Sony Xperia XZ2: Australian Specs, Release Date And Pricing

Sony Xperia XZ2: Australian Specs, Release Date And Pricing
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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
Weight 198g
CPU Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 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)
Battery 3180mAh
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.

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    • Never. Sony Au has said they have no plans to release it in Australia.
      The only hope is waiting for 6 months of sales overseas and then Sony decide to release it here? 🙁

  • Not bad specs, though I’d prefer a slightly higher res screen (it’s only 2k not 4k regardless of “Sony’s commitment to 4k”). Having used the s8+ which is 529ppi I’d hate to take a backwards step.

    A couple specs you missed that people might find enticing, apparently it’s also P65/IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) or off-putting, it has no 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Style wise, I actually prefer the original Xperia Z’s squared off edges rather than the rounded ones on their more recent phones (like this one). But that’s a personal preference.

    • I have a 1080p screen on my 5″ screen and couldn’t be happier. Everything I throw at it is sharp and can’t see the point of any more resolution on such a small screen, but that is just me. I’m sure it would have to be a detriment to battery life with such large screen resolutions on a phone. Oh, and that price… ughhhhhh.

      • Heck, I had a Desire HD which was I think 720p and it looked fine. Until I got a 1080p screen on my Xperia Z and then yeah it looked amazing… until I got a Galaxy Note 7 and now a Galaxy S8+ with a 1440p (or whatever it’s called). Each increase has brought noticeable improvements and I’d have real trouble stepping backwards.

        It depends what you’re looking at on screen. I like reading comics on the phone and the higher the PPI the better especially because it’s a small screen. That way you don’t miss small details in the artwork, or struggle to read the text because it’s becoming pixelated. If you’re just doing phone things like texting and calling hell an old nokia would be fine. And obviously as your needs change the res you’d want changes with it.

        Haven’t really noticed much of a battery life problem with the S8+ at full resolution (I always set it to that). Probably because they’re a lot smarter these days with battery saving, lowering brightness, throttling the CPU and hibernating processes. I wouldn’t see any difference duration wise between the Z and the S8+ they last about the same.

        I’d just love to see them do a truly premium phone. It’s like an “almost premium” because it doesn’t quite match the competition. Don’t mind if it’s a separate handset called a Xperia XZ2+ or XZ2 Pro, just make that truly high end device.

  • Surely the author can’t write this without acknowledging the Xz2 premium? Notwithstanding the fact Sony Au have officially stated they have NO plans to sell it in the future, I still think the option of waiting for it be bought from overseas is reasonable enough to be mentioned.

    • I think that’s fair to warrant a mention. I guess the chief reason is that because it wasn’t released today, I didn’t go with any comparisons – but you’re right, you could wait for that one. They haven’t announced any plans to release here, but that doesn’t mean they won’t drop it later in the year, at which point, we’ll be able to cover it.

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