Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May

Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May
The Sony Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May. That news comes directly from Sony, as the Japanese manufacturer announced that its flagship phone will be an exclusive in Canada for Bell. Waterproof and dustproof, the device has all of the specs that you would expect from a top-shelf model. That includes a 5.2 inch 1020 x 1920 resolution Triluminos display, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Back and front facing cameras weigh in at 20.7MP and 2.2MP respectively. A 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. Those who purchase the phone from Bell will have access to six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, through the Video Unlimited service. Buyers will receive a 30-day free trial of the Music Unlimited service, and eight PlayStation Mobile games.

While pricing was not disclosed, Bell is currently taking pre-registrations for the device. That means if you leave your email address with the Canadian carrier, you will be alerted when Bell is taking pre-orders on the handset. Sony's press release mentiones a May launch for the handset on Bell. The phone will be available in black, white and purple.

As for a U.S. launch of the Sony Xperia Z2, initially it was believed that the phone would find its way to T-Mobile just as the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia Z1S did. But toward the end of last month, we passed along a rumor that the Sony Xperia Z2 will end up being a Verizon exclusive, with a launch in the second quarter of the year. The whole situation is up in the air, and while Verizon customers were electrified by the report, nothing is official yet.


source: Sony via Engadget

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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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44 Comments

1. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

xscape !!!!...is it an unfinished project of M jackson.....

2. Sauce unregistered

M8. Z2. M8. Z2. EM ATE! ZEE TEW! CANT DECIDE!

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

For me its easy... Galaxy S5...

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

noooooo that band aid never

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Sony fanboys = easy prey... **FOR ME**

11. Sauce unregistered

The S5 is nice, but not worth an upgrade. IMO

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its definitely a better upgrade than Z2 over Z1: same camera, same design, same 'un-refreshed' UI, SD801 is not significantly better than SD800,etc. The only stand out feature I can find is the display. or even M8 over M7 which loses OIS, no camera upgrade (except front facing), increased bezels, not the best design in comparison to its predecessor (subjective) S5 over S4 has better camera, brighter and the best display on market (-displaymate), water + dustproof is a big +1 (for me), Amazing battery life improvements (check XDA), S-Lag is gone, Finger-print scanner, etc.

27. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

you forget Z2 have stereo speakers, bigger battery, 0.3mm thinner,slow motion timeshift video 720p@120fps and 3gb ram..... ..Z2 is best....

28. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Ha ha ha. Z2 and Z1 Sony only had 6 months to change things and they listened to the customer and gave them what they wanted. Samsung didn't listen. We got the same design, a plastic phone, a heart rate monitor and finger print scanner which no one asked for!

30. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I think the thing you said about the Z2 is not true, because there are quite a lot of things that you can not get with Z1. 1. Better screen. 2. Stereo speakers. 3. The only phone with a built-in digital noise canceling technology. 4. 3GB of ram + light UI = one of the best phones for multitasking. 5. MHL 3.0 6. Larger battery in thinner body that (3200 mAh).

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. I did put that in my post 2. Agreed 3. I've Sony's NWZ noise cancelling walkman but I don't them any better than my Sansa Disk mp3 player for £30. 4.I see no benefit of having 3GB over 2GB that's why I didn't list. 5. Hardly anyone owns 4k televison so I'll pass 6. Yes but Sony's devices always have poor battery life. So I'll reserve my judgement until a reliable site posts the results.

37. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

What a biased justification!

38. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

What a biased justification!

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its definitely a better upgrade than Z2 over Z1: same camera, same design, same 'un-refreshed' UI, SD801 is not significantly better than SD800,etc. The only stand out feature I can find is the display. or even M8 over M7 which loses OIS, no camera upgrade (except front facing), increased bezels, not the best design in comparison to its predecessor (subjective) S5 over S4 has better camera, brighter and the best display on market (-displaymate), water + dustproof is a big +1 (for me), Amazing battery life improvements (check XDA), S-Lag is gone, Finger-print scanner, etc. The only downside for me is the increased foot-print of the device.

26. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a very good performer, it would be perfect if Samsung want to experiment with a new distinctive and modern design.

29. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You forgot s5 is uglier than s4.

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

beauty is in the eye of beholder......I don't find Galaxy's design ugly and so didn't 100 mil customers, that's why they bought it. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-sells-100-million-Samsung-Galaxy-S-series-phones_id38662

36. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Only 100 millions of people including you? What about the rest of the world(over 7 billions of people)? Did they have the same opinion with you? For me Samsung's Galaxy design is only average(excluding the beautiful Galaxy Tab 7.7), but other than that it's very good. I respect your opinion and the other Galaxy customers opinion, even though I'm one of them.

39. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Okay sammy fanboy enough stop trolling. And the irony is that i've seen you commenting some article that i'm no samsung fan lol. Coming from a samsung galaxy owner.

7. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Im on the same dilemma

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Get Z2 if you want overall allrounder and M8 if you don't care for camera.

43. wbwarnerb

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I feel the same way. People push S5 a lot... I walked into BB last night and they were pushing the S5 like crazy. I have a S3... and I've always been dissapointed with the camera quality. People follow megapixels like it's the be all of quality. It isn't. The sensor, the lens, those are a larger factor on the camera. So I checked out images taken on flickr with Samsung S4 (very few s5 images up yet) and I see the same lack luster quality I have on the S3... then I check out images from Z1 (z2 images aren't really up much) and I see a huge quality difference in the average in camera photo (with no processing.) HDR looks normal and not exagerated on the Z1, colors are rich and not washed out... then I look at HTC One m8 images, and again, super cool. Very nice color depth, descent low light shots, HDR is amazing (not crazy exagerated like I see in some S4 uses) and the ufocus is nice that it's not a mode you go into. all photos have the Zdepth to refocus post shot. The only prob with M8 is with only 4megapixels... well the cropping, post processing will be limited. Z2 would be awesome, but I fear it won't come to my carrier (AT&T.) I switched from iPhone 2 years ago to go with Samsung and it's great, except for the camera (which is worse then my previous gen iphone 4.) I'd like to have a descent camera on the phone. The Z2 has some really nice 4k video that unlike S5, actually uses stabilization. Both S5 and Z2 seem to not use full megapixels for the specialty shots... those tend to come downards into the 8mp range anway. In the end I'll prob go with the HTC M8 - but if I had the option, I might go with the Z2. I'm pretty bummed about Samsung camera quality always being washed out, relying on 3rd party apps to do post procesisng to make the images enjoyable. It's frustrating when my wife's old iphone takes better shots then my S3. So I think it's time for a switch from Samsung to maybe HTC or Sony for me.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sony a japanese carrier ROFL

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Just like pocketnow you made a stupid article that tells us nothing. Canada is not North America. Canada is is Canada, and i do not live in Canada. Congratulations to all of you Canadians for getting the phone that should come to verizon and not some crap Canadian carrier

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why is Canadian carrier's crap?

12. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Canada is not North America? Even if you are being sarcastic that is dumb!

24. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

What's dumb is phonearena fishin for clicks, what they should have done is just be honest. Z2 coming to Canada and not the US which no one really cares about

34. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

You don't care doesn't implies others don't, =_=" PA is indeed fishing for clicks, but do respect others people around the world, you sounds like US is the only country that everyone should care about which is ignorant....

13. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Canada did belongs to a country in NA region...... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

6. hockc17

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Come ON Sony, just release it in the US already!

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