As I slide the Xperia XZ2’s box open for the first time, I’m wondering to myself whether this is going to be a frontrunner in the flagship game, or an expensive paperweight let down by flawed design. Sony has sometimes missed the mark when it comes to the flagship market (Sony Z5, I’m not talking about you).

Thankfully, with the XZ2, Sony sails through the pack like a Viking ship ready to pillage all the villages.