Sony Xperia Z2 is here! 5.2" display, 4K video, stereo speakers, and 3 GB of RAM
Sony adds new and innovative experiences to the premium Z series with Xperia™ Z2 – our best ever display, sound, camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone
The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1 with Sony’s proven camera technologies: Award-winning “G Lens”, 20.7 MP “Exmor RS for mobile” CMOS image sensor and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine
Capture video in 4K resolution with SteadyShot™, complemented by new Xperia camera apps such as Timeshift video and new AR effect
Our brightest and most vivid viewing experience ever on 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality™ for mobile
The world’s first smartphone with digital noise-cancelling technology2 for an immersive audio experience
World’s most powerful waterproof smartphone3 with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance, 3GB RAM and high capacity 3200 mAh battery
24th February 2014, MWC, Barcelona – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia™ Z2, Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone combining its best display, sound, camera and camcorder experience as well as an exclusive entertainment offer and a growing ecosystem of companion products. Xperia Z2 is the newest addition to Sony’s premium Z series and will launch globally from March 2014.
“With Xperia Z2 we have taken our premium Z series to the next level, delivering unique experiences that only Sony can offer,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “We have redefined the smartphone once again through our camera. Xperia Z2 offers an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video shooting, or offers new ways to use the camera with our unique Xperia camera apps. Furthermore, the Best of Sony has been delivered in the sound quality and customers are now able to listen to their music even in noisy environments without interruptions thanks to our acclaimed digital noise cancelling technology.”
The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1
Capture and relive every detail with Xperia Z2’s camera and camcorder. Xperia Z2 features Sony’s proven camera technologies to deliver the unbeatable combination of the world’s best mobile camera and our most advanced camcorder ever in and 8.2 mm slim smartphone. The 20.7 megapixel camera is matched with 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, Sony’s award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine resulting in superb photo and video quality.
These features work together to bring you sharp, vivid and beautiful photos and videos no matter what the circumstances. With new enhanced video mode, you can now capture memories in stunning detail in 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels/30p) at four times the detail of Full HD, delivering the world’s best camcorder in a waterproof smartphone1. Plus, SteadyShot™ image stabilisation technology ensures your footage will stay smooth even if you are walking. The new Movie Creator allows you to trim and crop your videos so that you can easily pick out what you want to share. Insert dramatic slowdown effects at one or more places on the timeline of the video, then preview the results before you save and share your video.
The best video deserves the best sound. The compact and innovative STM10 Stereo Microphone offers high quality stereo audio recording. Compact and easy to carry, it’s the perfect match for Xperia Z2’s 4K video recording.
The smartest smartphone around with a growing ecosystem of Xperia camera apps
Enhance your mobile experience with a growing range of innovative Xperia camera apps. In addition to Info-eye™, Social live and Timeshift burst, Xperia Z2 also comes pre-loaded with new Xperia camera apps for both photo and video.
Timeshift video: To relive every moment of the action in slow motion detail, the new Timeshift video mode lets you shoot in 120 frames per second and select scenes to slow the playback speed for dramatic slow motion effects exactly where you want, even underwater.
Creative effect: Use a range of new creative effects for your photos and videos. Available in real-time for video, these adjustments enhance your clips with a range of effects such as colours, image trails, mirror and motion effects.
Background defocus: This new camera app simulates a shallow depth of field. Capture two photos at different focus settings and blend together the different depths, leading to a blurred out background for more professional looking photos.
AR effect: Now available for video recording, have some fun with your photos and videos with new augmented reality animations, including sound effects for video.
Vine4: Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see – all from your camera’s viewfinder. Plus, using the dedicated camera button, you can capture Vine videos underwater as well.
In addition to these fun and useful pre-loaded Xperia camera applications, there’s a whole range of extra apps for you to enjoy including Wikitude Places, Evernote, VI Sports and more. Simply go into your camera viewfinder, tap the camera mode icon and then click on ‘+Apps’ to see all the latest apps available on Sony Select to enhance your smartphone experience.
Our best design with our highest level of waterproofing
The Xperia Z2 Android smartphone is designed with the user in mind, drawing on Sony’s expertise in premium craftsmanship. Evolving Sony’s stunning OmniBalance design, Xperia Z2 has a slimmer, and more comfortable feel by having the glass panels encased in a single, solid aluminium frame with smoother edges. This dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58) powerhouse blends beauty with function. The dedicated camera button means that you’re ready to capture the action wherever you are – both in and out of the water. Plus, the stunning 5.2” display, balanced with symmetry in design, provides a natural feel when held in your hand.
Bringing the viewing experience to life in bright and vivid detail
To enjoy the latest content in stunning quality and vivid colour, Xperia Z2’s screen is built using the latest BRAVIA® TV technologies optimised for mobile. The 5.2” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile with Live Colour LED provides the widest palate of rich natural colours for the sharpest images and a viewing experience that is as close to reality as possible.
Natural colours true to life can be difficult to reproduce on a display. TRILUMINOSTM Display for mobile with brand new Live Colour LED uses red & green phosphor with blue LEDs and customised colour filters to produce a brighter and more uniform light. The result is richer colours on the screen for all of your smartphone viewing without the risk of saturation.
X-Reality for mobile analyses each image to optimise colours, sharpness and contrast while also reducing noise. The super resolution function reproduces lacking pixels for spectacular clarity and detail.
Entertainment without interruption
To enjoy with the best display and a wide range of entertainment, Xperia Z2 also offers amazing sound quality with stereo speaker output and Sony’s digital noise cancelling technology.
Whether you’re on a plane or in on the bus, enjoy music on the go without the interruption of background noise. Our digital noise cancelling technology and dynamic sound in Xperia Z2 helps reduce up to 98% of ambient noise, when used with the compact in-ear MDR NC31EM Noise Cancelling Headset. Or, immerse yourself in entertainment with S-Force Front Surround™ to enjoy the latest movies, gaming and music on your Xperia Z2.
Music, movies and more - out of the box and at your fingertips
With Xperia Z2, you also get a range of entertainment right from the moment you turn your smartphone on. Xperia Z2 owners will have access to an exclusive content offer that includes six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, as well as 30 days free trial of Music Unlimited4.
This exclusive out of the box content offer is available on Xperia Z2 through Sony’s range of integrated entertainment apps with a new and intuitive user interface:
“What’s New” app helps you discover new and recommended movies, music, games and apps for enjoyment on your Xperia Z2 – all accessible from an informative and interactive widget on the home screen.
“WALKMAN®” and Movies applications provide access to a global catalogue of more than 25 million songs on the “WALKMAN®” app through Music Unlimited5 and tens of thousands of movies and TV series on the Movies app through Video Unlimited5 from Sony Entertainment Network.
PlayStation® App gives you the chance to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience – keeping you connected to your gaming friends and the games you love to play.
PlayMemories Online6 - a cloud-based image and video service that is integrated into the Album application. A new ‘All Sync’ feature enables users to instantly auto-upload all of their photos without storage limitation5 to enjoy on all your devices.
TrackIDTM TV7 - enhances your TV-viewing experience as it lets you search, share and explore information from broadcasted TV shows such as cast & crew, biographies, filmography or show related Tweets.
Enjoy ultra-fast performance with a battery you can rely on
Xperia Z2 is armed with the power to multi-task and enjoy everything from super-fast web surfing to video streaming without the wait. With the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and 4G LTE, Xperia Z2 offers ultra-fast performance for the apps and entertainment you want to enjoy, without the interruptions. The Snapdragon 801 also features the Adreno™ 330 GPU for rich graphics and gaming and a dual ISP for a seamless camera, camcorder and display experience.
Xperia Z2 also includes a large 3200 mAh battery which provides outstanding, class-leading battery performance. Plus, with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, you can stay connected even longer, as it automatically turns off the functions you don’t need to save power when your display is inactive. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.
Unrivalled ecosystem of companion products and smart accessories, including SmartWear
Sony offers the most comprehensive range of innovative companion products and accessories to give you new ways to use and enjoy your smartphone. With 154 NFC enabled one-touch connected products - including TVs, headphones, audio speakers, tablets, and more – it has never been easier to connect and enjoy your content across multiple devices.
The SmartBand SWR10 works with Xperia Z2 to log your life in partnership with the Lifelog application, creating an automatic 24/7 diary of your activities, entertainment and memories. Plus, with SmartBand you’ll never need to worry about losing your phone or missing a call with a series of customisable smart notifications delivered straight to your wrist.
The Xperia Z2 will launch globally from March 2014.
1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3348; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
YESYESYES AWESOME! All the small flaws have been fixed! Good job!
13. maherk (Posts: 1229; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
What part is it awesome? Can you please tell us? Sony has introduced its flagship phone 3 times in 13 months, and phonearena had the gutts to write a FULL article of how the S4 lost 1/3 of its price in 10!! And no, am not talking about how Sony's creativity stopped when they introduced the Z, identical design and identical UI with no change what so ever.
60. dc123 (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
let's not forget that apple, samsung, and nokia keeps the same design with the same UI and they still manage to be on top. i just wish that they would have slimmed down those bezels like on the LG G2
20. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)
This really is a refined z1. Not a game changer
44. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
That's because Z1 is still a great flagship and Z2 tried to improve the shortcomings of Z1 and now this is a flawless phone.
I don't know what more can you ask for?
53. mail2eswar (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
Thats true. I don't have anything to complain about the specs of Z2. I don't think we would need any better specs-wise.
Only thing I would expect to improve is a 2mm cut in the top and bottom bazels and if possible another 1mm in total of side bazels.
55. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2732; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I find it so funny that people can call a phone that they've never touched flawless. When you've used it for a weeks, then your opinion will matter.
21. maherk (Posts: 1229; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
And I forgot to mention another thing, last time I checked, Sony blind sheeps claimed that the Z is such a perfect handset that it will end the Galaxy S dominance, and it didn't. Then the Z1 came and we heard the same song again, and yet again it failed miserably, and now we will hear it again. And the funny part, you guys don't admit these "flaws" until Sony promises that they fixed them this time.
36. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Butthurt! Its okay Sammy boy. You have a good time with your Samsung phone. Let others live by themselves.
22. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Yeah... They also took away the Front camera to fix an unknown flaw,.,.
56. Ashoaib (Posts: 2436; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I hope this time sony has fixed its display... I didnt like the display of Z and Z1... both were visibly inferior then any other flagship...
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Uh...why I'm not amazed by this at all? I thought I will be amazed by this, but why I'm like "DUH...nothing special" right now?
The specs are amazing I must say, but the design looks...the same?
9. lee480 (Posts: 178; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
Like how the galaxy S4 look like the S5, or the HTC One liking the HTC One Two?
14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Does this mean that flagships from manufacturers this year aren't wow at all? I don't know. :P
But anyways, I think my "'wow" mood isn't here yet, so I think that's why I'm not amazed by this right now. Come on, where's my "wow" mood lol? xD
19. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
It will reach you when the G3 and the S5 are announced... Probably also when announcing the All New One. o.0
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4111; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Everything taken into consideration, it really isn't impressive. Stuffing a battery that huge into such a thin profile is great, even though it still has those bezels, but not enough to justify what is otherwise a minor upgrade from the Z1. It looks practically identical, has the same camera with a few new tricks, minor GPU and CPU upgrade (as if you would notice a speed difference if it were significant), and some more RAM, which is negligible with KitKat.
I really hope this isn't the standard for an upgrade in 2014. If it is, we're all going to be very disappointed this year.
4. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
This should be the xperia z1s not the Z2. Incremental update just like the galaxy s3 -> s4.
42. hung2900 (Posts: 822; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
What? Are you kidding me? Z1 and Z2 are virtually the same in paper spec: higher clock of the same SoC, the same camera, screen is still FHD, and design 97% fhe same.
While alot of differences btw S4 and S3
50. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Its in the software and a lot of people have known that for a while since leaked
5. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
Why Z2? And what then announce in May? Need oled and ois
6. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Wonder how it will stand up against s5 and m8.
Still I want one.
7. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Damn Sony is Committed to emerge as Top 5 Smartphone Vendor by 2014!!!
This crushes S5!!!
8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
i will wait a bit more to see what the S5 is packing !! if Sammy does not impress me no more then Sony here icome !!!
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4111; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
3,200 mAh battery in an 8.2mm body? That's impressive.
51. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2732; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I don't really think so. You have to take into consideration that this a 5.2" phone. A 5.2" phone that will be larger than most other 5.2" phones. Even though it's rather thin, there's still more space in the phone than in others, so while that battery may be thin it's spread out over more space.
57. andro. (Posts: 1972; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Agreed,the body may be thin but theres a huge lot of bezel,the battery has been squashed out flat along the frame,like bread dough under a roller pin!
58. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4111; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, those top and bottom bezels are ridiculous. Though, I think with the thinness it would have about the same volume as other 5.2" phones. If you do the math, the Z2 only has .02 more cubic inches of space than the LG G2, which probably grants the larger battery.
12. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Stereo on a water proof phone, plus slim down to 8.2mm despite the huge sensor, and a new CPU and screen. I'm really amazed.
15. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Everything is perfect I think.
Sony's on the right track.
But where is ZL2?
16. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
How is this impressive? It's just a incremental update from the z1. Even then, it's hard to tell the Z1 / Z1S and the Z2 apart. Nothing impressive, it's just what everybody expects from a 2014 flagship.
If samsung pulls something like this, samsung will get bashed non stop by you haters.
18. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
i'm not saying it's a bad phone, it's just... not impressive.
23. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
It seems you're new here.
No problem, you will learn about technology soon.
33. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
At least i'm not as shallow as you to be impressed that easily. I mean, come on, those specs are expected from a 2014 flagship phone. There is nothing new nor interesting about the Z2.
39. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Please explain what is your dream phone of 2014?
17. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
It sounds better than expected. Waiting for the hands on & review!
24. eq5555 (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
Add the news is that they refused skin and the fact that improved color gamut to 130% of the standard RGB, due to phosphorus
28. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
So called s force really PA, its the hardware amplifier.
30. istitch (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
how about smart features? double tap to wake up the phone? shake to cancel calls?
31. Satnamreg (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
It's no doubt better than the Z1, but not worth upgrading. Will wait for the Z3 in the Q4 :)
Hope they will make it smaller with the same 5,2 inch display.
32. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
This is a great and outstanding phone no doubt about that. But this is just a refreshed and refined Z1 in my opinion. I will be waiting for the next Sony Xperia flagship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. I am currently enjoying my Z1s. I have zero complaints about this phone.
34. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Everything sounds perfect here..except for those bezels.
And yes, the design is the same..SO?
You seen Lumias and iPhones?
All in all, this phone has a one minor flaw and I consider that amazing
35. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
It's thinner, shorter and lighter than Z1, despite having larger screen with larger battery as well as stereo speakers. That's quite an achievement.
However, some ppl says this one lacks front facing camera. Is that True????
37. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
To be honest, I think this phone is perfect. No flaw in my book. 5.2 is my ideal size of the screen and Sony improved the viewing angle dramatically. The bezels are smaller. I have no problem with big bezels anyway. Improved the battery capacity and RAM. Thinner and yet they were able to squeeze more juice inside. And this time it has stereo speakers. I mean, this is absolutely flawless. If this has a SD 805 I will buy it in a heartbeat. I'm patiently waiting for the next flagship in the Fall. Sony Xperia Z3. ;) I love my Z1s.
52. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2732; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I'll never understand how someone can say that a phone they've never touched has no flaws. Use the phone for a few weeks & then your opinion will matter.
40. Einstein333 (Posts: 40; Member since: 22 May 2012)
And it's a brick again. The bezels are way too large. No option for me
41. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Kind of off topic, but I wish I could open my eyes underwater so that I can take pictures ): lol
43. mokhtar (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
screen is so so so incredible , camera im sure it will be phenomenal , design is slim and awsome , 3 GM ram , 2 speakers wooow , this phone is just perfect , BUT , wait a minute
No OIS ? why ? no double led flash or xenon ? , come on
any way i will upgrade to this phone for suuuuuuuuuuuuure
45. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Lots of other websites are claiming that SOny has finally delivered an Outstanding Display with its lated Live Color LED technology. Even their hands-on videos tend to prove their statements.
I can only hope for this to be true since the biggest diappointment in Sony flagships is their washed out displays.
47. vijaysivakula (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
nothing great. still has bezels. I want a phone without bezels or body. should be a screen all around. and this still looks like a rectangle. why couldnt they have made it a circle instead? i would have surely bought it then.
48. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Sony changed the game the minute they made phones..... they don't have to One up anyone. The fact that they make these phones so damn gorgeous is the ONE UP. Waterproof, beautiful build, beautiful OS. I mean really samsung doesn't have much on Sony or HTC just a blind fanbase. Sony, the first company to actually fix problems in their phones! Haha oh man people are funny with the nothing new crap
49. mas39 (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
What are people after ? 16 cores with core i7 cpu and gtx 870 Ti, some people amaze me, this is a wonderful phone, Samsung are only leaders because they sell more, does not mean they have the best phones. I have never rated Samsung phones, my brothers have the S4 and it looks awful, just couldn't imagine buying one.
54. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2011; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
How much memory does it have built in, and will it support the new 128GB sd cards?