Sony Xperia Z2 review, features and pros & cons


Sony Xperia Z2 is one of the top smart phones available in India. Sony has introduced Xperia Z2 with better features than Z1. Not only Sony lovers, most of the users have given a good feedback about the smart phone. Check out the article for detailed review of the smart phone.

Sony Xperia Z2 Review

Introduction:


Though Sony is one of the famous groups of electronics in India, the smartphones introduced by them couldn't gain a good score. Now they have introduced Xperia Z2 which has become one of the popular and highest selling smartphone. Xperia Z2 has become a good competitor to Apple iPhone 5 as well. Sony Xperia Z2 is IP 58 certified smartphone which indicates that the smartphone is dust and water resistant. The features of Sony Xperia Z2 are attracting the Sony lovers. The user can find Z2 with more features when compared with Sony Xperia Z1. Among the Xperia series, Z2 has gained a super fast popularity and high sale rate too. Users up to now have given a good rating to the smart phone.

Pros: IP 58 certified (Dust and Water resistant), Larger display, Classy look, 3200mah Battery, 4G, Quad-Core Processor.
Cons: Inconvenient to hold in hands, very large display, Loud speakers aren't up to the mark.
Rating: 4.8 stars for 5.

Design:


The exterior of Xperia Z2 is made of glass and metal frame combination. The appearance is more like iPhone. Xperia Z2 has dimensions of 5.78 inches length, 2.89 inches width and 0.32 inches depth. The smartphone is very thin but cannot be handled in hands very easily by everyone because of its length. The smartphone is rectangular in shape and has angular edges which give a sleek, decent and elegant look. The power key is on the right side of the phone and it is very convenient to handle. The volume rocker lies just below the power key and at the bottom of that edge we have the camera shutter. The working of the camera shutter isn't that great as they are in other Xperia series. On the left side, we have the USB connector and the memory card slot. Other features are camera with 20.7MP and flash on the backside of the smart phone, speakers are front facing on the bottom edge (below the microphone) and a headphone jack on the top edge.

Display:


Compared to Xperia Z1, Z2 has a larger display with In-Plane Switching technology which gives an excellent viewing experience to the user. The Xperia Z2 has Triluminos-powered screen display. The display has an excellent resolution with 1080 x 1920 pixels and the pixel density is about 424 ppi. This can give a guarantee of awesome picture quality. The display in the outdoor is quite good with maximum brightness of 460 nits and has a minimum brightness of 16 nits which is okay in the dark areas. The Sony Xperia Z2 display screen has Color temperature is about 6900 K, average gamma of 2.59 and Delta E of 2.95. The images and videos on Xperia Z2 have quite sharp view because of the X-Reality image enhancement engine.

Interface and Performance:


Sony Xperia Z2 has the Android operating system with the latest Android version, 4.4.2 Kitkat. The icons and widget placements can be done by the user very comfortably. The icons can resized too while placing them, this helps in placing more icons. The Xperia Z2 also follows the same panel features with sorting the apps as alphabetical wise or newly installed or most used and uninstalling. Sony Xperia Z2 comes with Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB System chip, A Quad-core Processor and Adreno 330 Graphic Processor. Xperia Z2 has 3072 MB Ram and 16 GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 128 GB. The performance of the system is quite good.

Battery, Camera & Multimedia:


Sony Xperia Z2 comes with 20.7 megapixels G Lens camera with 1 / 2.3" sensor which is available in Samsung and iPhone latest versions. The G lens with 27 mm wide angle lens can give excellent high-definition pictures in low light as well. The camera features in Sony Xperia Z2 are user friendly and has automatic and manual modes. The automatic mode as well gives a good result too. The manual mode helps in making the user innovative in capturing the pictures. Other interesting features are, Info Shot gives you information about the object you are capturing; include a 3D pictures into your normal pictures. The auto-mode takes the pictures with 20MP and scales the picture into 8MP picture which can be easily shared. The Superior auto mode is the best way to take pictures which can give a 8MP picture with appropriate zooming. Coming to Video mode, you can capture a high-definition slow-motion picture with 720p. The slow-motion can be activated in the middle of a normal video.

The battery in Sony Xperia Z2 is of 3200mah, which is quite good compared to other smartphones. It can give at least 14 hours of talk time and 28 hours in stand-by. The multimedia in Sony Xperia Z2 is excellent. The 5.2" display can give an excellent view of pictures and videos. The video player supports almost all the formats. The music player is good with its Clear audio+ and xloud features. Sony Xperia Z2 also lacks in giving loud sounds as other Samsung and Nokia smartphones does.

Other Features:


The Phone Book has a comfortable view of contacts. A single swipe on the contact can dial the number. Searching as per the name is also easy by tapping on the first letter of the name. The Calendar has good features like viewing appointments in a week in a single view and expanding appointments when tapped on them. The Qwerty keyboard is available for messaging. The features in messaging are similar to other Xperia series having attachments of notes, sound, video and pictures. And other default email features are okay. Coming to Internet Connectivity, Xperia Z2 has Google Chrome as the default browser. As well known the browser is user friendly and runs smoothly. If your choice is 4G then the internet is super fast and can Download/Upload very comfortably. Sony Xperia Z2 supports all the Wi-Fi protocols, Has Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

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