Sony Xperia Z2 review

| April 13, 2014

Everything you want to know about the Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest flagship released by Sony this year at MWC. 2014 seems to me that it will be the year of improvements; literally no company has made any major technological breakthroughs with their devices. The Sony Xperia Z2 is no exception either, Sony just took the Z1 and made it faster and a little better, you won’t find any innovation in this device, and neither in the rest that have been released this year. So, what makes the Sony Xperia Z2 different than its predecessor?  Well let’s take a look, shall we?

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 checklist

Body and screen (the first thing you really notice on the Sony Xperia Z2)

When you first see this phone, it doesn’t look that different than the Xperia Z1. It’s protected back and front by sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass with the same aluminium edges. Much like the Z1, the Sony Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with IP58 certification. To achieve this kind of protection, the SIM and microSD cart (it can support up to 128GB) plus the USB and power ports are well hidden under the metal edges. On the sides you can also find a docking port for other Sony device that you might want to hook up to your phone, a dedicated camera button and at the front, at the top, you have a LED that turns a different color depending on the notification. Also, the screen is slightly bigger, it’s 5.2 inches and has a resolution of 1,920×1,028.

OS and processor

The Samsung Xperia Z2 is running on Android 4.2.2 KitKat and, as you’d expect, Sony has tweaked it with different icons and widgets. They look good for the most part, you can’t say they’re not stylish. It has a quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and 3GB of RAM. With this much power you can be sure that the Sony Xperia Z2 will handle anything you throw at it, well, maybe it won’t handle a big rock, but the latest app will do.

Camera

This device has a whopping 20.7 megapixel shooter that has autofocus, an Exmor RS sensor and LED flash plus touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR and panorama modes. You might think that this is exactly the same camera that the Z1 has but it has been improved with some extras. For example, the Sony Xperia Z2 can now record in 4K Ultra HD, it can use SteadyShot image stabilization and you can use it with the Vine app. The Z2’s camera is amongst the best camera you can get on a phone. It’s lighting fast, it loads up in under a second, the auto mode works really well, it does a very good job of identifying what you need, automatically changing the camera settings to give you the best picture depending on the scenario.

 Conclusion

The price is a little high, but you get what you pay for. It’s a very powerful smartphone that delivers a huge punch, Samsung and Apple better watch their backs. It’s a little sad that no company made anything new this year, everything is just an improved version of its predecessor. If you like, or don’t like the Sony Xperia Z2 please feel free to leave a comment!

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