Sony Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z: display comparison in pictures

April 14, 2014
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Sony Xperia Z2 vs Z Display

Let us take a look at how far Sony has progressed with their display technology in the last year. Specifically, let’s take a look at some display comparisons between the brand new Xperia Z2 and its grandpapa, the Xperia Z.

Fans of Sony’s Xperia Z2 flagship device have, I am sure, been following along all the news and specifications of this great new smartphone. They learned early on that the Xperia Z2 was to come equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD display, powered by Sony’s Triluminos screen and X-Reality engine bringing as much as a 50% increased color gamut over conventional LCD displays. Added to the Z2 is Sony’s new True Colour LED technology, which Sony says emits a brighter and more uniform light, resulting in richer colors without saturation.

After taking the Xperia Z2 for a spin at the official unveiling at MWC in Barcelona, we took a good look at the Z2 display in comparison to its immediate predecessor, the Xperia Z1. We were pleased to see that colors were in fact brighter and crisper, but most notedly impressed with the improvements when viewing the display at an angle. The Xperia Z1 had a washed out grey haze that came over the display at an angle, whereas the Z2 manages rather decently to hold its colors when viewed from the side.

xperia z1 vs z2 display

The folks over at the Chinese website ZOL have pitted the display of the new Xperia Z2 against that of its distant predecessor the Xperia Z. The Xperia Z is the phone that many consider to be Sony’s first powerhouse device, Sony’s entry into the premium device competition within the Android market. That was only a year ago, so how far could Sony have come since then? I could start telling you that the Xperia Z2 packs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM versus the Xperia Z’s 1.5GHz quad-core with 2GB of RAM, but you came here to see the display. Both are full HD resolution, with the Xperia Z2 edging out the Xperia Z for size at 5.2-inches and 5-inches respectively.

So there you have it, the change to the IPS display, with the addition of Sony’s new True Colour LED technology, makes for a remarkable upgrade in display quality on the Xperia Z2 versus the Xperia Z from a year ago. Most colors, red especially, are much more vibrant and true. Colors are more complex with layering that adds depth to an image. But most of all, viewing the screen at an angle sees a vast improvement. We are pleased with what Sony has managed to do with their display technology in the last year.

With more and more evidence that the Xperia Z2 is the best Sony smartphone to date, what phone do you consider to be the greatest competition for Sony?

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