Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone review

by November 27, 2014 0 comments

The display has changed for good – If you have come across our Sony Xperia Z and Z1 reviews, you would have noticed our stress on the lacklustre display quality of the said devices. The primary reason for the washed out look of display was owing to TFT panels being used which have been given away for IPS panels since Xperia Z1 Compact.

The change has made some impressive impact on the display of Z2. It looks a lot brighter, its outdoor readability has improved and the viewing angles have become prominent.he 5.2 inch Xperia Z2 has all the ingredients that a high-end device should offer; premium looks ably supported by high-end hardware and a rich, vibrant display.

With the Z2, Sony has worked on the finishing of the glass body panel.

Best in class hardware – The Xperia Z2 packs quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clubbed with 3 GB RAM, a first for a 5 inch device in the market. Xperia Z2 is the only high-end device in the market right now which offers 3 GB RAM making it future-proof. Normally, one doesn’t expect heating issues with high-end devices, but if we compare HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, then the Z2 warms up the least.

The UI experience on the Z2 wtih its Xperia UI is extremely smooth and quick, just like M8’s Sense UI, which is not what we can say about the S5. The sensors in the Z2’s 20.7 MP camera have been upgraded, which vastly improve the photo quality one gets in both daylight and low-light conditions. In fact, this upgrade even allows you to shoot 4K resolution videos.

The only catch here is that these videos can only be stored on 128 GB microSD cards. This feature also makes the Z2 future-proof for now, you’ll have to shell additional money to purchase the high-capacity microSD card to benefit from this functionality. While shooting 4K video, the device does tend to heat-up a lot which makes it a rather unpleasant experience.

Images clicked in low-light conditions without flash tend to look flimsy and artificial in nature. However, the noise levels are on the lower side. The phone’s 3200 mAh battery coasts through our a video-playback test over duration of 10 hours and during real-time usage, it managed to last us for well more than a day.

Bottomline: With Xperia Z2, Sony has managed to refine its deficiencies like better display, improved camera and some future proof features that go in unison with water and dust resistant features.

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Price: `49,990 (MOP `47,900)

 Key Specs:

5.2 inch full HD display,
Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU,
3GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear camera,
2 MP front camera,
3200 mAh battery, 163 grams

Pros:

3 GB RAM, 4K resolution video shooting, Bright display, Top-notch hardware, efficient cameras, Long battery life

Cons:

Slippery glass-back body,
Artificial looking shoots in low light

S. Aadeetya

Review Summary

Details about this item
Price
14out of 5
Performance
16out of 5
Features
16out of 5
Overall
16out of 5

3.88

Good
3.88 out of 5

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