Sony Xperia XZ2 takes on its Compact sibling

The Sony WM-10 was the smallest casette-playing Walkman, the Sony HX80 is the smallest camera with 30x optical zoom, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the smallest Android with Snapdragon 845. What can we say, the company loves its petite powerhouses.

But is the Xperia XZ2 the better phone? It has a few things going for it, besides the bigger screen. It has a slightly bigger battery, for one, about 300mAh more. Plus, only the big one has wireless charging (Sony’s wireless charger can do the respectable 9W).

And while it’s not standard, there’s a version of the big XZ2 with 6GB of RAM while the Compact sticks to 4GB. Even the fastest chipset can’t get much done while it’s waiting on the flash storage for an app that was booted out of RAM.

Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Both phones have stereo speakers, but there’s room for the Dynamic Vibration System only in the big model. It enhances music, videos and games by pulsing a large vibration motor in tune with the sound.

The Xperia XZ2 Compact comes with a matte finish. The looks are a personal preference, but on the practical side, it’s less slippery than the glossy finish of the big phone.

And if the choice between the two seems too easy, let’s look at the price. The XZ2 Compact is €۲۰۰/£۱۳۰ cheaper than the big Xperia XZ2, which costs €۸۰۰;£۷۰۰. With that, we invite you to our virtual voting booth:


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