Sony Xperia Z2 specs rating review: 74.0
Sony Xperia Z2 is the newest Sony smartphone that will go straight to the top. This time Sony made no big mistakes and this phone really rocks. Z2 is not alone, there are a lot of great devices going live on the market so the competition is strong. But Sony succeeded and this phone can sit on the throne of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. That’s been a long time since the last time we saw a Sony device on the top and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was sitting there almost for a year. But with the “not tremendous” Samsung Galaxy S5, the “incredible but not enough” HTC One M8 and with not a new Note device, the top pole position belongs to Sony Xperia Z2. Let’s see why this phone rocks and let’s compare it to all Android devices.
Sony Xperia Z2 has a 5.2″ Triluminos display and it is 0.2 inches bigger than Sony Xperia Z1. As the display became bigger, the PPI have fallen from 441PPI (Z1) to 424PPI (Z2). But at this level, you won’t notice the difference. The display is much better in Z2, this is what you can see naked eye. The display has 1080p resolution and the contrast is much better and the color fidelity too. Sony made a big step forward with Z2. Of course the competition is big with great screens on devices like HTC One M8, Google Nexus 5, HTC One and all the 441PPI devices. So here we have another great screen.
Sony Xperia Z2 claims the first position on cameras with the 20.7MP camera we have already checked on Sony Xperia Z1s and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and of course the previous version, Sony Xperia Z1. The megapixels remain the same but technology advances so the new camera is much better. The 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor can now record 4K videos @ 30fps and you can use digital zoom during video recording. What we like is the 120fps slow-motion (at 720p resolution) and Background Defocus. They make your videos really cool but these are extra effects, you can also use Superior Auto and take great pics and videos. Vine is pre-installed in the device to help you play with videos. It’s good Sony takes some features from the Handycam line as the Steady Shot. This is really a powerful camera phone and it is much better than Nokia Pureview line even if it has half its megapixels. Megapixels are not what makes cameras good and Sony and also HTC (with its dual 4MP cameras in HTC One M8) can prove that.
The quad core war is a war with a lot of participants. Sony Xperia Z2 uses the new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset, a new version of the already fast 800. The processor is clocked at 2.3GHz and the device also has 3GB of RAM. Except from the processor, the RAM plays a critical role in the speed as more and more apps are open. We shouldn’t test the devices when they are new but after a few months with Facebook, Phone, Pictures, Camera, Notes and a game running. Just 4 devices have 3GB of RAM and Sony Zperia Z2 is one of them (Note 3, LG G Pro 2 and Galaxy Round are the rest three). Sony Xperia Z2 is one of the fastest devices according to benchmark tests but you can find many more really fast devices on the market (One M8, Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, Note 3 etc.).
We love big batteries, that’s for sure. Sony Xperia Z2 has a 3200mAh battery and some custom software to make it last longer. Note 3 and G Pro 2 have also a 3200mAh battery, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 2800mAh battery and One M8 has a 2600mAh battery. The biggest battery today is on Huawei Ascend Mate which has a huge 4050mAh battery (and a huge 6.1 inches screen too). LG G Flex has a 3500mAh battery, HTC One Max a 3300mAh battery and Z2 is the only 5.2 inches device with such a big battery. LG G2 with the 3000mAh battery comes second in the 5.2 inches category.
Sony Xperia Z2 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and we love that fact because we have more and more KitKat devices. LG G Pro 2, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and of course Google Nexus 5 are the other KitKat devices with the latest Android version right from the start. Of course Sony has also some customizations that make the device easier to use. In the inside you also have 16GB of memory to store photos and videos and also a microSD card slot.
SIZE & DESIGN
Sony kept the same body as the previous model but added some stereo speakers. So the sound is much better. We love phones with bigger stereo speakers but we also like the waterproofing body of Sony Xperia Z2. The body of Sony Xperia Z2 is thin, light and built out of a single slab of aluminium. The device has also a microUSB 2.0 port which can output 4K video. Sony Xperia Z2 weights 163 grams, it’s not the lightest device as LG G2 which has the same screen size, weights 143 grams and Samsung Galaxy S5 145 grams. Sony Xperia Z2 is not the slimmest either as the 8.2mm are “fatter” than Huawei Ascend P6 (6.2mm) and even 2 other Sony devices (Sony Xperia Z Ultra – 6.5mm and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra – 7.7mm).
Sony made it! It’s the best device nowadays and it’s far from the competition. Sony took the first position from Samsung and now we have to see the next Note as Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC M8 and LG G Pro 2 are not threatening the device. Sony Xperia Z2 has a great screen, great camera lens and software, a lot of apps and customizations and wonderful unibody design. Sony Zperia Z2 is the best phone on the market. So you have a lot of reasons to buy it!
|Spec||Sony Xperia Z2||Compared to:||with spec:||Score|
|AVC rating method||Rated: 03/19/14||Best price||Total Rating||74.0%|
|Width||8.2||Huawei Ascend P6||6.2||68%|
|Weight||163||HTC Desire C||100||37%|
|Screen PPI||424||HTC One||469||90%|
|Camera MP||20.7||Nokia Lumia 1020||41||50%|
|2nd Camera||2.2||Huawei Ascend P6||5||44%|
|Processor||4 * 2.3||Samsung Galaxy Note 3||8 * 1.9||61%|
|RAM MB||3000||Samsung Galaxy Note 3||3000||100%|
|Battery mAh||3200||Huawei Ascend Mate||4050||79%|
|Android||4.4||Google Nexus 5||4.4||100%|