Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact


Bonjour, Hola, hiya – it’s time for another evaluation piece among the telephones you’re considering. What are the variations between the Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact? Has Sony, in reality, made them that distinct, or is it simply that the Compact is, properly, smaller?

 Sony Xperia XZ2

Let’s take an excursion over the important elements of the two – spoiler alert, it’s now not going to take very long. These phones are comparable, although there are a few key differences worth highlighting.

  • Design and display
  • The XZ2 brings a glossier lower back
  • The XZ2 brings a glossier back

OK, we promised there wouldn’t be many differences; however, glaringly, there are some well worth speaking to me about when it comes to design.

The first is the substances used to make these: the Sony Xperia XZ2 is clad in 3D Gorilla Glass front and back, whereas the XZ2 Compact uses polycarbonate to ‘diffuse’ the light.

In terms of dimensions, the XZ2 is available at 153 x 72 x 11.1mm, whereas the XZ2 Compact offers up to thirty-five x sixty-five x 12.1mm, so it’s a touch thicker to bulge out further into the hand.

It’s got a relatively ‘early iPod’ feel to it, in which the XZ2 is a good deal glossier and slicker. The large model is 198g. However, you may shave off 30g and get the 168g model if you move for the smaller XZ2 Compact.

The screens are identical in spec, with both bringing a Full HD display, but the larger being a five: 7-inch show and a 5-inch screen on the Compact.

Key features

There’s one key distinction here: the Dynamic Vibration System, which lets the telephone buzz merrily in time with games, films, and songs. That’s to be had on the Sony Xperia XZ2, but because the Compact is extra, there’s less room for that function. Done, pass on.

Sony Xperia XZ2

OS and power

Both phones carry 64GB of storage, with the 400GB extra area on a microSD card. Both phones have 64GB of garage, with space for 400GB more room on a microSD card.

OK – that is where we’re going to get a bit quicker with the comparisons: both of these phones are jogging Android 8 Oreo out of the field, and each provides the brand new Snapdragon 845 CPU with 4GB of RAM from Qualcomm. Done!

Ah, crap, wait – there’s a barely distinctive modem inner every, so you’ve been given up to 1.2Gbps download speeds at the XZ2 (Cat 18) and handiest 800MB (Cat 15) at the Xperia XZ2 Compact. We say simplest… that’s nonetheless quite Rapido.


The camera has been moved to the center of the handset. The camera has been moved to the center of the handset. Oh, proper, and the cameras are also quite comparable: each has an unmarried 19MP MotionEye sensor on the rear and a 5MP snapper on the front. The XZ2 Compact has a slightly better sensor. The XZ2 Compact has a slightly better sensor.

However, with the XZ2, you’re getting an f/2.0 aperture and a 25mm lens, whereas Sony hasn’t shown the spec for the smaller variant – which constantly means that there are secretly lower specs on the tinier version.


 Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

  • The XZ2 Compact has a smaller battery, unsurprisingly
  • The XZ2 Compact has a smaller battery, unsurprisingly

That is where matters diverge: the Sony Xperia XZ2 battery is a 3180mAh unit, whereas the Xperia XZ2 Compact offers only 2780 of that teeny mAh to play with.

But the opposite key distinction here is how you could get electricity into those telephones: the XZ2 offers Qi wi-fi charging compatibility, whereas the XZ2 Compact doesn’t, thanks to that polycarbonate shell we cited earlier.


While we’re still waiting on rate information for the two telephones, your choice is based totally on the scale of the tool and your preference for how many phones you need to rub. The Xperia XZ2 is bigger, smoother, and glossier, but the smaller version is the nearest in spec to the flagship model we’ve ever seen from Sony.

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