Sony Xperia Z2 review

April 4, 2014

    Sony announced itself as a major player in the flagship smartphone market last year with the Xperia Z, which featured a beautiful all-glass design, and was the first true flagship to offer protection from dust and water. The company continued to build on a fantastic platform with the Sony Xperia Z1, released in September last year, addressing the few flaws of its predecessor, and the Xperia Z1 Compact,¬†which opened up a whole new world of possibilities in the “mini” segment.

    Different from other OEMs is Sony’s bi-yearly flagship launch cycle, with it’s latest smartphone offering, the Xperia Z2, announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Like the Xperia Z1 did for the Z before it, the Xperia Z2 is a evolutionary step above the previous generation, bringing refinements more than anything else.

    Considering the short time between releases, it’s easy to view the Sony Xperia Z2 as nothing more than an incremental update. Does¬†Sony’s bold move to release a new flagship just six months from its predecessor work? Or will it prove a wasted effort? We find out in this comprehensive review of the Sony Xperia Z2!

    Design

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    When you first look at the Sony Xperia Z2, it might take you a second to realize that you’re holding the latest version of the Sony flagship. Much of what you may remember and love, about the Sony Xperia Z1 more or less makes a return here, with a few subtle changes that serve to make the¬†experience even better.

    Once again, you get a phone with a solid aluminum frame that goes all around the phone, combined with the tempered glass at the front and back. However, there is a bit of a lip to the frame that sticks out just a little bit which is quite a big step away from the smoother, more rounded edges of the Xperia Z1. That being said, this difference doesn’t make this handling experience uncomfortable, but is definitely noticeable.

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    As far as the profile goes, it’s just about the same size as the Xperia Z1, albeit slightly taller and a smidgen narrower and thinner, which is actually great to see considering the fact that the Xperia Z2¬†comes with a larger display. Basically, if you had no qualms about the original Omnibalance design, this will be completely familiar.

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    On closer inspection of the front, you’ll see little slits at the top and the¬†bottom that are the front-facing speakers. This is definitely a welcome change, and we’ll talk about the quality of these speakers below. The back of the phone is a simple slab of glass, exactly like what was found in the previous iterations, with only the Sony logo, Xperia logo, and the rear camera with the G Lens optics to be found.

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    The sides of the device feature what we’ve come to expect from the current crop of Sony Xperia smartphones. The button layout includes the signature large silver power button, with the volume rocker just below it, along with a dedicated camera shutter button even further below. All the buttons are nice and meaty to press, and the camera shutter button proved very easy to use. Right above the power button is microSD card slot, covered by a flap.

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    What is a little strange is that there is just one long flap cover for the SIM tray and the microUSB charging port instead of two separate ones, and that exposes the innards of the smartphone a little more than I’d like. Of course, the reason for these flaps is that the Xperia Z2, like most of the other high-end Sony smartphones released since the Xperia Z, comes with an IP58 rating for protection against dust and¬†water. What this means is that along with a lot of protection from dust, you can submerge the device in up to 1 meter of water, for as long as 30 minutes, without any negative effect on its performance. You also get the magnetic charging port to the left, which should be better utilized with the inclusion of a charging dock in the box, as opposed to having to pick one up separately.

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    Unfortunately, while the phone itself isn’t really bigger than its predecessors, the handling is still just outside the comfortable zone when it comes to one-handed usage, and some hand gymnastics will be required for tasks like typing, and definitely for reaching the top.

    If you were hoping for any drastic changes with regards to the design language in this third iteration of the Sony flagship, you’ll be disappointed. But sticking to the tried and tested isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case, as this design has become the signature Sony style through and through.

    Display

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    As mentioned before, what is very impressive about the the Xperia Z2 is that it features a display that is 0.2-inches bigger, while keeping the overall dimensions as close to the Xperia Z1 as possible. There’s a very a good reason for this happening.

    With the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z before it, many consumers were unhappy about the larger than expected bezels around the display, and in a move to address this concern, Sony shrunk the bezels down, managing to fit in that larger 5.2-inch display.

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    The size of the display isn’t the only change, with this screen adding Live Color LED technology alongside the Triluminos and X-Reality Engine. That basically means the addition extra colors to the LCD matrix, resulting in a display with an even wider color gamut.¬†Colors that were once slightly washed out are now incredibly vivid. But the most striking difference for any Xperia follower is the much better viewing angles.

    You can clearly see the difference between the displays of the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z2 in the video below.

    Sony seems to have finally got it right this time around, by creating a display that not only makes viewing media a blast, but is also an even better performer in other respects.

    Performance

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    It should come as no surprise that the latest Sony flagship features the best processing package currently¬†available, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, along with the Adreno 330 GPU and¬†3 GB of RAM. As expected, I’ve had no issues with the general usage of this phone, being able to play processor-intensive games like Anomaly 2, and easily going through various tasks like checking and posting to Facebook, followed by watching some YouTube videos, and even downloading and listening to a few Podcasts, all in the same run.

    It has to be mentioned though that I did find some stutter in the UI here and there, as well as the occasional pause when entering the recent apps screen, but these don’t really break the flow, and are probably due to the user interface, rather than a fault with the processing package.

    Hardware

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    The other bits and pieces found in the Xperia Z2 also contribute to the general experience, and are of course well protected from the elements, considering the IP58 rating of the smartphone.

    The microSD card slot is now becoming a trope of flagship devices, with HTC finally giving in to consumer demands with its latest offering, the HTC One (M8). Of course, this was a feature that was always available with Sony smartphones, and that remains the case with the Xperia Z2. Up to 128GB of additional storage can be added to supplement the in-built 16GB of memory.

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    You get the full range of connectivity options with the Xperia Z2, including NFC, and even the ability to connect to a Dualshock controller via a USB OTG cable, which isn’t included in the package though.

    Front-facing speakers are always an exciting prospect, but unfortunately these ones prove to be only decent, at best. The sound isn’t all that rich, and it doesn’t get very loud either, and while it may be enough for personal enjoyment, it’s definitely not enough to share music with a group. Call quality was of little trouble when I used this phone on the T-Mobile network, with no complaints from either end.

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    When it comes to the battery, you get a sizeable 3,200 mAh unit which does a good job of powering the phone for quite a while. With the screen on for about half the duration, the battery went down to 75% in about two and a half hours. Keeping up this usage level, which rarely happens, the battery would last for around 11 hours. With the great standby time available, the average user should comfortably get a full day of use out of the device, especially when taking advantage of the slew of available power saving features.

    Camera

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    Sony attempted to up the ante with regards to smartphone camera tech, by putting a powerful 20.7 MP f/2.0 G Lens camera on the Xperia Z1. That setup looked great on paper, but was ultimately rather lacking in the processing department. Before we get into whether the camera of the Xperia Z2 is a significant step up, let’s first take a look at the default camera application of the phone.

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    The app retains its general look and menu from previous iterations, including the mode selector. 4K video, Vine recording, Timeshift, and augmented reality apps are all available to add more fun to your smartphone photography. Superior Auto, which I generally believe to be a good automatic mode, returns as well, but once again is limited at taking shots at 8MP or lower. The manual mode allows for a bit more freedom, but the most notable change is the addition of a 15.5 MP 16:9 setting. Since I rarely shoot in 4:3, finally being able to somewhat take advantage of the high megapixel count is a really big deal for me. On the flip side, you can’t select scene modes in any setting over 8 MP, which is really disappointing.

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    As far as the picture quality is concerned, there has been some improvement, as the dark areas that used be smudgy in the case of the Xperia Z1 are less so this time around. The level of grain is still pretty high though, but color does tend to be captured well, so the G Lens is certainly capable of taking some great pictures.

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    The low aperture you’re working with will get you some really nice bokeh backgrounds, but¬†this definitely¬†requires you to be pretty precise with your focal point.

    The very large 20.7 MP pictures can yield great shots, but without the added benefit of scene modes, you’re¬†basically¬†just working with¬†a huge raw capture of your scene. There isn’t an exceptional level of sharpness to them to justify cropping, and this problem dulls the excitement you might have about the high megapixel count of the Xperia Z2 camera. You’ll get more consistently enjoyable pictures by taking advantage of the settings like¬†Macro or HDR, but as I’ve mentioned before, these will only work with megapixel count lowered to 8 MP, so it’s just a huge bummer that the 20.7 MP rear shooter once again turns out to be more of a marketing point than a truly useful feature.

    Sample Image Gallery

    Macro crops 

    As we did for the HTC One (M8), stay tuned for a Camera Shootout Feature Focus where you’ll be able to see the Sony Xperia Z2 in action some more.

    Software

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    When it comes to the software, we find the same Timescape UI we know from previous iterations, with small changes to the tried and tested formula. Like with everything else, this proves to be its selling point. The interface is actually very close to a stock Android experience, and continues to bring a simplistic elegance to the Android fold, of course along with some quintessential Sony style, as you can see in the Play Station 3 inspired live wallpaper.

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    The app drawer features the familiar horizontal page layout, but also comes with a pullout menu that includes some simple settings, as well as quick and easy access to some key apps such as the Google Play Store. The notification dropdown still comes with a dark motif, but now includes a useful power widget that is customizable, and allows you to add or remove toggles. This is definitely a good idea, and saves you from the clutter that can be found in Samsung or LG devices.

    Another Sony Xperia trope returns with the Small Apps feature, which can be found in the recent apps screen. These small overlay apps you can use for quick multitasking are a nice addition, but ultimately a tool that I didn’t use often. They are definitely more suited for a tablet than a smartphone. And of course, Sony devices include their own media apps like the Walkman, which was always attractive to me and would be something I used, if only¬†my music wasn’t already in the cloud, the Album gallery app, and the Movies app that includes a nice connection to a podcast aggregator that I actually found quite useful. All of these apps connect to Sony’s own Unlimited media shop, from where you can buy movies and music.

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    Aside from the occasional stutter that I already mentioned before, this is another great example of how keeping things simple is usually the best to keep everything fast. The Xperia Z2′s user interface continues to capture the essence of stock Android, but with enough Sony uniqueness to make it stand out.

    Specifications
    Display5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD (1920 x 1080), 424 ppi
    Processor2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
    RAM3 GB
    Storage16 GB, expandable
    Cameras20.7 MP Exmor RS rear camera, 2.2MP from camera
    Battery3,200 mAh
    SoftwareAndroid 4.4 Kitkat
    Dimensions146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, 163 grams
    Connectivity3G/4G LTE
    Gallery
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    Pricing and Final Thoughts

    While we don’t know the exact¬†release information of the Sony Xperia Z2 in the US, it’s¬†likely going to be available from T-Mobile. Until then, you can always pick up the unlocked version, which¬†will set you back $700.

    And so, there you have it, our comprehensive review of the Sony Xperia Z2. While the latest iteration isn’t a big leap from the Xperia Z1, you do get a better and larger display on a device that isn’t much larger than its predecessor, updated software,¬†and a somewhat enhanced camera experience.¬†It may not be¬†a significant change, but Sony’s policy of correcting issues from the previous versions while packing everything into a very familiar package seems to be working.

    If you really loved the Xperia Z1 but couldn’t pick one up,¬†and are now in line for an upgrade, the Xperia Z2 is probably the way to go. New users can come straight to¬†the Z2 to¬†remain¬†with the latest or greatest,¬†but you can definitely look to the Xperia Z1 for a cheaper, but slightly less polished experience. In the end, Sony continues to move forward and get it right with their Xperia flagships, and it looks like they’re perfectly happy doing so little by little.

    Comments

    • Rui Santos

      Hello!

      My name is Rui and I’m from Lisbon Portugal.

      I have followed this site due to the quality of information provided.

      Now put a question.

      I have owned a Samsung S3 LTE and I now have a Sony Xperia Z, HTC has not had any, although having a curiosity.

      I ask you guys, it is easy to opt for a HTC M8, Z2 Zony, Samsung S5?

      Among others, for me is important camera that takes good photos and make good films even when not in 4K, a clear large display at least 5 “and the best possible battery therefore spend much time on the internet with your smartphone.

      I know that the Z2 has more Mpx and more battery, but HTC seems to me that with less battery holds out as long as the others, is that true?

      Or the Samsung S5 is better in picture, camera and battery?

      Greetings!

      Note: Sorry for my English is google translator made‚Äč‚Äč.

      • Sourabh Sekhar

        HTC One M8 > Z2 > S5 IMHO

        If you dont care about the camera’s resolution go for the M8.The photo and video editing tools on the M8 are robust.
        The internet has been crying over the M8′s height,in fact the M8 is wee bit smaller and more ergonomic than the Z2.The placement of the power button is a problem that can be partially solved by the motion launch gestures.
        Z2
        146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
        M8
        146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm

        (Dimensions taken from gsm arena)

        Display wise the S5 is the best according to the highly acclaimed Raymond Soneira from DisplayMate.
        Yes the HTC has a smaller batterie than the Z2 or the S5 and the battery lasts long.
        We cannot compare the Battery life yet as there arent many reviews of the Z2 and the S5.

        • http://tinyroar.com Cats-R-Friend

          So why is the M8 better?
          The Z2 tops it in nearly ever spec.

          Is it just the software where the M8 is better?

          • Lee

            1.Build quality.(Hardware)
            2.Boomsound speakers(Hardware)
            3.sense (software)

            • Juan Prieto

              OPPO FIND 7 is all I will say!!!

            • guy with guts

              more interested in oneplus one

          • Sourabh Sekhar

            The software,build quality, audio experience.
            Yes,the m8′s camera pales in comparison with the z2′s camera, the other features make up for it.
            Thats why i prefer the m8

            • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

              I prefer Xperia software. The Xperia has just as good build quality and bass doesn’t now matter for the music that I listen to.

          • Potato

            No. Its the hardware side too.
            -Like the speakers, Boomsound on One is better.
            -The build, HTC One has better ergonomics than Z2 due to slightly rounded corners and back. It feels more comfortable.
            - Build quality is good on both phones.
            - Design – Both are equally good.
            - Better FFC if you care about that.

            But the rear camera on One is a bit disappointing.

            For software.
            Its a personal preference overall but Sense looks more polished with no lags and hickups at all. This is where HTC shines!

            • guy with guts

              biased

            • Potato

              Aawwwwwww. Can’t digest the fact. Please don’t cry, it is not PhoneArena. No one is going to support you blindly.

        • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

          Sony Xperia Z2 > Oppo Find 7 > Samsung Galaxy S5 > One M8 IMHO

          All three mentioned first offer something new on the table, what does M8 offer? Sense 6? That’s SW and can be ported.

          • Amitojdeep Singh Brar

            Agreed,Z2 is overall winner as its best blend of everything. Great realistic display,good speakers and highest RAM along with unanimously better all round camera.M8 has camera optimized for night and social media while S5 camera fails in dark.
            Both Z2 and M8 have premium build, S5 and Z2 are officially water resistant….so Z2 wins in both!!!
            What do you see in Oppo Find 7 outside China?Their customer support network is non existent in India and may be rest of world and the UI looks ugly, its just a Cyanogen mod lovers gadget and useless for masses.The QHD display will slow down graphics(NEXUS 10 was a classic case of graphics slower than OG Note 10,Nexus 4etc) as it burdens GPU twice and drains battery faster.Z1 compact is a great example of lower res helping the graphics as evident by its higher than Z2 and Z1 antutu benchmark scores.

            • Brendon Brown

              M8 isnt the best in low light. Colours are too exposed. Z2 and S5 were basically a tie.

      • Yyy

        S5 > z2 = M8

        S5 has better specs. Removable battery. Better camera. Water proof dust proof and finger scanner. Also big screen in small package.

        Z2 is nice over all if you don’t mind large phones. It’s also water and dust proof.

        m8 has the black logo useless bar. Shit camera.

        • Sourabh Sekhar

          The black bar is not useless,it houses a number of critical components like the antenna.
          Finger print scanner is useless in the way it is implemented on the S5.
          The camera’s resolution is bad,I agree but the resolution is only one part of the camera,the other parts are pretty good.

          • guy with guts

            that was a lame excuse from that htc exec as if other OEMs dont have those components. also in a teardown under the black bar there was just a display connector so all this was lie.

            • dreadfulCore

              Not all OEMs have to fit two cameras and two large speakers on their phones. So you’re wrong about other OEMs having the same components.

            • guy with guts

              the two cameras are mid range at best.

            • dreadfulCore

              Well that’s a different story.

              But It’s funny you were talking about HTC’s M8 bezels, when Sony’s Z2 bezels are as big if not bigger. The Z2 is slightly taller then the M8 in total size.

              The M8 has one big black bezel on the bottom, what’s Sony’s excuse for two big fat bezels on the top and bottom of it’s phone?

            • guy with guts

              Wow that was fast. App notification?????
              Remember that even Z2 has stereo speakers.

            • dreadfulCore

              I don’t know why, but I’ve been getting some replies fast through Disqus’s email notifications. Sometimes I get notified of a reply 2hours later. It’s weird.

              Also, remember if you look at the both the Z2 and M8 side by side, you will see they about the same size bezel. So there’s no need to complain about M8′s bezel and not the Z2′s.

            • guy with guts

              but Z2 has a larger screen.

            • dreadfulCore

              by only .2 inches, don’t forget the z2′s screen looks a little wider so that extra .2 inches could be in width, not adding much height. That height is added by the bezels and chunkier design of the z2.

            • guy with guts

              ok thennnn that integrated noice cancellation tech so that your earbuds dont have to be bulky.
              Also dont say 0.2 is not a big difference, it is Compare a LG G2 and Xperia Z1.

            • dreadfulCore

              Yeah that’s a pretty cool feature. I could use something like that, but i want to see some reviews of the feature to see how that works in real life. But i suspect it’s a gimmick, but we’ll have to wait and see.

              .2 isn’t a really big difference, it’s a difference but not a big one. I’d say .5 is a big difference.

            • dreadfulCore

              Look at android authority’s comparison between the z2, m8, s5, and g2 pro. The M8 can really compete, between higher megapixel cameras.

        • Mark Lusty

          ALWAYS with the removable battery come off it I have had both a S3 and a S4 and NEVER needed to change the battery in a samsung now moving to the Sony Z2 because I want a phone that does not have to be hidden in a case to hide the nasty plastic looks

        • K.

          The waterproofing of the Z2 is better than that of the S5

        • TechMaster

          Better camera ? Find the right settings on z2 and the s5 can never win….z2 has kore ram, waterproof not water resistant like the s5, s5 cant go ss deep as the z2, and z2 has better build and design….and most people care about looks and design….only the minority care about specs anyway

    • guy with guts

      What a disappointing review Josh. No details about the display, no camera samples, no video samples. The main focus was given on design. Hell even in the display section there were some mentions of bezels and all. Poor writeup. I’m sure htc m8 was written more detailed and had some passion. This one was written like a robot. No offence just a reader opinion on a poor article.

      • Sourabh Sekhar

        Looks like he was approaching a deadline and hurried up the review way too much

      • paddylaz

        Also what does he mean when he talks about the ‘lip’ the z2 now has to the frame??

        Is he saying the sides of the phone on each side of the front face now have a ridge? like galaxy s4?

        Confused.

        • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

          Look at the Galaxy S4. Look at the edges of the front of the phone, you will notice that there is a silver line that goes around the periphery of the front of the phone. This line extends past the screens and serves as (little) protection for the screen if the phone is ever dropped. He is saying that the Z2 now has this line that goes around the periphery of the front side of the phone.

          Click to expand and you’ll see http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/129790-image/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-vs-HTC-One-01.jpg

      • le_lutin

        There are camera samples in the review.

      • nik

        I was so disapointed with this review , he did say camera battle will be coming up with the m8 so maybe this will shed some light on the camera upgrades on the z2. Also I don’t get why he wasn’t as happy with the speakers all the comparisons I’ve seen with the new m8 show that the z2 is almost as loud just not as mid tone full.

        Hope it was just a deadline and not a representation of future work.

      • amanda

        He hates sony he always find complaints in Sony not the good thingsiI think Joshua u shuld get away from writing review abt Sony device go on Samsung fan supprt them nicely

    • smokebomb

      I want a Sony phone, but they need to release a direct competitor to the Note series. I got the Note 3 a month ago and probably won’t veer away from the Note series until someone has a serious competitor.

      • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

        Xperia Z Ultra?

        • Ahmet C.

          Too big even for a phablet. Doesn’t have a stylus.

          • el_sur

            Doesn’t require a stylus. It accepts various objects for input. A graphite pencil works just as well, and won’t damage the screen.

        • smokebomb

          No stylus and way too big.

      • Jonathan TAM

        Get the Xperia T2 ultra. Kind of behind in terms of processing power but has a nice 6 inch display.

    • disio

      Ok Josh, we’ll all just pretend that this was the preview!

      In a few days we’ll happily tune in for the REAL REVIEW :)

    • jamezr

      Why is the Galaxy S5 in some of the comparisons but left out of others. Like the display comparison? The Galaxy S5 has the best display around but was not included in the display comparison….

    • Fabi Faschi

      Battery life doesn’t seem so good for the size of mAh?!

    • GeeksEmpire

      DROP IT
      I love to see will it be alive after drop-test or will die like what happen for Xperia Z1.

    • Mhmd Ahmd

      I want a Sony phone

      http://sm-phone.blogspot.com/

    • brian

      I’ve checked every site I could find and short of buying it off of Ebay from taiwan sellers for $900 I can’t find the phone. Please share where we can get the phone unlocked for $700 as stated in the article here in the U.S.

      • SammyK300

        It also states not yet available.

    • Christof Wallner

      Nice review bro!

    • Johnathan Thai

      Very disappointed on this review Josh. I love your reviews, but you left out so much in this one! First you need to turn on xloud for louder speakers. There’s a comparison of the HTC M8 with the Z2 and the Z2 was louder, but not as good as the M8! Where was the talk about the extended notification light, glove mode, the double tap to wake, the smart calling features, background defocus, timeshift recording, and the digital noise cancellation!? Those are some of the selling points! You also need to use the Z2 as your daily driver for at least 3 -4 days before putting out a review. 2 hours is not enough to test a battery. You tested the M8 way better than the Z2. Very disappointed Josh.

      • guest

        He hates sony

    • http://www.rndmrs.com Hubert Cumberdale

      I see a lot of people saying they’re disappointed in Josh’s review, but seems to me that you’re just disappointed that this phone is not all that good in the end, when everybody was screaming phone of the year too early…

      • Goblin Shark

        you taste like soot and poo

    • Ziich

      i don’t think it fair to continue putting the benchmark results of device that cheat on it

    • mrjayviper

      fave reviewer in android land. great article. thanks for sharing

    • Heisenberg

      I’m not really impressed by this phone, and I am shocked it escaped the criticism the GS5 faced. Its basically a thinner, lighter & faster version of Xperia Z2, nothing more.

    • Julian Essex-Spurrier

      I tested the speakers in a Z2 last week and found them to be essentially the same as the ones found in my HTC One M7…

    • Plaqu

      What kind of flimsy review is this? Your biggest gripes with the phone were the speakers, ok, so how was the test conducted? What settings were used? xLoud? ClearPhase? S-Force Front Surround??

      You state the camera quality is not quite up to par, YET you don’t even mention the settings used in the sample images! How do you expect people to take your word for anything if you won’t be specific and transparent with your reviews?

      Thanks for that big waste of time. I’ll be sure to avoid your sites and reviews in the future.

    • xd feng

      Take a look at our computers, juat look at the screen, you’ll find:

      This monitor brings a wide visual picture capturing ability and configures a type of FPC cable internally. This rigid flex circuitsmakes it more reliable and durable in transmission for the system.

    • Andy

      The Z2′s waterproof and dustproof special powers just feed into that
      function ‚ÄĒ allowing the user to be unafraid to take the Z2 out in a
      variety of environments to film and snap cool stuff.
      And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

      http://9cases.com/2014/03/10-best-and-beautiful-sony-xperia-z2-cases/

    • Eduard

      What software build number were you using during testing? Sony released a week ago a new build that’s suppose to fix camera issues and UI slowness.

    • Samson Okoro

      Terrible review I must say, have seen several far better from clove, CNET, pocket lint and even stuff that’s extremely biased against Sony. Seen far better reviews online, the fact that he says the speaker is at best ok says he obviously didn’t test this phone. I have seen video comparisons between the new HTC n this phone on bket n they clearly say both phones are superb and are the best in the market. The camera review here is also poor and says nothing about how awesome this phone camera is compared to its rivals. Very average review at best and shouldn’t be considered before making a decision to purchase this phone or not.

    • Jamal

      Quick question can one listen to music, with the xperia z2, with the supplied earphones underwater, ie(in the tub/shower)?

    • Rahul Radhakrishnan

      can you plz do a comparison of s5 vs z2 vs m8 in one video with camera samples in every situation, camcorder capabilities and the loud speaker so that we could be precise….bcoz lot other reviewers are saying different things than what you mentioned…. a 3 way battle will be fun too……..

    • Rahul Radhakrishnan

      and i got a doubt except for may be hdr…does every phone companies camera features output is as big as megapixel count? isnt it same as sony itself??? I am talking about the output resolution of pictures…. it would be great if you explain that….

    • ThatTechGuy

      Any information on if/when this will be released in the States?

    • Sammy Gill

      https://www.facebook.com/notes/sammy-gill/misleading-consumers-canada-is-no-different-than-india-pakistan-/681504821915083

      I have very bad experience with #sonycanada I purchased with assurance from Dealer and he shows me same demo but when in first fall, i have a crack in back- i contacted#sonycanada …and it’s Chat Support denies that they have assured, claimed any feature like this ….they even say that officially there is “some” waterproof and dustproof claim.
      I feel , here is planned misleading being done- all reviews could be sponsored …and all claims are made available to public- and officially there is no derail…
      Kindly stop and delete such videos- these are misleading ….and consumers like me are being cheated.

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