Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are now on sale here in Australia

Posted: 28 May 2018 1:22 pm

Both premium smartphones feature the latest Snapdragon 845 processor along with HDR displays powered by Sony's Bravia TV technology.

Sony has carved out a niche for itself in the smartphone space with its high-end Xperia handsets. By taking full advantage of its experience manufacturing speakers, TVs and cameras, the electronics company holds its own against industry heavyweights like Samsung and Apple.

This is especially apparent with Sony's latest handsets. Launching today, the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are two of the most powerful smartphones currently available in Australia. Each packs some seriously impressive hardware such as an HDR-compatible Full HD screen built off Sony's Bravia TV technology, a 4K HDR camera capable of capturing video at a super-slow 960FPS and twin stereo speakers with support for S-Force surround sound.

However, perhaps the biggest draw of Sony's new handsets is the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chips powering them. Since the Australian models of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ don't use the Snapdragon 845 SoC, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are two of the first smartphones to be released with the high-powered chip Down Under. If you're after the beefiest phone money can buy, you'll definitely want to consider these two.

While Sony is pitching the Xperia XZ2 as an all-in-one entertainment device thanks to its impressive combination of audio and video hardware, it's taking a slightly different approach with the XZ2 Compact. The smaller sibling of the XZ2 sports all the same internal hardware and features as its bigger brother, but crams it into what Sony is calling "the world's most compact 5-inch smartphone" ever made.

Size aside, the only major difference between the two handsets is price. The 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2 sells for $1099 upfront and is available from Sony's online store, JB Hi-Fi, Kogan and amaysim. The 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact goes for $949 and can be purchased from Sony's online store, Kogan or amaysim.

Both handsets are available for purchase right now.

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