Sony Xperia Z2 review Q&A: your questions answered

Sony Xperia Z2 review Q&A: your questions answered
You guys have probably seen that in our reviews, we try to go as in-depth as possible about all the features, specifics and details of hot smartphones like the Xperia Z2. Well, even though we tend to publish these notoriously lengthy reviews (the one of the Z2 is almost 30,000 characters!), there's always a little something that remains left unsaid.

That's why we gave you the opportunity to ask any questions that might still be lingering inside your heads in a Q&A post following the review. The time has now come for us to take a look at what bothers you and attempt to make things as clear as possible. Let's see if we can help...


Answer: It's safe to say that the Xperia Z2 matches the Galaxy S5 in terms of camera speed. We've measured that the S5 is ever so slightly faster to take a picture (2.5 sec for S5 vs 3 sec for Z2), but overall, the Z2 shouldn't feel slower. Furthermore, the synthetic benchmark application, Camspeed, returns a better result for the Z2 (452 score for Z2 vs 300 score for S5), so yeah, it should be able to at least match it.


Answer: We believe this question isn't really so simple to answer, which is why you'd be better off if you go and check out our in-depth comparison featuring the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1! Getting to know the exact differences between the two will allow you to make a better decision.


Answer: The battery life with the Xperia Z2 should be even better than that of the G2, as suggested by our custom battery life test. In it, the Xperia Z2 has managed to last for the impressive 8h 10 min, while the LG G2 achieved the still-good, but not-quite-there 6h 48 min. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Z2 will last you longer than the G2, because that depends on a number of factors, but in general, yes, we expect Sony's flagship to exhibit better battery life.


Answer: There isn't such a great difference between the sound quality of the M8's pair of earphones and the one available with the Z2. Both sound quite good, with that of the  One (M8) being a bit more punchy, with slightly less mid frequencies. The earphones of the Xperia Z2 sound slightly fuller and flatter. You won't go wrong with either one.


Answer: The screen of the Xperia Z2 is more on the warmer side, considering the competition. The average screen temperature is about 6900 K, which means the Z2 will appear warmer than most high-end LCD screens currently on the market.


Answer: Nope, you can't control shutter speed.


Answer: Sadly, no. The Xperia Z2 cannot record 1080p video at 60 fps out of the box. You can record 720p video at 120 fps though.

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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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35 Comments

1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

You answered the battery life question for the s5 not z2.. you should take a break

3. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

shows that phone arena fanboyism is too damn strong perhaps?

4. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Its hard to transition from their "Samsung" mode... samsung this, galaxy that, s5 here, and there....

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Saw that too. Wow... proofread your article before you post...

13. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

We all do mistakes. Only the pope doesn't (or he thinks so)

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I guess you are right. It's like calling the wrong name during sex. It's just a mistake, but it's a big f*cked up. :P hehe

19. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Speaking by experience?

29. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Thank god that hasn't happened to me yet. I'm smart enough to say any name during sex haha

16. MrTzr unregistered

That's not their only fault. It DOES record 1080P @ 60fps!

27. juppjupp

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2014

You are correct, but dont take my word for it. Amongst others gsmarena confirms this: ___.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z2-review-1078p9.php (replase ___ with w's) "FullHD videos at 30 fps carry a bitrate of 17 Mbps - less than half of the UHD mode, but that's expected. Framerate was again a constraint 30 fps, while the audio bitrate was set at 154 Kbps. Smoother 1080p videos at 60 fps have a bitrate of 29 Mbps with almost the same audio bitrate at 153 Kbps. And finally, there is the 1080p HDR video, which has the same bitrate for video and audio as the regular FullHD videos." Would be nice if PA check again and update... ;)

23. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

It has been fixed, thanks! Break time indeed.

25. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

HOLY CRAP HE FIXED HIS POST ONLY TOOK HIM 6 HOURS. That is funny . god bless RAY S.

30. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

That's Ray. S, anti Sony LOL

28. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

no he did not the z2 is 8h 10min and the s5 is 8h 20min

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

LOL@ the answer to the third question

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Ray S. was drunk at that time.

6. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Well that didn't answer my questions. And btw, why are you saying about S5 battery life when you should be telling Z2s battery life?

7. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

maybe a simple mistake on his part. But the people love to laught at it. Hope the author sees the Error. It was funny i ve got take picture of this screenshot. lol CHECK YOUR ANSWERS before you Publish.

8. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

next is going be yes YOure Iphone does have better earbuds. So you wont loose on Upgrade.lol

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Wrong PA wrong.... It CAN record 1080p video at 60fps out of the box... I have it and I just did so.. And talking about S5 in the 3rd one? This is why I don't trust PA in reviews...

12. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Support to the theory @#5. :D

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You got your Z2!!!! :D WOOOOT

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah, yesterday. And with the smartband! :) I absolutely love these!!

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm so glad you finally got your Z2 :D how do you like the smartband so far?

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm glad too the wait was so long :) I like it. It calculates your sleep very accurately. It shows how many minutes you were asleep, and how long of that time were you sleeping deeply and how long lightly. The calories and step calculations also seem to be quite accurate. I'm just waiting for a cycling mode to come into it. I guess one is coming. It sits very comfortably on your wrist. It's very light and the material is soft and not too slippery or sticky. But I'm not sure if I would pay that full 99 euros for it. I mean it's nice and I'll definitely use it since I have it now, but 99 euros is still a bit too much for it IMO.

21. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's pretty cool. I would rather have that than noise canceling headphone and the dock XD

22. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah. I will buy the headphones though. Luckily they are just 50 euros and not 99 :) I'm still not sure whether to get the charging dock or not. I would kinda like it because I have docks for all my portable devices it's so easy to charge them like that!

32. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Just got my magnetic charging cable and it's pretty awesome. It's cheap on eBay and very useful. It's doesn't stay on the phone very well if you are trying to use your phone when they are connected. But great alternative of the dock.

33. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Looks quite handy indeed. But I think I would still prefer the dock. Bu the way, does the dock have a separate cable to plug into wall or is it connected to the normal charger?

34. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The one came with the phone is three parts: Wall mount USB calbe Dock

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