Today we're going to take a look at the best cases and accessories for the recently released Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact! If you've got either phone or you know someone that does, check out this article for great gift ideas that will protect and enhance your shiny new smartphone.
n.b. Of course, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are different sizes, so for the cases and screen protectors I'll be recommending it's important that you choose the right model!
The ExoShield is a tough case that adds considerable protection without too much bulk or weight. The clear version of the case offers a full view of the phone inside, while a black version offers a more opaque alternative. The case includes raised bezels that protect the screen and camera, cutouts for all ports and features and a non-slip coating that helps to prevent falls. All in all, a strong all-around case at a reasonable price.
This official option from Sony offers a stylish design in four colours (green, pink, black and grey). The case has a bi-fold design, allowing it to prop up your smartphone to watch videos when you're on the train or otherwise need to pass the time. The case supports sleep/wake functionality, so your phone will automatically unlock when you open the case and lock again when the case is closed -- awesome. This case is also one of the lighest folio cases on the market, making it a good choice for anyone that hates bulky cases.
If you'd like a cheaper alternative to Sony's official case, this example from Roxfit could be just the ticket. It provides the same functionality, with a built-in landscape-orientation stand, plus slots for your cash or cards. The case is a little thicker than the Sony alternative, but it is also half the price -- a pretty convincing argument to go for the third party option!
This protective case is one of the most armoured on the market for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, offering terrific protection against drops, knocks and scratches. The textured rear and sides of the phone provide excellent rigidity, while also preventing accidental drops. This case also has a built-in kickstand, making it a strong option if you hate missing incoming messages or other notifications. Finally, the case is one of the most affordable for the XZ2, at less than £20, and comes in multiple colours.
We conclude with this slim case from Roxfit, which offers nominal protection and a lightweight design. The case is available in three colours as well, from a transparent option visible to the right and black and white opaques that you can see on the left side of the picture above. The case isn't as well armoured as the other cases we've highlighted, but it is less bulky and more stylish, which counts for a lot.
Part 2: Top 5 Xperia XZ2 / XZ2 Compact Accessories
A good screen protector is always worth installing, as it costs little but provides long-lasting screen protection, preventing the need for costly repairs down the line. This one from Roxfit uses curved glass to wrap around the screen exactly, with the tempered glass providing easier to install and longer lasting than plastic alternatives. Includes fingerprint resistance and unparalleled touch sensitivity.
This simple dock provides easy charging and syncing for your Xperia XZ2 or XZ2 Compact, as well as any other USB-C smartphones. The dock keeps your phone in a convenient portrait orientation so you can see incoming messages, while accommodating phones in or without cases. The dock will be useful for years down the road as well, as the USB-C standard isn't likely to go anywhere anytime soon. Consider it an investment in your future!
This stylish car holder clings to your car's vents, making it easy to keep your smartphone within your sight while you're driving. The car holder is compact enough to fit in your pocket, making it a great choice for rental cars, while the soft-touch rubbery grip is able to attach itself to any car vent in any orientation with the tenacity of a barnacle. The Dash Crab works in both landscape and portrait orientations, so you're free to adjust the holder to fit you best.
9. Spigen Essential FW303W Fast Wireless Charging Stand
This stylish wireless charger for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact also comes with fast wireless charging, allowing you to top up your phone in the same time it'd take with a standard USB wall charger. The charger props up your phone in landscape or portrait mode at a relaxed angle, while dual coil technology ensures increased range and efficiency. If you've wanted to try out wireless charging for yourself, this is a nice way to do it.
We conclude with a must-have accessory: a Micro SD card. There are tons on the market from makers like Sandisk, Kingston and others, but I've always preferred Samsung's cards. This one, the Evo Plus, comes with a good capacity, 64GB, and incredibly fast read and write speeds that support UHS Speed Class 3 (denoted by the U3 symbol in the bottom right). That means you'll be able to capture 4K video directly to the card, as well as super slow-mo. Once again, this card will work in other Android phones (and indeed, other gadgets like action cameras or DSLRs), so consider it an investment rather than a one-off purchase for a phone that you may replace in a couple of years.
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions or comments in the little text box below -- I always love to hear from you and I'll try to help out if I can! Equally, if you have your own accessory recommendations, feel free to share them too!