Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review (Full Specifications and Price)

sony xperia xz2 compact

Sony released the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact last month. This device is small and powerful and has high-end specifications.

If you want high-end specs on a phone that won’t stretch your fingers or pocket lining, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is one of your best choices. Because you don’t see hardware this awesome in other devices with 5-inch screens.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has some amazing features, which include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, a 19MP rear camera, 64GB of inbuilt storage and a screen capable of playing HDR video.

This post exposes the good and bad aspects of this device.

Design and Display

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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact boasts a reliable aluminum frame and has its front covered with a Corning Gorilla glass material. The back of this device is covered with plastic.

This device comes with a 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm (5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 in) dimension. With a weight of about 168g.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it also has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~483 ppi density).

Furthermore, the screen of this device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v5 material. Sony also included the Triluminos display feature. Also, this device is IP68 certified, that means its dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).

This device also supports Multitouch (up to 10 fingers). With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colors: Black, White Silver, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.

Hardware and Software

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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphone comes with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android operating system.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also sports an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).

Furthermore, there’s an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics handling.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Only the inbuilt memory in the dual-sim model can be expanded to 400Gb with the use of a microSD card. In addition, this device makes use of Sony’s X-Reality Engine.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, color spectrum, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.

Camera and Battery

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact sports a rear 19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS camera. With predictive phase detection, laser autofocus, and LED flash.

This phone takes 4K shots and amazing pictures too. The camera on this phone shares the same features with the Xperia XZ2.

In front, there’s a 5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p camera. For selfies, even in low light conditions. This is where this device disappoints, we expected Sony to make the selfie camera better.

Other features of this camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 2870 mAh battery. A fast charge feature is also included in this device.


This Sony Smartphone will sell for about 600 EUR. Which is equivalent to N255,262.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LaunchAnnounced2018, February
StatusAvailable. Released in in  2018, April
BodyDimensions135 x 65 x 12.1 mm (5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 in)
Weight168 g (5.93 oz)
BuildFront glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DisplayTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.0 inches, 64.5 cm2 (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~483 ppi density)
MultitouchYes, up to 10 fingers
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR BT.2020 compliant
PlatformOSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630
MemoryCard slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CameraPrimary19 MP (f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm), gyro EIS, predictive phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Secondary5 MP (f/2.2, 23mm, 1/5″), gyro EIS, 1080p
SoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackNo
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2870 mAh battery
MiscColorsBlack, White Silver, Moss Green, Coral Pink
PriceAbout N255,262



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