Sony Xperia Z2 display analyzed: large color gamut, excellent color accuracy

Sony Xperia Z2 display analyzed: large color gamut, excellent color accuracy
Sony has just unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z2, at MWC, and it comes with one improvement we want to focus on - a better display. While earlier top-shelf Sony devices like the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z had the same design language and were pretty much top-notch in terms of hardware, they both had underwhelming screens with poor viewing angles.

This time, Sony has decided to change all that with a brand new, IPS display. The company uses a slightly larger than before, 5.2-inch display that incorporates its Triluminos technology bringing a wider color gamut. The resolution of the screen has not changed - it is the same 1080 x 1920 pixels, but the viewing angles are hugely improved, and the colors seem to be more accurate as well.

Most impressively, Sony seems to have really taken the time to calibrate the screen on the Xperia Z2 this time around, and now, the first screen benchmarks have surfaced proving this.

Right below, you can see that the display on the Xperia Z2 has a large color gamut (larger than the standard RGB color space) that approaches the color outreach of Super AMOLED displays (once again, exactly what Sony advertizes as “Triluminos” display). The chart below provides a visual representation of the color accuracy of the display in the Xperia Z2 with the small dots across the boundaries of the triangle being actual measurements. You can see how the dots are positioned very harmoniously, without any huge gaps between them. This means that the colors are accurately rendered, and accurate colors make the viewing experience great.

It’s relatively rare to see a nearly perfectly well calibrated screen, but the Xperia Z2 seems to be in that category. And with this, it scores one more geek point for us. What about you, is a well-calibrated display important for you?


source: Erica Griffin

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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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75 Comments

1. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Take that maherk and PapaSmurf. Didn't you guys say that z2 has terrible display? Now eat your own words.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Maherk = MamaSmurf xD

20. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Ha ha ha. +1 dude. Soooo funny.

25. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Just like what i have said before Z2 has one of the most (if not most) advance display in mobile phone. Thanks to IPS, Triluminos and Colour Live LED technology.

63. AnukulVcool unregistered

live color LED is a ground breaking technology, its a bit complex to understand thats why sony is not marketing it whole heartedly

48. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Good shot buddy. And that's a true fact that screen is awesome. Sony you made excellent phone this time. Go Z2.

75. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I find it PATHETIC WHEN they are proven wrong and they dont have the testicular fortitude to lay a comment regarding this.

2. lee480 unregistered

Z2 is definitely more superior compared to the S5.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you mean the Samsung Galaxy S4S right?

27. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

the camera module has become 50% more than 5s, G2, one, s4, plus isocell more powerful processor battery is more the screen is a bit brighter and bigger good gesign Whah you need?

30. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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38. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

good answer

32. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Maybe OIS, QHD display, 3-4GB of ram, 3000+ mAh battery, and metal frame :)

37. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Optical Image Stabilization for the camera - Z2 does not have it, too, high aperture ratio, isocell and a large sensor, partially replace it QHD - for what? 2 GB is more than enough metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate

42. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I agree QHD is definitely a gimmick no phone should have QHD screen , 2 GB is adequate for most phones but because touchwiz is so heavy maybe S5 really need 3 gb ram. Note 3 is the best phone samsung ever created and it has 3 GB ram (in my opinion it's the best phablet you can buy right now). "metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate". really? dude. that's just trash talk. I'll wait and see what you say in the future if S6 come out with metal.

43. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Sony SteadyShot is the best digital image stabilization in mobile phone camera.http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles. If i'm mistaken S5 has the same aperture as the S4 and Note 3 F2.2 and For now no one can prove it that isocell is 30% better than conventional BSI sensor at the same time Sony also claims that their Exmore RS sensor is superior than conventional BSI sensor. Lumia 1020 and Z2 has larger sensor. 512MB is enough for kitkat but i'm not sure that 2GB is enough for samsung touchwiz especialy for multitasking + you turn on all the features. With metal frame S5 will feels much more solid and premium.

71. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"metal only need hypocrites, fetishists and other inadequate" What about fake leather?

64. AnukulVcool unregistered

still outdone by sony , end of story

68. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

every flagship released this year is better than the S5

3. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

What about black color?

4. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

wow, i did not expect that!

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Ofcourse it is better than OLED based screen.

14. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

In OLED (Amoled) white whiter IPS, faster response in comparison to LCD (hundreds of times better than LCD), contrast and black level is perfect (hundreds of times better than LCD), a range of colors better, colors do not mix with each other, at times less power consumption, much thinner, ideal viewing angles Oversaturated color only old samsung displays and they are configured using the Profile top OLED g flex bottom ips ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g-flex/vs-white.jpg ixbt.com/mobile/images/lg-g-flex/vs-pict.jpg samsung has different displays ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-pict-angle.jpg ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-white-angle.jpg ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-pict.jpg ixbt.com/mobile/images/samsung-galaxy-note3/screen​-test/comp-white.jpg

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

1) OLED based displays has short life span. 2) OLED based displays tend to Burn-In. While these two problems with OLED are not solved OLED is not better than LCD don't matter what other better characteristics it has!

28. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Old stereotype. These problems were in the old screen

53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is not a stereotype, it is technical fact!

31. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Samsung has fixed the burn in issue with its latest AMOLEDS..and the brightness on the S5 is again improved to the levels of LCD's. Overall, if color calibration gets improved too (and it will, judging from the already excellent Note 3 screen), then AMOLED will be basically perfect. BUT this LCD from Sony looks like the best LCD screen yet and is only losing in the black level category compared to AMOLED. Both screens are brilliant and no one shouldn't have any complaints. Kudos for Sony! They really are serious in their intent to fight to the very top.

35. yudi.nemesis unregistered

"Samsung has fixed the burn in issue with its latest AMOLEDS.." No they don't until this day any OLED display will have shorter life span than LCD.

40. eq5555

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

It is enough for 10-15 years

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