Sony seems intent on capturing a sizable chunk of the global smartphone market this year, as the company has announced three new phones that seem refreshing in terms of design and specs. We’re talking about the Sony Xperia XZ2, the Xperia XZ2 Compact and the Xperia XA2. While the XA2 is already out in the market, the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact should be available pretty soon as the devices have already been announced. So read on to know more about these three devices and how they stack up against each other. Let’s start by comparing price tags of these three phones.
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Sony Xperia XA2: Price in India
The Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact flagship smartphones were announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26th, 2018. While the XZ2 is expected to cost Rs.47,999, the XZ2 Compact should cost Rs.45,999. The Xperia XA2 was announced at CES 2018 in January this year and is expected to cost Rs.22,300 when it reaches Indian shores sometime later this month.
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Sony Xperia XA2: Display
The Sony Xperia XZ2 sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels at a density of 424 pixels per inch (ppi). The Xperia XZ2 Compact, in comparison, has a 5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 at 483ppi. Both the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact offer an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Sony Xperia XA2 offers an aspect ratio of 16:9 on its 5.2-inch LCD display, with a resolution of 1080×1920 at 424ppi. The XA2 offers Gorilla Glass 4 while the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact offer Gorilla Glass 5 protection on their displays.
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Sony Xperia XA2: Performance
The Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are powered by Qualcomm’s best mobile processor chipset — the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver). Both the processors are paired with an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. The Sony Xperia XA2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core 2.2GHz SoC which has an Adreno 508 GPU for processing duties.
The Xperia XZ2 offers 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM paired with 64GB of onboard memory. The Xperia XZ2 Compact, on the other hand, offers a 4GB RAM 64GB ROM, whereas the XA2 offers 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. All three devices come with hybrid slots that let you alternate between a second SIM card or a microSD memory card. While the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact allow you to add up to 400GB of expandable memory, the Xperia XA2 allows you to add 256GB.
All three devices come with the latest Android version: Oreo 8.0.
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Sony Xperia XA2: Camera
Given Sony’s reputation with image sensors, the camera setups on these phones are obviously impressive. The Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact feature smartphones with Sony’s 3 layer image sensor that lets you shoot full HD videos at 960fps, which means you can shoot dramatic slow-motion videos. Both devices have 19MP f/2.0 rear shooters that feature gyro electronic image stabilisation and predictive phase detection and laser autofocus. Comparatively, the Xperia XA2 is equipped with a 23MP f/2.0 rear camera but with none of the bells and whistles that the other two flagship phones offer.
On the front, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact have 5MP selfie cameras whereas the Xperia XA2 has an 8MP snapper.
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Sony Xperia XA2: Verdict
While the Sony Xperia XZ2 definitely has the best specifications and features among the three, each phone offers excellent value for money. The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are flagship devices while the XA2 makes for an excellent mid-range phone.