Sony promotes the Xperia Z2 by filming a game of river football

Sony promotes the Xperia Z2 by filming a game of river football
Folks in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK, have been playing what they’re calling “river football” for about 100 years. We found out about this thanks to Sony, which recently revealed a video titled “The Xperia Z2 presents the untold story of a river football hero.”

Basically, Sony took the waterproof Xperia Z2 to the river where this interesting game of football (or soccer, if you prefer) is being played, and filmed the action. River football is played the same way as the normal game, but it’s done in the shallow waters of River Windrush - thus everything becomes harder, and moistened.

Mind you, it doesn’t seem like the entire video - seen below - was filmed using Xperia Z2 handsets. There are only a few moments when “Shot on the Xperia Z2 from Sony” appears on the screen, and these scenes certainly don’t look as good as the rest of the clip. Even so, this was obviously a good occasion for Sony to showcase the waterproof abilities of its handset.

The Xperia Z2 is Sony’s current flagship smartphone - but that’s going to change in just a couple of days, when the company will announce the Xperia Z3, alongside the Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact.

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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)



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I hope so much that the Z3 will be good enough. Bcuz Z2 is so fu**ing AWESOME!

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I fu**ing agree with you!

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's fu**ing great!

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It looked fu**ing great because tech enthusiasts compared the Z2 to the Galaxy S5 which was fu**ing over- anticipated by the media. Let's face it.

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011


2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

what a way to mislead i think, though, that the xperia z2 is capable of shooting those good scenes (those not tagged "shot with the xperia z2") just needs a little editing

3. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

last z2 video...

8. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Gave me chills.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What's the point of making an ad a few days before the successor is released?...

10. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

To empty Z2 stocks maybe. Besides Z3 will bring just a minor upgrade to the Z line and that's fine considering Z2 is still competitive against other flagships being 6 months old only.

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