The Sony Xperia XZ2 is the smartphone you want? The last Sony flagship was the only one at the MWC 2018 to bring a real answer to Samsung and its Galaxy S9. Even more, if your heart swings between these two stars and possibly the smartphones of the apple, we propose you 8 good reasons why you would be right to crack right away for the last-born of the Japanese manufacturer.
We saw it during the last MWC 2018, the choice was mainly between the Galaxy S9, the Sony Xperia XZ2 , and a string of more or less successful variants of the iPhone X. Even the outputs that followed did not depart from the trend. So of course some of these flagships, even if they have a notch, are still worth seeing. We think here especially Huawei P20 Pro and its unique talents for photography. But for those who are already almost convinced, what are the big arguments of the Sony Xperia XZ2 about competition?
Support for Android updates
The first obvious point is the updates. Sony has always been more than correct to support as long as possible its flagship flagship. Sony has also committed that all high-end models of the brand have at least two years of updates , which includes security patches and access to major new versions of Android. It’s close to the guarantee of Google with its pixels. And better than Samsung as evidenced by this ranking .
Amazing photo and video sensors
Before Samsung offers ultra high-tech photo sensors capable of taking Super Slow Motion videos at 960 fps, it was Sony who was the first to put this type of ultra-fast sensor in its smartphones . In the Premium version, as a bonus, Sony puts a dual sensor of 12 MP and 19 MP, and gives them increased sensitivity, up to ISO 51,200 for photos and ISO 12,800 for videos. What to take beautiful night photos and no visible grain.
Its new sober and distinguished design
The abandonment of the Omni-Balance design, which has long been a strong identifier for Sony flagships, has caused a lot of ink, but the new design of the XZ2 is finally “round” month that announced. Above all, he uses materials such as glass in subtle, particularly elegant contortions. Everything tries to stay sober and in distinction, and it is rather successful. It’s a flagship premium and it shows!
Huge screen 18: 9 both flat and without notch
You still have not “learned to like the notch” ? The rounded sides of the S9 screen immediately remind you of the exorbitant repair costs? Sony adopts the 18: 9 format, but without trying to do in the borderless. The user experience is improved: all applications are optimized, we can watch the videos in full width, without dead spots. Users will certainly appreciate that Sony has made the choice of “now” for lack of the choice of “future”.
His haptic feedback ahead of Android competition
For those who use both iPhone and Android smartphones, haptic feedback is a point where Apple has an advantage over Android competition. It is thanks to this illusion that Apple knows to make believe for example that the home button of the iPhone 7 is physical whereas it is only a perfectly static recess in the glass of the front face. But Sony is catching up with a new linear vibrator like Apple’s Taptic Engine. The result is a better user experience, and certainly more Premium.
It has surround stereo speakers on the front
While stereo speakers are becoming the norm, Sony is putting stereo speakers facing the front panel. The S-Force Front Surround technology gives a pretty immersive and amazing experience for a simple smartphone. A way to compensate for the lack of jack, because yes, Sony is still part of these manufacturers …
Its battery, larger capacity than the S9
The Galaxy S9 has a battery of 3000 mAh, a capacity identical to that of the S8? The Xperia XZ2 has a 3180 mAh battery a little bigger than the previous generation. This combined with less energy-hungry features like the resolution of its FHD screen (2160 x 1080 pixels) against Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) must give it autonomy in reserve compared to its competitor. Of course, this remains to be confirmed in truly scientific tests to compare their autonomy, but the Sony flagship undeniably shares with an advantage!
The compact variant
Illustration: Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact There has been a race in recent years to ever larger screens. At the risk of giving you a good tendinitis of the thumb, because, objectively, let’s say it: the bigger the screen, the more the ergonomics suffers. And the risk of breaking the ice increases because you are more likely to make it fall. Gold the XZ2 is available in compact version . And the choice of a smaller screen is not at the expense of performance and functionality – there is always a Snapdragon 845 and a 19 Mpx camera. The only things we lose in passing: the Qi wireless charging (and therefore the glass back) and the haptic feedback.
What do you think of these arguments? Do you see other reasons to crack that we would not have thought of? Share your feedback in the comments!