Sony has been quite successful with its Xperia range of smartphones and their latest offering is the flagship Xperia Z2, which was unveiled in MWC in February, and launched in India in the month of May. The Xperia Z2 is high-end smartphone and competes with other premium devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, in the Android segment. If you are considering to buy top-notch android smartphone then Sony’s Xperia Z2 certainly should be in your wish-list for various reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the compelling features of Xperia Z2.
Display & Design
One of the key features of Xperia Z1 is its 5.2″ inch IPS display (1080×1920p resolution). Sony is known for its color technology thanks to its Bravia technology employed in its TV’s and to add glamour to the screen of Xperia Z2, Sony has added its Bravia derived Triluminous and X-reality for Mobile feature to it. Overall, the screen is sharp, has great viewing angles and produces vibrant colors. It is a treat to watch movies and play game on it.
From design perspective, the Xperia 2 looks elegant as its body is made of glass and metal. The front of the phone is a clean black slate, thanks to the move to on-screen buttons, there’s a Sony logo which sits on the center of top and the front camera near it. The rear camera is at the top left hand side on the reverse of the camera. You can find beautiful power button in round in silver color on middle of right hand side and volume and camera shortcuts buttons below it. The microSD card slot with flap is on top of power button. On the left hand side, you will find magnetic charging connector with flap for the protection of charging and SIM card slots. The 3.5 mm headset jack is on top and without any flap. The speaker holes are provided on the top and at the bottom.
This phone is not very slim, but still can be easily handled with one hand and weighs around 163 grams. We were impressed with the quality of the glass provided on the back which is claimed to be shatterproof. We have kept this smartphone on various surfaces and handled it roughly, but surprisingly did not notice any scratch on it. This device is water and dust resistant and cane be submerged for approximately 30 minutes in 1.5 meter depth of fresh water. The idea of providing this feature is that in the case of the device getting wet in rains or mishandling, it will remain intact.
The Xperia Z2 comes with a 20.7 MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor which is capable of 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording, and a 2.2 MP rear camera. The Xperia Z2 camera comes with 24 built-in apps which include Timeshift video, Creative effect, Background defocus AR (augmented reality) effect besides Info-eye, Timeshift burst etc. Sony is known for its imaging capabilities and the camera of Xperia Z2 is true testimony to their prowess in imaging department. This camera delivers crisp and vibrant images taken in good light and the snaps clicked indoors and fading lights will also not disappoint you.
The other commendable feature of Xperia Z2 is its powerful 3200 mAh battery, which comes with very useful Stamina mode and low battery mode. With a full charge, you can easily run Xperia Z2 for approximately 18 hours. This is great feature and many flagship devices especially of Samsung will disappoint you on this aspect.
The Xperia Z2 runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS and Sony’s Xperia UI customization are quite extensive. Besides useful apps, which comes pre-loaded on this device such as Facebook, Socialife News, Vine, Line, X4 Video Player, Pixlr Express, Google Drive, Box, LinkedIn etc., it also comes with few proprietary apps like Sony LIV, Sony Music Jive, Play Station, Xperia Lounge, etc. All the apps run smoothly and without any hiccups and switching between the apps is quite smooth. You can play any game available on this smartphone and even resource consuming game such as GTA, you will get very good gaming experience.
Hardware & Connectivity
Besides high-resolution IPS display, the Xperia Z2 has all the hardware features, which a high-end smartphone must have to justify its price. It is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded up-to 128 GB via microSD card. For connectivity, this phone supports 4G LTE, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC.
The Xperia Z2 performance is up-to the mark keeping in view of the fact that it screen is large and gorgeous. It delivers good audio quality and its cameras enable you to click good quality images and selfies. Its powerful processor makes it possible to run the apps and play games without any glitch. To make the offer sweet and lure prospective customers to buy the Xperia Z2, Sony is offering its fitness band worth Rs 5,990 and original case worth Rs. 2,990, for free with Xperia Z2.
Sony Xperia Z2 is currently available at Rs. 44,800 at flipkart. If you are planning to buy the top-notch smartphone then you must consider this one despite the fact that many other options are also available in this price range.