Sony Xperia Z2 

Released March, 2014
  • Android 6.0
  • 4G
  • 5.2"
  • Quad core 2.3 GHz
With the launch of the Z1, we thought that expectations were inflated too far and although it offered good performance, many fell for the myth that more megapixels equate to better performance.
by PocketLint (May, 2014)
Lightweight materials and thin design didn't compromise the build quality though, the tablet feels very sturdy in the hand and doesn't bend or twist.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
6.9 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Sony Xperia Z2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia Z2
7.4
Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z2
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia Z2
5.2
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia Z2
9.1
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, fudzilla.com and phonearena.com

6.9

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia Z2
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Sony Xperia Z2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z2
2,639

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z2
4,326

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Xperia Z2


9.2
We're especially pleased to say that what was one of the Xperia Z1's weaker aspects, the display, has been vastly improved in the Z2.

9.0
The MDR-NC31EM headphones are comfortable enough in-ear headphones that offer great performance.

Overall

9.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The screen is reasonably sharp to begin with - at 224ppi, it's close to the 264ppi of the iPad 4.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
We would have liked to see some more shortcuts here, two is okay (ish) on a phone, but they feel pretty lonely on a big 10.1" screen.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
The Tablet Z comes with a screen protector pre-applied, but depending how you intend on using the tablet, you may be better off without it, as it adds some extra glare to the screen.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)

Camera

The aperture is of the G Lens camera is reasonably wide (f/2.0), which should also help the camera achieve good results in low-light conditions, as it lets more light reach the sensor.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
We hoped to see some visible enhancements made to the image quality, but we can't really say that there's such a great difference from the performance achieved by the Z1.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
The camera interface could have been better.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)

Apps

The photo album integrates plenty of your content from elsewhere and the Walkman music player offers Music Unlimited integration, but that can be turned off if you don't use it.
by PocketLint (May, 2014)
The first tab holds the now playing interface, while the other browses your local music library along with DLNA-compatible music sources.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
Below that calendar is a list of all calendars that are synced with the device and they are color coded.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)

Video

Another very cool feature is the Timeshift video mode, which lets you create slow-mo video.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
Reality does make the photo and video content you're viewing on the phone look more vibrant, but most of it as at the expense of color accuracy.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with a dedicated Movies app, which can be used to watch video, but you can also use the gallery to do that.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)

Battery

This should be more power efficient than a Wi-Fi hotspot especially considering you can keep Bluetooth on all the time, which will let tablet and phone hook up automatically once they are close enough (you can't do that with a hotspot as your battery will be dead in a couple of hours).
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
There are two exposed pogo pins that can be used to charge the tablet with the special Tablet Z cradle, so you can at least save yourself the trouble of undoing the microUSB port flap every time you need to charge the thing.
by GSM Arena (May, 2013)
We like Sony's take on Android as there are some nice elements such as the battery saving measures that we really appreciate.
by PocketLint (May, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat3
  3. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. HSPA (unspecified)
  5. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  9. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  10. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  11. LTE Cat 4 (150/)

battery

Talk time 900 min
Talk time (3G) 1,140 min
Standby time 41,472 min
Standby time (3G) 44,352 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Weight 163 g
Thickness 8.2 mm
Size 73.3 x 146.8 x 8.2 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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