One of the most hotly anticipated phones out of the recent Mobile World Congress was Sony's Xperia XZ2, a sleek, glass rectangle built for today's market - that want to be constantly-connected in the most sparkling high definition possible. Here's where and when you can get it in Australia and just how much it will cost you.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications
The XZ2's clean edges and thin bezels give it that clean-cut, screen-only look that has gradually come into vogue over the last couple of years. The 18:9 screen will please anyone using their phones for entertainment purposes and with Sony's commitment to 4K, you're getting one of the best displays on the market right now.
Really, that's where Sony has loaded all their eggs - the very large basket that is entertainment on the go. According to Sony's research 40 percent of millennial Australians are using their smartphone for creating/consuming content. That seems crazy - but Sony have pulled no punches when it comes to loading the XZ2 up for just that.
Here's a look at the chief specs:
|Sony Xperia XZ2|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Dimensions||153mm x 72mm x 11.1mm|
|CPU||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Memory/Storage||4GB RAM/64 GB with MicroSD slot up to 400GB|
|Display||5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOUS display|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels (~424 ppi)|
|Camera||Single Rear Camera: 19MP Motion Eye camera (f/2.0, 25mm), 4K HDR recording
Front Camera: 5MP Wide Angle (f/2.2)
|Colours||Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink|
Xperia XZ2 Availability
The Xperia XZ2 is available from today, you can grab it from Sony Mobile's website, in addition to other online retailers Kogan and amaysim. JB Hi-Fi will also be carrying the XZ2 if you prefer to physically walk in to a store and pick it up (or have a look at it first).
Unless you're buying from the Sony Store, you will only have access to the Liquid Black variant, so if colour is a big deal - keep that in mind.
Xperia XZ2 Australian Pricing
The Sony Xperia XZ2 will retail at $1099 - and we're not really that surprised considering the recent releases for LG with the G7 ThinQ, the P20 Pro by Huawei and even the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Google Pixel 2 all coming in at similar prices.
Sony also announced the XZ2 Compact will be available from today, for the slightly more palatable cost of $949. That phone has similar specs in a smaller body, with a 5-inch screen that's almost a throwback to like 2015.
You did it. You waited out all the announcements during Mobile World Congress and the deluge of new handsets that debuted in the last few months. But now, after upstarts such as Essential have had a chance to shine and giants like Apple and Samsung are done plying their latest wares, there's a big question worth asking. What's the best phone out right now?