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Sony’s new handset falls between the cracks

The first thing that will jump out is that the power button is further down than most handset users expect, making it far too easy to inadvertently press the volume button instead

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
1st April, 2018
Sony XZ2 Price: depends on operator

Names truly are not the strong suit for handset makers. The XZ2 is no exception, but it’s got a few aspects that will make users think.

As a whole, the form is nice. It’s a clean rounded back with a good screen that offers comfortable viewing and holding. It’s odd, however, to need to separate those aspects from the overall user experience.

The first thing that will jump out...

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