With the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, the Japanese manufacturer has launched the latest smartphone in the Compact series. The aim of the Compact series has always been to incorporate the latest technologies into a compact housing. So far the Sony was very well done, but the more powerful the processors become, the bigger the problems are in confined spaces. But what Sony has now achieved, we show in this test.
Design and Workmanship
The somewhat unusual shape of the smartphone is noticeable at first glance. Like many other manufacturers, Sony has now decided against an angular design and rounded off the corners a bit. The back of the phone is now curved as well, so it adapts better to your hand. As it’s hard to overlook, the fingerprint sensor, which Sony had integrated into the power button for some time, has moved under the camera. The height takes some getting used to, but it doesn’t take long until your finger automatically lands on it.
The right side is equipped with a volume rocker at the top. Below this is the power button, which is also very low. So you have to repack the device at least once after unlocking it. Still included is the camera button on the lower right side. This serves to open the camera directly and take pictures with it. Sony unfortunately did without a 3.5 mm jack port and only used a USB 3.1 type C port. All in all, the mobile phone looks very well processed.
The display lies well in the socket and the fact that the back was made of polycarbonate doesn’t bother. But all in all the mobile phone is very global and very fat. It just looks like it’s very hard to hold.