Sony seems to be on fire lately, launching successful handset after successful handset. It was only a matter of months ago that the Xperia Z1 Compact was announced, and already Sony has launched its next flagship mode, the Xperia Z2.
But with stiff competition from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony always knew it had to pull it out of the bag with this one. Here’s why the Sony Xperia Z2 is the best smartphones on the market.
True to form, Sony has created yet another hardy device, which is not only dust-proof, but waterproof and scratch resistant.
The Xperia Z2 proves that having a hard-wearing smartphone doesn’t mean having to lose out on style, especially when it comes down to its beautifully crafted glass body, available in black, white and a deep Sony purple.
One of the key differences between the Sony Xperia Z2 and its predecessor is its user interface. Sony has stepped it up a level with the Z2, offering a range of new features, as well as a few little artistic touches, such as the waving background on the device’s display as you flit through screens.
The apps which have undergone the biggest makeovers include the Sony Walkman and Sony Movies apps, which now allow you to pinch and swipe your favourite artists, albums or films into your own customisable order, making the most out of the Z2’s multimedia capabilities.
Also, the ‘What’s New’ function has been added to the Xperia Z2’s user interface, giving users recommendations for the best movies, songs and games to download according to their personal tastes.
Not only has Sony upgraded its multimedia features such as Walkman and Sony movies, but it has also stepped up its camera app too.
Although the Z2 sports an identical 20.7 megapixel lens to the Z1, the range of additional camera features make this the camera phone of 2014.
With Superior Auto mode, the Z2 automatically detects what kind of light you’re in, altering the image accordingly. The result is one of the sharpest photos that we’ve seen on a professional SLR camera, let alone a smartphone.
Also, with other modes such as Timeshift Burst, AR Effect and Background Defocus, you can spend hours having fun, getting creative and perfecting your photographs.
Although it’s perhaps not as glamorous as design or features, but the Z2’s specs under the hood are what makes the device run better than most other smartphones on the market.
For starters, you’ve got a massive 3GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask and flit from app to app with absolutely zero lag. Add that to a never before seen Snapdragon 801 chipset and a massive quad-core 2.3GHz processor, and you’ve got one helluva a device.
Regardless of whether these numbers mean anything to you, one thing is ultimately clear; the Sony Xperia Z2 is an incredible smartphone.
As you can see, the Sony Xperia Z2 looks like a real contender in the 2014 smartphone market. With a whole range of impressive specs, a market-leading camera, and a beautiful design, the Sony Xperia Z2 is set to be one of the best smartphones of 2014.
Release date and price
The Sony Xperia Z2 will be available to buy from next month (March) and will cost in the region of £500-550, although Sony is keeping tight lipped about its price tag.