Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review

Sony XZ2 Compact

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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the latest small Sony handset that packs in a lot of tech.

First impressions are that it’s a bit of a chunky phone, unlike larger screen phones that have slimmed down the XZ2 Compact feels rather fat in the hand.  Around the right hand side you get volume rocker, power switch and dedicated camera button. On the bottom is a USB type-c charging connector, on the left is the SIM card/micro SD card slot.

Around the back is a fingerprint scanner, it’s far enough down the body that you shouldn’t mistake the camera for the scanner.  It’s responsive, but the rear placement does make it awkward to use if you’re phone is on a desk, it’s not as easy to quickly unlock as a front facing scanner.

Disappointingly there isn’t a headphone socket, surprising given this isn’t a slim mobile.

You’ll see in the video below the Sony XZ2 Compact is a good travel mobile; The small size means it’s easy to carry around, it’s fast speed means you can quickly take it out to capture the moment, the IP rating means you don’t need to be too careful around water and the good cameras front and back mean it’s suitable for photos and videos.

Sony XZ2 Compact test photo 1

Sony XZ2 Compact test photo 2

Sony XZ2 Compact test photo 3

The XZ2 Compact features Sony’s excellent super slow motion features.  Get it right and this can product some great results.  There are some restrictions to this, you have to manually trigger the slow motion section, which takes a bit of practice, and there is no way to have it automatically trigger as you can on the Samsung Galaxy S9.  The slow motion is also limited to a short amount of slow motion, you can’t do a long slow mo.  You can string multiple slow motion sections one after the other, but in between the recording will return to normal speed.

Check out the video below, where the XZ2 Compact camera is put up against the OnePlus 5s excellent camera.  The Compact does a very good job, but does appear to have some catching up to do with the out of the box video stabilization.

The Sony XZ2 Compact is a very capable little handset.  Once you get use to it’s chunky shape you forget it’s not the slimmest of mobiles on the market.  If you’re looking for a lot of power is a small format the XZ2 Compact is going to be hard to beat.

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  • Complete with Qualcomm compatible USB-C cable
  • The Quick Charger has been thoroughly tested and is assured by Sony to the high quality standards

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  • Genuine Sony Accessory (Mains Charger with USB Type A to Type C Cable)
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  • Compact design allows you to take it on your travels & Easy to store and carry around with you
  • Sync and transfer files via Type C USB Data Cable (UCB20)
  • Reversible Connector as USB-C is a user-friendly design that lets you insert the connector the right way, every time

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and