Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact arrive in the US on April 20th

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact arrive in the US on April 20th

The XZ2 Compact is the first XZ-series phone to be Verizon-certified, Sony adds, so you don’t have to turn to AT&T or T-Mobile if you’re going with a major carrier. And in case you’re wondering: unlike many past Sony phone releases in the US, both models have fingerprint readers.

In both cases, you’re primarily springing for a combination of Sony’s distinctive design (which no longer includes gigantic bezels) with some camera chops. Both phones can record 4K HDR and 1080p super-slow motion (960FPS) video, and display HDR as well. The allure varies widely after that, however. The regular XZ2 is more for those who want a straightforward alternative to Android flagships like the Galaxy S9. It’s a tougher sell, but it might be appealing if you can accept a less dramatic display in return for a ‘cleaner’ take on Android and some superior video features.

The XZ2 Compact, meanwhile, is one of the precious few options beyond the Pixel 2 for a smaller Android phone that still packs a punch. It’s an easier recommendation — many Android vendors equate a small size with slow performance, so it may be your only real option if Google’s phone rubs you the wrong way.

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