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Sony Xperia Z2

Announced
Feb 24, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 24, 2014

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • High pixel density screen (424 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20.7 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

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Description

The water and dust-resistant Xperia Z2 comes only six months after the previous Xperia Z1 flagship was released. Although it's quick update, the Xperia Z2 features a larger, 5.2-inch IPS display that boasts a new imaging technology, called Live Color LED. Of course, the screen is not the only improvement over its predecessor. Although it's even thinner and lighter, the Xperia Z2 runs on the brand new 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset, paired with a fantastic 3 GB of RAM. The 20.7MP camera on its back is capable of 4K recording, slow-motion video, and adding real-time effects. Stereo speakers are now available, as well as noise cancellation and many more software and hardware extras. The Xperia Z2 is powered by a 3200mAh battery, which considerably improves talk time. It runs the latest Android version, 4.4 KitKat. All things considered, the Z2 is an improvement in every way.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.75 oz (163 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: glass
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 58
  • Colors:
    • Black, Purple, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 424 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 69.17 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (877 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 28.8 days (690 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 19.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (942 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 30.8 days (740 hours)
      the average is 24 days (568 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 120.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 3200 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, ANT+, SyncML, MirrorLink, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2014

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 23 Jul 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7PM-0745 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.94 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.87 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.89 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

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