Sony Xperia XZ2 coming to Canada for $1100

So, just recently I got a little package in the mail. 

Sony knows entertainment!

This is the phone I've been wanting to give a try.  Sony has been flying low under the radar for the past while, and I'm betting most of you had even forgotten that Sony made phones.  +Mark Lastiwka used to be a big brand ambassador for them.

After that I hadn't really heard much.  We did just do the review for the XA2 Ultra and it's a great device. Still a good addition to my lineup at home.  I use it like a mini tablet at times.

But the XZ lineup is the flagship level stuff.  And the new XZ2 (non-compact) not only has a proper fingerprint sensor (no more side of the device awkwardness) it also has Qi.

That's a big plus.

Speaking of 'big plusing', it's not going to be cheap.  $1100 is definitely up there.  But it will come to Bell and Freedom Mobile, so look for some subsidy pricing soon.  (if you wanted to save a few dollars there is the Compact model available at Videotron)

For the time being, I'll be giving the device a good run through and have a review up for you in about a week or 2.  So plenty of time before it's available for purchase.  If you have questions, let me know.


Sony Mobile Communications today announced that Xperia XZ2 will be available in Canada starting May 29, 2018 with Bell and Freedom Mobile.

Introducing immersive innovations for optimizing mobile entertainment experiences and creativity, Xperia XZ2 delivers huge advancements in camera, display, and audio technology as well as a strikingly sleek and rounded design. The Xperia XZ2 features an all-new “ambient flow” approach, premium materials, and IP68i water-resistant design renowned in Xperia smartphones.

The advanced design houses Sony’s stunning 18:9ii aspect ratio Full HD+ HDR display on the 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2, which produces crisp, clear images and videos. Xperia XZ2 is also equipped with the X-RealityTM engine to optimize your viewing experience by up-converting any standard dynamic range (SDR) downloaded or streaming videos to a near HDR-quality viewing experience.

S-Force Front Surround speakers deliver clear and more dynamic sound. High-quality audio is also provided via the truly authentic sound of Hi-Resolution Audioiii together with DSEE HXTM technology for upscaling. Xperia XZ2 also introduces Sony’s Dynamic Vibration System, a highly advanced visual-sound vibration technology that makes you feel what you hear. It’ll stimulate your senses to deliver more immersive music, video, and gaming experiences.

Xperia XZ2 is equipped with the Sony 19MP Motion EyeTM camera system and a 1GB memory-stacked camera sensor, which was the world’s first system to deliver 960 fps Super slow-motion video capture in a smartphone. The camera system has been upgraded to now record Super slow motion in either Full HD or HD mode. Also, for the first time ever in a smartphone, the camera captures video in spectacular 4K HDRiv.

Xperia XZ2 is powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 845 Mobile Platform with X20 LTE and will ship with AndroidTM 8.0 Oreo. Xperia XZ2 features a large 3180mAh battery and comes with advanced battery features such as Smart Stamina and STAMINA mode, plus Battery Carev and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology.

In Canada, the Xperia XZ2 will be available in the Liquid Black finish and will be $1,099 outright at Bell and Freedom

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•5.7-inch, extended 18:9 aspect ratio HDR Full HD+ display featuring brand new “Ambient Flow” design with durable 3D Corning® Gorilla®Glass 5 on front and back.
•19MP Motion Eye main camera system with 1080p Full HD Super slow-motion video captures at 960 fps
•5MP front camera with new selfie 3D capture for scanning your face and posting on Facebook.
•Memory-stacked Motion Eye image sensor with 960fpsSuper slowmotion video and Predictive Capture capability, Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, anti-distortion shutter, 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile memory-stacked sensor.
•Innovative force-feedback experience with Sony’sDynamic Vibration System –feel every beat, action, and reaction of your music, video, and game.
•S-Force Front Surround speakers.
•Hi-Res Audio.
•DSEEHX support.
•Capture and share 4K HDR resolution videos with better colour, contrast, and detail.
•Up-conversion of SDR streaming and downloaded video into near HDR-quality experiences with X-Reality™.
•Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with X20 LTEand 4x4 MIMO. SingleSIM slot. 4GB RAM/64GB storage with up to 400GB MicroSDXC™card support.
•3180mAh battery, Smart Stamina and STAMINA mode, plus Battery Carev, Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology, andQi™ wireless charging.
•Android™ 8.0 Oreo.
•PS4™Remote Play support.
•IP68 water-resistant.
•Always on fingerprint sensor

i XZ2 is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap water, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the XZ2has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging

ii Display ratios may vary based on content formatting

iii Hi-Res Audio requires compatible wired headset and use of supplied conversion cable USB Type-C™ to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter

iv Xperia XZ2 captures and stores 4K HDR video with a color depth of 10-bit in HLG format. Verified against the published video specifications of over 11,800 smartphones by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service. Correct as of 22nd December 2017. For more information on Strategy Analytics' results go to:

v Battery Care charges your phone to 90%, waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time

vi Contract and MyTab pricing will be available on eligible plans with Bell and Freedom Mobile. Conditions may appl