Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Beauty Made Out of Perfection

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Beauty Made Out of Perfection

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Sony Xperia Z2 is the third version in its flagship smartphone series. Xperia Z2 comes with an improved screen and better battery life as compared to its predecessors. This smartphone from Sony has been arrived to give a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

Sony Xperia Z2

The size of Xperia Z2 is similar to its predecessor Z1. The smartphone come with 5.2 ” of Full HD Screen. It boast with 2.3 GHz of Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor which is supported by 3GB of RAM. Internal memory is 16GB which can be expanded upto 128GB via microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC. Battery power is 3200 mAh. Connectivity options of Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Miracast and 4G LTE is present in this smartphone.

The Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof and IP58 certified. This phone comes with 20.7 MP of camera with G lens developed by Sony, made to deliver excellent photos.

Sony Xperia Z2 Specifications in Detail

Now we lead you to all the details of Xperia z2. Lets get started.

  • Design

Design of Sony had always been interesting. The design and build of this smartphone is very attractive and appreciable. The body of Xperia Z2 is much similar to Z1’s glass and aluminum body. In short we can say most part of its exterior is made up of glass. Between the frames, the metal is there, which gives a look a iPhone. The glass body is now anti-scratch. The handling of the phone is also good. There are two stereo speakers in this phone, one at facade and second at the bottom.

Sony Xperia Z2

20.7 MP camera with LED Flash is on the back of phone. While 3.5 mm jack is at the top of the smartphone. You can put the phone in water for 30 minutes, without any worry, because it is IP58 certified. Micro-USB and micro-sim slots on the side are protected with water proof covers. Also the headphone output coated with miraculous coating to make it water proof.

  • Display

Sony has always followed IPS screen, as also this time with Xperia Z2. It contains 16M colors. Resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches and 424 ppi pixel density. It supports multitouch upto 10 fingers. A Triluminos display with X-Reality Engine id provided to deliver best viewing experience. Minimum brightness on this phone is bit high, so it will some uncomfortable when viewing in dark. The display of the Xperia Z2 is encompassed with various excellent technologies to provide better experience for user.

  • Hardware

Hardware inside Xperia Z2 is very nice. It contains a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset engaged with Quad-core 2.3 GHz of processor. GPU is Adreno 330. The processor is supported by 3GB of RAM. Internal memory is 16GB and can be expanded upto 128GB. The Xperia Z2 is weighs at 163gm.

  • Software

Sony Xperia Z2 runs on Android 4.4.2 “KitKat”. Sony;s custom launcher is also running on this. It also comes with  apps like Sony’s Media applications and  NFC.  Many Google apps like Google Chrome, Google Play Store, Google search, Google Maps and Google Talk  are also factory loaded in this phone. the features like ‘Smart Backlight’ is also present. This feature keeps the display of phone alive when the users is lokking at it. It can also handle extreme gaming very well.

  • Camera

One word for Xperia Z2’s camera is “excellent”. It boasts a 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixel with autofocus and LED flash. Sony’s own G lens camera is also her in this phone. It come with some good video recording features like 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, video stabilization and HDR. With Sony’s auto mode of camera, it picks the best setting for you. Still there is a manual mode to tweak the settings. There is another interesting mode called info shot, which gives information about the object we capturing.

Sony Xperia Z2

With time-shift mode, you can easily create slow-motion videos. The auto mode work best with 8MP. Xperia Z2 can take great videos at 1080p, which are very sharp. Front camera is 2.2MP of 1080p@30fps.

  • Connectivity

For connectivity Xperia Z2 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, micro-usb 2.0, USB-OTG and 4G LTE.

  • Battery

The Xperia Z2 battery capacity is 3200mAh, which is great among recent range of smartphones. Perhaps the battery is not removable and fitted in the body of smartphone.

Pros of Sony Xperia Z2

  • Better Display

The display of Xperia Z2 is excellent. Its bigger, brighter and vibrant. Packed with the Sony’s technologies like Trilumiuos display with X-Real engine.

  • IP58 Certification

The phone comes with a certification of IP58. This certification ensures that the phone is water and dust proof. You  can remain stress free for 30 minutes when you are rain and using the phone.

  • Design

Oh! What a great design engineered by Sony for Xperia Z2. Specially the glass outfit and metallic body between glass are looks outstanding. Also it is anti-scratch.

  • Camera

20.7MP camera in this phone is just outstanding. It can take some great pics at very ease. Definitely a phone for photography.

  • Performance

Due to excellent processor packed with 3GB of RAM, this phone will always deliver excellent performance.

Cons of Sony Xperia Z2

  • Uncomfortable

The phone is some what more big and wide, so it feels uncomfortable in hand. If you have a small paw, it will very weird to get hands on it.

  • Heat Issue

This phone get overheated when playing HD videos or playing games on it.

What To Say Now?

This phone is available in India at Rs. 49,990. Overall the Xperia Z2 looks quite promising. Whether its looks, performance, price and features; it wills surely satisfy the customer. At design, it looks extremely premium backing the cheap looks of Galaxy S5. Battery life of this phone is respectable, whether you use Sony’s stamina mode. A photography camera is appreciable.

At my end, this phone looks excellent overall, if you want to buy a premium smartphone, you should definitely consider the Sony Xperia Z2. Overall its a phone worth the price.

Here is the final verdict: Can Xperia Z2 out pass its competitors Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8?

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