Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - GREAT NEW STUFF -

Sony is back with an­other flag­ship hand­set, the XZ2. The new phone fi­nally has a 5,7-inch HDR Full HD+ dis­play (2160 x 1080) with a 2:1 as­pect ra­tio. Stan­dard Sony fare of dual front-fac­ing speakers, 3 180 mah bat­tery, the lat­est Snap­dragon SOC (845), IP68 wa­ter and dust re­sis­tance, 64GB stor­age, the lat­est Corn­ing Go­rilla Glass (5) and an upgraded 19 MP Mo­tion Eye cam­era on the back round out the spec sheet.

At last, Sony has made some changes by shak­ing up its design. The com­pany refers to the XZ2’S design as “am­bi­ent flow” which makes sense when you look at the curved back. XZ2 should feel more com­fort­able in hand and be more er­gonomic thanks to the shrunken bezels on the front and the repo­si­tioned fin­ger­print scan­ner on the back be­low the cam­era.

What you will miss is a 3,5 mm head­phone. De­spite that loss, the XZ2 looks set to be on of Sony’s best flag­ships in years. We hope the Com­pact ver­sion comes to SA.

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