Sony has launched its Xperia XZ2 flagship smartphone in India today. The phone was initially unveiled at the MWC event earlier this year. A feature that makes this device a standout is Sony’s proprietary Motion Eye camera, which is capable of recording super slow-motion footage. It is a flagship level smartphone and comes with high-end specifications. Sony has decided to launch it in India at a price of Rs. 72,990, making it the costliest Android smartphone.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 rocks a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display and comes with what the brand calls ‘X-Reality’ display engine. It is also a Triluminos HDR display that promises a better output than other displays. The screen is protected with a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which makes the display quite durable.
The Sony flagship comes with just a single camera on the back, a 19 megapixel sensor. But it comes with Motion Eye technology that has the capability to record super slow motion footage up to 960 fps. It supports various features like 4k HDR recording, 8x digital zoom and SteadyShot technology. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel sensor that has a wide-angle lens.
In terms of performance, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a flagship-grade chipset. It is coupled with 6GB of RAM to offer seamless multi-tasking and gaming. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and there is no word about the upcoming updates it would get. The Xperia XZ2 comes with 64GB of UFS storage inbuilt and you can also expand it up to 400GB with the help of a microSD card.
A 3180mAh battery unit powers the phone and it is aided with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. In case you are down with low battery, you can also use the smart stamina mode to get the most out of what is left. In terms of connectivity, the phone has got a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, wireless charging and a host of other options.
Sony is already losing out on market share amidst the growing competition. Launching a phone that costs Rs. 72,990 might not be the best idea right now but let’s see how the phone performs in the Indian market.