Sony Xperia Z2 named official smartphone of the 2014 World Cup

Sony Xperia Z2 named official smartphone of the 2014 World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has an official phone, and its name is the Sony Xperia Z2. Sony is one of the top sponsors for the World Cup, and it has put together a video showing some of the nationalistic behavior usually spotted in the stands during the matches. Sony is also sponsoring a contest called the Sony Football Challenge.

To enter the contest, you need to predict the final score of  all 64 World Cup games. The top 100 contestants will be listed on a leaderboard posted on the Xperia Lounge app. The app will integrate with the Sony Smartwatch2 and Sony SmartBand so that you can quickly find out scores while you're on the go.

The grand prize includes a VIP trip to Morocco, a PlayStation 4, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, a Sony Xperia Z2 and more. In fact, the first ten winners will be receiving a Sony Xperia Z2 in their prize bags. Sweet.

Check out Sony's promotion for the 2014 World Cup, including a list of prizes for the FootballChallenge, by viewing the video slideshow below.


source: XperiaBlog via GSMArena

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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)
Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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41 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Love my Sony Z2 DragonTrail glass 3Gb Ram S801 3200Mah What more could you ask for?

2. MrTzr unregistered

I love my z2 too. Definately the best H1 flagship phone for me!

35. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They should push the Z1/2 compact as well. If that things gains momentum it could be a game changer for the industry. We might see super phones of all sizes, I would personally love a 4.5 inch LG G3 or padfone infinity. Good to see Sony flexing their marketing muscle. Finally some amazing competition in the Droid space between LG, Sony and Samsung with Asus, Lenovo, HTC, and the Chinese in the wings.

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is a good advertisement for Sony . Nice one . Now the world will notice that Sony is back in the game.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sony Why Compromise Like No Others Make And Believe

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I swear you resemble the TROLL user a lot. But you're right. Why compromise? +1

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is best time to advertising. Go team sony http://i.minus.com/ibmkKJpRvsTld2.gif

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Sony deserves a chance and this could be it.

4. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How are you bragging about the S801 when you're always hating on it or any other Snapdragon processor? And IF I had the Z2, I would've loved it for it's: design(Z1 compact has a plastic back yet it is gorgeous and considered premium) Screen 20mp Camera And the ip58 certification.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cause of Sony Yes the S801 is still rubbish for me, cause I'm a big power user I have the Note3 Exynos version. Over clocked A15s to 2.5Ghz, with straight 4XA15s, with disabled A7s. Ram 5Gb with a app called RamExpander on Playstore. It let's you partition the Nand Drive by using Samsung class12 64Gb Memory card. Rooted and using Syiah Kernels and AOKP Rom. Over clocked Gpu. Overclocked voltage settings. Using SetCpu with changed Cpu governor to Performance mode. But a big drawback is the phone battery drains out 50% more than the standard Note3 Snapdragon version. But I don't care, cause the difference is phenomenal and immense and way much faster and powerful

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

No need to worry, in 2015 you'll be satisfied with S810(64-bit ARMv8 Quad Cortex-A57 + Quad Cortex-A53 that can run simultaneously plus Adreno 430 which is 80% faster than Adreno 330).

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

PowerVrSgxRouge are way much better G6630 at 290gigaflop, that's 150% more than Adreno430.

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The big drawback is not only fast battery drain, but also higher heat development.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Who cares? I'm playing games at 60Fps, and around 200 gigaflops. Just use a good solid back cover, and you won't feel the heat.

25. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No your not because it would heat up and throttle itself.

19. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Are you trying to fly a jet using it?

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

When the Samsung S1 came out in 2009, and users wanted 2012 specs, are you complaining about the specs about know what we using on the phones...know? So when 2016 will come and these specs will be available, you won't be complaining. Do users complain about intel i7, where most users are using intel i5 BMW M3 owners would love to own and feel the power of Ferrari and Lamborghini and porsche. Do they ever complain You must love what is been given to you but don't like what is available. Are you a typical average joe?

26. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

There is no such thing as a class 12 micro sd. If the application doesn't support hyderthreading there is no advantage of the quad core i7 over the quad core i5. A true power user would use an enthusiast series intel cpu. Your just killing your phone slowly for a small gain if you actually overclocked it, enjoy your future paper weight. It is near impossible to max out 3GB of ram on android, your just lowering your devices performance by using that crappy app. That app is for low end devices that don't have enough ram.

29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"It is near impossible to max out 3GB of ram on android..." I max out 3GB of RAM all the time on my Note 3. Just load a bunch of browser tabs in Firefox and you'll run out of RAM quite fast.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Goaaaaaaaaaal......goal goal goal goal..... I can't wait.......I still love Zidane.... Finally arrived.... FIFA world cup...

32. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

4000 mAh? :-)

39. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I love mine too! I'd prefer it to be more compact though, and may be more features like my previous Note 3, to really get the most out of Android's potential.

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Sweet, now I just need to wait for the "Xperia XI" ad starring Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick, and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Again ... No world cup in Brasil ! We need education, public health and a better place to live. The sponsors don´t care. They want sell more, just it ! I like Sony, I´m a Note 3 user but also a RX100 owner. I love it ! Waiting 1' sensor in cameraphones (Android).

11. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

In contrast, World Cup brings tourists. Tourists means jobs. Jobs means income. But the happenings in Rio detracts tourists. Dont blame the World Cup. I heard the Brazil team is great, time for them to show their flair in their home country.

28. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

The problem here is not lack of jobs. The money from population goes for world cup,it´s a shame ! Yeah Brasil team is great ! But we have major problems to solve.

13. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Love my one m8 but seriously kudous to Sony, well bloody done :-)

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

My boss won't give me off opening night...have to get live updates on my Xperia (not Z2)! I really wanted to curse him...lol!

17. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I feel really happy for sony that they become the official sponsor of 2014 world cup, it will boost the sales for sure.. Oh by the way.. I live in Indonesia and there was an annual smartphone show & exhibition called "Indonesian Cellular Show" usually held at the big Jakarta Convention Center. The 2014 Indonesian Cellular Show was held 2 days ago. Good news is, Xperia Z2 DOMINATED the awards show by winning 4 award categories: 1. The Best Performance Smartphone 2. The Best Cameraphone 3. The Best Multimedia Smartphone And..... 4. THE BEST SMARTPHONE Congratulations for sony, I feel so proud of owning Xperia Z2 :')

22. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

aaaannndd nobody realize that the phone that appeared in this promo was actually the T2 Ultra, not the Z2 lol =))

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