With the likes of Galaxy S5 already announced by Samsung, will Sony be able to give it a tough fight with its flagship smartphone Xperia Z2? Though, only time will answer about this over sometime, let’s check out a detailed hands on review of Z2 which we closely experienced it in the ongoing Mobile World Congress event which is being held in Barcelona now. For all the SONY Xperia Z1 fans, Xperia Z2 is a sheer delight as all thanks to the unmatched specs and design which is being almost similar as that of the Xperia Z1 Android phone. After the fanfare for Galaxy S5, it seems like next contender to get the love from the MWC attendees as of now is Xperia Z2.
Check out the unboxing and the initial hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z2, the retail unit available in India.
Before we take you through out thoughts of the Sony Xperia Z2, here are a few important specs – 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display, 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core Krait processor, 3GB RAM, 20.7-megapixel rear camera with the Exmor RS sensor, 4k video recording, 3200 mAh battery.
Sony Xperia Z2 Hands-on Video
Sony Xperia Z2 Design
When it comes to design, there’s not much of a change when compared to the likes of Xperia Z1, but it comes with the 8.2mm of thickness along with the 5.2 inches of Full HD Screen. The best part is that this device retains the tone black with aluminum trim design. On the right hand side of the device, this device comes with the Power button, Volume rocker keys and also has the dedicated Camera shutter key which is otherwise available across all SONY smartphones of late. This device is dust resistant and also come with the IP 55 and IP 58 waterproof resistant standards. Not to forget, the design of this device is almost that of the monolith one. This device comes with the 8.2mm of thickness along with the weight of 158 grams which seems to be one of the lightest devices.
Sony Xperia Z2 Display
Xperia Z2 comes packed with the 5.2 inches of Full HD Screen with both, the Triluminous display technology and SONY’s proprietary X Reality engine from its Bravia TV for better color depiction. Undoubtedly, with features like X Reality and Triluminous display, display is not less than one of the best displays ever but we will compare this one with the latest flagship from Samsung which is Galaxy S5 which too comes with the stunning display.
Sony Xperia Z2 Internal Specs
Along with the Kitkat 4.4 Android OS, this device also comes with the on screen back and home + menu buttons along with the quick launcher icon located up front. Powered with Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz of Snapdragon 801 processor, this device packs in a huge 3GB of RAM which is good enough to make the device fly. In terms of widgets, SONY has done a remarkable job as be it the SONY music unlimited, what’s new pane or the 5 different home screens.
In terms of battery, this device comes with the 3200mAH of battery life to keep the device up and running for not less than 10 – 12 hours with full on usage. As mentioned earlier, this one comes with the IPX 5 rating which means that it just doesn’t protect the device against the water jets, but also resists the splashes and also is dust proof too. Not to forget, this device also comes with the digital noise cancellation and you can also listen to music comfortably without needing to bother about the high external volume environments. All thanks to the brilliant stereo headphone which this device also packs in with.
Sony Xperia Z2 Camera
In terms of camera, it seems like SONY has made it further difficult for other competitors s it has the top notch lens along with the 20.7MP camera at the back which comes with the capability of capturing 4K videos and also has the 1/2.3-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and G Lens, with Sony’s BIONZ image processing engine. Though the front camera of 2.2MP might seem less with the 5MP or more offering by other smartphone makers, SONY’s 2.2MP seems pretty ok and won’t dishearten you. Camera comes with tons of modes to choose from, from 120fps slow motion recording to the support for Vine out of the box, the overall camera department is awesome.
With almost similar design as that of Xperia Z1, it will be a tough choice for you to choose between Galaxy S5 and this SONY Xperia Z2 which comes with the stunning display and unmatched camera experience. Check out the other competitor devices that were showcased at the MWC 2014 event: