Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium debuts with super high ISO sensitivity
Apr 16 2018 by Michele Stevens
Apart from the display, the Xperia XZ2 Premium comes shroud in a glass back and the edges are curved. It also comes with a Snapdragon 845 SoC and Android 8.0 Oreo. The rear imaging setup is a dual camera unit with a 19-Megapixel sensor alongside a 12-Megapixel monochrome sensor. A new AUBE fusion image signal processor allows for an ISO of 12800 in videos and 51200 in images. That, Sony promises, is the sort of sensitivity that until now you'd have required an interchangeable-lens camera for, rather than being included in a regular-sized Android phone. The bad news, however, is that the company claims it has no plans to bring it to the UK. Its low light capability as well as artistic effects are available with live view-finder for an accurate reflection of your shooting subject.
Additionally, you can take both portrait mode photos and 960fps 1080p slow-motion videos with the cameras as well.
Other non-photo-related features of the Xperia XZ2 Premium include 6GB of RAM, a vibration system that matches the music or video now being played, front-facing speakers, and an upgraded (3,540mAh) battery to power that 4K display. Yes, the display comes with 4K resolution.
The Xperia XZ2 Premium also bumps up the XZ2's specifications elsewhere, notably with 6GB of RAM.
The device also boasts S-Front front surround stereo speakers, which is termed as loudest Xperia speakers ever. Plus Sony's audio expertise as always enables sound enhancing technologies for Xperia such Hi-res Audio, DSHEE HX and LDAC. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is a comprehensive upgrade to the Xperia XZ2 in nearly all the departments. It has the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back as well. Add to it Sony's insane 960-frames-per-second slow-motion mode, that much like it is in the case of the Xperia XZ2, can record at 1080p. The Sony XZ2 Premium smartphone to be available in two different color options, Chrome Black and Chrome Silver. The smartphone is powered by a 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. For connectivity, you have a Cat.
The other features available on the Xperia XZ2 Premium include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE with up to 1.2 Gbps download speeds, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, USB-C, Global Positioning System and stereo speakers. "As a comparison, the ceramic-based 6.4" Xiaomi Mi MIX weighs a much lower 209 grams and even the current XZ Premium is lighter at 195g. Plus Battery Careand Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology which help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan. There is also Qi wireless charging on board.