Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact Phones Make US Debut April 20 Priced From $650

Sony might not be a dominant force in the smartphone market like Samsung, but the company is still belting out excellent smartphones powered by modern chips. Such is the case with the new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact Android 8.0 Oreo flagships, which Sony announced will go up for pre-order starting April 13th exclusively from Best Buy.

The smartphones will begin shipping from Best Buy's online site starting on April 20th. If you'd prefer to pick up either smartphone in person, brick and mortar Best Buy locations will begin selling them on May 6th. Then, starting on May 20th, both the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact and will be available to purchase at Amazon (and other online retailers).

Xperia XZ2

The Xperia XZ2 is considered to be the flagship of the family, and packs in a premium metal unibody and a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080) 18:9 display with HDR support. As you might expect from a 2018 flagship Android smartphone, it is powered by Qualcomm's speedy Snapdragon 845 processor paired with a respectable 4GB of RAM. On the rear of the device is a fingerprint sensor and a 19MP camera that is capable of shooting 4K video, while a 5MP camera is used up front – both feature 5-axis image stabilization.

The Xperia XZ2 Compact manages to include the same features as its bigger brother, but is instead framed by a smaller 5-inch display sporting the same 2160x1080 resolution. The other concession is that it has a smaller battery (2870 mAh versus 3180 mAh). For those that are turned off by the today's large 6+ inch flagships, it's nice to see that Sony is offering customers flagship specs in a more pocketable device.

The Xperia XZ2 will be priced at $799.99, while the XZ2 Compact will be far cheaper at $649.99. The former will be available in Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Deep Green, and Ash Pink, while the latter can be had in White Silver, Black, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.