sony xperia z2 drop test (1 of 25)

It’s been a while since we did our last drop test here at Android Authority, but we got your message – you want us to keep dropping phones and there’s one phone in particular that you want to see put to the test, the Sony Xperia Z2.

The Xperia Z2 has some pretty big shoes to fill. Back in October, we drop tested the Xperia Z1, and the phone came out intact; unlike most of its competitors, the device survived being dropped from about 6 feet straight on its screen, and came out without a crack. The only problem, and a big one, was that its display stopped functioning…

Will the Xperia Z2 do better than the Z1? Will the Z2 be able to go through our three drops (onto its back, side, and front) without breaking and with a functioning display? I won’t tease any further, here’s the drop test:

There you have it, the Xperia Z2 seems to be a notch above the Z1, not only in specs and features, but also in resistance to shocks. The phone emerged with an intact screen from its ordeal, and the only real issue (we won’t count the cosmetic dings on the side) is the dead pixels area in the screen’s lower left-hand side. That’s a permanent and annoying issue, but the good news is you can still use the phone without any real problems.

sony xperia z2 drop test (17 of 25)

The Xperia Z2 is an extremely durable device, and, when you consider it’s also resistant to water and dust, it becomes a solid option for those looking for a rugged smartphone. However, that pristine aluminum on the sides is a bit sensitive, so we do recommend wrapping the Xperia Z2 in a quality case. We have a selection of nice Xperia Z2 cases here. And, if you need further convincing, check out our Xperia Z2 review.


Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Firstboy

    Yes I’m First

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  • Firstboy


  • IDontKnowMyName

    “ooof nice flat drop” :)
    Sony is awesome :D
    It was unfortunate that it got the dead pixels at the bottom though but overall it’s a tough phone.

    • Wake Seventh

      I dropped my Z2 accidentally from about 5 and half feets. Apart from a lil scratch on the aluminium nothing happened!

  • Jonathan TAM

    Holy ****. I was always a fan of Sony and I will continue to be. ;D

  • how can they get the heart to drop such a beautiful hone and it is also costly

    • MasterMuffin
      • sorry typo

        • MasterMuffin

          It’s always funny when someone makes a typo that changes the meaning of the word :)

      • moew

        should do a special of hone vs phone!

        • MasterMuffin


        • Corbin Crutch

          OH yes

  • Von

    josh are you noypi?

  • Daniel San Buenaventura

    I love PH shirt! Are you pinoy sir Josh?

  • MasterMuffin

    I’ve been waiting for this, it’s been a while since the last drop test. People either love these or hate these and I’ve started to like these a lot :)

    • apianist16

      Yeah, they are always fun to watch. :)

  • thanks androidauthority
    & well done Sony

  • tooshea

    Ouch! I could tell and feel your hesitation! This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this will be my next hone (sp) (keeping with the theme) Now, can Sony get it here in the states? It’s not looking to good for that but still holding out hope. They have until August. If not out by then it will either be the GS5 or G3. Neither of which I am too excited about.

  • Oluwaseunfunmi

    Impressive. A rugged phone indeed.

  • mvdev

    Dropped mine after having it for just a week, on tiles from around 5 inches height and the glass back cracked awfully. Anything I can do like writing a complaint to Sony? Anyone who has any experience with this? Would changing the back in an authorised shop void my warranty?

  • Heyamil

    oh lord DON’T drop it, give it to me T_T
    at least is as strong as Led Lampen

  • Antoine

    Hi androidauthority,
    I just have a question about z2 screen proetction.
    I know this is a dragon trail device.
    But is there a protection screen film put by Sony like on Z and Z1 ? you know, the one that is really sensitive about key scratch etc.
    Indeed, If I can have a more beatiful screen by put away this protection screen … I ll do it :)

  • Olivier Störmer

    thanks androidauthority

    & well done Sony