Sony Xperia Z2: did you like it?

Sony Xperia Z2: did you like it?
After weathering through this year's MWC edition, we've finally had some time to rest and to put our mental facilities back to work. 

Ever since the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 were announced, we've keeping track of what is a very visible trend with our readership: you seem to hate the new Samsung flagship. Instead, many of you are completely enthralled with Sony's new top shelfer. Our Samsung Galaxy S5 poll from earlier this week corroborates that notion, at least in part. An overwhelming 80%, or over 7000 of you, disliked what Samsung will be offering this flagship cycle. Now, we could sit here and try to argue objective facts, but, instead, we're more interested in gauging your feelings towards Sony's Xperia Z2. 

So what say you? Did Sony manage an acceptable upgrade, or is the company's 6 months flagship cycle a tad too short for tangible benefits to be felt throughout the entire system? Let us know by casting your vote below, and make sure to share your opinion below!

Sony Xperia Z2: did you like it?

Yes
89.18%
No
10.82%

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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92 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Can't vote?

10. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I voted yes but part of me said no. Sony finally release a good smooth smartphone after so many disappointments(xperia z tops the list). However, with superior smartphone with competitively low price tags like LG G2 and Nexus 5 and beast like Note 3, still cast doubts if Z2 is even worth it.

18. givemespecs unregistered

I have the LG G2 and I love it but the plastic back is very flimsy and it creaks around the camera / button area. I am seriously considering switching to the Z2. It is a beautifully crafted device made from premium materials. It offers everything I would want from a phone. Haven't seen any pricing yet from my current Network, but they have it as coming soon. It could be very expensive but I guess you do tend to pay more for better quality, and the Z2 is up there with the best.

23. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

That is a very dumb idea. If you have a G2, the Z2 will be a very mild update. Hell, I got Optimus G pro but will never consider jumping to G2, Z2, G2 Pro and Note 3. If I where you, save your cash for next gen 64 bit architecture multi RAM phones coming this year or the next.

71. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

This person said they are interested in a premium quality phone not specs. None of the phones you mention can be considered premium quality since they are made of cheap plastic.

91. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Jumping to a z2 from a G2 is not stupid , the z2 is a better phone.

81. cheetah2k

Posts: 2228; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

1 drop of the Z2 and you'll be wishing you stuck with the LG... Sad thing about premium aluminium bodied smartphones, they don't look so hot after hitting the ground. Be sure to put a thick otter box case or similar on it!

92. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Silly excuse, i rarely if ever drop my phones and even scuffed aluminum looks more attractive than scratched chipped plastic. The build on the G2 is pretty strong though, one scratch on my screen after slamming it between my car door. That's pretty impressive. I still think the z2 is a worthy upgrade to any phone on the market. Thing screams elegance and power

19. Amir1 unregistered

you get what you pay for. Z2 has what note 3 and g2 doesn't have: strong stereo speakers, display with the best color pallet on the market and maybe the best display on the market (according to hands on), stunning premium superior design, true water and dust proof, one of the best cameras on the market, digital noise cancellation, slightly newer cpu, more ram then g2, near stock android, beautiful walkman app, blazing fast response, etc. no match. there is nothing to think about here.

26. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I agree. If money is no object Z2 will be the strongest candidate. This is the best Xperia line so far.

63. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

sony phones are the best. even the Z1 and other smartphones of sony, but the problem is, sony is too expensive!

82. cheetah2k

Posts: 2228; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

But has BIG forehead and chin... ... and I still scratch my head over the fact that sony hasn't incorporated wireless charging already. That would negate the need for that ugly magnetic port and probably solve a myriad of sealing issues around the port as well.

43. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

beautiful Casing alone destroyes LG and Note 3

73. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Those big bezels and onscreen buttons kills the Z2 for me. I know they're there for waterproofing but i dont need waterproof so unless sony releases a Z2L then i'll buy Sony. Im happy with my Note 3

75. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G2 WON BEST DESIGN AND ENGINEERING DEVICE @ CES 2014! LG G3 WILL BE MADE OF PREMIUM METAL! AND ITS A WATERPROOF PHONE!

30. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

No, No, Hell No!!!

32. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Z1 should have been like Z2. minor upgrade as a flagship.

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh hell yes....go z2. every Sony fans come on, say it: Go Z2

55. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I liked the Z2 a whole lot more than the GS5. If the Z2 is available on VZW, I will buy one.

58. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I wish it had more wow factors, i dont mind having fingerprint scanner, nonetheless, it is overall a great improvement.

3. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Like it?? Best of MWC 2014 No matter how much it sells Its best and better than.....Ssssshhhhhhh

4. MrTzr unregistered

It has a great 5,2" triluminos display, an excellent camera, IP58, noise cancelling headphones, a large battery, clean UI, etc. What's not to like?

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The size.

21. Amir1 unregistered

then go with z1 compact if size really bothers you. otherwise i don't see meaningful size difference between Z2 and the other flagships from other companies. if you're looking for the best overall premium flagship it's either z1 compact or z2.

34. toink unregistered

The Z2 is too big while the Z1 Compact is too small for me. I'll wait for Z2 Compact. It should come with a 4.7 screen, my sweet spot.

80. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This.The Z2 is too big for me, the Z1 C is too small for me. Z2 has 5.2" screen and is 146.8 x 73.3 Z1 C has 4.3" and is 127 x 64.9 Thats at 2cm drop, there's no middle ground I want a ZL2 with a 4.7-5" screen in a 130-135 x ~70 body

38. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

horrible battery life, fragile build quality, and so much more not to like

57. timaustin2000

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

"but enough of my Samsung,...." bmm bmm, tsch!

74. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Display it too small for me The camera is great +1 I hate the huge bezels. I do not need a waterproof Smartphone. Be it Sony or Samsung I never use the headphones that come with the smartphones because they are always sub par. Heck, even SkullCandy or Beats or JBL's are better. I need a removable battery. The UI is good but i hate onscreen buttons. So its not for me. I love my Note 3 but im no blind fanboy. If i had to choose, the Z2>GS5

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