Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (w/ Dedicated Camera button)

Hey All – Just curious if anyone has had any “xperia”nce with this XZ2 line of phones from Sony. I see they have a dedicated camera button, some decent specs, a non-glass body, and one of the few company’s who make smaller versions of their phones without sacrificing internals. I’m intrigued by this one…

Conversation 4 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    27 August, 2018 - 7:33 am

    <p>Not sure if this is what's happening here, but I wouldn't choose a phone just because of a camera button. With both iOS and Android, you can quickly get to the camera, and often use a button to do so. In iOS, the Camera is available right from the lock screen. And on Android, you can double-press the Power button from the lock screen to open the Camera app immediately.</p>

    • goodbar

      Premium Member
      27 August, 2018 - 2:39 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#304478">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thanks Paul – Nope, the dedicated camera button was more just a nicety and a bit of nostalgia over the old Lumia's. What caught my eye the most was that Sony was offering powerful specs in a smaller device. Typically, it seems that the bigger phones have the power and quality build, and smaller phones are built with low quality/budget specs. This "compact" version looks to change that. (I realize perhaps I'm a an unusual user who prefers a 5" device in his pocket).</p>

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      Premium Member
      27 August, 2018 - 10:04 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#304478">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Getting to the camera is one thing, but can you use the same button to take the photo? I ask because I very often have to take photos with one hand, and a dedicated camera button makes that possible. If I can double tap the power button to launch the app and then single tap to take the photo, that will work, but if I have to tap the screen to take the photo, or hunt to find another button, then that is less than ideal and might result in the loss of the phone.</p>

  • useful windows

    28 August, 2018 - 3:20 pm

    <p>I can not speak of the XZ2 but I used to have and XA and was not happy with the phone. I went back to my Lumia Icon until I got my LG G5. I have always liked Sony's styling and the XZ line does seem to be more powerful then the XA. </p>

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