Sony isn’t the big hitter in mobile it once was. It hasn’t been one of the popular kids for a while now, but that hasn’t stopped the company from producing new smartphones at a steady clip. At Mobile World Congress in February, Sony announced its first new hopes for 2018, the frontman of which is the Xperia XZ2. The flagship marks something of a fresh start for Sony: a departure from the recycled design language that’s touched every Xperia for several years. What you get is a device that’s curvier, glossier and an absolute dream to use in several respects. The problem Sony still faces, though, is a lack of unique features to entice people away from the brands and lineages they’ve become familiar and comfortable with.
Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Memorable looks, forgettable features