Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest flagship phone from Sony. The phone mainly features more powerful hardware in the same Omni balance design body cavity, which makes this spec monster very appealing. Sony has also successfully incorporated some much needed changes over Xperia Z1, which makes it a worthy flagship from the Japanese giant. Let’s take a look.
Sony Xperia Z2 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.2 Inch Full HD IPS LCD, 1920 X 1080 , 424 PPI
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- RAM: 3 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.4 Kitkat (Customized)
- Camera: 20.7 MP camera, LED flash, 4K Video Recording at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps
- Secondary Camera: 2.2 MP with 1080p recording @ 30fps
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: 64 GB using MicroSD
- Battery: 3200 mAh
- Connectivity: HSPA+, LTE optional, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS GLONASS, Infrared
- sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyro, Barometer
Sony Xperia Z2 Hands on, Quick Review, Camera, Features and Overview HD at MWC 2014[Video]
Design and Build
The 5.2 inch display Xperia Z2 is lighter than its predecessor. The phone is also slimmer at 8.2 mm. Xperia Z2 definitely feels good in hand and though it follows the same Omni balance design language its different. The display has been bumped up to 5.2 inches and the looks like Sony has finally got it right this time.
Xperia Z1’s display was a big letdown suffering poor viewing angles and okish color reproduction even with all those fancy words attached to it. The Xperia Z2’s display is more worthy of the brand name considering more than a decade experience of Sony in manufacturing displays. The bezel is still too much for our taste. The speakers have also moved towards the front side and Sony is calling them S force front surround.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Camera has the same 20.7 MP Exymor R sensor as Xperia Z1. This time Sony is offering 4K video recording in the package. The digital Image stabilization will bring advanced algorithms to offset motion, although we didn’t test this feature. The camera app has some more options including background defocus.
The internal storage is 16 GB and can be further extended to 64 GB using MicroSD support. As expected, no issues with the storage in this one either.
Battery, OS and Chipset
Non removable 3200 mAh li-ion battery will give you 740 hours of standby time and 19 hours of talk time on a single charge. The music playback time as specified by Sony is 120 hours. The operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat which has Sony’s custom made UI all over it. A noticeable change is life log app which keeps track of your music, photos, etc.
The chipset is the latest Snapdragon 801 with 4 Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz. Though this processor can be clocked up to 2.45 GHz, Sony has mentioned the frequency as 2.3 GHz. Other chipset components are similar to Snapdragon 800 but they are ticking at significantly higher clock frequency, so you can definitely expect some performance boost.
Sony Xperia Z2 Photo Gallery
Sony Xperia Z2 packs all the modern hardware that Sony can offer. The phone makes some much needed improvements in the display department to give a gorgeous screen. The phone is IP58 certified and you can also safely enjoy the display in your bath tub. Sony has also not joined the finger print sensor race unlike all other rivals and has kept it simple. Sony Xperia Z2 is the much needed and deserving Xperia series flagship at last. The phone will be available for purchase by the end of March in India.