Update (04/13/18): Best Buy’s pre-order links for the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are now live.
As we detail in the original article below, the Xperia XZ2 will be available in Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, and Deep Green. The Xperia XZ2 Compact, meanwhile, will be available in Black, Ash Pink, White Silver, Moss Green, and Coral Pink.
Orders arrive by Friday, April 20, though there is not yet an option for in-store pickup.
You can click the links below to purchase the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.
Update 4/11/2018 at 12:05 P.M. EST: Sony will sell the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact in the United States starting this month. Best Buy will get exclusive pre-order rights at the beginning, then a physical release will come in May, and then other retailers like Amazon will sell online. Here’s what the schedule looks like:
- April 13 through April 19: Best Buy pre-orders open online.
- April 20: Pre-orders close, actual orders begin at BestBuy.com.
- May 6: The devices will be available at physical Best Buy stores.
- May 20: Amazon and other retailers will begin to sell the devices.
In brief, if you want to get a hold of either device in the XZ2 line before May, Best Buy is your only choice. If you don’t want to purchase through Best Buy, you’ll have to wait until the end of May to get yours. Or, of course, you can pay more than MSRP on eBay.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 will sell for $799.99 and the XZ2 Compact will sell for $649.99. You can read more about specs and design in the original article below.
Original article: A new generation of flagship Sony handsets arrived at MWC in February, and in this post, we have all the details on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact release date, price, and availability.
The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are typical Sony fare: sleek, if somewhat dated design, great specs, and a slew of multimedia and imaging features. The devices feature an “all-new” design language called Ambient Flow, the trendy 18:9 format, front-facing stereo speakers, and a new vibration system that is supposed to work in unison with the speakers to let you “feel what you hear.” The camera has been upgraded, now allowing you to shoot 960 fps slow-mo in 1080p.
On paper, these look like great phones, but we’re yet to officially put them through their paces. For now, you can read our hands-on Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact review at the link, and head below for the release info.
Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact release date
The precise Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact release date is still unknown. Last we heard, they were coming late Spring 2018, but now that pre-orders are live, they can’t be far off. We’ll update this post when Sony reveals an exact date.
Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact price
In the US, the Sony Xperia XZ2 costs $799 (or £699 in the UK), while the Xperia XZ2 Compact goes for $649.99 (£549).
Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact availability
The 5.7-inch Xperia XZ2 will be available in Liquid Silver, Liquid Black, Petrol Blue, and Ash Pink. The 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact will come in White Silver, Black, Moss Green, and Coral Pink (colors may vary depending on the region).
Both phones will be sold unlocked in the United States, through retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.
The XZ2 Compact is the first device in the XZ series that is Verizon-certified and compatible with GSM networks like AT&T, T-Mobile, and their MVNOs.
In Canada, the Xperia XZ2 will be carried by Bell, while the XZ2 Compact will be carried by through Videotron. Both phones will support Gigabit LTE, which should ensure solid data speeds even in rural areas.
A range of accessories, including covers, stands, wireless chargers, quick chargers, and headphones will be offered, with availability varying by market. These include the Xperia Ear Duo “open ear” earphones, which were first introduced as a concept last year. The Ear Duo will be available in the US starting in May with pre-orders set to start from this week.
Stay tuned as we update this post with more Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact release date, price, and availability details.