We finally have our hands on the Sony Xperia Z2 with which we already had the first touchdown in the MWC this year. With this Sony terminal intends to continue the success of its Z range without seeking a renewal but adapting to the new hardware and correcting some problems of previous generations.

This terminal is called to compete on equal terms with the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5 .Throughout this article we will discuss in depth of its features and I hope you will be with us all the time.

First Impressions

First impressions are quite positive since we are in front of a device with a great build quality like its predecessors, predominantly using aluminum and plastic construction. The design is quite nice, thanks in part to the color that had our unity, a kind of bluish black suited her really well.

The only problem is the size of the terminal especially the height,as well as being a terminal for its large 5.2 inch screen the frames are also quite large reaching to get awkward when compared with its competitors.

Technical Specifications

Operating System Android 4.4.2
Screen 5.2 inch IPS LCD
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 (424 dpi)
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
CPU MSM8974AB quad-core 2.3 GHz
GPU Adreno 330
RAM 3 GB
Storage 16 GB expandable via microSD cards up to 128 GB
Camera 20.7-megapixel back camera with Exmor sensor and front RS 2.2 MPx with Full HD recording
Networks 4G LTE
Connectivity GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0, FM radio, OTG, NFC
Battery 3200 mAh
Dimensions 147 x 73 x 8.2 mm
Weight 163 grams

Availability and Prices

The Sony Xperia Z2 is already on sale in many countries and also available at stores like Amazon for a price of approximately 700 euros.

Design

As we mentioned in the first impressions the design is very careful of the Z2. If we do a little review in the front in addition to the 5.2-inch IPS screen from the top we find the LED notification and finally the front camera sensors next to the logo of Sony. On this front will not find buttons as these are integrated into the screen.

Front side

If we turn to the right corner we find the slot for microSD cards suitably protected because this terminal has IP67 certification and the unlock button, volume control and a trigger for the camera. If we turn to the left edge we find the SIM card slot at the top and find the jack audio. Finely in the rear camera and LED flash of a surprisingly small lodges.

Speaking of colors, the Sony Xperia Z2 is available in three colors: purple, white and blue-black in our unit.

Screen

Although so far the Sony Xperia Z2 is looking a little evolution of its predecessor, the display has been the aspect that has been completely unmarked Z1. While screen Z1 sinned a questionable interpretation of colors and sharpness very low compared to its competitors, the screen has revolutionized Z2.

Changing technology has IPS Screen Z2 a worthy competitor compared to its direct rivals with a crisp viewing angles and a high level of brightness.

Sound

The same as the HTC One (M8) , the Sony Xperia Z2 speakers mounted in the front offering high quality audio and great volume without reaching the level of HTC but near the top marks.

Moreover, this speaker layout facilitates is not that impressive, a problem presented by the speaker terminals on the Poster or part.

Camera

One of the most criticized aspects of the Sony Xperia Z1 was his camera. Despite having a good sensor, the post-processing was appalling which completely ruined a picture we took with the terminal. Since Sony have taken note and have kept the previous generation sensor but have worked in the post-processing fixing past problems.

Photo by Z2

If we talk about the application, Sony has included a lot of shooting modes and effects including the famous blur mode how fashion is becoming in recent months. Regarding the video,we can record at UHD and even in slow motion at 120 fps. Perhaps the only negative point of the front chamber Z2 is your shutter speed and focus , some steps still below its main competitors.

With respect to the front camera we find a 2.2 MPx sensor capable of recording video at 1080p with proper quality.

Performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon with 801 and 3 GB of RAM, the Sony Xperia Z2 performance is outstanding as expected . Waiting times in loading any application are non-existent and can move any current game with complete fluency.

Operating System

Xperia Z2

Sony Z2 installed in this latest version of Android, 4.4.2 running on KitKat layer customization Japanese manufacturer. We are facing a very intrusive customization layer that despite being well integrated into the system, it will not be to the liking of everyone.

Conclusions

Sony has done their homework this year continuing a pattern that has brought great results and correcting problems of previous generations. The Sony Xperia Z2 is a very balanced terminal in all aspects , not excel in any particular but without major arguments against it. It has a hardware up to the rest of the high end, beautifully designed and a camera now it takes good pictures. Their only negatives are the slowness of the camera compared to its direct competitors and its size.

As we always like to hear your opinion . How about the Sony Xperia Z2? Do you think it can compete on equal terms with the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5?

 

 

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We finally have our hands on the Sony Xperia Z2 with which we already had the first touchdown in the MWC this year. With this Sony terminal intends to continue the success of its Z range without seeking a renewal but adapting to the new hardware and correcting some problems of previous generations. This...