Sony Gets Into 4K HDR Recording with Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Smartphones


Capture the impossible with Sony’s latest Android Oreo-equipped smartphones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. These new, dynamic Sony smartphones can capture video at Full HD resolution at a super-slow-mo 960 fps. This adds a new dimension to your videos, making the everyday more dramatic, allowing you to capture moments that otherwise would go unnoticed.

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Just as impressive is their ability to capture standard-speed video at 4K 10-bit HDR resolution, giving you incredible contrast and lifelike detail. Again, both phones have this ability, and it’s all thanks to Sony equipping them with next-generation 19MP Motion Eye camera system. An additional 5MP front-facing camera is included with both phones, as well, so your selfie and video-chatting needs are taken care of.

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Furthermore, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact share the quality of their displays. Naturally, they differ in size, with one model having “Compact” in its title, after all, but the specs are the same. Both support HDR content, have Full HD+ resolutions of 1080 x 2160, and a cinematic 18:9 aspect ratio. The XZ2 has a 5.7" screen, while the XZ2 Compact sports a more pocket-friendly 5" display.

With a larger frame comes more room for cool tech, and Sony takes advantage of that in the XZ2 by including its Dynamic Vibration System. This system analyzes the audio signals in your videos or music, then intelligently activates a powerful vibration system to match the audio. Feeling your music brings a whole new sensation to mobile entertainment.

Speaking of audio, both phones feature multiple sound-enhancing technologies and are equipped with powerful front-firing speakers. Sony has developed DSEE HX to help compressed music files sound better, and LDAC enhances Bluetooth wireless audio to near High-Resolution Audio levels. The speakers are supported by Sony’s S-Force Front Surround technology, which is designed to give you a more immersive mobile audio experience.

All this impressive technology means nothing if the package it comes in can’t withstand daily use. Thankfully, Sony has chosen to protect your investment by giving each model tough, Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The XZ2 gets the full front and back treatment, while the Compact features it solely on the screen. Both models however, do share a rear fingerprint sensor, as well as IP65/68 certification. This means that both smartphones can withstand the inevitable rain shower or poolside splash.

Under the hood, the phones are evenly matched, with a 1.7/2.7 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of RAM. They part ways when it comes to their batteries, with the larger XZ2 featuring a 3180mAh battery, compared to the smaller Compact’s 2870mAh of power. Yet another difference is in the modem. Both are pretty snappy, but the XZ2 comes out ahead of its smaller companion with a download speed of up to 1.2 Gb/s. The XZ2 Compact maxes out at 800 Mb/s.

With the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, Sony has certainly provided users with cutting-edge features. 4K 10-bit HDR recording breathes in some rarified air in the smartphone category. Thanks to both models sharing most of their specifications, either form factor should provide an enjoyable mobile experience.