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Sony Xperia Z2 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia Z2a Remove phone

Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Market Status: Announced

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2)Android (4.4.2) 
Dimensions5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)5.39 x 2.83 x 0.43 inches (137 x 72 x 11 mm) 
Weight5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certifiedIP 58IP 58 
Display
Physical size5.2 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 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 ppi441 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels20.7 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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 size1/2.3"1/2.3" 
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, EffectsCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps) 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
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-ABQualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-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 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 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 RAM3072 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB128 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Talk time15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G)19.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity3200 mAh3000 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, RDSFM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserGoogle Chrome  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (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) MHz900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM 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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, SyncMLTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellationfor Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 2014  
Scheduled release

Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

 July 2014 

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