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Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on: pushing the limits

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:09

It's been another six months, and so it's time for Sony to unveil yet another cuting-edge Android smartphone. Coming to replace the critically-acclaimed Xperia Z1, the Sony Xpera Z2 is the manufacturer's latest and greatest smartphone proposition. This time around, Sony seems to be really pushing the technology limits with this one - the Z2 is once again bringing some much-appreciated improvement in most areas, and, thankfully, a pretty major enhancement in the screen department. All in all, Sony's latest flagship shapes up as a very promising offering - one that we're definitely looking forward to...

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:14 9

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Sony just needs to get rid of its plain wallpapers
Just put something attractive like others.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:24 23

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

How is it plain? The wallpaper feels like the one on the PS4. Simple and elegant.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:26 5

12. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

another way to look at it, simplicity at its best.
though i agree the wallpaper should have been more colorful and eyecatching

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:28 12

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I think it's beautiful. What irritates me is that people are always so sceptical about Sony products and say they suck without even thinking about it. It really sucks. And saying that Vaios are/were expensive? Well why are people buying Mac's then? They are even more expensive. This world is weird I'm moving to Japan... (not sayin Mac's are bad they are excellent in fact. Mac Books and Vaios= queen and king of the PC world, iPhones and Xperias= queen and king of mobile world)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:55 2

31. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Well I hate to upset you ArtSIm, but Sony shut down their Vaio department... Must not have been the queen of the PC World if they continuously lost money on them.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:07 1

33. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I know that already. And it really upsets me. If you read again my previous comment and think about it you might know what I meant. It's a bit complicated hard to say lol.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:41

37. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)

Viao and Macs sucks. Overpriced, get HP or Dell and keep your freedom (in comparison to Mac).

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:52 3

38. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Sucks???? I have a HP right now. The display is JUST HORRIBLE. And the build quality is JUST HORRIBLE. And it had HORRIBLE software issues with the HP software so I had to completely re-install windows... And I also had a Dell and it also had horrible build quality. Plus new Dell design is just a plain copy of the Mac Books. Just instead of the premium aluminium they are cheap plastic... I don't really like Macs either, but at least I can see why people like them and why they are good. I just much prefer Windows 8.1 to Mac OS X. As for Sony, their design is fantastic and modern and they have amazing build quality and working software. There is a reason for the little higher price tag you know?

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 15:22

82. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Lenovo laptops FTW. -_-

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 16:36

73. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

I also (like artsim) have a hp at the moment and its a piece of cr*p.
In 1.5 year the battery was gone. Cant even leave it on for 30 minutes doin nothing and it shuts off.
The hp software was messed up and had a lot of bugs in it.
The screen cant compare to the vaios.
I personally had no problems with dell.
My next laptop probably will be a vaio if they keep selling them till then

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 00:51 1

74. LevelingTheDebate (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)

I can agree with HP and Dell, but Mac's suck? What a troll.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:42 2

19. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

I agree with all of you dears!
What I really meant is that these wallpapers may disappoint in the first glance as it won't show the great color reproduction of the display, but sure it is classy.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:19 4

28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I"m getting sick and tired of Ray S. reviews so BIAS

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:29 1

44. TMach (Posts: 465; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Ray S. is a nonentity and a waste of space and his opinions, well, if they were toilet paper, one may consider using them as ass wipes!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:36

41. 21babydoll12 (unregistered)

wonder if you know how to drag and drop pictures into you phone?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 09:19

81. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wallpapers can easily be changed and can make your own or download some free ones from Google play...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:16 6

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Size bezels are manageable so I'm wonder how the top and bottom got so large, it's a full cm taller than the S4 and not much smaller than the Note 3. But I like the thin frame that packs a loot of goodies, 3200mAh is a fitting battery, so are the stereo speakers, 20MP supposedly larger than Z1 sensor, the G lens and dual-ISPs for better processing. It all looks the same, spec'd the same, yet it could be the most impressive Sony phone in years, cause Sony looks to focus on camera and audio end-quality.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:21 2

6. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Off topic but I'm quite bummed by GS5 leaks earlier today :(

All that design 3.0 and 'different look and feel of the phone' said by their exec. was a lie ;(

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:22

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Now with those large top-bottom bezels, one wonders why aren't the stereo speaker grills placed there, that's literally the only thing Sony hasn't figured out yet.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:46 2

22. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

You know too much. Let's wait for your S5 :D

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:50

23. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Am I getting one? OMG!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:42

48. TMach (Posts: 465; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

I have seen the S5 and it is totally underwhelming in terms of looks/design etc. Specs look good though but it is the Z2 that wins my wallet....that build quality is an unbeatable package!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 23:30

53. amirxd (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)

This device is near perfect! If Sony makes a GPE of it (like Z ultra GPE), I would definitely buy it!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:16 6

3. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

meanwhile Samsung Galaxy S5...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:25 18

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Samsung Galaxy S5
Sometimes ugly needs to get more uglier.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:38 8

18. Kuroki (Posts: 91; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

it's ugly and it gained huge bezels... L.O.L.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 15:38

42. 21babydoll12 (unregistered)

small hands prehaps?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:36 3

45. TMach (Posts: 465; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

You mean like the S5? Its necessary for all that water proofing etc, not to mention the huge battery and camera sensor in a thin frame. No one is forcing you to buy it, personally, in these days of cheap plastic and poor build quality, this is a joy to behold. Don't worry, I am sure there is a "bezeless" phone for you somewhere! The Z2's bezels are less than the Z1's and that is plenty good enough for me! I don't see trolls shouting about the iPhone's bezels or those on the Nokia.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:43

20. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:16

4. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Isn't everyone done playing around with screensizes yet?

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