphone. There’s also a dedicated shutter button at the bottom right edge, and front-facing stereo speakers come with DSEE HX technology for upscaling and LDAC technology that brings near high-resolution audio. The 3.5mm audio jack and the SIM tray sits on the top edge of the device, while the USB-C port sits on the bottom edge.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports a 5.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) TRILUMINOS HDR display with an X-Reality display engine with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box and will support dual SIM (Nano) slots. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM.
In the optics department, the Xperia XZ2 bears a 19-megapixel Motion Eye rear camera with autofocus burst, predictive hybrid autofocus, 4K HDR recording, 960fps super slow motion, 8x digital zoom, and SteadyShot technology. On the front is a 5-megapixel sensor with a 23mm wide angle lens and SteadyShot. The phone has 64GB UFS inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB). There is a 3180mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and smart stamina mode for when you’re stuck with very low battery and no opportunities to charge it.
Connectivity options include USB Type-C (3.1), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Miracast, Screen Mirroring, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, wireless charging, and Google Cast. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel. dimensions are 153x72x11.1mm and weight is 198 grams. The smartphone is IP65/IP68 water and dust resistant certified as well.
Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and ask yourself “what the hell were they thinking?”. While the software features and the hardware might be top notch, Sony could have priced this phone aggressively, especially as competing Snapdragon 845 phones are available for almost half the price. In fact, unlike those phones, the XZ2 also lacks features such as dual cameras and a sleeker body. It remains to be seen whether Sony’s gamble to capture a slice of the premium market will pay off. Just Ignore this smartphone.