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…

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4 responses to “Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (w/ Dedicated Camera button)”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    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.

    • goodbar

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      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).

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      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.

  2. useful windows

    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.