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Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact are up for pre-order

by Justin Herrick | April 13, 2018April 13, 2018 11:00 am PST

Just as the company promised two months ago, Sony will release the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact in the United States. Both phones are up for pre-order from electronics retailer Best Buy and will ship by the end of next week.

Sony announced the duo at MWC 2018 and since released them in Europe. With the mobile industry in the U.S. being a little quiet as of late, the company is rolling out a new flagship at the right time.

The Xperia XZ2 features a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 19MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 3180mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo with Sony’s custom overlay. Meanwhile, the Xperia XZ2 Compact reduces the display and battery sizes while also dropping some capabilities.

We were able to take the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact for a hands on look when they debuted, and the overall impression was that Sony is finally embracing modern design. Sony still has a lot of work to do, but this is a step in the right direction.

While their specifications definitely make them high-end, the two phones come across as overpriced. Sony doesn’t exactly have exclusive value-driving features. The Xperia XZ2 is $799, and the Xperia XZ2 Compact isn’t much cheaper at $649. There’s no obvious reason to choose either phone over something like the Galaxy S9 or iPhone 8.

If you’re a hardcore Sony fan, you can pre-order now to get your Xperia XZ2 later this month. Best Buy says you’ll receive the phone on its release date, April 20.

Buy now: Best Buy (Xperia XZ2), Best Buy (Xperia XZ2 Compact)

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Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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