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Is this the Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon?

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Is this the Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon?
Sony’s new Xperia Z2 flagship smartphone is already available in some parts of the world (including Europe and Asia), but it doesn’t look like it will be released in the US in the near future. Last we heard, the Z2 was expected to be launched Stateside sometime this summer, not via carriers, but only unlocked through Sony Store.

So we’re quite surprised to see that an image showing a Verizon-branded Sony Xperia Z2 appeared today. Said image was spotted at the official Sony Xperia Google+ page for a short while (it’s no longer there at the moment). As you can see below, Verizon’s unmistakable logo is clearly visible at the top of the Z2. 

The fine print at the bottom of the image reminds us that the Sony Xperia Z2 is waterproof and dust-resistant, but it doesn’t mention Verizon at all.

Back in March, a rumor had it that Verizon would exclusively offer the Xperia Z2 in the US at some point. While this new image doesn’t confirm anything yet, it can be seen as an indication that the largest US mobile carrier may indeed sell the Z2 this year. Let’s hope it won’t be long until we hear more on the matter.

Is this the Sony Xperia Z2 for Verizon?

source: Google+ via Droid-life

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posted on 01 May 2014, 12:03 16

1. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Would be great for Sony if this was true!

And Z2 has the best display here's proof:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS5DlQIhLTM
I don't know what the guys at display mate were smoking when saying the S5 cinema mode is the most accurate display...

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:08 3

2. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Lol that's a good one

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:51

31. steedsofwar (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


The display on the G2 is breathtaking. There is no black border on the non white versions, the display is bigger than the s5, packed in an even smaller chassis than the s5.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:51 2

55. Neo_Huang (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Um, I can see uniform rows and columns of white dots covering my G2's entire display...

posted on 01 May 2014, 19:40

61. papss (unregistered)


The N4 was the same way.. Its only when you move it back and forth in light and only really visible when the phone screen is off

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:34 10

4. MrTzr (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


I have seen both, and to be honest, I think that the S5 has the best display of al flagships. The colors looked somewhat better but the most important thing is that the S5 is brighter than the Z2. Another advantage over the Z2 is that Samsung doesn't use space-wasting on-screen buttons.

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:40 7

6. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


He just wanna believe anything that praises Sony. How can you test a screen of a phone that you don't have? That has to be the most stupid screen test I have ever seen! It is like looking at a Rolls-Royce' s pictures and making a review talking about how comfy the ride is.

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:47

7. MrTzr (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


What do you mean with 'a phone that you don't have'? Of course they had it, how could she otherwise make a review? Oh and trust me; the Z2's screen is actually very good, only not as good as the S5's screen in my opinion, but it comes close!

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:49 3

8. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Did you try to watch the video? She said she doesn't have the phone and the whole review is based on pictures of the phone her fiance took!

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:07 5

14. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Her fiance happens to be a professional developer with lots of experience in display measurements

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:15 4

15. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And displaymate has none right? Because last time i checked, most major sites refer to displaymate when it comes to screen reviews, not Erica Griffin's fiance. You can't make a review based on pictures, and just because he is a developer that doesn't make him a screen expert.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:25 5

20. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What pictures? Those were actual measurement results made by supercurio. It's not just a picture that can be found on google and then just put phones side by side to compare how that picture looks. Display mate did the measurements in a different, less accurate way. Supercurio is a very good developer and screen expert. Just look up for some info about him. Just got hired by Cyanogenmod too.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:22 8

19. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Lol....you mean better than display mate???
what a fanboy you're...
PA too says s5 has better camera..do you believe it????
I rather believe in DxOmark....

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:28 4

21. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yes, in this occasion Simond made the measurements in a better way.

And what do you men PA said S5 has better camera than Z2? They haven't even tested out the Z2 yet...

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:38 5

26. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


"Yes, in this occasion
Simond made the
measurements in a
better way."

Because your fav brand wins here...lol..
Check their numbers are very close to display mate....
And they too agreed that s5 has better display....
Pls don't say me some wanna be guy is better thab displaymate and gsmarena....

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:55 5

35. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


He's not a wannabe guy....

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/04/16/interview-cyanogen-inc-hires-franois-supercurio-simond-to-expand-audio-and-screen-calibration-in-android/

posted on 01 May 2014, 18:52

59. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Still he isn't better then displaymate and gsmarena.....

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:54 11

50. Genza (Posts: 156; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


There is a big difference between DoxMark and DisplayMate.

DxOMark is well known, trusted and has a strong reputation in a professional circle.
But DisplayMate is never mentioned anywhere except on mobile-oriented blogs relaying (sometimes incorrectly, usually with click bait titles) the article he publishes.

Professionals never mentioned DisplayMate when it comes to display measurement, just like what francois simond said.
"Personally I see SpectraCal CalMAN, ChromaPure and to some extent HCFR mentioned by professionals.
DisplayMate? Never so far. Because you can't mesure displays using image patterns only. You need software to do the job."

According to DisplayMate S5 has the best Screen Readability in High Ambient Light However, in this video you can see that the iphone 5s is better than the S5.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zqnosPs1_zo

Anandtech also has proved that what DisplayMate said about S5 has the most accurate display in sRGB color gamut is wrong.

posted on 01 May 2014, 18:57 2

60. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You're so wrong....even OEM's refer displaymate for screen reviews...
Displaymate is as reliable as DxO mark....

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:17 7

16. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I'll have to agree with you. Z2 has an amazing screen, but it's just not on par with the S5. I took my Z2 to BestBuy and compared to the S5 and S5 does look a bit better. However, Z2's screen is still amazing and with the front facing speakers, it'll give you better movie watching experience.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:30

23. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Sorry - you simply don't have a Z2. It doesn't have front facing speakers. Try harder next time.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:33 8

25. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I don't have a Z2? Sorry, I do have a Z2 and it does have front facing speakers. Go troll somewhere else

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:39

27. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I'm holding one right now. The ones on the m8 are called real front facing speakers. Z2 speakers are not as exposed to achieve ip58 rating.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:45 5

30. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Then which way are the speakers facing? I know they are not exposed, so Z2 can achieve IP 58 rating. M8 has better speakers when comparing to the Z2's. However, Z2's speakers are still a lot better than any speakers that are on the back.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:53

32. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I agree on that - I own both m8 and z2. m8 speakers are a tad better that z2's and both are WAY better than anything else on the market. But technically, z2 speakers are not FULLY front facing speakers. Hope that makes sense now!

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:59 5

37. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


................ How are they not FULLY front facing? The speakers are on the FRONT of the phone and they point straight up...

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:07

40. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Come on, dude! Speakers can be facing upward, but sound doesn't travel like that. If you don't expose the speaker fully, how are you gonna experience the the whole of it?

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:15 6

43. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Pffffffffffffff.... You're hopeless.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:26

46. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I'm hopeless cause I have a different opinion. How's that make you different than the trolls you are currently messing with?

Also read up on Sound propagation.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:51 4

48. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It's not an opinion... It's a fact that Z2 speakers are front facing. Them being good is a different thing.

Same thing if I said Subaru Forester is not an all wheel drive. It just is. Live with it.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:16

52. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


You missed the entire point. If you have a screen facing towards your face and the filter on it blocks most of the the emitted light output from reaching your other eye , how the hell is that an FULLY front facing screen? Literally? - yes. But technically? - hell no!

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:59 4

38. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


*Facepalm.... Come on dude. If the sound is being pushing out the front, then you can call it front facing speakers. I have to give it to Sony the way they tuck the speakers in like that. I love it :P I just makes the phone looks sexier. In your opinion, do you think Z2 has better display than M8? I have both phones as well, and I prefer the display on Z2 over M8.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:13

42. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I'd also pick z2's screen over m8 - but it's going to be a very close call. In some cases, I actually like the m8 screen better. Without watching plenty of pictures (which I already did) and movies (Which I have not done yet), my judgement could be wrong. And I did return an S5 (because of its lowlight camera shots) and I like z2 and m8 screens better that s5's screen in cinema mode.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:35 3

47. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You returned a phone because of its low light pictures? So basically you can return a phone with no defection and mainly because you didn't like it? I would love to live on the same planet you live on and go with the same carrier you deal with.
Too bad none of this is true, because once again you used the same old lie you always go to, I have/had/plan to get this and that.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:00 2

51. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Why don't you check out the comment counts of yours and mine and tell us who does ALWAYS what? At this moment, who is lying and trolling on the news of a product that he doesn't own?.

You're not very bright. Anyways, Fergie. Keep on trying.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:08 1

41. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Man I envy your life, you have every other phone that gets released into the market. Everytime you wanna prove your point you MUST pretend that you have it, like every single time. I have the Note 3 but I hate plastic and amoled screens. I have the M8 but I hate the camera and I prefer the glass on Sony. You hate Apple (might be the only brand you hate which you don't have their phone).

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:54 4

33. maherk (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Are you always this stupid?

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:57 1

36. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Are you always so hurt?

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:41 2

28. steedsofwar (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Veiwing angles on Amoled screens are way better than lcd

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:03 7

12. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


The measurements were made by Francois "supercurio" Simond. He's a professional developer and very experienced in display/audio measurements.

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:50 2

9. torr310 (Posts: 372; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I hate the on screen buttons too!

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:37

5. hboy857 (Posts: 182; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Maybe, Marijuana.

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:51 1

10. TheGenius (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Lol.. that video doesn't show that sony is superior to samsung in display and there's no proof of what she's is saying is true or not.
Images DO NOT look dark on a s5 display.!

But .. yeah.. whatever.. your choice.! :)

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:54 5

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Last month i had the GS5 to play for a week and boy i can attest you that it has a gorgeous, marvelous etc. screen, its bright, very wide viewing angles, excellent infinite contrast as always, perfect zero blacks, and those modes actually work. The color accuracy in cinema mode easily rivals my nexus 7.... You just cant deny it. I havent seen the z2 yet but for now s5 is the best screen period.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:54 1

34. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 919; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


It does have a great screen, and it is snappy. However, That is about all it has. I took it back after 8 days because it didn't feel or act like a 2014 upgrade over my 2013 G2.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:18

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


YES it is & that is the phone my wife will get.

So SWEET!!!

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:29 3

22. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


This is how you should calm yourself..by saying z2 has better display...while all others agree s5 has best display....

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:33 1

24. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Who agrees? Btw you don't have to use three dots after every sentence in every post you comment on PA

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:41 3

29. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Don't you see the comments in this threat???
Everyone agrees s5 has best display...

And about that THREE DOTS...it's my style of typing...it just comes on it's own...

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:00 2

39. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OKok. It just gives me the feeling that you're always very nervous and just stressfully type those dots while thinking what to type next.

posted on 01 May 2014, 18:51 1

58. shuaibhere (Posts: 1419; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Why should I be nervous???
it's my not only in PA I do it everywhere....

posted on 01 May 2014, 19:58

62. papss (unregistered)


Wait what? That's my style... You just stole it❗

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:34 4

53. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Looks like Verizon Z2 and Sony carrier.
Logo

It has to be Sony top and Verizon button.

posted on 01 May 2014, 17:23 2

56. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this will deff be my next phone! so excited! who cares if i gotta go back to verizon i will do it if this is true!

posted on 01 May 2014, 18:07 2

57. Axara35 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 May 2014)


It's simple. Display Mate's guys were given a SGS5 the 1st April whereas the official release date of the flagship was on 11th. I don't believe in coincidence. Furthermore, for information, here's the SGS5's display analysis from a true independant reviewer: Erica Griffin. Go to her google plus account, and there she says cinema mode is NOT accurate, at all.

posted on 01 May 2014, 20:07

63. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe the 'rumor' about no carrier versions, was just a fairy tale?

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:34 1

3. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Oh it's true, heard it from a sony rep

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:05 1

13. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Finally a good Sony phone on Verizon.

posted on 01 May 2014, 21:53

65. JC557 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Finally a Sony phone on Verizon after all these years.

Though Sony stated that the image was a mistake and that there are no plans to bring it to any US carriers specifically at this time. Not the first time it's happened as some phones poised to come out for Verizon have been canceled last minute. I just hope this isn't the case as I would love to play with this phone at a Verizon store in the near future.

posted on 01 May 2014, 13:21 2

18. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I dont understand why american network carriers need to put their brand names on every phone!!!

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